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Brandon Bell Reportedly Signs With Cincinnati Bengals

Former Penn State linebacker Brandon Bell is heading to Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent pickup for the Bengals, according to Lions247 reporter Andrew Callahan.

Despite missing a number of games, Bell finished second on the team with 88 tackles during the 2016 season. In his 10 games, the New Jersey native forced three fumbles and had two interceptions — both team highs — and chipped in four sacks.

Bell’s injury woes started during the second game of the season against Pitt, and he missed four contests before returning for a Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week effort against Ohio State. His season ended with an injury during the second half of the Rose Bowl after picking off Sam Darnold. His absence for the remainder of that game was seen as main factor in USC’s comeback.

The biggest concern for the 6-foot-1, 233-pound linebacker is his lack of speed and whether or not he has the athleticism to play sideline to sideline at the next level.

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Unfortunately, former editor Steve Connelly has graduated. Where is he now? He might be doing something related to that PR degree he got in 2019. Maybe he finally opened that sports bar named after one of his photos, the Blurry Zamboni. Or he might just be eating chicken tenders and couch surfing. Anything’s possible. If you really want to know, follow him on Twitter @slc2o.

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