Opening statement…

Ellis Lankster is questionable with this jaw deal. He did not practice. (He) still couldn’t put a helmet on, so I don’t know, but it’s hard to play if you can’t put a helmet on. I don’t know. I guess we’ll see. Game-time decision, ‘Ohh, okay, he’s good,’ (joking), but obviously he has to go through the pain and all that type of stuff. So hopefully his pain subsides and he’ll be able to play. I know he’s certainly trying. Everybody else is probable on that list and everybody else practiced full, except for, it looks like Cro (Antonio Cromartie) was limited with his hip, but everybody should play. Winslow with a knee and illness, but he was there today. I expect everybody up and ready to play.

On how the last week of practice went…

We were flying around. We’ve had some excellent practices. Really, it’s been a great week of preparation. It’s been a great week of practice and just the spirit and enthusiasm, we’re looking forward to this game. We know Miami is a tough opponent, but this team whipped us probably more than any team in the league, so our worst performance was against Miami the last time at our place. We think we’ve improved as a team and we certainly get the opportunity to prove it Sunday against Miami with all that they have to play for, so we’ll know if we’ve improved because we are definitely going to get their best.

On whether the strongest motivation is revenge, being able to finish strong or knocking Miami out of the playoffs…

The last, you would think that maybe would be the most. If that was New England, I would say clearly that would be true, but they’re not your archrival like New England is. The satisfaction is going to come from us competing against them and knowing ourselves, proving to ourselves how much we’ve improved. I think that’s what we’re looking forward to the most, getting back out there (against) a team that totally whipped us in every phase and having the opportunity to go out there and prove it. So I think that is the driving force.

On players supporting him to coach the team next year…

Again, I always feel great when I get, like anybody would, anytime you get something positive said about you, you’re going to feel great about it. Like I said, the thing about the opportunity in front of us with Miami is really the focus, but I certainly appreciate positive remarks, as anybody would.

On how he developed his coaching style…

I just think you’re a product of your environment and I think I grew up around NFL locker rooms all my life and I’m going to formulate who I am. I’ve learned enough and saw guys that were the most effective teachers, coaches, whatever, were guys that were themselves. Some of the other guys that it seemed like maybe weren’t as effective as a leader or coach, whatever, is maybe they were out of a textbook or something. I almost saw that. So for me, obviously there are different ways of being successful in life, but I knew I had to have my own style. Look, I was afforded some great opportunities growing up the son of Buddy Ryan and all that. But I knew I had to be myself. And even though I have a twin brother in New Orleans, he’s going to be Rob Ryan, I’m going to be Rex Ryan and that’s just the way it is. I think that’s how, at least I feel, is the best way to do it.

On what it would mean to win in Miami…

That’s why we’re going down there, to win. That’d be big for me because that’s why you take the field. Again, I think part of that is 8-8 is better than 7-9, without question. Hey, I even figured that one out. Even my biggest enemies will say, “Okay, you got that right.” I say about this game on Sunday, I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to competing against Miami because I think it will be a great test for us and it will be a testament to how far this team’s improved or hasn’t. Maybe I haven’t seen the big picture. I think we are improving. The product on the field Sunday, I think will be evident of that.

On if this is the biggest game of the season…

Well, it’s the biggest one left in the season, I think we can agree to that (joking). It’s the last one. I see where you’re coming from because I think it could be based on the fact that where we are and all that and how much that team really handled us previously, let’s see if we are getting better as a team. Obviously, we never made the playoffs but let’s see where we’re at heading into the offseason.

On whether his coaching style has changed over the years…

No. I don’t think so. I’m just myself, so that’s easy.

On if a player going back to play a game in his hometown, as is the case with Geno Smith, could pose a challenge because he’s too excited for the game…

Well, I kind of think it’s a good thing to have a player a little extra hyped. We’ll see if that’s true or not because I always say, play the hometown hero or local product, whether you’re returning home as Geno is, or whether you went to school at the University of Miami or somewhere like that, I always think there’s something special to it. And players tend to play better when they’re in that kind of environment, when they go home so, local hero, whatever it is. My old football coach that I had in college showed me that and what it was, he showed all of us it. We had a running back who was like a third string tailback and I never thought he was anything, but we were playing his former school that he had transferred from and he started him and played this kid and he went for like 150 something yards. I was like, ‘What the heck, he goes off.’ There’s always that extra motivation. Maybe we saw it last week with David Nelson scores two touchdowns against a team that cut him. That probably felt good. But I think sometimes there’s a little extra, whether you’re going home, you’re showing off in front of your home crowd or whatever it is.

On whether a player might do too much when they return to play a game in their hometown…

Yeah, maybe some, maybe that could happen. But, I’m excited to watch it.

On whether the home of their opponent plays into the selection of team captains for that game…

Yeah, absolutely.

On whether this is a statement game…

No. Again, I don’t see it as necessarily a statement game, unless we’re seeing it as a statement (of) where we are, how we’re heading into the offseason and how much we have improved or have we improved? Maybe I’m over-estimating it or maybe not. So, I think that’s what this is going to prove, because like I said, certainly, we’re going to get everything Miami has and so, they’re going to peaked out at their very best, so that won’t be a question. “Will they look past you?” Really, they’ve got to make the playoffs. So, we won’t hear that excuse. It’s going to be their best against our best and let’s see how we fare.

On if players can make a case for a roster spot for next season during Sunday’s game…

Oh, there’s always that. I think any game that you go into, you’re always evaluating things. Quite honestly as coaches and as evaluators, you always start from the last game. You might watch every game but you’re going to start with the very last game.

On if ending the season with two wins could increase his autonomy…

I see how you angled that one, that’s pretty good (laughter). I’m just worried about Miami, focused on Miami. So is Bruce (Speight).

On Muhammad Wilkerson and his chance to be selected to the Pro Bowl…

I would be shocked if he isn’t on that list. Nick Folk, he would have to be on that list I would assume or think. There are guys who have had good years, D’Brickashaw (Ferguson), it’s hard to imagine a Pro Bowl without Brick in it. I’m sure there are a lot of guys that have had good solid seasons, so we’ll see. Obviously, if Mo doesn’t make it, I don’t get it. It (will be) personal, somebody doesn’t like Mo Wilkerson for some reason.

On Wilkerson’s steady progress and how much he can continue to improve…

I don’t know. He’s pretty darn good. He just keeps working. That’s why he’s gotten to where he is. He works everyday on that practice field. You just see his play improving. I think his teammates around him have improved as well. Those guys push each other. The sky is the limit for him if he just keeps the same work ethic that he has shown.

On if Sheldon Richardson deserved to be fined for the Browns game…

I can say this, the officials have a tough job to do, (and) this is where I’m not going to get fined (laughter). The officials have a tough job to do and they’re trying their very best. I know that for a fact. I also understand that we need to protect our players, I get that. I absolutely get that. With that being said, I’m not going to answer the question.

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Leonard Williams (Bill Streicher)
Leonard Williams (Bill Streicher)

As SNY's Ralph Vacchiano pointed out earlier on Sunday, the Jets will be looking to be extremely active at the NFL trade deadline that approaches closer by the day. And one of the players he says to watch is DL Leonard Williams

Well, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the interest in Williams is already there around the league. 

Schefter is hearing that multiple teams are looking at Williams, the former first-rounder by the Jets back in 2015. And what could they potentially get for him? 

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The Jets may have a glimmer of hope now that Sam Darnold is back in the lineup, but they are still facing a stark and unfortunate reality. Since 1990, when the NFL playoffs expanded, only one team has started 0-4 and gone on to make the playoffs. And it hasn't happened since the San Diego Chargers did it in 1992.

That's why between now and the trading deadline on Oct. 29, many around the league believe the Jets' motto should be, and will be: "Sell!"

A lot can happen in the three games between now and that deadline, of course, but multiple league sources told SNY that they expect new Jets GM Joe Douglas to be extremely active in the next few weeks. One source used the word "firesale" to describe what he expects would happen thanks to the combination of a new GM, a team with an 0-4 record, and several expensive but talented players who may not fit in to his long-term plan.
 

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The 0-4 Jets will face the 3-2 Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Here's what you need to know about where to watch...


DATE/TIME: Oct. 13, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. ET

NETWORK: CBS

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New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (82) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Giants Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Michael Owens) (Michael Owens/AP)
New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (82) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Giants Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Michael Owens) (Michael Owens/AP)

Sam Darnold has been medically cleared and is ready to get back into the starting lineup on Sunday against the Cowboys, and one of his top targets is happy to see No. 14 back under center.

Jamison Crowder recently told Steve Serby of the New York Post that he's "excited" to have Darnold back on the field.

"I'm glad that he's back. I'm just excited, man, see what we can do with him back at the head of the offense," Crowder said. "I feel like the first game [Buffalo], me and him started off with great chemistry, and things were kind of obviously derailed with him being sick or whatnot."

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The Jets announced on Saturday afternoon that the team has signed veteran nose tackle Steve McLendon to a one-year contract extension. 

Originally an undrafted rookie free agent signing with Pittsburgh in 2009, McLendon, now 33 years old, originally joined the Jets in 2016 on a three-year deal. This past march, the Troy product re-signed with Gang Green on a one-year deal. Now, he will be under contract through the 2020 season. 

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Oct 28, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (51) takes a knee moments before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports (Quinn Harris)
Oct 28, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (51) takes a knee moments before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports (Quinn Harris)

The Jets have activated linebacker Brandon Copeland following his four-game suspension, the team announced on Saturday. To make room for Copeland on the roster, the Jets waived quarterback Luke Falk

Copeland was sidelined for the first four games after violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy by failing an offseason drug test. Copeland maintains the failed test was due to a tainted supplement he was using, but regardless he is set to make his season debut against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Copeland signed with the Jets prior to last season and appeared in all 16 games (10 starts) in 2018, setting career highs with 47 tackles and five sacks. He played for the Lions in 2015 and 2016 before missing all of the 2017 season with a torn pectoral muscle and signing with Gang Green.

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Gase happy to have Darnold 00:01:36
Jets head coach Adam Gase chats with SNY's Jeane Coakley and explains how Sam Darnold's return will affect and improve the team's offense.

Jets QB Sam Darnold will make his return to the field for the first time since Week 1 on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys

When he'll be getting dressed to play, the second-year quarterback will be wearing specialized pads for extra protection for his spleen, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

"The same company that made specialized pads for Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, used that same model to develop something quickly to protect Sam Darnold," Pelissero said. "With Newton, he is just a bigger bodied quarterback, so he needed a little extra protection through his mid-section. With Darnold, the concern when you've had mono is the spleen. Standard shoulder pads really don't provide that type of protection. So, Darnold, I'm told, went through multiple fittings and he's got something that he is comfortable with as he gets back on the field."

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Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) makes a catch in front of Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (21) in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (ROBERT DEUTSCH )
Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) makes a catch in front of Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (21) in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (ROBERT DEUTSCH )

Wide receiver Robby Anderson has been a bright spot for the Jets offense the past few seasons, but is off to a slow start this year through four games.

The 26-year-old out of Temple University had made 155 catches for 2,280 yards and 15 touchdowns from 2016 through 2018. Including a breakout year in 2017, where he caught 63 passes on 114 targets for 941 yards and seven touchdowns. 

He started 15 of the 16 games he played in during the 2017 season, and averaged 58.8 yards receiving per game with 38-year-old Josh McCown as his quarterback. So naturally, it was expected that Anderson would take another step forward when the team drafted Sam Darnold with the third overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Sam Darnold is back under center 00:01:28
Jets QB Sam Darnold talks about playing again, and how the team's offense needs "to clean up the details" in order to find success.

Jets head coach Adam Gase gets his starting quarterback under center once again, but when Sam Darnold does take that first hit on Sunday against the Cowboys, everyone will be holding their breath. 

Darnold is returning from mononucleosis, and it may have been a week earlier if he didnt have an enlarged spleen. It's a side effect of the illness, and could even be fatal if it were to burst upon contact. 

That's why doctors had to be totally sure Darnold's spleen returned to normal size. With him starting this week, the result is it has -- and that's why Darnold isn't nervous if he does take a hit. 

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Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Ty Montgomery (88) celebrates this touchdown with offensive guard Alex Lewis (61) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Ty Montgomery (88) celebrates this touchdown with offensive guard Alex Lewis (61) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

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Over the next few weeks, the Jets should be getting several starters back from injury or suspension, headlined of course by Sam Darnold. This should provide a much-needed injection of talent for a team that has mostly been over matched in losing each of their first four games.

However, while the team as a whole has been struggling, there have been some positive flashes here and there from young players who have been making the most of their opportunity for additional playing time.

While the returning players should send most of these individuals back to the bench, it would be a shame if their playing time dried up altogether. Let's explore some players who deserve to continue getting chances to contribute even as the team approaches full strength:

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) celebrates after a sack against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)
Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) celebrates after a sack against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

Jets' safety Jamal Adams was not very happy last month after being fined $21,056 for a hit on Browns QB Baker Mayfield in their Week 2 matchup.

But there's no need for Adams to be upset anymore, as the NFL announced that he will not be fined for that hit. Appeals officer Derrick Brooks agreed with Adams, and rescinded the fine.

Adams was issued a roughing the passer penalty on Baker Mayfield, but said officials that threw the flag apologized to the Jets' coaching staff for making the call after the game.

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Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase answers questions from media during New York Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase answers questions from media during New York Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

While the 0-4 Jets are struggling mightily to get things going on offense, their defense faces a very tough challenge in the Cowboys on Sunday. 

Dallas is the NFL's leader in total offense, averaging a whopping 452.8 yards per game with the ability to run and throw the ball at whim. Jets head coach Adam Gase fully realizes what the Cowboys brings to the table, and when asked about it, he couldn't help but to smile while describing the weapons they have to work with. 

"Probably their Pro Bowl offensive line," Gase said on Thursday. "Probably one of the best running backs in football. Explosive wide receiver. Good slot wide receiver. Hall of Fame tight end. Quarterback's pretty good. Outside of that, I mean..."

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Copeland honest after suspension 00:01:59
Brandon Copeland returned to the team after his PED suspension. He opened up about what happened and what's next.

After the news broke regarding his violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs Aug. 21, Brandon Copeland remained quiet as he served his four-game suspension.

Outside of a lengthy Aug. 22 statement on Instagram, Copeland said his piece and stayed silent while he worked back from the month-long absence.

Labeled by head coach Adam Gase as a starting linebacker for Week 6's game against the Dallas Cowboys (3-2) Sunday at 4:25 p.m. from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Copeland opened up on his road back to the field when he met the media Wednesday after practice.

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Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) hands off to New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) hands off to New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

When Le'Veon Bell heard the news about quarterback Sam Darnold's official return from mononucleosis, the Jets running back reacted accordingly.

Sidelined since Sept. 8's 17-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Darnold's four-week recovery forced New York to go with backup Trevor Siemian and then third-string Luke Falk, who ascended atop the depth chart after Siemian's season-ending ankle injury in Sept. 15's 23-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

While the Jets suffered three straight losses of 16 points or more as they stumbled to their 0-4 start, including consecutive defeats on the road against the New England Patriots (30-14, Sept. 22) and Philadelphia Eagles (31-6, Oct. 6), Darnold's first game back since the season opener gives the offense hope before Sunday's home game with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Gase, Bell excited for Darnold 00:00:41
Sam Darnold is officially cleared for contact. Could that mean good things for Le'Veon and the rest of the team?

Jets head coach Adam Gase shares the excitement that his players have for QB Sam Darnold finally returning after battling mononucleosis. Of course, Darnold is also excited to get back on the field. 

The excitement won't last long, though, if the Jets can get something going on offense. Since Darnold's been gone, the Jets have barely been able to move the ball. 

So, while spirits are high at One Jets Drive, this group knows there's a lot of work to be done to finally chalk up that first win. 

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Chris Herndon (Vincent Carchietta)
Chris Herndon (Vincent Carchietta)

The Jets were expecting to get another weapon back to their offense this week, but their luck continues to go sideways. 

Tight end Chris Herndon, who has been suspended the past four games due to violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, suffered a hamstring injury, head coach Adam Gase revealed on Wednesday. His injury occurred while running routes in preparation for his return this week. 

Gase was blunt when asked about his reaction to Herndon's injury. 

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New York Jets center Ryan Kalil (55) lines up with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (Adam Hunger/AP)
New York Jets center Ryan Kalil (55) lines up with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (Adam Hunger/AP)

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After a disappointing start to the season, the Jets vowed to work towards improving matters coming out of the bye week. They made two lineup changes - one enforced due to injury and one that was apparently a coach's decision - but it didn't seem to help as they gave up a season-high 10 sacks in the loss to the Eagles.

In his appearance on ESPN Radio's Michael Kay Show on Monday, Adam Gase stated that the team is going to work some different combinations of players in practice to try and figure out which lineup works best. They will be keen to be competitive over the next few weeks to try and turn the season around, but with Sam Darnold returning to action on Sunday, protecting their prized asset becomes their number one priority.

Despite the gaudy sack numbers, was the offensive line really any worse on Sunday? A breakdown of the film reveals that only one of the sacks was registered within 2.5 seconds, as stand-in quarterback Luke Falk was slow to process, didn't get rid of the ball quickly enough, and didn't do a good job of moving around to extend plays.

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Sam Darnold was cleared for contact on Tuesday morning, which means he'll be ready to start on Sunday afternoon against the Dallas Cowboys.

That's obviously a really big deal for the 22-year-old Darnold.

It's also a pretty big deal for a lot of other people on the Jets.

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Sam Darnold (Vincent Carchietta)

Sam Darnold is officially back. 

The Jets announced via Twitter that the franchise quarterback has been cleared, and will get the start in Week 6 against the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. 

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Gase touches on offensive woes 00:01:54
New York Jets head coach Adam Gase pinpoints inconsistency on all 3 phases of the Jets but see a lot of room to grow on offense.

The Jets will see the return of two players this week, thanks to the completion of their suspensions. Tight end Chris Herndon and linebacker Brandon Copeland are available.

But New York head coach Adam Gase didn't commit to anything more than them practicing. 

Gase said on Monday he wants to evaluate the duo during their first practices this week as the Jets prep for the Dallas Cowboys before anything. 

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Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) drops back to pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) drops back to pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jets QB Sam Darnold is out due to mono. Here are the latest updates...


Oct. 7, 7:06 PM:

Jets coach Adam Gase announced that Darnold would undergo more tests in regard to his battle with mono on Monday. Hours later, Darnold appeared on ESPN 98.7 and in an interview on "The Michael Kay Show," he gave some positive vibes on those tests as he said he's "excited to hear the news."

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Jets DE Henry Anderson (ROBERT DEUTSCH )
Jets DE Henry Anderson (ROBERT DEUTSCH )

Jets DE Henry Anderson, who left Week 5's loss to the Eagles in the first quarter due to a shoulder injury, is dealing with a sprained AC joint, reports Manish Mehta of the Daily News.

An AC joint injury is also known as a shoulder separation.

Jets head coach Adam Gase said on Monday that the length of Anderson's absence will have to do with his pain tolerance level, adding that he's week-to-week and that his status for Week 6 against the Cowboys is not yet determined.

 

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Oct 6, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett (96) sacks New York Jets quarterback David Fales (3) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Oct 6, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett (96) sacks New York Jets quarterback David Fales (3) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

A couple of rough outings for New York's football teams have the oddsmakers thinking little of both the Jets and Giants in Week 6. 

Both teams are more than a touchdown underdog in their upcoming contests in their respective opening lines for the NFL's upcoming week. 

In little surprise, the Giants got the worst of it. 

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Thomas reacts to being back 00:01:48
Demaryius Thomas talked 1-on-1 with Jeane Coakley after the Jets loss. While it was good to be playing, he knows there's room to improve.

Coming into the season, the Jets felt they had a whole revamped squad on their hands that could contend: A star running back, some added help on defense, a new head coach and a second-year quarterback set for a potential breakout season.

But instead, the Jets are sitting in an 0-4 hole with their starting QB sidelined and their offense absolutely reeling as the weeks wane on. New York could barely muster up any offense Sunday against the Eagles and ultimately fell 31-6.

Third-string quarterback turned starter Luke Falk had another rough outing, going 15-26 (57 percent) for 120 yards and zero touchdowns. Falk also turned the ball over three times, throwing two interceptions and losing one of two fumbles on the day.

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Jets honest after lopsided loss 00:01:53
The Jets offense was almost nonexistent in the 31-6 loss. Players from offense and defense were brutally honest in their self-assessment.

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The Jets got the ball first on Sunday, but the first possession set the tone for what was to follow. Two runs went nowhere as the revamped offensive line gained no traction and rookie tight end Trevon Wesco allowed his man to make the stop each time. On third down, stand-in quarterback Luke Falk couldn't even get a throw off as veteran Brian Winters was beaten for a sack.

After the Jets punted, the Eagles marched downfield for a touchdown to take the lead, which they then doubled when Falk threw a pick-six on fourth down on the Jets' next possession. That was asclose as it got all day as the Eagles comfortably swept the injury-plagued Jets aside.

To their credit, the Jets' defense stiffened for most of the rest of the first half, but Falk's second interception set the Eagles up with good field position and they worked the two-minute drill to go up 21-0 with 34 seconds to go in the first half.

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The 0-3 Jets hit the road to face the 2-2 Eagles. Here's what you need to know about where to watch...


DATE/TIME: Oct. 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET

NETWORK: CBS

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Jets try to get untracked 00:01:29
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano on whether Luke Falk can improve on his disastrous debut against the Patriots two weeks ago

The Jets will take the field in Philadelphia on Sunday, looking for their first win of the season.

Once again, the team will be without Sam Darnold, leaving the door open for Luke Falk to start, who, according to SNY Insider Ralph Vacchiano, needs to be far better than he was against the Patriots.

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets helmet on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)
Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets helmet on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets have signed long snapper Thomas Hennessey to a four-year contract extention, the team announced Saturday. According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, the deal is worth up to $4.4 million, with $1 million of that guaranteed.

The 25-year-old was undrafted out of Duke in and signed with the Colts, but before he suited up for them, he was acquired by the Jets via trade in May of 2017. He hasn't missed a game as the team's long snapper since. 

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Dec 9, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams reacts during the second half against the Carolina Panthers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Dec 9, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams reacts during the second half against the Carolina Panthers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

The Jets defense hasn't quite lived up to the high outside expectations this season. They've allowed 23.3 points per game (16th in the NFL) and 375.3 yards per game (19th in the NFL), and they have another tough task ahead on Sunday, as the Eagles enter the game averaging 27.5 points per game, the seventh most in the NFL.

But coming off of a loss to the Patriots and the bye week, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has liked what he's seen from his group from this week.

"Good week," Williams said during his Friday press conference. "Good to get back out there after the Bye Week. … Our guys have really been focused, came back fresh and have really worked hard. We had to push them out of here at nights because they've been working so hard."

Tags: Sam Darnold
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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)

Head coach Adam Gase announced earlier on Friday that Sam Darnold is out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, and the team's official injury report didn't offer much better news.

Linebacker CJ Mosley (groin) and guard Kelechi Osemele (shoulder/knee) are both officially listed as doubtful, while linebacker Jordan Jenkins (calf) is out.

At this point, it's more likely than not that the Jets will be without Mosley and Osemele as they try to upset the Eagles on the road and secure their first win of the season.

Mosley hasn't played since the Jets' Week 1 loss to Buffalo, when he injured his groin in the second half. The Jets' prized defensive acquisition of this past offseason could potentially miss his third straight game. 

Tags: Jordan Jenkins, Sam Darnold
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