Chicago Bears to re-sign RB Kahlil Bell, reportedly

  • By Marc Sessler
  • Around the League Writer
  • Updated: Dec. 18, 2012 at 09:54 a.m.

The Chicago Bears could use a helping hand. We're not sure this is it, but it's a start.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported the Bears are expected to re-sign running back Kahlil Bell, according to a league source.

Chalk it up as a depth move for an 8-6 Bears squad fighting for its life in the NFC playoff picture.

Bell, cut loose by the New York Jets this month to make room for receiver Braylon Edwards, was previously released by the Bears in October. Bell spent the past two seasons in Chicago and he's familiar enough with the offense to slip into a backfield that ranks 12th in the league in rushing.

This remains Matt Forte's domain. He ran for 60 yards on 20 carries against the Green Bay Packers and should see plenty of work this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals. Armando Allen saw two carries against the Packers, but Michael Bush -- coming off a rib injury -- remains this team's goal-line back.