Originally Posted by 76Texan
Bell, 24, wasn't drafted out of Arizona in 2006 but produced like a first-day selection. He ran for 677 yards and scored eight touchdowns, but after a promising start to the '07 preseason, hurt his shoulder, ended up getting passed by Selvin Young on the depth chart and then was switched to fullback. He appeared in just five games at his new position and notched only six overall carries.
After a critical fumble on his lone rushing attempt in a Nov. 25 loss at Chicago, Bell was declared inactive for the remainder of the season and any trade value was diminished.
I've never figured out situations like this. Seems like teams shoot themselves in the foot sometimes with their throw-a-way attitude with players. I doesn't even look like they gave him a chance to return to form. Six carries?!?! Might as well been none.