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Reddick probably extension related. Breece may be a little pissed at the Draft & wanting an extension. I know they’re voluntary, but it makes me wonder
 

NY Jets players who were absent from 2024 OTAs

  • RB Breece Hall
  • DE Haason Reddick
  • DT Javon Kinlaw
  • DT Solomon Thomas
  • OG Alijah Vera-Tucker*
  • WR Mike Williams*

Of the 91 players currently under contract with the Jets, only six were not seen on the practice field in any capacity last week. Two of those players, Alijah Vera-Tucker and Mike Williams, were very likely at the facility rehabbing their respective injuries.

 

As for the other four players on that list, Breece Hall, Haason Reddick, Javon Kinlaw, and Solomon Thomas, it's unclear why they were not present. Remember, these practices are voluntary, so players aren't forced to attend.

Reddick could be missing for contractual reasons. The Jets reportedly plan to extend Reddick at some point, and the All-Pro pass rusher might be hoping to secure a new deal this offseason. At the very least, he might not want to risk injury for a voluntary event without a new contract.

Other notable players who did not practice last week include rookie quarterback Jordan Travis, offensive tackle Morgan Moses, offensive guard John Simpson, and undrafted rookie offensive guard Brady Latham. Every other player practiced.

 

 

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Kinlaw and Thomas are the strange ones to me.

Kinlaw is on a new team which is paying him well.  You'd think he'd want to integrate and prove himself to the team and the coaches, in the hope of making the Jets a long-term home.

Thomas is just an all-round good guy, who works hard and really buys into the team concept.  Strange that he's not there, unless there is a good reason for it.

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5 hours ago, mrcoops said:

Kinlaw and Thomas are the strange ones to me.

Kinlaw is on a new team which is paying him well.  You'd think he'd want to integrate and prove himself to the team and the coaches, in the hope of making the Jets a long-term home.

Thomas is just an all-round good guy, who works hard and really buys into the team concept.  Strange that he's not there, unless there is a good reason for it.

My guess is injuries for both. Whether they are coming off minor injuries or just suffered minor injuries. I would not think too much into this.  

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52 minutes ago, SomebodytoAnybody47 said:

Wasn't Breece there for the start of it? Couldve sworn I seen him

He posted pics from strength and conditioning in April and earlier this month.

He may not have been at OTAs because they have five other RBs to look at. 

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8 minutes ago, JohnnyLV said:

Swapping Huff for an aging Reddick and then extending him would be so Jetsy.

Depends on the deal.  I think we have him for one year and $15M.  His contract has 3 void years, but that was a Philly thing and does us no good at all.  If they can extend him for a reasonable amount and spread it out, it might be worthwhile.

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47 minutes ago, JohnnyLV said:

Swapping Huff for an aging Reddick and then extending him would be so Jetsy.

Signing a much more accomplished player for less money simply because he’s three years older is actually quite unlike the history of Jets front office adventures. 

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7 minutes ago, Chrebetfan80 said:

thomas, smart, and reddick (possibly kinlaw not sure) are all working with a passrush specialist in philly/nj this week who is up in the area. 

 

Reddick and Solly have been going to him for a while, he trains a lot of the top guys.  Was in florham park training them 2 days ago, now is in philly doing the same.  I know at least that those 3 are there. 

Ahh, good insight - thanks for sharing.

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1 hour ago, slats said:

Signing a much more accomplished player for less money simply because he’s three years older is actually quite unlike the history of Jets front office adventures. 

Our entire offseason has been signed injured players, aging players, and one year deals. I feel it is idiotic and not how teams are built. You seem to like the moves as do many and the media is on board, but as I have said I am not on board and there is like a zillion little warning signs that this will be another disaster season. And let's remember that Philly themselves decided to pay Huff and dump Reddick and if that is not a gigantic red flag I am not sure what is. And Reddick WAS a more accomplished player. Huff has jumped in performance every year whereas it is likely Reddick will be in decline. Donald declined quite a bit from 30-33 and then retired. 

The whole problem is we are seeing players for what they were with dubious expectation that their performance will come close to what they did before. My guess is that Huff outperforms Reddick this year.

I mean seriously people here are expecting Rodgers to play like his MVP self which is 3 years removed and an achilles ago. 

We are seriously just pressing the Hard 8 but I think that Hard 8 has better odds than the plan we are going with.

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2 minutes ago, JohnnyLV said:

My guess is that Huff outperforms Reddick this year.

Huff has never been a full time player in the NFL. It will be very interesting to see how he performs in that role. The Jets obviously viewed him as a liability against the run. I suspect the Jets much-maligned DL rotation was very beneficial to him and will be to Reddick as well. 

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25 minutes ago, JohnnyLV said:

Our entire offseason has been signed injured players, aging players, and one year deals. I feel it is idiotic and not how teams are built. You seem to like the moves as do many and the media is on board, but as I have said I am not on board and there is like a zillion little warning signs that this will be another disaster season. And let's remember that Philly themselves decided to pay Huff and dump Reddick and if that is not a gigantic red flag I am not sure what is. And Reddick WAS a more accomplished player. Huff has jumped in performance every year whereas it is likely Reddick will be in decline. Donald declined quite a bit from 30-33 and then retired. 

The whole problem is we are seeing players for what they were with dubious expectation that their performance will come close to what they did before. My guess is that Huff outperforms Reddick this year.

I mean seriously people here are expecting Rodgers to play like his MVP self which is 3 years removed and an achilles ago. 

We are seriously just pressing the Hard 8 but I think that Hard 8 has better odds than the plan we are going with.

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42 minutes ago, JohnnyLV said:

Our entire offseason has been signed injured players, aging players, and one year deals. I feel it is idiotic and not how teams are built. You seem to like the moves as do many and the media is on board, but as I have said I am not on board and there is like a zillion little warning signs that this will be another disaster season. And let's remember that Philly themselves decided to pay Huff and dump Reddick and if that is not a gigantic red flag I am not sure what is. And Reddick WAS a more accomplished player. Huff has jumped in performance every year whereas it is likely Reddick will be in decline. Donald declined quite a bit from 30-33 and then retired. 

The whole problem is we are seeing players for what they were with dubious expectation that their performance will come close to what they did before. My guess is that Huff outperforms Reddick this year.

I mean seriously people here are expecting Rodgers to play like his MVP self which is 3 years removed and an achilles ago. 

We are seriously just pressing the Hard 8 but I think that Hard 8 has better odds than the plan we are going with.

I don’t necessarily disagree with your analysis, but I think it’s the right decision given that Wilson did not work out and Rodgers has maybe 2 years left. The fact that Wilson didn’t work out caused a dramatic change in strategy by the Jets. The team without these imports would not be adequate even with a healthy Rodgers. Is it a gamble? - absolutely but a necessary and worthwhile one. Not be overlooked I think once Rodgers is done in 1-2 years the Jets will have a solid foundation of players. 

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2 hours ago, JohnnyLV said:

Our entire offseason has been signed injured players, aging players, and one year deals. I feel it is idiotic and not how teams are built. You seem to like the moves as do many and the media is on board, but as I have said I am not on board and there is like a zillion little warning signs that this will be another disaster season. And let's remember that Philly themselves decided to pay Huff and dump Reddick and if that is not a gigantic red flag I am not sure what is. And Reddick WAS a more accomplished player. Huff has jumped in performance every year whereas it is likely Reddick will be in decline. Donald declined quite a bit from 30-33 and then retired. 

The whole problem is we are seeing players for what they were with dubious expectation that their performance will come close to what they did before. My guess is that Huff outperforms Reddick this year.

I mean seriously people here are expecting Rodgers to play like his MVP self which is 3 years removed and an achilles ago. 

We are seriously just pressing the Hard 8 but I think that Hard 8 has better odds than the plan we are going with.

I think if the season goes down the toilet, you have essentially mapped out why. We are a couple of key injuries or suddenly washed up players away from being in trouble. 

I also think it's fair to say that we have a nice young core of good players at some premium positions. 

I would also guess that Reddick has a couple of really good years left at age 29. I would offer him a two year deal and pitch him on going all in over the next 2 years. 

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