Coles was scheduled to fly from Atlanta to New York on Wednesday morning, but his flight was cancelled. So he was put on a 4 p.m. flight. Once his plane lands, he will be driven over to the office of Jets team doctor Elliot Pellman in Lake Success, N.Y. to take a physical. If his problematic right big toe passes the test, the Moss-Coles deal should become official.
The Jets have already scheduled a conference call with reporters from 7:15 to 7:30 p.m. this evening. This plan was made even before the doctor's visit. So it stands to reason that the Jets don't see Coles' toe ailment as a deal killer. They likely wouldn't have spent the last few weeks re-negotiating Coles' contract if the toe was going to potentially disrupt the trade.
Redskins coach Joe Gibbs believes that Coles should have surgery on the toe, which has developed arthritis. Coles needed cortisone shots to play on the toe last season. Coles doesn't want to have surgery because he feels it could threaten his career.
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