Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday
signed defensive end/linebacker Chris McCoy to a three-year contract and
released offensive tackle Demetress Bell.
The Eagles signed Bell to a five-year contract last offseason in the aftermath
of Jason Peters' Achilles injury that cost him the 2012 season.
Philadelphia was hoping that Bell would fill the void at left tackle, but he
struggled to adapt to Philadelphia's system.
King Dunlap beat out Bell for the starting spot. Bell ended up playing in nine
games (five starts) last season.
Bell spent the first four years of his career with the Buffalo Bills.
McCoy spent the past two seasons with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders, where he
registered 29 tackles and five sacks. He was originally drafted by the Miami
Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
This is the first significant roster move the team has made since Chip Kelly
became coach last month.
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