Bengals make another free-agency splash with safety Vonn Bell

Ruben Hill
March 26, 2020

The Cincinnati Bengals aren't sparing any expense in this trip to free agency.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bengals agree to a three-year deal with safety Vonn Bell on Wednesday.

Garafolo adds in a separate tweet that the contract is worth $18MM, $7MM of which will be paid out in 2020.

Bell, who turned 25 in December, has shown steady improvement since being drafted in the second round out of Ohio State in 2016. He spent four years there, up until now. Especially after just bringing Malcolm Jenkins back after a stint in Philadelphia. In 2019 - the first season in which Bell did not play all 16 games - he collected 86 tackles, his first career interception, two fumbles forced, five fumble recoveries with a touchdown and 1.5 sacks.

Signing Sims is the latest move in the Bengals' overhaul of their secondary. Bell's style of play compliments Bengals free safety Jessie Bates, another rising star in the National Football League, allowing Bates to rove around the second and third levels of the defense while Bell makes plays in the box and around the line of scrimmage.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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