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Friday, December 13, 2019

Luke Falk is second player in three weeks to file injury grievance against Jets

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The New York Jets have had countless problems on the field during Adam Gase’s first season as head coach, and the issues are piling up off the field as well.

Luke Falk has filed an injury grievance against the Jets, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. The second-year quarterback was waived on Oct. 12 after he started two games for the Jets while Sam Darnold was out with mono. Falk has been diagnosed with a hip injury.

As Mehta notes, Falk was cut by the Jets following a poor performance that he had very little time to prepare for. He completed 15-of-26 passes for 120 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in a 31-6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 6, but he only got one full practice in leading up to the game. Gase gave Darnold almost all of the first-team reps in practice the week before, and Darnold was not cleared to play.

Despite claiming he has a hip injury, Falk was not listed on the injury report prior to the Eagles game or in the days before he was waived.

Falk’s injury grievance against the Jets is the second for the team in three weeks, as former offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele has also filed one. Osemele was cut after he underwent a shoulder procedure that was not authorized by the team, and he says he was fined after refusing to practice while in pain.



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