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Le’Veon Bell injury update: Jets place RB on IR for hamstring issue

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The New York Jets placed running back Le’Veon Bell on injured reserve Tuesday because of a hamstring problem he picked up during Week 1 action.

Bell, a two-time first-team All-Pro, is eligible to return in three weeks.

He recorded just 14 yards on six carries in a 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in the Jets’ season opener.

Rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims (hamstring) and linebacker Blake Cashman (groin) have also been placed on IR.

We’ve signed RB Kalen Ballage to the active roster.

Additionally, we’ve placed RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Denzel Mims and LB Blake Cashman on IR.

— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 15, 2020

The Jets signed running back Kalen Ballage in a corresponding transaction, though Frank Gore is likely to get the bulk of the workload in the coming weeks.

Gore and the Jets face his former team, the San Francisco 49ers, on Sunday in their home opener at MetLife Stadium.

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