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Bell: Those Are Big Shoes To Fill

Free agent left tackle Demetrius Bell arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday as the Eagles formulate their plan to account for the void left when All-Pro Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles on Tuesday.

Ironically, Bell replaced Peters in Buffalo. The Eagles acquired Peters from the Bills in a trade prior to the 2009 NFL Draft. When Bell arrived in Philadelphia, he told 6abc that he is aware of what would be expected if he was signed to step in for Peters.

"He was their franchise left tackle, so those are big shoes to fill," the 6-5, 311-pound Bell said. "I'm sure I can handle it. I'm not worried about it."

A seventh-round pick of the Bills out of Northwestern State in 2008, Bell has started 30 of the 31 career games that he has played in, all with Buffalo. After not playing his rookie season, Bell made his NFL debut starting at left tackle in the 2009 season opener. Bell made six starts in seven games this past season at left tackle, but was sidelined in the other games due to injury.

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