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Jets WR Elijah Moore misses practice and is unhappy with role

Written by Tony Ghaul

New York Jets Elijah Moore misses practice after voicing displeasure with role. Moore took a “personal day” for family reasons, as per Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh.

It was an excused absence. However, shortly before practice, Moore posted a pair of cryptic tweets, the first emphasizing his trust in God and the second stating, “Love my teammates!”

The tweets and personal day are more scrutinized, because Moore showed displeasure with his role in the Jets offense after their 27-10 win over the Green Bay Packers last week.

After ESPN reporter Rich Cimini questioned why Moore was not targeted a single time in the passing game on Sunday, Moore replied on Twitter, “If I say what I wanna say…I’ll be the selfish guy…Just know that I don’t understand either.”

Jets WR Elijah Moore was expected to have a breakout season this year but has yet to live up to those standards. Photo courtsey of NBC Sports

Moore is sixth on the Jets with 16 catches and fifth with 29 targets. He led the Jets with five touchdown catches last season as a rookie but does not have one this season. Since quarterback Zach Wilson returned from arthroscopic knee surgery, Moore has been targeted eight times in three games.

Rookie WR Garrett Wilson has taken on a big role in the passing game. He leads the Jets with 24 catches and 48 targets.

The timing of Moore’s frustration is not a good look. The Jets are 4-2 and have won three in a row and are coming off theirbiggest victory in years.

New York Jets WR Elijah Moore. Photo courtsey of Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

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