Tony Gutierrez/AP Dallas Cowboys tackle Byron Bell (75) defends against the rush during an NFL football organized team activities practice at the team’s training facility, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
When the Dallas Cowboys signed Byron Bell to a one-year deal in March, they took a chance on a player who missed all of last season with a dislocated ankle.
But Bell appears to be having no problem getting back into solid playing shape.
According to ESPN, the veteran offensive lineman collected $150,000 toward his workout bonus Monday when he checked in at less than 320 pounds. Bell can reportedly earn another $300,000 if he meets his weight requirements at the start of training camp and the first week of the regular season.
Bell isn’t the first — or most notable — player to cash in on contract bonuses tied to weigh-ins, as Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy earned a $55,000 incentive Monday as well.
Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy passed his weigh-in today, per source. Should collect his $55K for being 250 lb or below.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 12, 2017
Lacy first collected $55,000 in May for weighing in below the set 255-pound mark. His second weigh-in set a target of 250 pounds or below.
Bell, 28, signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He was Carolina’s starting right tackle for three seasons before moving to left tackle in 2014. Bell, a native of Greenville, started 16 games for the Tennessee Titans in 2015 and 72 total in his NFL career.