Laveranues Coles’ third time with the Jets will be his last. Coles says he’s not interested in playing past this season.
“There ain’t no, ‘Want to retire as a Jet.’ This is it,” Coles said
to Rod Boone of Newsday on Monday. “This is the
last hurrah. The boat stops here, trust me.”
That boat could stop after Week Four, when Santonio Holmes comes off suspension. Coles said Rex Ryan was honest about that possibility and Coles says that’s fine with him.
“I wouldn’t have it no other way. I think if I walked away from
somewhere else, I think I was going to sign a one-day deal here anyway
just to retire as a Jet,” Coles said. “It was going to end this way anyway regardless.
Whether they wanted me back here or they didn’t, I still was coming
back. They didn’t have a choice. It was one of those things where I was
walking back through these doors whether they wanted me or not.”
They want him; the only question is how long. Coles doesn’t sound too worried about the answer.