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NFL roundup: Jets’ Ryan reportedly cleans out office

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New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has already cleaned out his office at the team’s practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., in anticipation of being fired, NJ.com reported Saturday.

Ryan has not been informed by the team that he will not return, according to the report, but did find out that Jets consultant Charley Casserly has started contacting potential replacements.

The Jets finish the season Sunday in Miami against the Dolphins.

Ryan could be a candidate for other head coaching jobs when they become available.

Jets players, including safety Dawan Landry, have defended Ryan, despite the team being 3-12.

Ryan told friends he expects to be fired by owner Woody Johnson, league sources said.

–Wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended Saturday by the Cleveland Browns, who elevated wide receiver Phil Bates from the practice squad to replace Gordon, general manager Ray Farmer announced.

Gordon was suspended for violating team rules. He appeared in five games this season and caught 24 passes for 303 yards.

Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and Gordon were absent from the Browns’ walk-through Saturday morning, and the team had trouble locating them, a source told ESPN. The Browns did not mention Manziel in their release, and players on injured reserve are not required to attend walk-throughs. Manziel was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a hamstring injury in last week’s loss to Carolina.

Gordon served a 10-game suspension earlier this season for repeated drug violations. By being active for only five games, he fell one game short of the requirement for an accredited season, meaning he will be a restricted free agent, instead of an unrestricted free agent, after the 2015 season.

The Browns also promoted defensive lineman Jamie Meder and quarterback Connor Shaw from the practice squad to the active roster after waiving linebacker Eric Martin and tight end Ryan Taylor.

–Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain will not play Sunday against the Washington Redskins because of an illness.

McClain, the Cowboys’ second-leading tackler this season, did not make the trip to Washington.

McClain fully participated in practice Thursday and Friday.

–The Minnesota Vikings placed rookie linebacker Anthony Barr on injured reserve and promoted linebacker Josh Kaddu from the practice squad.

Barr has missed the past three games with a knee injury. The team decided to shut him down. Barr had 70 tackles and two forced fumbles this season. Minnesota hosts the Chicago Bears on Sunday.


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