When the Jets inked safety LaRon Landry to a one-year deal earlier this offseason, they knew it was a risk-reward move. When healthy, Landry's is among the NFL's top play-making safeties. The only problem, Landry is coming off consecutive Achilles injuries and his rehabilitation is going slower than anticipated. New York is prepared to begin the year without Landry in its the starting lineup.
May 27, 2012
Former Miami Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell is visiting the New York Jets today, a league source confirmed. Bell was recently cut by the Dolphins. Bell, 34, recorded 107 tackles, one interceptions and two sacks last season. He was due a $4.3 million base salary and carried a $6.2 million salary-cap figure heading into the final year of his contract.
The safety position was an adventure for the New York Jets in 2011. Jim Leonhard was lost for the season due to injury for the second time in as many years, while the combination of Brodney Pool and Eric Smith were victimized by opposing quarterbacks. Could free agent Yeremiah Bell help alleviate Gang Green's safety woes?