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New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets rookie linebacker Jordan Jenkins left practice with a calf injury, the severity of which was not immediately known.

Jenkins, a third-round draft pick out of Georgia, is considered a front-runner to open the season as a starter at outside linebacker.

He came off the field midway through practice Monday and remained on the sideline the rest of the session. Coach Todd Bowles said he would know more later in the day after talking to the trainers.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Jordan Jenkins, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano, Trevor Reilly
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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a pass during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a pass during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

With their 2016 opponents now set, the sledding won't get any easier as they pulled a schedule of games including two of the toughest divisions: the AFC North and the NFC West. Most fans are now left worrying what the team's offseason plan may be with many key players expected to hit free agency in March. What will the Jets do now?

Part 1: Performance & Financial Based Cuts

Part 2: Restructuring

Part 3: Time To Sign

Part 4: Free Agency

Part 5: The Draft

Part 6: Overview

Here's the Jets list of pending unrestricted free agents, bolded are strategic keepers:

Tags: Bilal Powell, Calvin Pace, Chris Ivory, Damon Harrison, Erin Henderson, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (52) tackles Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams (29) as he runs the ball during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (52) tackles Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams (29) as he runs the ball during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

Demario Davis and Erin Henderson have been splitting time at the will position recently, but this week it was Henderson who got the majority of the snaps there for the first time. Henderson produced well, with 11 tackles, including one for a loss.

However, David Harris was even more productive, as he had 14 tackles. That's the most he's had since 2009. Harris was also credited with two sacks - both on scrambles - and had a tackle for a loss and a pass break-up.

For Davis, who is now out of contract, he did stuff three runs, although two of those were late in the game when the Bills were trying to run out the clock. I'd imagine the fact that Rex Ryan went after Davis with good success in the previous Bills-Jets game factored into his reduction in playing time.

Tags: Calvin Pace, David Harris, Demario Davis, Erin Henderson, Jamari Lattimore, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano, Taiwan Jones, Trevor Reilly
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Dec 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles during during the first half of game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports (Jim O'Connor)
Dec 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles during during the first half of game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports (Jim O'Connor)

Jets coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Thursday. Here are five things we learned...

1.) QB Ryan Fitzpatrick paricipated fully in practice.

2.) RB Bilal Powell, T Breno Giacomini, and TE Kellen Davis all missed practice.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pace, Chris Ivory, Kellen Davis, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a pass while New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard rushes during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USATSI)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a pass while New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard rushes during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USATSI)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to be fine despite being limited at practice because of a sore thumb, elbow and lower back.

Coach Todd Bowles says Wednesday that the ailments "shouldn't be anything serious" and he had no worries about Fitzpatrick's availability for the game Sunday at Buffalo. The Jets clinch a playoff berth win a victory.

Fitzpatrick had his left (non-throwing) thumb surgically repaired last month after tearing a ligament. He is also dealing with soreness in his right elbow and back, but says it's "nothing really to be concerned about."

Tags: Bilal Powell, Buffalo Bills, Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pace, Chris Ivory, Erin Henderson, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan just before opening kickoff against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan just before opening kickoff against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

All that stands between the New York Jets and the playoffs is Rex Ryan.

Well, how's that for an absolutely juicy story line?

The Jets, in their first season under coach Todd Bowles, are facing a win-and-in scenario against the Buffalo Bills and their former coach, who was fired after failing to lead New York to the postseason in each of the last four of his six seasons.

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Calvin Pace, Sheldon Richardson
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

David Harris returned on Sunday and the struggling Demario Davis had a productive game, but there were still some breakdowns in the linebacker corps.

It was good to see Harris back in the lineup and he mostly played well, although he did blow the coverage on the game-tying touchdown. Harris perhaps expected there to be someone inside to help out, but that wasn't the case as Rontez Miles had vacated the middle to double-team Rob Gronkowski on the outside.

Harris had six tackles -- one for a loss -- and made one good play in coverage. However, he was beaten for two first downs in coverage on a third-down and a fourth-down and was also blocked out of one running play. He did miss a tackle, although he slowed the runner up for a teammate to make the stop at the line.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Calvin Pryor, David Harris, Demario Davis, Erin Henderson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Rontez Miles
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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks to New York Jets linebacker David Harris during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Danny Wild/USATSI)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks to New York Jets linebacker David Harris during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Danny Wild/USATSI)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Cornerback Dee Milliner is doubtful for the New York Jets' game against the New England Patriots on Sunday with a strained hamstring.

Milliner did not practice this week after being hurt in the Jets' 19-16 victory at Dallas last Saturday.

Linebacker David Harris, who left the game with a bruised back, is probable after being a limited participant in practice Friday. Fellow linebacker Calvin Pace (abdomen) is also probable.

Tags: Calvin Pace, David Harris, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Quincy Enunwa
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski runs the ball against the New York Jets during the second half at Gillette Stadium. (Mark L. Baer/USATSI)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski runs the ball against the New York Jets during the second half at Gillette Stadium. (Mark L. Baer/USATSI)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Kacy Rodgers had barely settled himself on the podium before he was hit with the question of the week.

How do the New York Jets stop Rob Gronkowski?

"That's a great question and there's about 30 other teams I need to ask," the defensive coordinator said with a laugh. "In all fairness, he's a tremendous player. We've got a lot of different things we've got to try. I don't think that one thing works to stop him."

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes a pass while being pursued by New York Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. (Greg M. Cooper/USATSI)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes a pass while being pursued by New York Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. (Greg M. Cooper/USATSI)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Calvin Pace has seen a lot of Tom Brady over the years.

Too much, as far as the New York Jets linebacker is concerned. And, way too many losses to the New England Patriots quarterback.

"Blame Shaun Ellis," Pace joked on Wednesday. "If Shaun didn't get that hit on the sideline, they might have somebody else at quarterback. But things happen like that sometimes."

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 (Troy Taormina)
(Troy Taormina)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles gave injury updates after practice on Thursday...

  • WR Jeremy Kerley (calf) was limited during practice, but Bowles is optimistic he'll be able to play on Saturday against Dallas.
  • C Nick Mangold, T Breno Giacomini, and LB Calvin Pace were also limited and are questionable for Saturday.

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Every NFL team has to deal with the injuries and the Jets have sent their share of players to the injured reserve, but for all the injuries that the Jets have suffered, seeing as few names listed for Saturday's game is good news. The team is finally getting healthy to make their best push at a playoff run and the timing is perfect. Mangold is distancing himself from his injury earlier this year and Revis has received the chance to knock the rust off from his absence due to a concussion. The Jets are in a good spot to make their final case for January.

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pace, Jeremy Kerley, Nick Mangold
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Jets have continued to rotate Demario Davis and Erin Henderson, with Jamari Lattimore also getting some reps on passing downs. The biggest change this week was that the Jets were employing Davis as an outside linebacker in their nickel package, with Lattimore also on the field alongside David Harris. This meant Davis was effectively operating as an edge rusher at times.

Davis was productive in this role, with one sack and four pressures, two of which came as he was unblocked off the edge. Davis also had three tackles, including one on a third-down scramble to force a punt. He did give up a 16-yard reception, but that was on third-and-30.

Henderson had a couple of nice run-stuffs, but left a receiver all alone at the goal line on the Texans' two-point conversion, while Lattimore played a season-high 28 snaps and avoided making any mistakes.

Tags: Calvin Pace, David Harris, Demario Davis, Erin Henderson, Lorenzo Mauldin
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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) on the sidelines during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) on the sidelines during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has fully participated in practice for the first time since suffering a concussion three weeks ago.

Revis is listed Friday as probable for the Jets' game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles says the cornerback still needs to clear one more neurological test before being able to play.

Revis has been in the NFL's concussion protocol since being injured Nov. 22 at Houston. Players need to clear a series of tests before they are fully cleared to participate in games.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams
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 (Jeff Haynes/AP)
(Jeff Haynes/AP)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media after practice on Thursday. Here are five things we learned...

1.) CB Darrelle Revis (concussion) returned to practice on a limited basis. Bowles said Revis is progressing but still needs to be cleared by doctors.

2.) S Marcus Williams and LB Calvin Pace were both limited during practice.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Calvin Pace, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Marcus Williams, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore (Ed Mulholland)

Last week, Demario Davis split time with Erin Henderson for the first time all season. He actually responded well to a reduced role, avoiding any major mistakes. This week, the Jets also employed Jamari Lattimore, so it was basically a three-man rotation and a further reduction in playing time for Davis.

Lattimore had a rough day as two third-down conversions were completed just over his head and another one saw the receiver elude him to get to the marker. He was also blocked out of a play at the second level. Henderson fared a little better with a pressure and a couple of run stops. He did miss a tackle, though.

Davis came up big on third down with a nice open-field tackle in the flat, although the receiver almost got away from him for a potential big gain. Davis was solid against the run, but he also missed the tackle that allowed Odell Beckham to break away for his long touchdown reception, although that was little more than a diving attempt in desperation.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Calvin Pace, David Harris, Demario Davis, Erin Henderson, Jamari Lattimore, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano
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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is evaluated by medical staff during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is evaluated by medical staff during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles has officially ruled CB Darrelle Revis out for Sunday's game against the Giants. 

Revis has not played since he sustained a concussion against the Texans on Nov. 22. He is still undergoing the NFL's mandated concussion protocol and his status for next week is unknown. 

Fellow CB Marcus Williams (knee) and safety Dion Bailey (ankle) are listed as doubtful.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams, Tim Reilly
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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (Danny Wild)
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (Danny Wild)

The Jets provided injury updates after practice on Thursday...

CB Darrelle Revis, who is still in concussion protocol, "more than likely" won't play on Sunday against the Giants, head coach Todd Bowles said. Revis had treatment on Thursday and was sent home.

CB Marcus Williams (knee) did not practice and will be a gametime decision.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Calvin Pace, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams, Nick Mangold
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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles (Raymond Carlin III)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles (Raymond Carlin III)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Monday. Here's five things we learned...

1.) CB Darrelle Revis is still in concussion protocol, but he's making "slight" progress.

2.) LB Calvin Pace (abdomen) is day-to-day.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams
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NMiami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to pass during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 38-20. (Ed Mulholland)
NMiami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to pass during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 38-20. (Ed Mulholland)

Having hardly used their edge rushers since early in the season, the Jets ran a load more packages with them in yesterday's game. Ironically, had he still been here, this would have been a gameplan which would have allowed Quinton Coples to finally have a chance for some decent playing time. Then again, this approach might have been specifically installed in an effort to prevent Coples from revealing too much about the Jets gameplan to his new team.

In this game, the Jets ran multiple packages with Lorenzo Mauldin and Mike Catapano as the two pass rushing ends. Both had more pass rush reps yesterday than Coples has in any game this season. As I said last week, it's difficult to know whether to classify Catapano as an end or a linebacker, but here he actually lined up several times as a middle linebacker in passing situations and dropped into coverage several times. That's not something he's ever done before at the NFL level.

Mauldin responded with a sack and a fumble recovery and Catapano had one quarterback hit and a couple of pressures, but actually their pass rushing production was pretty disappointing and there were a lot of plays where Ryan Tannehill had plenty of time. You have to wonder how Coples himself would have produced if given the same assignments.

Tags: Calvin Pace, David Harris, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano, Trevor Reilly
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The youth movement on the defensive line is allowing outside linebacker Calvin Pace a revival of sorts, totaling eight sacks so far with three games left to play. ?Darryl Slater of the Star-Ledger caught up with Pace this week to ask him about his play this year compared to 2012.

?I'm man enough to realize that last year wasn't my best work,? Pace said. ?I had some deficiencies in my game I needed to strengthen, and that's pass rushing. It's the type of league it is ? pass, pass, pass. You?ve got to have guys who can put pressure on quarterbacks. So it's a situation where I had to go get better. I'm not great at it, but I feel more comfortable.?

The numbers show it. Pace has eight sacks this season, tied for his career-high and second on the team, behind Muhammad Wilkerson's 10. Pace had seven in his first year with the Jets and eight in his second. Pace, 33, is the Jets? third-oldest player, behind two midseason acquisitions: quarterback David Garrard and safety Ed Reed. Pace is the Jets? fourth-longest tenured player, among current members. But the Jets? prodigious defensive front this season has helped reinvigorate Pace?s pass rush.

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The Jets have re-signed linebacker Calvin Pace on a one-year deal, according to Adam Schefter.

Pace started all 16 games last season, and tallied three sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. ?Pace has only accumulated 13 sacks in the last three seasons.

Pace had previously signed a six-year, $42 million ($22 million guaranteed) with the Jets in 2008. The Jets had released him in February.

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[player safety rhetoric] doesn't make any sense because you don't even have guys who are Division I or Division II refs. You've got high school and the lingerie league ... It's talking out of the side of your [mouth] when you're talking about safety, and you don't have the right people out there."

-- Calvin Pace on player safety and replacement refs

Tags: Calvin Pace, nfl, player safety, Quote, Quotes, replacement refs, Brian Bassett