courtesy of Bailey Adams
Who has been more disappointing this preseason than Kenny Bell? I wrote about Bell’s potential during the offseason, but he has yet to show any of it in 2016. Despite good reports early in camp, the former Nebraska Cornhusker hasn’t been effective since the pads came on. His play in practice dropped off and he hasn’t produced at all in the first two preseason games. Bell started the preseason as the starting kick returner, but a fumble on his first chance sent him down the depth chart. He hasn’t helped his case on offense either as he is without a catch through two games.
Once a promising fifth-round pick, Bell’s spot on the roster now seems to be in serious jeopardy. If he has another quiet game on Friday, what justification does the Bucs’ front office have in sticking with him? If he wants to stay with Tampa Bay past the first round of cuts, he needs to show up on Friday night against Cleveland.
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