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Barnes: Starting McIntyre makes sense

San Diego Chargers linebacker Antwan Barnes looks on

(Credit: AP, 2011)

Antwan Barnes didn’t seem surprised that Rex Ryan tabbed Garrett McIntyre as Quinton Coples’ replacement in the Jets base defense.

“Yeah, I kind of was expecting it,” said Barnes, who was signed this offseason to a three-year deal worth close to $4 million. “He’s more of a run-stopping type of guy and I’m that guy that, I know every call, everything like that, so if you need me for emergencies,...

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Source: Quinton Coples to miss 3-4 weeks with hairline fracture

Quinton Coples celebrates after he tackled C.J. Spiller

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The Jets’ talented defensive line suffered a big blow Saturday night.

Quinton Coples suffered a hairline fracture in his ankle and will miss 3-4 weeks, a source confirmed to Newsday.

Though surgery is not needed, Coples is expected to miss the season opener against Darrelle Revis and the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sept. 8.

The second-year defensive end/outside linebacker was injured with...

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