The winless New York Jets have activated star running back Le’Veon Bell from injured reserve ahead of Sunday’s clash against the Arizona Cardinals.
Bell landed on IR last month after injuring his hamstring in the Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills in the NFL, but the three-time Pro Bowler has recovered.
The 28-year-old, who missed three consecutive games, resumed practice this week after he was designated to return on Wednesday.
“He did a good job of, one, getting healthy and then staying in good shape,” Jets head coach Adam Gase said on Saturday. “Did a good job making sure that he maintained where his weight was.
“It’s pretty easy, especially when you have a hamstring issue to where you can’t do what you’re normally used to doing, he did a great job as far as making sure he stayed right where he was at when he got hurt. I think he feels even better now than he did when we kind of hit that first game.”
We’ve activated RB Le’Veon Bell off IR, signed OL Jimmy Murray to the active roster and elevated QB Mike White and DB Lamar Jackson from the practice squad.
Additionally, we’ve released LB Alec Ogletree and WR Josh Malone.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 10, 2020
Bell rushed six times for 14 yards against the Bills and had two receptions for 32 yards prior to the injury.
The struggling Jets – who will be without injured quarterback Sam Darnold – will be hoping Bell can spark the team following a 0-4 start to the season.