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Don’t Expect the Jets to Move RB Le’Veon Bell This Offseason

The odds of the Jets trading running back Le’Veon Bell this offseason seem “remote’ according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.

Despite coach Adam Gase’s open antagonism of Bell throughout his debut season in the Big Apple, Cimini doesn’t see a trade coming to fruition without the Jets taking on a significant portion of his 2020 salary, which calls for a whopping $13.5 million in guarantees.

Even then, Cimini wouldn’t anticipate New York getting much in return for Bell (a Day 3 draft pick is probably the best they could hope for).

Bell had the worst season of his NFL career in 2019, rushing for only 789 yards a scoring a total of four touchdowns in 15 games. That is a pretty pathetic return after the Jets invested in him to the tune of four years and $52.5 million including $27 million in guaranteed money.

Only Buccaneers plodder Peyton Barber averaged fewer yards per rushing attempt (3.1) than Bell (3.2) last season. The Jets believe Bell put on weight last season while losing much of his explosiveness.

Nevertheless, that giant contract will probably keep Bell in a Jets uniform for the foreseeable future as they cannot afford the salary cap hit of cutting him.

Bell turns 28 years old on February 18th.

Jets Hire Former NFL DB as New Assistant Defensive Backs Coach

The Jets have added a new face to their coaching staff, as the team has brought in former NFL defensive back Leigh Torrence.

Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that Torrence is the team’s new assistant defensive backs coach. He’s been a defensive assistant since 2017 when he began his coaching career as an intern with the Saints.

Torrence played seven years in the NFL, with stints with the Packers, Falcons, Washington, Saints, and Jaguars.

He replaces Steve Jackson, who left the Jets to take a job with the Bengals.

Could WR Quincy Enunwa Be on the Chopping Block for the Jets This Offseason?

Numberfire.com has out with a list of one player for each AFC team they think might be on the chopping block this offseason.

For the Jets the site has picked wide out Quincy Enunwa as the player that could find himself released. Here’s what they have to say about Enunwa getting cut.

New York Jets – Quincy Enunwa

Dead Cap Hit $5.4M, Cap Saving $2.4M

Releasing Quincy Enunwa would leave quite a dead-money hit for the New York Jets. But the economics should give way to the fact that Enunwa may never set foot on a field again, after the injury he suffered early in 2019.

Even if he is cleared to return to action, it is unlikely it will be with the Jets, given he is one of a host of players who doesn’t seem to have quite hit it off with Adam Gase.

Jets QB Sam Darnold Has Minor Thumb Surgery

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold underwent minor surgery to repair a thumb ligament on his non-throwing hand, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

He’s not expected to miss any time this offseason when players report back to the team facility in the spring. His offseason training in Southern California won’t be impacted in any meaningful manner, either.

Darnold injured his thumb in a loss to the Jaguars in late October before playing the rest of the season with a brace. He altered his handoffs by using two hands for the final couple months of the season, but didn’t impact his throwing in any tangible way.

Darnold said after the season that he would need more tests before determining whether or not he would require surgery.

Video: Jets Surprise the Steelers, Top Pittsburgh at Home 16-10

The Jets defense stepped up, as they held the Steelers to 260 yards and did enough, as they topped Pittsburgh at home Sunday 16-10.

Here’s the highlights.

NFL Week 16 Inactives – Steelers at Jets

Here’s today’s inactives as the Steelers are at MetLife Stadium to take on the Jets.

Steelers: QB Paxton Lynch, CB Artie Burns, S Marcus Allen, LB Tuzar Skipper, OL Chukwuma Okorafor, TE Zach Gentry, WR Amara Darboh

Jets: DB Blake Countess, CB Nate Hairston, OL Tom Compton, RB Kenneth Dixon, WR Demaryius Thomas, RB Josh Adams, DB Bennett Jackson

Video: Jets Look to Play Spoiler at Home Sunday Against the Steelers

The Jets will look to play spoiler as they take on the Steelers Sunday afternoon, looking to put a dent in Pittsburgh’s playoff hopes.

Here’s a preview:

Jets vs Ravens Wednesday Injury Report

NEW YORK JETS
The Jets did not practice Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. The practice reports for those days are estimations.
Status Report
  OUT T Chuma Edoga (knee), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), CB Brian Poole (concussion), RB Bilal Powell (ankle, illness)
 
  DOUBTFUL S Jamal Adams (ankle), CB Arthur Maulet (calf), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee), DT Quinnen Williams (neck)
 
  QUESTIONABLE DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), T Kelvin Beachum (ankles), S Matthias Farley (ankle), DT Steve McLendon (knee, hip), RB Ty Montgomery (foot, hip), DE Nathan Shepherd (ankle)
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Monday S Jamal Adams (ankle), T Chuma Edoga (knee), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), CB Arthur Maulet (calf), CB Brian Poole (concussion), RB Bilal Powell (ankle, illness), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee), DT Quinnen Williams (neck)
  Tuesday S Jamal Adams (ankle), T Chuma Edoga (knee), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), CB Arthur Maulet (calf), CB Brian Poole (concussion), RB Bilal Powell (ankle, illness), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee), DT Quinnen Williams (neck)
  Wednesday S Jamal Adams (ankle), T Chuma Edoga (knee), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), CB Arthur Maulet (calf), CB Brian Poole (concussion), RB Bilal Powell (ankle, illness), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee), DT Quinnen Williams (neck)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), T Kelvin Beachum (ankles), S Matthias Farley (ankle), DT Steve McLendon (knee, hip), RB Ty Montgomery (foot, hip), DE Nathan Shepherd (ankle)
  Tuesday DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), T Kelvin Beachum (ankles), S Matthias Farley (ankle), DT Steve McLendon (knee, hip), RB Ty Montgomery (foot, hip), DE Nathan Shepherd (ankle)
  Wednesday DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), T Kelvin Beachum (ankles), S Matthias Farley (ankle), DT Steve McLendon (knee, hip), RB Ty Montgomery (foot, hip), DE Nathan Shepherd (ankle)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday RB Le’Veon Bell (illness), CB Maurice Canady (shoulder), G Tom Compton (ankle), QB Sam Darnold (knee, left thumb), QB David Fales (right elbow), LB Paul Worrilow (quadricep)
  Tuesday RB Le’Veon Bell (illness), CB Maurice Canady (shoulder), G Tom Compton (ankle), QB Sam Darnold (knee, left thumb), QB David Fales (right elbow), LB Paul Worrilow (quadricep)
  Wednesday RB Le’Veon Bell (illness), CB Maurice Canady (shoulder), G Tom Compton (ankle), QB Sam Darnold (knee, left thumb), QB David Fales (right elbow), LB Paul Worrilow (quadricep)
 
BALTIMORE RAVENS
 The Ravens did not practice Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. The practice reports for those days are estimations.
Status Report
  OUT LB Chris Board (concussion)
 
  DOUBTFUL T Ronnie Stanley (concussion)
 
  QUESTIONABLE TE Mark Andrews (knee), QB Lamar Jackson (quadricep), S Anthony Levine (ankle), DT Jihad Ward (elbow)
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Monday TE Mark Andrews (knee), LB Chris Board (concussion), S Anthony Levine (ankle), T Ronnie Stanley (concussion)
  Tuesday LB Chris Board (concussion), RB Mark Ingram (not injury related), S Anthony Levine (ankle), T Ronnie Stanley (concussion), S Earl Thomas (not injury related), DT Brandon Williams (not injury related)
  Wednesday LB Chris Board (concussion), T Ronnie Stanley (concussion)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday QB Lamar Jackson (quadricep), DT Jihad Ward (elbow)
  Tuesday TE Mark Andrews (knee), QB Lamar Jackson (quadricep), DT Jihad Ward (elbow)
  Wednesday TE Mark Andrews (knee), S Anthony Levine (ankle)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday RB Mark Ingram (not injury related), QB Lamar Jackson (quadricep), S Earl Thomas (not injury related), DT Jihad Ward (elbow), DT Brandon Williams (not injury related)