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Jets Sign DB Yeremiah Bell To One-Year Deal

Yeremiah Bell (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Yeremiah Bell (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) - Free-agent defensive back Yeremiah Bell signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Jets on Friday, NFL.com reported.

The 34-year-old veteran will receive $1.3 million guaranteed, in addition to a $200,000 signing bonus and a $100,000 workout bonus, according to NFL.com.

The 2009 Pro Bowl selection was expected to sign with either Gang Green or the Eagles by the end of the day on Friday.

A sixth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2003, the six-foot-0, 205-pounder spent his entire career — spanning nine seasons — in Miami before being cut in March. He adds depth to the safety position, a spot that has been overhauled this offseason. Starter Eric Smith remains, but the Jets also signed LaRon Landry a few weeks ago, and drafted Josh Bush in the sixth round and Antonio Allen in the seventh.

The Kentucky native has also displayed incredible durability, starting in every game but one over the past four seasons.

In 2011, Bell recorded 107 tackles, two sacks and one interception.

Will Yeremiah Bell significantly bolster the Jets’ defense? Offer your thoughts and comments in the section below…

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