TE Jeff Cumberland has dislocated hand, vows to return Nov. 11
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- An MRI Monday revealed that Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland has a dislocated right hand and will miss Sunday's game against Miami. He vowed to be back Nov. 11 after the Week 9 bye.
Cumberland said his hand hit the helmet of a Patriot during a Jets kickoff return in the first quarter of the 29-26 overtime loss to New England on Sunday. Cumberland posted a picture online of his swollen right hand, sans the cast he now is wearing. "Thank the Lord it's not broke and I'll be OK," he wrote.
Some Jets fans were up in arms after noticing a slight delay in the Gillette Stadium clock operation on Devin McCourty's kickoff return. He caught the ball in the end zone with 2:06 left in regulation and made it to the 5-yard line before a second had ticked off the clock, which is supposed to start as soon as the returner catches the ball.
It may not seem like much time, but consider this: After the Jets recovered McCourty's fumble with 2:01 left, the two-minute warning provided a built-in timeout, allowing the Patriots more time for their tying drive on their next possession. But the league saw nothing wrong with the clock operation.
Rex Ryan said during his weekly radio spot on ESPN New York that every time Tom Brady threw against the Jets' cover 1 defense (a single high safety), the pass was completed . . . Ryan initially took issue with Brandon Spikes' near-helmet-to-helmet hit on Shonn Greene. Spikes was not flagged on the play; after watching replays of it, Ryan said he understood the decision . . . Despite Stephen Hill's key fourth-quarter drop, Ryan said it was the rookie's best game.