New York Jets tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson (60) during a game against against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Derik Hamilton)
New York Jets tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson (60) during a game against against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Derik Hamilton)

We could write reams on what D'Brickashaw Ferguson has meant to the New York Jets, but since I am playing Mr. Mom for five days while my wife parties it down in the Centennial State for a college roommate's wedding, let's start with what actions the Jets can take over the next month to fortify their offensive line for the 2016 NFL season...

Free Agency

To me, Ferguson's retirement only underscores the crucial miss that the Jets made in not landing former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum. The Jets front office appears to have overestimated Ferguson's desire to return or any duty/loyalty he had to return for his 11th season. I get that this is only Mike Maccagnan's second year as general manager, but the bill is coming due for the Jets neglect at using the NFL Draft as a tool to properly address this crucial part of any team. The Jets have made it known their like their own Brent Qvale as a potential starter, but is he ready? We will find out soon enough what the team really thinks about him.

Beachum's contract with the Jaguars was not so rich that the Jets couldn't have matched it; Beachum's deal was a one-year prove it contract with some hefty option years tacked on. I get that the Jets were hesitant to pay a player like Mitchell Schwartz, but the Beachums and Russell Okungs would have had a much more palatable cap number and yet the Jets whistled past the graveyard when it came to their offensive line yet again.

Now, the Jets are left combing through players like Will Beatty, Jake Long, Don Barclay, Nate Chandler and even the man who backed up Ferguson for two-plus years, Ben Ijalana.

The Jets would also be wise to seriously consider bolstering their talent at guard to help the overall line as much as possible. The agents of players like Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs and Louis Vasquez might be getting calls from the Jets this weekend, but won't be more than stopgaps for this team.

Trade

To address deficiencies at the receiver position in 2015, Mike Maccagnan traded for Brandon Marshall and it turned out to be one of the best trades Jets fans have ever seen. Since D'Brickashaw Ferguson has now retired, the Jets appear to be in a similar situation concerning their offensive line. The Jets could enter the trade market before the draft, thereby allowing GM Mike Maccagnan to stick with his preferred "best player available" philosophy.

 

 

Ryan Clady makes a lot of sense for the Jets, but certainly comes with risk. Coming off an ACL tear he suffered last May, Clady has a $10.1 million cap number and would clear $8.9 million off the books for the Broncos through trade. Clady has shown no willingness to restructure his deal and just like the Jets, Denver has slow-played the situation with the exception that they already signed his potential replacement in Russell Okung from the Seahawks.

Since Denver has almost the same cap space as the Jets (none) this would leave Denver enough money to sort out the quarterback situation with Colin Kaepernick, since John Elway has already backfilled the tackle spot with Russell Okung. For the Jets, they could restructure a deal with Clady as part of the trade with some of the money freed through Ferguson's retirement. Clady would become the penciled in starter at left tackle while the Jets hope his knee recovers fully by September. Regardless of Clady's presence, he's missed 30 regular season games in the last three years so if the Jets want to avoid tempting fate further on their offensive line, they'll still draft offensive linemen early.

Joe Thomas would be a killer acquisition if the Jets could make it but is another short-term answer. Thomas is a six time All-Pro and like Ferguson has played almost every snap for the Browns since being drafted by Cleveland in 2007. Browns EVP Sashi Brown said the team has no plans to trade Thomas, but could the Jets first rounder or the promise of Muhammad Wilkerson change Cleveland's mind? We shall see.

Luke Joeckel might be another player the Jets consider. Joeckel has disappointed the coaches in Jacksonville so much that the team outbid the Jets for Kelvin Beachum in what appears a bid to replace the young lineman. So far Joeckel hasn't lived up to his draft position, but he might be just the sort of solution that could help the Jets should they be unable to secure the right player on the first day of the draft or elsewhere through free agency or trades. Maccagnan traded during the 2015 NFL Draft and came away with DeVier Posey and Zac Stacy … I'd expect him to be active for someone like Joeckel on days two and three of the draft if the picks don't fall the Jets way at offensive line.

2016 NFL Draft

Trivia question. Since the Jets drafted Ferguson and Nick Mangold in 2006, who are the only two offensive linemen the Jets have drafted in the top three rounds?

If you guessed Vlad Ducasse and Brian Winters, then you are right. The Jets have thrown nine later round draft picks against the wall and have been as bad or worse as their early picks. Matt Slauson is probably the best of the late-round bunch while Robert Griffin was probably the worst.

Tony Pauline believes the Jets are one of four teams looking to swap with the Titans to move to the top of the draft. With the news of Ferguson's retirement it makes sense that Laremy Tunsil would be their target. The problem is the firepower it will take to get from the twentieth to first pick. Unless the Jets could work Muhammad Wilkerson into the deal, the Jets would have to trade their 2016 first and second along and a good slate of their early 2017 draft picks too. The Jets would have to be pretty damn sure that Tunsil is going to be a starter in their organization for the next ten years to give up so much. Watching how Brandon Scherff, Greg Robinson, Taylor Lewan, Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel have fared as some of the top talents on offensive line makes me hesitant to consider giving up the "king's ransom" that Titans GM Jon Robinson said he expects to move off the top pick. It makes a lot more sense for the Jets to move up into the teens for a player they prize but are worried won't fall to them at 20.

We will get into this more over the weekend and early next week, but with the 20th and 51st and 83rd picks in the upcoming draft the Jets are in a decent place to find talent for their offensive line, but not in so good a spot that they were realistically saying two months ago "oh if D'Brickashaw Ferguson walks away or we need to cut him, we'll just reload with THIS guy" through the NFL Draft. The twentieth pick has potential but there's far too many variables to know how this plays.

Now having pointed out the Jets hubris considering their offensive linemen, the first three rounds of the draft have some talented players who have long-term starter potential. Draft circles seem to be overanalyzing Ronnie Stanley and as such his stock might be slipping. That would be great news for the Jets if they want to move up into the teens or stay put at 20. Taylor Decker might be a slight reach at 20, but picking him there seems justifiable considering the Jets need to address the spot. Should Jack Conklin be available at 20, I'd be more inclined to let him pass for a linebacker and take my chances in rounds two and three with players like Jason Spriggs although he might not last to 51. Joe Thuney is so intriguing a player to me that I would be prepared to move up from the 83rd spot to grab Thuney even if the Jets have already taken a guard or tackle in the first or second rounds.

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The Jets secondary could look very thin this weekend when they face the Miami Dolphins, with multiple players in doubt to suit up and CB Brian Poole officially listed as out.

In addition to Poole, things aren't looking to great for S Jamal Adams and CB Arthur Maulet, who are both listed as doubtful to play. Poole (concussion), Adams (ankle) and Maulet (calf) missed all three days of practice this week.

The trio all suffered their injuries at various points of Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Bengals, a game that handed Cincinnati their first win of the season.

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Le'Veon Bell missed his second straight day of practice on Friday due to illness, and head coach Adam Gase said he was unsure if Bell would be able to play against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Gase would not specify the kind of illness Bell is dealing with, and would only say that everyone recovers at a different pace. So his status for Sunday is very much up in the air.

"I feel like each guy it's been something different," Gase said about Bell on Thursday. "It hasn't been the same thing, it hasn't been like the flu or anything."

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Jets head coach Adam Gase said running back Le'Veon Bell will not practice on Thursday due to an illness, but it doesn't seem to be something going around the team.

"Yeah they haven't said that to me yet," Gase said. "I feel like each guy it's been something different. It hasn't been the same thing, it hasn't been like the flu or anything."

In addition to Bell missing practice, safety Jamal Adams remains out as he continues to recover from a sprained left ankle.

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When the Jets released Wednesday's injury report for Week 14, they had their top defensive player atop the list.

Safety Jamal Adams did not practice after he sprained his left ankle in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

With Adams as the latest casualty, the injury bug has bitten the Jets throughout the 2019 season, particularly on defense.

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Nov 3, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase walks onto the field prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Nov 3, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase walks onto the field prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

At 4-8, the Jets are all but certain to miss out on the playoffs.

It's been a strange season for Gang Green, starting with a Week 1 loss to Buffalo that easily could have been a win, followed by Sam Darnold missing three games with mono. And just as it looked like the season was on the verge of a complete collapse at 1-7, the Jets won three straight to get to 4-7.

Then, unexpectedly, the Jets were defeated by the previously winless Bengals.

Now, the Jets will look to finish out the final quarter of their regular season schedule, and, at the very least, build momentum heading into 2020.

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Oct 13, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets safety Jamal Adams (33) celebrates during the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 13, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets safety Jamal Adams (33) celebrates during the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jets S Jamal Adams hasn't yet been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, but it seems to be trending that way.

Head coach Adam Gase said on Wednesday that he hasn't been told Adams has a high ankle sprain, but Adams remains in a walking boot.

"He's gotta really feel good for me to put him back out there," Gase said when asked about a potential timetable.  

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Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (57) celebrates after a fumble recovery during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (57) celebrates after a fumble recovery during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

After all the speculation, we finally have an answer: The Jets will place C.J. Mosley on season ending IR, Adam Gase announced Tuesday afternoon on The Michael Kay Show.

Mosley, who had played in just two games this season after suffering a groin injury back in Week 1, kept himself off IR and away from season ending surgery when the Jets started to win games again.

As the Jets won three straight and were still technically in contention to make the playoffs, Mosley was kept off IR in hope that the Jets continue winning and can throw in their best defensive weapon for a last push for the postseason.

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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers) (Gary Landers/AP)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers) (Gary Landers/AP)

The Jets' chances at the playoffs were slim, but now they're dead following their 22-6 loss to the winless Bengals on Sunday. 

After winning three-straight games heading into Week 13, the loss came as a bit of a shock. With the tides turning, could the Jets have overlooked the Bengals, leading to their demise? 

Quarterback Sam Darnold says no. 

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Dec 1, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports (Joseph Maiorana)
Dec 1, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports (Joseph Maiorana)

The Bengals took their first win of the season against the Jets in a 22-6 game in Week 14, an outing which didn't feature much Le'Veon Bell.

Bell had only ten times for 32 yards as a runner in the loss, which also saw four catches for the running back.

The plays being called for the Jets come via head coach Adam Gase. On Monday, Gase explained why he only mustered up 10 carries for Bell in the game. It was a matter of circumstances, the coach said.

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Jets S Jamal Adams had tears in his eyes when he was talking after Sunday's loss to the Bengals, and it was mainly due to the boot on his foot. 

Well, head coach Adam Gase revealed Monday the reason for that boot was an ankle sprain for the Pro Bowl safety. 

Gase added that Adams will undergo an MRI and "that kind of stuff" to further assess the injury. He will be considered "legit week-to-week," and Gase doesn't believe that he'll be practicing this week. 

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After the Jets disappointing 22-6 loss to the Bengals, Ray Lucas and Bart Scott gave out their grades for the offense, defense, and special teams.

"They only had six less yards than the Bengals," Scott said. "But it wasn't horrible, they moved the ball early in the first half. They just couldn't finish drives."

The Jets finished the game with 271 total yards of offense, and were just 7-for-17 on third down conversions. 

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If the loss to the Bengals wasn't crushing enough, Jets S Jamal Adams was seen with a walking boot in the locker room after the game. 

And whether it was the boot itself or the loss as a whole, Adams was very emotional while talking to reporters. 

Adams was talking with tears in his eyes, and almost broke down a couple of times before calming down a bit. With his voice very low, here's what he said about his current situation:

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As Adam Gase emphasized during the week, the Jets were entering this week's game as a 4-7 team and they sure played like one against the Bengals on Sunday. Now they're a 4-8 team, having lost to a winless team for the second time since the bye week.

To their credit, the Bengals played with good energy and discipline on defense, and rode a solid Andy Dalton performance in his return to the lineup to break a 13-game losing streak that stretched back to last December.

Offensively, the Jets had some near misses, but struggled to sustain drives, mainly due to dropped passes and ill-timed penalties. The Bengals exploited some coverage breakdowns to score two first half touchdowns and built a 17-3 lead before the Jets drove for a late field goal.  

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On his "Inside the Pylon" segment during SNY's Jets pregame show on Sunday, NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano dropped some knowledge about Jets DC Gregg Williams. 

And that news is his "DC" title potentially changing to "HC" next season. 

"Two NFL executives told me this week that the job Williams has done with the Jets defense this season should be enough to get him at least some consideration for a head coaching job if enough jobs become available," Vacchiano revealed. 

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The Jets are considering re-signing linebacker Jordan Jenkins, who is in the final season of his rookie contract, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

"A league source said the Jets have expressed some interest in re-signing him, which was something that seemed unlikely when the season began," Vacchiano said. "Now, the Jets are going to try to find a dominant edge rusher this offseason in free agency or the draft. But the idea of Jenkins on the other side has some merits. He's been their best and most consistent pass rusher this year with five sacks, 12 over the past two seasons. He shouldn't cost a ton either, and might even be open to shorter term deal."

Jenkins was drafted with the No. 83 pick in the third round back in 2016 out of Georgia. He has five sacks this season, and a total of 17.5 sacks in four seasons with the team.

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Jamal Adams has been playing out of his mind lately. It seems like every big defensive play for the Jets involve their defensive captain, and if that continues on Sunday against the Bengals, he could be setting a new NFL record. 

Over the past three games -- all of which have been Jets wins -- Adams has collected 5.5 sacks. And when you include his one against the Dolphins in Week 9, Adams already has 6.5 sacks on the season with five games left to play. 

The NFL record for sacks in a single season by a defensive back was set by S Adrian Wilson back in 2005 with the Cardinals at eight. It's a record Adams promised he would break.

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The 4-7 Jets want to make it four in a row against the 0-11 Bengals. Here's what you need to know about where to watch...


DATE/TIME: Dec. 1, 2019 at 1 p.m. ET

NETWORK: CBS

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Ahead of the Jets' matchup with the winless Bengals on Sunday, Adam Gase spoke with SNY's Jeane Coakley to discuss a few things as the team prepares for the game.

With the Jets entering Sunday on a red-hot three-game win streak, facing an 0-11 Bengals squad could potentially look like a trap game, but Gase said the team has faced so much adversity this season that they aren't worried about things like that.

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The Bengals come into their game against the Jets on Sunday still in search of their first win of the season. Just three games after benching Andy Dalton in favor of rookie Ryan Finley, Cincinnati is turning back to their veteran quarterback. 

Despite his struggles this season, Jets head coach Adam Gase isn't looking past the TCU product, who has played 128 games for the Bengals since the team drafted him in 2011.

"He's a dangerous guy, period." Gase said. "That's just what it is. It's not always easy when you're a quarterback who's been in the same organization for a long time under the same head coach and all of a sudden everything changes. It's not always as smooth as you want it to be."

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Oct 7, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (16) catches a touchdown pass against Denver Broncos cornerback Isaac Yiadom (41) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 7, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (16) catches a touchdown pass against Denver Broncos cornerback Isaac Yiadom (41) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Former Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is in stable condition, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

His condition was upgraded after it was initally reported he was in critical condition after being stabbed at a Pittsburgh apartment complex late Friday night, according to WTAE in Pittsburgh.

"Shalaya Briston, 24, of Munhall, PA was arrested and has been charged with criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault," police said in a statement.

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Oct 27, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) looks on during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports (Douglas DeFelice)
Oct 27, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) looks on during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports (Douglas DeFelice)

Jets running back Le'Veon Bell chooses not to live and die by the numbers.

Through the first 11 games of his first season with the Jets, he has experienced highs and lows.

After the first eight games saw New York stumbled out with just one win, the team's turnaround has been on full display.

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C.J. Mosley, Chuma Edoga and Paul Worrilow missed practice again Friday and have been ruled out on Sunday against the Bengals.

With the Jets' recent hot streak keeping their playoff hopes alive, Mosley has remained off injured reserve despite only appearing in two games this season. The star linebacker said last week that if the injury to his groin/abdomen didn't heal in the near future, he would elect to have season ending surgery.

The Jets will play an 0-11 Bengals team this week before trying to get revenge on a 2-9 Dolphins team that stunned the Jets for their first win of the season just a few weeks ago. 

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With three wins in a row, the Jets finally have some momentum. How far can they push this streak, though? 

The next two games look winnable which would take them to five straight wins. By then, the Jets should have developed some winning habits and could provide a tough test for the three postseason candidates they face over the last three weeks. 

While the Jets will be keen to focus on one game at a time, it's difficult not to look ahead at the possibilities. Is it impossible they could run the table and end up with an unlikely winning record? Perhaps not. Let's recap the main things they'll need to focus on against each of their upcoming opponents.

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Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (57) celebrates after a fumble recovery during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (57) celebrates after a fumble recovery during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley and offensive tackle Chuma Edoga have yet to practice this week, as the team prepares for its Week 13 game against the Bengals.

Mosley has been dealing with a groin/abdominal injury, which has kept him out the past five games. Mosely said last week that if the injury didn't heal soon then he would undergo season-ending surgery. 

While Edoga suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in Week 12's win over the Raiders, and head coach Adam Gase said "it's going to be week-to-week." The rookie tackle has started at both left and right tackle the past eight games, but it seems unlikely he'll be suiting up this Sunday.

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Nov 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws in the first half against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws in the first half against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Zac Taylor has an eye for offensive talent.

Before his rise to first-year head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, he spent the past two years with the reigning NFC champion Los Angeles Rams on Sean McVay's staff as assistant wide receivers coach (2017) and quarterbacks coach (2018), overseeing the offense that ranked second in points (32.9) and total yards (421.1) per game into last year's Super Bowl LIII appearance.

So when Taylor previewed Week 13 with the Bengals (0-11) hosting the Jets (4-7) Sunday at 1 p.m. from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, he had an appreciation for his opposition's quarterback.

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Brian Poole made some headlines this week with a one-handed interception, which he returned 15 yards for his first career touchdown to ice the win over the Raiders.

However, Poole has quietly been one of the Jets' most consistent players all season. The 27-year-old slot cornerback is only on a one-year deal though, so should the Jets be looking ahead to next year and trying to ensure he remains in the fold?

There's no question that Poole has been one of the best offseason moves made by the Jets this year. He was a key contributor for the Falcons over his first three seasons, having joined them as an undrafted free agent. However, they surprisingly let him walk and the Jets were able to pick him up on a one-year contract worth just $3.5 million. That's proven to be a massive bargain.

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Nov 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) and New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (51) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Nov 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) and New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (51) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton did not mince words when asked Wednesday about safety Jamal Adams.

Ahead of the Week 13 game against the Jets (4-7) Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, the Bengals (0-11) get Adams and a resurgent New York defense off last weekend's 34-4 win over the Oakland Raiders (6-5).

Adams had half a sack, three quarterback hits and seven tackles Sunday as the Jets harassed Raiders quarterback Derek Carr -- an effort that conjured a comparison to former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.

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The Jets enter the week with three straight wins, but head coach Adam Gase refuses to look past New York's next opponent.

Week 13's road trip to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati for Sunday's 1 p.m. game against the winless Bengals (0-11) presents a favorable opportunity for the Jets (4-7).

Despite how the last loss went down with Nov. 3's 26-18 stumble on the road at the hands of the Miami Dolphins, who were 0-7 entering the game, Gase believes the Jets have grown from the past month.

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The Jets' Week 7 loss to the Patriots on Monday Night Football was a low point of Sam Darnold's young NFL career.

Facing the league's top defense, Darnold struggled mightily, completing just 11 of his 32 passes for a mere 86 yards. He threw four interceptions as well, as the Jets were shut out 33-0 in front of a national audience.

Fast forward to just over one month later, and things are looking much different for Darnold and the Jets. The Jets have won three straight games over the Giants, Redskins, and Raiders, and during that span, Darnold has thrown for 838 yards with seven touchdowns and one interception, compiling a 117.2 passer rating.

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Jets players tell SNY's Jeane Coakley which side dishes are their favorites, and they also debate... is it called stuffing or dressing?

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