More changes to special teams

The Jets' special teams units have been hampered all season by injury and ineffectiveness, so head coach Herman Edwards and special teams coach Mike Westhoff will go back to the drawing board again for Sunday's game against Buffalo.

With Chad Morton out with a sprained ankle, starting cornerback Aaron Glenn will again become the Jets' top punt returner. Glenn briefly held the position in the preseason in between the injury to Santana Moss and the arrival of Morton from New Orleans.

"He's going to be OK," Edwards said. "He's done it in the preseason…and I think he'll be fine until Chad comes back. When [Glenn] catches his first ball [in a game], obviously, that'll help him gain more confidence as the game goes on."

And with the Jets' coverage units having allowed more than its share of big returns in the season's first three games, Edwards said Thursday he plans to place young players such as Jamie Henderson, Jason Glenn (Aaron's younger brother) and James Darling on coverage units.

"These kind of guys have to become core players for us [on special teams]," Edwards said. "That's what they're going to do, play a lot of [special] teams. I think we've improved there as far as athletic ability goes, [getting] guys that can run."

STILL CONFIDENT IN BECHT: Second-team tight end James Dearth saw some time with the first unit in Wednesday's practice, but Edwards said his faith in Anthony Becht hasn't wavered even after Becht dropped four passes Monday night against San Francisco.

"Anthony's done a good job, he's dropped a couple balls, but he's still going to be involved because he has a chance to be a good player," Edwards said. "He's probably had more balls thrown at him in the last two games than in his whole career."

With nine catches in three games. Becht is already more than halfway to his total of 16 catches in 14 games last season. He ranks second on the Jets in receptions behind Curtis Martin and is tied for first among receivers with Wayne Chrebet.

INJURY REPORT: Morton and Moss (knee) remain listed as out while both Damien Robinson (ankle) and Steve Martin (toe) remain listed as questionable.

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