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 (Robert Deutsch)
(Robert Deutsch)

Jets QB Josh McCown got off to a hot start on Sunday, but couldn't hold on to the lead as the Patriots earned the win on the road. 

The Jets jumped to a quick, 14-0 lead in the first half. However, the offense couldn't get anything going allowing Tom Brady to do what he does best and get the Pats the lead back. 

"Obviously we broke stride there and didn't keep pace the way we'd like," McCown told Jets.com's Eric Allen. "We have some short-yardage situations that we have to find a way to convert and be better at. We weren't converting and (we were) putting our defense right back out there. You can't give Tom (Brady) that many chances."

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jeremy Kerley, Josh McCown, Robby Anderson
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(Scott Galvin)

Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter: The Jets won their third consecutive game on Sunday, but this was a performance that was very rough around the edges. The Browns gained almost twice as many yards as the Jets (419 to 212) but kept shooting themselves in the foot whenever they had a chance to score.

In the second half, the Jets converted in the red zone to take the lead after a Browns turnover, before putting together a 97-yard drive for what would prove to be the clinching score.

Let's start this week by focusing on the offense:

Tags: ArDarius Stewart, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bilal Powell, Brandon Shell, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Chandler Catanzaro, Elijah McGuire, James Carpenter, Jeremy Kerley, Josh McCown, Kelvin Beachum, Matt Forte, Robby Anderson, Wesley Johnson
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

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The Jets continued to confound their critics on Sunday, eventually pulling out a win over the Jaguars in overtime after having blown a 10-point fourth quarter lead. Big plays in the running game and effective pass coverage sparked the win, which was finished off by Chandler Catanzaro's game-winning field goal in the last minute of overtime.

Let's start this week by focusing on the offense...

Tags: ArDarius Stewart, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bilal Powell, Brandon Shell, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Chad Hansen, Chandler Catanzaro, Elijah McGuire, James Carpenter, Jeremy Kerley, Josh McCown, Kelvin Beachum, Matt Forte, Robby Anderson, Wesley Johnson
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New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (14) warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. (Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (14) warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. (Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports)

Jeremy Kerley admits that he "used to hate" returning punts, but he now has come to appreciate special teams and the opportunity it gave him in the NFL. 

Kerley, who returned to the Jets this year after spending last season with the 49ers, so far has eight catches for 56 yards in two games. In 2012 with New York, Kerley set a then-NFL record with 36 fair catches in one season. However, in an interview with NJ.com, Kerley said he doesn't dislike the return game, as much as it might appear that way. 

"I've learned now that field position is the biggest thing," he said. "I'm just trying to go out there and put us [as an offense] in a good position. It's a whole different thing for me now. I used to hate this [expletive]. I used to hate it [in college]. The only reason I hated it is because everybody just thought, 'Oh, that's all he does.' It's not the only thing I can do."

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New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (14) makes a 1st half catch in front of Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (14) makes a 1st half catch in front of Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

Even after the Jets linked arms in a sign of unity before Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley is still unpleased with President Donald Trump's rhetoric in regard to the NFL. 

In an extended interview with NJ.com, Kerley criticized Trump, who called for players that knelt during the national anthem to be fired. Kerley tries not to listen to the president's words on the league, believing there are bigger issues than football. 

"I don't think about the president," Kerley said. "I don't care about Trump. To me, Trump is not really my president. I don't look at Trump as my president. Trump is Trump. At the end of the day, the things that he says are kind of almost irrelevant to me. I don't really care to understand his point of view or what he's saying. Granted, a lot of his decisions have to deal with my kids or the things that they'll have to go through in their future. Luckily for me, I've kind of laid my way to where I can kind of weave through on certain things. I'm not financially hurting anymore."

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Sep 17, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (10) catches the ball for a touchdown against Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29). (Stan Szeto)
Sep 17, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (10) catches the ball for a touchdown against Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29). (Stan Szeto)

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The Jets surprisingly hung around for the best part of three quarters, but eventually the game slipped away from them and the Raiders came away with the anticipated blowout win. Aside from a couple of ill-timed turnovers, the run defense was the biggest issue in yesterday's game.

However, we're going to break down the performances on the offensive side of the ball first...

Tags: ArDarius Stewart, Ben Ijalana, Brandon Shell, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Chad Hansen, Charone Peake, Christian Hackenberg, Dakota Dozier, James Carpenter, Jeremy Kerley, Josh McCown, Kelvin Beachum, Robby Anderson, Wesley Johnson, Will Tye
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Bowles on his message to Jets 00:01:26
Todd Bowles talks about the challenge of opening the season on the road and what he told his team heading into Week 1 against the Bills.

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THE GAME

The Jets (0-0) at the Buffalo Bills (0-0) at New Era Field in Orchard Park, N.Y. on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

It should be a beautiful, fall-ish day with lots of sun, little wind and temperatures in the mid-60s.

WHAT IT MEANS

It's a battle for first place in the AFC East! No, really! … OK, these are two rebuilding -- or possibly "tanking" -- teams, neither of which are expected to win many games this season. If they're tanking, then a loss here gets them off to a good start. If they're not, then they ought to take the wins where they can find them because neither have a lot of winnable games on their schedule this year...

Tags: Bilal Powell, Darron Lee, Jeremy Kerley, Josh McCown, Matt Forte, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Bill Kostroun/AP)
(Bill Kostroun/AP)

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THE GAME

The Jets (0-0) at the Buffalo Bills (0-0) at New Era Field in Orchard Park, N.Y. on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

It should be a beautiful, fall-ish day with lots of sun, little wind and temperatures in the mid-60s.

WHAT IT MEANS

It's a battle for first place in the AFC East! No, really! … OK, these are two rebuilding -- or possibly "tanking" -- teams, neither of which are expected to win many games this season. If they're tanking, then a loss here gets them off to a good start. If they're not, then they ought to take the wins where they can find them because neither have a lot of winnable games on their schedule this year...

Tags: Bilal Powell, Darron Lee, Jeremy Kerley, Josh McCown, Matt Forte, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown pales the ball before being hit by Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Joe Walker during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown pales the ball before being hit by Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Joe Walker during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

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A year after finishing with the sixth-worst record in the NFL, the Jets are expected to be among the league's worst teams in 2017. How bad are they supposed to be? Maybe not historically bad as some suggest, but they are still in a rebuild.

LAST YEAR

5-11, last place AFC East

Tags: Bilal Powell, Christian Hackenberg, Jamal Adams, Jeremy Kerley, Josh McCown, Leonard Williams, Matt Forte, Morris Claiborne, Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Jeremy Kerley 00:01:48
SNY's Jeane Coakley reports from the Atlantic Health Training Center to talk with Jeremy Kerley, who begins his second stint with the Jets.

WR Jeremy Kerley, who the Jets signed on Tuesday, participated in practice with the Jets on Wednesday.

Kerley, 28, spent last season with the 49ers, where he caught 64 passes for 667 yards and three touchdowns. He signed a three-year extension with the 49ers in March but was cut over the weekend.

"I didn't want to be anywhere else. …This is the place where I felt the most comfortable," Kerley told reporters Wednesday. "At the end of the day, it was kind of the perfect fit."

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Sheldon Richardson
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 (Troy Taormina)
(Troy Taormina)

Former Jets WR Jeremy Kerley, who was released earlier this month, has signed a one-year deal with the Lions worth roughly $1 million.

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New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) returns a kick during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina)
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) returns a kick during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina)

The Jets have released WR Jeremy Kerley, the team announced.

Cutting Kerley will save $1.3 million, according to Manish Mehta.

Kerley had just 16 receptions last season for 152 yards and two touchdowns.

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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones warms up before the AFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. (Aaron Doster/USA Today Sports Images)
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones warms up before the AFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. (Aaron Doster/USA Today Sports Images)

Free agent CB Adam Jones has agreed to a three-year deal to return to the Bengals, reports Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports (Mar. 9).

It was reported on Thursday by Manish Mehta of the Daily News that the Jets were out of the running for Jones.

Jones, 32, has recorded three interceptions in each of the last three seasons for the Bengals and has also handled punt return duties for Cincinnati. 

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Darrelle Revis, Jeremy Kerley
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A general view of the defensive linemen going through drills during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Brian Spurlock)
A general view of the defensive linemen going through drills during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Brian Spurlock)

Former Jets special teams coach and SNY analyst Mike Westhoff is out at the NFL Combine this week. He answered a few questions about the combine process and what the Jets need to focus on heading into the 2016 season…

On the Jets cutting Antonio Cromartie:

"It probably has as much to do with the financial end of it, more than anything else. I hope that he would be a guy that they can work on a new contract with. I think he has some mileage left.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Jeremy Kerley, Nick Folk, Ryan Quigley, Tanner Purdum, Andrew Vazzano
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New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall points towards the sideline during a timeout against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USATSI)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall points towards the sideline during a timeout against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USATSI)

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' wide receivers.

Overview: On the whole, this group is in good order for the 2016 season, but needs some added pieces to maintain the level of effectiveness that we saw out of the Jets passing game in 2015. The team will need to find a third receiver to take some of the pressure (and some of the burden) off of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Will that player come from within or someone they pick up through free agency or the draft?

Expected to Return (6)

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Chris Owusu, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Quincy Enunwa, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 22-17. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) (Bill Wippert/AP)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 22-17. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) (Bill Wippert/AP)

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 Bills.

Jeff (via e-mail): Can you post a video of the "near" miracle catch with 17 seconds left? Really trying to see it again, have not been able to find it. Need to torture myself and see just how close we really were to a miracle ending. 

Here's a link if you're still feeling masochistic.

Tags: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Damon Harrison, Darrelle Revis, Dee Milliner, Jeremy Kerley, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples, Sheldon Richardson
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New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley (4) (William Hauser)
New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley (4) (William Hauser)

It perhaps wasn't a surprise that the Jets would have two costly special teams breakdowns in their biggest game of the year. Ryan Quigley's 21-yard shank from his own end zone set up the Bills' opening score as the Jets trailed from that point onwards.

This was compounded when Randy Bullock missed a 40-yard field goal with the Jets already trailing 13-0.

It's difficult to be too harsh on the team for individual mistakes by their punter and replacement kicker, because the main complaints against the special teams unit has been the personnel filling out each of the special teams units rather than the specialists themselves.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Dexter McDougle, Jeremy Kerley, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Williams, Nick Folk, Rontez Miles, Ryan Quigley
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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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 (Vincent Carchietta)
(Vincent Carchietta)

Top punt return man Jeremy Kerley, who has been slowed by a calf contusion, did not practice on Wednesday, but the team remains hopeful that Kerley, a TCU product, will play in his home state.

If Kerley can't play, Eric Decker will likely take his place returning punts.

"Well if he can't go, we'll put (Eric) Decker back there and Eric will take that spot. We worked him in there yesterday a little bit," OC Chan Gailey said. "It's kind of iffy if Jeremy will go or not, but I'm pretty optimistic he will. He seemed pretty good today, so we'll see what happens."

Tags: Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Brian Bassett
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 (Vincent Carchietta)
(Vincent Carchietta)

During the week, Jets special teams coordinator Bobby April vowed that there would be changes on the unit. Whatever the changes were, they seemed to work. What were the changes, though? It's not immediately apparent.

There were no lineup changes other than the fact that Kenbrell Thompkins was deactivated for Darrelle Revis. And it's not like Thompkins was involved in any of the breakdowns last week. I didn't see any other obvious personnel changes, so maybe they did something subtle with their scheme.

The performance on the kickoff coverage unit stood out. On seven kickoffs, Randy Bullock had four touchbacks and the Jets stopped the Titans inside the 20 on the other three. On those plays, Quincy Enunwa in particular was doing an excellent job of getting downfield.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Darrelle Revis, Darrin Walls, Dee Milliner, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Quincy Enunwa, Ronald Martin, Rontez Miles
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Brandon Marshall continues to exceed expectations following another 125-yard performance on six catches. While over half of those yards and his lone touchdown came on a shocking coverage breakdown, Marshall took advantage with great speed down the sideline and a tightrope act inside the 10-yard line.

Perhaps his most impressive play saw him catch a pass in the flat on third-and-10 and stiff-arm the defender in the open field to get to the marker. The Jets ran the same kind of play unsuccessfully a few times in the loss to the Bills last month. I guess this is how it was supposed to work.

Of course, Marshall seemed to be banged-up at that time. He totaled 12 catches for 114 yards in the three games that ended with that Bills game. He has averaged nine for 129 since then, a total of 387 yards over those three games.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jeff Cumberland, Jeremy Kerley, Kellen Davis, Quincy Enunwa
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New York Jets kicker Randy Bullock (8) kicks a field goal against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets kicker Randy Bullock (8) kicks a field goal against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

While most of the attention will justifiably go towards the coverage breakdown that led to the 80-yard punt return for a touchdown by Dwayne Harris, that was only one of several special teams breakdowns that could have cost the Jets the game.

However, ironically, it proved to be special teams that won the game for the Jets (or, at least, lost it for the Giants) with Randy Bullock's field goal in overtime being followed up by a Josh Brown miss - his first of the season.

On that punt return, the first problem was that Ryan Quigley out-kicked his coverage. Three of Quigley's other four punts went out of bounds - perhaps by design - while the other was just a 30-yard net after another decent return on a kick near the sideline.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Devin Smith, Dexter McDougle, Jamari Lattimore, Jeff Cumberland, Jeremy Kerley, Kellen Davis, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles, Ryan Quigley, Trevor Reilly
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Houston Texans Brian Peters (52) makes the tackle on New York Jets punt returner Jeremy Kerley (11) during the first quarter of a game at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III)
Houston Texans Brian Peters (52) makes the tackle on New York Jets punt returner Jeremy Kerley (11) during the first quarter of a game at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III)

I've come to appreciate Jeremy Kerley as a punt returner this year. Yes, he offers no threat whatsoever, but he's been reliable at fielding the ball and on a special teams unit that can't otherwise seem to get out of its own way, that's appreciated because an ill-timed muff would strike me as the kind of thing this team wouldn't respond well to.

However, this week, Kerley annoyed me a little bit. At least three times, it seemed like he had a ton of room to run but he didn't make the most of it. The Texans have been susceptible to return yardage over the course of the season, but Kerley was unable to exploit this, dancing around and ultimately going nowhere on one play and then indecisively running towards the sideline and out of bounds on the other two.

The blocking in front of Kerley was perhaps not the best, but he still seemed like he could have done better on those plays. He also seemed to cut a forlorn figure on the sidelines even after Brandon Marshall's game-tying touchdown, so I wonder if he's started going through the motions, seeing the writing on the wall for next year.

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 (Bill Kostroun)
(Bill Kostroun)

With Brandon Marshall less than 100% and not putting up his regular big numbers, Ryan Fitzpatrick had to spread the ball around a bit more this week.

Eric Decker led the way with six catches for 79 yards but five of those came in the first half. The Jets two longest plays of the game, accounting for just over half of Fitzpatrick's second half yardage, came from two unlikely sources: tight end Jeff Cumberland and recent addition Kenbrell Thompkins.

The defense essentially ignored Cumberland on his 44-yard catch and run - and why wouldn't they? After all, he had been averaging less than five yards per game to that point. Maybe this whole time it's just been a long con and they spent half a season setting up that play by never looking for him. As for Thompkins, he got a step down the middle against a middle linebacker in a Tampa-2 type look and hauled in a nice diving catch over the top.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jeff Cumberland, Jeremy Kerley, Kellen Davis
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Alabama WR Amari Cooper?and Stanford OT Andrus Peat will visit the Jets on Thursday afternoon?(Martin, March 30).

With the Jets trading for Brandon Marshall this offseason, awarding?Jeremy Kerley?a four-year contract extension and Eric Decker?locked in?with a long-term deal the WR position appears to be set. It remains unknown if the Jets would use the sixth overall pick to draft a position that is now considered a strength.

Peat would be an early consideration for the Jets at the sixth pick, but would be available were the Jets?to slide back in the first round. ?Many mocks have Peat going in the early twenties range. ?Left tackle,?D'Brickashaw Ferguson, is 32 and right tackle,?Breno Giacomini, will be 30 at the beginning of the season. Given their age and soon to be ending contracts the Jets will have to start thinking about the tackle position sooner rather than later.

Tags: amari cooper, andrus peat, avsny, brandon marshall, brianbassett, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, jets, New York Jets, NYJets, treilly8, Tim Reilly
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Here?s last night?s Jets SportsNite package ? welcome back Jeremy Kerley - includes sound from Jeremy Kerley and Rex Ryan.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=31258409

Tags: Jeremy Kerley, Jets SportsNite, NYJets, Rex Ryan, Brian Bassett

Last month, Jeremy Kerley suffered a rather grim dislocation of his elbow but according to the wide receiver he's ready to take the field again this Sunday against the Raiders.

https://twitter.com/HubbuchNYP/status/409025606517796864

Tags: Geno Smith, Jeremy Kerley, Jets Offense, New York Jets, News, raiders, Brian Bassett
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The Jets offense has struggled without Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley being available to play, so it might be bad news again for the Jets regarding the team's two top receivers should neither be able to suit up tomorrow.

Kerley has been out the past two games with a dislocated elbow while Holmes has had a series of injuries this year returning from his Lisfranc injury last year. ?Both Kerley and Holmes are?listed as questionable for Miami and while Holmes didn't practice he was optimistic about his status for the game.

?I feel like I have been feeling the past two weeks. Pretty good,? Holmes told the New York Post. ?Coach Rex Ryan was less enthusiastic. ??We?ll see how he is,? Ryan said. ?He did not practice [Friday] so I?m concerned.?

Tags: dislocated elbow, holmes, Jeremy Kerley, NYJets, santonio holmes, Brian Bassett
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After a week off, the Jets have gotten back to practice and Santonio Holmes looks as if he is ready to return to the field full time. Holmes has missed the past five games due to a hamstring injury after easing back into the lineup this year from his season-ending Lisfranc injury suffered just four games into the 2012 season.

On Monday, Holmes participated in the entire 30 minutes of practice open reporters, a good indication that he could see playing time this weekend in Buffalo. Holmes worked with the team was the first such since his injury against the Titans.

So far, Holmes has 10 receptions on 24 targets for 243 yards and one score. More than half those stats came against the Bills in Week 3 when Holmes had a career day. When healthy, Holmes production has been mercurial this season but his talent combined with Geno's progress could be a boost for the Jets during the second half of the season.

Tags: Geno Smith, Jeremy Kerley, jets, New York Jets, News, Ny Jets, santonio holmes, Brian Bassett
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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not!?Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.

The narrative of the 2013 New York Jets turned on a series of five defensive plays Sunday.

Tags: Bill Belichick, Geno Smith, Jeremy Kerley, jets, Jets Defense, Muhammad Wilkerson, nfl, NYJets, Opinion, Patriots, Rex Ryan, Rob Gronkowski, Sheldon Richardson, Tom Brady, Brian Bassett
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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not!?Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.

The Jets? see-saw of a season dipped low enough to scrape the ground for three straight hours Sunday afternoon.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Geno Smith, Jeremy Kerley, Marty Mornhinweg, New York Jets, Opinion, penalties, Rex Ryan, santonio holmes, Stephen Hill, Vlad Ducasse, Brian Bassett
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Drafted: Fifth Round (153rd overall)Position: Wide Receiver?Height: 5'9''Weight: 188 pounds

2011 stats: 14 games played, 1 game started, 29 receptions, 314 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

2011 Season Review: Receiver, punt returner, and occasional wildcat quarterback, Jeremy Kerley did a little bit of everything for the Jets as a rookie. His first major vote of confidence came in week five when he was played as the #3 receiver over Derrick Mason and retained that spot for the rest of the year following Mason's trade to the Texans. Operating out of the slot Kerley did some positive things. He was the most reliable of Jets receivers in terms of target efficiency(caught 65.9% of passes thrown to him) and showed a knack for making drive sustaining grabs, having more of his yards and receptions on third down than any other down. Kerley also featured as a punt returner, showing off his explosiveness and some breakaway ability. However Kerley also did struggle at times to hold on to the ball, fumbling three times and losing one of those to the opposition.

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Now that preseason has drawn to a close and the roster has been cut down to size, let's see how their draft picks fared in their first major test (after the jump):
  • Muhammad Wilkerson (DT) - Wilkerson has been a solid player, at times playing exceptionally. He's had 5 QB pressures over the course of this preseason. His standout moment, though, came when he got into it with Brandon Jacobs of the Giants. Though drawing a flag away from the ball after the play was dead may not have been the smartest move, it shows that this rookie's got quite a bit of fire in his heart
  • Kenrick Ellis (DL) - Ellis, too, has been a a solid defensive player, though not the breakout passing rusher he was drafted to be. Of course, it's still very early. His best game was against the Texans, in which he had a deflection that led to a turnover and great penetration
  • Bilal Powell (RB) - While he hasn't been explosive, Bilal has been a strong, powerful runner and blocker who, given time, could develop into a reliable back
  • Jeremy Kerley (WR) - Picked with a 5th round choice traded from the Eagles, Kerley seems like he'll pay nice dividends this season. Though he's behind quite a bit of talent on the depth chart, Kerley's role in 2011 will likely be to fill the gap left by Brad Smith. He's dropped a few balls this preseason, but his slipperiness as a returner and his ability to play (and pass) out of the Wildcat make him an exciting player to watch this year
  • Greg McElroy (QB) - Backing up the injured Brunell this preseason, McElroy probably saw more play time than he had expected. When on the field, he showed a great deal of poise, presence, and promise, despite the fact that he was playing against backups. Unfortunately, his thumb injury will likely keep him out for some time, but he will be a more than adequate 3rd-string QB and may develop into something more some day
  • Scotty McKnight (WR) - When the Jets chose McKnight, much was made of his having been Sanchez's childhood friend. Unfortunately, McKnight didn't see much playing time, and, while he caught a touchdown pass from Drew Willy in the final game, he did seem to find a rhythm with the quarterbacks, and has been let go
Overall, I think the Jets made some pretty good decisions in this year's draft. Of their picks, they've only cut one player, and Kerley has shown some flashes of being a breakout star. Add their recent trade for Schlauderaff, the Jets have quite a bit of young talent on the roster going into 2011.
Tags: Bilal Powell, Greg McElroy, Jeremy Kerley, kenrick ellis, Main Page, muhamad wilkerson, News, rookies, Scotty McKnight, Adam Rotter

This is my first game as a weekend editor, so I?m testing things out. While watching the game, I?ve recorded my thoughts, which you?ll find below. Since this is preseason, I?m more than open to criticism. If you?ve enjoyed this, let me know, and if I?ve missed anything, speak up. Let?s go Jets!

The Jets won the coin flip but deferred, giving Cincinnati the ball to start things off. The Jets d-line dominated, and Bengals ran it twice and threw an incomplete pass before punting it to the Jets 43. Kerley caught the punt and blasted it 8 yards to the Bengals 49.

When the Jets got the ball, Sanchez?s confidence was still a little low, as it tends to be early in games. He hit Burress for a nice gain on his first passing attempt, but his second one, again to Burress, was into tight coverage. Then, his timing was incredibly out of sync with Keller on 3rd sending him to the sidelines visibly upset. Fortunately, his defense stepped up on the first play of the Bengals? drive. Eric Smith picked off Andy Dalton?s pass, and make a very effective case for his starting at safety. Thinking quickly, he tossed the ball to Revis, a much more nimble and evasive player, who stretched the pick another 22 yards. Starting at the Bengals 16, Sanchez was back in it. He threw a quick TD pass to Holmes, and, thanks to his defense, he was soaring.

Tags: Bilal Powell, game, game recap, Jeremy Kerley, Main Page, Mark Sanchez, News, Plaxico Buress, Rex Ryan, Adam Rotter
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