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(AP)

The 2016 Cleveland Browns finished 1-15, ranking 28th in passing offense, 27th in receiving offense, and 31st in total yards allowed. Are the 2017 Jets worse?

According to ESPN's Football Power Index, the answer is yes.

"FPI believes the Jets are 7.9 points worse per game than the average NFL team, whereas the Browns were minus-7.4 last preseason, and it thinks all three parts of the Jets are a liability. The gruesome details: 5.2 points worse than average on offense, 2.1 points worse on defense and 0.6 points worse on special teams."

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Eric Decker, Josh McCown, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa
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(David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

Former Jets and current Patriots linebacker David Harris said he felt "blindsided" after New York released him in early June when the two sides failed to agree to a pay cut.

"They kind of blindsided me with the whole thing, being so late in the offseason, a week before minicamp," Harris said on SiriusXM NFL Radio, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. "It came out of left field. It was more about the disrespect of the whole situation than anything else."

Harris had been a Jet for 10 years ever since they drafted him in the second round in 2007. He played 154 games and recorded 1,088 combined tackles, 35.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and six interceptions, helping lead the team to two AFC Championship games in his tenure.

But the Jets "abruptly" released the 33-year-old Harris in June when there was a "breakdown" in talks about reducing his $6.5 million salary that was due this season.

Tags: David Harris, New England Patriots
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New York Jets punter Lachlan Edwards (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets punter Lachlan Edwards (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Bent, theJetsBlog.com

Projected specialists: Chandler Catanzaro (K), Lachlan Edwards (P), Tanner Purdum (LS), Jalin Marshall (KR/PR)

Key contributors: Rontez Miles, Josh Martin, Dylan Donahue, Juston Burris, Charone Peake

Tags: Antonio Allen, BGA, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Dexter McDougle, Jalin Marshall, Juston Burris, Loc Edwards, Nick Folk, Quincy Enunwa, Ronald Martin, Rontez Miles, Tanner Purdum
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New York Jets outside linebacker Darron Lee makes a tackle on Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. (Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets outside linebacker Darron Lee makes a tackle on Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. (Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)

Bent, theJetsBlog.com

Projected starters: Demario Davis, Darron Lee

Projected backups: Bruce Carter, Connor Harris

Tags: Darron Lee, David Harris, Demario Davis
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( Adam Hunger)

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson says head coach Todd Bowles has been more strict than in the past, per Darryl Slater of NJ.com. 

Bowles has been left with a young team following the Jets' roster purge that including veterans like C Nick Mangold and LB David Harris. With his job possibly in jeopardy, he has been putting emphasis on working harder.

"It's completely different from the last couple years," Richardson said at minicamp. "A lot more strict now. We weren't loose [in the past], but it's a lot more strict now. It's even more enforced than what it has been in the past."

Tags: Brandon Marshall, David Harris, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Sheldon Richardson
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 (Timothy T. Ludwig)
(Timothy T. Ludwig)

Former Jets LB David Harris has agreed to a two-year deal with the New England Patriots worth $6.75 million, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Patriots offered Harris more than the Jets offered him earlier this month prior to his release, reports Mike Florio of NBC Sports.

Harris visited with the Patriots on Wednesday after speaking with head coach Bill Belichick (and coaches from five other teams) earlier this week, notes Florio.

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JRSportBrief: Jets are tanking 00:01:20
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR explains why it's a good thing that the Jets are now officially in tank mode

The Jets concluded their open OTAs on Tuesday at Florham Park, but the news was made off the field...


LB David Harris, who had been with the Jets since 2007, was cut after participating in full during Tuesday's OTAs, after which Harris' agents sharply critcized the Jets >> Read more from Ralph Vacchiano

Bent took a look at how the departure of Harris will impact the Jets' defense in 2017 >> Read more

After cutting Harris, it was revealed that the Jets will either trade or release WR Eric Decker >> Read more

Tags: Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Leonard Williams
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton (11) runs past New York Jets middle linebacker David Harris (52) during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton (11) runs past New York Jets middle linebacker David Harris (52) during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium.

Bent, theJetsBlog.com

The surprising release of David Harris is inevitably going to create big changes on the Jets defense. Harris has been a three-down player over the last decade, missing just six games in total. We're not going to dwell on the timing of the move or the financial aspects here. Instead, we shall focus on how they can replace his contributions.

As the middle or "Mike" linebacker, Harris played three downs, wore the headset, and primarily played a sideline-to-sideline role against the run. In coverage, he was typically employed in underneath zone coverage, reacting to tackle the receiver on short passes and occasionally latching onto receivers on crossing routes or following them into the flat.

The Jets' most effective inside linebacker pairing in recent years was when Bart Scott was alongside Harris from 2009 to 2012.  Demario Davis was drafted to replace Scott but he didn't fare as well at taking out lead blockers or in terms of the direct coverage assignments. As a result, he was sometimes employed interchangeably with Harris both in Rex Ryan's system and while playing for Todd Bowles in 2015. Therefore, Davis does have limited experience in the Mike role.  

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GEICO SportsNite: Harris release 00:01:31
Jeane Coakley and Ralph Vacchiano discuss the direction the New York Jets are headed after releasing veteran linebacker David Harris.

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Almost every recognizable player has been purged from the Jets roster, which is now younger and less expensive than any team they've had in years. They will be led by a journeyman quarterback, who may only be keeping the seat warm for a second-year quarterback not good enough to take a single snap last year.

It's hard to know all that and see a roster that isn't exactly overflowing with talent and come to any conclusion other than this: The Jets are tanking this season with their eyes set on the No. 1 pick in next year's quarterback-rich draft, where they can finally get the franchise quarterback they've been searching for since Joe Namath.

Sounds far-fetched? Perhaps. Then again, when Jets GM Mike Maccagnan was asked that question point blank on Tuesday evening, hours after cutting another veteran (linebacker David Harris) and telling another he would be leaving soon (receiver Eric Decker), he didn't exactly say no...

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Eric Decker, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold
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Harris led the defense 00:00:32
SNY.tv takes a look at former Jets linebacker David Harris and his motivational speeches to the team last season.

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The Jets' offseason purge has unexpectedly claimed another victim -- and Todd Bowles doesn't seem happy about that at all.

David Harris, a 33-year-old linebacker and perhaps the last remaining veteran leader on the Jets' increasingly young defense, was released on Tuesday, shortly after participating in what turned out to be his final practice with the team. He was cut after what Bowles described as a "breakdown" in talks about a pay cut from the $6.5 million salary he was due this season.

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New York Jets player Jamal Adams (33) during New York Jets mini rookie camp at Atlantic Health Training Center. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Jets player Jamal Adams (33) during New York Jets mini rookie camp at Atlantic Health Training Center. (Noah K. Murray)

Jets linebacker David Harris was surprised when the Jets selected safeties in the first two rounds of last month's NFL Draft.

"It's very odd to have two safeties get drafted in the first and second rounds," Harris said to Connor Hughes of NJ.com. "All you can do is trust [the front office's] decision and try to move on." 

New York selected LSU's Jamal Adams at No. 6, and 33 picks later, took Florida's Marcus Maye. It marked the first time in franchise history the Jets selected two safeties, and also defensive backs, with its first two picks.

While he expected the team to draft one safety, Harris said management "surprised everybody" by doubling down and selecting two. 

Tags: Calvin Pryor, David Harris, Marcus Gilchrist
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 (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
(William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

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They have watched as the roster has been dismantled around them, and they've surely heard the dire predictions. The Jets are in rebuilding mode this season.

But the players left on the roster still believe they can do some winning, too.

Tags: Brian Winters, David Harris, Steve McLendon, Ralph Vacchiano
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Motivated Muhammad Wilkerson 00:02:29
The DNL crew discusses Muhammad Wilkerson's arrival at the Jets' Florham Park facility after coming off a disappointing 2016 season.

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For the first time in three years, Muhammad Wilkerson showed up for the start of the New York Jets' offseason training program.

The big defensive lineman was pictured at the Jets facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, on Monday morning, as the team officially kicked off its voluntary workouts. Last year, Wilkerson declined to participate because he wasn't happy with being tagged as the Jets "franchise player." He skipped them in 2015 as he hoped to pressure the Jets to give him a new deal.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Christian Hackenberg, David Harris, Eric Decker, Leonard Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Ralph Vacchiano
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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) on the field during the game against the St. Louis Rams at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman)
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) on the field during the game against the St. Louis Rams at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv

The free-agent market has thinned out a bit, but the Jets still have plenty of holes to fill. Yes, they still need a quarterback. But they have many other needs, too.

The good news is they still have a decent amount of salary-cap space and there is still help available. Here's a look at some of the non-quarterbacks still on the market who could be a fit:

CB Morris Claiborne (Cowboys) - The former sixth-overall pick (2012), he was long considered a bust before he began to finally play up to expectations last season - right up until he injured his groin. He's still only 27 and as the Jets begin a youth movement in the secondary it might be worth giving him a chance to prove his start last season wasn't a fluke. They'd need to move fast, though, since word is he could soon end up with the Ravens.

Tags: Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Dont'a Hightower (Daniel Powers/USA TODAY Sports)
Dont'a Hightower (Daniel Powers/USA TODAY Sports)

Latest Updates (Mar. 13)

4:25 p.m.: The Jets concluded their visit with free agent LB Dont'a Hightower on Monday afternoon.

11:10 a.m.: After visiting the Jets, Hightower is scheduled to visit the Steelers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

 

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GEICO SportsNite: Bowles in Indy 00:02:06
Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks about the team's decision to release Darrelle Revis and how the team plans to use FA to find a QB.

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INDIANAPOLIS - It's hard to imagine a worse spot for Todd Bowles. The glow of his first-year success evaporated in last year's 5-11 disaster. His job could be on the line this season, for real, with no promises from his owner of the future. His team has no quarterback. It's shedding many of its past leaders.

In other words, Bowles might very well be in a win-now position as his team is in the midst of a total rebuild.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Ralph Vacchiano
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(AP)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

SNY's weekly look at the top players on board for the Jets as they prepare to make the sixth overall pick of the NFL draft on April 27, complete with who's rising and who's falling throughout the process and as the Jets' potential needs change:

1.) CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State - The ides of the Jets taking a cornerback sixth overall seemed logical even before Darrelle Revis was charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor after a street fight in Pittsburgh 10 days ago. He probably wasn't coming back anyway, certainly not as a corner, but the incident amplified the need at his position. The combine next week will help solidify Lattimore's status as a Top 10 player. It even could push him out of the Jets' reach and into the Top 5. (Last week: 1)...

Tags: Bilal Powell, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Leonard Williams, Matt Forte, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Images)

We've looked at some of the roster decisions facing the Jets as we head into the offseason over the past few weeks. Readers overwhelmingly voted to keep Eric DeckerNick Mangold and David Harris and to dump Darrelle Revis, but were torn on Brandon Marshall and Sheldon Richardson. How about some of the other decisions facing the front office and coaching staff?

Of course young players like Leonard Williams and Darron Lee or players that performed well in 2016 like James Carpenter and Bilal Powell will return in 2017, but that about those whose performance was more disappointing?

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Deon Simon, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Steve McLendon, Wesley Johnson
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Vacc's 3 Keys: Dolphins-Jets 00:01:51
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano believes that Jets must contain Jay Ajayi and pressure Matt Moore in order to beat Miami on Saturday night.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV:

THE GAME: The Miami Dolphins (8-5) at the Jets (4-9) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8:25 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER: The good news, I guess, is that there probably won't be many people showing up to endure this, so there'll be plenty of places for you to take cover inside the stadium. The bad news? The day will be an ugly mix of rain and snow and wind. Probably mostly rain on Saturday night as temperatures actually warm up into the low 40s. But the rain should be pretty steady. So … enjoy!

WHAT IT MEANS: For the Jets, it's nothing but a glimpse of the future. It's Start No. 2 for QB Bryce Petty, who got off to a rough start last week in San Francisco but ended up with decent numbers and an overtime win against a truly, truly awful team. The Dolphins are quite the step up in class.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Bryce Petty, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Matt Forte, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

The Jets were crushed by the Colts, 41-10, on Monday night at MetLife Stadium as they fell to 3-9 on the season. Bryce Petty replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick during the game and will be the starter for the remainder of the season. Here's insight and analysis regarding the Jets' awful Monday night performance...

Quarterbacks

Ryan Fitzpatrick's performance speaks for itself. He only completed one pass beyond the first down marker, had a completion percentage below 50 percent, and punctuated his performance with an interception on the kind of forced throw he's been unable to get away with all season.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Ben Ijalana, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Eric Decker, Jalin Marshall, Leonard Williams, Marcus Gilchrist, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Steve McLendon
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New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)

In this week's BGA, Bent analyzes Week 9 performances by Todd Bowles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty, Brandon MarshallBen Ijalana, Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, Jalin Marshall and the Wide Receivers, Leonard Willians, Julian Stanford and the Special Teams, among others, all which you can read here...

Tags: Antonio Allen, BGA, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Dakota Dozier, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Jalin Marshall, James Carpenter, Jordan Jenkins, Kellen Davis, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Mike Catapano, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles, Ryan Clady, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Steve McLendon, Wesley Johnson
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Should Jets deal Richardson? 00:01:58
Jon and Chris debate whether the Jets should trade defensive end Sheldon Richardson based on what happens during the rest of the season.

Is it time for the Jets to trade Sheldon Richardson? SNY.tv's Brian Bassett and Bent discuss...The Jets got their second win last Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens and might slip the surly bonds of two wins with a Week 8 matchup against the Browns. So with the potential of being 3-5 after eight weeks is it already time to start breaking up the dynasty? There's been some discussion this week about who the Jets most tradable player is, and ESPN's Rich Cimini suggested the name of Sheldon Richardson as a potential target for acquisition by other teams.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, David Harris, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Sheldon Richardson, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

Jets LB David Harris, who had played in 121 consecutive games at linebacker, will have his streak come to an end Monday night, as he is inactive against the Cardinals. Harris was listed as doubtful in the team's final injury report before the game, as he had been dealing with a hamstring injury he sustained in Week 5 against the Steelers.

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Vacc's 3 Keys: Jets-Cardinals 00:03:21
SNY NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano discusses his three keys to a Jets' victory on Monday night against the Arizona Cardinals.

THE GAME: The Jets (1-4) at the Arizona Cardinals (2-3) at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Monday, Oct. 17, 8:30 p.m. ET.THE WEATHER: The stadium has a retractable roof, so it may not matter, but the forecast calls for temperatures around 90 during the day and dropping into the 60s -- pretty typical for the desert this time of year. No rain or wind either, not surprisingly.WHAT IT MEANS: I don't know if it means anything anymore because the Jets are pretty much done at 1-4, but at 1-5 maybe even Brandon Marshall will believe it. Remember, it's going to take a record of 9-7 to get into the playoffs, maybe even 10-6. If the Jets lose this and fall to 1-5 … well, does anyone think they'd be capable of finishing on an 8-2 run? Right, Brandon Marshall. I mean besides him.PLAYER TO WATCH: WR Quincy Enunwa. It's his ballgame now. Eric Decker is going to have shoulder surgery and won't be back until next season, which means Enunwa is the unquestioned No. 2 receiver and the man responsible for taking some of the heat off Marshall. So far he's been a decent receiver this season, but it's obvious he's not really worrying anyone given all the attention Marshall is receiving from opposing defenses. If Enunwa can even do a little of what Decker did, Marshall's life will become a lot easier and the Jets won't have to rely on one of their rookies to emerge as a third option.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ralph Vacchiano
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The Jets released their injury report following Saturday's practice...

  • LB David Harris did not practice and is now listed as doubtful, putting his 121-game streak in jeopardy. 
  • CB Darrelle Revis, C Nick Mangold, and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins were all limited and are questionable
  • LT Ryan Clady and TE Braedon Bowman both fully practiced. 
Tags: Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Erin Henderson, Nick Mangold

Oct 9, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs the ball past New York Jets linebacker David Harris (52) during the first half of their game at Heinz Field. (Jason Bridge)
Oct 9, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs the ball past New York Jets linebacker David Harris (52) during the first half of their game at Heinz Field. (Jason Bridge)

Jets LB David Harris is dealing with a hamstring injury that could force him to miss Monday's game, which CB Darrelle Revis said would be a big loss for the defense. 

Harris has not missed a game since Week 13 in 2008, playing every game since. The 32-year-old linebacker has yet to practice with the team this week. 

"It's a huge hit for our defense" Revis said of Harris possibly missing time, according to Darryl Slater of NJ.com

Harris, who sustained the injury during last week's loss against the Steelers, has recorded 18 total tackles through five weeks this season. In 10 seasons with the Jets, Harris has 665 total tackles and 35 sacks.

Tags: Darrelle Revis, David Harris

New York Jets corner back Darrelle Revis (24) stretches before a game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets corner back Darrelle Revis (24) stretches before a game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - For the first time in the 11 days since he pulled his hamstring, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis did individual drills at practice and ran full speed. The good news is he "felt good," even if he still has no idea whether he'll be ready to play in Arizona on Monday night.

"I think I feel better than I actually did last week," Revis said. "Today was actually the first day I ran at my top speed and actually it felt good. (No setbacks) at all. It was good to be back on the field."

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Devin Smith, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Evan Habeeb)
(Evan Habeeb)

Jets CB Darrelle Revis did not practice with the team Wednesday as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. 

Revis missed Sunday's game against the Steelers with the same hamstring issue. 

Center Nick Mangold (knee), LB David Harris (hamstring) and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) also did not participate in practice. 

Tags: Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Nick Mangold
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 (Mark Konezny)
(Mark Konezny)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media during a conference call on Monday. Here's what we learned...

  • CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) is progressing but it's not clear yet whether he'll practice Wednesday.
  • C Nick Mangold has a sore knee and received an MRI, but "nothing negative" came from it.
  • LB David Harris is dealing with a sore hamstring and also received an MRI.
  • It's too early to tell whether Mangold and/or Harris will play against the Cardinals this coming Monday night.
  • G Brian Winters is still in concussion protocol but is close to completing it.
  • CB Darryl Roberts will have an MRI on his injured shoulder.
  • The Jets have done a good job early in games but need to focus on finishing.
  • Bowles reiterated that he doesn't regret punting in the fourth quarter Sunday when the Jets were down 24-13.
Tags: Brian Winters, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Nick Mangold

 (Timothy T. Ludwig)
(Timothy T. Ludwig)

C Nick Mangold and LB David Harris suffered injuries during the Jets' loss to the Steelers on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Mangold injured his knee during the second half and is expected to have an MRI.

Harris injured his hamstring late in the first half and did not return.

Tags: Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Eric Decker, Nick Mangold
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Vacc's 3 Keys: Jets-Chiefs 00:02:56
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano cites Darrelle Revis' ability to overcome early struggles as a key for the Jets to defeat the Chiefs.

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THE GAME: The Jets (1-1) at the Kansas City Chiefs (1-1) at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4:25 p.m.

THE WEATHER: Wet and windy. The forecast calls for thunderstorms throughout the day, winds up near 15 miles per hour and temperatures around 70 and dropping through the 60s as the game goes along. The good news is the rain is supposed to come early, so maybe it stops or slows down in time for kickoff.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Timothy T. Ludwig)
(Timothy T. Ludwig)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Friday and provided injury updates...

  • Brandon Marshall (foot/knee) was limited during practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Bowles added that Marshall will likely be a gametime decision.
  • Erin Henderson and David Harris are both questionable.
  • Eric Decker and James Carpenter practiced fully and will play Sunday.
  • Bryce Petty didn't practice but Bowles is hopeful he'll return within a couple of weeks.
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, David Harris, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Kevin Jairaj)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Kevin Jairaj)

WR Brandon Marshall, G James Carpenter, LB Erin Henderson, and QB Bryce Petty did not practice on Thursday, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

LB Davis Harris was limited in today's practice, along with WR Eric Decker, who had sat out of practice on Wednesday.

If Carpenter is unable to play Sunday, Bowles said there are three guys in the mix to take his spot in the starting lineup, including Dakota Dozier, Wesley Johnson, and a third player that Bowles would not name. 

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, Dakota Dozier, David Harris, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Wesley Johnson

A view from the field in the first half of the game between the Cincinnati Bengals at the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)
A view from the field in the first half of the game between the Cincinnati Bengals at the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)

The Jets and Bills released their injury reports ahead of Thursday night's game in Buffalo...

For the Jets

  • LB Bruce Carter (shoulder), LB David Harris (shoulder) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle, toe) are questionable. 
  • LB Jordan Jenkins and CB Darryl Roberts are doubtful. 
  • QB Bryce Petty is out. 

For the Bills

  • S Colt Anderson (foot) and T Cordy Glenn (ankle) are out. 
  • WR Sammy Watkins (foot), TE Charles Clay (knee), TE Jim Dray (ankle), DT Jerel Worthy (knee), QB Cardale Jones (shoulder) and CB Kevon Seymour (hamstring) are all questionable.
Tags: Buffalo Bills, David Harris, Muhammad Wilkerson

 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

As expected, Erin Henderson was in the starting lineup alongside David Harris. Also as expected, Darron Lee entered the game on passing downs, which translated to more snaps than Henderson because the Jets were in nickel or dime the majority of the time -- mostly 4-2-5.

Lee's first game was interesting to review. He made some encouraging contributions, including a couple of tackles in the flat. However, there were a handful of plays where he had a blink-and-you-miss-it momentary hesitation and ended up getting there just too late. If he could've made quicker reads and arrived at the ball quicker, then there were at least three plays he potentially could have prevented from being a first down or touchdown.

Here's one of them, on the game-winning drive. It's nit-picking to the nth degree because Lee obviously stays at home until he's certain the ball hasn't been handed off to the back. But that false step in the other direction and his pursuit angle made all the difference in terms of him being able to make the stop short of the marker or maybe even close to the line of scrimmage.

Tags: Darron Lee, David Harris, Erin Henderson, Jordan Jenkins, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano
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Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Friday. Here's what we learned...

  • Jordan Jenkins is doubtful for Sunday's game
  • Leonard Williams and Brandon Marshall will both play.
  • David Harris and Bruce Carter are questionable.
  • Darryl Roberts and Bryce Petty are out.
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, David Harris, Jordan Jenkins, Leonard Williams

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Thursday. Here's what we learned...

  • WR Brandon Marshall (hip) was a full participant in practice.
  • LB David Harris (shoulder) was limited during practice and his status is up in the air for Sunday's game.
  • LB Jordan Jenkins (calf) didn't practice and Bowles is not yet sure if he'll be able to play Sunday.
  • The Jets have not yet decided who will start at right tackle on Sunday.
Tags: Brandon Marshall, David Harris, Jordan Jenkins

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles in the second half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles in the second half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke to the media on Monday in advance of the team's preseason finale on Thursday. He said:

  • He does not have a set timetable for when LB David Harris, who suffered a "bad bruise" on his right shoulder in Saturday's preseason game against the New York Giants, will be ready to return to the field.
  • He believes the competition at right tackle between Brent Qvale and Ben Ijalana is "even right now." Both are expected to play on Thursday.
  • The team has not yet named a starter at outside linebacker.
  • He does not think rookie LB Jordan Jenkins will play on Thursday due to a calf injury.
  • He has not decided whether or not the Jets will play two or three quarterbacks on Thursday.
  • Cornerback Dee Milliner did not practice due to a sore hamstring. Linebacker Bruce Carter did not practice due to a sore shoulder.
  • Wide receivers Quincy Enunwa and Kenbrell Thompkins, who did not play Saturday due to a concussion and groin injury, respectively, both practiced on Monday. 
  • Cornerback Dexter McDougle is battling a hamstring injury. 
  • He thought rookie QB Christian Hackenberg handled his preseason debut "pretty good" after throwing for 105 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 6-for-16 passing.
Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brent Qvale, Christian Hackenberg, David Harris, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Jordan Jenkins, Quincy Enunwa

New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets linebacker David Harris is expected to play in the team's season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 11 after leaving Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Harris, who underwent X-rays on Saturday and an MRI on Sunday, suffered a bruised shoulder that will likely take two weeks to heal, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

Harris sustained the injury on the final play from scrimmage in the first half, according to Cimini. He was buried under a pile on a run play and was immediately taken to the locker room.

Tags: Buster Skrine, David Harris
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Jeane Coakley brings coverage from the Jets practice facility as the team reported to training camp for the upcoming season.

Jets players reported to training camp on Wednesday. Here's what some of the players had to say…

--Nick Mangold said he is feeling "great." Mangold spoke to Ryan Fitzpatrick on Tuesday, he said, but didn't talk about "business," just family.

--Matt Forte said that the Jets "expect to be in the playoffs" and that he was impressed by Geno Smith's decision-making and accuracy this offseason.

Tags: David Harris, Erin Henderson, Marcus Gilchrist, Matt Forte, Nick Mangold
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New York Jets defensive tackle Deon Simon (Tim Fuller/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive tackle Deon Simon (Tim Fuller/USA Today Sports Images)

Between now and training camp, we've been looking at some of the veteran players on the Jets roster to assess their potential contributions to the team in 2016. Today, we're going to share the first part of a two-part look at the six players still with the team who were part of last year's rookie class but have yet to make their NFL debut. Which, if any, of these players can we expect to make contributions this season?

Part one saw us take a look at the three offensive players that fit into this category; Quarterback Bryce Petty, offensive lineman Jarvis Harrison and fullback Julian Howsare. Here in part two, we'll look at the three defensive players; defensive lineman Deon Simon and linebackers Deion Barnes and Taiwan Jones

In between now and training camp, we've been looking at some of the veteran players on the Jets roster to assess what kind of contribution we might expect from them in 2016. Today we're going to share the second part of a two-part look at the six players still with the team who were part of last year's rookie class but who have yet to make their NFL debut. Which, if any, of these players can we expect to make contributions this season?

Tags: David Harris, Deion Barnes, Deon Simon, Erin Henderson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Taiwan Jones, Trevor Reilly
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Jets linebacker David Harris and wide receiver Eric Decker talk about the situations surrounding Muhammad Wilkerson and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Tags: David Harris, Eric Decker

New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (52) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) in the second half at Sun Life Stadium. (Brad Barr)
New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (52) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) in the second half at Sun Life Stadium. (Brad Barr)

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Over the next few weeks we will be looking at each position on the New York Jets roster and seeking your input on who you think should stay and who you think should go. Up next, the Jets inside linebackers.

Overview: This is a unit where a partial reboot is likely coming this offseason. David Harris should remain thanks to decent play in 2015 and a contract which doesn't lend itself to cutting Harris. Meanwhile, Demario Davis' 865 snaps in 2015 (sixth most for the Jets defense) could be walking out the door since it appears the Jets current coaching staff and front office aren't as impressed with his play as Rex Ryan was. Behind Harris and Davis, there's no obvious player waiting to step into a larger role … or is there?

Tags: David Harris, Erin Henderson, Taiwan Jones, 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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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a pass during the first half of their game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a pass during the first half of their game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

Welcome to BGA Extra, where I draw a line under the previous weekend's game by responding to your questions from BGA during the week which you can read here. After the jump, I respond to your questions about the game against the Cowboys.

Richard R. (via e-mail): I know that the Jets won the flip in OT against the Giants, but I swear they have lost every other coin flip this year, including 2 on Sunday! True or not?

No, it's not quite as bad as that, although it is pretty bad. They have won five of 17 coin flips this season, including the overtime game against the Giants that you cited. They actually won three in a row in Weeks 3, 4 and 6, but the Houston game is the only one in which they've won the opening coin flip since that time (a span of 10 games).

Tags: Brandon Marshall, David Harris, Eric Decker, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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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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 (Kevin Jairaj)
(Kevin Jairaj)

Welcome to BGA Extra, where I draw a line under the previous weekend's game by responding to your questions from BGA during the week which you can read here. After the jump, I respond to your questions about the game against the Cowboys.

Lamjones (via e-mail): On the Thompkins play, which I agree pretty much decided the game, was Fitzpatrick making a read in your opinion that the safety wasn't going to come over or was it a fortunately timed breakdown in coverage? It seemed like he threw the ball before the safety committed. So was he consciously taking advantage of a mistake or just a lucky SOB?

A review of the footage seems to indicate he was waiting for Thompkins to get behind the defender and released his throw as soon as he took off with the cornerback flat-footed, so it seemed like it was well-timed and well-anticipated. I don't think he had time to look at the safety, other than his initial checks, because he got hit as soon as he let it go. However, it wasn't a risky pass based on the safety's initial position. If the safety had better position it still would have been completed. It just would have been a 25-yard gain instead of 43, so that was the extent to which the play was lucky.

Tags: David Harris, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson
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Jets linebacker David Harris tackles Cowboys running back Darren McFadden. (Kevin Jairaj/USATSI)
Jets linebacker David Harris tackles Cowboys running back Darren McFadden. (Kevin Jairaj/USATSI)

Linebacker David Harris and cornerback Dee Milliner are both day-to-day with injuries, head coach Todd Bowles said Monday.

Harris left Saturday's game against the Cowboys in the first quarter with a back contusion. X-rays were negative and he did not undergo an MRI.

Milliner suffered a strained hamstring.

Wide receiver Eric Decker, who briefly left Saturday's game with a knee injury but was able to return, did not suffer serious damage to his knee.

Tags: David Harris, Dee Milliner