Saturday, May 19, 2012

Report: Jets plan to start former Dolphins safety Bell


Yeremiah Bell was widely considered to be a depth option for whichever team he landed with this season.

But the 34-year-old safety landed with the Jets, and he's not just in New York for depth.

Brian Costello of the New York Post reported Bell, a longtime Dolphin, was signed to start alongside former Redskin LaRon Landry. Rich Cimini of ESPN New York confirmed Costello's report.

That would mean he'll play in place of last-year starter Eric Smith, which is probably an upgrade.

Bell led the Dolphins last year in tackles, and while he is more or less average in pass defense, he's a very solid run defender.

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