Free agent safety Yeremiah Bell is visiting the New York Jets on Monday, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports.
Bell was released by the Miami Dolphins on March 19.
A sixth-round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Eastern
Kentucky, Bell has 560 tackles, 11 sacks, six
interceptions and 43 passes defensed over the last nine seasons. Bell has led the Dolphins in
tackles in each of the last four seasons and was named to the 2009 AFC
Pro Bowl roster.
Though the Jets signed LaRon Landry last month, the two-time Pro Bowler has struggled with injuries the last two seasons and over half of his one-year contract is tied up in per game roster bonuses. Eric Smith is penciled in as the starting free safety and the Jets do not have much depth behind him and Landry. Bell would change that.