Via the AP:
The Jets announced Monday that Kerley passed the NFL's concussion protocol after taking a hard hit from Tampa Bay's Mark Barron late in the second quarter of New York's 18-17 victory Sunday. Kerley's helmet popped off during the hit, and Barron was assessed a 15-yard personal foul penalty.Concussions are serious business, so more than anything we want Kerley to have all the time he needs to recover from that hit. It is hard to imagine that he could be right for a game just four days after such an injury.
Kerley again passed the concussion tests after the game, but exhibited concussionlike symptoms when he arrived at the team's facility Monday morning. He went through a third concussion test and was held out of the team's walkthrough as a precaution.
As for the Jets, next man up and all that, but it certainly makes game against a divisional rival all the more difficult. Kerley has had success in the past against the Patriots, the Jets will have to rely on their tight as well as Clyde Gates and Ryan Spadola in the passing game.