The clock is still ticking for the Saints, who have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to match the Eagles' offer for running back Mike Bell.
A restricted free agent, Bell signed an Eagles' offer sheet on Tuesday that would pay him $1.7 million, with $500,000 guaranteed, over one year. New Orleans had seven days to match, but all signs seem to be pointing to it not doing so.
The Times-Pacayune reported yesterday that there was only an "outside chance" that the Saints would match. They tendered Bell at the lowest level -- $1.176 million -- and would receive no draft-pick compensation were they not to match the offer.
The Eagles included a no-trade clause in the contract that would seemingly keep the Saints from matching their offer and dealing Bell to another team.