Nick Bellore injured

Nick Bellore left Thursday night’s game after injuring his calf. He will not return.

Game Recap: Eagles 37 – Jets 7

Result: The Jets lost to the Eagles by the score of 37-7 on Thursday night in Philadelphia in their preseason finale.

Need to Know: After Michael Vick made the ceremonial start and exited after one snap, Matt Simms entered and went 7-for-17 for 121 yards. Alex Green led the rushing attack with 9 carries for 34 yards. TE Chris Pantale had 3 receptions for 74 yards. Tajh Boyd started the second half at QB and went 7-for-12 for 92 yards and had 3 rushes for 16 yards. Battling to make the team at WR, Stephen Hill had one catch for 13 yards.

LB Nick Bellore left the game due to injury and did not return.

Game Ball: Boyd, who had a solid second half at QB.

Links: Recap | Stats

What’s Next: The Jets open the regular season on September 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET against the Raiders at MetLife Stadium.


Gamethread: Jets at Eagles, 7 p.m.

Game: The Jets and Eagles play their final preseason game before the regular season on Thursday night in Philly.

Time: 7 p.m. on CBS

What to Watch: It will be interesting to watch who plays cornerback and how they do heading into the regular season. Ellis Lankster and LeQuan Lewis are expected to start.

Six of the nine receivers are expected to make the final cut. Which six will it be? Greg Salas, Stephen Hill and Clyde Gates are all on the bubble.

In the backup QB department, Michael Vick returns to Philly, but won’t to play much according to Rex Ryan. For the Eagles, Mark Sanchez is not expected to suit up and face his old team.

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TheJetsBlog Podcast: This preseason wrap is not AWOL

Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett put a wrap on the preseason, chatting Dimitri Patterson, other CB options, and the future of Stephen Hill. Also, the final Unit Preview comes down on the signal callers.

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  • Dimitri Patterson, CBs, Stephen Hill, etc
  • Unit Preview: QBs (23:15)

Patterson issues statement

Dimitri Patterson issued a statement:

“As it relates to my whereabouts and me missing for 48 hours without being seen or heard from me or my representative is completely false. My agent reached out to the Jets organization multiple times several hours prior to Friday night’s game. My commitment to the Jets organization and to my teammates has never been an issue and never will be an issue. As it relates to the rumors about my frustration in regards to the depth chart is totally and completely false. In nine years I have never had control over the depth chart.”

(via Josina Anderson)

Daily Links: Bollinger Bowl Time

  • Jets QB Coach Threatened to “Castrate” Matt Simms Over Future Salsa Celebrations [The Big Lead]
  • Vick Expected To Get Hero’s Welcome In His Return To Philadelphia [WFAN]
  • Greg Salas surprises Rex Ryan with how he’s ‘bought into’ playing on special teams [The Star-Ledger]
  • Jets coaches praise Michael Vick for aiding Geno Smith [Newsday]
  • Eagles vs. Jets: Three things to watch [Metro]

Forget snub: Vick is ‘all good’ with Cooper

Michael Vick’s representatives said the quarterback’s relationship with Riley Cooper was “all good” and that the former teammates spoke Wednesday, a day before the Jets wrap up the preaseason against the Eagles in Philadelphia (Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 27).

Tuesday, Vick told ESPN he was unhappy that Cooper didn’t return a text during the offseason. Vick, who spent the past five seasons with the Eagles, came to Cooper’s defense last year after a video surfaced of Cooper using a racial slur at a concert.

Some Eagles were unhappy with Vick’s support of Cooper, who began camp as an outcast. But Cooper went on to have a successful season and signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Eagles, who made the playoffs after Nick Foles replaced Vick as the starting quarterback.

Report: Cops had to restrain Saunders during seizure

Rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders had to be physically restrained by three police officers the morning of Aug. 15 during a seizure after his car went off the road, according to documents obtained by (, Aug. 27)

“Subject suffered a medical event . . . and needed to be restrained for his safety,” the three Florham Park, N.J., officers wrote in the reports obtained by

Saunders was driving to the Jets facility to join the team for trip to Cincinnati for a preseason game when his car crossed over the oncoming northbound lanes and stopped on the side of the road. The incident report obtained by said one officer, whose name was redacted, was taken to Morristown Medical Center for evaluation for an injury sustained during the incident. He was later released.

No charges have been sought against Saunders, who has been medically cleared and is expected to play Thursday in the Jets final preseason game at Philadelphia.

Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters Monday that Saunders had a seizure, but wasn’t more specific. An anxious Saunders told reporters doctors warned him he could have more seizures. “Anybody that loves me should be worried,” he said (Post, Aug. 25)

SNY’s Jeane Coakley answering your Jets questions

SNY’s Jeane Coakley answered your New York Jets questions on SNY’s Facebook page. Here’s what she had to say…

10590566_955251701168565_8281367372522374634_nJustin: Can the Jets make the playoffs?

Jeane: I definitely think they can. They have the talent.

Aaron: Are the Jets going to have special packages for Michael Vick?

Jeane: I wouldn’t be surprised but don’t expect what we saw a couple of years ago with Tebow/Sanchez. Geno is the starter and Vick is the backup.

Christian: Who is the favorite WR to start opposite Eric Decker?

Jeane: Right now, I think it’s David Nelson.

James: Will Decker be a big factor in the offense? It should help Geno, but will the Jets rely on the run first mentality or will they start throwing the ball like the rest of the NFL?

Jeane: I think Decker can/will be a big factor. I also think the Jets will be running the ball a lot…they have a solid backfield with Johnson, Ivory and Powell.

For the full Q&A, visit SNY on Facebook.

Make sure to see her reports on the New York Jets on GEICO SportsNite at 10:30 p.m.

He waited his whole life for this…