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Joique Bell visiting Buffalo Bills in 2016 NFL free agency

Bell broke into the league with the Bills as a UDFA in 2010; could he rejoin his first NFL team?

Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that free agent running back Joique Bell is visiting the Buffalo Bills.

If Bell's name sounds familiar to you, that's probably because he broke into the league with the Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He cracked Buffalo's practice squad that season, but was quickly scooped up by Philadelphia early in his rookie season. He'd later spend time in Indianapolis and then Philly again before landing with the Detroit Lions at the end of the 2011 regular season.

It was in Detroit that Bell made a name for himself. In his four seasons with the Lions, he ran for 2,235 yards at 4.0 yards per carry with 22 touchdowns, and added 161 receptions for 1,640 yards and another score as a receiver.

Bell's time in Detroit came to an end roughly a month ago, however, when the Lions elected to release him, save $2.5 million against the salary cap, and roll with younger players at the position. They reportedly offered the 29-year-old a pay cut before releasing him.

The cap-strapped Bills are also reportedly hosting free agent wide receiver Jeremy Kerley on a visit today. Bell and Kerley are lower-tier free agents that would not command top dollar; in Bell's specific case, he's a strong runner that fits the mold of a Greg Roman back who could potentially play meaningful snaps early in the season if LeSean McCoy is suspended.