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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have signed WR Quincy Adeboyejo, the team announced. The 6-3 receiver has played in one NFL (Ravens). Add another Quincy to the receiving corps. They waived WR J.J. Jones.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: C Ryan Kalil (pictured) will make his preseason debut Saturday night against the Saints. He will play about a quarter. LG Kelechi Osemele (pec) and RG Brian Winters (shoulder) won't play. They did individual drills today and are on pace to start the opener. CB Trumaine Johnson (hamstring) made an appearance on the practice field, but only stretching — a minor step in his recovery. His Week 1 status is very much in doubt.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Brandon Copeland, who is eligible to practice during his four-game PED suspension, didn't practice Thursday because of a thumb injury that occurred Wednesday, per Adam Gase. There was no sign of him in the locker room, either. Said Gase: "He's one of the guys in the locker room who tries to do everything right. It's an unfortunate situation. I know it's tough for him to deal with." Gase said they knew a suspension was likely coming. That, he said, factored into the decision to use Copeland with the backups in the first two games.

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Jets' Bell: 'Need' teammates to hit me in practice

Jets running back Le'Veon Bell, who is being held out of preseason games as a precaution, wants to get his body acclimated to contact before Week 1 and is asking his teammates to tackle him in practice.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell says he's cool with the decision not to play in the preseason. The downside: "I really hate watching Sam (Darnold) play because I want to be out there with him ... I know how special he is." Bell says Darnold has the ability to make throws that are "not normal."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough week for the Jets' linebacking corps: First, Avery Williamson (season-ending knee injury), now Brandon Copeland (four-game PED suspension). Copeland wasn't a lock to make the team, evidenced by his fourth-quarter appearance in Atlanta. That said, he's been getting some first-team work this week. This hurts their depth and special teams (he played on the PR and KOR units). It may explain why they signed LB Stephone Anthony. The Jets have a solid OLB in Jordan Jenkins. Their other OLB spot is shaky. What about rookie Jachai Polite? He's on the third team, struggling in his first camp.

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Jets LB Copeland suspended 4 games by NFL

Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

As usual, Drew Brees will see his only preseason action in this third game Saturday against the Jets. Brees said he is fine playing so little in the preseason — but he wants it to be "quality" work. He even embraces the idea of facing aggressive Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who isn't afraid of heavy blitzing in preseason games.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have signed LB Stephone Anthony, who was released Sunday by the Falcons. Anthony (6-3, 245) was the Saints' first-round pick in 2015. He was traded to the Dolphins in 2017 and played under Adam Gase. The Jets have been in the linebacker market since losing Avery Williamson last Thursday to a season-ending knee injury. In 50 games, he has 150 tackles and one sack. To make room for Anthony, they waived S Santos Ramirez.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets claimed S Derrick Kindred on waivers from the Colts. He will get an opportunity to compete for the No. 4 safety job, behind Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye and Rontez Miles. Kindred played last season for DC Gregg Williams in Cleveland. He played a lot — 474 snaps on defense, 302 on special teams. A fourth-round pick in 2016, he has 148 tackles and two INTs.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets RB Ty Montgomery wasn't comparing Sam Darnold to former teammate Aaron Rodgers, whom he considers one of the best QBs to ever play, but he said Darnold's ability to extend plays reminds him of Rodgers. "To be honest, there's a level of comfort for me, coming from Green Bay," he said. "With a guy like Aaron Rodgers, that was a lot of his bread and butter, extending plays." He said Darnold has that same skill. Montgomery said, "I'm always ready and I'm expecting Sam to be able to do anything with his arm."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Tuesday practice observations: 1.) Le'Veon Bell had no fewer than 16 touches. Since he's not playing in the games, they want to get him plenty of reps in practice. 2) P Matt Darr was the holder for the first time, replacing P Lach Edwards. That may not bode well for Edwards in the punting competition. 3.) Most of the practice was devoted to game prep for Saturday against the Saints. 4.) C Ryan Kalil, in only his second practice, yielded to Jonotthan Harrison for a few plays. Kalil is working his way into shape.

Mike Clay ESPN Writer 

Since he was drafted in 2015, Jamison Crowder has been short of the sticks on a position-high 62.3% of his 321 career targets (min 150 targets). Of course, 271 of those targets came from super-conservative Kirk Cousins. Sam Darnold ranked 4th in aDOT last season, so it will be interesting to see if Crowder gets a few more downfield looks. #Jets

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Jets' Gase blames self for Williamson's torn ACL

Jets coach Adam Gase blames himself for playing Avery Williamson late into the second quarter of Thursday's preseason game. After Williamson suffered a season-ending injury, Gase decided running back Le'Veon Bell won't play in the preseason.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

C Ryan Kalil, who signed Aug. 1, made his practice debut Sunday night before a few thousand fans at MetLife Stadium. Kalil, who worked with the starters, had a couple of bad shotgun snaps. Kalil admitted he's not in football shape and still has a lot to learn about the terminology.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury update: S Marcus Maye (shoulder) practiced fully for the first time and is "trending" toward making his preseason debut on Saturday, per Adam Gase. LG Kelechi Osemele (pec) and RG Brian Winters (shoulder) will sit out this week. RT Brandon Shell (knee) is not seriously injured. He should return soon. CB Trumaine Johnson (hamstring) is targeting Week 1. Not an injury, but RB Le'Veon Bell won't play in the preseason, Gase announced.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Adam Gase expressed regret for the Avery Williamson injury, saying, "It's on me." Give him credit for owning it, but also know this: In a situation like this, a coach is mindful of the locker-room temperature. You can bet some players were questioning why Williamson, a popular player, was the only starter in the game so late in the first half. Clearly, Gase wanted to take the bullet. And he did.

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