The Michigan Panthers have signed defensive end Levi Bell per Pro Football Newsroom’s Panthers Shadow. Bell played for the Panthers last year after joining the team midway through the season.

DE Levi Bell – Texas State (5’11, 262 lbs, 24 y/o)

Levi Bell played for the Panthers last season appearing in 6 games with 4 starts after joining the team midway through the season. He contributed 7 solo tackles, 9 assisted tackles, and 4 sacks over the regular season. He added 7 total tackles in the playoff loss.

Bell was the highest-graded defensive lineman across the USF and the XFL by Pro Football Focus last year. Per PFF, he had 27 total pressures and 16 stops and an additional 6 pressures and 5 stops in the playoff loss.

Bell signed with the Seattle Seahawks ahead of the 2023 season and spent the year on their practice squad. He was signed to a futures deal until he was recently waived on May 2. He recorded 6 solo tackles, 4 assisted tackles, and a sack in the preseason. He had the 17th highest grade among all defensive linemen over the NFL preseason by Pro Football Focus.

Bell played his final season of college with Texas State in 2022 which saw him named Second Team All-Sun Belt. He played in 12 games with 11 starts and recorded 26 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, and 5 sacks over the season.

He played for Louisiana Tech in 2020 and 2021 appearing in 13 games with 3 starts. He recorded 14 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, and 4.5 sacks with the program.

Bell played his first season of college with Tyler JC in 2019 where he played in 9 games and recorded 35 solo tackles, 6 assisted tackles, and 3 sacks.

Bell was initially signed as an undrafted free agent out of college by the Baltimore Ravens in 2023 and was released in May of 2023 which made him available to play for the Michigan Panthers.

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Jonathan Clink
Jonathan Clink will work as UFL News Hub's primary correspondent covering the Michigan Panthers for the 2024. He has written over 250 articles covering the Canadian Football League prior to joining UFL News Hub. Clink is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a background in several other sports as well having played soccer, basketball, and hockey competitively.

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