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News » New York Jets Notes, Quotes 2008-09-30


New York Jets Notes, Quotes 2008-09-30


New York Jets Notes, Quotes 2008-09-30
--Jesse Chatman spent the past four weeks working out with a personal trainer and being a volunteer assistant coach at Morristown (N.J.) High School. Finally on Monday, he was back in the NFL.


The veteran running back returned to the Jets after being suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on steroids and related substances. He will practice this week and next and is eligible to play against Cincinnati on Oct. 12.

Chatman wasn't allowed to practice or take part in team meetings while he was suspended.

"It feels good," Chatman said. "The team accepted me with open arms. The organization accepted me. So I'm just ready to roll, put everything behind me and just move forward."

When Chatman was suspended last month, his agent, Brett Tessler, said that he "never tested positive for a steroid or any other performance-enhancing drug." Chatman said he tested positive for a diuretic that could be used as a masking agent. He said the substance was "something I never even heard of.

"The public is going to think what they're going to think," he added, "but hopefully they'll know that I'm not a cheater. I never have been."

The Jets will get a roster exemption for Chatman to begin practicing this week but must make a move next week to make room for him on the 53-man roster.

--Punter Ben Graham was released for the second time in less than two weeks. Graham was cut on Sept. 16, but re-signed five days later when it became obvious that punter Reggie Hodges, signed to replace him, would be unable to punt against San Diego because of a hamstring injury. Apparently, the Jets believe Hodges will be ready to punt against the Bengals on Oct. 12. Coach Eric Mangini indicated that Graham didn't have enough hang time on his punts.

To fill his roster spot, the Jets re-signed guard Will Montgomery, who had been waived last week. They also waived wide receiver Paul Raymond from the practice squad.

--Calvin Pace had a chance to get together with some old friends Sunday. In fact, he had that chance on numerous occasions, as the former Cardinal had six tackles, including a strip-sack against his old teammates in a 56-35 Jets victory.

"It was kind of funny," the linebacker said of the experience. "It was good to see the guys and to actually be able to go against them, to actually be able to tackle them and actually be able to hit Kurt (Warner), it was crazy. (But) like I told you before, after awhile it was like I was playing (any other) team."

Pace, who signed with the Jets in March as a free agent, played with Warner the past three seasons. So he wasn't surprised when the veteran rebounded from a miserable first half to guide Arizona to three third-quarter touchdowns.

"You can hit (Warner), talk to him, intercept him," Pace said, "and he's still going to come back and he's going to keep fighting. ... I've got a lot of respect for that guy."

--Nose tackle Kris Jenkins, who sat out the final three quarters of the Jets' loss to San Diego on Monday night, returned to action Sunday in a big way. He pressured Warner into an interception by free safety Eric Smith, and he blocked a 37-yard field-goal attempt by Neil Rackers. Both plays set up Jets' touchdown drives.

"I just ran the snapper over," Jenkins said of the blocked kick. "I ran over him, got some push and put my hand up. I have a beauty mark, but it's going away."

Jenkins, who displayed a welt on his left arm, said he injured his back in practice before the Chargers game. He said he was too "stubborn" to have it checked before the game.

"I should have gone into the training room and I should've had it looked at, but I didn't do that. That's why it caught up to me on Monday night. ... After the adrenaline stops (Sunday), I'm going to be hurting, but whatever I can do to help my team win."



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Added: September 30, 2008

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