Jets coach Adam Gase said the organization will handle the Quincy Enunwa situation “in-house,” but player rep Kelvin Beachum already has involved the NFL Players’ Association.
Enunwa, who is out for the season with a neck injury, revealed in a Twitter rant Thursday night the Jets fined him this week for missing two medical treatment sessions.
“It’s a touchy subject right now, honestly,” Beachum said after practice Friday. “We’re trying to handle it in-house. I’m talking to the [NFLPA] about it. Just asking questions about what’s protocol. We’ll see what transpired. There’s conversations we’ve had.’’
Beachum added he has spoken to Enunwa about the issue, but Gase surprisingly said he still had not addressed the situation with the disgruntled wide receiver as of his 10:30 a.m. press briefing before practice.
“No, I haven’t seen him,” Gase said. “We handle our stuff in-house. Some people choose to use social media. There’s probably a reason they’re doing that.”
Enunwa posted a photo of a video screen inside the Jets’ practice facility showing he was fined $27,900 by the team for missing scheduled treatments on Nov. 8 and Nov. 11.
“I missed those two days, because I took my VETERAN wife out for Veterans Day lunch and because I had to handle an emergency in my house,” Enunwa tweeted. “I let the team know this after the fact, and yes, I should have told them beforehand, but I feel like this was excessive.”
Kelechi Osemele and Luke Falk also have had public spats with the Jets this season over how their injuries were handled.
Gase said Neville Hewitt had “two good days of practice” and the linebacker hopes to play Sunday against Washington for the first time since suffering a neck stinger Oct. 13 against Dallas.
Ryan Kalil (knee) has been ruled out, while Darryl Roberts (calf) is doubtful after not practicing. In addition to Neville, Beachum (ankle), Le’Veon Bell (ribs/knee), Brandon Copeland (hip/thumb), Steve McClendon (neck) and Demaryius Thomas (knee/hamstring) also are questionable.
Beachum was named the Week 10 NFLPA Community MVP for donating $10,000 to the United Way of Greater Newark and establishing a drive that provided more than 25,000 bottles of clean water for the city’s residents.