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Memories of being left Trung-tied




The mere mention of the name probably triggers haunting flashbacks for Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell. The name: Trung Canidate. The Jets will face him Thursday night in Washington.

Remember him?

In 2001, Canidate, playing for the Rams, torched the Jets. He scored two touchdowns and rushed for 195 yards in his first career start, the most rushing yardage for a first-time starter in 17 years. The Jets lost, 34-14, in what may have been the defensive lowpoint for the Cottrell/Herman Edwards regime.

"That's when we were terrible on defense," Cottrell said yesterday.

Canidate, traded to the Redskins last offseason, is a full-time starter. He never has come close to duplicating that amazing day against the Jets, when he replaced the injured Marshall Faulk. Canidate has only 495 career yards.

EVANS IN LIMBO: DT Josh Evans, serving an indefinite suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, has applied to the league for reinstatement, according to an NFL source. The league has yet to respond, which isn't unusual. In these matters, the league isn't bound by a set timetable.

It seems the best-case scenario for Evans would be an eight-game suspension. A year ago, Saints DB Dale Carter served eight games after being suspended indefinitely in July 2002.

Evans, who was suspended in July, is said to be working out in South Florida.

RUBBING IT IN: For home games, the Redskins issue parking passes that include a color photo of a player. For this game, the player is former Jets WR Laveranues Coles, who appears in his new burgundy and gold uniform. Yesterday, the Jets received an allotment of the passes.

Is that an in-your-face move, or what?

J.P. OK: Backup G J.P. Machado, who was released Sunday and re-signed in a salary-cap move, practiced with the team. He didn't miss any practices. ... The Jets failed to address their needs for a backup tackle and safety. There was some interest in SS David Gibson, cut Sunday by the Colts, but they backed off. ... The Jets re-signed five players to form a practice squad: LB Mark Brown, RBs Little John Flowers and Johnathan Reese, G Brandon Moore and WR Cecil Moore.

HANGING CHAD: RB/KR Chad Morton left the Jets for the Redskins because, among other reasons, he felt he'd get the chance to play on offense. Don't count on it, Chad. "His role hasn't been completely determined," coach Steve Spurrier said.

Originally published on September 2, 2003

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