While most of the attention yesterday was centered around the Jets bringing back Braylon Edwards, the Jets also signed veteran defensive lineman Leger Douzable. Jets fans might not know much about Douzable, so I've been taking a detailed look at game footage from the last few years to assess what he brings to the table.

The 27-year old Douzable was undrafted out of Central Florida back in 2008 and has spent time with six NFL teams since then. He missed all of last year with a shoulder injury, but his best season was with Jacksonville in 2011, where he earned a starting job over the last six games with his solid play.

Who is Leger Douzable?

The 6-4, 305-pound Douzable played both defensive tackle and defensive end in college, where he had seven sacks in 2006 and 2007. He was a third-team all-Conference USA selection in 2006. After going undrafted, he spent camp in 2008 with the Vikings, landing on their practice squad. Later in the year, the Giants picked him up and added him to their practice squad and then the active roster, although he was not activated for any games.

In 2009, Douzable ended up with the Rams and earned a role as a backup defensive tackle. He started one game and played 30 or more snaps three times, recording 12 tackles. He also had four QB hits and one pressure, with no missed tackles or penalties per PFF. The following season he undertook a similar role with the Jaguars. The most snaps he played in any game was 28, but he did play at least 20 in five games. He ended up with seven tackles and four pressures, but also had three missed tackles and five penalties (two on special teams and three neutral zone infractions).

2011 was a breakout season of sorts for Douzable. Entering the season, he had only ever played as an interior lineman, but they started using him in the rotation as a defensive end as well. When Matt Roth was injured with six games to go, Douzable took over at left defensive end and performed well, especially against the run. PFF had him ranked 8th in the NFL for 4-3 defensive ends in terms of run stop percentage, as he registered a career high 30 tackles, adding his first career sack, six QB hits and seven pressures (nearly all of which was in that last six games).

Last year, Douzable signed with Tennessee and appeared for them in preseason before injuring his shoulder and ended up on injured reserve. He joins the Jets with a realistic chance at making the final roster and providing some depth and versatility.

Let's look back at how he played in preseason last year, before getting hurt and then go on to discuss some of the things I've observed by watching film on him.

2012 Preseason

Week One: Seattle

Douzable played a bit in the first half and then most of the second half, primarily at left defensive end. He came out of the game on passing downs initially, but then started to move to tackle on passing downs.

- On a pass play, he got a good surge to help collapse the pocket, ultimately leading to a sack

- Moved well laterally down the line to stuff a run up the middle for no gain

- On another, he didn't beat his man, but then did a good job maintaining outside leverage against him to prevent Russell Wilson from getting downfield on a roll-out

- Cleanly beat the left guard on the inside to generate a pressure - it should have been a sack, but he missed the tackle in the pocket and Wilson scrambled for a short gain

- They started to respect his pass rushing ability a bit more after that, doubling him on the interior

- He looked to have beaten the right tackle around the corner, but slipped and fell

- He drove the right tackle back on a running play and shed the block to stop the runner for a short gain

- He beat his man on the outside, but the guard came across and cut him to prevent him getting the pressure

- Late in the game, he was thrown off balance by the initial punch of the lineman and then caught up in traffic as the runner cut back

- After that, there were two more runs where he was blocked out of the play, one as he was blocked to the inside and one as he was kicked out

This was a very impressive performance by Douzable until right at the end when he let himself down with some negative plays. That may just have been tiredness, so perhaps we should question his motor. He was stout against the run (although, frustratingly, the Seahawks kept running it to the left, away from him), making two outstanding stops and chasing down runs that went the other way, including a long scramble by Wilson. More unexpectedly, he made an impact in the pass rush, although he'd probably only be credited with one pressure.

Week Two: Tampa Bay

Again, he saw action both at left defensive end (on running downs) and defensive tackle (on passing downs). He saw more action in the first half in this one.

- Fought off the block of a tight end (Luke Stocker) to stuff a run for no gain

- Was forced inside on a Doug Martin cutback run

- Spooked his opposite number into false-starting on third and one

- Was driven out of the play on a short yardage conversion

- Dove to recover a fumble following a sack by his teammate

- Was blocked to the ground, but still helped force the back to change direction

- Held his ground well on the edge to bottle up a run for a short gain

This was an up-and-down performance by Douzable, but he was still making positive contributions, especially against the run. He was definitely contributing as part of the main rotation though. (Tennessee typically activates eight linemen for regular season games, so that each one has a backup and all eight will usually get significant reps).

Week Three: Arizona

This would have been a very interesting game to see Douzable get extended reps in, because the Cardinals offensive line was really struggling at that point, leaving extra guys in to block and still giving up pressure nearly every time. However, it wouldn't work out that way.

- Douzable came into the game halfway through the first quarter at defensive tackle on third down. The left guard blocked him initially but then went over to help the right tackle and the center (Lyle Sendlein) came across to block Douzable, who just bounced off him and got after the QB. He got his hands on the quarterback and pulled him to ground but he still got the throw off. This was apparently where his shoulder injury occurred.

Douzable would end up playing just one snap, although he did generate a pressure on that play.

Conclusions

Let's summarize my observations into categories:

Usage

As noted, the Jaguars realized in 2011 how athletic Douzable was for a defensive tackle and started employing him in a run stopping defensive end role. Clearly Tennessee seemed content to persevere with him in a dual role that seems to make the most of his strengths.

Pass rush

While athletic for a defensive tackle, Douzable lacks the classic edge rusher speed. However, he's good at shedding blocks and can create a surge with a bullrush when playing end. As a defensive tackle, his quickness is more of an asset, but he's equally capable of collapsing the pocket. He might not be that productive himself when on the inside, but he certainly can cause problems for the line, which could make someone else's job easier.

Moves

You'll mostly see Douzable using his strength to try and generate pressure via a leverage advantage. Don't expect to see him make a spin move or anything exotic like that very often. His hand fighting technique seems pretty effective and we all know that Karl Dunbar preaches those techniques and likes his players to be effective at shedding blocks in that way.

Standing his ground

I didn't see Douzable driven off the line very often. In fact, when he's at defensive end, that often means he gets blocked by a tight end, whereby he usually has a significant strength advantage. He does blow up a lot of plays with penetration.

Goal line

He didn't play any goal line defense in any of the three preseason games, but has played there in the past. His versatility will come in handy there because he could play any of the four outside spots on a six-man line.

Playbook

Douzable does come mainly from a 4-3 background, which might set him back in terms of learning the playbook, although maybe the Jets gave him some light reading to fill the gaps while he was waiting to be signed. The Jets hybrid system will have multiple roles within it that Douzable will be familiar with and capable of playing. If he doesn't fit in a 3-4 (and he probably would be an ideal 3-4 DE anyway), then that doesn't matter because they don't play a basic 3-4 very often.

Instincts

I didn't see Douzable out of position too often and he seems to read plays pretty well. I saw him react well to get his hand up to bat a pass down in 2011 and there was another play where Wilson ran a naked bootleg and he was pretty much the only guy on the line to realize (although he was unable to do anything about it).

Batting passes

As noted above, Douzable did bat down a pass in 2011, but that is the only one of his career so far. Like many guys who rely on hand-fighting to get off block, he perhaps lets himself down in that area. There was also one play where he was blocked initially and tried to spin, with the pass whistling right past his ear for a completion that probably wouldn't have been possible if he just dropped off and put his hands up.

Athleticism

Douzable's athleticism is pretty evident, although he's a bit of a tweener, so he's either a very athletic defensive tackle or a big defensive end with limited athleticism, depending where you put him. He is particularly good for an interior lineman in terms of pursuit.

Motor

Douzable did play 61 of 72 snaps in one of the 2011 starts, and graded out well, so maybe his motor isn't that bad, despite my concerns above. It could just be that he was more gassed than usual due to it being the first preseason game.

Demeanor

Douzable is pretty demonstrative when he makes a play, but not over the top. I didn't see any obvious signs of bad attitude or anything like that from him, aside from one play where everyone was fighting for a fumble and he dived into the pile and got flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Overall

Douzable is a player I was impressed by back in 2011 when I charted several Jaguars games. Whenever a team signs a guy off the street in late-July, you're left wondering why he would still be available, but hopefully this is one of those situations where the Jets have picked up a potential diamond in the rough. Concerns over his injury may have scared some teams off. Tennessee were always unlikely to bring him back because they have pretty good young depth on the line (two deep at all four positions), so he might just have fallen through the cracks after suffering the injury just as he was starting to turn heads.

You may wonder why the Jets didn't sign him when they worked him out a month or so ago, but I can perhaps answer that one. Had they signed him then, he would potentially count towards the calculation of UFA compensatory picks due to the Jets in next year's draft. However, by waiting until the free agent signing period had expired, he no longer needs to be accounted for in that formula.

Judging by his preseason performance last year, he was primed to play a significant rotational role with the Titans, a team with a solid defensive line, so he clearly has plenty left in the tank. As noted, perhaps his motor could be a concern, but that wouldn't be a big deal if he was to be used in a rotational capacity.

That's it for now. I have some good Douzable gifs to share, so I'll do that over the weekend.

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Jeane Coakley and Ralph Vacchiano report from Florham Park where Todd Bowles allowed his team to remove pads during practice on Wednesday.

 

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Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin showed up to a Manhattan court on Wednesday for his alleged assault of a Queens man, but the case has been delayed because prosecution wasn't ready to file paper work, according to multiple reports

Mauldin had turned himself in to authorities in late June for his alleged role in the nightclub attack that took place on April 2. The New York Post reported on June 21 that Mauldin had been charged with misdemeanor assault, which carries a maximum sentence of year in jail.

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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles answers questions from media at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV:

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - In the wake of the ugly riots in Charlottesville, Va., there's a possibility that more NFL players will decline to stand for the national anthem during preseason games this weekend, joining a protest started by Colin Kaepernick last year. So far there's no indication any Jets players will join them.

But if they do, their coach will have their back.

"We don't have a rule book on what's right to protest and not protest," Bowles said at Jets training camp on Wednesday. "You don't know those things until the course of time, whether it's sitting for the anthem, whether it's raising your fist, wither it's speaking out, a walk to Washington -- who's to say whose protest is good or bad?"

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New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV:

John Morton seemed to like everything he saw with Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg on Saturday night. He liked his poise, his decisiveness, the decisions he made. It was clearly a step in the right direction.

But was it a big step toward Hackenberg getting the starting job?

That's a question that Morton, the Jets new offensive coordinator, wasn't willing to answer on Tuesday. In fact, Morton made it sound like Hackenberg still has a long ways to go.

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Cowboys won 35-10. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Jets WR Lucky Whitehead, who suffered a broken foot during Monday's practice, will have surgery for the injury, head coach Todd Bowles said on Wednesday.

Prior to deciding on surgery, Whitehead was expected to miss four-to-six weeks, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.

Whitehead joined the Jets after he was released by the Cowboys on July 24. He returend two punts and a kickoff in the Jets' preseason opener. Serving primarily as a returner, he caught three passes for 48 yards for the Cowboys in 2016.

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In the latest episode of The Jet Stream, Jonas Schwartz and Willie Colon look back at the eight sacks the Jets' D laid on the Tennessee Titans, as well as Christian Hackenberg's performance. Later, the guys discuss the wide receivers, offensive line, and their expectations for this week's matchup with the Detroit Lions.

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SNY's Jeane Coakley reports from Jets training camp where head coach Todd Bowles was not pleased with the team's most recent practice.

 

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New York Jets running back Matt Forte is tackled by Miami Dolphins corner back Tony Lippett during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Jets running back Matt Forte is missing time in the preseason and training camp due to a hamstring injury for the second year in a row, but told NJ.com's JJ Conrad he feels he is close to returning to the field.

"I'm feeling good, but not good enough to be in full practice yet," Forte said to Conrad on Monday. "I'm just going through what the trainers tell me, easing back in. I don't want to go back out there immediately and get injured again."

Forte, who did not play in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Tennessee Titans in the Jets' preseason opener, said he the trainers are being cautious with him given the nature of hamstring injuries and the fact the veteran running back underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus at the end of last season.

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The Jets have signed undrafted rookie WR Daniel Williams, and waived WR Deshon Foxx, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. 

Williams spent time with the Oakland Raiders after going undrafted out of Jackson State (Miss.). Standing at 6-foot-2, 234 pounds, he totaled 184 receptions for 2,497 yards and 19 touchdowns in four years at college. 

Foxx went undrafted as well out of UConn in 2016. He spent time on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad before joining the Jets this offseason. The Jets waived him on May 9, but eventually resigned him on May 22. 

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New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) watches as quarterback Josh McCown (15) warms up before a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) watches as quarterback Josh McCown (15) warms up before a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

With Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty still early in their NFL careers, Josh McCown is taking a leadership and mentorship role at quarterback in his first season with the Jets. 

"Every quarterback goes out there and they want to finish each drive with a touchdown, so when those things are happening, there is kind of an inner fight of, man, do I need to do more?" McCown said, according to Newsday. "Things happen and you get kind of delayed, but the fight as a quarterback is to stay in the system, stay within the game and don't be greedy and force the ball. So my hat is off to both of them for not doing that."

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SNY's Jonas Schwartz and former NFL guard Willie Colon are live from Jets training camp in Florham Park. The guys open the show with SNY Jets reporter Jeane Coakley to discuss the biggest storylines from camp. Then, they welcome in tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who opens up about the troubled start to his NFL career, and how he is a changed man. Later, rookie safety Marcus Maye joins the show to give his thoughts on his first NFL training camp, and how he is adjusting to life in the New York area.

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Atlanta Falcons free safety Robenson Therezie returns a pass interception against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets signed former Atlanta Falcons defensive back Robenson Therezie after safety Doug Middleton reportedly suffered a torn pec.

Therezie, a 26-year-old free safety, recorded one interception, two passes defensed and 36 combined tackles in 25 games with Atlanta over the past two seasons. He was an undrafted free agent out of Auburn.

Middleton, who was competing for a backup role with New York, recorded six combined tackles and one pass defensed in four games as a Jet last season. He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter in Saturday's 7-3 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans and is expected to undergo surgery, according to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta.

The Jets also announced they waived fullback Algernon Brown, who appeared in eight offensive plays and two plays on special teams on Saturday. He recorded 1,310 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns in four seasons with BYU.

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Aug 12, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The last time anybody saw Christian Hackenberg in a game was the preseason finale almost a year ago. It was a disaster. He completed just 11 of 31 passes for 54 yards and threw an interception, too.

It was a much, much different and better Hackenberg that the Jets got to see on Saturday night.

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Josh McCown threw the Jets' first touchdown of the preseason and the team's defense tallied eight sacks in a 7-3 win over the Titans on Saturday at MetLife Stadium.

The Jets kept the Titans out of the endzone for the duration of the game, allowing only a field goal on a five-play, 49-yard drive in the third quarter. 

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The good news is the Jets really have no choice but to play most of their starters in their preseason opener. Or maybe that's the bad news given the low expectations for this team.

But Jets GM Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles have promised competition all summer long for almost every job on the roster, and the competition begins for real against the Tennessee Titans at the Meadowlands on Saturday night. Not all jobs are up for grabs, of course, but quite a few are.

Here's an inside look at some of the battles and 10 intriguing players to watch:

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Some of the Jets' newest additions, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins and S Marcus Maye, had high praise for their new head coach, Todd Bowles. 

Both appeared on SNY's The Jet Stream podcast, and when asked who is most impactful to the Jets this season, Seferian-Jenkins showed love to his coach. 

"I would definitely say, first of all, coach Bowles," Seferian-Jenkins told SNY's Jonas Schwartz and Willie Colon. "I never had a coach like that, that really just says a real, honest thing. Just tells you the truth. He doesn't want to lie to you, he doesn't want to sugarcoat anything. I think he's a phenomenal coach."

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Jeane Coakley reports from Jets training camp to preview their first preseason game of the 2017-18 season on Saturday, August 12.

 

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New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The memories of Christian Hackenberg from last season are few and not very good. He had two ugly preseason performances and then was buried on the depth chart, only resurfacing to occasionally misfire in practice. His future didn't appear bright at all.

That's why all eyes will be on Hackenberg when the Jets open up their preseason slate against the Tennesssee Titans at the Meadowlands on Saturday night.

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Jeane Coakley breaks down the latest news and updates from Jets camp as they get ready for their first preseason game on Saturday.

 

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Jets corner Buster Skrine thinks this year's secondary will not only be an improvement over last year's but that the group also has the potential to stand out. 

"This is my seventh year in the NFL and this is one of the most aggressive groups I've been around - and confident," Skrine said, according to Newsday.

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New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) attempts to pass during New York Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg had another tough day at practice Wednesday, throwing two interceptions during team drills. It marked the second straight day that Hackenberg threw two picks during 11-on-11 drills. 

The second-year quarterback had not thrown an interception during his first eight practices of training camp. Head coach Todd Bowles is still confident in what Hackenberg can do on the field, regardless of what has happened the last two days. 

"It's practice," Bowles told reporters Wednesday. "The defense has got to get turnovers. I'd be concerned if they weren't. They got two today, but we're cleaning some things up, and we're learning as we go. It's going to be up and down every day, so we'll just go from there."

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(Robert Deutsch)

Though the Jets lost WR Quincy Enunwa for the rest of the season, the other receivers are not viewing it as a setback, per Newsday's Kimberly A. Martin.

Leading the wide receiver corps now is WR Robby Anderson who saw limited time in his rookie year last season. The 24-year-old viewed the situation entirely different than the reporters asking him questions after practice Tuesday. 

"It's not a challenge," Anderson said, "it's an opportunity."

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Jeane Coakley reports from Jets camp in Florham Park to discuss the Jets' depth chart and how the offense can stay competitive this season.

 

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New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson during practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson during practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

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Todd Bowles has had more than enough of the Sheldon Richardson-Brandon Marshall feud.

After 11 months of sniping back and forth between the two of them, and one day after Richardson reignited the war by ripping Marshall in a radio interview, the Jets coach made it clear he's had enough of their fighting. Bowles even grew testy with the media when asked about Richardson's latest remarks.

 

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Jets rookie S Marcus Maye has been one of the best players at training camp so far, per NY Daily News' Manish Mehta. 

Maye, the Jets' second-round pick out of Florida, was known to be extremely aggressive and instinctive coming in, and he has certainly shown CB Morris Claiborne he is NFL-ready.

"You can tell: He's a guy that's all about his business," Claiborne said. "He's just aggressive and smart. You wouldn't expect the football smarts from him at this stage. But he's picking up the defense well and going out and making plays."

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In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR wonders how the Jets will ever be able to score without the injured Quincy Enunwa.

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Quincy Enunwa is nice receiver with decent size (6-2, 225) who can make tough catches. And his production last season as the Jets' No. 2 receiver after Eric Decker got hurt was unexpectedly good.

But he's never been thought of as one of the players the Jets could least afford to lose. He's never been considered irreplaceable.

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Jul 29, 2017; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 29, 2017; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

 Jets DE Sheldon Richardson has taken a shot at former teammate, WR Brandon Marshall yet again as he called him "drama queenish" after games last season. 

In an interview on The Michael Kay Show, Richardson recalled how Marshall supposedly acted following Jets' losses last season. It was the reason the two had altercations in the first place. 

"That whole situation was sticky because we lose and he did little things that were drama queenish," Richardson said. "Dogging out this guy, that guy. It's everybody's fault except his. And there's a reason this, a reason that, and everybody pointing the finger when you losing, and then no one wants to say something to him. Then I say something to him, and I'm the criminal, the bad guy, and the media just ran with it."

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