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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets final injury report: Sam Darnold is good to go, but there are questions about his O-line. Both right tackles, George Fant and Chuma Edoga, are doubtful. Conor McDermott may have to start. There's also some question about LG Alex Lewis.

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DT Quinnen Williams leads the NFL with three roughing-the-passer penalties. Asked about the penalties, Williams didn't seem to think it was a big deal, saying he hasn't had one in four games (actually, it's three). He noted that he has tried to lower his strike zone.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB Jordan Jenkins says they've prepared for both Miami QBs, Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Tua is listed as questionable with a thumb injury on his throwing hand. DC Gregg Williams says he has "a lot of good info" on Tua, gathered through his friendship with Alabama coach Nick Saban and from pre-draft film study. Williams says he often gets asked to evaluate college QBs because of his background as a QB.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Noteworthy in-game adjustment last week by DC Gregg Williams: Played more man-to-man in the second half vs the Chargers because he felt rookie CBs Bryce Hall and Lamar Jackson got more comfortable as the game progressed. He also may have adjusted out of necessity, as Justin Herbert passed for 277 yards in the first half. He said man-to-man allows them to be "more stingy" on defense. Played man-to-man 56% in first half, 75% in second, per ESPN Stats.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets OC Dowell Loggains on the play-calling dynamic between him and Adam Gase: "I give him a play number (off the play sheet) and he calls the play in (to the QB)." Loggains says Gase "got to be a head coach because of his success on offense ... and he can get as involved as he wants to be." They made the switch to Loggains in Week 7. Since then, the Jets are 31st in yards and 30th in scoring.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: QB Sam Darnold took another step toward starting Sunday, as he was upgraded to "full" practice. Barring a setback tomorrow, he should be cleared to face the Dolphins.

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Cowboys strength coach Markus Paul, 54, dies

Cowboys strength and conditioning coordinator Markus Paul, who was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning after experiencing a medical emergency, has died, the team announced Wednesday. He was 54.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

G Greg Van Roten said the league's new intensive COVID-19 protocols are "pretty weird." Today was the first day the Jets were impacted during game prep. Van Roten said he was home for virtual meetings in the morning, went to the facility for practice, then went home for more meetings. Van Roten said it's "different," but "another obstacle we have to figure out how to overcome together."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: The headline is that Sam Darnold returned to practice and took all the first-team reps, per Joe Flacco. The key is how his shoulder responds tomorrow. Barring a setback, Darnold is trending toward a start on Sunday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Joe Flacco, who got only scout-team reps today with Sam Darnold back at practice, said the team is doing a good job of handling the frustration of losing. Asked what the locker room might be like if they win a game, the former Super Bowl MVP said, "You don't want to act like it's the Super Bowl or anything, but we do want to go get a win....When that time comes, I'm sure it will be raw emotion."

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Amazing Logan Ryan was unsigned until mid-summer. The kind of guy you want on your team and can play. "We've got 3 wins. We're confident but nobody in this building should be overconfident," he said. Later added on Bengals QB Brandon Allen: "I want to know what kind of bubble gum he likes. I'm one of those guys."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury update: Aside from QB Sam Darnold (shoulder), who returns to practice, the key injury is RT George Fant (knee/ankle). He's not practicing today. It looks like RT Chuma Edoga (ankle) will get the start; he's limited in practice. TE Chris Herndon (back) is limited; it's more precautionary than anything. WR Breshad Perriman (shoulder) also is limited.

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