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3-3, 3rd in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Sam Darnold (right elbow) appeared on the injury report for the first time in his career. He took a full share of practice reps and declared, "It's nothing crazy. It felt fine today." He received treatment on the elbow. It may be minor, but it always bears watching when a quarterback shows up on the injury report with an elbow issue. Darnold said he hurt it while tackling Colts S Malik Hooker on an interception return. Darnold laughed it off, saying, "Quarterbacks usually don't make tackles, so that might be part of it." Darnold, a former HS linebacker, said he must learn to tackle "without using my right arm." Good idea.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: A "pretty lengthy" list, according to coach Todd Bowles. WR Quincy Enunwa and S Marcus Maye already have been ruled out for Sunday. It seems unlikely that CBs Trumaine Johnson and Buster Skrine will play, which could mean trouble against Vikings WR Adam Thielen. I'd put WR Robby Anderson, WR Terrelle Pryor, RB Isaiah Crowell and DE Leo Williams in the day-to-day category.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sheldon Richardson, who was drafted by the Jets in 2013 (the year he won DROY) and notched his first Pro Bowl season in New York in 2014, reflects on his personal growth since being traded away last year: "When Rex was with them I was doing pretty good for the most part making a name for myself in the league and after that, it's kind of self-inflicted wounds and just me not overcoming my personal battles in life that got me out of there and that changed everything around there. That's pretty much it and I pretty much grew from everywhere. At every phase of my life I grew from it. In Seattle, my time I spent there, I grew from that, not knowing where I was going to be this offseason. Just sitting down. You go for a year straight, you know what you're doing, you know what to expect and then you go and you don't know. You don't know where you're at, as far as you're career. And battling through that and landing in a good situation (in Minnesota), good team, good family-oriented guys, good coaching staff. Can't really beat it."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets practice report (early version): This is one banged-up team, especially at cornerback and wide receiver. Not spotted on the field: CB Trumaine Johnson (quad), CB Buster Skrine (concussion) and WR Terrelle Pryor (groin). And, of course, WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle) and S Marcus Maye (thumb) are out multiple games. Good news: WR Charone Peake (hamstring) returned to practice. RB Eli McGuire (foot), on injured reserve, also returned. McGuire (pictured) can't be activated until Week 9.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LT Kelvin Beachum spent his off day serving meals to seniors at the Food Bank for New York City. He also organized food donations in conjunction with World Food Day. "I've have had times in my life where suffered from food insecurity," Beachum said. "I feel strongly that no one should ever have to choose between paying their electric bill or putting food on the table. I know firsthand that community support goes a long way and is greatly appreciated. God has provided me an NFL platform to hopefully inspire others to join me in the fight to end hunger."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets today are working out former Titans WR Rishard Matthews, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. With Quincy Enunwa (ankle), Terrelle Pryor (groin) and Charone Peake (hamstring) dealing with injuries, the Jets are down to three healthy receivers. Matthews, 29, played three games with the Titans this season (three catches, 11 yards), but requested his release because he was unhappy with his number of targets. It was granted. He has 228 career catches for 3,147 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Sam Darnold, who faces Kirk Cousins on Sunday, said he followed the Cousins/free agency saga in March, knowing it could impact him in the draft. "I was definitely paying attention to Kirk ... and what he was doing free agent-wise and trying to see what team I could go to," Darnold said Monday. "Yeah, I was definitely thinking about all that stuff during the draft process." The Jets missed out on Cousins, leading them to Darnold. Said the rookie: "Yeah, everything worked out for the best, I think."

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Jets DC Rodgers medically cleared to resume job

New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers has been medically cleared and will return to the team after taking a 10-day leave of absence to address an undisclosed health issue.

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Source: Jets WR Enunwa, S Maye out 3 weeks

Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa, who leads the team in catches and yards, will be sidelined at least three weeks with a high-ankle sprain, a source confirmed Monday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets weekly stock watch: UP — PK Jason Myers (hit more 3s than Steph Curry), QB Sam Darnold (surgical), CB Mo Claiborne (first career pick-6), WR Jermaine Kearse (10 targets, nine catches), LB Darron Lee (nice hands); TE Chris Herndon (already a better downfield threat than Austin Seferian-Jenkins). DOWN — Red-zone offense (1-for-6), WR Quincy Enunwa (fumble, injury), C Spencer Long (hiccups with shotgun snaps).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets snap counts (defense): For all the talk of utilizing their cornerback depth with the injuries to Trumaine Johnson and Buster Skrine, the Jets played only three. It was a season-high percentage for rookie Parry Nickerson. Surprisingly, it was Terrence Brooks, not Doug Middleton, who replaced the injured Marcus Maye. It was a four-man rotation at outside linebacker. Henry Anderson's role continued to grow as rookie Nathan Shepherd continued to diminish — season-low in snaps for the rookie.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets snap counts (offense): Quincy Enunwa's second-quarter ankle injury resulted in an expanded role for Terrelle Pryor. All four tight ends saw action for the first time since Week 1. Durability note: After six games, not one of the starting linemen has missed a snap — unusual in the NFL.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CB Mo Claiborne scored on a pick-6 with 14:48 left in the first quarter — the fastest defensive TD in team history. He felt he was due after no interceptions last week despite getting his hands on a few balls. "‘I told ya'all.' That's what I was thinking," he said, referring to teammates who razzed him throughout the week.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets S Jamal Adams was hard on himself, saying, "I sucked." In fact, he said it a few times. He gave up at least two catches for 49 yards. "Outstanding catches, but for me, my standard is very high," he said. "I don't like to have passes caught on me." Adams said he must be "better with my eyes," adding, "I sucked, but we came out victorious, so I still smile."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers, battling an undisclosed health issue, made a surprise appearance in the locker room before the game. LB Jordan Jenkins said, "I was emotional about this game and (his presence) and gave me that extra incentive to win." Todd Bowles said Rodgers was "a casual observer" at the game, meaning he didn't coach. Bowles said Rodgers is awaiting medical test results; they may know tomorrow. "It was a big lift for him, just like it was a big lift for us," Bowles said of his friend's surprise visit.

Team Stats

Passing Yards210.227th
Rushing Yards130.37th
Points For27.511th
Points Against23.2Tied-13th

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2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(3)Sam DarnoldQBUSC
3(8)Nathan ShepherdDTFort Hays State
4(7)Chris HerndonTEMiami (FL)
6(5)Parry NickersonCBTulane
6(6)Folorunso FatukasiDTConnecticut
6(30)Trenton CannonRBVirginia State