Long time Miami Dolphin’s safety Yeremiah Bell has signed a one year deal with the New York Jets. Various football news outlets are reporting that Bell has signed a one year deal worth 1.4 million dollars with a $200,000 signing bonus.
Bell was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2003, in the sixth round, with pick number 213 overall. He spent his entire career with the Dolphins before being released by the team on March 19th. Bell had been considered a leader in the Dolphin’s locker room by his teammates, being selected as a team captain.
Bell also contributed a lot on the field. Bell led the team in tackles four straight years and he recorded 100 or more tackles each of the past four seasons. In 2009, Yeremiah Bell was selected to the Pro Bowl.
Yeremiah Bell will be going to his former team’s division rival to add depth to a secondary that already includes LaRon Landry as the projected starter.
Bell, who will likely be missed by Dolphin’s fans, is succeeded in Miami by players like Rashad Jones, Tyrell Johnson, Chris Clemons, and Tyrone Culver. It is also likely that cornerback turned safety Jimmy Wilson will also compete for the vacated strong safety roll.
The Dolphins will get to see Bell in Green and White for the first time during week 3 when the Jets land in South Beach.
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