Former Nebraska football star signs with Baltimore Ravens

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 1: Wide receiver Kenny Bell
LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 1: Wide receiver Kenny Bell /

Former Nebraska football wide receiver Kenny Bell has signed with the Baltimore Ravens for the second time this season.

Bell joins the Baltimore Ravens after being cut earlier this summer due to a hamstring injury. The former Nebraska football star is with his second NFL team after spending his first two seasons in the league with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

During his time with the Bucs, the wide receiver had played very sporadically on special teams but he never saw the field as an actual receiver. This summer he landed with the Ravens, likely with the hope he might be able to actually set foot on the field as an offensive player.

The Ravens announced they had signed Bell back onto the team as they released TE Gabe Holmes in order to make room for the former Husker. It’s not clear if he is slated to be on the active roster when his new squad takes the field this week. It seems unlikely he’ll play this week, though he’s likely itching to get back on the field.

In order to rejoin Baltimore, Bell had to work quite hard in order to overcome his hamstring injury. It appears as least some of his teammates understood this. The former Husker took to Twitter to announce he was officially back in the NFL and Eric Weddle was among the first to congratulate him on being back.

Weddle is in his second season with the Baltimore Ravens after spending most of his career with the San Diego Chargers. Kenny Bell left the Nebraska football program as one of the most prolific receivers in Husker history. Over four seasons, the receiver hauled down 181 passes for 2,689 and 21 touchdowns.