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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles have signed restricted free-agent running back Mike Bell to an offer sheet.

The Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints have seven days to match the contract offer. They wouldn't receive compensation for letting Bell go.

Bell had 654 yards rushing and five touchdowns last season. He gained 3.8 yards per carry. Bell ran for 677 yards and eight TDs as a rookie with Denver in 2006.

Bell, who will turn 27 next month, would join LeSean McCoy in Philadelphia's backfield. Former All-Pro Brian Westbrook was released last month.

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