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Jets LB C.J. Mosley Out Monday Night Against the Browns

The Jets are already going to miss starting QB Sam Darnold on Monday against the Browns, and now their defense will be at a disadvantage as today the team ruled out starting linebacker C.J. Mosley.

Mosley will miss the game with a groin injury suffered in the opening day loss 17-16 to the Bills at home.

The Jets were hopeful that the linebacker would be able to take the field against the Browns, as they took the day off Friday in hopes he would heal up, but that’s not the case.

Mosley is not the only Jets player that is going to be watching from the sideline, but also defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (sprained left ankle) is out for Monday’s game.

The Jets are not the only team that ruled out a player today for the game on Monday, as the Browns on Saturday ruled out starting free safety Damarious Randall.

Jets DT Nathan Shepherd Suspended Six Games for Using Performance-Enhancing Drug

Jets defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd played every game his rookie year and passed every drug test.

He says he had never knowingly taken a banned substance before this past offseason, and certainly never to gain a competitive advantage in a game.

Shepherd has been suspended six games for two separate violations of the performance-enhancing drug policy, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The suspension will begin immediately. He will be eligible to return to the active roster on Monday, Oct. 28.

The two failed tests came on June 27 and July 25, while Shepherd was recovering from a shoulder injury that might eventually require surgery as well as a groin injury that resulted in a delay with his offseason training. While rehabbing for the shoulder, he underwent an MRI on his groin that revealed he needed sports hernia surgery. His hunched posture for several weeks after that procedure led to a herniated L4-L5 disc in his back, severely limiting his ability to train at a time he was eager to impress the Jets’ new regime.

“All that was going on, I was coming off of a subpar season and a new coaching staff, new playbook, new everything,” Shepherd said. “In my mindset, I didn’t feel very confident with how everything had gone thus far. In my mind, I was so prepared to come into this offseason and have a successful offseason and train very hard. I felt that because of these limitations, I wasn’t going to be able to do that. I made a rash decision, an unwise decision and a selfish decision to look to certain PEDs in order to help me with that recovery process so I would be ready to go.”

Jets Acquire Veteran WR Demaryius Thomas From the Patriots

The Jets on Monday made a surprising trade with in-division rival New England, grabbing wide out Demaryius Thomas.

The Pats will get back a 2021 sixth-round pick for Thomas, who was inactive for the team’s Week 1 win over Pittsburgh.

Thomas became expendable after New England signed wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Thomas, 31, who tore his Achilles in December, was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Aug. 20. He had seven catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots’ preseason finale, which was his first game since the injury.

NFL Week One Jets at Bills Inactives

Jets

OT Chuma Edoga
DT Folorunso Fatukasi
DE John Franklin-Myers
CB Bennett Jackson
DE Kyle Phillips
RB Bilal Powell
DT Nathan Shepherd

Bills

OT Ryan Bates
OG Ike Boettger
S Jaquan Johnson
TE Tyler Kroft
S Dean Marlowe
OT Conor McDermott
WR Andre Roberts

Video: Jets Jamal Adams Says New York Will Give the Patriots a Run For Their Money

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Jets safety Jamal Adams joins First Take to express his thoughts on Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck’s retirement from the NFL.

Adams shares how happy he is to have RB Le’Veon Bell on board and breaks down how the Jets can compete with the New England Patriots this season.

Jets Announce RB Le’Veon Bell Won’t Play a Down in the Preseason

The Jets are playing it ultra-safe with their biggest offseason pickup for their offense, as the team has announced that Le’Veon Bell will not play at all in the preseason.

When Bell does get his first carry, it will be the first for him in a game in over a year and a half, 19 months.

It’s interesting that the team does not seem to feel like Bell will have much rust once he gets going, and Ralph Vacchiano of SNY says that the team is smart not to push Bell in a meaningless preseason game and instead save him for when it matters.

Adam Gase is smart to be cautious with his star running back. And the decision he announced on Sunday night to keep the 27-year-old Bell out for the entire preseason is absolutely the right move.

The last thing the Jets need is to lose Bell before they even have a chance to use him. They spent $52.5 million on him in March, even upping their offer to seal the deal, because they knew he’d be the linchpin of Gase’s attack. They viewed him as the perfect weapon to help their young, star quarterback and a way to take the pressure off their undermanned receiving corps.

So now the Jets are getting a look at who might be in the mix for backup roles as well as players that might need to see the field to get ready for the season in these four preseason affairs.

Two are down, with two to go, and the team does need a lot of work. They seem to feel that Bell does not. They will find out early in the first game if they were right or not.

Video: Highlights of the Jets 31-22 Preseason One Setback to the Giants

The New York Jets take on the New York Giants during Week 1 of the 2019 NFL preseason.

Sporting News Picks the NFL 2019 Division Winners – Where Do the Jets Fall?

It’s that time of the year when national pundits start to look ahead and pick records for teams around the league, as well as pick the winners of the divisions.

Sporting News is out with their 2019 predictions, and they have their picks in for the AFC East.

As everyone would expect, the Super Bowl Champion Patriots are sitting at the top with a mark of 13-3, and once again are one of the top forces in the AFC.

Behind them are the New York Jets and new coach Adam Gase, who they say will be an over .500 team with a mark of 9-7.

The Bills and second-year QB Josh Allen will finish in third winning five games and going 5-11. Coming in last is the Miami Dolphins, who will have one of the toughest seasons in the league and will finish 2-14 according to the company.

Here’s the complete rundown of who Sporting News likes along with the Super Bowl teams.