Redblacks sign RB Shakir Bell

American running back Shakir Bell has signed a one-year deal with the Ottawa Redblacks, per sources.

The 25-year-old broke into the league with Edmonton and spent two years with the Eskimos. He rushed for 1,058 yards and two touchdowns while making 34 catches for 312 yards and two touchdowns over two seasons and 15 games with Edmonton.

Bell had a workout with the New England Patriots in December, but no contract was offered by the reigning Super Bowl champions. Some of the reasons for the delay in Bell putting pen to paper, include waiting for other possible NFL opportunities and agent Jonathon Hardaway and his slow and meticulous way of doing contracts.

The Indiana State product joins William Powell, Mossis Madu Jr. and Marion Grice as international running backs on Ottawa’s current roster.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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9 Comments on Redblacks sign RB Shakir Bell

  1. Very good signing. Scored very high on Derek Taylor’s metrics.

  2. they’re stacked at tailback.wow

  3. That Eskimo/RedBlack rivalry just gets more & more interesting. Van in Edmonton, Bell in Ottawa. Kelly just signed in Edmonton. Esks win Cup beating Ottawa. RedBlacks beat Esks enroute to Cup. Both clubs look to be good this year.

  4. Scottsask // May 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm //

    Surprised it took him this long to get signed.

  5. mrnehnehincognito // May 10, 2017 at 6:26 pm //

    inconsequential.

  6. Scottsask // May 10, 2017 at 8:41 pm //

    ?

  7. Ron Bates // May 11, 2017 at 12:01 am //

    maybe the option guys are really being smart again/ a bird in hand is worth two in the bush/ rb Red Blacks smart guyzze.

  8. Bob Keith // May 11, 2017 at 8:29 pm //

    Love to watch this guy play

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