FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets’ decision to move on from Le’Veon Bell was a stunner.
It also appeared inevitable for a while.
The star running back never seemed to truly mesh in Adam Gase’s offense during the past season-plus. And Bell made it clear he wasn’t thrilled with his role.
So his sudden release Tuesday night wasn’t completely a surprise. Gase said the team came to a consensus to release Bell now rather than try to swing a deal before the NFL's trade deadline in three weeks.
Gase said it was best that the sides part ways now.