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McLane: Eagles & Jets Serious Contenders For Yeremiah Bell

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Will we being seeing the 2nd Rosenhaus client get a contract from the Eagles in 24 hours? Jeff McLane is reporting that the Eagles are "serious players" to sign veteran Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell. He is reportedly narrowed his decision to down to the Eagles and Jets.

Obviously money will be a factor, but the Eagles have Bell's former secondary coach Todd Bowles here while the Jets are his Dolphins' biggest traditional rival.

We talked about Bell yesterday, but the general idea is that he would provide some short term veteran help at free safety. He led the Dolphins in tackles in both 08 and 09 and racked up over 100 stops both last season and in 2010. He is 34 however, so signing him would not necessarily be a long term vote of no confidence in guys like Kurt Coleman & Jaiquwan Jarrett.

Bell was also seen as the Dolphins leader on defense, so along with DeMeco Ryans the Eagles will have significantly upped their vet experience level should they bring him in.