NFL: Jets expect S Kerry Rhodes back this season
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK — Jets safety Kerry Rhodes, whose future with the team was uncertain, will receive his $2 million roster bonus next week and remain with the team this season.
General manager Mike Tannenbaum said Friday he expects Rhodes to participate in the offseason program in a few weeks, and play in New York “unless something changes.”
When asked if he anticipated something changing, Tannenbaum laughed and said he didn’t.
Rhodes has four years left on his contract, and there was speculation he could be traded or cut if he refused to restructure his contract. He was demoted earlier in the season after not seeing eye-to-eye with coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, but responded with solid play during the team’s playoff run.