Chiefs Designate TE Blake Bell To Return From IR, Sign TE Matt Bushman To PS

— BY-PRAMOD KUMAR

The Kansas City Chiefs officially designated TE Blake Bell to return from injured reserve and signed TE Matt Bushman to their practice squad.

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Bell, 31, is a former fifth-round pick by the 49ers in the 2015 NFL Draft. 

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He was waived by the 49ers coming out of the preseason in 2017 as they trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit and was later claimed off of waivers by the Vikings.

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Minnesota elected to waive Bell at the start of the 2018 regular season. 

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The Jaguars picked him up halfway through October. The Chiefs signed Bell to a one-year deal for the 2019 season. Bell landed with the Cowboys on a one-year deal in 2020 and signed on with the Chiefs last offseason.

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Kansas City brought Bell back on a one-year deal this past March.

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In 2021, Bell appeared in 16 games and recorded nine receptions for 87 yards (9.7 YPC) and no touchdowns.

— BY-PRAMOD KUMAR