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A person familiar with the deal says the New York Jets and veteran safety Yeremiah Bell have agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $1.4 million.
The former Miami Dolphins starter adds depth to the safety position, a spot that has been overhauled this offseason. Starter Eric Smith remains, but the Jets also signed LaRon Landry a few weeks ago, and drafted Josh Bush in the sixth round and Antonio Allen in the seventh.
The deal includes $1.3 million fully guaranteed, according to the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move.
ProFootballTalk.com first reported the deal.
The 34-year-old Bell has spent all nine of his previous NFL season with the Dolphins, but was cut in March.
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NEW YORK- The wait is over in regards to the landing spot for S Yeremiah Bell. The 34-year-old safety was able to create a mild buzz for himself by feeding the media with small clues as to where he was going to end up.
The safety position was a major area of concern for the Jets entering the offseason period. After stockpiling safeties through the draft and free agency, New York added former Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell to its defensive backfield on Friday.
The Jets agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million deal with veteran safety Yeremiah Bell. He weighed a similar offer from the Eagles and visited the Chiefs last week. Bell provides veteran insurance behind LaRon Landry, who also signed a one-year deal with the Jets on March 19 but hasn't been a limited participant in offseason workouts because of a lingering Achilles injury that...
Yeremiah Bell was expected to announce Friday if he will be playing in Philadelphia or New York as he chooses between becoming an Eagle or a Jet, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing an NFL source.
The free agent safety, 34, was released by the Miami Dolphins in March.
Bell's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Thursday that Bell would sign with a "mystery team" within...
Hot News for S Yeremiah Bell
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the New York Jets have signed former Miami Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell.
Bell signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal, with a $200,000 signing bonus, $100,000 workout bonus, $1,100,000 base fully guaranteed and $1.3mil fully guaranteed.
The 34 year-old Bell recorded 107 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 interception in 2011.
Yeremiah Bell isn’t very good, especially at 34 years of age, but Eric Smith isn’t very good either. The Jets desperately needed safety help with Eric Smith’s struggles and LaRon Landry’s history of injuries, as well as their confusing failure to use an early pick on a safety in the 2012 NFL Draft. Yeremiah Bell might not be good, but he probably was the best safety left...
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At 34-years-old, Yeremiah Bell is no spring chicken and he’s never been recognized as a star safety in this league. Nevertheless, the 6-0, 205-pound former sixth-round pick (2004) by the Miami Dolphins is a solid veteran at his position.
He’s also likely to find his new home in a matter of moments.
Early Thursday morning, agent Drew Rosenhaus...