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Jets Make Roster Moves; Leonhard Disappointed With Fans

by Tyson Rauch on November 30, 2011

Over the past couple of days the New York Jets have made several roster moves and they are as follows:

Safety Emanuel Cook waived- This was a surprising move by Gang Green as Emanuel was a solid special teams contributor and was the team’s third string safety.  There are a variety of stories being circulated about the reasoning behind the move, but at the end of the day the result is the same.   The Baltimore Ravens claimed Cook off of waivers and I wish him nothing but the best of luck.

Sign LB Ricky Sapp to practice squad- The Jets announced that they have re-signed linebacker Ricky Sapp to the practice squad.  Coming out of Clemson Sapp was known for his pass rushing skills, so maybe with some refinement Ricky can make an impact.

Release LB Eddie Jones from practice squad- Jones was on the active roster earlier this year against the Patriots and I would not be surprised to see the Jets re-sign him down the line.

Add S Tracy Wilson to the active roster- The Jets signed Wilson to the practice squad on 10/12/11 and is more than likely being brought up to replace Emanuel Cook.

Jim Leonhard disappointed with Jets fans- One of the biggest stories on Tuesday was Jim Leonhard’s interview on WFAN where he discussed the fans booing quarterback Mark Sanchez during pre-game introductions on Sunday.  Leonhard offered:

“I think we have a great crowd. I think probably for one of the first times, I was kind of disappointed. Our starting quarterback gets booed in introductions…. That’s frustrating when … As players, you kind of turn to each other and say, ‘You know what? I guess we’re in this one today by ourselves. We can’t rely on the crowd to give us that energy because it’s already started off on a bad note.’”

I am really glad that Jim Leonhard offered these comments because as a Jets fan I think it is embarrassing that Sanchez was booed during intros.  It is more than obvious that the YOUNG quarterback is struggling, but he is one of many Jets players that have had issues this season.

Sanchez is still learning the ropes of the NFL just like several of the other young signal callers in the league (Flacco, Freeman, Ryan etc).  Mark’s struggles are all part of the maturation process for a quarterback in the NFL.  To give him a hard time before a game in his own stadium is ridiculous.

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