Tatum Bell: hang onto that pigskin!.

Tatum Bell: dropped calls or dropped balls

How desperate are the Denver Broncos for a healthy running back? Desperate enough to reach out to former Bronco Tatum Bell, whose release earlier this year by the Detroit Lions only made headlines because teammate Rudi Johnson accused him of stealing his bags on the way out of the locker room -- an incident detailed in the September 4 blog "Former Bronco Tatum Bell: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag." The beef with Johnson was subsequently squashed, but Bell failed to hook up with another team, and he's lately been peddling cell phones at the Aurora Mall. There, he likely dealt with more complaints about dropped calls than dropped balls, his biggest problem with the Broncos: During 2006, his last full season with the squad, he fumbled a whopping five times, with the team losing each one. Hopefully, his retail experiences have taught him a little something about customer service. -- Michael Roberts

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