Jets downgrade Le’Veon Bell to out

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When the Jets and Dolphins get together on Sunday in New Jersey, running back Le'Veon Bell will not be playing.

The Jets have downgraded Bell to out, due to an illness.

Bell has started all 12 games this season, generating 589 yards rushing. He has added 403 receiving yards. That’s not the level of production that the Jets envisioned when signing him in the offseason, but poor offensive line play and a several-week absence by starting quarterback Sam Darnold due to mono didn’t help.

Ty Montgomery likely will get the start in Bell’s absence.

13 responses to “Jets downgrade Le’Veon Bell to out

  1. BobMayoOnTheKeyboard says:
    Gase doesn’t know how to use Bell.

    It has less to do with “not knowing how to use him” and more to do with being limited by what’s around him.
    Saying the coach doesn’t use the QB correctly is simplistic, and doesn’t take into account extenuating factors. Adam Gase knows he can’t fully utilize Bell the same way he was used in Pittsburgh because the Jets’ offensive line is nowhere near as good or stout, and his second-year QB is much less experienced and much less capable of breaking tackles and extending plays the way Bell’s old one did.

  2. Listen Jets fans, Gase did the same thing in Miami, the borderline players never suited up on game day because Gase has zero clue on relating to his players and they will never put it all on the line for him. Is Bell was on BB roster he would play and ball out sick or not. Nobody will ever have Gase back and play hard for him. The guy is a complete arrogant fraud and will be fired by the end of next season.

  3. After the way this season has gone, do you think there will be many more $15M a year running backs signed?

  4. POWELL Seems MORE EXPLOSIVE than Bell ! Clearly Powell should get a uptick on touches ! The Jets front line isnt all that but then how is Powell running behind it so well ?!

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