NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – According to Jason La Canfora of, the New York Jets are working out free agent running backs Steve Slaton and Kahlil Bell.

The Jets are planning on signing a running back today, La Canfora reported.  Slaton was an All-American running back at West Virginia and worked with Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano last season in Miami.  His best year came as a rookie in 2008 with the Houston Texans when he rushed for 1,282 yards on 268 carries.

Kahlil Bell went undrafted in 2009 and was waived by the Minnesota Vikings before signing with the Chicago Bears.  Bell has rushed for 589 yards on 131 rushing attempts in three seasons in Chicago.  He was waived by the Bears on October 15.

The Jets currently rank 16th in the NFL with 106.9 yards per game on the ground.  Kick returner Joe McKnight did not play in  Sunday’s 28-7 loss to the Seahawks.

Would Slaton or Bell be a useful addition to the Jets’ roster?  Sound off below…


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