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Ellis anxious to help out

September 18, 2001

Shaun Ellis
Defensive end Shaun Ellis doesn't like hanging out in Manhattan often because he gets a claustrophobic feeling, according to The (Columbia) State. However, Ellis and teammate John Abraham had planned a sightseeing trip in which they were going to visit the World Trade Center among other sites on Sept. 11. Now, they're next scheduled trip to the area will involve them joining their teammates on Tuesday to aid rescue workers and volunteers following the terrorist attacks. "I'm looking forward to it, because we're going there to help," Ellis said. "Then again, I'm not, because I don't want to look at the family members and see their faces -- people wondering if their loved ones are alive or dead."

Cannizzaro: Ground zero

September 18, 2001

 Wayne Chrebet
Chrebet is from Garfield, N.J., 15 or 20 miles from the carnage.
No different from the rest of our nation, players from the New York Jets have sat paralyzed in front of television sets watching the horrific fallout from the terrorist suicide attacks on the World Trade Center towers. Different, however, from many others around America is the effect the Jets players are feeling from the sickening tragedy. Wayne Chrebet perhaps spoke the most fitting words when he said, "Right now we're not New York Jets or New York Giants. We're Americans. We do play for New York. But a lot of those people who were in that building were fans of ours. It hits us a little harder."

Pasquarelli: Defense benefits from week off

September 18, 2001

Steve Martin
The Jets surrendered 154 rushing yards to Indianapolis in the opener, including 135 yards to Colts tailback Edgerrin James, and were scheduled to face the Raiders on Sept. 16. That's the Raiders team that led the league last season in rushing yards, and which loves to muscle the ball inside the tackles. New York signed Steve Martin the week before the opener and another free agent defensive tackle, Tom Barndt, last week. The hiatus provided the Jets extra time to get acquainted with its new veteran tackle tandem.

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Sep. 18
Waived punter Tommy Parks.
Sep. 04
Signed defensive tackle Steve Martin and claimed linebacker Jason Glenn off waivers from Detroit; placed defensive tackle Jason Ferguson on injured reserve and released defensive tackle Maurice Anderson.
Sep. 03
Released tight end Scott Slutzker and defensive tackle Jason Wiltz.
Sep. 02
Waived tackle Mark Bristol, cornerback James Rooths, safety Ryan Szokola, linebacker J.J. Syvrud, running back Reggie White and center Dennis O'Sullivan.
Aug. 14
Waived safety Noah Burroughs and wide receiver Steve Jackson.
Aug. 10
Re-signed linebacker Dwayne Gordon.
Aug. 09
Promoted Mike Gerstle to vice president of finance, Mike Kensil to vice president of operations, Robert Parente to vice president of business operations, Frank Ramos to vice president of public relations, Thad Sheely to vice president of stadium development, Doug Miller to director of publications and Ken Ilchuk to director of internet and special projects.
Jul. 29
Signed wide receiver Santana Moss.
Jul. 27
Re-signed tackle Ryan Young to a one-year contract; placed defensive end David Viger on the reserve-military list.