The Jets (5-9) face the Chargers (7-7) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on Tuesday…
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The Jets waived wide receiver Jeremy Kerley following his suspension for PEDs.
Head coach Todd Bowles refuses to say if defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will play again this year.
The Jets currently hold the 10th pick in the 2018 draft.
Bryce Petty will remain starting quarterback.
Bent breaks down the offensive performance against the Saints in this week's BGA.
Today's Jets links roundup
Petty remains positive despite tough loss >> Greenberg, Jets Official Site
Jamal Adams and others lobbying for Bowles to return >> Cimini, ESPN
Can Petty build on Sunday's performance? >> Slater, NJ.com
Mike Maccagnan's big mission this offseason is to rebuild the offense >> Costello, NY Post
Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter
Coaches and veteran players continue to be frustrated at the penalties the Jets have committed this year. Aside from the sheer volume -- they remain tied for sixth in the NFL -- many of these penalties seem to have come at the worst possible time. Matt Forte referred to "stupid penalties" after the Jets committed eight penalties, including a few offensive pre-snap ones, in Sunday's loss.
Interestingly, the main offenders over the course of the season have all cut down on their penalty counts in recent weeks. The main culprits on offense have been Brian Winters and Austin-Seferian-Jenkins, and on defense, Darron Lee, Morris Claiborne and Buster Skrine, who between them have been flagged for 44 of the 107 penalties the Jets have committed on offense or defense.
Skrine and Seferian-Jenkins have gone four straight games without committing a penalty, and Lee has played six games without one. Winters doesn't have one in the last three games. While Claiborne was called for two last week, he otherwise has been penalty free in five of the last six games.
It's apparent Bowles has probably encouraged some of these players to cut back on the number of penalties, and they seem to have responded. However, the team hasn't been winning much, and none of these players (with the exception of Skrine) has seen a significant upgrade in level of play. It's enough to wonder if forcing these players out of their usual habits actually has an adverse effect on their performance.
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