The Denver Broncos announced on Wednesday that they have signed former Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell to a future contract.
Bell, who played at Nebraska from 2010-14, was signed as a free agent.
The Nebraska great expressed his excitement on Twitter following the announcement.
Unbelievably grateful. Let’s go to work. #BroncosCountry 🙌🏾
— Kenny Bell (@AFRO_THUNDER80) January 17, 2018
The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Bell has not yet played in an NFL game, as he has spent most of his professional career on the practice squads of the Baltimore Ravens (2017) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2016).
Bell was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve.
We've signed OT Andreas Knappe, WR Kenny Bell and DL DeShawn Williams to future contracts.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 17, 2018
In his four seasons with Nebraska, Bell had 181 receptions for 2,689 yards and 21 touchdowns. He broke Nebraska’s career receptions record and receiving yards record and led the team in receiving in all four of his seasons, becoming the only player in program history to do so.