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Jets promote Josh Adams, reportedly has nothing to do with Le’Veon Bell injury status [UPDATE]

This could be to protect Adams on their roster, or it could be something more. We break down the fantasy implications for Week 10.

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins grabs the legs of New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Le’Veon Bell injury status update

Shortly after word that Adams was promoted, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Bell’s knee is “good” and this was simply to prevent another team from signing Adams.

The New York Jets signed running back Josh Adams off their practice squad, per NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo, and it is raising some questions about Le’Veon Bell’s injury status. Bell underwent an MRI on his knee on Monday following the team’s Week 9 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Head coach Adam Gase was caught off guard by it and so the team has not had much information to offer on the injury. Garafolo’s report suggests other teams might have had some interest in signing Adams, but given the MRI, it’s reasonable to wonder if the signing is connected to Bell’s knee.

The Jets return to practice on Wednesday, at which point we’ll see what kind of practice time Bell might miss. A Wednesday DNP is not the end of the world, but if he doesn’t practice, we’ll know to track him heading into Thursday and Friday.

The Jets face the New York Giants in Week 10, offering up a quality matchup for whomever ends up starting at running back for them. Of course, the downgrade from Bell to Ty Montgomery or Bilal Powell or Adams is considerable. Bell remains an RB2 option, while the rest are best suited for fantasy rosters in desperate need of a flex.