Anderson is no longer facing a felony charge for his May 2017 arrest, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Arrested twice within the past 13 months, Anderson has now seen felony charges dropped for both cases, but he's still on the hook for a few misdemeanors, which eventually could warrant a suspension from the NFL. He was on track for a 1,000-yard campaign last year before starting quarterback Josh McCown suffered a broken hand Week 14, leaving the underwhelming Bryce Petty under center for the final three weeks of the season. The Jets will likely turn to McCown or No. 3 overall draft pick Sam Darnold as their starter in Week 1 during the upcoming campaign, but there should be a bit more competition for targets this time around, as wideouts Quincy Enunwa (neck) and offseason addition Terrelle Pryor (ankle) both seem to be on track for training camp. In addition, Jermaine Kearse and 2017 draft picks ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen should also be in the mix for reps at receiver.
Felony charges against Anderson have been dropped stemming from his Jan. 19 arrest in Broward County, Fla., Andy Slaterof 940 AM WINZ reports. Anderson now faces one misdemeanor count of reckless driving for the January incident, but he is still subject to a felony resisting arrest charge from a separate incident last May. His trial hearing for the first arrest is scheduled for Aug. 6, setting up a conflict with the Jets' training camp schedule. Anderson still may eventually end up with a suspension, but this latest development can only help his chances of avoiding any absences in 2018. He caught 63 of 114 targets for 941 yards (14.9 per catch, 8.3 per target) and seven touchdowns last season, despite being held to 120 yards over the final four weeks while Josh McCown was sidelined by a broken left hand. Anderson profiles as the Jets' likely No. 1 receiver, though the signing of Terrelle Pryor (ankle) and potential return of Quincy Enunwa (neck) could create more competition for targets. McCown will enter training camp as the starting quarterback, trying to fend off competition from Teddy Bridgewater and, in all likelihood, a rookie first-round pick.
Anderson was evaluated for a head injury during Sunday's game against the Patriots. Prior to that, Anderson was having a quiet game, logging just one catch on three targets for two yards. With the Jets down in the contest, the wideout could end up staying out for precautionary reasons.
Anderson (illness) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Patriots. While the wideout's yardage output has been modest of late with Bryce Petty at QB for the Jets, Anderson is still seeing his share of volume. He's logged 19 targets over his last two games, which has resulted in back-to-back five-catch performances.
Anderson (illness) returned to a limited practice Thursday. Anderson's return to practice puts him on track to play Sunday against the Patriots, an outcome that will be solidified if the wideout is removed from the Jets' Week 17 injury report come Friday. Anderson's receiving yardage has been modest of late, with Bryce Petty at quarterback, but the wideout is still seeing volume, parlaying 19 targets over his last two games into back-to-back five-catch efforts.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|12||11/25||New England Patriots||27||22.58|
|16||12/23||Green Bay Packers||32||24.13|
|17||12/30||@New England Patriots||27||22.58|
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|3 Year Avg||96||52||764||4||27||14.69||102|