Jets Free Agent Signings

Jets add safety depth – sign Yeremiah Bell

Admin - May 18, 2012

The New York Jets added another veteran safety to their roster, as they agreed to a 1-year contract with S Yeremiah Bell, who played his entire 8-year career for the Miami Dolphins. Bell's deal is reportedly worth $1.4M, which includes a $1.1M base salary, which is guaranteed, plus a $200,000 signing bonus and a $100,000 workout bonus. This move could spell the end to S Jim Leonhard's tenure with the Gang Green. Bell is expected to back up another free agent acquisition, S LaRon Landry, at the strong safety position, while S Eric Smith is expected to start at free safety. Although, as we all know, Smith is prone to getting exposed in pass coverage and the Jets could use an upgrade there as well.

Bell, 6'0", 205 lbs is 34 years old and was released by Miami for salary cap reasons. Last season he led the Dolphins with 107 tackles (81 solo), 2.0 sacks, 1 INT and 4 defended passes.

The Jets also signed OG Terrence Campbell, an undrafted free agent from South Carolina.