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Arrest warrant issued in Tampa for Antonio Brown


TAMPA, Fla. — Police in Tampa issued an arrest warrant Thursday for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown.

The warrant states that Brown is wanted on a battery charge stemming from an incident on Nov. 28. Wed Nov. 29, a judge denied a petition for a temporary risk protection order to prevent him from possessing firearms or ammunition if he was considered a threat to himself or others.

Brown was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Jan. 6 after he jogged off the field against the New York Jets last season, displaying erratic behavior, including throwing his shirt and gloves into the stands. Brown has not suited up for another team and has been focusing on his music career.

Brown has had several previous run-ins with the law. Last month he was ordered to pay $1.2 million to a Broward County moving truck driver after he was arrested for assaulting the driver, for which Brown pleaded no contest. He received two years’ probation, which was terminated one year early for good behaviour.

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Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen has mastered the art of QB leaps – Buffalo Bills Blog


ORCHARD PARK, NY — With a lane opening in the middle of the field, Josh Allen tucked the ball and took off. Allen, then an 18-year-old quarterback for Reedley College, quickly faced four defenders closing in from all sides.

But instead of juking or sliding, Allen did something unexpected. He leapt.

“I remember the very first time and I was like, ‘Holy hell, I can’t believe he did that,'” said former Reedley offensive coordinator Ernie Rodriguez. “And then, these runs and making people miss. The first time I saw him do it, I think might have been his very first start [against Fresno City]. And that was against our rival. So, it was a big game.”

Long before the Buffalo Bills quarterback got buzz during his rookie season by hurdling over then-Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr in 2018, Allen was hurdling defenders in junior college.

“What’s crazy is I see all these analysts and all these people on TV, like being amazed by what [Allen] does, but I saw it every day before anybody,” Rodriguez said. “He didn’t do it in high school, that wasn’t his thing. So, the speed aspect [he brought] was a big plus. I didn’t know he was that fast, that was huge.”

Allen has become known for those “wow” moments when he seemingly leaps over defenders with ease. Even while dealing with a UCL injury in his right elbow he suffered in the loss to the New York Jets, Allen’s dynamic nature as a rusher hasn’t changed. He leads the team in rushing (561) and rushing touchdowns (5) as the team prepares for a meeting Thursday at the New England Patriots (8:15 pm ET, Amazon Prime). The Patriots have allowed the seventh-most rushing yards to quarterbacks this season.

When asked what goes through his head when he’s up in the air, Allen referenced the lead character in the movie “Talladega Nights.”

“It’s very similar to Ricky Bobby. ‘I’m in the air, this is not good,’” Allen said on Kyle Brandt’s Basement podcast. “So, it just kind of happens. It’s like a split-second deal that, I’ve done a few times in my career now and at some point, someone’s gonna catch on and try to flip me in the air.”

In high school, Allen played different sports year-round, going from football to basketball to baseball. They all played a role in the leaping element of his game that is more “backyard” style — and part of what makes him a great quarterback, per former Wyoming offensive coordinator and Montana State head coach Brent Vigen.

“I think it’s that whole mindset of doing whatever,” Vigen told ESPN. “I really [have] never seen him play basketball, but I guess his ability to shoot maybe wasn’t awesome, but he could jump over some people and all that. That’s the instinct, I think, that takes over, no different than he’ll take someone on with his throwing shoulder every once in a while.”

Allen’s standout leaping moment this season came when the 6-foot-5, 237-pound quarterback jumped over Chiefs safety Justin Reid back in Week 6.

After that leap, a local graphic designer printed a picture and placed it at the intersection of Hertel Avenue and Wellington Road in Buffalo. Hertel was respelled as “Hurdle.”

Pictures of Allen jumping over things pops up often on social media and the move never fails to cause a big reaction from the Bills sideline.

But what’s it like for defenders to be hurdled by Allen?

First NFL hurdle

When: Sept. 23, 2018

Situation: at the Minnesota Vikings, third-and-10 from the Buffalo 36

Allen’s first NFL leap came in his first career road start. It was also his first career win as a starter despite coming into the game as a 17-point underdog. The Bills built a 17-point lead. Allen got the snap on third down just as the play clock was running out. As Allen ran downfield, Barr bent ever so slightly to try and make the tackle. But as he did, Allen went up and over.

What it was like to be hurdled: “I didn’t even really go low on him either, which is the craziest part,” Barr, now with the Dallas Cowboys, told ESPN. “I still don’t really know where he is, you know? Honestly it was crazy. I think that was, not that play, but that game was kind of his coming party. Obviously, he’s had his ups and downs since then but a tremendous athlete.”

The play brought national attention to the rookie because he did something players at his position usually don’t do.

“Now how many quarterbacks have you ever seen hurdle anyone,” CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz asked after the play.

The sideline went nuts for Allen. Safety Micah Hyde said he thinks he ran on the field trying to dap up Allen, but also said, “Don’t do it again.”

“I remember he kind of ran away from me on one play, too and people were kinda giving me s— about it,” Barr said. “‘Oh, you let a quarterback out run you.’ I was like, ‘This dude is different, man. He’s an athlete now.’ He’s getting his respect. Well deserved. I think he’s kind of paired the arm now with the legs and he’s playing at a high level. It’s unfortunate it happened to me, but, hey, obviously I haven’t been the only one.”

The latest hurdle

When: October 16, 2022

Situation: at the Kansas City Chiefs, trailing 20-17; first-and-10 from the Kansas City 28 with 2:00 left in the fourth quarter

A game-winning drive opportunity against a Chiefs team that had knocked the Bills out of the playoffs the past two years? Quite a chance for an exclamation mark. After the snap Allen kept the ball himself and ran to the right behind right tackle David Quessenberry, who moved left to block cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (someone Allen leaped over in 2021).

Reid moved to stop Allen as he ran towards the sideline. Not so fast.

Coolest moment for an O-lineman? “I thought he was gonna stick it, and then keep running. I was out in front of him. I’m like, ‘Well, I’m gonna block him, he’s gonna cut right behind me and we’re gonna score a touchdown, it’s going to be frickin’ all time,’” Quessenberry told ESPN. “That was an awesome run by him.

“I remember out of my peripheral seeing him just like, go up like, OK, he did it … And then you hear the stadium go, you’re like, ‘Oh man.’ That was definitely one of the coolest feelings as an offensive lineman to be out on the perimeter, feel the quarterback and then you’re like, ‘Oh man, this could be something cool.”

What it was like to be hurdled: “I knew he had the ability to do it,” Reid said. “It sucks that it happened to me. But he gets paid a lot of money to make plays like that. Sometimes you’re going to make plays and sometimes he’s going to make plays.”

After the jump, Allen picked up a few more yards, including the first down. Then he went back to the huddle to complete the game-winning drive.

“It’s split second, it really is,” Allen said of the decision to leap. “Just trying to make a play for our team given the situation there.”

Are Allen’s leaps worth the risk?

The safety question of Allen’s running and leaping, like other dual-threat quarterbacks like Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson, comes up often. The leaps are far and few between because they leave a runner open to big hits. When Allen picked up 21 yards with his legs in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, he took on safety Kerby Joseph who tackled him. Allen got up and did the Conor McGregor strut to celebrate.

Coach Sean McDermott was asked on the CBS broadcast midgame what he thinks in those moments when Allen takes off to run.

“Slide. I want him to go down more than anything…” McDermott said. “When he comes across the tackler, slide.”

Allen has not missed a game since 2018.

“Honestly, he still kinda looks for contact and I know those guys up there are telling him, ‘Hey man, please get down. Please get out of bounds,’” Barr said. “He’s dealt with some injuries and I think a lot of the reason is because he looks for that, looks for the contact, which is probably not recommended. But it works for him so more power to him.”

This season, Allen has slid on six of his 81 rushes. Among five quarterbacks who have had 80-plus rush attempts this year, his slides are the second fewest only behind Jackson (zero).

What does Allen think when he’s taking on defenders?

“Believe it or not, really the only thing that’s going through my head is don’t get hit.”

Limiting his “backyard” style is not something the team wants to do, while at the same time acknowledging the importance of keeping him safe. Allen’s abilities allow him to be a difference-maker every week.

“I’ve never played with anybody like Josh. He’s really a very talented player, creative football player,” Quessenberry said. “He’s really dangerous, you know what I mean? The arms, the legs, the way he sees the game, the way he sets everything up. It’s a lot of fun to be out there with him.”

ESPN NFL Nation reporters Todd Archer and Adam Teicher contributed to this report.

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Kentucky QB Will Levis to enter NFL draft, decide on bowl game


Kentucky quarterback Will Levis, a potential top-five pick, said during an interview on Twitter on Wednesday night that he intends to enter the NFL draft.

Levis, who could have applied for another year of eligibility because of the disruption of the 2020 season due to the COVID pandemic, said he’ll be making a decision on whether to compete in Kentucky’s bowl game soon.

“I’ll make an official announcement once I feel it’s necessary and appropriate,” he said. “But I do believe after this year I’ll be declaring.”

ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has Levis as his fourth-highest-rated prospect — one spot behind Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud and one spot ahead of Alabama quarterback Bryce Young.

Levis started his career at Penn State before transferring to Kentucky in 2021.

Levis (6-foot-3, 232 pounds) flashed pro potential last season, throwing for 2,827 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also rushed for 376 yards and nine touchdowns.

A turf toe injury limited Levis this past season, however. Levis missed one game and his rushing totals dipped significantly (minus-107 yards, two touchdowns), as Kentucky went 7-5. He threw for 2,406 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Kentucky will learn which bowl game it will be competing in on Sunday.

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Cowboys, Bills, Giants stars entice WR


The Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes are in full swing as the three-time Pro Bowl receiver’s return appears imminent.

Beckham has been recovering from an ACL injury he suffered in the second quarter of Super Bowl LVI. Prior to exiting, he had two catches for 52 yards, including the Los Angeles Rams’ first touchdown in a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Now a free agent, Beckham has narrowed his list of suitors to the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, according to Adam Schefter. Schefter also reported that a decision would come after Thanksgiving.

Players and front-office members attempted to attract Beckham — and some efforts have been more pronounced than others.

Dallas Cowboys

Recruiters: Owner/general manager Jerry Jones, RB Ezekiel Elliott, LB Micah Parsons, QB Dak Prescott

The Cowboys haven’t shied away from expressing how they feel about adding OBJ — starting with the team’s owner.

“Odell is someone that we have all the appreciation in the world for what he is as a competitor. I know the Cowboys star on that helmet when he puts it on could look pretty good,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.

Parsons, the reigning defensive Rookie of the Year, also complimented Beckham’s potential appearance in a Cowboys uniform.

Meanwhile, Elliott expressed his interest.

“We want him. We want OBJ,” Elliott told reporters on Nov 9.

Prescott also added his pitch ahead of the Cowboys’ Week 12 victory over the Giants.

“He knows how much I want him here, and a lot of these guys in this locker room I’ve seen have reached out on their own in different ways to make sure that he understands that this is a team that he can help,” Prescott said. “And we want him to come help.”

New York Giants

Recruiters: RB Saquon Barkley, GM Joe Schoen

Beckham, whom the Giants selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, played only one season with Barkley, who was selected second overall in 2018.

Still, the two are close friends and appeared to be open to a reunion in an interaction on Twitter.

Barkley further endorsed Beckham joining the G-men after attending his Nov. 5th birthday party.

“It would be a great story to come back to the place that he was before and continue to build success,” said Barkley.

Schoen, the Giants’ general manager, also expressed that he would be open for OBJ’s return earlier in November.

“Obviously, he’s been a good player. He’s a guy we would consider and talk to, when he’s healthy … Any player that would upgrade the roster, we’re going to consider and have conversations with their representatives,” Schoen said.

Recruiter: WR Jarvis Landry

The Saints aren’t on Beckham’s list of potential teams, but his ties to the region could strengthen New Orleans’ odds to land him.

Beckham was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and would add to the Saints’ recent acquisitions of homegrown talent.

Landry, his teammate on the LSU Tigers (2011-13) and the Cleveland Browns (2019-21), returned to the state, as did New Orleans-born Tyrann Mathieu.

Buffalo Bills

Recruiter: LB Von Miller

Miller was OBJ’s teammate on the Rams’ Super Bowl-winning squad, but his relationship with Beckham dates back to the 2014 Pro Bowl.

“OBJ, that’s my brother,” Miller said on “The Pivot Podcast” on Nov. 12. “I don’t think blood can make us any closer.”

“I wouldn’t try to get him to come [to Buffalo] if we didn’t have a chance. I take a look at this team and I see a spot for OBJ. Not just on the field, but off the field,” he added “… I’ve been recruiting him. As a gift him the spiel. I’ve had him on the phone with [general manager Brandon Beane] and he sees it the same way that I see it. The ball is in OBJ’s court. If he wants to come here, it’s because he wants to come here. He’s going to be happy because he made that choice for himself, and if he doesn’t, it’s all love.”

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LeBron James faults the media for not asking him about the 1957 Jerry Jones photo


LOS ANGELES — After answering questions about the Los Angeles Lakers’ 128-109 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, LeBron James turned things around on the reporters in the room with a query of his own.

Why, James wanted to know, had he not been asked about a photograph that recently surfaced showing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, at the age of 14, peering over a crowd of white students who were attempting to block six Black students from entering the doors of North Little Rock High School in 1957?

“I got one question for you guys before you guys leave. I was thinking when I was on my way over here, I was wondering why I haven’t gotten a question from you guys about the Jerry Jones photo,” James said. “But when the Kyrie [Irving] thing was going on, you guys were quick to ask us questions about that.”

On Nov. 5, after the Brooklyn Nets announced a suspension for James’ former teammate after Irving shared a link to a documentary containing antisemitic tropes on social media, James was asked why he believed so few players around the league had commented on Irving’s post and subsequent comments.

“Me personally, I don’t condone any hate to any kind. To any race. To Jewish communities, to Black communities, to Asian communities. You guys know where I stand,” James said at the time. “I believe what Kyrie did caused some harm to a lot of people. And he has since, over the last — I think it was today, or yesterday — he apologized. But he caused some harm, and I think it’s unfortunate. “

On Nov. 23, The Washington Post published a story examining Jones’ track record of failing to hire Black coaches during his tenure owning the Cowboys. Included within the story was the black-and-white photo depicting a young Jones observing the harassment of the Black students a couple of yards in front of him.

Addressing reporters at the conclusion of his postgame news conference Wednesday, James said, “When I watch Kyrie talk and he says, ‘I know who I am, but I want to keep the same energy when we’re talking about my people and the things that we’ve been through,’ and that Jerry Jones photo is one of those moments that our people, Black people, have been through in America. And I feel like as a Black man, as a Black athlete, as someone with power and a platform, when we do something wrong, or something that people don’t agree with, it’s on every single tabloid, every single news coverage, it’s on the bottom ticker. It’s asked about every single day.

“But it seems like to me that the whole Jerry Jones situation, photo — and I know it was years and years ago and we all make mistakes, I get it — but it seems like it’s just been buried under, like, ‘ Oh, it happened. OK, we just move on.’ And I was just kind of disappointed that I haven’t received that question from you guys.”

Jones, when asked about the 65-year-old photograph, told reporters last week that he was merely present as a curious onlooker and did not engage in discrimination against the Black students.

“I didn’t know at the time the monumental event really was going on,” Jones said. “I’m sure glad that we’re a long way from that. I am. That would remind me [to] just continue to do everything we can to not have those kinds of things happen.”

James grew up in Akron, Ohio, about an hour from Cleveland where the Browns played their NFL home games, but identified as a Cowboys fan as a child, explaining as an adult that he just wanted to be associated with a winner while enduring a hard scrabble upbringing. In October, in an Instagram Live appearance with longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter to promote “The Shop” partnering with Amazon to provide an alternate telecast for “Thursday Night Football,” James explained why he had stopped rooting for the Cowboys.

“I had to sit out on the Cowboys, man,” James said when asked if he was still a Cowboys fan. “There’s just a lot of things that were going on when guys were kneeling. Guys were having freedom of speech and wanting to do it in a very peaceful manner. … The organization was like, ‘If you do that around here then you will never play for this franchise again.’ I just didn’t think that was appropriate.”

Jones, in 2017 when many NFL players began kneeling during the national anthem in a gesture of solidarity for then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest against police brutality, said he would not “tolerate” any of his players “disrespecting the flag. “

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Kyler Murray fires back at ex-teammate Patrick Peterson over podcast jab


TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray responded to former teammate Patrick Peterson on Wednesday night after the Minnesota Vikings cornerback criticized Murray on his podcast.

“Kyler Murray don’t care about anybody but Kyler Murray,” Peterson said. “That’s just a matter of fact.”

Peterson and his co-host, former NFL cornerback Bryant McFadden, were discussing whether they believed Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury would end up being the “scapegoat” for an Arizona season gone awry. The Cardinals are currently on their bye week at 4-8.

In a Tweet posted about three hours after a clip from Peterson’s show, “All Things Covered,” was released, Murray wrote: “This isn’t true…you on some weird sh– @P2 you got my number, if you really felt like this as a ‘big bro’ or ‘mentor’ you supposed to call me and tell me, not drag me so your podcast can grow….”

Peterson and Murray were teammates in 2019 and 2020.

In the lead-up to Peterson’s comments, McFadden said he believes that Murray should keep some of his thoughts private.

“It tells me he doesn’t care about his head coach and he’s putting everything on the head coach,” McFadden said.

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Ravens’ Lamar Jackson leaves practice with a quadriceps injury


OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Lamar Jackson’s rough week continued on Wednesday, when the Baltimore Ravens quarterback did not finish practice due to a quadriceps injury.

A team spokesman said Jackson left practice early to receive treatment from a trainer and would not be available to speak to reporters on Wednesday, which is when his media session is usually held.

Jackson has not spoken to reporters since his since-deleted vulgar reply to a critic on social media Sunday. A team spokesman said Jackson could address the media on Thursday or Friday.

This is the third straight week that Jackson has been on the injury report. He missed a practice two weeks ago due to illness and was sidelined for a practice last week because of a hip injury.

Jackson has proven to be extremely durable, missing four games in his five-year career due to injury. He was sidelined for the last four weeks last season because of an ankle injury.

His injury status was unknown when Ravens coach John Harbaugh met with reporters after Wednesday’s practice.

This latest injury comes days after Baltimore’s frustrating loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. After the game, a Twitter used tagged Jackson in a tweet that read: “someone asking for over $250 million guaranteed like [Jackson] … games like this should not come down to [kicker] Justin Tucker.”

Jackson snapped back shortly afterwards with a profane reply, saying, among other things, that the fan “never smelt a football field.” He then added an anti-gay phrase.

On Monday, Harbaugh said Jackson’s profanity-filled response on Twitter was “out of character” for the Pro Bowl quarterback.

Through 12 weeks, Jackson ranks 10th in the NFL in QBR (60.9) and 12th in the league in rushing (755). The AFC North-leading Ravens (7-4) play host to the Denver Broncos (3-8) on Sunday.

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Broncos’ Nathaniel Hackett dispels ‘gossip’ around Russell Wilson


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — With each passing loss for the Denver Broncos — and there have been seven in the past eight games — there is another round of stories from far and wide about quarterback Russell Wilson’s disappointing season and the impact that has had on the relationships with his teammates.

And while his coach and many of his teammates disputed the criticism Wednesday, they say they know it’ll keep coming until there are more wins.

“To me, it’s all gossip,” Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett said in response to the critiques leveled at Wilson, including queries about whether he has lost the locker room. “We have a fantastic locker room. Look at a guy like Russ — I’ve never seen anybody work so hard, never seen anybody try to embrace a team like he has … Russ is awesome, and we need just to do better as a team and all that stuff is what it is. I love Russ.”

“That’s just hilarious, in my opinion. That’s funny, because I don’t think it’s true,” added guard Dalton Risner. “I know it’s not true … I feel like every year he can’t catch a break and people are making up rumors about him — whether he’s not a good teammate or he’s lost the locker room or whatever it is. A lot of is so outlandish to me.”

The latest round of noise comes in the wake of a brief sideline blowup between Wilson and defensive tackle Mike Purcell that occurred early in the fourth quarter of Denver’s loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Both Purcell and Wilson addressed the exchange — caught on camera during the broadcast — after the game. Purcell referred to it as “just frustration,” while Wilson said, “Mike and I are on the same page.” The two had a relaxed chat at the end of Wednesday’s practice.

Wilson — and the five-year, $245 million contract extension he signed just before the season — has been the flashpoint for criticism of the team’s staggering offense, almost since the season-opening loss in Seattle. Everything from his travel schedule to his social calendar and a decided lack of touchdowns has been criticised.

The Broncos are last in the league in scoring at 14.3 points per game, last in the league in the red zone and 30th in the league on third down. Wilson has thrown just eight touchdown passes in his 10 starts — he missed one game because of injury — and is on pace for a career-low single-season total.

His 20 touchdown passes in 2014, his third year in the league, represent his single-season low.

“I think that, first of all, everybody wants to win, we all want to win,” Wilson said after Wednesday’s practice. “I’ve got great relationships in that locker room, so whoever is trying to tear it down, you can’t.”

“I’ll say Russ is an amazing leader,” said safety Justin Simmons. “He’s an amazing teammate. … Russ has been nothing but great — obviously, it hasn’t been the season any of us wanted.”

With a seventh consecutive playoff miss on the horizon — the team’s longest playoff drought since 1970-1976 — and the teeth of the schedule still ahead, Hackett said wins will likely be the only thing that ultimately quiets things down for all involved.

“When you sign up for this profession … quarterback, certain coaches, certain players, if you lose, you’re going to get criticism,” Hackett said. “The idea is you’ve got to keep your head down, keep working.”

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Terrell Owens punched man at CVS, says he was threatened


INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Retired NFL star Terrell Owens said a fight caught on camera in which he punched a man in a CVS parking lot was the result of an “aggressor” threatening him and a fan he was talking to at the California store.

Owens, 48, told The Associated Press in a statement that he acted in self-defense Saturday night when the man “made offensive gestures and threatening statements” to him and a fan who approached Owens.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver said the man approached him and the fan in the store, and in an attempt to de-escalate the situation, he walked outside, where the man followed.

“The aggressor continued threatening the fan just as he did in the store,” Owens told the AP. “Once again, attempting to defuse the ongoing situation, I placed myself between the fan and the aggressor. I made verbal demands asking the aggressor to stop his threatening behavior.”

Owens said the man “swung at me first” before he “felt obliged to prevent the aggressor from becoming more violent.”

TMZ first reported the fight at the CVS in Inglewood and published a witness’s video.

It was unclear Wednesday whether the police were called to the scene over the weekend. Inglewood police did not immediately respond to phone calls and an email seeking comment.

“Like anyone else, I was making a stop at CVS and was blindsided by all of this,” Owens said. “Unfortunately, I had to act using self-defense to end a threat towards myself and the fan. I will attempt to make positive from this negative experience.”

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After DNP, Jets RB James Robinson ‘upset,’ wonders how he fits


FLORHAM PARK, NJ — New York Jets running back James Robinson, who figured to be a key piece on offense after arriving last month in a trade, was a healthy scratch last Sunday — and he’s upset.

“Obviously, I didn’t come here not to play,” Robinson told ESPN on Wednesday. “Obviously, they brought me here for a reason. I don’t expect anything unless I work for it, and I’ve been working my ass off. Me not playing pisses me off.”

Looking for more production, coach Robert Saleh replaced Robinson with rookie Zonovan Knight, who recorded 103 yards from scrimmage in his debut — a 31-10 win over the Chicago Bears.

Robinson said he was informed last Wednesday by running backs coach Taylor Embree that he would be inactive against the Bears.

“Obviously, I was upset about it,” he said. “I don’t know what they have planned for me.”

On Oct. 24, the Jets acquired Robinson from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 2023 conditional sixth-round pick — one day after losing starter Breece Hall to a season-ending knee injury. In three games, Robinson has rushed for only 75 yards on 25 carries. He scored a touchdown on one of his two receptions.

As part of the trade agreement, the draft pick improves to a fifth rounder if Robinson’s rushing total for 2022 reaches 600 yards. Currently, he’s at 415 yards.

Robinson played his best game with the Jets in a Week 9 win over the Buffalo Bills (13 carries for 48 yards and a receiving touchdown). The offense bottomed out in the next game, a loss to the New England Patriots. He was held to 10 yards on seven carries.

Explaining the change, Saleh said there was “a lot of meat on the bone in the run game” over the past few weeks. He said Robinson is still getting comfortable in their zone-based scheme and wanted to give Knight a chance in the rotation, adding that “no one has seen the last of” Robinson.

Robinson doesn’t believe he’s having problems with the new system, which requires a one-cut runner who can accelerate quickly upfield.

“I mean, picking up the runs, that’s easy,” said Robinson, a 1,070-yard rusher for Jacksonville in 2020. “The thing is getting used to the pass game, protections and I feel like I’ve picked up that stuff up pretty good.

“You probably have to ask them what their game plan is for me. I’d do the same, but obviously I’m going to continue to work my ass off. I can’t go in there begging. They can see what I do on the field.”

Robinson, who said he’s uncertain of his status this week, could be inactive again Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings at US Bank Stadium. It could depend on Michael Carter, who missed practice Wednesday with a sprained ankle.

Saleh said he’s hopeful Carter will play. In that case, they could go with the same three as last week — Carter, Knight and Ty Johnson, who rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown against Chicago.

“With that entire running-back room, it’s going to be a week-to-week thing,” Saleh said.

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