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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Jets general manager John Idzik was one of several NFL executives on hand at Louisville’s Pro Day to see Teddy Bridgewater.
At least six NFL head coaches were in attendance Monday to see Bridgewater, who could potentially be the top overall pick in May.
He’s considered by some experts to be the most NFL-ready quarterback of this year’s draft class. But there’s at least one person whom...Read more »
The Jets recently agreed on a five-year deal with former Bronco Eric Decker. But general manager John Idzik still hopes to add another free-agent receiver.
A source confirmed to Newsday that the Jets are also interested in former Seahawks wideout Sidney Rice.
Seattle was forced to release the receiver -- and his hefty $8.5 million salary -- in order to address other roster moves....Read more »
Antonio Cromartie has already begun exploring his options.
The veteran cornerback, who was released on Sunday by the Jets, is in Arizona for a Thursday visit with the Cardinals, a source confirmed to Newsday.
The cornerback said on ESPN Radio Monday that the Jets never reached out to him or his agent to negotiate a new contract. “We didn't hear anything from them,” Cromartie said.
He...Read more »
Austin Howard took to Twitter early Thursday morning to issue a goodbye to Jet Nation and to thank the organization for the good times in Florham Park.
“Man, where do I start?” Howard wrote, before posting a stream of tweets that explained the difficult decision to leave the Jets for a five-year deal with the Raiders, reportedly worth $30 million.
The Jets’ offer reportedly was in the...Read more »
Eric Decker made sure he did his homework on Geno Smith and the Jets.
And by the time his Wednesday visit and subsequent dinner with Rex Ryan & Co. had ended, the free-agent wide receiver felt at ease with the Jets – and Smith.
“I did research. I didn’t go into our meeting today blind,” Decker told the Denver Post, following his dinner with the Jets.
The top free-agent...Read more »
Shortly after news of Darrelle Revis' one-year deal with the Patriots broke, the Jets countered with a development of their own.
They announced they have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent Breno Giacomini. The former Seahawks' starting right tackle will replace Austin Howard, who on Tuesday agreed to a five-year deal worth with the Raiders worth $30 million (including $15M guaranteed).
The...Read more »
Golden Tate officially is off the board.
The former Seahawks wide receiver confirmed on Twitter that is now a member of the Detroit Lions. Tate confirmed to ESPN's Josina Anderson that he signed a five-year, $31-million deal that includes $13.25 million guaranteed.
Former Bronco Eric Decker is still perceived to be the top wide receiver on the free-agent market. On Wednesday he visited...Read more »
Josh McCown never made it to Florham Park.
The free-agent quarterback -- who was scheduled to visit the Jets after stopping in Tampa Bay and Houston first -- instead signed a two-year deal with the Bucs on Wednesday.
"Excited for @JoshMcCown12 agreeing to a 2 year deal with the @TBBuccaneers," tweeted his agent, Mike McCartney.
Last year, McCown, 34, was coaching high school football....Read more »
After a quiet start to free agency, the Jets could be gearing up to make a splash on Day 2.
Eric Decker -- the top free-agent wide receiver -- will visit the Jets on Wednesday, according to Kim Jones of NFL Network.
Decker posted career highs in receptions (87) and receiving yards (1,288) and catching 11 touchdown passes in 2013. But many question whether that had more to do with having...Read more »
Looks like Antonio Cromartie isn't the only cornerback the Jets will need to replace.
Isaiah Trufant has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns, his agent Doug Hendrickson announced on Twitter. Trufant will be reunited with former defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who is now the Browns head coach.
Trufant, an undrafted free agent, played four seasons with the Jets....Read more »