Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bell joins Cardinals, Landry likely to sign elsewhere


For the second season in a row, the New York Jets will have an all new starting safety corps.

While LaRon Landry was being courted by the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday, the Arizona Cardinals snagged veteran Yeremiah Bell.

The 35-year-old Bell was solid for the Jets in 2012 and provided some continuity and leadership. He was the rock of the centerfield while Landry flew around and made plays.

“Yeremiah is the kind of guy you love to have on your football team,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said in a press release. “He’s a guy with experience as a starter who has been very productive.

"He’s also been incredibly durable, starting every game but one over the last five years. Team-wise he’s exactly the type of player you want in your locker room — a football junkie who loves the game.”

As for Landry, the hard-hitting 28-year-old reportedly has multiple visits lined up if he makes it out of Indy without a contract.

The Jets are poised be without their three top safeties from last season, as they released Eric Smith prior to free agency. Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, David Harris and Muhammad Wilkerson are the only defensive starters from 2012 left on the Jets' roster.

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