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The situation between the Jets and Kelechi Osemele is getting weird

NFL: SEP 22 Jets at Patriots Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A few days ago reports came out that Jets guard Kelechi Osemele was having surgery on an injured shoulder, and his season was over. Adam Gase subsequently wouldn’t confirm those reports. It might not have seemed like a big deal at the time, but there is apparently a great deal of disagreement between team and player.

Alex Lewis has played effectively in Osemele’s absence the last two weeks. A few reports have suggested that Lewis would be starting over a healthy Osemele at this point. In that context, it seems a bit odd that the Jets would put up a fight over this. Osemele is a likely cap casualty at the end of the season anyway.

In general I am uneasy about somebody telling an injured player they have to play. These guys know their own bodies better than anybody else.

This situation seems to be turning ugly. Hopefully cooler heads eventually prevail.