BY SEAN DONOVAN
The Dolphins have cut ties with longtime safety Yeremiah Bell, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The release will create $4.35 million in cap space, putting Miami between $8-10 million below the salary cap.
This comes as a surprise to the fan base, as Bell was one of the most popular and longest tenured Dolphins. Its presumed that Bell was simply a cap casualty, as he was still producing despite getting older.
Bell, 34, was Miami's second leading tackler in 2011. In his eight-year career with the Dolphins, Bell recorded 11 sacks and six interceptions. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2009.
The Dolphins also re-signed defensive tackle Ryan Baker to a one-year contract. Baker has appeared in 16 games for Miami since 2009.
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