New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell left no doubt about his status for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, tweeting Saturday, "by the way... i'm playing tomorrow, see y'all at MetLife."
Bell is officially listed as questionable, with head coach Adam Gase telling reporters Friday it "looks good" for the back to play. Bell was dealing with knee and ankle injuries after Sunday's loss in Miami and had an MRI this week that revealed no structural damage.
Bell, 27, has 415 yards and a touchdown on the ground, plus 40 catches for 242 yards and another score in eight games. He's averaging just 3.3 yards per carry in his first year with the Jets after arriving in free agency.
Meanwhile, ESPN reported Jets CEO and president Christopher Johnson is expected to remain patient with Gase, despite the team's 1-7 start and calls from fans for the coach's ouster.
On Friday, a plane was seen flying around New York City with a banner reading "FIRE ADAM GASE NOW."
Per ESPN, "ownership is not inclined to make any head-coaching moves," in part because of the team's injuries and because Gase has spent just five months working with new general manager Joe Douglas.
Gase is in his first year as the Jets' head coach after going 23-25 across three seasons as the Miami Dolphins' head coach.
Douglas was hired in June after previous GM Mike Maccagnan was fired in May, surprisingly after the team had already completed most of its offseason moves.
--Field Level Media