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Report: Cowboys tight end Blake Bell is signing a one-year deal with the Chiefs

The former Cowboys tight end moves back to his old team.

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Just one year ago, tight end Blake Bell made a move from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Dallas Cowboys. Now, he is reportedly making a return voyage back to K.C.

Bell cam in handy after starter Blake Jarwin went down in the first game of the 2020 season with a season-ending injury. Dalton Schultz was elevated to the starting tight end and Bell saw a lot more playing time than originally intended. On the season he ended up with 11 catches for 110 yards, but his primary value came as a blocking tight end and a special teams contributor.

The Cowboys expect Jarwin to return as the lead tight end, but he will be complemented by Schultz who had somewhat of a breakout year in 2020. They also have Sean McKeon as a third tight end who specialized in providing blocking in some of their jumbo packages. McKeon was also a contributor on special teams.

Bell was a functional player who helped the team get through a season that was filled with injury, but should be easily replaced by parts the Cowboys already have, including receiver Noah Brown who also helps out in a role that is almost a blocking tight end.