“I really enjoyed my time with him here,” Reid said Thursday as the Chiefs concluded their offseason practice. “I appreciated the way he handled things and did his business. He had some productive downs for us. But I’m pulling for him in the future. That’s how I roll. People say things. They say stuff. I move on and wish him the best.”
Bell, who joined the Chiefs during last season but played little, recently wrote on Instagram that he would retire before playing for Reid again. He later explained on his Twitter account that his feelings stemmed from a comment that Reid made to him, though he didn’t elaborate.
Bell’s contract expired at the end of last season, and he has yet to sign with another team.
Bell, 29, played in nine games with the Chiefs, starting two, and rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns on 63 carries. His role diminished late in the campaign, and he didn’t play in either the AFC Championship Game or Super Bowl LV.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Bell started last season with the New York Jets. He appeared in just two games with New York, with 19 carries for 74 yards.