Two-time former Jet Laveranues Coles is expected to sign tomorrow after he visited Jets camp today for a workout. After a disappointing season with Cincinnati, Coles was released after just one season, and he struggled to find work.
With the Jets, Coles will serve as the third receiver during Santonio Holmes's four game suspension, and as injury insurance afterward. In a limited role, Coles should be able to make some plays, but it's hard to expect much more from him than that. He's had a litany of injuries in his career, and he couldn't make enough plays last season for the Bengals.
But in a system he's had success in, and a much smaller role, Coles is a low-risk signing, and he should be an upgrade over David Clowney, whose roster spot must now be in jeopardy. Brad Smith will remain in the mix, but mostly as a gadget player.
The other big news as training camp approaches is Joe McKnight failing his conditioning test. The specifics aren't out yet, but as someone who had conditioning issues in mini-camp and vowed to change, this is a disturbing start for the man who has been compared to Leon Washington and Reggie Bush. At this rate, Danny Woodhead and Chauncey Washington may have better chances of making the final roster than previously thought.