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Ring The Bell

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As originally reported by Scout.com, the Houston Texans bolstered their backfield by signing former Broncos running back Mike Bell. Although Bell doesn't have overly impressive career numbers (680 yds., 4.2 ypc., 8 TD's), he is familiar with Alex Gibbs zone-blocking scheme.

The signing of Bell likely came as a reaction to running back Chris Brown's seemingly chronic back injuries. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak commented on Brown's absence— "Well, I mean, naturally I want him out here playing and competing and getting ready to go with this team. It's just something we got to deal with. I think a lot of Chris (Brown) as a player and a person. It's just unfortunate...

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