Jets Notebook: Edwards still out, Massaquoi signed

Braylon Edwards had just 10 catches in three games in his stint with the Jets last season. Credit: Getty Images
Braylon Edwards has been working through injuries much of the preseason.
Credit: Getty Images

The Jets may be without veteran wide receiver Braylon Edwards in their third preseason game as he nurses a leg injury that held him out of practice Thursday.

Edwards ran with the second-team offense last Saturday against the Jaguars as the emergence of Stephen Hill has potentially usurped his role as a red-zone target and third-down wide receiver. He may not be a go for Saturday against the Giants.

Throughout training camp, Edwards has been held out of some sessions to rest ahead of the regular season.

“He’s had a little leg [injury],” head coach Rex Ryan said. “He’s also been on a pitch count.”

New wideout in the mix

Mike Garofolo of Fox Sports 1 reported on Thursday morning that the Jets signed wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, who was recently cut by the Jaguars. Massaquoi was a second-round pick of the Browns in 2009 and played in nine games for Cleveland last year with 17 catches for 254 yards and no touchdowns.

“With us, you bring in competition,” Ryan said. “It’s not a traditional signing in this stage of the game because you’re getting a veteran.”

Ryan hailed him as a high character player, likening him to Jerricho Cotchery, a long-time Jet who was a fan favorite for his work ethic and demeanor.

Gates on the mend

After taking a hit that sent him to the ground yesterday, wide receiver Clyde Gates practiced on Thursday with a wrap around his left shoulder. He told Metro he was able to practice with no limitations.

“I should be able to play,” Gates said of his availability for Saturday. “But that’s up to the coaches and other people, not me.”

In addition, quarterback Greg McElroy again practiced with a brace on his left knee and he told Metro he expects to dress for the third preseason game.

Cornerbacks Dee Milliner (calf) and Ellis Lankster (heel) also did not practice. Kenrick Ellis was a scratch as the nose tackle continues to rehab a lower back injury.

Follow Jets beat writer Kristian Dyer on Twitter @KristianRDyer.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Humans should thank ancient Scottish fish fossils for…

By Kate KellandLONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by ancient armored…

National

Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as…

By Irene KlotzNEW YORK (Reuters) - A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars…

Local

NYPD: Man found hanging in Brooklyn subway station

A man was found hanging inside a Brooklyn subway station on Saturday morning, police said. The man, who still had not been identified on Sunday,…

Local

Only church destroyed in 9/11 set to rebuild

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only house of worship destroyed during the terrorist attacks on 9/11, held a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday to start the…

Going Out

Watch home cooks try to impress Tom Colicchio…

Is what you’re making for dinner tonight good enough to serve “Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio? That’s the standard that some of the city’s best…

Television

‘Homeland’ recap: Season 4, Episode 4 ‘Iron in…

Carrie Mathison, what are you doing?! Don’t seduce virgins! More on that later: Lots of crazy stuff went down on the "Iron in the Fire" ep of "Homeland"!

Movies

Box office: Brad Pitt kills Nazis, also Nicholas…

This weekend, Brad Pitt's second WWII movie, "Fury," rolled into the lead, while the latest Nicholas Sparks movie, "The Best of Me," got little love.

Gossip

Blake Lively's pregnancy cravings are too weird to…

Find out what Blake Lively is rumored to send husband Ryan Reynolds to the store for.

College

College football AP Top 25 rankings: Mississippi State…

College football AP Top 25 rankings: Mississippi State holds off FSU

NHL

NHL Power Rankings: Sharks, Canadiens, Blackhawks out in…

NHL Power Rankings: Sharks, Canadiens, Blackhawks out in front

NFL

DeMarco Murray carries Cowboys to win over Giants

The Giants knew they would need to stop DeMarco Murray if they were going to leave Dallas with a win. It didn't matter.

NFL

Jets trade for wide receiver Percy Harvin: Report

According to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, the Jets have sent a conditional draft pick to the Seahawks for wide receiver Percy Harvin.

Wellbeing

Gabby Bernstein: The 3 questions I always get

For the last decade, I’ve been writing self-help books and preaching the Gospel of Gabby to audiences throughout the world. And no matter what country…

Wellbeing

Health News: 5K for lung cancer, free yoga,…

Get some fresh air to benefit lung cancer research On Friday, the first-ever Brooklyn Free to Breathe Run/Walk will take place Oct. 26 at Cadman Plaza…

Education

Can these two college students come up with…

Two Atlanta college students say they have an idea for a simple test that would quickly diagnosis the Ebola virus - and it all started…

Education

Chances are, the average college student isn't taking…

As a bachelor’s degree becomes more expensive than ever, one new report is criticizing colleges for the content of those pricey educations. The American Council…