[Topeka Capital-Journal] Kendrell Bell, the right-side linebacker acquired in the offseason to help improve the Chiefs defense, will miss a second straight preseason game Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals, coach Dick Vermeil said Tuesday.
Bell played in only three games with Pittsburgh last year because of a groin injury and hernia, but Vermeil said Tuesday that the Chiefs are more concerned about protecting an arthritic shoulder that has bothered Bell for several years.
Bell continues to work in daily practices, but is often held out of drills in which there is even limited contact.
“He looks awfully good in the movement things we put him in,” Vermeil said. “He’s very fast, explosive. We just keep him out of contact.”
Vermeil said he expects Bell to play sometime before the Sept. 11 regular-season opener against the Jets at Arrowhead.