Also, center Ryan Kalil was scheduled to take his physical Friday after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the Jets on Thursday. Kalil retired after last season following a 12-year stint with Carolina, but opted to resume his playing career.
“It’s a great thing to add to that group, a guy that has played at a very high level for a long time,” Gase said. “He’s going to be really helpful for the offense, for the quarterback, for our locker room. We’re bringing in the right kind of guy for us. We’re fired up.”
Gase added the 34-year-old Kalil won’t practice Saturday.
“We’re going to make sure he’s good to go before he steps onto the field,” he said.
With Kalil’s arrival, Jonotthan Harrison goes from projected starter to backup.
“It’s one of those conversations that’s just not fun,” Gase said about telling Harrison he’d lost his starting role. “He is a true pro.”
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