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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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LB Albert McClellan is a depth signing for the Jets. His forte is special teams. In seven games for the Patriots in 2018, he played only eight defensive snaps but had 123 on special teams. In the postseason, he had the sixth-most special teams snaps (55) on the team. The Ravens, his team from 2011 to 2018, used him the same way last season before cutting him — a heavy emphasis on "teams." Don't expect him to be an immediate replacement for LB Avery Williamson in the lineup; he hasn't played since the Super Bowl and will need time to get in shape and get acclimated. He was a defensive regular in 2016, but he wasn't the same after ACL surgery in 2017. GM Joe Douglas overlapped with McClellan in Baltimore. There's the connection.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets placed LB Avery Williamson (knee) on injured reserve and signed veteran LB Albert McClellan, who has spent most of his career with the Ravens. They also worked out LB Vinny Rey.

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Source: Jets LB Williamson out with torn ACL

The Jets lost starting linebacker Avery Williamson to an ACL tear. Williamson led the team in tackles last season and played 99.3% of the Jets' defensive snaps.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets ILB Avery Williamson suffered a torn ACL last night against the Falcons and is done for the season, a source confirmed. It happened late in the second quarter, when he was the only defensive starter in the game. The top candidate to replace Williamson, who was starting alongside C.J. Mosley, is Neville Hewitt.

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