Jets held Ryan Kalil out Saturday night

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When going over plans for Saturday night’s game against the Saints, head coach Adam Gase said center Ryan Kalil would play about a quarter in his first game action since signing with the team.

On Saturday night, however, the Jets opted not to play Kalil at all. Jonotthan Harrison started at center for the third game in a row and General Manager Joe Douglas explained why he, head coach Adam Gase and offensive line coach Frank Pollack shifted gears.

“We felt the best thing for him and the team would be to hold him out of the game,” Douglas said, via Newsday. “He’s only had three practices, so we felt the smart thing to do was to hold him out. We’ll re-evaluate it next week. We’re 15 days away from the opener so we feel he’s going to have plenty of time to be ready for Week One.”

The Jets were also without starting guards Kelechi Osemele and Brian Winters, so their line may not fully gel until the regular season is up and running.

4 responses to “Jets held Ryan Kalil out Saturday night

  1. I’m still wondering why the Jets went out and signed Khalil, the guy was one of the worst starting centers in the NFL last season. Now in his mid 30’s Khalil is no longer the dominant Center he once was but is now a liability, Jets would of been better signing a number of different Centers who were available in F/A.

  2. Watching darnold every game and every snap this kid is legit. The throws he makes and his decisions especially really have greatly improved. Anyone who hates on darnold doesn’t know a dam thing about football. He is everything a team would want in their quarterback and he is 22. The jets future is looking great. We have our franchise they just need too solidify the secondary pass rush and get that oline together healthy. He has played preseason without 3 out of 5 starters on line. Let’s go jets

  3. They missed a center on n free agency you are right. But this was a good move for the jets who needed a veteran center. Worst case he stays a backup and Harrison starts. Best case he plays and starts it’s a win win. Hopefully this move has pushed Harrison who has received praise from coaches and gm and has looked good. The jets have the money so they upgraded their depth by this move

  4. @hawkkiller

    He was actually good but not an elite center last season coming off a major neck injury surrounded by some of the worst guards in the NFL and played all 16 games.

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