Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley is expecting to be suspended for violating NFL policy, the Daily News first reported Tuesday morning.
Kerley avoided addressing specifics in the Jets locker room Tuesday afternoon.
“Anything about the suspension, it’s just a league matter right now, so I’m going to leave it up to the league,” he said.
Kerley believes he will be on the field for the Jets’ game against the Bills Thursday night at MetLife Stadium.
“As far as right now, that’s what I’m going into it with,” Kerley said. “I’m ready to go. We’ll see what happens.”
When asked if it’s safe to assume he’s currently in the appeal process, Kerley said, “I’d pretty much say it’s safe to assume anything. Anything’s up for assumption. You can assume anything. But it’s a league matter. I’ll leave it up to them. Right now, my main focus is on Thursday. It’s a quick turnaround.”
Kerley is third on the Jets with 217 receiving yards through eight games this season.
With Buster Skrine (concussion) and Morris Claiborne (foot) both battling injuries, the Jets traded for 49ers cornerback Rashard Robinson at Tuesday’s deadline. In exchange, the Jets gave San Francisco their fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft. They still have the Cowboys’ fifth-round pick, which they acquired in a draft-day trade this past spring.
The Niners selected Robinson in the fourth round of the 2016 draft out of LSU. He has seven passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery this season. But the 22-year-old has struggled with penalties during his young career. He’s been flagged 10 times this season, the most among NFL cornerbacks.
Kerley played with Robinson in San Fran last season and raved about the 6-1 defensive back.
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley has said that he expects to be suspended from the league for violating policy.
“He’s a dog. He’s a good football player, man,” Kerley said. “That’s my friend, that’s somebody I’m real cool with. I think he fits any defense. He’s a ballplayer, so he can adjust, he can adapt. We’ll definitely get somebody in the locker room who is a wildfire. I say a wildfire, I mean he just brings a lot of energy to the game.”
Fellow LSU alum Jamal Adams said Robinson will bring “a lot of swagger” to the Jets secondary and “has all the tools to be one of the best.”
“Welcome home, brother,” Adams added. “I’m looking forward to it.”
Claiborne, defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, toe), right tackle Brandon Shell (neck) and safety Terrence Brooks (hamstring) didn’t practice Tuesday.
Skrine and running back Matt Forte (knee) were limited.
The Jets placed rookie tight end Jordan Leggett (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday. Bowles said Leggett — the Jets’ fifth-round pick — could require surgery, but wouldn’t provide any details on the nature of the injury.
“They’re still going through that right now,” Bowles said. “They’re trying to decide if they’re just going to let it heal, or just try to get surgery.”
The Jets signed defensive lineman Xavier Cooper in a corresponding move. They also waived defensive lineman Ed Stinson, who injured his neck in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons.
With Manish Mehta