Vonn Bell signs with Bengals

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The Bengals added a couple of cornerbacks early in free agency and now they’ve made an addition at the safety spot as well.

NFL Media reports that they have signed safety Vonn Bell to a three-year deal. Bell was No. 78 on PFT’s list of the top 100 free agents this offseason.

Bell started all 13 games he played for the Saints last season, but Malcolm Jenkins‘ return to New Orleans helped to close the door on his chances of remaining with the team.

Bell had 89 tackles, 1.5 sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries during his final regular season with the Saints and added one more fumble recovery in the playoffs. He joins Jessie Bates and Shaun Williams at safety in Cincinnati.

23 responses to “Vonn Bell signs with Bengals

  1. I honestly thought he was going to sign with Buffalo, we need a quarterback Bell can throw better than Josh Allen

  2. Very good pick up for the Bengals. Still concerned about linebackers, but they sure are doing a good job of improving the rest of the defense.

  3. Damn, I wanted to Patriots to sign this guy. He’s going to be a good pick up for Bengals.

  4. While Jenkins is smart and has a ton of experience, Bell really came on last year. Very very sorry to lose him, especially since he is seven years younger than Jenkins. Bengals made a nice addition

  5. I have to say I’m impressed. My Bengals are actually signing quality FAs and not just bottom of the barrel guys.

  6. Great player sad to see him go. The saints are stacked back there and would rather a cagey vet than another younger guy.

    Hope he got paid well good player

  7. Looks like the Bengals are overhauling their defense big time. When they land Burrow and put a few more pieces / parts around him they are going to have to be reconed with. They play in a tough division so they can’t bring a knife to the gunfight.

  8. Bell’s good. Doesn’t turn 26 until December. Starter on a playoff team. They could play one of these safeties in a hybrid LB role.

  9. Credit to the Bengals for at least trying to put a team together to compliment their #1 pick.

  10. Will this help set Logan Ryan’s market? Or is he still considered a corner? Giants could be strongly interested in him at FS.

  11. As a Saints fan, I really hated to lose Bell. He was one of the best DBs on the team. Plus he was another link in the Ohio State Buckeye connection so prevalent on the Saints.

  12. The ‘natti: where NFL players go to become irrelevant, and where normal people go to get mediocre chili.

  13. I feel like the Bengals checking account has been hacked a fraud alert is coming out.

  14. Let me say this…I am a Joe Burrow fan. Now If I can sign Cam Newton and trade back for Miami’s 3 first rounders and have the LB from Clemson at 5, a starting right tackle at 18, and a top WR at 26…..add in another LB in the second round..well now we may have something.

  15. Great signing! Finally making some splash in the free agency like the Reds have done the last two years! They haven’t made this kind of splash in many years and I’ve been a fan since 86! Although I don’t like how much they spent on a couple of guys if it works then great! I just want a championship in my lifetime! They’re still far away from that but it’s moving in the right direction! WHO-DEY

  16. So by my count, that’s 4-5 impact players signed to the defense, all of which are known for being great run stoppers and sound tacklers. The Bengals knew their weakness and they’re addressing it big time. 2020 should be a fun year with Joe Burrow, Mixon, AJ Green back, and all these big signings to the defense. Who-Dey.

  17. Vonn Bell slowly walks into the cornfield at dusk.

    End scene/ an actual good signing for the SW Ohio franchise.

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