PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Rex Ryan won’t excuse linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali for a sucker punch that broke quarterback Geno Smith’s jaw in the New York Jets’ locker room.That doesn’t mean Ryan – the former Jets coach in his first season in Buffalo – isn’t willing to provide Enemkpali a second chance with the Bills.With new owner Terry Pegula’s blessing, the Bills claimed Enemkpali off waivers a day after he punched Smith and was released by the Jets.”I think it’s clear it was a mistake. Nothing justifies hitting somebody and all that stuff. And I’m not trying to say that it wasn’t a mistake,” Ryan said before the Bills opened an evening practice. ”But I also believe that he’s going to learn from this. And we’ll give him a chance to compete.”Ryan recalled Enemkpali being a ”good teammate” in New York, and is confident he will be accepted by Bills players.”Look at every person in that locker room, not anybody’s perfect,” Ryan said. ”But they know that I feel in my heart that this young man will be successful for us.”Running back Fred Jackson is set to welcome Enemkpali and adds he doesn’t owe Bills players an explanation.”When he gets here, he’s… Read full this story
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