Cowboys Agree To Terms With Veteran TE Bell

The free-agent quarterback turned tight end has agreed to a deal with the Dallas Cowboys per ESPN's Todd Archer.

Bell becomes the fifth player the Chiefs have lost to free agency.

Bell was a fourth-round pick of the 49ers in 2015, taken 10 spots ahead of former Cowboys LB Damien Wilson. He has played tight end on National Football League four teams since the 49ers drafted him in the fourth round in 2015: San Francisco, Minnesota, Jacksonville and most recently Kansas City.

The Dallas Cowboys are signing Bell to a one-year deal, a source confirmed Wednesday morning with The Star. During the course of the regular season, Bell only had eight receptions on 15 targets for 67 yards. He caught his first touchdown pass with the Chiefs during the come-from-behind win over the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs. His uncle Mike Bell was a defensive end who played 13 seasons and started 100 games for the Chiefs. The organization is also rostering Dalton Schultz and Cole Hikutini.

With Bell gone, the Chiefs now have Kelce, Deon Yelder, Nick Keizer and Alize Mack on their roster at the tight end position. He was never going to be more than second fiddle to Kelce, arguably the best TE in the National Football League today. While Jarwin was re-signed to be the starter, there is more room for Bell to prove himself and earn greater responsibility than behind a five-time Pro Bowler.