New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Inactive tonight for the Jets: RB Matt Forte, WR Lucky Whitehead, WR Marquess Wilson, CB Xavier Coleman, LB Lorenzo Mauldin, LB Frank Beltre, WR Quincy Enunwa and WR Dan Williams. No surprises here.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Esto es parte de lo que nos dijo el dirigente Joe Girardi sobre remover a Aroldis Chapman de su rol como cerrador de los Yankees: "Ha estado batallando durante los últimos 10 días, dos semanas. Y pienso que lo mejor que podemos hacer para que pueda retomar el buen camino es moverlo en su rol un poco hasta que le comience a ir bien de nuevo; una vez retome el buen camino como creo que sucederá, entonces hay una buena probabilidad de que lo pondré de nuevo en el rol de cerrador. Traté de explicarle lo importante que es él para nosotros. Y que creemos en él y que está pasando por un momento difícil y tenemos que ayudarlo a retomar el buen camino. Y así será. La ley de promedios nos dice que así será. Es un poco parecido a lo que sucede con un bateador cuando pasa por un mal momento en el plato. Con el tiempo las cosas regresan a su nivel. Creo que vendrá un buen momento para él, realmente creo en eso."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Yankees manager Joe Girardi said about removing Aroldis Chapman from the closer role: "He's been scuffling for the last 10 days, two weeks. And I just thought for us to get him on track maybe the best way would be to move him around a little bit until he gets going and then when we get him going like I believe he will get going there's a good chance I'll put him right back in that closer's role. I tried to stress to him how important he is to us. And that we believe in him and he's just going through a hard time and we need to get him right. And he'll get right. The law of averages is he's going to get right. It's kind of like a hitter when they go through slumps. Over time it's going to even out. I think he's got a good run coming up, I really believe that."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple of challenges tonight for the Jets: The Lions play at a fast pace -- they used a lot of no-huddle last week -- so that will test the Jets' ability to communicate on defense and get lined up quickly. The offense will have to deal with crowd noise at Ford Field. It won't be regular-season loud, but it could put some stress on the offense. They practiced all week with artificial crowd noise.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants statement on Michael Bowie who court records show has been charged with domestic assault and battery in Oklahoma. He won't make trip to Cleveland.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets rookie report: WR ArDarius Stewart is off to a slow start in training camp, perhaps because he's still working his way into shape. Remember, he missed most of the offseason with groin and thumb injuries that required surgery. The Jets have high expectations for their third-round pick, but he hasn't stood out on the practice field. WR Chad Hansen (fourth round) has made more plays than Stewart. Today, he outmuscled CB Juston Burris on a 50-50 ball. In theory, Hansen and Stewart should be able to secure roles in this young and unproven receiving corps, but they'll need to rally.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles didn't name his quarterback rotation for Saturday night, but the expectation is that Josh McCown and Christian Hackenberg will get most of the work. McCown and Hackenberg shared first-team reps today, as usual. Look for McCown to start. He played only nine snaps last week, so he needs work and continuity with the first-team offense.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: LB Lorenzo Mauldin aggravated a back injury, didn't practice and won't play Saturday night, per Todd Bowles. RB Matt Forte (hamstring) also won't play. RB Bilal Powell (neck), who has been practicing, will make his debut against the Lions. WR Quincy Enunwa (neck), out for the season, has opted for surgery. WR Daniel Williams (concussion) is out.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian Hackenberg gets the first QB reps in what is a game plan-oriented practice (game on Saturday). Interesting.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

No practice again for Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring), who has missed 2+ weeks. Obviously, he won't play Saturday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB Lorenzo Mauldin appeared in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday morning for his scheduled arraignment on a misdemeanor assault charge, but there was a delay because prosecutors weren't ready to file paperwork, according to reports. No new court date was set. Mauldin is accused of punching a 22-year-old Queens man in the face during a nightclub confrontation on April 2. After court in the morning, Mauldin returned to the Jets and practiced.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DL Leonard Williams said the events of Charlottesville, and the aftermath, haven't come up in locker-room discussions. He shares a few thoughts on the issue.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Updating the Jets' QB competition: Presumptive starter Josh McCown got the bulk of the reps in practice. It was a solid day for McCown (37 reps), who completed 18 of 28 passes, with two touchdowns. He threw an interception on the final play of practice (Marcus Maye), a desperation throw with time running out. Christian Hackenberg (28 reps) was 10-for-19, with a touchdown and an interception. Bryce Petty (13 reps) was 7-for-11, with a touchdown. Bottom line: Not a whole lot has changed. We're almost three weeks into camp, and it's still McCown's job.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets play of the day: Enjoying his best day of training camp, WR Robby Anderson made a leaping, one-handed grab on a deep sideline pass by Bryce Petty. Later, Anderson scored twice in a red-zone period. Clearly, he's their No. 1 receiver, and it's not even close. Early in practice, Charone Peake and Jalin Marshall had bad drops. Marshall's drop came on a perfectly thrown deep ball by Christian Hackenberg. This receiving group is young and inconsistent.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: RB Matt Forte remained out of team drills, nursing a hamstring injury. Don't expect him to play Saturday night against the Lions. RB Bilal Powell practiced fully for the second straight day after a neck injury, and was more involved in the offense. WR Marquess Wilson (hip) sat out for the second straight day.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR/PR Lucky Whitehead will have surgery to repair his broken foot, per Todd Bowles. No word on the timetable, he said, but it doesn't appear to be a season-ending injury.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' young receiving corps is working on "pick" plays under the supervision of OC John Morton and WRs coach Karl Dorrell. Which receiver will step up opposite Robby Anderson?

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have re-signed WR Kenbrell Thompkins, who played with them in 2015 and was cut last preseason. They waived/injured S Doug Middleton (torn pectoral).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a case of one former Jets quarterback (Ryan Fitzpatrick) tweaking another (Mark Sanchez): On last night's episode of "Hard Knocks," Bucs QBs Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston are chatting in the locker room at halftime. Fitzpatrick tells him to grab a hot dog. "I've never seen a hot dog in here," Winston says. Fitzpatrick tells him they're in the back room, adding, "Just don't do a 'Sanchez' and eat one on the sideline." Winston: "He had one on the sideline?" Fitz: "Respect the game."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have announced the creation of the New York Jets Fan Hall of Fame, debuting this season. Dedicated fans will be chosen via an annual selection process, coordinated by Jets personnel, legends and a fan vote. Fans can nominate themselves or be nominated through a third party. The inaugural class will feature three inductees; they will be honored at halftime of the final home game this season. And, yes, they will receive a commemorative jacket.

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