Scout.com's Adam Caplan, a frequent guest on Eagles Live!, reported on Friday that the Eagles are interested in adding a veteran running back. Caplan followed up that report by stating the Eagles are one of three teams interested in restricted free agent running back Mike Bell of the New Orleans Saints.
However, Caplan and NFL Network's Jason La Canfora both report that Bell's first visit will be on Monday with the Seattle Seahawks. La Canfora added that Bell will head to Cleveland after Seattle if a deal can't be reached with the Seahawks.
Bell's career was revived with the Saints last season as he rushed for 654 yards and five scores. The 6-0, 225-pound Bell had a breakout rookie year in 2006 with the Denver Broncos as he rushed for a career-high 677 yards and scored eight touchdowns. Between 2007 and 2008, Bell was limited to just nine games, 45 rushing yards and one touchdown.
The Saints have the ability to match any offer that Bell receives. New Orleans would receive no draft compensation if they decline to match.
The Eagles have LeSean McCoy in place as the starting tailback for 2010. Outside of fullback Leonard Weaver, there are no experienced backups behind McCoy on the roster.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:15 p.m., March 7