Jets odds and ends [11:44 AM]
Bergen Record reports: 'But actually, things may be changing rapidly. Pennington's return has unofficially been advanced from Game 10 at Indianapolis (at the time of his Aug. 23 surgery) to perhaps Game 7 at Philadelphia. Is it out of the question to ask whether Pennington, making progress by leaps and bounds, will be available if needed for the Jets' next game after Buffalo, at Houston? That's the question Edwards will have to tackle beginning Monday.'
Awkward position for heir apparent [11:43 AM]
Middletown Times Herald-Record reports: 'Jordan is a guy who was tabbed for stardom when the Jets nabbed him in the second round of the 2001 NFL draft, a guy who is the all-time leading rusher at the University of Maryland, one of only four ACC players to run for over 4,000 yards. Yet he only has 10 carries in the Jets' first four games this year.'
Isn't That Special [11:42 AM]
Amarillo Globe News reports: '"I wish I knew as much about special teams when I was with the Buffalo Bills as I do now," he said. "It's such an important area that I decided to take it over after last season."'
Bills face prospect of facing Jets without Moulds [11:41 AM]
AP reports: '''Drew Bledsoe is one of the better quarterbacks. They have a good group of receivers and an excellent runner,'' Edwards said. ''They're fine. They have enough weapons, believe me.'''
Bills OL Sullivan unhappy over demotion [11:40 AM]
AP reports: '''You have to sit back and take it.'''
Jets ready for infusion of younger players [11:39 AM]
AP reports: '''Whenever your job is threatened, the pressure is on,'' Cowart said. ''You have to play well. Not just the linebackers, the team in general. We know as a unit we have to make more plays. ''I know I can play better. I know I have the skills to do it.'''
Pennington throws during practice [11:38 AM]
AP reports: '''Every day is exciting for me because I get a chance to do what I love, play football,'' Pennington said.'
Winless Jets welcome Bledsoe's Bills to the Meadowlands [11:37 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'With a week to prepare, expect the Jets to finally mean it when they say that they will stick with the running game. The Bills give up an average of 122 yards per game on the ground.'
A Closer Look at Antonio Brown [11:36 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Q: What are you goals for after professional football?
AB: I see myself in some type of charity event raising money for the innocent kids in Miami.'
Bills Games Played On October 12 [11:35 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Monday Night, October 12, 1981 - Bills 31, Dolphins 21...The Bills beat Miami for the second year in a row at home, taking a 31-7 halftime lead on Monday Night Football.'
Moulds unlikely to play against Jets [12:00 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It may take a minor miracle for Moulds to play. He didn't practice Wednesday and appeared to walk stiffly around the field. He went directly into the training room for treatment after practice and did not comment.'
Practice is on the horizon for McGahee [11:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"When our doctors say he's cleared, I'm anxious to watch him practice," coach Gregg Williams said Wednesday. "But he's got to be cleared first."'
No-huddle offense could return on limited basis [11:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills tried to run no-huddle on the first series versus the Bengals but were chased off the field too fast to keep it up. Bledsoe likes it. Expect them to do it again on a limited basis.'
Moulds doubtful; Coleman is ready [11:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'No, Moulds did not practice, yes, he is feeling a little better, and yes, he’s going to take it day by day and see what happens. It made for great comedy, but when the laughing stopped, the cold reality remained that it is not likely that Moulds will play Sunday in New York against the Jets.'
Schobel lives for a sack [11:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“It was good to get a turnover and we scored on it, so that was good, but I’d trade it in for a sack/forced fumble,” said Schobel, who picked off Jon Kitna’s deflected pass because the Bills were in a zone blitz with Schobel in pass coverage.'
McGahee's return is up to Bills' doctors [11:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Buffalo Bills running back and top draft pick Willis McGahee has received medical clearance from his personal surgeon to start practicing next week. The Buffalo Bills said hold everything.'
Abraham Likely to Sit Out Despite Offering Apology [11:54 AM]
New York Times reports: 'Abraham will not lose his salary if he is benched. Edwards's options are limited by N.F.L. rules that allow only the league to suspend or fine a player for an incident involving alcohol or drugs.'
Pennington Back on Oct. 26 [11:53 AM]
New York Times reports: 'Doctors originally estimated that Pennington would be out 10 to 12 weeks, which at the earliest would have made him available for the game on Nov. 2 against the Giants.'
Abraham takes his punishment [11:52 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'The Jets can circumvent the suspension by deactivating Abraham, the likely scenario. (He still would get his weekly game check, $95,000.) Bryan Thomas, the disappointing No. 1 pick from 2002, would replace Abraham as the starting right end.'
Pennington practices [11:51 AM]
New York Daily News reports: '"You saw him practice; I can't hide it anymore," Edwards joked. "I can't keep him in the (practice) bubble forever. Poor guy needs a tan anyway."'
'I'll take it on the chin' [11:50 AM]
New York Post reports: '"I wanted to see everybody in their face when we talked and I apologized," said Abraham, who crashed his 2003 Hummer Sept. 30 in Baldwin and pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge of driving while impaired. "Instead of doing it as a team thing, that doesn't seem as personal to me. I had different things to say to different people so I talked to everybody one-on-one."'
Chad upgrade a symbol of progress [11:49 AM]
New York Post reports: 'In NFL terms, "doubtful" means the player has a 25-percent chance to play. Pennington, though he's starting to practice a little bit, will not play Sunday. The earliest hope is Oct. 26 against the Eagles in Philadelphia and the more realistic return date is Nov. 2 against the Giants, the team that sent him into surgery and rehab in the first place.'
Chad Takes Another Step [11:47 AM]
New York Newsday reports: 'While Vinny Testaverde ran the starting offense against the scout defense, Pennington took snaps from Lott about 20 yards behind the line to mimic the plays. Pennington, who had surgery on his dislocated left wrist 6 1/2 weeks ago, did not work with the scout team in seven-on-seven drills. He is expected to do that today.'
Punishment Drill [11:46 AM]
New York Newsday reports: '"It's Herm's decision," Abraham said. "Whatever he says, I'll live by. It has not been discussed whether or not I'm going to play."'
Harsh reality makes Abraham feel fortunate [11:45 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: '"Then, right before I was getting on the plane to come back here, I saw that story and it kind of showed me that maybe it was for a reason that nothing happened to anybody. I wasn't hurt and no one else was hurt. Sure, the Hummer was (damaged) and the pole, but they can be repaired. Someone's life can't."'
Pennington is no longer 'out' [11:44 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Edwards confirmed Pennington had been throwing in the team's practice bubble for three days last week before he threw in front of the media on Monday. "It's day-to-day," Edwards said, flashing a smile. "He's showing a lot better. It's good to see him out there throwing the football."'
Bills coach likes his new defense [11:43 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'He's one of the premier players in this league and he played like a tremendous warrior this last game (an OT victory against Cincinnati). Even when he strained his groin on the last play, he did it on the elevation to the catch and he still ran and took the ball down inside the 10 yard line. He's one of those few guys that when he steps on the field, people can argue that he's the best player out there.'
Abraham awaits reprimand [11:42 AM]
Bergen Record reports: '"I just apologize to the fans, my family, coaches," Abraham said, "everybody around who has any kind of feeling for me and knows anything about me and hopefully knows what kind of person I am."'
Jets odds and ends [11:41 AM]
Bergen Record reports: 'But let's not get carried away. Edwards said Pennington will not play against the Bills.'
Jets' Thomas sees opportunity [11:40 AM]
White Plains Journal News reports: '"When they draft you and the fans and everybody expect things from you, how can you prove to them if you aren't getting an opportunity?'' said Thomas, adding his playing time is more adequate this season. "Sixty percent of last year I was getting like one snap a game. I can't do anything with that. You have to accept all the media stuff and the fans saying, 'He's not doing that.' They don't know, they don't watch the individual players and say, 'Well, he got one snap a game, so we can't talk about him, we can't say stuff about him.' '''
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