Eagles to host Mike Bell

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Saints running back Mike Bell (21) runs for no gain against the Colts during the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Eagles will host free agent running back Mike Bell tomorrow at the NovaCare Complex, according to a team source.

Bell is a restricted free agent, but he was tendered by the Saints at the lowest level so the Eagles would not lose a draft pick if they signed him. New Orleans does, however, have the right to match any offer.

Bell recently visited with the Seahawks. The fifth-year pro ran for 654 yards on 172 carries (3.8 yards per carry) last season for the Super Bowl champion Saints. He also scored five rushing touchdowns.

The Eagles need another running back after they released Brian Westbrook last month. LeSean McCoy is now the team's starter, and fullback Leonard Weaver will get touches, but the team needs another alternative and a safety valve.

Former Raiders running back Justin Fargas visited the Eagles last week, but he isn't expected to sign with the team, according to league sources.

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