While it had been speculated that free agent offensive tackle Demetrius Bell visited the Green Bay Packers sometime over the last two weeks, it appears that Bell’s official visit to Green Bay will take place in the coming days.
According to Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers “were expected to host” Bell this week, although no specific day was given.
Bell, a former seventh-round pick with 30 starts at left tackle for the Buffalo Bills over the last three seasons, has taken official visits to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins since free agency begun. He has left each visit without a contract agreement.
While an athletic and ideally sized (6-5, 311 lbs.) offensive tackle, Bell has missed 17 games over the last three seasons with various injuries. His injury history has likely scared away teams from investing the kind of money and years Bell is probably looking for.
If signed, Bell could provide the Packers depth and competition at both tackle positions in 2012.