Axes in the locker room? Why Jets' defensive linemen have 'warrior sticks' mixed in with their shirts and shoes

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Axes in the locker room? Why Jets' defensive linemen have 'warrior sticks' mixed in with their shirts and shoes
Axes in the locker room? Why Jets' defensive linemen have 'warrior sticks' mixed in with their shirts and shoes

The Jets have had some new additions in their locker room lately – but not the kind that comes with the NFL's constant roster turnover. Recently, the defensive line's side of the locker room has been littered with axes, painted in team colors and the phrase “Keep Choppin'." Look closely in each lineman's locker and you may find some other goodies, too, like Steve McLendon's shiny new samurai sword or other assorted knives. It may sound like the Jets' defensive front is building a medieval arsenal or stocking up for some bizarre zombie apocalypse. “We have this warrior stick thing that we give away to the D-lineman who's had the most productive points that game,” defensive lineman Leonard Williams said.

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