The Texans continue to try and upgrade their running game, and today they made a move to do that, signing running back Mike Bell. Bell was let go by the Broncos recently, and brings a resume to the Texans that includes rushing for 677 yards and eight TD’s in the 2006 season. He also is a solid blocker in zone-blocking schemes, which is the system that the Texans are putting in place this season.
Houston needs to make sure they enter the season with some solid backs, as it’s been an area of struggle the past few seasons. Bell could fill that role, as he is fresh after not seeing a lot of playing time in Denver last season. The Broncos were trying to shift him to fullback, but it was not working out and they went ahead and let him go. The Texans have been without another back, Chris Brown, an offseason pickup, who for the past few days has missed practice with back problems.