Jets Look to Get Moss More Involved

Since his five-catch, 100-yard breakout game against Minnesota, Santana Moss has been missing from the Jet offense. With the biggest game of the season coming up on Sunday, the Jets are trying to figure out how to get Moss involved.

"We've got to give him the ball," said Herman Edwards bluntly. "Every week you go in with a plan of getting them all involved, but the problem is, if you don't have enough plays, and you don't have a lot of possessions, you can't get them all involved. We have to do a better job defensively of getting off the field, and giving our offense a better ability to get the ball and score some points."


The Jets have been using Moss primarily on go routes downfield, but should consider using him on slants and short patterns, and letting him use his speed to create yards after the catch. But the fact still remains that Moss is the third receiver on the team, and third receivers don't get many balls thrown their way.


You have to also question the Jets future intentions. With Laveranues Coles breaking out, and Wayne Chrebet recently given a long-term contract extension, where does Moss fit in? Moreover, why make Moss a first-round selection in the NFL draft, if you have two receivers ahead of him. Obviously the Jets did not realize Coles' potential, and figured on Moss working his way into the number one or two receiver spot, along with Chrebet.


The Jets signed RB Jonathan Reese to the practice squad today and waived TE Daniel Wilcox. Reese was on the Jets preseason roster, but was waived before the season started.


Several Jets are banged up and did not practice today. Curtis Martin, Wayne Chrebet, John Abraham, and Dave Szott all sat out of Wednesday's practice with various injuries, but all are listed as probable and expected to play on Sunday. LaMont Jordan returned to practice today for the first time since spraining his ankle against Denver two weeks ago. Jordan was inactive last week against Chicago, but is listed as probable for Sunday's game against New England.

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