Jets Win Preseason Opener

The New York Jets won their preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers 16 to 6…


Only two minor injuries to report from the game: DE Riley Kleinhesselink sprained his left ankle and SS Nick Ferguson sprained his wrist. Ferguson should be available for next Thursday's game against Baltimore. The injury to Kleinhesselink leaves the Jets very thin at the Defensive End spot, with John Abraham recovering from a severely sprained MCL…The Jets coaching staff was very high on the performance of DE DeAngelo Lloyd, who had a sack and a quarterback pressure last night. Lloyd was a free agent signing from NFL Europe…OT Kareem McKenzie gave up a sack in the first half to Kendrick Clancy. The coaches felt the reason for the sack was that McKenzie's stance was too wide, allowing Clancy to get inside of him…CB Jamie Henderson led the team with 9 tackles, two of which came on a goal line stand in the first quarter. Coach Herm Edwards said, "Jamie Henderson put on a clinic on how to tackle RB Jerome Bettis…Rookie safety Jon McGraw blew his coverage on a 49-yard reception by Terance Mathis…Jet Coaches were very pleased with the fact that the team only committed 2 penalties in the game, compared to 7 from the Steelers.

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