The Cincinnati Bengals rare offseason spending spree continued Wednesday with the addition of safety Vonn Bell.
Bell joins the Bengals on a three-year $18 million deal after spending his first four pro seasons with the New Orleans Saints.
After reports of the deal surfaced, Bell spoke with Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com to discuss signing with Cincinnati.
”I guess they said enough is enough and drew a line in the sand and they went and got some guys that can play the game and love the game,” Bell said of Cincinnati’s aggressive offseason.
On what he plans to bring to the team Bell said, ”Give them energy. Give them life. Give them another coach on the field. Give them a leader. A guy that’s been around. A guy that’s played a lot of ball at a young age and he knows how to win and getting a God-fearing man, too. You get all that in one. I can’t wait to get around my teammates.”
With Bell on board, the Bengals have spent a total of $115 million on defensive upgrades this offseason.
In addition to Bell, the team has added cornerbacks Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander, defensive tackle D.J. Reader and linebacker Josh Bynes to upgrade the NFL’s 25th ranked defense from a year ago.
The Bengals big offseason also should prove to soon to be first overall pick, Joe Burrow that they’re all in on winning.