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Jets to wear Dennis Byrd helmet decal

The Jets have moved quickly to honor defensive end Dennis Byrd, a former player who died on Saturday and whose career ended as a result of a 1992 neck injury.

The team will wear a helmet decal bearing Byrd’s number 90 for Monday night’s game against the Cardinals. Per a source with knowledge of the team’s plans, the Jets will wear the decal tonight and on Sunday against the Ravens. The Jets may continue to wear it beyond that.

The Jets retired Byrd’s number in 2012, and no one had worn it during the 20 years before it was formally set aside.

Byrd, an Oklahoma native, was a second-round pick of the Jets in 1992. He died in an automobile accident near Tulsa, which occurred when a 17-year-old veered an SUV into Byrd’s oncoming Hummer H2.

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7 Responses to “Jets to wear Dennis Byrd helmet decal”
  1. blynch67 says: Oct 17, 2016 5:35 PM


  2. fumblenuts says: Oct 17, 2016 5:39 PM

    The Jets defense SHOULD get to Carson Palmer early and often……..

  3. chris1cat says: Oct 17, 2016 6:02 PM

    Sorry to hear about that terrible news.
    He was an inspiration for many players and people alike.

  4. antkowiak666 says: Oct 17, 2016 6:26 PM

    That’s awesome.It’s a shame the Cowboys were not allowed to wear a decal honoring the 5 Officers that were killed in Dallas.
    No worries,the Dallas Stars and NHL took care of that since they know how to do the right thing:)

  5. wartface says: Oct 17, 2016 7:16 PM

    “The Jets defense SHOULD get to Carson Palmer early and often……..”

    Don’t count on it. Your defense is going to play most of the game…😎

    Carson will hand the ball off the David Johnson until your guys in the defensive back field move up to stop the run then Palmer with go deep to Smoke or Fitzgerald.

    It going to be a long ride home after your loss in the desert…🙈

  6. justintuckrule says: Oct 17, 2016 8:09 PM

    Only Jets game I’ve ever been to live. Remember it like it was yesterday. vs. KC.

  7. genericcommenter says: Oct 17, 2016 9:03 PM

    He was drafted in ’89. His career ended in ’92.

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