Bell takes part in Jets’ camp; GM decision pending

Field Level Media

June 04, 2019 at 5:09 pm.

Running back Le’Veon Bell took part in on-field workouts Tuesday at the New York Jets’ mandatory minicamp after skipping most of the team’s spring voluntary workouts.

He worked with the first-team offense in 11-on-11 drills in what was his first competitive football since January 2018, when he last played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bell sat out last season in a contract dispute and signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract with the Jets.

Head coach Adam Gase said Bell wouldn’t have a full workload because of the long layoff from team drills.

Before practice Tuesday, Gase updated reporters about the search for the team’s general manager.

The Jets have interviewed Joe Douglas, Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel; Scott Fitterer, the Seattle Seahawks’ co-director of player personnel; Terry Fontenot, the New Orleans Saints’ director of pro scouting; and Champ Kelly, the Chicago Bears’ assistant director of player personnel.

New York is seeking a replacement for Mike Maccagnan, who was fired on May 15 after four seasons in the role. Gase was among the staff members who joined CEO Christopher Johnson in interviews.

“We went through some interviews this weekend,” Gase said. “Those guys did a great job. It was a great process that we’ve gone through so far. We’ll just keep huddling up and figuring out where we’re at with that until Christopher is ready to make a decision. Then once that happens, you guys will obviously know about that quickly.”