Bell, 34, had a great run with the Dolphins. But he's at the end of his career and makes more sense coming off the bench. Eagles coach Andy Reid said that Kurt Coleman and Nate Allen were slated to start at safety for Philadelphia. That was seen as a message sent to second year player Jaiquan Jarrett.
Signing Bell would be an even stronger message.
UPDATE: And Philadelphia Inquirer beat writer Jeff McLane dispatched the following news on Twitter this morning: