The Patriots were rumored to be “investigating” Bell, but this will be his first confirmed visit with a team since he was released by the Lions over a month ago.
It is worth mentioning that signing Bell to a contract would not factor into a team’s 2017 compensatory picks.
Bell, 29, was in the final year of his three-year, $9.3 million contract that included $4.3 million guaranteed when he was released in a move that freed up $2.5 million in available cap space for the Lions.
In 2015, Bell appeared in 13 games for the Lions and ran for 311 yards on 90 carries (3.5 YPC) to go along with 22 receptions for 286 yards receiving and four total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 running back out of 68 qualifying players.