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Heading North to the CFL: Tiger-Cats Sign RB Greg Bell

Since the start of the 2024 free agency, adding youth and depth has been an ongoing theme for the Tiger-Cats. That process has included re-signing and upgrading the offensive line, adding several new receivers, and re-signing CFL All-Star wide receiver Tim White. Today, the CFL Transactions list shows that the Tiger-Cats continue to add youth and depth to their running back position by signing American running back Greg Bell.

During the 2023 CFL season, running back James Butler had an excellent season with the Tiger-Cats while rushing for over 1000 yards. Head Coach Scott Milanovich has focused on helping Butler have an excellent follow-up season in 2024 by upgrading the offensive line and adding more weapons to the Tiger-Cats offence. If Bell can earn a roster spot when training camp starts, he could help lighten the load for Butler and provide the Tiger-Cats insurance with their running backs to prepare for injuries they must manage during the long CFL regular season.

Greg Bell is a 6’0″, 200-pound running back from Chula Vista, California. Before signing with Hamilton, Bell spent time with multiple NFL teams. During the 2022 season, He played for the Detroit Lions, and in 2023, he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Before starting his professional football career, Bell started his college football career at Arizona Western Junior College in 2016. He played 21 games in two seasons at Arizona Western. During those games, Bell ran the ball 382 times for 2,404 yards and 18 touchdowns, completed two passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns, and caught 16 passes for 214 yards.

2018, Bell transferred to the University of Nebraska, where he played six games. While playing for the Cornhuskers, he ran the ball 35 times for 173 yards and caught four passes for 14 yards. Bell then transferred to San Diego State University in 2019. From 2019 until 2021, Bell played in 21 games and had 360 carries for 1,735 yards and 15 rushing touchdowns. He also added 15 receptions for 119 yards and one receiving touchdown.

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Aaron Sauter is a 23-veteran high school football coach that is also an fan of all levels of football. He is especially interested in alternative football leagues like the CFL, UFL, and IFL. Aaron enjoys analyzing innovative schemes on offense and defense during his free time.
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