Le'Veon Bell wasn't at the Jets' voluntary minicamp that started on Tuesday, but head coach Adam Gase didn't seem too worried about it.
"It's voluntary -- that's what it is," Gase said. "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."
Gase added that it's been a few seasons since Bell has gone through a full offseason, but knows how to handle it. Translation: Gase isn't worried about Bell getting ready without coming to voluntary camp.
"He's been doing this for a minute," Gase said.
Also absent from camp on Tuesday was Darron Lee, whose future with the Jets is uncertain.
Lee could be expendable now that the Jets have added free agent LB C.J. Mosley, and Jets GM Mike Maccagnan weighed in last month on whether Lee had a future with the Jets.
"I think it will work itself out over time," Maccagnan said. Asked directly if he planned to shop Lee and try to trade him, Maccagnan said only that he's "happy with where the roster is right now."
Lee is only due $1.8 million this season, with a cap hit of $3.1 million. And the team has until May 2 to decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.
"Quite frankly, Darron's contract is not a very big contract," Maccagnan said last month. "So it just gives us a lot of pieces there right now and we'll figure it out as we go forward."