Punter Ben Graham has been somewhat inconsistent in practice. He will nail a 60-yard punt with a 5.0 hang-time, and then he will often shank the next kick. Once he develops some consistency, he could emerge as one of the NFL's best punters. He's got an amazing leg . . .
There was a lot of speculation that the Jets would wait until next week to sign free agent offensive tackle Scott Gragg. But they ended up signing him Tuesday night. From what we hear, they had no choice. There were a few other teams attempting to sign Gragg, so if they waited, they might have missed out on him. Dallas, New Orleans, Detroit and Pittsburgh were also pursuing him. Gragg has some offers during the summer, but he wasn't comfortable with them. Plus he was in no rush. He was hanging out on his 160-acre ranch in Stevensville, MT. He and his agent, Ken Staninger, would often discuss offers from teams while boating on a lake . . .
Justin Miller continues to struggle fielding punts. The root of his problem seems to be Graham, and the unorthodox lefty spin he puts on the ball. Miller will not return punts deep in Jets territory. That will be handled by Justin McCareins. It's possible Miller might get a chance if the Chiefs are punting from deep in their own territory. But whoever is returning for the Jets will be dealing with the same issues they face in practice because Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt is also a left-footed. The Chiefs punt returners are struggling catching his punts in practice . . .
The Jets have no players on their injury report, but some guys dealing with minor ailments are DE Trevor Johnson (knee), DT Dewayne Robertson (knee and hand), LB Kenyatta Wright (leg) and RB Cedric Houston (shoulder).
Robertson's broken right hand doesn't seem to be giving him much trouble. He was barely wearing any protection on it during practice, and he functions in the locker room as if the hand is a non-issue . . .
It looks like Queens might be emerging as a strong candidate to land the Jets new stadium.
"Queens is moving forward. but it's in the early stages," said a source close to the Jets. "Jersey is slowing down." . . .
"You have a whole lot of issues when you deal with these guys," said Herman Edwards. "We have to limit their production in the red zone and make them kick field goals."
And it looks like Chiefs quarterback Trent Green, who had leg surgery last week, won't be limited on Sunday.
"He's 100 percent," said Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil.
And a 100 percent Green is awfully dangerous. He should have gone to the Pro Bowl last year, but the Chiefs lousy record probably kept him out. He set a Chiefs record for passing yards despite playing with a banged up receiving corps. He sees the field very well, and has great poise. Green has been in the same offensive system his entire career, so he's amazingly comfortable in it.
Look for Green to target Law and Rhodes, who still aren't totally comfortable with the Jets defense . . .
It's hard to understand why the Jets kept guard Isaac Snell on the regular roster for five days before waiving him on Wednesday. His talent didn't change in less than a week. But then again, it was perplexing as to why he was on the regular roster to start. He is light years away from being able to play. He needs a year or two on the practice squad, which is where he will likely end up . . .
It's unlikely that newly signed wideout Dante Ridgeway will be ready to contribute on Sunday, so it's possible the team will dress just four wide receivers against Kansas City. But since they often line-up tight end Doug Jolley as a wideout, and he has 4.6 speed, he is essentially like a fifth wide receiver anyway . . .
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