Todd Bowles has no qualms over chopping unfastened former Jets linebacker Erin Henderson — even when it led to a lawsuit.
When requested whether or not he regrets the best way issues ended with Henderson, who filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination towards the staff in New Jersey on Friday, the top coach responded: “No, not that I do know. It’s a private matter, and I feel the group is taking good care of it. I’ve no regrets.”
And why did they let him go?
“I’m not going to get into that. It was simply our determination that we got here to. … I’ll let the authorized system maintain every thing else.”
After the 2 sides did not agree on a personal settlement, Henderson, presently a free agent, sued in search of $three.three million — the quantity of his unpaid 2016 wage and his 2017 non-assured wage — from the group on the grounds they unfairly positioned him on the non-soccer damage (NFI) record in October 2016 and didn’t accommodate his bipolar dysfunction.
By not specifying the rationale he was placed on the NFI, Henderson claims the choice led different groups to consider it was associated to earlier alcohol issues.
Henderson’s lawyer, Lawrence Lavigne, asserted the Jets “did every thing fallacious, in order that they both destroyed a profession by remaining silent or they wrongfully terminated him.”
Bowles stated the staff will meet Saturday night time to debate what they’ll do through the nationwide anthem Sunday.
Final week, they linked arms to convey a message of unity.
So long as the intention is true, Bowles referred to as the approaching collectively of NFL groups “an ideal factor.”
“You bought to ask them what they arrive collectively for,” he stated. “You’ll be able to’t lose sight of the narrative. If everyone has the narrative proper, then it’s an amazing factor.”
Linebacker Darron Lee was fined $18,231 for roughing Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler final week, and security Jamal Adams was fined $9,one hundred fifteen for taunting.
Defensive finish Kony Ealy, who missed the final two days of follow due to a dying within the household, returned Friday and can play Sunday.
Operating again Matt Forte (toe) and tight finish Jordan Leggett (knee) have been dominated out. Bilal Powell will get the beginning in Forte’s place.
Outdoors linebacker Josh Martin (ankle) and proper deal with Brandon Shell (shoulder) are uncertain. If Shell doesn’t go well with up, both Brent Qvale or Ben Ijalana will fill in.
After not working towards Thursday, Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) was restricted on Friday and is listed as questionable.
In response to Bowles, if Wilkerson is lively, then…