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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Jets coach Rex Ryan positively glowed on Friday afternoon when he declared his team’s injured players all were listed as probable for Sunday’s game against Oakland at MetLife Stadium. But his training staff must have thrown a red challenge flag.
After further review Friday evening, wide receiver Stephen Hill (knee) was downgraded from probable to questionable. The move came after some cryptic...Read more »
Jeremy Kerley appeared to be pleading his case on the field hours before kickoff. But the slot receiver didn't get his way.
Kerley -- who dislocated his left elbow two weeks ago -- is one of seven inactive players for Sunday's must-win game against the Dolphins. Here's the good news for the Jets: Santonio Holmes and Antonio Cromartie will both play.
On Friday, Rex Ryan said he was "concerned"...Read more »
On Thursday, coach Rex Ryan said quarterback Geno Smith’s numbers and the outcome of a 13-10 loss at New England might look a lot different had Jets receivers not dropped six passes. When the attention shifted to the receivers on Friday – particularly Clyde Gates, who had three drops – Ryan gave Gates a vote of confidence heading into Sunday’s game against Buffalo.
“Every receiver has drops,”...Read more »
On Thursday, linebacker, defensive lineman Quinton Coples took a cautious approach to queries about his physical status after undergoing an ankle procedure in the preseason. But after completing his first full week of practice with the Jets since the surgery on Friday, head coach Rex Ryan pronounced Coples "probable" and then added, "He's playing."
Ryan said Coples...Read more »
The best indication about the Jets’ readiness for Buffalo is that no one was confined to a stationary bike during the portion of Thursday’s practice the media was allowed to watch. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes jumped on a bike as the media was leaving, but that’s part of his regular maintenance routine.
Running back Bilal Powell, who missed Wednesday’s practice with an illness, was back at...Read more »
Jeremy Kerley didn’t hesitate.
Despite sporting a red non-contact jersey just a little while earlier, the Jets slot receiver declared Tuesday he was ready to face the Buffalo Bills.
“A-1,” said Kerley, who suffered a concussion in Week 1 after being hit by Bucs safety Mark Barron.
He also said he began to feel better a few days after “getting out of the fog a little bit.”
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Both Quinton Coples and Muhammad Wilkerson were on the practice field Monday morning – a potentially good sign heading into Sunday’s game against the AFC East rival Bills.
Coples has been a bystander at practice of late after undergoing a procedure on his right ankle. The outside linebacker, and 16th overall pick in 2012, was in shells Monday – along with Wilkerson, who was forced to leave...Read more »
As expected, the Jets have ruled out slot receiver Jeremy Kerley for Thursday night's game in Foxborough.
He was diagnosed Monday with a concussion, prompting the team to re-sign wideout Ben Obomanu.
OLB Quinton Coples (ankle) also has been ruled out, along with QB Mark Sanchez. The fifth-year quarterback told reporters Monday that getting a second opinion on his injured right...Read more »
Rex Ryan confirmed Jeremy Kerley was diagnosed Monday with a concussion, but the Jets coach wasn't ready to rule out the slot receiver for Thursday night's divisional game in New England.
"Well, you have to be prepared for that scenario," he said Tuesday. "But we’re not going to officially announce anyone being out until tomorrow."
Translation: Kerley's out.
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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...Read more »