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Sport Le'Veon Bell Out for Week 14 at Dolphins

00:45  08 december  2019
00:45  08 december  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Bell: 'I'll live with' decision to sign with Jets

  Bell: 'I'll live with' decision to sign with Jets Le'Veon Bell became one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL after signing with the New York Jets in March. But his first season with the new club hasn't produced the results he might have expected.© Icon Sportswire / GettyDespite posting just 508 yards and three touchdowns through 10 games, Bell has made peace with his free agency choice. "I made a decision," he said, according to Manish Mehta of New York Daily News. "And I'll live with it."The 27-year-old back hasn't eclipsed 100 rushing yards in a game this season, and he's posted a career-low 3.2 yards per carry.

On Sunday, Le ' Veon Bell was the Pittsburgh Steelers entire offense as he ran wild all over the Buffalo Bills defense. Subscribe to NFL Films

Jets running back Le ' Veon Bell , who didn't practice Thursday and Friday after becoming ill, will not play against the Dolphins on Sunday. The New York Jets' disappointing season took another bad turn Saturday, as they ruled out running back Le ' Veon Bell for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins .

The New York Jets (4-8) are somehow still alive in the AFC playoff hunt ahead of a favorable matchup against the Miami Dolphins (3-9) on Sunday.

a close up of a toy: CINCINNATI, OHIO - DECEMBER 01: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the New York Jets runs with the ball during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports CINCINNATI, OHIO - DECEMBER 01: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the New York Jets runs with the ball during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The downside: They’ll have to face Miami without their star running back. The Jets announced Le’Veon Bell will miss the Week 14 contest as he recovers from an illness.

Bell was previously listed as questionable before being downgraded. After sitting out a year before signing with New York, Bell’s season has been underwhelming in nearly every way.

The 27-year-old has rushed for just 589 yards on 183 carries (3.2 yards per rush) and has just four total touchdowns on the year. Only once in his career has Bell finished with fewer than seven rushing touchdowns — that came in 2015 when he scored three in six games before suffering a knee injury that kept him out for the rest of the year.

One of his best opportunities to get back on track was this week’s matchup, with Miami allowing the second-most rushing yard against (143.5 yards per game).

Backup Bilal Powell is expected to receive the bulk of the carries on Sunday in Bell’s absence.

Jets' Bell fighting illness, uncertain to play vs. Dolphins

  Jets' Bell fighting illness, uncertain to play vs. Dolphins New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell isn't guaranteed to play Sunday versus the Miami Dolphins due to an illness. Bell missed his second consecutive practice on Friday, and head coach Adam Gase said he expects to know more about the three-time Pro Bowler's availability by Saturday, according to the New York Post's Brian Costello. Bell missed his second consecutive practice on Friday, and head coach Adam Gase said he expects to know more about the three-time Pro Bowler's availability by Saturday, according to the New York Post's Brian Costello.

Almost a year ago the Pittsburgh Steelers slapped Le ' veon with a back to back franchise tag which is what started this whole thing. during his time out from

Meanwhile, starting running back Le ' Veon Bell hasn't been practicing due to an illness and his status for Sunday is very much unclear at the moment. He played last week against the Dolphins , but was limited throughout the week . Agholor and Barnett are game-time decisions, according to Doug

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Bell prepares to face Steelers, his former team, for 1st time .
When the Pittsburgh Steelers roll into MetLife Stadium on Sunday, it'll be a bit of a reunion for Le'Veon Bell. When the Pittsburgh Steelers roll into MetLife Stadium on Sunday, it’ll be a bit of a reunion for Le’Veon Bell.

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