Monday, April 23, 2012

Report: Former Dolphin safety Bell meets with Jets


The Jets had reportedly been interested in safety Yeremiah Bell after the Dolphins released him in mid-March, and apparently those reports were accurate.

Bell visited with Gang Green Monday, as first reported by ProFootballTalk.

New York signed former Redskins safety LaRon Landry in March to bolster a position in need, as Jim Leonhard's future with the team is in limbo and Eric Smith was the only other experienced safety on the roster.

Bell, 34, could battle with Smith for a starting job if the Jets were to sign him. In 16 starts in 2011, Bell tallied two sacks, an interception and four passes defensed to go with his team-leading 107 combined tackles.

The Jets are also scheduled to meet with former Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson Monday.

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