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Brian Winters struggles for Jets

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – If there was a weak link on the New York Jets offensive line last week in a 31-24 loss to Green Bay. It was left guard Brian Winters. He missed a few key blocking assignments, letting pressure in to rattle quarterback Geno Smith.

“There’s a couple plays that got away from me obviously,” Winters said. “After that I went back and looked at the film and made some corrections.”

Now, as the Jets prepare to meet Chicago and former Jets lineman Matt Slauson, Winters works to correct the issues that cropped up last week.

“Well, he has had some real good outings and then that one obviously wasn’t great for him,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “I know he had a dislocated finger or something and then came back out there. And that 76 [Mike Daniels] is a pretty good player. He kind of reminds me of that kid from Cincinnati, Geno Atkins. So he had his hands full with him. But again I am confident in Brian.”

Winters is getting treatment on the injury to his left hand each day at the team’s facility. He played with the injury last Sunday.

“Dislocated both my fingers,” Winters said. “Taped them together and went back in.”