Vonn Bell is heading back to Ohio.
Former Ohio State safety Vonn Bell has found a new home, agreeing to a three-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Bell spent four years in New Orleans after he was drafted by the Saints in 2016. In his four seasons with the Saints, Bell appeared in 61 games and started 45, averaging 87 tackles a season. He also led the league with five fumble recoveries last season.
With the addition of Bell, the Cincinnati Bengals now have the most former Ohio State players in the league with five. Bell joins Sam Hubbard, Michael Jordan, Billy Price and Isaiah Prince.
The Saints, who previously led the league in former Ohio State players, are now down to four – Malcolm Jenkins, Marshon Lattimore, Michael Thomas and Noah Spence – following the departures of Bell, who was replaced by Jenkins, and Eli Apple, who joined the Las Vegas Raiders. Ted Ginn Jr., who spent the last three years with the Saints, remains an unrestricted free agent.