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 (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
(Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)

Jets LB Lorenzo Mauldin likely needs season-ending back surgery due to a herniated disk, head coach Todd Bowles said on Thursday.

Mauldin is currently undergoing tests to see if surgery is necessary, Bowles said, according to Calvin Watkins of Newsday.

The 24-year-old Mauldin, the Jets' third-round pick in 2015, was placed on IR after originally making the 53-man roster, meaning the earliest he can return would be Week 9.

With the NFL's new IR rules, Mauldin was eliglble to be one of two players on IR who returns at some point this season.

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New York Jets LB Bruce Carter (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets LB Bruce Carter (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets re-signed linebacker Bruce Carter on Monday after cutting him Sunday and placed OLB Lorenzo Mauldin on injured reserve.

Carter, 29, recorded six tackles and one pass defensed in 13 games for New York last season. Entering his seventh year in the league, he has recorded five sacks, 219 tackles and five interceptions in 76 career games with the Jets, Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Mauldin, the Jets' third-round pick in 2015, was placed on IR after originally making the 53-man roster, meaning the earliest he can return would be Week 9. With the NFL's new IR rules, he can be one of two players on IR that return to the field at some point this season.

He did not play in any of the Jets' four preseason games due to a back injury. The 24-year-old recorded 16 combined tackles and 2 1/2 sacks in 11 games for the Jets last season.

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Jul 29, 2017; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) hands off the ball to New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) during New York Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 29, 2017; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) hands off the ball to New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) during New York Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Jets CB Morris Claiborne and LB Lorenzo Mauldin, both game-time decisions, are among seven players who will not play on Saturday night as the team takes on the Giants at MetLife Stadium, the team announced.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Josh McCown, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Morris Claiborne
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New York Jets outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin in action against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin in action against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin tweaked his back and sat out practice Thursday, leaving him uncertain for the preseason game at Detroit on Saturday night.

Mauldin had been dealing with a back issue earlier during training camp, but returned to the field Wednesday. Coach Todd Bowles said the third-year linebacker was inside receiving treatment during practice Thursday.

Bowles added that he was unsure how long Mauldin would be sidelined, but said that he would likely not play against the Lions.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Detroit Lions, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa
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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

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The word that defined the Jets during the offseason was "rebuilding" - unless, of course, you were Jets GM Mike Maccagnan. To him, it was all about "competition". And with a roster in flux, he certainly has created a lot of that.

Whether that's a good thing remains to be seen, and depends on the talent he has assembled. He will have plenty of training camp position battles to watch, though.

Here's a quick look at the Top 5..

Tags: Brandon Shell, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Christian Hackenberg, Jalin Marshall, Juston Burris, Lorenzo Mauldin, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles (right) and wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles (right) and wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Bent, theJetsBlog.com

Projected starters: Demario Davis, Darron Lee

Projected backups: Bruce Carter, Connor Harris

Tags: Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, Jordan Jenkins, Lorenzo Mauldin
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 (Eric Hartline)
(Eric Hartline)

The Jets' new linebackers coach, Hall of Famer Kevin Greene, is looking to instill more aggression and power in his players, especially LB Lorenzo Mauldin.

The 25-year-old has shown spurts of potential in two seasons with the Jets, but his 2.5 sacks last season isn't the production they had expected. Greene intends to change that, and he told NJ.com's Darryl Slater why he uses this specific approach to his coaching. 

"Everybody at this level has skill, correct?" Greene said. "They'rea ll athletic, and agility and dexterity and all that stuff. Well, what separates people initially is their physical level of play. That's always our first step, is we have to play more physical than whoever is in front of us, because we're all athletic." 

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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

Jets LB Lorenzo Mauldin turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning in Manhattan for his alleged role in a nightclub attack that took place on April 2, according to TMZ Sports.

Mauldin, who is also being sued in civil court, was not arrested or charged after the incident. The Jets said earlier this month that they're aware of the lawsuit but had no further comment.

An NFL spokesman told ESPN's Rich Cimini that the league is looking into the incident. 

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory is tackled by New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory is tackled by New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Bent, theJetsBlog.com

Projected Starters: Jordan Jenkins, Lorenzo Mauldin

Projected Backups: Dylan Donahue, Josh Martin

Tags: Deion Barnes, Jordan Jenkins, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano, Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson
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Dec 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) runs with the ball during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Dec 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) runs with the ball during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

The Jets released the following injury report prior to Saturday's game against the Patriots...

Out

  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • DT Steve McClendon (hamstring) 
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Khiry Robinson, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Steve McLendon
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Jets released their injury report on Thursday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • RB Matt Forte (knee/shoulder)
  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • Steve McClendon (hamstring) 

Limited Participation in Practice (Less than 100 percent of a player's normal repetitions)

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Khiry Robinson, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Steve McLendon
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Matt Forte runs against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (AP)
Matt Forte runs against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (AP)

The Jets released their injury report on Friday. The following players were listed...

The following players will be OUT for Saturday's game against the Dolphins

  • LB Mike Catapano (knee)
  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • DT Steve McLendon (Hamstring)
  • CB Buster Skrine (concussion)
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Jalin Marshall, Khiry Robinson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Mike Catapano, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Steve McLendon
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Jets released their injury report on Thursday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • Steve McClendon (hamstring) 
  • CB Buster Skrine (concussion)
  • Brent Qvale (hamstring)
  • DE Mike Catapano (knee)
  • TE Brandon Bostick (ankle)
  • RB Khiry Robinson (lower leg)
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Jalin Marshall, Khiry Robinson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Steve McLendon
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Jets released their injury report on Wednesday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle) 
  • T Steve McClendon (hamstring) 
  • RB Matt Forte (knee/foot) 
  • CB Buster Skrine (concussion)
  • T Brent Qvale (hamstring)
  • DE Mike Catapano (knee)
  • TE Brandon Bostick (ankle)
  • RB Khiry Robinson (lower leg)
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Steve McLendon
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New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) smiles during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) smiles during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)

The Jets released their injury report on Friday.

The following players will be OUT for Sunday's game against the 49ers

  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • Steve McClendon (hamstring)
  • WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
Tags: Antonio Allen, Breno Giacomini, Jalin Marshall, Khiry Robinson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Muhammad Wilkerson, Steve McLendon
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Jets released their injury report on Thursday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • Nick Mangold (ankle)
  • DT Steve McClendon (hamstring)
  • WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
  • LB Breno Giacomini (back/calf/shoulder)
  • Antonio Allen (concussion)
  • RB Khiry Robinson (leg)
Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Steve McLendon
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Jets released their injury report on Wednesday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)
  • C Nick Mangold (ankle)
  • T Steve McClendon (hamstring)
  • WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
  • LB Breno Giacomini (back/calf/shoulder)
  • LB Julian Stanford (ankle)
  • DE Leonard Williams (illness)
  • S Antonio Allen (concussion)

Limited Participation in Practice (Less than 100 percent of a player's normal repetitions)

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Steve McLendon
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Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrates after a blocked pass in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrates after a blocked pass in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)

The Jets released their injury report on Saturday. The following players were listed...

Out:

  • WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
  • DT Steve McLendon (hamstring)
  • S Calvin Pryor (concussion)

Doubtful

  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Williams, Steve McLendon
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The Jets released their injury report on Friday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • S Calvin Pryor (concussion)
  • WR Brandon Marshall (foot, knee)
  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • T Steve McClendon (hamstring)
  • WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
  • WR Devin Smith (illness)
Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Williams, Nick Mangold, Steve McLendon
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The Jets released their injury report on Thursday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • S Calvin Pryor (concussion)
  • T Breno Giacomini (undisclosed)
  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • T Steve McClendon (hamstring)
  • WR Jalin Marshall
Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Steve McLendon
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New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)

In this week's BGA, Bent analyzes Week 9 performances by Todd Bowles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty, Brandon MarshallBen Ijalana, Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, Jalin Marshall and the Wide Receivers, Leonard Willians, Julian Stanford and the Special Teams, among others, all which you can read here...

Tags: Antonio Allen, BGA, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Dakota Dozier, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Jalin Marshall, James Carpenter, Jordan Jenkins, Kellen Davis, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Mike Catapano, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles, Ryan Clady, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Steve McLendon, Wesley Johnson
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Jon and Chris debate whether the Jets should trade defensive end Sheldon Richardson based on what happens during the rest of the season.

Is it time for the Jets to trade Sheldon Richardson? SNY.tv's Brian Bassett and Bent discuss...The Jets got their second win last Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens and might slip the surly bonds of two wins with a Week 8 matchup against the Browns. So with the potential of being 3-5 after eight weeks is it already time to start breaking up the dynasty? There's been some discussion this week about who the Jets most tradable player is, and ESPN's Rich Cimini suggested the name of Sheldon Richardson as a potential target for acquisition by other teams.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, David Harris, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Sheldon Richardson, Brian Bassett
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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

Sheldon Richardson was happy to be lined up on the defensive line during the Jets' 24-16 win against the Ravens Sunday.He had eight tackles, including three for a loss, and a sack."I mean, yeah, y'all must have forgot. Made Pro Bowl that year I played 3 Technique, then moved to outside linebacker," Richardson told reporters after the game. "I cause a lot more havoc when I'm close to the ball. The way this team is set up, potential-wise, I've got to play outside linebacker. I just picked up the slack."

Tags: Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson
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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

As expected, Erin Henderson was in the starting lineup alongside David Harris. Also as expected, Darron Lee entered the game on passing downs, which translated to more snaps than Henderson because the Jets were in nickel or dime the majority of the time -- mostly 4-2-5.

Lee's first game was interesting to review. He made some encouraging contributions, including a couple of tackles in the flat. However, there were a handful of plays where he had a blink-and-you-miss-it momentary hesitation and ended up getting there just too late. If he could've made quicker reads and arrived at the ball quicker, then there were at least three plays he potentially could have prevented from being a first down or touchdown.

Here's one of them, on the game-winning drive. It's nit-picking to the nth degree because Lee obviously stays at home until he's certain the ball hasn't been handed off to the back. But that false step in the other direction and his pursuit angle made all the difference in terms of him being able to make the stop short of the marker or maybe even close to the line of scrimmage.

Tags: Darron Lee, David Harris, Erin Henderson, Jordan Jenkins, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano
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New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets rookie linebacker Jordan Jenkins left practice with a calf injury, the severity of which was not immediately known.

Jenkins, a third-round draft pick out of Georgia, is considered a front-runner to open the season as a starter at outside linebacker.

He came off the field midway through practice Monday and remained on the sideline the rest of the session. Coach Todd Bowles said he would know more later in the day after talking to the trainers.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Jordan Jenkins, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano, Trevor Reilly
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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles during practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles during practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Jets released their first unofficial depth chart on Monday night. Among the positional battles, it lists Jordan Jenkins and Lorenzo Mauldin at outside linebacker, Kellen Davis at tight end, Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback and Ben Ijalana at right tackle.

Speaking to the media after Monday's practice, Bowles said it is still early in the preseason to determine who will make the 53-man roster entering the year and who will win some of the positional battles.

"Whether they are battling for starting spots or depth spots," Bowles said, "we have a lot of competition that we didn't have last year, so there are going to be some good football players that won't make this team."

Bowles also said:

  • Wide receiver Eric Decker did not practice due to leg soreness, but he expects Decker to practice on Tuesday.
  • He does not know if RB Khiry Robinson, who was activated off the active/physically-unable-to-play list on Monday, will play on Thursday.
  • He believes QB Geno Smith has made "some strides," but will have an idea on how much progress he has made after Thursday's game.
  • Jalin Marshall will see some reps at punt returner on Thursday. Jeremy Ross opened as the No. 1 punt returner on the unofficial depth chart and Marshall is No. 4 on the list, but both will see time in the preseason.
  • He's liked what he's seen out of RB Bilal Powell. "He looks a lot quicker than he did last year," Bowles said. "He's always smart, he's always talking, he's steady. What you see is what you get all the time from him. ... He does a good job training. He keeps his mouth shut, he's very smart, he's very studious and he's very attentive."
Tags: Ben Ijalana, Bilal Powell, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, Jordan Jenkins, Kellen Davis, Khiry Robinson, Khiry Shelton, Lorenzo Mauldin, Ryan Fitzpatrick

New York Jets defensive tackle Deon Simon (Tim Fuller/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive tackle Deon Simon (Tim Fuller/USA Today Sports Images)

Between now and training camp, we've been looking at some of the veteran players on the Jets roster to assess their potential contributions to the team in 2016. Today, we're going to share the first part of a two-part look at the six players still with the team who were part of last year's rookie class but have yet to make their NFL debut. Which, if any, of these players can we expect to make contributions this season?

Part one saw us take a look at the three offensive players that fit into this category; Quarterback Bryce Petty, offensive lineman Jarvis Harrison and fullback Julian Howsare. Here in part two, we'll look at the three defensive players; defensive lineman Deon Simon and linebackers Deion Barnes and Taiwan Jones

In between now and training camp, we've been looking at some of the veteran players on the Jets roster to assess what kind of contribution we might expect from them in 2016. Today we're going to share the second part of a two-part look at the six players still with the team who were part of last year's rookie class but who have yet to make their NFL debut. Which, if any, of these players can we expect to make contributions this season?

Tags: David Harris, Deion Barnes, Deon Simon, Erin Henderson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Taiwan Jones, Trevor Reilly
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New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall is tackled after a catch by Buffalo Bills strong safety Leodis McKelvin and strong safety Duke Williams during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USATSI)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall is tackled after a catch by Buffalo Bills strong safety Leodis McKelvin and strong safety Duke Williams during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USATSI)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- So close. So disappointing.

After the New York Jets held their playoff chances in their hands, the scene on the plane ride back home after a 22-17 loss in Buffalo on Sunday said it all - without anyone saying a word.

"It was quiet, man," rookie linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin said Monday while clearing out his locker. "You could hear a pin drop."

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin
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New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley (4) (William Hauser)
New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley (4) (William Hauser)

It perhaps wasn't a surprise that the Jets would have two costly special teams breakdowns in their biggest game of the year. Ryan Quigley's 21-yard shank from his own end zone set up the Bills' opening score as the Jets trailed from that point onwards.

This was compounded when Randy Bullock missed a 40-yard field goal with the Jets already trailing 13-0.

It's difficult to be too harsh on the team for individual mistakes by their punter and replacement kicker, because the main complaints against the special teams unit has been the personnel filling out each of the special teams units rather than the specialists themselves.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Dexter McDougle, Jeremy Kerley, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Williams, Nick Folk, Rontez Miles, Ryan Quigley
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New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (52) tackles Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams (29) as he runs the ball during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (52) tackles Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams (29) as he runs the ball during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

Demario Davis and Erin Henderson have been splitting time at the will position recently, but this week it was Henderson who got the majority of the snaps there for the first time. Henderson produced well, with 11 tackles, including one for a loss.

However, David Harris was even more productive, as he had 14 tackles. That's the most he's had since 2009. Harris was also credited with two sacks - both on scrambles - and had a tackle for a loss and a pass break-up.

For Davis, who is now out of contract, he did stuff three runs, although two of those were late in the game when the Bills were trying to run out the clock. I'd imagine the fact that Rex Ryan went after Davis with good success in the previous Bills-Jets game factored into his reduction in playing time.

Tags: Calvin Pace, David Harris, Demario Davis, Erin Henderson, Jamari Lattimore, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano, Taiwan Jones, Trevor Reilly
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 (Robert Deutsch)
(Robert Deutsch)

Many Jets fans were disappointed that Darrelle Revis spent a year in New England but maybe he is benefiting from having spent that time regularly intercepting Tom Brady in practice. It's good to see him go out of his way to develop some "reserve-chemistry" with the Jets' primary rival.

Revis' third quarter interception was the third time he's intercepted Brady in an NFL game and hopefully won't be the last. Other than that play, Revis wasn't tested much. He was in good position on one deep ball and the only first down he gave up was because he dropped right off, perhaps concerned that Lorenzo Mauldin was about to be burned on a wheel route.

On the other side, Antonio Cromartie also wasn't tested much, as Brady mostly tried to pick apart the Jets underneath. However, he did give up a big third-down conversion on a pass over the top to Rob Gronkowski. He was also driven 10 yards back by Gronkowski on one running play. He was in a good position on one other incompletion.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

David Harris returned on Sunday and the struggling Demario Davis had a productive game, but there were still some breakdowns in the linebacker corps.

It was good to see Harris back in the lineup and he mostly played well, although he did blow the coverage on the game-tying touchdown. Harris perhaps expected there to be someone inside to help out, but that wasn't the case as Rontez Miles had vacated the middle to double-team Rob Gronkowski on the outside.

Harris had six tackles -- one for a loss -- and made one good play in coverage. However, he was beaten for two first downs in coverage on a third-down and a fourth-down and was also blocked out of one running play. He did miss a tackle, although he slowed the runner up for a teammate to make the stop at the line.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Calvin Pryor, David Harris, Demario Davis, Erin Henderson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Rontez Miles
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 (Kevin Jairaj)
(Kevin Jairaj)

Welcome to BGA Extra, where I draw a line under the previous weekend's game by responding to your questions from BGA during the week which you can read here. After the jump, I respond to your questions about the game against the Cowboys.

Lamjones (via e-mail): On the Thompkins play, which I agree pretty much decided the game, was Fitzpatrick making a read in your opinion that the safety wasn't going to come over or was it a fortunately timed breakdown in coverage? It seemed like he threw the ball before the safety committed. So was he consciously taking advantage of a mistake or just a lucky SOB?

A review of the footage seems to indicate he was waiting for Thompkins to get behind the defender and released his throw as soon as he took off with the cornerback flat-footed, so it seemed like it was well-timed and well-anticipated. I don't think he had time to look at the safety, other than his initial checks, because he got hit as soon as he let it go. However, it wasn't a risky pass based on the safety's initial position. If the safety had better position it still would have been completed. It just would have been a 25-yard gain instead of 43, so that was the extent to which the play was lucky.

Tags: David Harris, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Jets have continued to rotate Demario Davis and Erin Henderson, with Jamari Lattimore also getting some reps on passing downs. The biggest change this week was that the Jets were employing Davis as an outside linebacker in their nickel package, with Lattimore also on the field alongside David Harris. This meant Davis was effectively operating as an edge rusher at times.

Davis was productive in this role, with one sack and four pressures, two of which came as he was unblocked off the edge. Davis also had three tackles, including one on a third-down scramble to force a punt. He did give up a 16-yard reception, but that was on third-and-30.

Henderson had a couple of nice run-stuffs, but left a receiver all alone at the goal line on the Texans' two-point conversion, while Lattimore played a season-high 28 snaps and avoided making any mistakes.

Tags: Calvin Pace, David Harris, Demario Davis, Erin Henderson, Lorenzo Mauldin
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New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore (Ed Mulholland)

Last week, Demario Davis split time with Erin Henderson for the first time all season. He actually responded well to a reduced role, avoiding any major mistakes. This week, the Jets also employed Jamari Lattimore, so it was basically a three-man rotation and a further reduction in playing time for Davis.

Lattimore had a rough day as two third-down conversions were completed just over his head and another one saw the receiver elude him to get to the marker. He was also blocked out of a play at the second level. Henderson fared a little better with a pressure and a couple of run stops. He did miss a tackle, though.

Davis came up big on third down with a nice open-field tackle in the flat, although the receiver almost got away from him for a potential big gain. Davis was solid against the run, but he also missed the tackle that allowed Odell Beckham to break away for his long touchdown reception, although that was little more than a diving attempt in desperation.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Calvin Pace, David Harris, Demario Davis, Erin Henderson, Jamari Lattimore, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano
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NMiami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to pass during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 38-20. (Ed Mulholland)
NMiami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to pass during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 38-20. (Ed Mulholland)

Having hardly used their edge rushers since early in the season, the Jets ran a load more packages with them in yesterday's game. Ironically, had he still been here, this would have been a gameplan which would have allowed Quinton Coples to finally have a chance for some decent playing time. Then again, this approach might have been specifically installed in an effort to prevent Coples from revealing too much about the Jets gameplan to his new team.

In this game, the Jets ran multiple packages with Lorenzo Mauldin and Mike Catapano as the two pass rushing ends. Both had more pass rush reps yesterday than Coples has in any game this season. As I said last week, it's difficult to know whether to classify Catapano as an end or a linebacker, but here he actually lined up several times as a middle linebacker in passing situations and dropped into coverage several times. That's not something he's ever done before at the NFL level.

Mauldin responded with a sack and a fumble recovery and Catapano had one quarterback hit and a couple of pressures, but actually their pass rushing production was pretty disappointing and there were a lot of plays where Ryan Tannehill had plenty of time. You have to wonder how Coples himself would have produced if given the same assignments.

Tags: Calvin Pace, David Harris, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano, Trevor Reilly
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 (Bill Kostroun)
(Bill Kostroun)

When the Jets drafted Lorenzo Mauldin, I envisaged him backing up Calvin Pace on the strongside, setting the edge in the running game and hopefully learning coverage responsibilities as time goes on. However, since he's been with the Jets, the only place he's really flashed so far has been in terms of his pass rushing off the edge, so he's been limited to situational work.

Yesterday was the first time he's produced, as he was credited with his first two sacks and got close a few more times from within that situational role. Experts questioned whether Mauldin could ever be a productive edge rusher at the pro level because he hadn't shown very often in college that he could "bend the edge".

After the jump, however, some images showing Mauldin doing exactly that.

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