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Two years ago, the Jets drafted Darron Lee with their first pick, hoping to shore up one of their inside linebacker positions for the foreseeable future. Over the course of his first two seasons, he's been up and down, but he has retained an every-down role.

Last year, he struggled initially, then played the best football of his career in the middle of the season, only to regress down the stretch. However, there are no indications that the Jets intend to move on from Lee.

Alongside Lee, Demario Davis unexpectedly had a dominant season, which was easily the best of his career. When he was acquired - in a trade for Calvin Pryor - Davis was almost an afterthought, and even took a pay cut to remain with the team. He's now headed for a big payday in free agency, and the Jets will have a big hole to fill if they can't re-sign him.

Even if the Jets do re-sign Davis, they need to add some depth to the position. However, the back-ups last season only really played when there were injuries because Davis and Lee would typically play every snap, and there weren't many packages where a third linebacker was used. Reserves Bruce Carter and Julian Stanford are out of contract, and the only other inside linebacker under contract for 2018 is the recently-signed Micah Awe, who is more of a special teamer.

If Davis doesn't return and the Jets are looking to add a longer-term solution in the early rounds, then they'll be looking closely at the top prospects, which include Roquan Smith of Georgia, Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia Tech and Alabama's Rashaan Evans.

Smith was extremely impressive during the college football playoffs, as he is constantly around the football making plays. Edmunds, on the other hand, brings a unique combination of size and athleticism.

Based on comments made by Todd Bowles last year, he doesn't see Lee as an option at the mike linebacker position, so the Jets would have to carefully select someone who complements him well. Smith might be too lightweight to pair with the already undersized Lee, and forcing Edmunds into a middle linebacker role might mitigate some of his gifts, including his length and range, which would be better employed in space. Evans, however, made the transition to middle linebacker well this year, so he could be a player they consider on day two if they still need a potential starter.



Other potential day two picks include small school prospect Darius Leonard from SC State, who impressed with his length and athleticism during Senior Bowl week, and Clemson's Dorian O'Daniel who is more of a hybrid safety-type player at 215 pounds, but could also provide special teams value.

There are plenty of other prospects who could represent excellent value if they drop into the later rounds, including South Carolina's Skai Moore, Andrew Motuapuaka, and Purdue's Ja'Whaun Bentley. Each of these brings different things to the table. Moore is a playmaker in coverage with 14 career interceptions. Motuapuaka, a teammate of Edmunds with the Hokies, is a versatile player who contributes in coverage as a pass rusher and against the run. Bentley, at 250 pounds, is more of a thumper who excels against the run.

There are also several productive leaders from big schools who could be available on day three. Michigan's Mike McCray, USC's Cameron Smith, Malik Jefferson from Texas, Penn State's Jason Cabinda, and Ohio State's Chris Worley all fit this description if the Jets want to add a respected leader from an established program.

In the late rounds, Iowa duo Josey Jewell and Ben Niemann are both potential bargains. Jewell has great instincts and anchored the defense from the middle linebacker position in 2017, while Niemann did a good job in coverage. These players can raise their stock with good offseason workouts. Another middle linebacker from Iowa - this time Iowa State - with a possible NFL future is Joel Lanning, who is an interesting prospect because he was a quarterback until this season.

Finally, based on how many experts felt the Jets were going to approach the 2017 season, there's no more-aptly named player in this year's draft class than Kansas State's Trent Tanking. Joking aside, he's a decent player against the run and in coverage so he could be a late round option.

Ultimately, the Jets' approach to the inside linebacker class this year hinges on what they do with Davis. Even if they lock him up, there may be some bargains available later on to add some much-needed youth and depth.


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Jets grades after beating Giants 00:05:07
In the Jets Post Game show Ray Lucas and Bart Scott grade the New York Jets after their 34-27 win over the Giants.

The Jets picked up their second win of the season on Sunday over the cross-town rival Giants, and the guys in the studio were pleased with the team's performance.

SNY's Ray Lucas and Bart Scott gave grades out to all aspects of the team, starting with the offense and moving on through the defense and special teams before reaching their thoughts on the coaching.

All in all, the Jets received some of their highest grades of the season from the guys after getting back on track with a win.

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Everyone can rest after Jets win 00:02:08
Ray Lucas and Bart Scott are happy after the Jets 34-27 win. It was a win the "team needed". Ray even hands out a golden football.

With both the Jets and Giants coming into Sunday's matchup on multi-game losing streaks and the New York media spinning this game up to decide who gets to call themselves the "best team in New York," you could say there was a lot riding on this matchup for both teams.

SNY's Bart Scott and Ray Lucas feel that now that the Jets have come out victorious, that outside noise will go away for now and the team can get some much needed rest.

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Crowder: Jets showed resiliency 00:00:59
Jamison Crowder talked to Jeane Coakley after the Jets win. The wide out believes the team can build on this win to start a win streak.

Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder spoke with SNY's Jeane Coakley after the team's 34-27 win over the Giants.

"I thought we played a really good game today," Crowder said. "Like you said, started out hot, kind of stalemated a little bit. But then was able to finish at the end of the game, and that's what we needed... Some things we still got to clean up, as always, but I thought we played good overall."

Crowder had five catches for 81 yards and one touchdown in the win. He scored on a 23-yard pass from Sam Darnold in the first quarter to give the Jets an early 14-0 lead.

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Jamal Adams after Jets big win 00:02:18
Jamal Adams talks to Jeane Coakley after the Jets beat the Giants. Adams forced two fumbles and scored his second-career touchdown.

There's nothing else you can think of to say about Jamal Adams' performance against the Giants other than that he was all over the place in this game.

The third-year safety out of LSU was already having a good weekend with the Tigers beating Alabama on their home field, but he carried that into an even better performance at MetLife Stadium for the Jets.

Adams led the Jets with nine tackles, two sacks on Daniel Jones, a pass defended and forced two fumbles, including a strip sack that turned into a fumble recovery for a touchdown. Adams ripped the ball right out of Jones' hands after beating Saquon Barkley off the line of scrimmage, and took the ball to the house without it ever touching the ground.

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Nov 10, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; 
		New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws in the 1st quarter against the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Nov 10, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws in the 1st quarter against the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

In their first game against each other at their shared home in MetLife Stadium, Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold put up some solid numbers for their respective teams. But Darnold got the last laugh as the Jets pulled out a 34-27 win over the Giants.

On paper, it seems that Jones got the best of Darnold based on individual statistics--Jones finished the game 26-of-40 for 308 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions, compared to Darnold's not as eye popping performance of 230 yards and one touchdown on 19-of-30 passing--Darnold also ran in for a touchdown, as well.

But the glaring issues for Jones came at a familiar spot that's been hurting him all season: holding on to the football while in the pocket.

Tags: Daniel Jones, Darius Slayton, Golden Tate, Jamal Adams, Jamison Crowder, Sam Darnold, Saquon Barkley
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Jets happy after team win 00:01:32
Le'Veon Bell and Sam Darnold were content after the 34-27 win. Bell was complimentary of Sam and leading the team during the comeback.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The season has already been embarrassing for the Giants. On Sunday they managed to make it worse.

And that's a huge problem for Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and his coaching staff after the Giants lost to the awful Jets, 34-27. Things were bad enough, but a loss to the crosstown rivals is a humiliating defeat that is sure to enrage owner John Mara. Even worse: They've now got two weeks to stew about it, thanks to an ill-timed bye.

To this point, Shurmur wasn't really on a hot seat and his coaching staff wasn't in much danger. The Giants underwent an uncharacteristic, in-season change just two years ago and don't really have an appetite to do that again. GM Dave Gettleman also genuinely seems to like Shurmur as a coach, and according to a team source, has preached patience and believes the team is headed in the right direction.

Tags: Daniel Jones, Jamal Adams, Le'Veon Bell, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Saquon Barkley, Ralph Vacchiano
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The Jets lost some protection for Sam Darnold in their tight matchup with the Giants Sunday, as right guard Brian Winters has been ruled out for the remainder of the game with a shoulder injury.

On a 3rd-and-11, Darnold tried connecting with Robby Anderson for the first down, but Anderson couldn't complete the catch before being taken down hard to the ground. The receiver was shaken up on the play and seemed to hurt his shoulder/collarbone, but was able to leave the field under his own power and eventually return to the game.

Back at the line of scrimmage, Winters was hit by another member of the offensive line and went down holding his shoulder area. He too was able to leave the field on his own after trainers came to check on him while down on the field. 

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Oct 13, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (18) runs the ball against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones (31) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 13, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (18) runs the ball against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones (31) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Jets WR Demaryius Thomas was shaken up after taking a hit on a screen play, and left the field with trainers, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

Thomas had four receptions for 33 yards before exiting the game against the Giants.

The veteran wide receiver was acquired by the Jets in a trade with the New England Patriots on Sept. 10. Thomas has 19 receptions for 232 yards this season with the Jets.

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Why Jones turnovers the ball 00:02:54
Bart Scott and Ray Lucas demonstrate why Daniel Jones has turnover issues. They point out how the Jets can take advantage in their matchup.

Daniel Jones has showed some growing pains during his rookie season, specifically when it comes to turning the ball over.

Jones has thrown eight interceptions and fumbled the ball another eight times, now leading the league in turnovers.

SNY's Bart Scott and Ray Lucas discussed why Jones turns the ball over so much in the studio Sunday morning, and pointed out how the Jets can take advantage of the quarterback in their upcoming matchup.

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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)

The Jets host the Giants on Sunday at 1 p.m. as Sam Darnold and Daniel Jones face off for the first time in the regular season.

Click below to take a look at what the players are wearing as they arrive at MetLife Stadium...

 

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The 1-7 Jets host the 2-7 Giants on Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX. Here's what you need to know about where to watch...


DATE/TIME: Nov. 10, 2019 at 1 p.m. ET

NETWORK: FOX

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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)

C.J. Mosley is not having the year he thought he'd have in his first season with the Jets, having missed six games and on his way to missing a seventh this Sunday against the Jets.

Entering his sixth season in the NFL, Mosley had only missed three total games in his career prior to signing the with Jets in the offseason.

But in just his first game in green and white--a fantastic performance at that--Mosley injured his groin and has missed all but one game since.

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Le'Veon Bell announced on Twitter Saturday evening that he will suit up Sunday for the Jets' matchup with the Giants. 

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Jets vs Giants preview 00:01:34
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano on the extreme pressure both the struggling Jets and Giants face as the teams go head to head on Sunday

Jets owner Christopher Johnson is "expected to remain patient" with Adam Gase and not looking to make a head-coaching change, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Jets want to see how Gase does on the job over a longer period of time and reportedly believe the situation "will sort itself out."

While the team is 1-7 entering Sunday afternoon's matchup with the Giants, it has dealt with injuries, as well as the loss of quarterback Sam Darnold earlier this season, when he was diagnosed with mononucleosis.

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Gase talks Giants game, Darnold 00:01:43
SNY's Jeane Coakley talks with Jets Head Coach Adam Gase about the Jets-Giants rivalry while looking for improvement in Sam Darnold's play

SNY's Jeane Coakley talked to Jets head coach Adam Gase ahead of the team's rivalry game against the Giants on Sunday.

"I think we're really focused on us," Gase said. "You can feel it's a little different."

Gase also mentioned that he's impressed with how quarterback Sam Darnold has been improving at practice after a couple rough performances.

"It's probably just the way he's gone back to work," Gase said. "Finding ways to correct the mistakes that have been made. He's done a good job at practice, we just got to get it to carry over to games."

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Oct 21, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 21, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

With the Giants and Jets playing each other on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, it will be the first time that quarterbacks Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold face off in the regular season.

Both QBs are just 22-years-old -- in fact, Jones is nine days older than Darnold -- and are already leading their teams as starters since being drafted. The Giants selected Jones with the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, while the Jets took Darnold third overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.

ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky and CBS analyst Rich Gannon, both former NFL quarterbacks, spoke with Steve Serby of the NY Post to debate which quarterback looks better so far in their young careers.

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There is a Quarterback Revolution going on in the NFL, with one generation taking the baton from the last. The days of Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers and Eli Manning are either over already, or will be soon.

And the new kids are already on the block.

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Gase sees improvement in Darnold 00:01:05
New York Jets head coach Adam Gase says he see improvement in QB Sam Darnold after some mishaps in his last two starts.

It "looks good" for Jets RB Le'Veon Bell and TE Chris Herndon when it comes to them playing on Sunday against the Giants, head coach Adam Gase said on Friday.

Both Bell and Herndon will be limited in practice on Friday, Gase said. 

Bell has been dealing with a knee/ankle injury, but has been making steady progress all week.

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Adams met with Douglas and Gase 00:02:24
Jamal Adams talks about his meeting with Adam Gase and Joe Douglas. It was good and Adams says he wants to win a Super Bowl with the Jets.

Jets star safety Jamal Adams says he has had "good" conversations with GM Joe Douglas and head coach Adam Gase, and that he and Douglas have apologized to each other, according to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News.

"Yeah, I mean I would love to be here man," Adams said. "I would love to be here, it's simple as that. I want to bring success to this organization, I want to bring a Super Bowl to this organization. That's why I feel like I was placed in New York, to kind of pick up where my dad left off. His career was cut short, and I just feel like that's my calling. Do I want to be here? Yes, of course."

Since the trade deadline on Oct. 29, Adams has voiced his frustration with the team after he was reportedly shopped in trade negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Odell Beckham Jr./Kristaps Porzingis/Bill Belichick
Odell Beckham Jr./Kristaps Porzingis/Bill Belichick

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Every New York sports fan has their one favorite player or coach, past or present, that they absolutely love. They've given years of service to help your favorite team win, and they've done so while playing or managing at the highest level. 

But not every marriage has come to a happy ending in the Big Apple. 

While this city has had its fair share of legends on every team, there have also been some pretty bad breakups throughout each league. And, as agents of chaos in this case, we're here to remind you of some of the ugliest divorces that your favorite teams have seen in recent years. 

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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur (left) shakes with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur (left) shakes with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

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The Giants and Jets are a combined 3-14, one year after going a combined 9-23, one year after going a combined 8-24. That's a 20-61 record over the last 2 ½ seasons, for a "winning" percentage of .246.

So no, the Giants and Jets don't match up particularly well with the rest of the professional football world right now. But how do they match up with each other?

In advance of their big showdown on Sunday at the Meadowlands, let's take a look:

Tags: Alec Ogletree, Avery Williamson, B.J. Hill, Chris Herndon, Cody Latimer, Dalvin Tomlinson, Evan Engram, Jamal Adams, Janoris Jenkins, Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Lorenzo Carter, Marcus Maye, Rhett Ellison, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Saquon Barkley, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Oct 27, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts (27) reacts during the fourth 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 cornerback Darryl Roberts (27) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports (Douglas DeFelice)

The Jets have already been without their starting linebackers for weeks now. Leading up to Sunday's matchup with the Giants, it looks like they'll be without their starting cornerbacks as well. 

Trumaine Johnson has hit the IR this week, and is likely done as a Jet. And now head coach Adam Gase revealed on Thursday that CB Darryl Roberts suffered a calf injury during practice on Wednesday. 

According to The Daily News' Manish Mehta, Roberts is dealing with a calf strain, which would likely keep him out on Sunday. 

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Oct 6, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Maurice Canady (26) defends against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Baltimore won 26-23 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Oct 6, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Maurice Canady (26) defends against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Baltimore won 26-23 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

The Jets placed CB Trumaine Johnson on Injured Reserve earlier this week, and the team has now added a new cornerback into the secondary mix.

The Jets have claimed CB Maurice Canady, who was waived by the Ravens on Tuesday. To make room on the roster, the team placed S Rontez Miles on IR.

Canady, a 25-year-old native of Richmond, Va., was originally a sixth round pick of the Ravens in 2016 out of Virginia. In 24 career games for Baltimore, Canady made two starts, recording 50 total tackles. He made his first career interception earlier this season against Baker Mayfield and the Browns. 

 

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Gase on Bell, Giants and Darnold 00:01:28
Adam Gase gives an update on Le'Veon Bell's injury status, talks about Sam Darnold learning from his mistakes and facing the Giants.

Jets RB Le'Veon Bell is dealing with a knee/ankle injury, head coach Adam Gase said on Wednesday, and his status for Sunday's game against the Giants is not yet known.

Bell had an MRI on his knee on Tuesday, and was expected to work indoors on Wednesday while the team practiced outside. According to Gase, Bell was pushing to practice but was held back.

Gase added that he thinks Bell suffered the injury during one of his runs on Sunday against the Dolphins, and that he was still really sore.

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The Jets announced Tuesday that they've placed CB Trumaine Johnson and WR Josh Bellamy on Injured Reserve.

Johnson, who played in seven games this season (five starts), had 25 tackles, two passes defended and one interception on the season before being placed on IR. He exited the Jets' loss to the Jaguars in Week 8 with an ankle injury and did not play in their loss to the Dolphins this week.

Based on his play for the team over the last two seasons and how his contract is set up, it isn't too far off to believe that Johnson will not suit up in a Jets uniform again.

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

As the Jets wait for the results on the MRI Le'Veon Bell had on his knee, the team has signed another running back to the active roster.

New York signed Josh Adams to the roster from the practice squad on Tuesday, reports Manish Mehta of the Daily News

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, though, the two situations are not related. Adams is joining the active roster, so the Jets can block a certain team from stealing him off the practice squad. Schefter's source says Bell is "good," and as NFL Network's Tom Pelissero pointed out as well, Bell was seen dancing in his recording studio and has had MRIs on his knee this year as a precaution.

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The Jets are 1-7 and haven't played their best football. The same can be said for quarterback Sam Darnold.

Most expected a step forward for the second-year pro this year. Many observers of the team say Darnold has actually regressed instead of improving this year.

But Darnold himself doesn't think so, though. And neither does his head coach. 

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Jan 25, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; ESPN commentator Keyshawn Johnson before the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Kyle Terada)
Jan 25, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; ESPN commentator Keyshawn Johnson before the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Kyle Terada)

Keyshawn Johnson thinks he has the insight that could go a long way in helping the Jets turn things around. 

The Jets hit a low in their season in Week 9, losing 26-18 to the winless Miami Dolphins. New York sits at 1-7 on the year. 

While not revealing completely what he would do different, the former Jet-turned-analyst did say he knows he could provide help. 

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Nov 3, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Nov 3, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

During his weekly press conference following a game, Jets head coach Adam Gase begins with his injury report. And following the tough loss to the Dolphins, star RB Le'Veon Bell was on that report. 

Gase revealed that Bell was getting an MRI on his knee on Monday morning, and was forced to miss all his normal Monday morning meetings to go through with it. Gase isn't sure exactly why he needs the test on his knee. 

"I'm kinda waiting on this information. It was something I heard about this morning," Gase said. "He had to miss everything this morning to get the MRI. Haven't talked to the trainers, still going through everything. I can't say exactly where it happened because he never said anything to me during the game or said anything after the game. Not really sure the extent of this."

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Adam Gase reacts to being 1-7 00:02:30
A day after a disappointing loss to the winless Dolphins, Gase went over various topics including Bell needing an MRI and Darnold's choices.

Sunday's 26-18 loss to the Dolphins was enough for the Jets to handle, but New York nearly left Miami with two key injuries.

First, defensive tackle Steve McLendon made his exit after he suffered an apparent shoulder injury.

Then there was safety Jamal Adams, who underwent an evaluation for a possible head injury.

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