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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.
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.”
Bell didn’t show much in brief action. After predicting a career year