Barnes was a fourth-round draft pick of Baltimore in 2007 and played two of his three years with the Ravens under then-defensive coordinator and current Jets coach Rex Ryan.
The New York Jets released veteran linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace and three other players, clearing about $31 million in salary cap space.
Dustin Keller and Stephen Hill did not travel with the Jets to Tennessee.
Rex Ryan expects Braylon Edwards and Tim Tebow to ready for the Jets’ Monday night game against the Titans.
Ryan’s swagger made for plenty of headlines during his first three seasons in New York. Now, it’s what the coach doesn’t say that raises some eyebrows.
Ryan isn’t making wild predictions, but the Jets’ coach still believes his team has a shot at the playoffs.
Scott is really taking this “media mutiny” thing seriously.
New York Jets backup running backs Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell did not participate in practice, and their availability for the team’s game on Sunday at New England is uncertain.
Jets tight end Dustin Keller, wide receiver Stephen Hill, nose tackle Sione Po’uha and fullback John Conner are all doubtful.
The New York Jets are lean, and not in a good way. Excluding Santonio Holmes, who was placed on injured reserve following Week 4 with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot, the Jets have 19 players on their injured list — the most in the NFL.
Kyle Wilson, the spotlight is yours.
Thomas is back with the Jets – and he wants to finish his career with his original team.
The New York Jets have released linebacker Bryan Thomas, their longest-tenured player, to make room on their roster for cornerback Donnie Fletcher, who was signed off the practice squad.
Darrelle Revis said he was in “a fog” after he suffered a minor concussion, but has gotten progressively better since. “We’ll see how that progresses,” said Rex Ryan.
Before the Jets started playing football for real this year, Rex Ryan proclaimed his defense a sure-fire, top-five group. Amazing how one injury can turn an otherwise impressive unit into a bunch of also-rans.