He was part of a five-day surgical mission by the Islamic Medical Association of North America in early March to repair cleft lips in the African country.
New York Jets right guard Willie Colon needs knee surgery and is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks, but should be ready in time for training camp.
Geno Smith has been mistake-prone, and so has Dee Milliner. But Sheldon Richardson has been outstanding, and the fact that the Jets have five rookies starting, well, the coach thinks that bodes well for the franchise.
Running back Chris Ivory and rookie cornerback Dee Milliner will not play in the team’s game at Tennessee on Sunday because of injured hamstrings.
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.
Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis and Jets’ wide receiver Santonio Holmes are active for Sunday’s opening game.
Other Palestinian-American NFL players, include former LB Tarek Saleh, former QB Gibran Hamdan, and former DL Nader Abdallah.
As a Palestinian-American, the Jets’ offensive lineman is a rarity in the NFL.
The Jets have signed Staten Island native and fifth-round pick Oday Aboushi to a four-year contract.
The Jets selected Staten Island native and Virginia offensive tackle Oday Aboushi in the fifth round.
The big offensive lineman, a potential first-round pick in the NFL draft in April, returned to Staten Island to lend a hand Saturday to those affected by the storm.