Pace will have foot surgery that reportedly will sideline him four to six weeks. He missed the first four games in 2009 because of a suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
The Jets' first six opponents this season:
Week 1 Baltimore Ravens
Week 2 New England Patriots
Week 3 at Miami Dolphins
Week 4 at Buffalo Bills
Week 5 Minnesota Vikings
Week 6 at Denver Broncos
Week 7 Bye
Coles is expected to retire. He was brought in to compensate for Santonio Holmes' four-game suspension to start the upcoming season.
Apparently, head coach Rex Ryan couldn't count on Wright after imploring him in last week's "Hard Knocks" episode. Ryan, upon learning defensive lineman Ropati Pitoitua had torn his Achilles tendon against the Carolina Panthers, approached Wright on the sideline.
"Hey, you going to make this [expletive] team?" Ryan said to Wright. "This kid just tore his [expletive] Achilles. Or do I need to pick somebody else up?"