Jets sign RB Bell, release LB Maybin

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Jets signed former Bears RB Kahlil Bell, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora first reported. To make room for Bell, the team released OLB Aaron Maybin, Newsday's Kimberley Martin reported.

Bell played in two games earlier this season for Chicago and had 12 carries for 32 yards and one catch for 11 yards. He had 79 carries for 337 yards and 19 catches for 133 yards last season.

The Jets were without RB Joe McKnight (ankle) in Week 10 and No. 2 RB Bilal Powell (concussion) is not expected to play in Week 11.

Maybin, a former first-round pick of the Bills, was a healthy scratch on Sunday. In the eight previous games, he made only one tackle, one QB hit and zero sacks. Last season, he had six sacks.

The Jets confirmed the moves and also announced that CB Isaiah Trufant has been placed on injured reserve. He had 16 tackles and two passes defensed this season.