The Giants on Wednesday suspended cornerback Eli Apple for the ultimate sport of 2017, and now the dysfunction in East Rutherford is reaching ranges normally solely seen at One Jets Drive.
Two of Apple’s faculty teammates – linebacker Darron Lee and large receiver Jalin Marshall – are on the Jets. Each former Ohio State Buckeyes voiced shock on the catastrophe Apple, a first-round decide, has created for himself with Huge Blue. The Giants banned Apple for “conduct detrimental to the staff.”
Lee and Marshall commented on the state of affairs Wednesday afternoon earlier than the Giants introduced the suspension. At that time, Apple was merely entangled in a public back-and-forth with Professional Bowl security Landon Collins, who referred to as Apple a “most cancers” throughout a radio look earlier this week.
“Eli was an ideal teammate,” Lee mentioned in a quick interview at his locker in Florham Park. “That is all I bought to say on that topic.”
“Eli was an ideal teammate for me. We simply competed and we by no means had no points – by no means nothing like that,” added Marshall, who’s on the Jets apply squad. “I hope all is effectively for him, man, and if he wants something, he all the time can attain out to me.”
Lee mentioned he and Apple are nonetheless shut, however he would not plan on contacting him.
“Every little thing’s cool. It is simply bought nothing to do with me,” Lee mentioned. “He’ll get by it. Like I mentioned, he was an excellent teammate to me at Ohio State. That is all I do know.”
“I might by no means anticipate nothing like that, nothing unfavorable to be round his identify,” Marshall mentioned. “I all the time considered him as a high-class man, character man who takes care of his enterprise. However three years in the past, we did not have a complete bunch of cash.”
The Jets positioned proper guard Brian Winters on injured reserve Wednesday. Winter had been coping with an stomach damage since Week 2. He missed Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. Todd Bowles mentioned final week Winters may wish offseason surgical procedure.
The offensive lineman was sidelined for the ultimate two video games of final season after tearing his rotator cuff in Week 15, an damage that required surgical procedure. Winters signed a four-year, $29 million extension in January.
Large receiver Robby Anderson (sickness), defensive lineman Leonard Williams (again) cornerback Morris Claiborne (foot), operating again Matt Forte (knee), large receiver Jermaine Kearse (ankle), tight finish Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ribs, foot) and proper sort out Brandon Shell (concussion) all did not apply Wednesday.
Outdoors linebacker Jordan Jenkins (ankle, shoulder) was restricted.
Bowles wouldn’t say if defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson – who’s been a wholesome scratch the previous two weeks – can be energetic Sunday in opposition to the Patriots.
Wilkerson will journey with the staff to Foxborough, nonetheless.
“We’ll make that call Sunday,” Bowles mentioned.
When requested who’s concerned within the determination, Bowles replied, “Largely me.”
Wilkerson will nearly definitely be inactive. If he suffers a catastrophic damage, his 2018 wage of $16.75 million turns into assured. The Jets will minimize Wilkerson after this season to avoid wasting $11 million in cap area.