Jets Sign Safety Yeremiah Bell To One-Year Deal
The New York Jets have made yet another free agency acquisition at the safety position.
After signing safety LaRon Landry earlier this offseason, the Jets have now reached a one-year deal with former Miami Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell. According to ProFootballTalk.com, the contract is worth $1.4 million and includes a fully guaranteed $1.1 million base salary. An additional $200,000 signing bonus and $100,000 workout bonus is also included in the contract.
Bell, an eight-year veteran with the Dolphins, is still at the top of his game at age 34. Though he has only been a Pro Bowler once in his career (2009), his consistency and durability should not go unnoticed. During his past four seasons with the Dolphins, he has not missed a game, while racking up over 100 tackles each year as well.
The additions of Landry and Bell will certainly keep the Jets secondary–ranked fifth in pass defense in 2011–among one of the league’s best (it doesn’t hurt having arguably the best cornerback in the game in Darrelle Revis, either).