The Jets and Le’Veon Bell appear to be headed for a divorce.
The Daily News has learned that Gang Green is trying to trade the perennial Pro Bowl running back amid this nightmarish season. Sources told the News that Gang Green is shopping Bell with the hope of trading him sooner rather than later. The NFL trade deadline is Nov. 3.
“I know he’s frustrated that we haven’t won,” Adam Gase said Monday after Bell had one target in a 30-10 loss to the Cardinals. “It wasn’t necessarily the plan of not targeting him in the pass game. It just kind of ended up being that way with how they were they were playing us. So that’s what it is. I mean, just try to find ways to move the football. That’s all we’re trying to do, and it doesn’t always go exactly as planned.”
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Bell, who missed three games with a hamstring injury, took to social media to “like” tweets about his poor deployment in his first game back from injured reserve, the story said. We had a report on Monday that trading him may be easier said than done. The Jets will likely have to eat some money to make this happen and also may have to include a draft pick with Bell. Bell may have to be willing to take pay cut just to get away from Adam Gase, the story added. It also said the Jets are looking for a late-round pick and perhaps a middling player, according to sources. Those following the team say they should take more of a look at Perine going forward. Owners may want to jump on Perine this week just in case Bell is traded sooner than later.