Ellis spent his first four seasons with the Jets, playing in 47 games with five starts. The 6-foot-4, 346-pounder had 66 career tackles, one sack and a forced fumble.
Rex Ryan says the Jets will be “smart” about how many snaps Santonio Holmes plays against the Bills to avoid reinjuring the hamstring.
The New York Jets’ outside linebacker will make his regular-season debut Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, a month after having surgery on his fractured right ankle. Coples was listed as probable on the team’s injury report Friday.
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley fully participated in practice Wednesday after he missed the team’s game at New England last Thursday with a concussion.
The New York Jets announced that wide receiver Santonio Holmes and tackle Kenrick Ellis are listed as questionable ahead of Sunday’s home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“I still don’t know,” Holmes said Wednesday. “Still haven’t gotten any word from the doctors yet on whether I should be playing or not, so I’m just going to keep playing it by ear.”
Now what for the New York Jets? Well, they have less than two weeks to solve their big quarterback question before they face Tampa Bay on Sept. 8 in the regular-season opener.
Sure, the Jets have a handful of new faces. And, yes, there are a couple of injuries to deal with. But none of that is keeping Ryan from issuing a bold prediction: The Jets will rank among the top five defenses in the NFL this season.
Coples expects to make things a bit more miserable for opposing quarterbacks this season.
The New York Jets are loading up on defense by taking Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft.
Shortly after Gang Green released nose tackle Sione Po’uha, free-agent defensive tackle Mike DeVito signed a three-year deal with the Chiefs, according to multiple reports.
Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes has agreed to restructure his contract and will remain with Gang Green for the 2013 campaign, according to a report.
Tim Tebow, whose role in the offense has been limited, fully participated in practice Wednesday despite a rib injury and is expected to play.
Where the Jets want to be is in the playoffs, something safety LaRon Landry swore — literally — is still attainable for Gang Green.
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.