Coles Misses Practice

Laveranues Coles was held out of practice on Thursday with a sore back, but was not added to the injury report and will start on Sunday.

This is the second week in a row Coles was held out of practice with a sore back.


Randy Thomas (ankle) practiced on Thursday and was upgraded from questionable to probable. Barring a setback, he will start on Sunday.

Herman Edwards was asked today if he had a problem with a coach trading a quarterback the caliber of Drew Bledsoe in the division.

"I have no comment on that one if I don't have to, and I don't think I have to," Edwards said.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has taken a lot of criticism for trading Bledsoe in the division.

The team is very happy with the progress of third round pick, tight end Chris Baker. His impressive work on the scout team earned him some playing time in the last few games. He actually replaced Anthony Becht in a series against Detroit. There are two reasons the Jets feel more comfortable putting Baker on the field more. First off, he's now well-versed in the West Coast offense. Secondly, his blocking has improved a lot since he first arrived.

Paul Hackett talked to the media on Thursday, and stressed the key to the West Coast offense is completion percentage. He says that in this system if you complete 65 percent of your passes you should win.

"We aren't concerned with who we throw the ball to, we are concerned with completing every pass," Hackett said.

Hackett said Wayne Chrebet and Laveranues Coles are seeing a lot of double coverage, and that should free up Santana Moss to do some damage. Moss had a great week of practice.

The Jets tried out two Arena League players in defensive end John McCall (Carolina) and defensive back Donvetis Franklin (New York). The team will consider signing these players after the upcoming Arena season.

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