Should Rex Ryan’s Double-Talking Concern New York Jets Fans?


Published: July 14, 2009

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... camp," said Rex Ryan after the Jets re-signed Bubba Franks on May 11.

"Bubba’s a football player, we know it," continued Ryan. "We signed him knowing that he’s going to be an outstanding blocker for us and he’s gonna have a role."

Only two months have passed, and Franks has been thrust back into the free agent pool without any explanation.

It's easy to speculate upon the reasons for their decision. His injury-shortened 2008 season was a concern when the Jets re-signed him to a one-year, veteran minimum contract.

If the release wasn't motivated by injury, then perhaps the staff found comfort in the personnel they evaluated during mandatory minicamps over a month ago.

But somehow and somewhere, the Jets' evaluation process failed. Either Franks was too injured to return or was no longer deemed to be good eno...

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