Jets RB Le’Veon Bell, TE Chris Herndon expected to play vs. Giants
Sam Darnold will have weapons to work with when facing the New York Giants on Sunday. New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell and tight end Chris Herndon are expected to play on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Both are listed as questionable on the official injury report.
Bell, who is dealing with knee and ankle injuries, announced on social media on Saturday that he will be playing. He said on Twitter: “by the way… i’m playing tomorrow, see y’all at MetLife.”
by the way… i’m playing tomorrow, see y’all at MetLife 👀😏✈️ pic.twitter.com/JIMqe9xaGW
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) November 9, 2019
Bell did not practice on Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, he was a limited participant. Despite so, the Pro Bowl running back will be facing the Jets’ stadium-sharing rivals. Bell has played the Giants once (2016). In his lone face-off with the G-Men, he ran for 118 yards on 29 carries and recorded six receptions for 64 yards.
On the season, Bell has tallied 125 attempts for 415 yards and one touchdown. His 3.3 yards per carry is a career-low. He has also hauled in 40 receptions for 242 yards and one touchdown.
Herndon, a promising second-year tight end, has not played a down in 2018. He missed the first four games of the season with a suspension (violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse). A lingering hamstring injury has caused him to miss the rest. Nonetheless, it appears the Giants will witness his season debut.
In 2018, Herndon, a former Miami Hurricane, recorded 39 receptions for 502 yards and four touchdowns. A “move” tight end, he is looking to help make Darnold’s life easier over the middle of the field.