NFL Free Agency: Report Says Yeremiah Bell Drawing Interest from Eagles

Jeffrey Schmidt@JeffSchmidt9Correspondent IIIMarch 29, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 06:  Strong Safety Yeremiah Bell #37 of the Miami Dolphins brakes up a pass intended for wide receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the third quarter on November 6, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  Miami defeated Kansas City 31-3.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports the Philadelphia Eagles have shown interest in former Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell after he was released by the team last week.

The Eagles missed out on safety LaRon Landry earlier in the offseason, and safety is certainly a position the team needs to address. 

Bell, 34, was cut by the Dolphins because of his age and his high $4.3 million salary, but the Sun-Sentinel has reported that Bell's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told WQAM’s Joe Rose that the safety would be open in re-signing with Miami.

“There is interest, and maybe there’s a chance he’ll come back to the Dolphins,” Rosenhaus said. “I certainly will not get into the way that I feel. Let us just move on.” 

Bell would likely have to take a major pay cut from his $4.3 million salary if he were to re-sign with Miami because the team is strapped for cash with only $7 million in cap space. This makes a possible return to the Dolphins a long shot because there will be teams able to offer him more financial security, especially due to the amount of production that he has contributed over the past few seasons. 

Bell has recorded 100-plus tackles in each of the past four seasons while also contributing five interceptions and five forced fumbles during that time.

The safety has credited former Dolphins interim coach and the new Eagles secondary coach Todd Bowles with turning his career around, which makes the Eagles a logical fit. Bell could help turn the Eagles secondary around while providing leadership and stability to a group that struggled more than it should have last season.