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Running back Mike Goodson posted $50,000 bail and was released from the Morris County Correctional Facility Friday night, following an early-morning arrest in Denville, New Jersey.
Goodson -- a former Oakland Raider and Carolina Panther, who the Jets signed to a free-agent deal in March -- was charged with drug and weapons possession, according to New Jersey state police spokesman Brian...Read more »
John Griffin is a realist. But he’s also extremely optimistic.
Though he’s currently dead-last on the Jets’ running backs depth chart, the former UMass product sees hope for himself whenever he spots competitor Chris Ivory.
“Chris was in the same situation, and when he did get an opportunity, he stepped up big. And that’s the main reason why he’s here right now," Griffin, a thoughtful...Read more »
Sure, the news of David Garrard’s impending retirement caught Mark Sanchez off-guard. But the fifth-year quarterback said nothing has changed as far as how he is approaching the upcoming QB competition.
“My mindset's the same,” said Sanchez, who sported a clear headband on Thursday. “Just stay focused, master this offense, improve on my fundamentals and be as accurate as possible. Take care...Read more »
One of Geno Smith’s advisers told USA Today SPORTS Wednesday that the rookie quarterback will decide on an agent upon his return from the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles this weekend.
“He's looking to make his decision soon," said former NFL and West Virginia stud John Thornton, who is a trusted confidant of Smith’s, along with Charles Fisher. “He's trying to do his due diligence...Read more »
With each passing day, Vladimir Ducasse – the 61st overall selection in the 2010 draft – is inching closer and closer to the dreaded “bust” label. And he knows it.
“It’s now or never,” said the Haitian-born guard. “I’ve talked to coach Rex about it. It's pretty much the year for me to do what I was drafted to do.”
Shortly after his selection, the Jets parted ways with veteran and locker...Read more »
Quinton Coples says he received Rex’s message loud and clear.
Though the former first-round pick has yet to sit down and talk to his head coach, Coples understands why Ryan expressed disappointment in his weigh-room effort last week.
“I wouldn’t say I got too comfortable. It was just during a drill, it was videotaped and I could’ve gave better effort,” Coples said Thursday. “So the next...Read more »
In his heart, David Garrard knew his knee couldn’t take him where he wanted to go. And after months of wishful thinking, the 35-year-old quarterback had to call it quits.
“My knee just never really quite got back to, not to where it was before but not even just well enough to,” he said Thursday afternoon during an interview on “SiriusXM NFL Radio. “It was well enough to get out and run around...Read more »
Joe McKnight’s bottom lip quivered as he tried to tamp down the anger bubbling beneath the surface.
Since his fourth-round selection four years ago, the former USC running back has watched his play time and his production dwindle. And over the years, the quick-footed back who seemed to have limitless potential out of college, has been featured more so as a kick returner – and even briefly...Read more »
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Mark Sanchez spent a good chunk of 2012 getting booed by the home crowd. Now, he's getting dissed by people who aren't even on his team.
While guest co-hosting for a Charlotte radio station on Wednesday, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith ripped the beleaguered Jets QB, saying: "He sucks. I wouldn't let Mark Sanchez throw me a paper-bag sandwich."
Sanchez,...Read more »
Look for the Jets to use cornerback Antonio Cromartie in a similar capacity this year, meaning he'll be assigned to shadow the opposing team's top receiver each week. That's what the Jets did last year after Darrelle Revis went down with a knee injury in Week 3 against the Dolphins.
"Last year, when Darrelle got hurt, we assigned Antonio to the team’s best receiver," defensive coordinator...Read more »