Bell, who pulled his left hamstring in Week 1, will probably be activated Saturday from injured reserve, a supply informed ESPN on Saturday. He returned to apply this week.
The winless Jets (0-4) hope Bell can spark a struggling offense, which ranks thirty first in scoring and thirty first in complete yards.
It will likely be attention-grabbing to see how coach Adam Gase divides the work in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals (2-2). In Bell’s absence, he leaned closely on Frank Gore, who bought 49 of the 64 operating again carries. The 37-year-old Gore was ineffective, dashing for less than 150 yards — a 3.1 common.
“I feel he could be fairly efficient,” Gase mentioned of Bell. “He did a great job of getting wholesome after which staying in good condition. [He] did a great job ensuring that he maintained the place his weight was. … I feel he feels even higher now than he did after we sort of hit that first sport.”
Bell did not present a lot briefly motion. After predicting a profession 12 months in coaching camp, he carried six occasions for 14 yards within the season-opening loss to the Buffalo Bills. He injured his hamstring late within the first half however tried to play within the third quarter, maybe making it worse.
Afterward, Gase mentioned he was “mad” at himself for sending Bell again within the sport.
The operating sport has been a significant disappointment. The Jets are averaging 4.1 yards per carry, however that quantity is deceiving as a result of 46 yards got here on a landing scramble by Darnold — by far their longest run of the season.
Flacco, 35, changing the injured Darnold (sprained proper shoulder), will make his Jets beginning debut. He performed 4 snaps final week after Darnold left briefly to get his shoulder examined within the locker room. It will likely be Flacco’s first begin since final Oct. 27, when he performed for the Denver Broncos.