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Luke Falk Joins Kelechi Osemele and Files Injury Grievance Against Jets

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 06: Quarterback Luke Falk #8 of the New York Jets throws the ball during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 06, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
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Things just keep getting worse and worse for the New York Jets.

Not only are they playing some of their worst football ever, but they're on the outs with their players too. Offensive guard Kelechi Osemele has already filed an injury grievance against the team over the elongated dispute regarding his shoulder injury, and former backup quarterback Luke Falk is now the latest to file a grievance against the organization.

Falk, who was cut just four weeks ago, is reportedly dealing with a hip injury that requires surgery. He took a beating during his brief time under center, taking 16 sacks in just three games. But despite all the battering and bruising, he wasn't listed on the injury report once in the week prior to his release.

It's certainly not a good look for the Jets that a second player has now filed a grievance against them for mishandled injuries in a span of just a few weeks, and it speaks to a problematic disconnect between the players and the organization.

The Jets will have to deal with these two separate grievances in addition to fielding one of the most abysmal football teams in the NFL, and it doesn't look like any of those issues is going to go away any time soon.

In three games (two starts) for the Jets, Falk completed 64.6% of his pass attempts (47-for-73) for 416 yards (5.7 yards per attempt) and three interceptions. He did not throw a single interception for the Jets and was sacked on a remarkable 18% of his drop backs.