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Jets star Le’Veon Bell explains why he didn’t report to offseason program

Le'Veon Bell, Jets

Its been a long time since Le’Veon Bell has practiced with an NFL team.

Apparently, Bell has heard enough criticism of his absence from the Jets’ voluntary offseason program. According to the New York Jets running back, there’s no reason to worry about him missing workouts with his new team.

He posted as much Monday on social media in response to a quandary about when he would come to practice.

“When it’s time to play football … I got to stick to the formula that I know works for me to be the best player I can be,” Bell wrote. “I’m not just tryna win football games, I want a ring!”

Bell signed with the Jets this offseason after missing all of the 2018 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hence, it’s been awhile since Bell has participated in a team practice.

The Jets have not made the postseason since 2010, so Jets fans surely will forgive Bell if he can lead the team into January. Jets coach Adam Gase doesn’t seem concerned about Bell’s absence, and frankly, he shouldn’t. It’s voluntary.

“[Bell] was here that first week [of offseason workouts], and we got a lot of good information that week to him,” Gase said, via Darryl Slater of NJ.com. “He has a pretty good training regimen that he goes through. He knows how to get his body ready for training camp and the regular season.”

The Jets have a mandatory minicamp June 4-6.