The Jets’ commerce for defensive finish Shaq Lawson on Sunday creates one attention-grabbing dynamic within the locker room.
Lawson and heart Connor McGovern had a postgame confrontation two years in the past when Lawson was on the Payments and McGovern was a Bronco. After a sport in Buffalo through which he had two sacks, Lawson went after McGovern, cursing him out and saying he had “two sacks in your ass. … You’ll keep in mind me now.” The video is simple to seek out and McGovern laughed when requested about it Monday and mentioned there is no such thing as a lingering animosity.
“In the event you simply kind my title into Twitter, it’s all the time the very first thing that comes up,” McGovern mentioned. “To start out off, we performed one another twice final 12 months. It was all cordial. He was in Miami. I’ve performed him since then and nothing. It was simply enjoying every other opponent. It’s sport time. All people’s within the second and what have you ever.
“We talked after the final two occasions we performed one another. That video is from two years in the past. The final two occasions we performed one another. It was wonderful. I believe we truly laughed about it once we performed down in Miami final 12 months.”
McGovern did wish to be sure that everybody knew one factor.
“I’ll say, to set the file straight, the 2 sacks weren’t on me,” McGovern mentioned.
Linebacker C.J. Mosely mentioned he noticed the video on Instagram on Monday shortly after studying the Jets acquired Lawson from the Texans.
“I noticed a flashback with McGovern and him speaking after the sport,” Mosley joked. “I used to be like, ‘Oh nicely, I suppose we’ve obtained him now. Staff chemistry goes to be actual excessive.’”
McGovern was requested the distinction between Robert Saleh and former coach Adam Gase on Monday. Whereas he was cautious to not take a direct shot at Gase, he clearly is glad there was a change made.
“I imply that is the nicest approach potential. The Jets’ earlier head coaches have been gurus,” McGovern mentioned. “They’ve been into Xs and Os and we’re going to beat you with the higher scheme. Saleh is ‘We’re going to beat you as a result of we work tougher and play with larger effort.’ He’s what I might name a pacesetter of males. He doesn’t assume Xs and Os win soccer video games. He is aware of gamers win soccer video games. He’s the sort of man that’s going to inspire everyone.”
RB Michael Carter (decrease physique) and WR Vyncint Smith (heel) didn’t observe Monday. Saleh mentioned Carter needs to be again Wednesday when the Jets observe once more. OT George Fant was excused for private causes. … The Jets activated S Ashtyn Davis (foot) off the PUP checklist.
NFL groups must trim their rosters to 53 gamers by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The Jets started that course of Monday, formally reducing S J.T. Hassell, DL Aaron Adeoye, CB Lamar Jackson, OL Corey Levin, WR Lawrence Cager, DE Jeremiah Valoaga and Bennett Jackson, in accordance with varied sources.
The Jets labored out DE Dion Jordan, the previous No. 3 choose within the draft, in accordance with the league’s transaction wire.