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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Like his head coach, Muhammad Wilkerson still is lamenting the missed opportunities against the Steelers – namely, his near-safety on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But Sunday is a clean slate for the Jets, who will face Tom Brady and the Patriots for the second time this season. But is their Week 7 matchup a must-win for the Jets?
“We always go in every week thinking we’re going to win the...Read more »
As the cameras descended upon Quinton Coples, the Jets outside linebacker flashed his boyish grin.
“I got a letter,” he said, confirming that he had been fined by the NFL for his joint hit on Titans quarterback Jake Locker last week. “The league felt like it was a personal foul or inappropriate hit. But one thing about it, it’s up for debate. So I’m going to appeal it and we’ll go forward...Read more »
Muhammad Wilkerson prayed along with the Titans, hoping Jake Locker would be OK. And when the Tennessee quarterback was loaded onto the cart and driven off LP Field Sunday, Wilkerson clapped with crowd as well.
Despite the harsh words of Titans head coach Mike Munchak, the Jets defensive end insisted Tuesday that he is “not a dirty player.”
“I would never try to hurt a player on purpose,”...Read more »
Mike Munchak had a far different take than Rex Ryan on the Jets' multiple hits on Jake Locker Sunday.
While the Jets coach saw nothing "malicious" about Muhammad Wilkerson's initial hit on the Titans quarterback, Munchak vehemently disagreed, according to The Tennessean.
"He dropped his helmet into him and unloaded on him,” he said. “You’re supposed to pull back on him...Read more »
After reviewing film of Sunday's 38-13 debacle in Nashville, Rex Ryan said he saw nothing wrong with Muhammad Wilkerson's hit on Jake Locker.
The Titans quarterback was carted off the field with a right hip injury in the third quarter after he was hit by both Wilkerson and Coples as he was attempting to throw a pass to Nate Washington. First, Wilkerson drilled Locker in the chest and...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 »
Geno Smith received a reprieve when the interception he threw on his first pass attempt during team drills was nullified by an offside penalty on the defense. But on the next play, Muhammad Wilkerson was waiting for him.
The Jets quarterback rolled out after the snap and aired the ball to his left, but Wilkerson’s big hands batted the ball away from its intended target.
“Not today, Geno!...Read more »