Laveranues Coles Rejoins New York Jets—Again—in Time for Patriots Game Monday

Chris FaigCorrespondent IDecember 5, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09:  Laveranues Coles #87 of the New York Jets is lifted by his teammates after running in a touchdown against the New England Patriots on September 9, 2007 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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With safety Jim Leonhard being placed on injured reserve Saturday with a broken right leg, the Jets are supposedly filling the open roster spot with 32-year-old wide receiver Laveranues Coles

The Star-Ledger reported on Saturday that the New York Jets expect to sign the veteran wide receiver Sunday in time for the Monday Night showdown against the New England Patriots.  

If the deal goes through as expected, this would be Coles' fourth stint with the organization after being released by the Jets during the preseason.  

Coles began his career with the Jets in 2000.  He is ranked fourth in Jets history in catches with 459, behind greats such as Don Maynard, Wayne Chrebet and Al Toon.  

Throughout his career Coles has recorded 674 catches for 8,609 yards and 49 touchdowns.  He will add yet another weapon to this already impressive offense, giving the Jets some talented depth at the wide receiver position.  

The Jets now have one of the deepest receiving corps that also consists of Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery, Brad Smith and Patrick Turner.

Over the summer when Coles was released, Jets head coach Rex Ryan made it clear on HBO's Hard Knocks that Coles should be ready because they might need him later on in the season.  Apparently Ryan was not lying as Coles will suit up in white and green once again.

After taking a hit to their defense, the Jets now gain a boost to their offense just in time for the intense Monday Night matchup at their AFC East rivals.