New York Jets

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - JULY 28: Mekhi Becton #77 of the New York Jets during morning practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on July 28, 2021 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

OTA’s are here for the NFL, and while all anyone can talk about in Jets-land is what Aaron Rodgers looks like in a green Jets helmet, there is some muddying of the waters by tackle Mekhi Becton.

Becton, who has missed a better part of the past two years with knee injuries, and battled weight issues as well, is said to be fully healthy; he looks to be in the best physical shape of his professional career, but reports are he is not happy being a Jet right now.

In an article that appeared on Newsday on Monday, Becton ripped into Robert Saleh’s coaching staff, insinuating that they did not care about his health, adding that moving him to right tackle made no sense, since it put him in a spot to place more pressure on a surgically repaired knee.

“I hurt my right knee. That’s going to be the knee I put the most pressure on [while backpedaling in pass protection]. I explained it [to the coaches], but no one cared.

“I got forced to play a position I don’t play, and then I was pretty much telling them I wasn’t feeling good the whole time throughout camp, and I was told I shouldn’t be complaining,” Becton said. “‘Go out there and do it.’ I was limping throughout the whole practice, and I just took a step and my knee buckled, and I got hurt again and had to get reconstructive surgery.”

Becton’s frustration adds a huge wrinkle to the Jets plans. New York declined his fifth year option making him a free agent next year, so this is a prove it year for Becton — not only for his time with the Jets, but with anyone else who wants to sign him.

Right now the Jets can’t trade Becton, his market value is extremely low having missed the past two years. So for now, the two sides are stuck together.

Becton isn’t the only disgruntled player on the Jets roster. Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is holding out for a contract, and is looking for something in the neighborhood of $25 to $30 million according to Henry McKenna of Fox Sports.

Do the Jets trade Williams if things get out of hand? He too is scheduled to hit free agency next year. While nothing is out of the realm of possibility, the Jets need Williams. He was their most impactful player up front last year. Joe Douglas and crew have to figure this one out.

So while Jets fans are going gaga over Aaron Rodgers being on their team, two of the Jets most important players on both sides of the ball could implode the whole thing over their unhappy situations.

12 Patriotic Items You Need For Your Summer Backyard BBQ

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Long weekends mean there is more time to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with friends and family. Memorial Day and Fourth of July give us a time to celebrate the birth of our nation and honor those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Plus as an unofficial start to summer, also a good time to take a trip or celebrate in your own backyard.

I don’t know about you, but in my family, we are always gathering for every holiday. That includes Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. And while I’m not always the host, I’m definitely the one helping the host. So as we all prepare for our backyard barbecues and summer gatherings, here are some fun patriotic themed barbeque items to kick those backyard parties up a notch!

  • Red, White, and Booze Shirt

    A funny shirt perfect to wear yourself, or give as a gift, for any backyard barbecue or firework celebration. Available for both men and women in a tank or t-shirt, this shirt is sure to steal the show!

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  • American Themed Beverage Holder Beer Belt

    Who needs a beer cooler when you can have a beer belt? An adjustable belt for up to a 40” waist fits all standard beer and soda cans. This American-themed beverage holder belt is great for tailgating, backyard parties, and more!

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  • Patriotic Koozies

    These festive drink huggers are perfect to take to any Memorial Day parade or celebration! Fitting a standard soda or beer can, they make a stylish and fun drink accessory or gift.

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  • Star-Spangled Hammered Wine Tumbler with Lid and Straw

    We love this wine tumbler! It is the perfect insulated tumbler for barbecues, beach trips, and summer parties. Anyone with a sense of humor will be sure to appreciate this.

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  • Red, White, & Brew Beverage Napkins Party Supplies

    Why should your drink be the only fun thing on the table? These cute and high-quality patriotic beverage napkins are the perfect accessory for any drink at any party.

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  • Inflatable Patriotic Drink Holder

    These inflatable drink holders are great for any patriotic pool party. Long-lasting and reusable for both adult and kid beverages. Relax on a pool float while your drink does the same!

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  • Patriotic Yard Glasses

    If you are someone who hates to make multiple trips to the cooler, this is for you. You will not have to worry about refilling your cup anytime soon with these glasses. They are the perfect way to sip on your favorite drink during any patriotic bash!

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  • Red, White and Blue Floating Beer Pong

    I don’t know about you, but spending time in the water is one of the best parts of our Fourth of July traditions. And my family loves playing games. This floating beer pong table is exactly what my family needs. It’s also very fitting for those patriotic holidays.

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  • Red, White, and Blue Glow Stick Necklaces

    These are great for the kids (and adults!), especially at night. If you’re planning on hanging out somewhere to watch fireworks these will be great for those dark nights.

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  • Fun Party Headbands

    And because we couldn’t help ourselves, we had to add these as well. If you want to get festive this is one way to do that.

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  • Bald Eagle Grill Apron

    The symbol of freedom is one of the most patriotic symbols. So of course, the second we saw this we knew we needed to add it to the list. Make sure your “grill master” is wearing this for your backyard holiday.

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  • Wall Pong

    Beer pong is still a favorite, and while I love the floating one (which is absolutely perfect for all of those folks who have pools or lakes) this one is great for those of us without water nearby. Beer pong is fun, but this is a twist on the classic.

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