Kansas City Chiefs tighten up with Blake Bell's 1-year deal, while Detroit Lions retain Nate Sudfeld on backup duty
Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly re-signed tight end Blake Bell to a one-year deal, according to the NFL Network
The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed tight end Blake Bell to a one-year deal, as reported by the NFL Network. The 31-year-old player missed most of last season following hip surgery but has since made a full recovery.
Bell only played three games last season, with one start, and caught two passes for 20 yards and one touchdown - the first in his eight-year career. Known primarily for his blocking, Bell has played in 100 games (27 starts) since he was drafted in the fourth round by the San Francisco 49ers in 2015. He has made 60 catches for 641 yards and scored one touchdown, playing for the 49ers (2015-16), Minnesota Vikings (2017), Jacksonville Jaguars (2018), Dallas Cowboys (2020), and the Chiefs (2019, 2021-22).
The two-time Super Bowl champion's return to the Chiefs' roster is good news for the team, who have a great deal of confidence in Bell's ability to deliver in the upcoming season. Bell's primary role will likely continue to be blocking, but the Chiefs will also look to him to make plays when necessary.
Lions re-sign backup QB Nate Sudfeld
Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions announced on Friday that they have re-signed backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld for another season. The 29-year-old Sudfeld will continue to serve as the QB2 behind Jared Goff, who started all 17 games for the Lions in 2022.
Although Sudfeld only appeared in two games for the Lions last season and did not attempt a pass, the team is confident in his abilities and sees him as a valuable asset. Sudfeld played in six games for the Philadelphia Eagles (2017-18, 2020) and the Lions, completing 25-of-37 passes for 188 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.