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Jets general manager Joe Douglas stated publicly that the team was going to make the offensive line a priority in free agency this offseason. And he wasn't kidding. So far, the Jets have agreed to terms with four new offensive linemen and re-signed last year's left guard, Alex Lewis.

Looking at the players the Jets have brought in, some very clear patterns have emerged, from which we can infer several things about the plans for Adam Gase's offense in 2020.

It's not completely clear where each of these pieces will fit into the offensive line next season, in part because the team probably hasn't finished in terms of its overhaul process. While it perhaps now seems unlikely they'll make a splashy move for a big name like Trent Williams, they could still opt to re-sign Kelvin Beachum and are still expected to draft at least one offensive lineman early on in next month's draft.

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Jets GM Joe Douglas
Jets GM Joe Douglas

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Although the Jets have over 20 pending free agents this offseason, there are five that stand to cost a significant amount to retain. Those players are Robby AndersonJordan JenkinsKelvin BeachumBrian Poole and Alex Lewis.

It's likely the Jets will be hoping to retain most, if not all, of these players.

However, let's try to identify someone who could be a realistic alternative for each of them if they were to leave.

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December 8, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Jack Conklin (78) during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Kyle Terada)
December 8, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Jack Conklin (78) during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Kyle Terada)

Jets GM Joe Douglas said he will be addressing the offensive line this offseason, and if this latest report proves to be true, he will be making a serious upgrade right off the bat. 

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, an NFL team has been informed that pending free agent T Jack Conklin is planning on signing with the Jets once free agency opens on March 18. 

However, ESPN's Adam Schefter is saying pump the brakes on that report, as he's hearing Conklin isn't expected to land with Gang Green. His market will involve many teams looking for his services.

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The NFL's offseason started in earnest on Monday, as the league descended on the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis to begin preparations for the NFL Draft. When the week-long meat market is over, free agency will only be two weeks away.

The Jets obviously still have plenty of holes despite a strong finish to their 7-9 season. Here's a look at the five areas -- in order of importance -- that rookie GM Joe Douglas will need to address the most over the next few months:

Tags: Bless Austin , Brian Poole, Jamison Crowder, Jonotthon Harrison, Kelvin Beachum, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Alabama offensive lineman Jedrick Wills Jr. (74) sets up to block against Auburn defensive lineman Big Kat Bryant (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt) (Vasha Hunt/AP)
Alabama offensive lineman Jedrick Wills Jr. (74) sets up to block against Auburn defensive lineman Big Kat Bryant (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt) (Vasha Hunt/AP)

The Jets had a poor offensive line in 2019 and they waste little time addressing that in Pro Football Focus' latest mock ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft. 

Only one offensive lineman, Georgia's Andrew Thomas, is selected in the top-10 picks. He goes to the Browns at ten. That allows the Jets to nab Alabama tackle Jedrick Wills.

Here's the PFF pick explained: 

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Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs
Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs

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Jets GM Joe Douglas has a plethora of options to work with at No. 11 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, and that's mainly because there are holes left and right on his current roster. But one of, if not the, biggest hole to fill is on the offensive line.

It was a rough 2019 season for that Jets unit, which had Sam Darnold running for his life, and Le'Veon Bell left without many holes to run through. The Jets tried a bunch of different variations with the players they had, but nothing they did had positive results.

More help is definitely needed, and it could be coming in the form of Iowa tackle Tristan Wirfs

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Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo (74) blocks Miami Dolphins linebacker Vince Biegel (47) during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (Darron Cummings/AP)
Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo (74) blocks Miami Dolphins linebacker Vince Biegel (47) during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (Darron Cummings/AP)

The Jets' offensive line was more than in-flux during the 2019 season. 

Injuries and below average play plagued the Jets throughout the year. That made just about everything that much more difficult for quarterback Sam Darnold, head coach Adam Gase and the rest of Gang Green's offense. 

While the Jets could use the 2020 NFL Draft to fix their offensive line, Pro Football Focus thinks they should get a head start in free agency with a big name.

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Oct 28, 2017; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Louisville Cardinals offensive lineman Mekhi Becton (73) lines up during the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports (Jeremy Brevard)
Oct 28, 2017; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Louisville Cardinals offensive lineman Mekhi Becton (73) lines up during the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports (Jeremy Brevard)

As the 2020 NFL Draft gets closer by the day, mock drafts from respected experts continue to come out. This time, it's NFL.com's Bucky Brooks giving his first edition. 

Brooks, a former NFL return specialist, has been one of NFL.com and NFL Network's top draft analysts. And after doing his first evaluation of the top prospects, he believes that Jets GM Joe Douglas will find himself a new left tackle to work with in Louisville's Mekhi Becton at No. 11 overall. 

"Ultra-athletic edge blocker with the size, length and skill to blossom into an elite NFL offensive tackle," Brooks said about Becton. 

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Jan 21, 2020; Mobile, Alabama, USA; North outside linebacker Zack Baun of Wisconsin (56) works around North tight end Sean McKeon of Michigan (86) during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports (Vasha Hunt)
Jan 21, 2020; Mobile, Alabama, USA; North outside linebacker Zack Baun of Wisconsin (56) works around North tight end Sean McKeon of Michigan (86) during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports (Vasha Hunt)

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This Saturday afternoon will be one of the highlights of the offseason as the Senior Bowl takes place in Mobile, Alabama.

Jets scouts, coaches and front office personnel have been on hand to pay close attention to practice during the week, which is viewed as one of the most important events in the pre-draft process.

Let's consider some of the top prospects that play positions where the Jets will be specifically looking for reinforcements...

Tags: Brandon Shell, Kelvin Beachum, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold
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Sep 16, 2017; Louisville, KY, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive lineman Christian Wilkins (42) tries to move past Louisville Cardinals offensive lineman Mekhi Becton (73) during the second half at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Clemson defeated Louisville 47-21. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports (Jamie Rhodes)
Sep 16, 2017; Louisville, KY, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive lineman Christian Wilkins (42) tries to move past Louisville Cardinals offensive lineman Mekhi Becton (73) during the second half at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Clemson defeated Louisville 47-21. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports (Jamie Rhodes)

All but two teams -- the Chiefs and 49ers -- are left to worry about their offseasons with Super Bowl LIV set for Feb. 2. While NFL free agency kicks off in March, the efforts of scouting top NFL Draft prospects will ramp up. 

The Jets have the No. 11 overall pick in this year's Draft after picking at No. 3 in 2018 and 2019. Sam Darnold and Quinnen Williams were used with those selections. 

Who will join them with the latest first round selection in GM Joe Douglas' first draft? Here's what experts believe will happen...

Tags: Brandon Shell, Kelvin Beachum, Le'Veon Bell, Sam Darnold, Scott Thompson
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Nov 9, 2019; Madison, WI, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs (74) during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)
Nov 9, 2019; Madison, WI, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs (74) during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)

Skimming through myriad mock drafts that have surfaced ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, many believe Jets GM Joe Douglas will be targeting a No. 1 receiver for Sam Darnold. There are a few playmakers for New York to choose from, including Alabama's Jerry Jeudy, Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb, and Clemson's Tee Higgins

Having a top receiver is definitely a need for the Jets, but is that what they should be focused on with the No. 11 overall pick? What about protecting Darnold? 

While there's multiple playmakers to salivate over in the first round, there's just as many offensive linemen to bulk up that unit for the Jets. 

Tags: Brandon Shell, Jamison Crowder, Kelvin Beachum, Le'Veon Bell, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Scott Thompson
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New York Jets center Jonotthan Harrison (78) lines up in the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (Seth Wenig/AP)
New York Jets center Jonotthan Harrison (78) lines up in the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)

The Dolphins, Rams, Bengals and Chargers. What do those four teams have in common?

They were the only teams to have their offensive lines ranked worse than the Jets in Pro Football Focus' final offensive rankings following the 2019 NFL season. 

The oft-struggling Jets line landed at No. 28 in the analytics outlet's final numbers. 

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Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) celebrates with New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) after scoring a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) celebrates with New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) after scoring a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

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The Jets' 6-2 finish has given the franchise a renewed sense of hope, even though GM Joe Douglas didn't want to use that word. Hope, he said, is "not a strategy." The only way they can really capitalize on their strong finish is with a plan.

And they'll need a good one, too, because while Douglas is right that "Going 6-2, that's not luck," it's also not the sign of a finished product. The Jets were a disappointing 7-9 overall this season and did not look like a franchise on the verge of a long-awaited breakthrough. They have big, gaping holes throughout their roster.

So there is a lot of work still to do.

Tags: Avery Williamson, Brian Poole, Brian Winters, Jordan Jenkins, Kelvin Beachum, Robby Anderson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets offensive guard Alex Lewis (71), Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68), and Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) line up against the Washington Redskins at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)
Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets offensive guard Alex Lewis (71), Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68), and Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) line up against the Washington Redskins at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)

The Jets will be without two offensive linemen on Sunday against the Bills and could be without a number of other players with eight listed as questionable.

Tom Compton (calf) and Alex Lewis (ankle) were listed as out for Sunday's AFC East matchup on the Jets injury report on Friday afternoon.

Joining the offensive line duo on the report as questionable to suit up Sunday were Jamal Adams (ankle), Henry Anderson (knee/shoulder), Robby Anderson (calf), Kelvin Beachum (back/ankles), Kenneth Dixon (illness), Steve McLendon (knee/hip), Brian Poole (ankle) and Demaryius Thomas (hamstring/knee).

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Jets GM Joe Douglas
Jets GM Joe Douglas

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Jets GM Joe Douglas has a lot of work to do this offseason as he begins to reshape the roster the way he wants it to be. And he'll start with the Jets' 23 unrestricted free agents -- most of whom will likely be gone when he's done.

Here's a look at those players -- and whether Douglas should keep them or not -- plus the lone restricted free agent, and a few other players who could be, and perhaps should be, offseason salary cap cuts:

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Copeland, Brent Qvale, Brian Poole, Brian Winters, Jordan Jenkins, Josh Bellamy, Kelvin Beachum, Lachlan Edwards, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Trumaine Johnson, Ty Montgomery , Ralph Vacchiano
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Dec 22, 2019; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase coaches against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 22, 2019; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase coaches against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

After the Jets had Wednesday off, they returned to action Thursday in Florham Park, New Jersey, for practice ahead of their 2019 season finale Sunday at the Buffalo Bills.

As the Jets (6-9) get back into action for the 1 p.m. kickoff against the Bills (10-5) at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York, head coach Adam Gase set the scene prior to Thursday's practice.

From a key injury update to a Week 17 preview and a big-picture outlook for the Jets as a whole, below is a handful of takeaways following Gase's morning press conference.

Tags: Henry Anderson, Jamal Adams, Jamison Crowder, Kelvin Beachum, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Steve McLendon
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Dec 1, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) reacts 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 wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) reacts during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports (Joseph Maiorana)

The Jets listed 12 players on Wednesday's injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, many of which did not surprise.

One noteworthy entry, though, was Robby Anderson.

New York's big-play receiver was estimated -- the team did not practice on Christmas Day -- as limited with a calf injury.

Tags: Henry Anderson, Jamal Adams, Jamison Crowder, Kelvin Beachum, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Steve McLendon
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Ahead of another matchup with an impressive defense, Adam Gase spoke about how Sam Darnold performed his last time out against the Ravens' stellar defense.

Darnold went 18-for-32 for 218 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against Baltimore during Week 15's edition of Thursday night football, but the Ravens' offense was too much for the Jets to handle as they fell, 42-21.

The second-year quarterback connected with Jamison Crowder for both of his scores on the day, including a pinpoint pass that allowed Crowder to toe-tap in a touchdown on third and goal.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Jamal Adams, Jamison Crowder, Kelvin Beachum, Quinnen Williams, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold
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Nov 2, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Andrew Thomas (71) during the first quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 2, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Andrew Thomas (71) during the first quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

With two weeks left in the NFL regular season, it's about that time for draft analysts to put together their 2020 NFL mock drafts.

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay revealed his predictions in his first edition, and with the Jets picking at No. 7 overall at the moment, he sees them shoring up their offensive line with one of the best available prospects in Georgia OT Andrew Thomas.

Here's what he had to say about the left tackle:

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After squeaking out a 21-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Jets head coach Adam Gase had a laundry list of injuries as long as the list of field goals attempted in their recent victory. 

The Jets had Monday off from practice, but had they took the field, Gase said eight players would've missed the session. 

Those include safety Jamal Adams (ankle), defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (stinger), cornerback Brian Poole (concussion), tight end Ryan Griffin (ankle), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (hamstring/ knee), running back Bilal Powell (ankle), offensive lineman Chuma Edoga (ankle), and cornerback Arthur Maulet (ankle). 

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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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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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The injury bug continues to hit the Jets' offensive line, as rookie tackle Chuma Edoga reportedly has a Grade 2 MCL sprain, head coach Adam Gase confirmed on Monday.

Edoga has started at both left and right tackle for the past eight games, but that will likely change with this injury. 

"It's going to be week-to-week," Gase said during his Monday conference call. "I don't want to put an exact timeframe on it, but we'll see what this week brings us and then see how he feels as we go."

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On "Star Wars Day" at Metlife Stadium, the force definitely wasn't strong with the Raiders.  

Sam Darnold passed for over 300 yards and two scores, and also rushed for a score as the Jets swept Oakland aside impressively to put a major dent in the Raiders' postseason hopes. Beating lowly teams like Washington and the Giants is one thing, but this was the kind of win which will get people looking at this Jets team and it's short-to-medium term future in a different way.

Tags: Bless Austin , Brandon Shell, Brian Poole, Kelvin Beachum, Le'Veon Bell, Neville Hewitt, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold
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Nov 3, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) attempts a pass 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 quarterback Sam Darnold (14) attempts a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

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Ahead of the 2019 season, right tackle Brandon Shell was widely regarded among Mike Maccagnan's most successful draft picks and a candidate to remain with the team at the end of his rookie deal. However, an early season benching seemed to signify that the Jets were perhaps preparing to move on from the 27 year old. Recently, injuries have necessitated a return to the starting line-up for Shell, who seems to have held up well. This begs the question as to whether the Jets may still have a use for him.

Shell was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, after the Jets traded away a 2017 mid-round pick to select the former South Carolina Gamecock. Shell looked the part and had good bloodlines -- his uncle is NFL Hall of Famer Art Shell -- but scouts figured he'd need some technical refinement before he could contribute at the NFL level.

Having ridden the bench for much of his rookie season, Shell started three games at the end of the year, during which he fared better than expected. He then won the starting job at training camp the following summer and started 26 of 32 games as the first-choice right tackle over the next two seasons.

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The Jets had offensive line news heading into their Week 11 meeting with the Washington Redskins and then left the 34-17 win with a bit more.

On Saturday, the Jets placed center Ryan Kalil on their injured reserve list, ending his season. A day prior, New York head coach Adam Gase didn't sound like that was going to happen as he said on Friday that Kalil did not have any sort of setback after missing two-straight games due to a knee injury.

Gase addressed that roster move for the first time on Monday but was mostly mum on the decision.

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)
Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

At the end of Thursday night's game between the Browns and Steelers, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hit Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet, causing a massive brawl between the two teams.

Many NFL players were shocked to see such a violent act take place during a game, and it made Jets veteran offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum ask the question if Garrett could get in more trouble than just a suspension and fine.

"If he's going to be charged with assault or not?" Beachum told reporters."I think that should be a question... I mean, it's a slippery slope. But it's a possibility for sure."

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Oct 21, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett II (13) catches a touchdown pass against New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 21, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett II (13) catches a touchdown pass against New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Jets have ruled out starting cornerback Trumaine Johnson and center Ryan Kalil for the team's Week 9 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Johnson suffered an ankle injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8 and has not practiced all week. While Kalil is dealing with knee and elbow injuries, and has not practiced all week as well. He played just 26 snaps (43 percent) in Week 7 and 32 snaps (55 percent) in Week 8 after playing in almost every one of the Jets offensive snaps through the first six weeks of the season.

C.J. Mosley is expected to miss 5-6 weeks with a groin injury, while wide receiver Josh Bellamy (foot and shoulder) and safety Rontez Miles (neck and hip) were also ruled out for Week 9.

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New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) defends Cleveland Browns' Demetrius Harris (88) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) defends Cleveland Browns' Demetrius Harris (88) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Jets safety Jamal Adams popped up on Thursday's injury report and was listed as limited, but head coach Adam Gase said Friday that the third-year pro had his foot stepped on late in practice. He sat out the rest of practice, but suiting up for Sunday's Week 9 matchup with the Dolphins.

"Someone stepped on his foot pretty deep into practice," Gase said. "We were just being precautionary, but everything is fine there."

While Adams is expected to play, a slew of players will be limited in Friday's practice, including tight end Chris Herndon. Herndon injured his hamstring while serving a four-game suspension to begin the season and has yet to make his 2019 debut.

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Sam Darnold may not have been seeing ghosts this time, but he had plenty of reasons to be scared.

The Jets' offensive line was atrocious, again, in the Jets' 29-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Darnold was constantly on the run, was sacked eight times, and they weren't much better in the running game where Le'Veon Bell barely had any room to run.

The result was another offensive disaster. The Jets scored on a 93-yard drive on their opening possession - their first opening-drive touchdown in 31 tries. The rest of the game they only had 120 more yards for a pathetic total of 213.

It's a mess.

Tags: Blake Cashman, Chris Herndon, CJ Mosley, Kelechi Osemele, Kelvin Beachum, Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Neville Hewitt, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Ralph Vacchiano
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After his second interception of the game, with the Jets already trailing, 24-0, Sam Darnold was catching his breath on the sidelines, lamenting the blitzes that kept breaking through the offensive line. It was clear he was either rattled or, at the least, confused by what he was seeing.

That's when the ESPN mic caught him saying "I'm seeing ghosts."

That's not a good sign for a quarterback, but it's clear that's what was happening. He was under so much pressure in the pocket, forced to deal with pass rushers coming from everywhere, he couldn't get an accurate read on the coverage. He was seeing things that weren't there, and not seeing things that were there.

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)
Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

A day after the Jets secured their first win of the season, Jets head coach Adam Gase had a few injuries to inform the media about. 

The biggest one -- and the one the Jets may worry about most heading into the new week -- was LT Kelvin Beachum sustaining a sprained ankle.

He is currently week-to-week, and the Jets are going to have to plan like he won't be available for the Jets' Monday night matchup against the undefeated Patriots. If that is the case, Brandon Shell, who currently serves as the team's right tackle, might have to shift over to the left side. 

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Sam Darnold is back. And so is the Jets' offense.

In case anyone needed proof that the problem the last three weeks had been poor quarterback play, the 22-year-old Darnold showed how much a difference even a competent quarterback can make. And he was more than competent. He was outstanding. Playing for the first time since Week 1, he completed 23 of 32 passes for 338 yards with two touchdowns and an interception

It was enough to let the Jets hang on for their first win of the season -- 24-22 over the Dallas Cowboys.

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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)

Jets storylines this week will surround quarterback Sam Darnold. Will the second-year pro return from mono in Week 5

While the Jets are still trying to figure that out, they're trying to find answers for their offensive line potentially in front of Darnold, too. 

New York head coach Adam Gase said on Monday that changes to the line could be made ahead of his team's meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles this week.

Tags: Kelechi Osemele, Kelvin Beachum, Sam Darnold
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Sep 22, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) blocks a pass made by New York Jets quarterback Luke Falk (8) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Sep 22, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) blocks a pass made by New York Jets quarterback Luke Falk (8) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

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With the Jets on their bye week, we've been reviewing some of the Jets players, looking in detail at their season so far and what to expect from them coming out of the bye week. We're looking at a mixture of players who've exceeded expectations and that have been disappointing so far. We continue today with a collective look at the offensive line.

Expectations prior to the season

Throughout preseason, the Jets expressed confidence in Jonotthan Harrison to man the center position, despite him having been far from convincing while relieving Spencer Long over the second half of last year. However, their actions belied that public display of faith, as they convinced veteran Ryan Kalil to come out of retirement, gave him a lucrative one-year deal and announced he would be the starter. They had already brought in veteran Kelechi Osemele via trade to be the starting left guard, hoping he'd bounce back from an injury plagued 2018 campaign.

Tags: Brandon Shell, Jonotthon Harrison, Kelechi Osemele, Kelvin Beachum
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The Jets are four days away from kicking off their new season full of anticipation and expectation. And a lot of that stems from the addition of star RB Le'Veon Bell

Among all the changes that the Jets went through this offseason -- from hiring head coach Adam Gase to GM Joe Douglas taking over for Mike Maccagnan -- it has been Bell as the main focal point. Many are anxiously awaiting to see if he still has that elite talent we saw two years ago to impact the Jets this season. 

Bell hasn't been able to give the fans any proof that will be the case, as he was kept out of preseason games. But he's ready for a grand entrance back into the NFL on Sunday against the Bills after what he told Gase. 

Tags: Jamal Adams, Kelvin Beachum, Le'Veon Bell, Rontez Miles, Sam Darnold, Steve McLendon, Scott Thompson
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Ahead of a transitional season under head coach Adam Gase in 2019, the Jets have worked their way through three tune-up games with Friday's 7 p.m. finale at MetLife Stadium against the Philadelphia Eagles up next.

Before they complete the preseason, how have the Jets progressed with Gase at the helm?

In a 1-on-1 interview with SNY's Jeane Coakley during the Jets Kickoff Luncheon at Cipriani's Restaurant in Manhattan, veteran offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum provided some perspective.

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Aug 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) looks on during the second half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Aug 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) looks on during the second half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The Jets' hottest new commodity in Le'Veon Bell is still getting acclimated to his new team. He was absent from most of the team's offseason voluntary workouts as he continued his routine of working out in Miami to prepare for the new season. 

But, since Bell has been at training camp for the past few weeks, his new Jets teammates are learning what the dynamic running back is like on and off the field. 

In between the hashes, Bell is the exact same player that he was when we last saw him: a patient yet explosive back that knows how to read defenses and make his opponents miss. He didn't show that against the Giants in preseason Week 1 as he sat out, but there have been spurts at practice where he's shown his mastery with the ball in his hands. 

Tags: Avery Williamson, Kelvin Beachum, Le'Veon Bell
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Dec 3, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Dec 3, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

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Although the bombshell move for veteran center Ryan Kalil was announced yesterday, many Jets fans remain dissatisfied with the state of their offensive line. If anything, suggestions among some fans that the Jets should make another move have only intensified. Disgruntled Washington left tackle Trent Williams is the current object of their desire.

Reports indicate that the perennial Pro Bowler's relationship with medical staff is so fractured that he intends to continue holding out, even though he faces substantial fines. He obviously wants to be traded, with the Jets' divisional rival New England believed to be one potential suitor.

If the 31-year old becomes available, he would provide the Jets with a further upgrade to a unit that struggled badly last season but has since been bolstered by the additions of Kalil and guard Kelechi Osemele. On paper, it could give them one of the best starting groups in the league, while also blocking the Patriots from upgrading a potential problem area.

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New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) warms up before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) (David Banks/AP)
New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) warms up before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) (David Banks/AP)

Kelvin Beachum and Ty Montgomery went down during Friday's Jets training camp practice at Florham Park and later exited the session. 

According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, Beachum was having his right foot or ankle being looked at by trainers after he went down. Beachum "walked slowly" toward the locker room with trainers. 

Montgomery hurt his ankle, with head coach Adam Gase saying "could be day to day, could be a week. We have to evaluate them," when it comes to return dates for Beachum and Montgomery.

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The Jets weren't very aggressive in what was a shallow free agent market for centers back in March. They seemed content to go with Jonotthan Harrison at that position. Or at least former GM Mike Maccagnan did.

But coach Adam Gase was reportedly uncomfortable with that decision, and now new GM Joe Douglas found a solution. In the GM's first big splash since he was hired in June, he lured Ryan Kalil, a five-time Pro Bowl center, out of retirement on Thursday.

And that could be a huge boost to the Jets' offensive line.

Tags: Brandon Shell, Brian Winters, Kelvin Beachum, Le'Veon Bell, Sam Darnold, Ralph Vacchiano
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In a surprise, C Ryan Kalil is coming out of retirement to join the Jets, the team announced Thursday.

The 34-year-old Kalil retired after last season, but is returning on a one-year, $8.4 million deal, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed

Kalil -- who has been named to the Pro Bowl five times -- weighed in on the move when tweeting shortly after the news broke:

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Apr 25, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Quinnen Williams (Alabama) is selected as the number three overall pick to the New York Jets in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft in Downtown Nashville. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports (Christopher Hanewinckel)
Apr 25, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Quinnen Williams (Alabama) is selected as the number three overall pick to the New York Jets in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft in Downtown Nashville. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports (Christopher Hanewinckel)

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With the Jets' rookies taking the field for the first time with the team last week, the progression towards earning an in-season role is underway for Mike Maccagnan's final draft class. Let's review each pick and what we can expect from them during the 2019 season. 

Round 1 - DT Quinnen Williams

While the Jets have plenty of depth on the defensive line, they will be counting on Williams to play a significant role, and the expectation is that he'll be a difference-maker for them.  

Williams was announced as a nose tackle when the Jets selected him and that seems likely to be where he'll start. Speaking to the media last week, linebacker CJ Mosley said that Williams has been lining up over the center and impressing with his motor and disruptiveness. He will probably also get some reps elsewhere along the line, depending on which defensive packages defensive coordinator Gregg Williams opts to employ from game to game.

Tags: Eric Tomlinson, Kelvin Beachum, Leonard Williams
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Oct 20, 2018; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars offensive lineman Andre Dillard (60) celebrates a touchdown against the Oregon Ducks in the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports  (James Snook)
Oct 20, 2018; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars offensive lineman Andre Dillard (60) celebrates a touchdown against the Oregon Ducks in the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports (James Snook)

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It's been a common refrain this season that the Jets need to overhaul their entire offensive line. However, they don't really have an urgent need to address the tackle positions in the short term, as the team has confidence in Kelvin Beachum and Brandon Shell. However, both Beachum and Shell are out of contract at the end of the year. While Shell is a candidate to sign a lucrative extension, Beachum will be 30 in June, so the Jets perhaps need to find his heir apparent.

Much of the attention in this draft cycle has been centered around Alabama's Jonah Williams at the tackle position, with Jawaan Taylor from Florida considered the primary alternative to Williams. However, Washington State's Andre Dillard's stock seems to be on the rise.

Could Dillard actually be the ideal fit to be the Jets' long-term solution on the blind side? Let's review what he brings to the table.

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Mar 3, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen (LB03) goes through workout drills during the 2019 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)
Mar 3, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen (LB03) goes through workout drills during the 2019 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)

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Following the scouting combine and the first wave of free agency, the next phase of the offseason is upon us with the Pro Day schedule well underway. This will give the Jets' scouts and coaches an opportunity to see many of this year's top draft prospects work out, and we should also start to hear which players will be working out for or conducting an official visit with the team.

Let's evaluate some of the names that have been connected to the Jets so far, and assess where in the draft the Jets might look to target them:

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Alabama Crimson Tide tackle Jonah Williams blocks against Clemson Tigers defensive end Austin Bryant during the 2019 College Football Playoff Championship game at Levi's Stadium. (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports)
Alabama Crimson Tide tackle Jonah Williams blocks against Clemson Tigers defensive end Austin Bryant during the 2019 College Football Playoff Championship game at Levi's Stadium. (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports)

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Over the next month or so, we're going to be reviewing some of the top draft prospects at each position to assess some potential candidates that the Jets will show interest in. We continue today with a look at the 2019 interior offensive lineman class.

Jets needs: centers and guards

The Jets are probably looking for two new starters on the offensive line, as left guard James Carpenter is out of contract and the team already declined center Spencer Long's option. Veterans Dakota Dozier, Jonotthan Harrison and Brent Qvale, each of whom has started a few games on the inside within the past few seasons, are all also out of contract. Any of them might be re-signed for depth, but is unlikely to be considered an adequate option to start.

Tags: Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Dakota Dozier, James Carpenter, Kelvin Beachum
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INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Maccagnan and Adam Gase set the stage for an aggressive offseason for the Jets when they met the media at the NFL scouting combine last week, in part because they have no choice. They have a depleted roster, tons of cap room, a high draft pick, and a willingness to trade.

So how will they reshape their roster? They didn't exactly lay out a blueprint. But from their press conferences and plenty of info from NFL sources, here are 10 things we learned about the Jets' plans while they were at the combine...

1. The Jets aren't trading for Antonio Brown

Tags: Brandon Shell, Brian Winters, Jamal Adams, Josh McCown, Kelvin Beachum, Leonard Williams, Quincy Enunwa, Sam Darnold, Ralph Vacchiano
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Oct 28, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Trenton Thompson (78) rushes as Florida Gators offensive lineman Jawaan Taylor (65) blocks during the first half at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Oct 28, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Trenton Thompson (78) rushes as Florida Gators offensive lineman Jawaan Taylor (65) blocks during the first half at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter: Over the next month or so, we're going to be reviewing some of the top draft prospects at each position to assess some potential candidates that the Jets will show interest in. We continue today with a look at the 2019 offensive tackle class...

Jets Needs: Offensive Tackles

While the prevailing wisdom is that the Jets desperately need to upgrade on the offensive line, they don't have an urgent need to bring aboard a starter for 2019.

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brandon Shell, Brent Qvale, Kelvin Beachum
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The holidays are upon us, and the Jets want to wish you a happy and healthy one!

Jamal Adams, Josh McCown, and Kelvin Beachum were among the Jets that left a nice postcard. Oh, and Jordan Jenkins put a little twist on his Christmas message.

The Jets are hoping to bring an early Christmas gift to fans on Sunday with a hopeful win over the Packers at home.

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Sep 30, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass under pressure from Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith (50) during the second half at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Sep 30, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass under pressure from Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith (50) during the second half at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

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The Jets suffered a dispiriting 31-12 loss on the road in Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon. Let's break down how each unit performed...

Quarterbacks

Sam Darnold didn't throw an interception this week, although he had one negated by a penalty flag. He only completed 50 percent of his passes and was sacked three times as the Jets were shut out in the first half and didn't get into the end zone until the fourth quarter. Darnold missed on some deep balls, which could have made the game closer...

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Shell, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Darron Lee, Jamal Adams, James Carpenter, Jordan Leggett, Kelvin Beachum, Leonard Williams, Marcus Maye, Morris Claiborne, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Steve McLendon, Terrelle Pryor
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