Florham Park, NJ May 31, 2023 -- Offensive tackle Duane Brown during the Jets OTA.

Jets activate OT Duane Brown off IR, add him to roster

New York Jets left tackle Duane Brown was activated from injured reserve after an injury that’s kept him out since September.

Brown, 38, was added to the 53-man roster on the final day of his 21-day practice window. Had the Jets not made the move to activate him, Brown would have been stuck on the IR for the rest of the season.

Brown played the first two games of the season before being placed on IR in Week 3 with shoulder and hip issues. Brown has recently referenced a groin injury.

The Jets face the Miami Dolphins in the NFL’s first Black Friday game, though it’s not clear what role Brown will play, if any.

Mekhi Becton started the past eight games at left tackle, but he sprained an ankle during last Sunday’s 32-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Rookie Carter Warren finished the game in his place.

Brown is a five-time Pro Bowl selection with 217 career starts across 16 seasons with the Houston Texans (2008-17), Seattle Seahawks (2017-21) and Jets.

He was selected by the Texans with the 26th overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. He signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Jets in August 2022.

–Field Level Media

Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety Sydney Brown (21) prepares for a game against the New England Patriots during the warm-up period at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles S Sydney Brown inactive vs. Jets

The Philadelphia Eagles, already thin at defensive back, will be without rookie safety Sydney Brown for the third straight game because of a hamstring injury.

Brown was listed as questionable for the Eagles (5-0) for Sunday’s game at the New York Jets (2-3) before going on the inactive list. He hasn’t played since Sept. 25 at Tampa Bay. Starter Justin Evans (knee) was placed on injured reserve late in the week, so veteran Terrell Edmunds is expected to start along with safety Reed Blankenship.

Veteran cornerback Darius Slay (knee) will miss his first game of the season. He already was listed as out, as was defensive tackle Jalen Carter (ankle).

The Jets also lack depth in the secondary as starting cornerbacks Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed already were ruled out because of concussions.

The Jets’ other inactives are cornerback Brandin Echols, wide receiver Jason Brownlee, running back Israel Abanikanda, linebacker Zaire Barnes and defensive lineman Micheal Clemons.

In addition to Brown, Slay and Carter, the Eagles’ other inactives are quarterback Tanner McKee, running back Rashaad Penny, tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu (triceps).

Philadelphia on Saturday activated middle linebacker Nakobe Dean (foot) after four weeks on injured reserve and placed wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) on IR.

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Aug 11, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Trevor Siemian (19) throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers in the second half at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

QB Trevor Siemian to be inactive Sunday for the Jets

Quarterback Trevor Siemian, signed Tuesday to the Jets practice squad, will be inactive Sunday night when New York hosts the Kansas City Chiefs.

Head coach Robert Saleh told reporters Tuesday that he expects Siemian to pick up the offense quickly and he will determine the veteran’s status on a week-by-week basis.

“He’s obviously got a lot of games under his belt. He’s a quick learner, a quick study from my understanding,” Saleh said. “Just giving the ability to come on the practice squad and help us out was the best decision for us.”

Saleh has been staunchly in the corner of Zach Wilson, who took over after Aaron Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles in the first quarter of his Jets debut. Wilson is scheduled to start against the Chiefs on Sunday with Tim Boyle as his backup.

Siemian, 31, is making his second stint in New York. He is 13-17 as a starter for the Denver Broncos (2015-17), Jets (2019), New Orleans Saints (2021) and Chicago Bears (2022).

He spent the offseason with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Wilson has completed just 52.4 percent of his passes for 467 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions for the Jets (1-2) this season.

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) walks on the field Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, before a game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Matt Ryan: ‘No interest’ in coming back to QB Jets

Former Most Valuable Player turned booth announcer Matt Ryan said Monday he has “no interest” in coming out of retirement to play quarterback for the New York Jets.

Ryan, 38, was addressing a report from Sunday that his representatives had reached out to the Jets in the aftermath of Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles injury. Ryan said his agent was just doing his job to check on potential opportunities but that he’s content right where he is.

“My agent is one of the best at what he does — Todd France is incredible. And he wouldn’t be doing his job if he wasn’t looking into certain situations. But he and I talked and I’ve got no interest in doing that right now. I’m enjoying what I’m doing,” Ryan said Monday on CBS Sports.com.

Regardless, the Jets declined to engage on Ryan anyway.

Ryan joined CBS Sports as an analyst in May but said at the time that “this is not a retirement post.”

Ryan authored a 124-109-1 record in 15 seasons and threw for 62,792 yards and 381 touchdowns with the Atlanta Falcons (2008-21) and Indianapolis Colts (2022).

Fox Sports reported that Carson Wentz also reached out to the Jets but was told the team remains committed to quarterback Zach Wilson.

Wentz, 30, compiled a 46-45-1 record with 22,129 passing yards and 151 TDs in five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2016-20) and one each with the Colts (2021) and Washington Commanders (2022).

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New England Patriots tight end Pharaoh Brown on his way to a touchdown against the New York Jets in the first half of a regular season game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in East Rutherford.

Patriots escape with 15th straight win over Jets

Matthew Judon recorded a safety with 2:19 to go and the visiting New England Patriots preserved a 15-10 win over the New York Jets on a rainy Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

The Patriots (1-2) extended their winning streak against their AFC East rival to 15 games, dating to 2015. That ties the Kansas City Chiefs’ run against the Denver Broncos for the NFL’s longest active streak against a single opponent.

Zach Wilson and the Jets (1-2) attempted to salvage a dismal offensive performance with an 87-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that cut their deficit to 13-10. But after New York got the ball back, Judon beat left tackle Mekhi Becton on third-and-long and took down Wilson in the end zone for his second sack of the day.

The Jets forced two three-and-outs to stay alive. Wilson’s Hail Mary throw with 1 second left reached the end zone but fell incomplete, with Randall Cobb just missing the grab.

Wilson completed 18 of 36 passes for 157 yards and the Jets managed just 38 rushing yards. New York had six three-and-outs and 171 total yards (2.8 per play).

Mac Jones went 15-of-29 for 201 yards and a touchdown, and Ezekiel Elliott led the Patriots in rushing with a season-high 80 yards on 16 totes.

The score was 3-0 after one quarter thanks to Chad Ryland’s 48-yard field goal on New England’s opening drive. Ryland went on to miss from 48 and 57 yards during the second quarter.

In the meantime, the Jets went nowhere on their first five possessions, which netted 1 yard and one first down. Wilson took a 12-yard sack early in the second quarter and received a chorus of boos as the Jets went three-and-out.

The Patriots made it 10-0 with 11:49 left in the half when Jones hit uncovered tight end Pharaoh Brown over the top after a play-action fake. Brown chugged 58 yards to the end zone for his first touchdown since 2020 with the Houston Texans.

Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook combined for 29 rushing yards on the Jets’ sixth possession, which included a fourth-down conversion before Greg Zuerlein’s 52-yard field goal with 1:21 left.

Ryland made it 13-3 Patriots with a booming 51-yard field goal with 10:31 left in the third quarter. The teams combined to punt on their next six possessions before the Jets’ touchdown drive.

Wilson completed seven passes on the march, and after a pass interference call on New England brought the Jets to the 1, fullback Nick Bawden pushed in for his first career touchdown with 5:24 left.

–Field Level Media

Florham Park, NJ May 31, 2023 -- Offensive tackle Duane Brown during the Jets OTA.

Jets downgrade LT Duane Brown to out vs. Patriots

The New York Jets downgraded left tackle Duane Brown to out for Sunday’s game against New England.

Brown missed practice all week with hip and shoulder issues as the Jets (1-1) prepared to host the Patriots (0-2).

Brown, 38, is a five-time Pro Bowl selection with 217 career starts across 16 seasons with three teams.

Billy Turner is expected to take over Brown’s responsibilities protecting quarterback Zach Wilson’s blind side.

Backup guard Wes Schweitzer (concussion) and starting safety Tony Adams (hamstring) were also ruled out.

Defensive end John Franklin-Myers (hip) and kicker Greg Zuerlein (groin) are questionable for the AFC East clash.

–Field Level Media