Mauga was injured in the Jets’ 23-17 loss to Houston on Monday night. He was a key backup and one of New York’s top special teams players.
They played hard and they played better, but they fell short against the Texans on Monday night at MetLife Stadium. They were fortunate that the 5-0 Texans didn’t play their best game, but the Jets couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities that were in front of them.
Jets defensive tackle Sione Po’uha has been declared questionable, but safety Eric Smith will not play in the team’s season opener against Buffalo on Sunday.
Heading into the 2012 season, it was assumed the Jets would be very good defensively. But I’m here to tell you what you probably already know: This unit could very well be a lot more than that.
Jets’ defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis is ready to begin again after serving his jail sentence.
New York Jets defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis has pleaded guilty to assault and battery stemming from a 2010 fight while attending college in Virginia.
Ellis’ attorney told the New York Post that the plea had not yet been approved by a judge. Clancy was “furious” that the victim’s lawyer spoke with the press about the deal and said the details were inaccurate, the paper reported.
Mike DeVito doesn’t want to be seen as the first victim of big rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples.
Rex Ryan declared his confidence in the Jets’ draft selections and called Gang Green’s strength in depth “unusual.”
In Part I of my two-part series on the Jets’ offseason wish list I’m focusing on defense, because, to me, this is where this team is already built to succeed. The Jets have holes, but they are not nearly as pronounced as they are on offense.
Whatever way the season ends, the New York Jets are in need of an infusion of talent to ensure that they won’t repeat the same misteps next season.
Jets safety Brodney Pool (knee) and tight end Shawn Nelson (illness) were inactive for New York,
“We don’t want to run him into the ground,” said Jets coach Rex Ryan. “We want him to be 100 percent when we play on Sunday.”
Coach Rex Ryan said on Monday he’d be “shocked” if DeVito didn’t play against the Bills, but says Wednesday that the team will know more Thursday if he can practice and isn’t experiencing soreness.
Facing his former team made LaDainian Tomlinson sick. Literally.