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Tim Benz, Columnist

Le’Veon Bell responds to reports that his signing ruined Jets front office

Tim Benz
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A disagreement over signing Le’Veon Bell was reportedly why the Jets blew up their front office on Wednesday.

Former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is responding to criticism that his signing is part of the reason the Jets blew up their front office Wednesday.

Sort of.

The Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger on Wednesday. Head coach Adam Gase will take over as acting GM. It is reported by the New York Daily News that Gase would like Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas to take over the job.

Daily News Jets beat writer Manish Mehta went on to tweet that a disagreement over signing Bell was a major reason why there was a rift between Maccagnan and Gase.

You may be stunned to learn that the New York papers are having a good time with this.

And Bell isn’t exactly rushing to deny the story. Based on his tweets, he’s leaving some room open for the possibility that the story may be true.

Basically, Bell is trying to tamp down the story. Yet, he is not putting a pin in the balloon by any stretch. Those comments are a far cry from Bell saying he and Gase are in lockstep or on the same page.

Bell could’ve done just that in another follow-up tweet.

So what now? Some in the sports media business are forecasting a gloomy future for Bell and Gase.

Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, while the Jets are holding the Giants’ beer, we’re holding our popcorn — just dying to watch this play out.

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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