Sep 25, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore (8) runs with the ball after the catch as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (22) pursues during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Jets coach: Elijah Moore out vs. Broncos after trade demand

New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore will be inactive for this weekend’s game against the Denver Broncos, coach Robert Saleh said Friday.

Saleh’s decision comes one day after Moore was sent home following a reported heated exchange with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur. The second-year wideout also asked to be traded.

“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, 22, has just 16 catches for 203 yards without a touchdown this season, including four receptions over the past three games. He had 43 catches for 538 yards and five touchdowns in just 11 games last season after being selected in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

With Moore out of the lineup, the Jets are expected to activate wide receiver Denzel Mims for Sunday’s game.

Mims, who requested a trade from the team in August, has been a healthy scratch for each of the first six games of the season.

–Field Level Media

Wide receiver Denzel Mims during the opening day of the 2022 New York Jets Training Camp in Florham Park, NJ on July 27, 2022.

Opening Of The 2022 New York Jets Training Camp In Florham Park Nj On July 27 2022

Report: Panthers interested in Jets WR Denzel Mims

The Carolina Panthers have inquired about disgruntled New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims, The Athletic reported Friday.

Mims, who requested a trade or his release on Thursday, played for Panthers coach Matt Rhule at Baylor for three seasons (2017-19).

The Jets drafted Mims in the second round in 2020, but he has just 31 catches for 490 yards and no touchdowns in 20 games over the past two seasons.

His agent, Ron Slavin, issued a statement on behalf of Mims on Thursday.

“It’s just time. Denzel tried in good faith but it’s clear he does not have a future with the Jets,” the statement read. “Denzel vowed to come back better then (sic) ever this season and worked extremely hard in the offseason to make that happen. Still, he has been given no opportunities with the starting offense to get in a groove with them.

“We feel at this point a trade is our only option, since the Jets have told us repeatedly they will not release him.”

Mims, 24, is listed as one of the second-team receivers on the Jets’ official depth chart, behind starters Corey Davis, Braxton Berrios and Elijah Moore.

The Panthers’ receiver room includes DJ Moore, Robbie Anderson, Terrace Marshall Jr., Rashard Higgins and Shi Smith.

Mims caught two passes for 25 yards in the Aug. 12 preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. He added three catches for 43 yards in Monday’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Mims is due to earn a base salary of $1.1 million in the third season of his four-year rookie contract in 2022.

–Field Level Media

Wide receiver Denzel Mims during the opening day of the 2022 New York Jets Training Camp in Florham Park, NJ on July 27, 2022.

Opening Of The 2022 New York Jets Training Camp In Florham Park Nj On July 27 2022

WR Denzel Mims asks Jets for trade or release

New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims asked to be traded or released on Thursday.

A second-round pick in 2020, Mims has 31 catches for 490 yards and no touchdowns in 20 games over his first two seasons.

Agent Ron Slavin issued a statement explaining his 24-year-old client’s position.

“It’s just time. Denzel tried in good faith but it’s clear he does not have a future with the Jets,” the statement read. “Denzel vowed to come back better then (sic) ever this season and worked extremely hard in the offseason to make that happen. Still, he has been given no opportunities with the starting offense to get in a groove with them.

“We feel at this point a trade is our only option, since the Jets have told us repeatedly they will not release him. (General manager) Joe Douglas has always done right by Denzel and we trust he will do everything in his power to find another team where Denzel can be a contributor.”

Mims is listed as one of the second-team receivers on the Jets’ official depth chart, behind starters Corey Davis, Braxton Berrios and Elijah Moore.

Mims caught two passes for 25 yards in the Aug. 12 preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. He added three catches for 43 yards in Monday’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Mims is due to earn a base salary of $1.1 million in the third season of his four-year rookie contract in 2022.

–Field Level Media

New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims (11) celebrates with fans after the game. The Jets defeat the Bengals, 34-31, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in East Rutherford.

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Jets put WR Denzel Mims on COVID list

The New York Jets placed wide receiver Denzel Mims on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

Mims, 24, has seven catches for 129 yards and no touchdowns in six games (two starts) this season. His 18.4 yards per reception leads the team. The second-year wideout was taken in the second round of the 2020 draft.

He had 23 catches for 357 yards in 2020 as a rookie.

The Jets (2-6) host the Buffalo Bills (5-3) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims (11) makes a catch for a two-point conversion in the second half. The Jets lose to the Raiders, 31-28, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in East Rutherford.

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Jets WR Denzel Mims lost 20 pounds due to food poisoning

New York Jets second-year wide receiver Denzel Mims revealed Wednesday that he missed organized team activities last spring while recovering from a particularly bad case of food poisoning.

Mims said he lost 20 pounds during the ordeal, dropping from 217 pounds to 197, and has only since recovered to 208. The illness stemmed from a bad plate of salmon, and ESPN reported that the food was served at the Jets’ cafeteria.

“I haven’t touched salmon ever since then,” Mims said.

The Jets selected Mims out of Baylor in the second round of the 2020 draft. At 6-feet-3 with a 4.38 40-yard dash time, he appeared to be an ideal prospect at the position. Two hamstring injuries delayed his rookie debut, but he ended up playing nine games in 2020 and caught 23 passes for 357 yards for the woeful, 2-14 Jets.

New York has since splurged at the position, signing free agents Corey Davis and Keelan Cole, and drafting Elijah Moore in the second round of the 2021 draft. Reporters have said Mims has not gotten off to a fast start at training camp, though some of that could owe to lingering effects from the food poisoning.

But Jets coach Robert Saleh said they would “absolutely not” consider giving up on Mims.

“He’s working his tail off, and the harder he works, the more he puts in, the more opportunities he’s going to get,” Saleh told the media. “He’s part of the rotation.”

–Field Level Media

Nov 22, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA;  New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims (11) warms up before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jets WR Mims away from team for personal matter

New York Jets rookie receiver Denzel Mims is not with the team due to a personal matter, coach Adam Gase said Wednesday.

The New York Post reported that Mims returned home to Texas to deal with a family emergency.

His status is uncertain for Sunday’s game in Seattle between the Jets (0-12) and Seahawks (8-4). If Mims does not get tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, he would need to pass a series of tests before reentering team facilities, according to NFL protocols.

“He’s possibly going to be out of the (daily testing) protocol here,” Gase said, per NJ Advance Media. “We’ll see how today goes, but there’s a possibility that could throw him out of the game.”

Drafted in the second round (59th overall) out of Baylor in 2020, the 23-year-old Mims has 19 receptions for 324 yards with no touchdowns in six games this season. He caught two passes for 40 yards and also caught a two-point conversion pass in Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

–Field Level Media