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News » New York Jets Notes, Quotes 2008-10-30


New York Jets Notes, Quotes 2008-10-30


New York Jets Notes, Quotes 2008-10-30
--After placing RB Jesse Chatman on injured reserve because of a left knee injury, the Jets signed Marcus Mason off the Baltimore practice squad. He led the NFL in rushing during the 2008 preseason, with 317 yards for Washington.


"He's a guy that we looked at right at the end of training camp where you have that period where you can claim some guys," coach Eric Mangini said. "We didn't put the claim in at that point, knowing that Jesse would be back after four games. We liked a lot of the things that he had done in the preseason. He led the NFL in rushing in the preseason. He played on multiple special teams. There were a lot of positive things on tape that we liked. We liked him at that point. This was an opportunity to bring him here and get to know him, put him in our system, see what he can do on (special) teams and see what he can do as a running back."

--QB Erik Ainge's rookie season is over. The fifth-round draft pick, who hadn't appeared in a game since the preseason finale against Philadelphia on Aug. 28, was placed on injured reserve by the Jets on Tuesday with a right foot injury.

Coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday that the foot was a pre-existing injury with Ainge, a fifth-round pick from Tennessee, and indicated that it flared up last week. Ainge still will attend quarterback meetings but won't be able to practice.

When asked if he believed Ainge had learned anything so far, Mangini said, "I definitely do. I really feel that what he does from now on is just as important as what he did while he was active. ... He'll be responsible for all of the information and all of the questions, all of the same things he was doing."

--The Jets' handling of concussions has come under scrutiny recently. Both WR Laveranues Coles and SS Eric Smith suffered concussions at Oakland, yet both started one week later against Kansas City. Coles caught the game-winning touchdown pass, but Smith was removed from the game after suffering a glancing blow to his head.

"We have an extensive process in place," Mangini said. "I am very confident with the competency of our doctors. The point I was stressing last week as well, is we're going to err on the side of safety. Last week (against Kansas City), when we were in that situation, we did take him out and didn't take a chance with it. I believe in the doctors. They know a lot more than I'll ever know. I have faith in what they do."

When asked if Smith will play this week against the Bills, Mangini said, "It's Wednesday, so we'll go through the week. That's why we spend so much time and have hired the people that we've hired. It's their expertise. It's their judgment. I don't have the background to make that decision."

BY THE NUMBERS: 10 -- Consecutive road games lost by the Jets, including a Jan. 2007 playoff loss to New England, at road venues other than Miami, where there are always plenty of transplanted New Yorkers on hand.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "They've got the wind going on up there. It's about that time of year. It will be fun." -- LG Alan Faneca, on playing at Buffalo.



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Added: October 30, 2008

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