Bell's agent Drew Rosenhaus told WQAM radio in South Florida Thursday that his client will sign with a team "within 24 hours," according to a report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
"They're all great situations because they need help at the safety position," Rosenhaus said. "He's certainly looking to continue as a starter, go to a good football team. Each of those scenarios is very promising for him."
Bell, 34, is a strong safety who generally plays close to the line of scrimmage. Although Bell is a solid run defender -- he's led the Dolphins in tackles for the past four seasons -- he doesn't offer much in pass coverage at this point in his career.
While another starting job isn't likely in his future, Bell still has a lot to offer in run support and as a high-character veteran in the locker room. He was a defensive captain for the Dolphins.
The veteran became a cap casualty in March, when the Dolphins abruptly cut him to avoid paying his $4.3 million salary. He was the longest-tenured Dolphin at the time and a popular player.
Bell may not have been a good fit in first-year defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle's new scheme anyway, which is expected to feature two interchangable free safeties.
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