- By Josh Clark
New York Jets Coach Robert Salah said Friday the team doesn’t plan to honor Elijah Moore’s trade request – and following the abrupt outburst – won’t play him Sunday either.
They said Moore, who is apparently upset about his use on offense, is already back in the building working out and will continue to do so the next several days before rejoining fellow players Monday.
“We’ve had our discussions with Elijah. Trading him is not an option,” Saleh said. “Elijah will not play this week. He is in the building, he is excused from meetings, but he’s going through a workout. . . . He’ll re-join the team on Monday.”
Moore issued a trade request Thursday evening after tensions quickly escalated this week.
Moore wasnt targeted in a win against the Packers and then vented he didn’t “understand” it in Tweet afterward.
The team apparently sent him home to cool off Thursday.
The rift comes as the team is on its hottest streak in seven years, while leaning on its two-headed running attack that features Breece Hall and Michael Carter.
Zach Wilson threw just 18 passes Sunday, completing 10 of them.