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Laveranues Coles returns to the Jets (again)

One year after Laveranues Coles smartly turned down $6 million from the Jets, the veteran receiver happily returned to the team for $855,000.

A lot can change in the NFL in one year, and Coles knows where he stands after signing a one-year deal with the team on Friday for his third stint with the team.

“It’s an insurance policy for them,” Coles told Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork. “Those first four games
are very important for the team to get where they want to go. It’s an
opportunity for me to come in and see what I can still do, but there’s a
slim chance I’ll be there after four games. There’s a good chance I’ll
get released; it depends on how things go. They were honest and open
about it. It is what it is.”

Two more turns in New York, and Coles will tie Billy Martin.

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36 Responses to “Laveranues Coles returns to the Jets (again)”
  1. HellRelle24 says: Jul 30, 2010 6:09 PM

    EXACTLY WHAT I HAD SAID. coles is coming in to hold the fort…
    now can all you loud mouthed arrogant dolphin fans just finally man up and agree that you are wrong, like you are most of the time.
    good pick up, hold it down for holmes before he gets back.

  2. BeaverThomas says: Jul 30, 2010 6:12 PM

    Won’t make the team after Training Camp.
    Waste of money that Cincinnati gave him last year.
    He’s done.

  3. joey-pickles says: Jul 30, 2010 6:26 PM

    Alright now someone in that shoebox you guys call an office PLEASE write this down! I dont want to hear in week 5 that the Jets are a-holes for releasing Coles… then again I think that’s unavoidable coming from here.

  4. tacious says: Jul 30, 2010 6:28 PM

    @ Rosenthal
    “One year after Laveranues Coles smartly turned down $6mm from the Jets”
    Smartly… ?

  5. Robski says: Jul 30, 2010 6:34 PM

    Wow, the Jets remind me of the Redskins more and more. How many washed up veterans can one time have? At this pace, Vinny Testeverde will be the backup QB by September.

  6. CTifer says: Jul 30, 2010 6:44 PM

    “EXACTLY WHAT I HAD SAID. coles is coming in to hold the fort…
    now can all you loud mouthed arrogant dolphin fans just finally man up and agree that you are wrong, like you are most of the time.
    good pick up, hold it down for holmes before he gets back.”
    Damn, if Dolphin fans look loud-mouthed and arrogant compared to you, they must be some real a-holes…

  7. SeriousRadio says: Jul 30, 2010 6:48 PM

    Smart bridge for the Jets. It’s not easy to get a WR to agree to a 4 week season and expect little else. Coles must be a Jet at heart.

  8. Claudio says: Jul 30, 2010 6:51 PM

    Wasn’t he butt raped by a family member or something. Who would want someone like that on their team. Clearly not a tough guy.

  9. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 30, 2010 7:04 PM

    What do you mean he’s done? As long as the jests are around any old washed up player will have somewhere to play (well, as long as they aren’t very good anymore). We now call them Raiders East.
    But you can bet the jests fans will get on and talk about how great of a pick up it was. That their front office is a bunch of geniuses for this move, while the rest of us are laughing at them.

  10. Dave says: Jul 30, 2010 7:14 PM

    He will be gone when Holmes comes back in Week 5

  11. Fins2theleft says: Jul 30, 2010 7:16 PM

    He will do nothing (against the fins atleast) and like it

  12. smithopher says: Jul 30, 2010 7:17 PM

    He knows the Jets offense and has sure hands, he’s a good option to play opposite Braylon and fill in for Santonio for four games. I can’t say I’d complain if he stuck around for the season, but he won’t be seeing much time… Even in shotgun spread sets, they’ll be operating with Santonio, Braylon, Cotchery and Keller with LT in the backfield, so I don’t see him sticking around. Smart move for the Jets though.

  13. Zinn says: Jul 30, 2010 7:18 PM

    Good pickup for the first four games. But I have to wonder what his role will be after Holmes comes back from suspension. He can’t play special teams.
    I always liked Coles. A hard worker and good role model for other players. In a game where everyone is afraid to speak their mind Coles is a refeshing change. He was not afraid to stand up to the arrogance of Mangini in fact he was one of the first to speak his mind and say the emperor had no clothes.
    Glad to see him back if its only for 4 games. But I would not be surprised to see him play a big role in winning one of those 4 games.
    Welcome back.

  14. TheSleepness says: Jul 30, 2010 7:18 PM

    why not just keep coles as a #4?? Why is there a mandate he leave after 4 games..smells like BS to me

  15. kristoff says: Jul 30, 2010 7:35 PM

    beaverthomas: bad day at your work desk 2day??? ill bring u some muffins 2morrow.

  16. Karlos Long 5877 says: Jul 30, 2010 7:54 PM

    another bum those losers pick up to sell tickets to their shi**y fans. good luck…. again 8-8 will be a success to those idiots!

  17. TheToolofTools says: Jul 30, 2010 7:59 PM

    Holmes may not make it back.
    I would say he’s as dumb as a box of rocks, but i would not want to degrade a box of rocks.
    Holmes is PURE ghetto and the Steelers knew it.
    Want proof?
    See also The Steelers getting rid of Plexico Burress.
    How’d that work out in New York ?

  18. Zinn says: Jul 30, 2010 8:19 PM

    # TheSleepness says: July 30, 2010 7:18 PM
    why not just keep coles as a #4?? Why is there a mandate he leave after 4 games..smells like BS to me
    —————————————————
    The problem is Coles cannot play special teams. Unlike Smith, ex jet Wright and to a lesser extent Clowney.
    So its likely he is here for 4 games. But anything can happen. An injury, strong performance or who knows? But have to love gis attitude. Coles has always been a hard worker a team player. Good guy and nice to see him back. Now all we need is Pennington back.

  19. SeriousRadio says: Jul 30, 2010 8:38 PM

    Let’s not forget the roles that washed up veterans played on the Pats for years. Coles won’t even be expected to play that much, and certianly won’t be an important cog – just a role player.

  20. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Jul 30, 2010 8:46 PM

    Laveranues Coles fun fact!
    His first touchdown catch was when he stole an interception from I believe Sam Madison in the Monday Night Miracle, a game in which the Dolphins choked harder than the ’07 Patriots.

  21. Cup says: Jul 30, 2010 8:47 PM

    TheToolofTools: Good point. I was actually going to type the same thing, but you beat me to it lol.
    Put a Ghetto mentality in the big city and it gets even worse! Plex just had a bad attutude and look what happens, Santonio has a habitual pot problem, I see a crack rock in his future lol.
    Hell, he almost didn’t even make it to NY without getting arrested on the plane for god’s sake hahahaha.
    I watched this guy live his first two years as a bust in the NFL and have one okay season. I don’t see him doing too much in NY with Sanchez slinging it to defenses 20 times a year :).
    Here’s to the best trade the Steelers EVER made! :)

  22. MistrezzRachael says: Jul 30, 2010 8:51 PM

    Umm, Serious Radio…’A jet at heart???’..
    Usually statements like that are reserved for franchises who have had SOME form of success in their history.
    jets have lost now 42 years in a row..not many NFL teams more futile than that…
    Think its more like..jets only team to offer him amything..

  23. numberfour says: Jul 30, 2010 9:02 PM

    look it up. he was molested between the ages of 10-13 by a man his mother later married.
    mom doesnt sound too smart.
    of course he also got in a bunch of trouble while at fsu.

  24. hotchick says: Jul 30, 2010 9:39 PM

    Did anyone actually read the post? How many of the posts above commented on him being a good pick up for the first four games, and wonder what would happen at game 5. Or those fortune tellers predicting he will be released at game 5.
    The damn post says its basically a four game deal and quotes Coles saying he expects to be released.
    Geeesh
    BTW if Coles starts in Holmes spot for the first 4 games its a conviction of Cotchery and whoever else they have catching the ball. Shouldn’t they be the ones stepping in for Holmes while he is out? Not some street free agent no one else wants!
    The guy so desparate for a team he signs in July for a 4 game deal is the guy you want to have see action only in a dire emergency.

  25. Zinn says: Jul 31, 2010 12:01 AM

    hotchick says: July 30, 2010 9:39 PM
    BTW if Coles starts in Holmes spot for the first 4 games its a conviction of Cotchery and whoever else they have catching the ball. Shouldn’t they be the ones stepping in for Holmes while he is out? Not some street free agent no one else wants!
    ===================================
    I guess it depends on how much Coles has left. But even a Coles with nothing is likely Coles is better than Smith or Clowney. In regard to Holmes or Cotchery catching balls ahead of the # 3 WR that would be the plan but there will be times that the third WR is either open or the play is designed to get him the ball.
    Why Coles? He is cheap, understands he system as he has been in Shotty’s offense and can step right in tommorow and likely be better than Smith or Clowney. It would be hard to find anyone that could get up to speed that fast. Much happier we signed Coles rather than TO.

  26. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 31, 2010 8:41 AM

    “…..Shouldn’t they be the ones stepping in for Holmes while he is out? Not some street free agent no one else wants!
    The guy so desparate for a team he signs in July for a 4 game deal is the guy you want to have see action only in a dire emergency.”
    ________________________________
    Isn’t that essentially what their whole team is comprised of ?

  27. CincyAllDaWay says: Jul 31, 2010 9:23 AM

    # TheSleepness says: July 30, 2010 7:18 PM
    why not just keep coles as a #4?? Why is there a mandate he leave after 4 games..smells like BS to me
    —————————————————–
    No dude, that’s that lard ass Rex Ryan your smelling!
    Coles is done! He’ll probably drop more balls that Braylon Edwards if that’s humanly possible! He’s an upgrade over Cotchery though!

  28. Bleeding Green says: Jul 31, 2010 10:28 AM

    @ TheToolofTools
    Actually, Plaxico Burress was a huge part of the Giants Super Bowl run. That’s how that worked out in New York. Idiot.

  29. baiko says: Jul 31, 2010 10:55 AM

    Love that the whole country hates the J-E-T-S!! Everyone last year gave them no chance to beat the Bengals and especially the Chargers but what happened? Coles is a rent-a-player. That’s all. And when the Jets go to their 2nd home in dirty miami, all you fin fans are gonna witness a massacre and Jason Taylor gonna be in the middle of it. HAHA. Give us the rejects!! as long as they can play, we welcome them in. Hard Knocks this year.

  30. Spungy says: Jul 31, 2010 11:31 AM

    Watch him still be an elite receiver and his performance last year (or lack thereof) was a Rex Ryan plot!

  31. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 31, 2010 12:23 PM

    @baiko
    You’re a typical hilarious jest fan. No one hates the jests. They provide the comedy to get by in this stressful life. Heck, the whole world laughs at them every day. Good luck with all the has-beens on your team. Hope the team doctor is well stocked and ready to stay busy each week. As for JT being in the middle of the masacre, you are so right there. He’s going to be squashed so badly by Jake Long and John Jerry may just pounce on him for good measure. As for your rejects, they ALL think they can still play until proved they can’t. I think you misspelled your last sentence though. Shouldn’t it be Hard Times?

  32. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Jul 31, 2010 10:51 PM

    @Koa
    This years Hard Knocks is about he Jets, not the Dolphins.
    Chad Henne could throw for 10,000 yards and it wouldn’t mean spit because everybody knows the Dolphin defense has more holes than swiss cheese. Even Mark Sanchez, who played worse than awful last year managed to throw for 265 and two touchdowns on your swiss cheese.

  33. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 1, 2010 8:02 AM

    And it was about the Bengles when they sucked too. And KC too. So what is your point with that? That Hard Knocks has sucky teams on the show?
    Chad may just throw for those 10,000 yards against old man Cromartie but he won’t need to since they’ll probably run for 2,000 yards against your old man JT. And yet with all those holes, they still beat the jests TWICE. You jests fans are the dumbest but oh so funny. Somehow I don’t think Sancheezy will have as much luck now that the Fins got rid of the biggest problem (Gebril) and the old fogeys JT and JPeezy. But not to worry, because now the jests have one of those old washed up players to give up lots of yards. Lucky jests.

  34. baiko says: Aug 1, 2010 9:30 AM

    what’s a typical jet fan? passionate? loyal? committed? it’s good to be a typical jet fan. ya we had lots of heartache over the years but we also had some good years as well. what the heck has miami or buffalo done? they can’t even sell out without the help of jet fans going to their stadiums.

  35. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 1, 2010 10:22 AM

    And how well are those PSLs going for you fools? And believe me, everyone in South Florida wishes those stupid jests fans would move back home. Why do they come down there anyway? Oh yeah, because Noo Joisey sucks.

  36. Brick-Pride says: Aug 2, 2010 10:56 AM

    CincyAllDaWay says:
    July 31, 2010 9:23 AM
    Coles is done! He’ll probably drop more balls that Braylon Edwards if that’s humanly possible! He’s an upgrade over Cotchery though!
    Although you are probably still suffering from the hangover of losing to the Jets twice to end your 2009 season, maybe you should stick to stroking Ochocinco’s ego before you bad talk the Cotch. Solid numbers every year.
    2006: 82 for 961
    2007: 82 for 1130
    2008: 71 for 858
    2009: 57 for 821

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