Le’Veon Bell leaves Jets apply with ailment, status for Sunday in doubt – ESPN

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  • Rich CiminiESPN Workers Writer


    • Longtime Jets conquer author for New York Day-to-day Information
    • Syracuse University graduate

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets running again Le’Veon Bell, mired in the worst statistical year of his occupation, is unwell and his position for Sunday is in doubt.

Bell was despatched home Friday and skipped his second straight working day of apply.

“I feel I will have much more information likely by [Saturday],” coach Adam Gase reported. “We’ll see how he feels.”

Gase stopped quick of saying Bell will play versus the Miami Dolphins, declaring “I will not know.”

“The biggest matter was get him checked out and get him out of the making so no person else gets sick,” Gase reported.

Ryan Griffin and cornerback Maurice Canady also have battled sicknesses this week, but they are predicted to play.

Not predicted to engage in is security Jamal Adams, who skipped follow for the third straight working day after spraining his remaining ankle in very last week’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Cornerback Arthur Maulet (calf) and nickelback Brian Poole (concussion) probably will sit out, indicating the Jets will be without having a few of their top five defensive backs.

If Bell cannot enjoy, the Jets will lean on Bilal Powell and Ty Montgomery, with Powell most likely receiving the bigger share of the workload. They’ve blended for only 51 carries, as the overall working again corps has revolved about Bell.

Pittsburgh Steelers and his production is down. Bell has rushed for only 589 yards on 183 carries, a profession-low three.two regular. He has 55 receptions, next on the staff, but he is averaging only 83 overall yards for each sport — about 46 below his occupation typical.

He seemed pissed off following receiving only ten carries last week, but he has not complained about his job. Bell did not converse with reporters this week, but he tackled the lack of perform in his weekly podcast on Sirius/XM.

Noting that he’s utilised to obtaining the ball much more than 20 times for each game, Bell stated, “It is been humorous this year mainly because it hasn’t happened. I understand, you know, offense is beginning to come collectively, and guys are commencing to discover, and we’ve got a new technique, and new players up front, and we have got new coaches and things like that.

“But I think, you know, for me, I would like to put the sport on my back and acquire online games over. I have not experienced one of people video games this 12 months nevertheless. A whole lot of men and women don’t imagine I am the same participant or that I can not do that. That is just since I haven’t experienced the prospect really to present. As time goes on, we are going to get much better. We’ll locate a way to make points shake.”