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Jets' Gase says it was 'best that we part ways' with Bell

Jets Bell Released
Posted at 7:58 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 19:58:59-04

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.