dpAWOL: Veteran cornerback Dimitri Patterson has been suspended indefinitely by the New York Jets. Patterson, who signed a one year deal worth three million dollars this offseason, showed up to Florham Park on Friday right before the Jets third, and most important preseason game against New York rivals, the Giants. Paterson attended team meetings and also enjoyed the pre-game meal with his Jets teammates before leaving Florham Park and resting until it was time to report to MetLife Stadium. The funny thing about it all, is that Patterson never made it to MetLife, and the Jets had not heard anything from him after he left the facility. Head Coach Rex Ryan was unaware of Patterson’s absence until just before kickoff, when GM John Idzik went down to the field and let Ryan know that he could not get in contact with Paterson. The cornerback missed all of the Jets preseason game and also wasn’t heard from again by the Jets, or anyone really until Sunday. Finally, a tweet was sent out by a reporter who had heard from Paterson letting her know that he was okay, and that he hadn’t gone AWOL. Honestly, Patterson lost his chance to prove to the Jets that he can fill a void at corner, and even before going AWOL he wasn’t very impressive this preseason. This explains why Paterson has never stuck with one team in his NFL career. Idzik said that DP is suspended indefinitely until the team can understand what happened to cause this. The suspension isn’t expected to be a long one.

vickgenoYou go, GENO: Geno Smith, the Jets second year quarterback, has officially been named the Jets starter for week one of the 2014-2015 season. Geno had a solid camp and really showed that on Friday night, after going 9 for 14 with 138 yards and one touchdown pass. Jets brass was said to be upset with offseason acquisition Michael Vick, for not being more competitive in grabbing the starting quarterback spot, while Vick told reporters last week that he was brought in to be a backup and mentor. He also stated that he still competed and that he was still in good graces with his coaches. If Smith is unable to get it done early in the season, Vick has a good grasp of the offense and would provide the Jets first viable backup quarterback option in years.

Cut’em: The Jets release six players Sunday morning, but none more surprising the offseason acquisition, Jacoby Ford. Ford was thought to be the Jets kick returner going into the season, but with the rise of Saalim Hakim the Jets felt that Ford was no longer needed. Other cuts included Ras-I-Dowling, Chad Young, Michael Campbell, Colin Anderson and Aaron Grady. From what’s been said around Jet camp, Grady was said to be having a nice camp after signing as a undrafted free agent with the Jets, but with such depth at the defensive line they felt that they could move on from another potential rotation piece. It will be interesting to see how the roster shakes out after Thursday’s final preseason game with the Eagles. Thursday is the last day for players to prove that they deserve the roster spot and with all the starters sitting, they will certainly have the chance.

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