FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets will part ways with running back Le'Veon Bell, the team announced Tuesday night.
"After having conversations with Le'Veon and his agent and exploring potential trade options over the past couple of day, we have made the decision to release Le'Veon," GM Joe Douglas said. "The Jets organization appreciates Le'Veon's efforts during his time here and we know he worked hard to make significant contributions to the tem. We believe this decision is in the best interests of both parties and wish him future success."
For his part, Bell tweeted out an emoji of hands folded in prayer.
🙏🏾— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) October 14, 2020
Bell joined the Jets in 2019 after five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and a contract dispute that led him to hold out and not play at all in 2018. Bell rushed for just 789 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games in 2019, down from 1,291 yards and eight touchdowns in his last full season in 2017.
Bell played just twice for the Jets in 2020, carrying the ball 20 times for just 74 yards. The Jets have begun the season 0-5.