Lombardi: Room for improvement
The Bears later confirmd the signing in a news release. The team waived safety Jeremy Jones to make room on the 53-man roster.
Chicago Tribune reporter Vaughn McClure tweeted that Bell will sign a a one-year deal for the league minimum.
"Let's make this clear: I never wanted to leave Chicago in the first place," Bell said, according to McClure.
Bell was cut by the Bears in August after he declined to take a pay cut from $1.26 million to $700,000. He didn't catch on with another team.
The Bears needed someone if Forte misses an extended period. And Bell is more familiar with the surroundings in Chicago than Slaton, for example.