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Adam Gase hints the Jets might reduce Le’Veon Bell’s workload early in the season to keep him fresh

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Training camp comments by the head coach typically aren’t very insightful or meaningful.

For example:

Gase, however, did make a comment about Bell on Wednesday that could provide some insight into how the team plans to use the star running back.

The normal caveats apply here. Even though this is a seemingly interesting comment, it is still a preseason comment by the coach. You might remember last summer how the Jets sold the idea Ty Montgomery was going to be a big part of the offense, and formations would feature both Montgomery and Bell.

That said, this could potentially be a sign that the Jets are going to keep Bell on a pitch count during the early stages of the season. There’s certainly a logic to that thinking. The most likely beneficiaries in that circumstance would either be veteran Frank Gore or rookie La’Mical Perine.

At 37 years old, I certainly don’t think Gore should be seeing significant touches so the rookie emerging in training camp would be a positive development.