New Jets running back Le'Veon Bell wasn't at the team's voluntary minicamp last month, and he has a message for those worrying about it.
"Everybody will forget about that once January comes around," he wrote in an Instagram comment.
Public Service Announcement 🚨 pic.twitter.com/pX7jB1w8Ft- Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) May 7, 2019
"When it's time to play football...I got to stick to the formula that I know works for me to be the best player I can be," Bell wrote. "I'm not just tryna winn football games, I want a ring! I wannt to desperately show everybody [...] what I can REALLY do"
Bell infamously sat out last season when he refused to sign his franchise tag after he and the Steelers couldn't agree on a long-term contract.
This offseason, he signed a four-year deal with the Jets. Though he didn't show up to voluntary workouts, new Jets head coach Adam Gase wasn't concerned.
"It's voluntary -- that's what it is," Gase said last month. "It's the CBA, it's the rules. He was here that first week and got a lot of good information. The good thing is, having the iPads and things like that helps -- if a guy's not here, he can keep up on what we're doing as far as playbook goes. For him, he has a pretty good training regimen that he goes through."