The Indianapolis Colts today signed kicker Devon Bell to a reserve/future contract.
Bell, 6-2, 190 pounds, participated in the Detroit Lions 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on August 29. He originally signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent on June 2, 2016.
Collegiately, Bell appeared in 50 games at Mississippi State and served as a punter, placekicker and kickoff specialist. In 2015, he played in all 13 games, serving as the primary kickoff specialist, and averaged 62.1 yards per kickoff. Bell also punted nine times for 370 yards (41.1 avg.). He saw action in 11 games in 2014 and served as the primary punter. In 2013, Bell split time between kicking and punting before claiming the primary punter role. He appeared in all 13 games and finished third on the team with 43 points. Bell broke the school record for the most points scored (85) by a kicker in a year in Bulldogs history as a freshman in 2012. He also set the school’s single-season record for extra points made and attempted (43-of-44).
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