Jets WR Kerley has concussion, uncertain for Pats

The Associated PressSeptember 9, 2013
Jets WR Kerley out vs. Pats with concussion
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) runs with the ball on a 26-yard reception from quarterback Geno Smith as Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster (59) chases him during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley has a concussion, and could miss the team's game against the Patriots at New England on Thursday night.

The Jets announced Monday that Kerley passed the NFL's concussion protocol after taking a hard hit from Tampa Bay's Mark Barron late in the second quarter of New York's 18-17 victory Sunday. Kerley's helmet popped off during the hit, and Barron was assessed a 15-yard personal foul penalty.

Kerley again passed the concussion tests after the game, but exhibited concussionlike symptoms when he arrived at the team's facility Monday morning. He went through a third concussion test and was held out of the team's walkthrough as a precaution.

Center Nick Mangold (right arm) and wide receiver Santonio Holmes (left foot) were among those limited Monday.

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