The Jets have a new running back, as the team has promoted running back Josh Adams from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
It was initially assumed that Adams’ promotion was an ominous sign for start Le’Veon Bell’s health but Schefter reports that the move was made because another team — perhaps the AFC East divisional foe Dolphins who just lost Mark Walton for the next four games — wanted to sign him.
Adams, an undrafted free agent from Notre Dame, actually led the Eagles in rushing in 2018 with 511 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games but couldn’t find a home on a NFL roster this season.
As for Bell, who underwent a surprise MRI on his knee Monday that even his head coach was unaware of, word is that he is dealing with an injury that is “not something significant” and should suit up for Week 10 against the New York Giants. But the Jets have not yet released the results of the MRI.
If he does need to miss any time, the Jets now have the 23-year-old Adams available as well as veterans Ty Montgomery and Bilal Powell.