Jets News: RB Bilal Powell Agrees to Contract; Joins Le'Veon Bell, Ty Montgomery

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 7, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 14:  Running back Bilal Powell #29 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 14, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets continue to stockpile assets in their backfield, this time bringing back Bilal Powell

The team announced Friday it agreed to a deal with the eight-year veteran. 

Powell has been on the free-agent market since the end of last season. The 30-year-old appeared in just seven games for the Jets in 2018 because of a neck injury that landed him on injured reserve. 

Former head coach Todd Bowles told reporters last October that Powell's injury was so severe it could be career-ending. 

Brian Costello of the New York Post reported early Friday that Powell was going to have a workout with the team. 

It must have gone well, since Powell will get a chance to be part of a running back group that already includes Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery. 

Powell has been a steady presence as a backup for the Jets throughout his career. He has averaged at least four yards per carry in each of the past seven seasons and finished second on the team with 343 rushing yards last year.