New Orleans Saints running back Mike Bell received a ringing endorsement from quarterback Drew Brees on Thursday, words that might carry some weight when the coaching staff eventually pares the regular-season roster to 53.
Bell made a strong showing in Saturday night's 38-14 win against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium, rushing 10 times for 100 yards in the first half, including a 46-yard touchdown run.
"Mike's a guy, ever since he's gotten here, who's gotten better and better,'' Brees said. "He showed what he could do the other night. He ran extremely hard. He's had a great training camp. He's the guy who might be the MVP of training camp. I think he understands what we need from that third running back position. I see him playing a role in what we do if he continues to run like that.''