TE Jeff Cumberland has dislocated hand, vows to return Nov. 11

Jeff Cumberland catches a 27-yard touchdown reception in

Jeff Cumberland catches a 27-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter in a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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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.

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Home cooking?

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.

Jet streams

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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.

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