Joe McKnight RB KC 8 Months

Jets RB Joe McKnight is sidelined again with a "head" injury.

McKnight is almost certainly concussed, but has dealt with migraines in the past. McKnight was wobbly on the practice field Monday, and had trouble even standing. The Jets would be deserving of a massive fine if McKnight was concussed. For now, he should be considered week to week. McKnight is wounding his roster chances.

Joe McKnight RB KC 8 Months

Jets RB Joe McKnight (concussion) has resumed practicing.

The Jets never admitted that McKnight was concussed, but all signs suggested he was. He'll make his preseason debut Saturday against the Jaguars.

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The New York Post reports Jets RB Joe McKnight was arrested in New Jersey last week for outstanding warrants after police pulled him over for speeding and changing lanes without signaling.

McKnight was arrested on July 30, on a Jets day off from camp. Police found he had blown off a $200 ticket for failing to produce an insurance card, and another $120 fine for failing to observe a traffic signal. Apparently, McKnight obeys traffic law about as well as he plays running back. He suffered a concussion at Friday's practice, and has not participated in training camp since.

Joe McKnight RB KC 9 Months

Jets RB Joe McKnight is sidelined by an "apparent concussion" in camp.

McKnight might be more on the roster bubble were Chris Ivory healthy and Mike Goodson in camp. Instead, Ivory is injured and Goodson has yet to report, leaving Bilal Powell to work as the starter. McKnight could still wind up losing his roster spot, but for now he's hanging on and should make it to final cuts.

Joe McKnight RB KC 9 Months

Jets activated RB/KR Joe McKnight from the active/PUP list.

McKnight failed his pre-training camp conditioning test, but was cleared to practice Friday. Entering a contract year, he's competing for a roster spot behind Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Mike Goodson.

Joe McKnight RB KC 9 Months

Jets placed RB/KR Joe McKnight on the active/PUP list.

He flunked his conditioning test on the first day of camp. McKnight's contract year is already off to a bad start with his roster spot hanging by a thread behind Chris Ivory, Mike Goodson, and Bilal Powell on the Jets' depth chart.

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Jets RB/KR Joe McKnight is certain he'll make the final roster.

"They're going to have to kill me to take my spot," McKnight said. "So, whoever they bring in, I don't care. I'm just going to make it a point to prove I'm going to be here." McKnight is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and he says new OC Marty Mornhinweg has been working him in the slot, too. The 25-year-old has averaged 4.5 YPC on 112 career totes and isn't a legit offensive threat.

Joe McKnight RB KC 12 Months

Joe McKnight considers himself a legitimate contender for the Jets' starting running back job, and vows to be "a lot better" in 2013.

"I made that promise to myself," McKnight said. "If not, I'm going to die trying. I'm nowhere near close to where I want to go." McKnight also claims to have never had a single conversation with former OC Tony Sparano, but that he "loves" new OC Marty Mornhinweg. McKnight's fire is admirable, but he should remain a gadget player/special teamer this season.

Joe McKnight RB KC Dec 30 '12

Jets RB Joe McKnight rushed once for two yards in the team's Week 17 loss to Buffalo.

McKnight gained 179 yards on 30 carries (5.97 YPC) this season, but was curiously underutilized as a change-of-pace back behind plodders Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell. McKnight, also the Jets' primary kickoff returner, is still just 24 years old and due an affordable $575,000 in 2013. While he's almost certainly not the answer for the Jets' feature back woes, McKnight deserves a longer look in a complementary role from New York's next offensive staff.

Joe McKnight RB KC Dec 27 '12

Joe McKnight (ankle, illness) was downgraded to "DNP" in practice on Thursday.

McKnight was listed as a "full" participant on Wednesday with an ankle issue, so he was likely sent home sick on Thursday. He should be fine for Week 17 against the Bills as the Jets' No. 3 running back and kick returner.