Le’Veon Bell’s knee injury reportedly not a concern for Jets
A disastrous season had the potential to get even worse for the New York Jets when Le’Veon Bell suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, but all indications are that the star running back is not going to miss any time.
The Jets signed running back Josh Adams off their practice squad on Tuesday, which many took as a sign that Bell could miss Week 10 against the New York Giants. However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the move was made just to prevent other teams from being able to sign Adams, and Bell’s knee injury is not a concern.
Jets are signing RB Josh Adams off their practice squad to block another team from adding him to its active roster, not because Le’Veon Bell’s knee injury is serious, per source. Bell is, in the word of one source, “good.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2019
Bell underwent an MRI for precautionary reasons, but it does not sound like it revealed any significant damage.
The Jets signed bell to a $52.5 million contract this past offseason that includes $35 million guaranteed, and that has not paid off in the short term. Bell has been unable to make a major impact for the 1-7 Jets, though the entire team has been a disaster. Jets coach Adam Gase and Bell supposedly had some discussions recently about the running back’s usage, but it remains to be seen if that will matter.