Jets' Scott clears the air with Ryan

Linebacker Bart Scott, the subject of rumors that he might be traded or released by the New York Jets, now says he and Coach Rex Ryan are back on the same page.

It's cool, it was just something Rex and I needed to be on the same page about," Scott told the Newark Star-Ledger. "(I wanted him) to know where I stood and what the plans were and once we hashed that out it was fine. I've never been afraid to speak my mind or bet on myself so that was a conversation that needed to be had, we had it and we moved on.

"Hopefully I can be back to what I've always done, which never included leaving the field a lot. So, hopefully I'll get more opportunities."

Scott and Ryan go back to when Ryan was defensive coordinator in Baltimore and Scott was a linebacker for the Ravens.

Ryan sounded as if he is ready to move on from last season as well with the veteran linebacker.

"I think Bart, Bart is ready to be Bart Scott, the guy that we brought in here," Ryan said. "When you look at it, Bart will tell you he had a disappointing year last year, just like I'll tell you I had a disappointing year last year. And this whole football team -- Bart and myself -- want to have a great year this year."

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