NY Jets news: Zach Wilson refutes report, Breece Hall injury, Texans revenge game

  • Zach Wilson claps back
  • Breece Hall misses practice
  • Texans revenge game narratives
NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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NY Jets quarterback Zach Wilson spoke to the media on Wednesday for the first time since reports emerged about his alleged "reluctance" to start for the Jets again this season.

Wilson refuted the report, insisting there was "absolutely not" any truth to the rumors. He suggested that he was looking forward to another opportunity to be the starter, also stating that his teammates have supported him throughout this entire process.

The Jets officially announced that Wilson would be the team's starting quarterback for the remainder of the season (barring injury) on Wednesday, just days after reports emerged that Wilson was reluctant to accept the opportunity.

Whatever the case, Wilson will be under center when the Jets take on the Houston Texans on Sunday. If he was "reluctant" at first, he's clearly changed his tune.

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Breece Hall misses practice with injury

The Jets released their first injury report of the week following Wednesday's practice, and running back Breece Hall surprisingly popped up with an ankle injury.

Jets head coach Robert Saleh didn't mention Hall when discussing injuries prior to yesterday's practice, which makes his absence all the more notable.

Hall was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday of last week due to a hamstring injury. He was listed as questionable for Week 13 but ultimately suited up.

This is a different injury, however, and this one kept Hall sidelined. His status is worth monitoring over the remainder of the week and when Saleh speaks to reporters again. There's a chance he's unable to play on Sunday.

Texans revenge game narratives

The Texans and Jets essentially attempted to build their organizations the same way. Both teams hired the San Francisco 49ers' defensive coordinator to be their head coach and the 49ers' passing game coordinator to be their offensive coordinator.

The Jets paired Robert Saleh and Mike LaFleur with No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson. The Texans paired DeMeco Ryans and Bobby Slowik with C.J. Stroud. The rest is history.

For that reason, it should come as no surprise that the Texans' roster has a number of former Jets on it. The most obvious is the recently signed Adrian Amos, who was released by the Jets this week. Amos could make his Texans debut this Sunday against his former team.

Elsewhere, the Texans have George Fant (starting right tackle), defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, linebacker Blake Cashman (having a Pro Bowl-caliber season), linebacker Neville Hewitt, and even kicker Matt Ammendola. Linebacker Marcell Harris is also a member of the Texans' practice squad.

There will be no shortage of revenge narratives when these two teams square off on Sunday.