Gase also left the door open to an earlier return via Al Iannazzone, saying “it could be a couple weeks. I don’t want to put a timetable on it.”
Bell appeared to suffer a hamstring injury on an incomplete pass in the second quarter of Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Bills. He tried to return in the second half but ended up leaving the game.
He rushed six times for 14 yards and caught two passes for 32 yards before leaving Sunday’s game.
Bell, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Steelers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4,120,600 rookie contract, but Pittsburgh used their franchise tag on him.
The Steelers decided to franchise Bell for the second straight year, but he elected to hold out the entire 2018 season and set himself up for free agency in 2019. The Jets later signed Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million contract worth up to $61 million and including $35 million guaranteed.
In 2019, Bell appeared in 15 games for the Jets and rushed for 789 yards on 245 carries (3.2 YPC) to go along with 66 receptions for 461 yards receiving and four total touchdowns.
We’ll have more on Bell as the news is available.