The Jets don't want to risk hurting Abraham by having him play too much after reporting just two weeks before the opener. Often, training camp holdouts end up getting hurt, so you have to ease them into things slowly . . .
"I don't think the atmosphere will bother him, he played in front of 100,000 people in college," said Edwards. "I told him it was going to be like Michigan." . . .
It's important for the Jets offense to win the time of possession battle with the Chiefs, so they keep Kansas City's high-powered offense off the field.
"If (Chiefs quarterback) Trent Green is on the sideline, he can't do any harm," said Jets offensive coordinator Mike Heimderdinger . . .
The key is establishing tailback Curtis Martin on the ground.
"When's he's running the ball, our offense is controlling the game," said Edwards . . .
The Jets roster is now at 51 players, two below the limit, with today's release of cornerback Lamont Reid. But they don't intend on filling those two extra spots this week, according to a team source. But that could change . . .
Jets defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson, who is nursing a broken hand, will likely wear a cast on the hand in Kansas City.
The Jets first year starter at right tackle, Adrian Jones, will be attemping to get a lot of extra tickets to this game. Not only is this is pro start, but he went to school at the University of Kansas.