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Sheldon Richardson back for Jets this week

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 21:  Defensive end Sheldon Richardson #91 of the New York Jets celebrates after sacking quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Jets didn’t win against the Bengals in Week One, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort on the part of their defensive line.

They were the driving force behind seven sacks of Andy Dalton with second-year defensive end Leonard Williams having the best individual day. Williams had 2.5 sacks, two tackles for losses and five quarterback hits against Cincinnati, leading Bills coach Rex Ryan to call him a “big monster” on a Tuesday conference call.

Ryan also pointed out that the defensive line’s effort came without the assistance of defensive end Sheldon Richardson. Richardson missed the game while serving a suspension under the Personal Conduct Policy, but he’ll be back in action against his former head coach’s team on Thursday night.

The Jets formalized Richardson’s return on Tuesday by waiving tight end Braedon Bowman from the 53-man roster. He’ll join Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson and Steve McLendon up front in an attempt to make things as difficult for the Bills offense as the Ravens did in the season opener.

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10 Responses to “Sheldon Richardson back for Jets this week”
  1. joetoronto says: Sep 14, 2016 8:43 AM

    You have to know the Jets defense will copy the Ravens and keep Geno Taylor in the pocket, where he can’t do didley squat.

  2. nflequalswwe says: Sep 14, 2016 8:57 AM

    Seems legit…after all, his only crime was driving like a maniac with a loaded gun and child in the car while burning some drugs.

    Now if he had done something truly nefarious like standing accused of an equipment violation, and then had the gall to profess his innocence; well then it would have been a just punishment to make him miss half a season. #Integrity

  3. tylawspick6 says: Sep 14, 2016 8:57 AM

    148 MPH, a loaded weapon, drugs and a minor in the car.

    1 game suspension for an already previous suspended player.

    But, he plays for the Jetsies!

    Roger Goodell = Ex Jets employee and current Jets fan from NY

    Arrest, try and convict for consumer fraud

  4. factschecker says: Sep 14, 2016 9:47 AM

    It’s absurd that he only got a one games suspension for what he did.

    High speed chase with police
    Gins and drugs in the car
    with a 15 year old kid in the car.

    and all that equals a one game suspension 2 years after it happened? Absurd compared to every single other suspension in the NFL.

    It’s insulting actually. Both as a fan and a semi intelligent (totally up for debate) human being.

  5. nolasoxfan2012 says: Sep 14, 2016 9:51 AM

    Yep. That one game suspension for fleeing the police at 140 mph while smoking dope with a kid in the car while already on suspension for a drug issue will really teach him to behave. Makes total sense.

  6. joshuadx89 says: Sep 14, 2016 9:51 AM

    Hopefully its close and comes down to a 4th quarter game ending drive with Fitz leading the Jets down the field. We know how that ends…

  7. paulieorkid says: Sep 14, 2016 10:43 AM

    @ joetoronto who said “… the Jets defense will copy the Ravens …”

    Joe, are you aware that the Baltimore Ravens openly admitted back in the late 90’s to copying the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive schemes. The Ravens pattered their whole defense around what the Steelers were doing.

    They wanted not just the Steelers’ defensive blueprint, stunts and formational schemes – but also the Steelers mindset.

    Ozzie Newsome and Brian Billick were quite candid about it at the time.

    And in the 2000s, the Ravens – having been battered and bloodied by Hines Ward — then copied the Steelers again by trying to attract PHYSICAL wideouts, so they bring in guys like Anquan Boldin and Steve Smith.

    So let’s not criticize others for copying a team known for copying how it does business.

    To the Ravens’ credit – they have become a very strong and formidable team, after they modeled what they do after another good team.

  8. paulieorkid says: Sep 14, 2016 10:44 AM

    The Jets’ defensive line is the strongest and deepest in the league. The Rams’ d-line is the closest, but the Jets are absolutely jacked.

  9. ryann252013 says: Sep 14, 2016 11:48 AM

    The Rams defensive line couldn’t hold Wilkerson, Williams, Richardson, and Mclendon’s jock strap.

  10. joetoronto says: Sep 14, 2016 12:04 PM

    paulieorkid says:
    Sep 14, 2016 10:43 AM
    @ joetoronto who said “… the Jets defense will copy the Ravens …”

    Joe, are you aware that the Baltimore Ravens openly admitted back in the late 90’s to copying the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive schemes. The Ravens pattered their whole defense around what the Steelers were doing.

    They wanted not just the Steelers’ defensive blueprint, stunts and formational schemes – but also the Steelers mindset.

    Ozzie Newsome and Brian Billick were quite candid about it at the time.

    And in the 2000s, the Ravens – having been battered and bloodied by Hines Ward — then copied the Steelers again by trying to attract PHYSICAL wideouts, so they bring in guys like Anquan Boldin and Steve Smith.

    So let’s not criticize others for copying a team known for copying how it does business.

    To the Ravens’ credit – they have become a very strong and formidable team, after they modeled what they do after another good team.
    ***************************************************
    Buddy, I’m just talking about the game plan to keep Taylor in the pocket, that’s it.

    There was no criticizing at all.

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