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(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Now at home in Maryland, former Jets linebacker Erin Henderson is trying to build a new life for himself outside of the NFL. But that doesn't mean he's still mad about his exit from the league. 

Henderson, who was released by the Jets after last season, is suing the team for $3.3 million for wrongful termination. He was placed on the non-football injury list last year and did not suit up in a game after the move. Henderson believes the reason he no longer employed by the club is because of his bipolar disorder.

The suit alleges the Jets provided a "hostile work environment" and that the team did not give him proper medical care for his issues. Speaking to ESPN's Rich Cimini, Henderson said teams are fearful to bring him back into the league.

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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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Aug 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Brandon Allen (9) is packed by New York Jets linebacker Julian Stanford (51) during second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Brandon Allen (9) is packed by New York Jets linebacker Julian Stanford (51) during second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets have signed LBs Victor Ochi and Julian Stanford to the active roster from the practice squad, the team announced Saturday. In two corresponding moves, the Jets placed LB Erin Henderson and on the non-football injury/illness list and TE Braedon Bowman on IR with a torn ACL.

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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

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

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

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None of the Jets could believe that Brandon Marshall returned to the game on Thursday night after suffering what looked to be a serious knee injury in the first half of the Jets' 37-31 win over the Buffalo Bills. And apparently it really wasn't serious at all.

Marshall was "fine" on Friday morning, according to Jets coach Todd Bowles, one day after suffering what Bowles thought was "maybe a slight sprain" of his left knee when he was pulled down from behind by his facemask by Bills cornerback Stephen Gilmore. Bowles said Marshall was "sore" but was walking around the Jets' facility.

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New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks from the hold of punter Lac Edwards (4) against the Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)
New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks from the hold of punter Lac Edwards (4) against the Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)

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You have to feel sorry for Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan. After the special teams unit was a liability last year and probably contributed to at least a couple of losses, the team did everything they possibly could to upgrade the special teams units. They specifically targeted special teams standouts from other teams and retained those players over others that had upside or more chance of making offensive and defensive contributions. They even replaced the coach and upgraded at a few key positions, including using a draft pick on a punter.

Every contingency was covered apart from the one element of their special teams unit that the team had always been able to rely upon in the past; the kicking game. In fact, retaining Nick Folk was further evidence that special teams were viewed as a high priority because while he beat out Ross Martin on merit, a previous regime might have been prepared to risk some rookie growing pains to save some money.

Tags: Antonio Allen, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Erin Henderson, Juston Burris, Marcus Williams, Nick Folk, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles
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 (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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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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New York Jets linebacker Erin Henderson (58) at practice at the Hazelwood in advance of the NFL International Series game against the Miami Dolphins. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets linebacker Erin Henderson (58) at practice at the Hazelwood in advance of the NFL International Series game against the Miami Dolphins. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets will bring back inside linebacker Erin Henderson on a two-year deal, according to Dom Cosentino (March 23).

The deal will be worth $5 million over the two seasons, with $750,000 guaranteed.

Henderson played in 16 games in 2015 with the Jets, picking up 36 tackles, one pass defended and one forced fumble.

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Robert Griffin III (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Robert Griffin III (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

RG3 visits FP, NJ

The talks with Ryan Fitzpatrick and his agent Jimmy Sexton stalled badly. There might not be acrimony between the Jets and Fitzpatrick, but until someone blinks, nothing should change. So, the Jets requested a visit with Robert Griffin III, which seems to have everyone either excited or anxious. I'm sure there's legitimate interest on the part of the Jets, but this feels like an attempt to make Fitzpatrick sweat. In the nicest way, I'll say I'm hesitant about the sort of offense the Jets could run with RG3 as the team's starter, but I am not going to burn too many calories on that yet. As a backup, I'm fine with RG3 being in New York (although Geno Smith might not be as enthused), but to have him as a presumptive leader heading into a QB competition in training camp? Pass the Prozac.

Beachum hits the beaches

Former Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum visited with the Jets and apparently is heading to Jacksonville to visit with Gus Bradley and the salary cap-rich Jaguars. I believe Beachum would be a good solution for the Jets given their level of play at both tackle spots. Whatever transpired between him and the Jets didn't force the lineman to rip up his itinerary to Florida, so assume the money wasn't stunning from the player's side. I hoped the Jets would clear a salary path for Beachum while also keeping D'Brickashaw Ferguson for one last year, and that still could happen, but the Jets will have to up whatever offer they've already made for Beachum.

My kingdom for a linebacker

Some of the better players at the linebacker position have been snapped up by ambitious teams, but a quick look at a free agency tracker shows there a lot of options the Jets could pick through over the next few weeks. Erin Henderson hasn't signed with the Raiders, so there's still hope he could be back with the Jets in 2016.

Tags: Chris Owusu, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Erin Henderson, Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Zach Sudfeld, Brian Bassett
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Erin Henderson recorded 11 tackles in the Jets regular season finale against the Bills.  (Kevin Hoffman)
Erin Henderson recorded 11 tackles in the Jets regular season finale against the Bills. (Kevin Hoffman)

The Oakland Raiders are getting closer to a deal with free agent linebacker Erin Henderson, though the Jets are still interested in bringing him back, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Henderson, 29, recorded 36 tackles and two forced fumbles last season with the Jets.

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Erin Henderson recorded 11 tackles in the Jets regular season finale against the Bills.  (Kevin Hoffman)
Erin Henderson recorded 11 tackles in the Jets regular season finale against the Bills. (Kevin Hoffman)

The Oakland Raiders are interested in signing linebacker Erin Henderson, writes Connor Hughes of Jets Wire.

Henderson, 29, had a bounce-back season with the Jets after off the field issues derailed his career.

He spent the vast majority of the season seeing action primarily on New York's special teams units. However, Henderson saw full-time action on the defensive side of the ball down the final stretch of the season where he proved to still be a capable starting linebacker.

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New York Jets linebacker Erin Henderson catches the ball during New York Jets minicamp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets linebacker Erin Henderson catches the ball during New York Jets minicamp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

Linebacker Erin Henderson will hear offers from other teams after the Jets made him an offer earlier this week, according to USA Today's Connor Hughes.

Henderson, 29, recorded 36 tackles and two forced fumbles last season with the Jets. 

The Jets can only re-sign Henderson to a one-year minimum deal before he hits free agency. 

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New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall in action against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall in action against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)

NFL free agency begins next week. Will the Jets release more players in an effort clear some more room? Will they be as active as they were a year ago? Who needs to get restructured contracts? What will happen with Ryan Fitzpatrick? As we already looked at highly unlikely outcomes, we now look at some uncertain outcomes that the Jets face.

Cutting Breno Giacomini before the start of free agency

Fresh off a trip the Jets sent Giacomini on to visit the troops, cutting the right tackle offers more than $4 million in usable 2016 cap space, however cutting him would provide no benefit should they not come away from the first two days of the NFL draft with their new starter at right tackle. Giacomini was awful in 2015, but with little positional strength behind their starters, the team is likely weighing how much they'd need to pay in free agency to chase down a new one.

Mitchell Schwartz, Joe Barksdale, Chris Clark and Andre Smith are all immediate upgrades over Giacomini, so if you start to hear any of their names in conjunction with the Jets, look for the team to dump Giacomini hand-in-hand with the signing of their new right tackle.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Erin Henderson, Jace Amaro, Nick Mangold, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Bassett
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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?

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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

The Jets have opened contract negotiations with LB Erin Henderson, according to Dom Cosentino of the Star-Ledger (Jan. 28).

Henderson is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in March, but Cosentino cites a source who says the two sides should be able to come to terms before then.

Henderson, 29, played all 16 games for the Jets this past season after missing the entire 2014 season due to two drunken driving arrests. 

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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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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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 (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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 (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.

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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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