FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kacy Rodgers missed being around the players and coaches the most while not knowing when he'd feel well enough to be back.
A health scare sidelined the New York Jets defensive coordinator for two games — a tense few weeks for Rodgers, who was medically cleared and returned to work this week on a full-time basis.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets' defense is getting its leader back.
Coach Todd Bowles announced Monday that defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers is returning to work this week after missing the past two games while dealing with an unspecified illness .
"He's been cleared and he should be ready to go," Bowles said during a conference call. "We'll ease him in slowly depending on how he feels, but he's doing a lot better."
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers briefly returned to the team's facility, and coach Todd Bowles says there's a "small chance" he coaches against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Rodgers is dealing with what Bowles characterized last week as a "serious" illness. The 49-year-old assistant coach wasn't with the team last Sunday for its 34-16 win over Denver.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Jamal Adams gathered the New York Jets' defensive players before their game against the Denver Broncos and spoke from the heart.
They were about to take the field without Kacy Rodgers, the defensive coordinator sidelined with what coach Todd Bowles says is a "serious" illness.
"Jamal gave a great pregame speech to the defense," defensive end Leonard Williams said. "He said if you didn't have enough to play for, play for that man. I think he's proud right now."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers is not with the team for its game against the Denver Broncos as he deals with what coach Todd Bowles has called a "serious" illness.
Bowles is expected to call the defensive plays from the sideline Sunday.
Neither Bowles nor the team has provided any details on the illness sidelining the 49-year-old Rodgers. It's unclear when he might be able to return to work.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers is dealing with what coach Todd Bowles calls a "serious" illness and it's uncertain if he'll be on the sideline for the game against Denver.
Bowles made the announcement Friday to end his news conference after the Jets' final full practice before facing the Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
"He's a tough guy," Bowles said. "It's a serious thing."
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles was clearly angry, even if his voice never rose above its usual low tone.
The normally stoic New York Jets coach vehemently denied a published report saying that he was stripping defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers of some play-calling duties.
"(It's) 100 percent false," Bowles said Wednesday. "Completely a lie. If somebody said it, it didn't come out of my mouth."
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have cut 18 players, including veteran linebackers David Bass and Kevin Minter, to pare their roster to 71.
New York has until 4 p.m. EDT on Saturday to reach the NFL's 53-man limit.
Safety Rontez Miles, on the physically unable to perform list, is expected to be moved to the regular-season PUP list and clear another spot.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — At the training facility, Kacy Rodgers is the New York Jets' defensive coordinator.
Everywhere else, he's Dad to Kacy Rodgers II, a versatile defensive back competing to make the team.
The two are enjoying the unique chance to work together in the NFL as father-son and coach-player.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive back Kacy Rodgers II, son of defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers, to a reserve/future contract.
Rodgers II was undrafted out of the University of Miami in 2013 and spent the last two seasons playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. He had 74 tackles, one interception and three forced fumbles for the Roughriders.
Rodgers II, who attended rookie minicamp with Kansas City in 2014, had a workout with the Jets in December.