Chiefs news: Blake Bell set for more playing time

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Blake Bell Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Blake Bell Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Andy Reid made it clear that the Kansas City Chiefs were going to give tight end Blake Bell continued reps in the offensive rotation.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end has missed the majority of the regular season due to a hip injury that head coach Andy Reid once termed “unusual”, an issue that landed him on injured reserve. Now as Bell has been deemed healthy enough to return, there were some questions about how much playing time he might actually have in front of him, but to hear Reid talk on this side of things, it’s clear he has plans for his veteran tight end.

The Chiefs run deep at the tight end position, and the emergence of Noah Gray and Jody Fortson as more well-rounded players could have made Bell expendable. However, Bell’s status as the unit’s best blocker can help in a number of ways, including the ground game and help in the postseason if tackles are struggling.

It also helps Bell’s case for playing time that Fortson is now out with an elbow injury. Gray has also been mentioned with a shoulder on the team’s injury report, but he’s yet to miss a game this season.

Watch out for Bell going forward to keep getting reps beside Gray and behind Kelce—at least until Fortson is back from injury. When that will be, no one is quite sure, but the Chiefs have a fortunate problem here with so much talent.

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