Hopes to be ready for OTAs
Hardman indicated Thursday that he's ahead of schedule following surgery to repair a core muscle and hopes to be fully recovered by the time OTAs start in May, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
Hardman, who signed a one-year contract with the Jets on Wednesday worth up to $6.5 million, is about a month removed from the procedure, and once the team retakes the field, the 2019 second-rounder will add speed to a wideout corps that for the time being also includes Garrett Wilson, Corey Davis, Allen Lazard and Denzel Mims. Per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, in addition to bolstering his new team's pass-catching depth, Hardman -- who logged a 25-297-4 line on 34 targets in eight games with the Chiefs in 2022 -- noted that's he's open to the possibility of returning kickoffs and punts this coming season, an area of need for the Jets following the recent departure of Braxton Berrios.
More New York Jets Fantasy Football News
Cook rushed five times for 16 yards while catching his lone target for two yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Kansas City.
Conklin caught four of his six targets for 58 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Kansas City.
Hall rushed six times for 56 yards and caught three of four targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Kansas City.
Lazard caught all three of his targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Kansas City.
Wilson turned 14 targets into nine receptions for 60 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Chiefs.
Wilson completed 28 of his 39 pass attempts for 245 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions while gaining 14 yards on two carries in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Kansas City.
Hall (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
The Jets won't activate Siemian for Sunday's game against Kansas City, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Hall (knee) will be a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
The Jets are expected to sign Siemian to their practice squad, pending the quarterback passing a physical, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.