Le'Veon Bell returns as Jets activate RB from IR

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The New York Jets won’t have quarterback Sam Darnold, who is already ruled out for Sunday, but they will have running back Le’Veon Bell in the lineup.

Bell, who pulled his left hamstring in Week 1, was activated from injured reserve Saturday. He returned to practice this week.

The winless Jets (0-4) hope Bell can spark a struggling offense that ranks 31st in scoring and 31st in total yards.

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It will be interesting to see how coach Adam Gase divides the work against the Arizona Cardinals (2-2). In Bell’s absence, he leaned heavily on Frank Gore, who got 49 of the 64 running back carries. The 37-year-old Gore was ineffective, rushing for only 150 yards — a 3.1 average.

“I think he can be pretty effective,” Gase said of Bell. “He did a good job of getting healthy and then staying in good shape. [He] did a good job making sure that he maintained where his weight was. … I think he feels even better now than he did when we kind of hit that first game.”

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