The Jets’ commerce for defensive finish Shaq Lawson on Sunday creates one fascinating 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 recreation 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 straightforward to seek out and McGovern laughed when requested about it Monday and stated there isn’t any lingering animosity.
“If you happen to simply sort my identify into Twitter, it’s at all times the very first thing that comes up,” McGovern stated. “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 taking part in some other opponent. It’s recreation time. Everyone’s within the second and what have you ever.
“We talked after the final two instances we performed one another. That video is from two years in the past. The final two instances we performed one another. It was fantastic. I feel we really laughed about it after 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 stated.
Linebacker C.J. Mosely stated 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 effectively, I suppose we’ve received him now. Group 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 stated. “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’d name a frontrunner 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 type of man that’s going to inspire everyone.”
RB Michael Carter (decrease physique) and WR Vyncint Smith (heel) didn’t follow Monday. Saleh stated Carter must be again Wednesday when the Jets follow once more. OT George Fant was excused for private causes. … The Jets activated S Ashtyn Davis (foot) off the PUP record.
NFL groups must trim their rosters to 53 gamers by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The Jets started that course of Monday, formally chopping 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.