Bell, 25, entered the NFL as a second-round pick of the Saints in 2016. He spent four years in New Orleans. There was some chatter about the Saints re-signing Bell, but Sean Payton elected to instead bring back former Saints DB Malcolm Jenkins.
In 2019, Bell started in all 13 of his games and finished with 89 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and one interception. Now, he’ll move on to the Bengals, where he joins fellow newcomers D.J. Reader, Trae Waynes, Xavier Su’a-Filo, Mackensie Alexander, and Josh Bynes.
At safety, Bell will be accompanied by Jessie Bates, Shaun Williams and likely a couple more new faces between now and the start of the season.