Yeremiah Bell, who played the last 8 seasons with the Miami Dolphins, has signed with the Jets on a one-year, $1.4 million contract. The deal includes a $200,000 signing bonus, a $1.1 million fully guaranteed base salary and a $100,000 workout bonus.
Bell was expected to sign today after making visits to the Eagles, Jets, Chiefs and Titans since being released by the Dolphins, and now the deal with the Jets is done.
For the Jets, who went into the offseason with bolstering the safety position as one of their top priorities, have now added two in free agency, Bell and LaRon Landry. They also spent a sixth-round draft pick on safety Josh Bush and a seventh-round draft pick on safety Antonio Allen.
The 34-year-old Bell has played his entire eight-year career with the Dolphins. He started all 16 games last year. He was a defensive captain for the Fins, and also a big role player in the Dolphins’ success against the run last year ranking third overall, with opponents averaging 3.7 YPC against Bell’s defense. He led Miami in tackles 2 consecutive years in a row with over 100.
Written By – Jack Knighton- AFC East Writer
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