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 Keyshawn Johnson Jerseys 2019 ,” Bowles said during a conference call. “We’ll ease him in slowly depending on how he feels, but he’s doing a lot better.”Bowles added that Rodgers will coach Sunday in the Jets’ game against Minnesota, but said it’s uncertain to know so early in the week if Rodgers will call the defensive plays. Bowles has run the defense the past two weeks White LaDainian Tomlinson Jerseys , victories over Denver and Indianapolis.The 49-year-old Rodgers was at MetLife Stadium on Sunday for the win over the Colts and broke down the team huddle in the locker room after the game.“He’s a great spirit,” nose tackle Steve McLendon said. “He’s a great coach. For me, it’s always awesome to see a guy come back LaDainian Tomlinson Jerseys 2019 , especially with all the things that he’s been through in the past few weeks. He gets to come back to the game that he loves. As long as he has health, that’s all that matters.”Rodgers had a medical appointment on Oct. 4 and was not with the team for practice the following day, when a somber Bowles revealed that Rogers was dealing with what he characterized as a “serious” illness. Rodgers had not been at practice since.“Any time you get somebody who gets sick on you or has some type of illness White Curtis Martin Jerseys , you worry about him wholeheartedly,” Bowles said. “The job doesn’t matter, it’s all about the person Curtis Martin Jerseys 2019 , getting healthy. It’s a big relief for us.” The Jets hired Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator last month and that move was met with speculation about how current members of the team might fit into the 4-3 base defense that Williams ran in Cleveland and other stops throughout his coaching career.That speculation can apparently be put on ice. Brian Costello of the reports that the Jets will not be switching from the 3-4 base that they’ve used for over a decade.It’s worth noting that the Jets featured four-man fronts under former head coach Todd Bowles and the prevalence of sub packages means that teams aren’t in their base looks all that much under any circumstances.The makeup of the defensive group stands a good chance of changing in the draft as there should be several well regarded defensive players available with the third overall pick. However they line up, such an addition will be welcomed if Williams can deploy him in a way that makes it easier for the Jets to win games in the future.
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