The New York Jets released running back Le’Veon Bell on Tuesday night.
The formation of the Big Apple had previously tried to exchange the 28-year-old athlete.
“After having had a conversation with Le’Veon and his agent and after exploring the option of a trade in the last days, we have made the decision to release Le’Veon,” said General Manager Joe Douglas in a statement. of his club.
“The Jets organization appreciates the effort Le’Veon made during his time with us and we know he worked hard to make a significant impact on this team. We believe this decision is the best for both camps and we wish him the best in the future. ”
The Jets’ 2020 season can already be considered a failure, as they haven’t had any wins in five outings. Bell is also very unhappy with this situation and its lack of use.
Last Sunday in a 30-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the 28-year-old veteran ran with the ball 13 times and was shot once by his quarterback.
Head coach Adam Gase had also addressed the state of mind of his athlete during his press conference on Monday.
“I know he’s frustrated that we didn’t win,” he said.
“It wasn’t necessarily the plan not to target him in the last game,” Gase continued. It just happened depending on what they [les Cardinals] were doing to counter us. This is what it is. I’m just trying to find a way to move the ball forward. That’s just what we’re trying to do and it doesn’t always turn out the way we planned. ”
This season, Bell has missed three of his team’s five duels due to injury. He ran with the ball 19 times for 74 yards. He also caught three passes for 39 yards. The running back has still not found the paying zone.
Bell has been involved in the Jets organization since the 2019 campaign, he who was hired as a free agent. He had missed the whole of the previous season because he refused the franchise player label given to him by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The running back had initialed a four-year, $ 52.5 million deal with the Big Apple team.