Nick Bellore

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. ? The affable, somewhat sarcastic, always approachable Nick Bellore is a marked man in the Jets locker room.

Bellore and his beard

For 22 days now, the Jets linebacker has been the target of his teammates as part of the ?No Shave November? fad as he has been growing a beard and has refused to touch his burgeoning growth. Now itchy and thick, Bellore needs to endure a little more than a week before he can think about trimming let alone shaving the beard. It is a burden he feels he carries for the Jets team because of the sheer awesomeness of his facial hair.

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. ? On a day where Tim Tebow and anonymous quotes were all the talk at the Jets facility, punter Robert Malone somehow squeezed out a rare compliment from head coach Rex Ryan on Wednesday afternoon. The irony is that he has Tebow to thank for it.

Ryan was talking about the impact that Tebow has had on his team this season and mentioned the once scoffed at idea of his role on special teams as a personal punt protector. Tebow?s impact has been felt on special teams, including most recently in Week 6 when the Jets faked a punt and he tossed to linebacker Nick Bellore for a 23-yard gain and a first down. It was a major moment in what turned out to be a Jets blowout win over the Colts.

But what?s not been talked about is the impact that Tebow?s presence is having on Robert Malone?s ability to punt.

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Here's a list of some of the injuries that Jets players sustained last night or were factors/concerns during the way the game played out ...?

LB David Harris -- While Harris has a "sprain" of his ankle, he told reporters after the game it wasn't anything serious. ?The Jets will likely rest Harris as much as they can between now and the home opener in two weeks.

TE Dustin Keller -- While he suffered a non-contact injury, Dustin Keller returned to the sidelines in with a large wrap on his leg and didn't see more time in the game. ?Rex told the media that he didn't think the injury was serious.

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