The Jets are taking a huge chance having Lamont Jordan return kicks. He is still wearing a cast on his broken hand. No matter how much they minimize the risk, it is big. And the other reason this isn't a good idea is that Jordan isn't a very good kick returner. Remember he is a 230 pound power back, and those kind of runners usually don't make good kick returners. Most teams use scat back types like Chad Morton and Dante Hall on returns because they are more elusive. Kenyon Rambo looks like the better option, but the team doesn't feel he's ready. We will see how this works out . . .
The Jets have two roster spots open and were trying out more players on Friday . . .
With the injury to Sam Cowart, not only will Jason Glenn get extensive playing time, but we will also get to see Quincy Stewart for the first time at linebacker. Stewart is the Jets fastest linebacker and he could be a factor at the position next year. The Jets want to get younger and faster at linebacker, and Stewart is the type of speed player the Jets would like in the mix next year. It will be interesting to see how he does . . .
You will finally get a chance to see Kevin Lockett this Sunday. The former Chief and Jaguar receiver, who was signed after Wayne Chrebet was put on IR, has been inactive for every game as a Jet, but this week he will play due to the knee injury to Jon Carter. Lockett will play the slot on third down. He doesn't have great size, but he's very quick . . .
Quietly Ray Mickens has had a very good season, and is making a strong case to come back next year. He leads the team in passes defensed with 12, and the next person on the list has 6. He is also tackling very well. He has proved once again this year, that despite his size, he's an starting quality corner. So while Aaron Beasley might go, Mickens will probably stay . . .
According to a source close to the Jets, Ted Cottrell and Herman Edwards get a long fine, contrary to all the rumors. That doesn't mean Cottrell will be back, but the two men actually like each other. If there is a change, it will be because of philosophical differences . . .
It will be painful for Jets fans to watch #51 running around making plays for the Steelers. His name is James Farrior and he's having an outstanding season. The Steelers are loaded at linebacker with names like Kendrell Bell, Jason Gildon and Joey Porter. This might be the best group in the league. But from what we hear out of Pittsburgh, Farrior is playing the best of the four. The Jets made a huge mistake letting this guy go. He is just the type of speed linebacker Herman Edwards loves.
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