Josh Bellamy

New York Jets
Wide Receiver #11
New York Jets
Wide Receiver #11

Josh Bellamy News

Arrested on fraud charge

The United States Department of Justice announced Thursday that Bellamy (shoulder) was arrested on multiple fraud charges for his alleged participation in a scheme to receive loans intended for COVID-19 relief.

Analysis: Bellamy's arrest comes one day after he was released by the Jets in a decision that was believed to be related to the season-ending shoulder injury he suffered in May. According to the report, Bellamy received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan worth than $1.2 million for his entertainment company, with the Department of Justice alleging that the 31-year-old used the proceeds of the loan for personal rather than business use. Bellamy was scheduled to appear in a Florida court Thursday in connection with the charges.

Sep 10, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Cut loose by Jets

The Jets released Bellamy (shoulder) from the reserve/PUP list Tuesday.

Analysis: Bellamy's contract was set to expire this spring, and he's already set to miss the entire 2020 season with the shoulder injury, so his release was merely a formality. The 31-year-old receiver played a bit role in the Jets' passing game in 2019 with two receptions for 20 yards, but he was a valued contributor on New York's special-teams units.

Sep 8, 2020 12:02 PM EST

Slated to miss 2020 season

The Jets informed Bellamy (shoulder) on Tuesday that he'll be placed on the reserve/PUP list, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The transaction doesn't officially end Bellamy's season, though Rapoport relays that Bellamy and fellow receiver Quincy Enunwa (neck) are dealing with significant injuries that won't allow either player to suit up for the team in 2020. Bellamy only collected two receptions in seven games last season, but the depth wideout was a core member of the Jets' special-teams units when active.

May 5, 2020 12:30 PM EST

Likely cap casualty

Bellamy (shoulder) likely will be released this offseason,'s Rich Cimini reports.

Analysis: The Jets can save $2.3 million without absorbing any dead cap charge. Bellamy played 124 snaps on special teams and 63 on offense in 2019, appearing in seven games before a shoulder injury sent him to IR. He went over 200 receiving yards each year from 2015 to 2017 with the Bears, but his 82 NFL games haven't yielded even a single 100-yard performance.

Feb 17, 2020 7:28 AM EST

Listed as active Sunday

Bellamy (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: With just two catches for 20 yards in four games this season, Bellamy is off the fantasy radar. He currently slots in behind the Jets' top three wideouts, Robby Anderson, Demaryius Thomas and Jamison Crowder.

Oct 13, 2019 12:09 PM EST

Questionable for Week 6

Bellamy (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Bellamy has been playing through the shoulder injury, so we'd expect the depth receiver to tough it out in quarterback Sam Darnold's return from mononucleosis.

Oct 11, 2019 1:58 PM EST

Still dealing with shoulder injury

Bellamy (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Bellamy has battled the shoulder injury since mid-September, though he has yet to miss any game action. The 30-year-old is seeing limited offensive opportunities as the team's No. 4 wide receiver.

Oct 9, 2019 2:56 PM EST

Available Week 5

Bellamy (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game at Philadelphia.

Analysis: The 30-year-old was a limited practice participant throughout the week but will play coming out of the bye week. Bellamy's fantasy potential is extremely limited with Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder and Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) all playing, especially with Luke Falk starting at quarterback in place of Sam Darnold (illness).

Oct 6, 2019 8:57 AM EST

Gets questionable tag for Week 5

Bellamy (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Along with Bellamy, Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) was unable to advance beyond limited participation in practice and will carry a questionable designation into the weekend. Coach Adam Gase has suggested that Thomas will likely return from a one-game absence, potentially putting Bellamy for a reduced role on offense even if he suits up as well. Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder are locked into starting roles at receiver, leaving Thomas and Bellamy to contend for one spot in three-wideout formations.

Oct 4, 2019 2:09 PM EST

Limited in practice again

Bellamy (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Bellamy is nursing a shoulder injury that first popped up mid-September. He's got a shot to play through the issue Sunday versus the Eagles, in which case Bellamy would slot into his usual role as a depth receiver and special-teams asset.

Oct 3, 2019 8:49 AM EST

Limited to begin week

Bellamy (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Bellamy has dealt with a lingering shoulder injury since mid-September, and he wasn't able to get fully healthy during the Jets' bye week. He's consistently played through the injury thus far, which may indicate that his status for Sunday's tilt against the Eagles isn't in jeopardy. In any case, Bellamy has only been targeted three times this season, and if he were to miss any time New York's offense would emerge largely unscathed.

Oct 2, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Listed as active Sunday

Bellamy (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against New England.

Analysis: With Demaryius Thomas (hamstring/knee) inactive, Bellamy is in line to serve as the Jets' No. 3 receiver Sunday behind Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder. He's a speculative fantasy play in Week 3, however, with Luke Falk starting at QB for the Jets against a rugged New England defense.

Sep 22, 2019 8:49 AM EST

Week 3 status in question

Bellamy (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at New England.

Analysis: Bellamy managed back-to-back limited listing on the injury report to wrap up Week 3 preparations, but the showings weren't enough to clear him for action. That decision will be about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. If he's active, Bellamy will be the most likely candidate to be the Jets' No. 3 receiver in place of the doubtful Demaryius Thomas (hamstring/knee) behind Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder.

Sep 20, 2019 3:08 PM EST

Limited Thursday

Bellamy (shoulder) logged a limited participation in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Bellamy's limited practice Thursday is an upgrade from his non-participation Wednesday. If the 30-year-old can manage to suit up Sunday against the Patriots, he could see work as the Jets' No. 3 receiver -- that is, if Demaryius Thomas (hamstring/knee) is sidelined, which seems likely. Otherwise, Braxton Berrios would be next in line for extra work if Bellamy isn't able to go Sunday.

Sep 19, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Missing practice Wednesday

Bellamy (shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: With Demaryius Thomas (hamstring/knee) unlikely to play Sunday against the Patriots, Bellamy could see work as the Jets' No. 3 wideout this weekend, health permitting. His Wednesday absence isn't the best way to start the practice week, but Bellamy's Week 3 outlook could brighten with a return to the field in some capacity, either Thursday or Friday.

Sep 18, 2019 2:03 PM EST

Increased role on tap

Bellamy is expected to be the Jets. No. 3 wide receiver Sunday versus the Patriots since Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) is unlikely to play, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Thomas was injured early in Monday's loss to the Browns, so Bellamy was deployed and played 45 of 66 possible offensive snaps. His production was minimal, though, as Bellamy only had two targets in Monday's loss to the Browns, catching one pass for five yards but dropping a well-thrown ball from Luke Falk. Bellamy will now have a full week of practice as the No. 3 wideout with Luke Falk under center, but the fantasy upside remains low for the 30-year-old, whose best season was 24 catches for 376 yards and a score in 2017.

Sep 17, 2019 12:21 PM EST

One catch, costly drop on MNF

Bellamy caught one of two targets for five yards in Monday's 23-3 loss to Cleveland.

Analysis: The ball Bellamy didn't catch was more notable than his short reception, as third-string quarterback Luke Falk delivered a strong pass to a wide open Bellamy over the middle, only to have it clank off the receiver's hands. That drop led to a Jets punt from deep in their own territory rather than another first down late in the first half, leaving enough time for Cleveland to tack on a field goal before the break. Bellamy has come as advertised, featuring heavily on special teams while failing to move the needle on offense.

Sep 17, 2019 10:13 AM EST

One catch in opener

Bellamy caught his lone target for 15 yards in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: As expected, Bellamy served in a depth role on offense. He's unlikely to exceed his career highs of 24 catches and 376 yards, set with the Bears in 2017.

Sep 9, 2019 9:10 AM EST

Strong showing in preseason finale

Bellamy caught five of six targets for 52 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Eagles.

Analysis: Bellamy's expected to contribute primarily on special teams, but he showed in this exhibition that he can also make an impact on offense when called upon. He's a lock for a roster spot.

Aug 29, 2019 8:10 PM EST

Works out numbers with Jets

Bellamy agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Jets on Tuesday, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: The two parties were close to a deal Monday, and the terms have officially been worked out. Bellamy made just 14 catches through 16 games with the Bears last season, and he'll have tough competition to exceed those number in 2019, especially after pass-catching back Le'Veon Bell signed with the Jets.

Mar 12, 2019 9:59 PM EST

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