Bell, who was released by the New York Jets earlier this week, agreed to a one-year deal, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Bell took to Twitter to express his excitement at the news.
Bell will have to go through five days of COVID-19 testing before he can join the Chiefs, per NFL protocols, so he won’t be available to play on Monday, when the Chiefs are scheduled to visit the Buffalo Bills.
Bell had narrowed his choices to the Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and Bills, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported earlier Thursday.
The 4-1 Chiefs are 13th in the league in rushing at 119 yards per game and 10th at 4.5 yards per carry. But most of their best work in the running game came in Week 1, when rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown in a victory over the Houston Texans.
Since then, the Chiefs are 19th in the league in rushing (108 yards per game) and don’t have a rushing touchdown from a running back.