Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Yeremiah Bell re-signed

The Dolphins have re-signed S Yeremiah Bell to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.

Bell had a break out season for the Dolphins in 2006, but suffered a season-ending injury to his Achilles' tendon in the first game on 2007. Injuries have plagued him throughout his career, and he will be 30 years old by the time the 2008 season begins.

I'm still glad that Miami brought Bell back, however, particularly since it is only a one-year deal. And a relatively cheap deal at that. This way, he can show the new staff if he still has game-changing potential or not, while at the same time the team isn't over-invested in a guy who may be past his prime and perpetually banged-up.

Since his injury happened so early in the season, I would predict that he'll be healthy by the beginning of next season. As it stands now, he has a pretty good shot to take a starting role at safety opposite Jason Allen.

The bottom line is that this is a low-risk, high-reward move - exactly the kind of move a rebuilding team should be making.

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