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Robert Saleh and Rex Ryan on good terms after back-and-forth

Jets head coach Robert Saleh yells on the

Jets head coach Robert Saleh yells on the sidelines during the second half against the Titans at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 3. Credit: Getty Images/Al Bello

Robert Saleh and Rex Ryan are buddies now.

Well, maybe not buddies. But the current Jets coach and former one are on speaking terms.

Last week, Ryan, an ESPN analyst, ripped Saleh and his defense on air and said he took it "personal" that Saleh was compared to him. Saleh responded to Ryan, saying "he knows where to find me."

Ryan found Saleh. The two spoke and cleared the air. Saleh was very complimentary of Ryan, who was the last coach to lead the Jets to the playoffs.

"That’s the first time I ever had a one-on-one conversation with Rex," Saleh said. "I’ll keep that conversation between he and I private. I speak for the people of the organization, no one has ever said one bad word about Rex in this entire organization. They spoke glowingly of him.

"Just to be able to have the conversation I can see why they speak glowingly of him. He actually has a really good heart. It was good to have that conversation. I’ve always been a fan of his and his defense from afar. It was already behind me from the beginning, but to have that conversation, kudos to him. He’s shown his character."

Kicker wanted?

The Jets may try out kickers after Matt Ammendola missed two of three field-goal attempts in Sunday’s 24-17 loss to Miami. His 55-yard try hit the left upright and he had a 40-yard attempt sail wide left. Special teams coach Brant Boyer said, "certainly, it’s a concern."

Saleh and Boyer did not express confidence in Ammendola, who has missed four field goals in the last five games. Saleh said there would be "a discussion" about "what the best direction is" at that position. Boyer said something similar.

"It’s just one of those things where we have to have points when we’re in those situations," Boyer said. "That’s something that we have to be better at."

Two-minute drill

Right tackle Morgan Moses, who left Sunday’s game with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury, said he’s "sore as heck." Moses has a bone contusion. He said he’s "just got to be able to play through the pain." Moses ended up returning and finishing the game … Left tackle Mekhi Becton (knee surgery) will not be able to return to practice this week, Saleh said. The initial timetable was 4-8 weeks. Becton had surgery nine weeks ago Wednesday.

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