Eagles Have Interest in Free Agent Safety
According to agent Drew Rosenhaus, free agent strong safety Yeremiah Bell will not be re-signing with the Dolphins and is drawing interest from the the Eagles.
Bell's coverage skills have slipped to the point that he's going to have to compete for a job no matter where he lands but Bell could challenge 2011 second-round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett after a rough rookie season and former seventh round pick, Kurt Coleman.
Bell is 34 years old, so he'd at best be a short-term fix as a "box" safety only at this point. Bell was a Dolphins starter for the past six years and can still an effective run-stopping safety, something the Eagles are in need of, a solid tackling safety.
Bell has been Miami's leading tackler every season since 2008.
Last season in Miami, Bell registered 107 tackles, two sacks and one interception.
Either way, the Eagles need an upgrade at the safety position with Nate Allen a solid player, but not a great tackler starting as one safety, he needs a partner in crime.
Could it be Bell or maybe Mark Barron is the pick at 15, regardless, the Eagles off season is still a work in progress.