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Jets Waive Bryan, Novak; Conner Injured

by Tyson Rauch on August 30, 2011

Bryan, Novak waived- On Tuesday the New York Jets announced that the team has waived punter Chris Bryan and kicker Nick Novak.  Following this announcement head coach Rex Ryan confirmed that Nick Folk will be the team’s starting kicker, and that T.J. Conley will be the starting punter. I have no problem with the team’s decision to go with Folk at kicker, but Conley remains a concern.  The new kickoff rules are going to put a bigger emphasis on field position and I would feel more comfortable with a veteran punter.  (Note: The team also announced that they waived WR Courtney Smith)

Conner injured- On Monday night New York Jets starting fullback John Conner hurt his left ankle.  Rex Ryan offered the following on the injury:

“John, we’ll see how he is. I’m hopeful that he’ll be ready. He’s an awful tough kid, I would assume that he would be ready.”

On if he would reach out to Tony Richardson if Connor cannot play…

“Yes, but I feel good though with John. It’s not like his ankle is broken or anything, so I feel good that he’s going to get through it. But clearly if you’re down in the season and things like that and something unfortunately would happen to John, then absolutely, Tony would be an ideal guy for the simple fact that he knows our system and Tony is a great football player and a great teammate. So certainly that would be the guy that I would be interested in if we did have to replace John or something happened to John. But right now, it’s not even close to that. This is just a left ankle sprain or something like that. I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think it’s going to be that big of a deal.”


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