The New York Jets finally received some good news Thursday afternoon.
Bell, 27, is dealing with a sore shoulder and missed Thursday's practice as a result, head coach Adam Gase said.
News of the running back's injury initially came just after Gase told the media quarterback Sam Darnold will miss Monday's game against the Cleveland Browns and could be out for a couple of weeks with mono.
Gase was optimistic regarding his prized free-agent addition's status going forward.
"This could be just soreness," Gase said. "I mean, we don't think it's anything worse than that. But we're just being a little extra cautious."
Bell confirmed the news Thursday afternoon on Twitter:
With the Jets' sophomore QB on the shelf for possibly multiple games, the team will rely more on Bell if he's able to play Monday. New York's $52.5-million man carried the ball 17 times for 60 yards while snagging six of nine targets for 32 yards and a touchdown during his Jets debut last week.