Jets' Rodgers cleared to return to work, will be eased in

NEW YORK (AP) — Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers will return to work this week after missing the past two games while dealing with an illness.

Coach Todd Bowles says Monday that Rodgers will be eased back into things and will coach Sunday in the Jets' game against Minnesota. He adds that it's uncertain to know so early in the week if Rodgers will call the defensive plays.

Bowles has run the defense the past two weeks, victories over Denver and Indianapolis.

The 49-year-old Rodgers has been dealing with an unspecified illness that Bowles has characterized as "serious."

Rodgers was at MetLife Stadium on Sunday for the win over the Colts and broke down the team huddle in the locker room after the game.

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