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Rex not ready to rule out Kerley, but Obomanu re-signing indicates otherwise

Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley #11 congratulates wide

Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley #11 congratulates wide receiver Ben Obomanu #15 on his touchdown against the Giants during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 24, 2013) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Jets re-signed wide receiver Ben Obomanu Tuesday -- a clear indication slot guy Jeremy Kerley won't be available for Thursday night's game in New England.

In a corresponding move, the Jets released LB Scott Solomon.

Kerley suffered a violent hit from Buccaneers safety Mark Barron -- and two other defenders closing in -- late in the second quarter of Sunday's 18-17 win over Tampa Bay.

Wideout Stephen Hill told Newsday Monday that Kerley had assured him on the sideline that he was "fine." But Hill, who was standing a few feet from Kerley at the time of the hit, said Monday: "I came in here today and he said: 'I'm feeling kinda woozy.'"

A short time later, the Jets issued an updated practice report that indicated Kerley did not practice due to a concussion. A team spokesman said the slot receiver passed in-game and postgame concussion protocol tests on Sunday but exhibited symptoms Monday morning. 

Rex Ryan confirmed during his Tuesday press conference that Kerley had passed multiple concussion screenings on Sunday. But the Jets coach isn't yet ready to rule him out until the Jets release their official injury report on Wednesday.

Tags: jets , new england patriots , ben obomanu , jeremy kerley , concussion

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