The Eagles have tendered an offer sheet for a 1-year contract with restricted free agent running back Mike Bell, agent Josh Luchs confirmed this evening. The agreement was first reported by Adam Caplan of Scout.com.
Luchs said Bell gets a $500,000 guarantee and a $1.7 million base for the deal, which he said could be worth $2 million with incentives. The Saints have seven days to match, but they could have tendered Bell at the second-round level and paid him about what the Eagles are offering, with no guarantee. They chose not to do that, so it would be a mild surprise if they stepped up now.
"Mike's going from one Super Bowl-caliber team to another," Luchs told your Eagletarian. "Obviously, the Eagles have decided they want to punish tacklers."
Luchs noted that this is the first offer sheet to go out in restricted free agency this year, despite a lot of talk about the large restricted market.