New York Jets News And Notes

Cro remains questionable, Wilson to start? According to New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, Antonio Cromartie remains questionable for Sunday and second year defensive Kyle Wilson will start if AC can’t play.  Wilson has played much better in his second season with Gang Green and there is a chance Donald Strickland would see some reps at the corner spot as well.

Mangold’s status remains uncertain- As of now Nick Mangold’s status for Sunday remains uncertain.  When asked if Nick must practice in order to play against the Ravens, Rex Ryan offered the following:

“You’d like to see him get a little more time, but again, you’re right. That’s Nick Mangold, and I’m not a guy that says you have to practice to play. If he has all the mental things, he’s getting better and all that, and we feel he can go, then we’ll do that. I’d like to at least feel comfortable myself to see what he can do.”

On if he would be comfortable with Mangold playing at less than 100 percent…

“No, I’d want a 100 percent, and that’d be a heck of a battle right there, letting those two guys butt heads, because one’s the best tackle in football, one’s the best center in football. So, that would be a great matchup. When you look at Nick at 70 percent, he’s still the best center in football. We’ll see. I hope he gets closer to 90 percent than 70 percent”

While I know the Jets would love to have Mangold back to face All-Pro Haloti Ngata, I just cannot see it happening this weekend.  The NFL season is a marathon not a sprint and I think the Jets take it slow with Nick.

Maybin signed, Westerman struggling? The New York Jets re-signed linebacker Aaron Maybin to the active roster.  The former first round pick for the Buffalo Bills had 3 sacks this preseason before being cut by the Jets.  Maybin could add some explosiveness to the Jets pass rush, something that “designated pass rusher” Jamaal Westerman was supposed to bring to the table (0 sacks through 3 games).   When asked about Westerman’s performance thus far Rex Ryan commented: “He’s been okay. He hasn’t been great, but he’s done a decent job.”

Jets announce 4 new players to be enshrined into “Ring of Honor”- On Wednesday the New York Jets announced that Freeman McNeil, Gerry Philbin, Al Toon, and Larry Grantham will be inducted into the team’s “Ring of Honor” on Monday, October 17th.    These four Jets legends will join Curtis Martin, Don Maynard, Winston Hill, Joe Namath, and Weeb Ewbank who were inducted in 2010.


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