New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Kimberley A. Martin
Since joining Newsday in November 2007, Kimberley A. Martin has covered everything from local news to high school sports to the Super Bowl. In 2011, she was named the National Association of Black Journalists' "Emerging Journalist of the Year" for her outstanding achievement and balanced coverage of the black community and society at large. After spending two years as a general assignment sports reporter, Kimberley was promoted to the New York Jets beat in April 2012.
Before coming to Newsday, she worked as a local sports reporter for The Record in Hackensack, N.J.
Kimberley received her B.A. in Psychology and African American Studies from Wesleyan University in 2003 and her M.A. in Newspaper, Magazine & Online Journalism from Syracuse University in 2006. Prior to grad school, she worked at an investment firm in Midtown Manhattan.
Jeremy Kerley appeared to be pleading his case on the field hours before kickoff. But the slot receiver didn't get his way.
Kerley -- who dislocated his left elbow two weeks ago -- is one of seven inactive players for Sunday's must-win game against the Dolphins. Here's the good news for the Jets: Santonio Holmes and Antonio Cromartie will both play.
On Friday, Rex Ryan said he was "concerned"...Read more »
The league finally took notice of Sheldon Richardson.
The Jets defensive tackle was named the league's Rookie of the Month for November.
Richardson's the first Jet to win a league Rookie of the Month honor since 2009, when quarterback Mark Sanchez received the honor for the first month of his Jets career. Richardson's also the first Jets defensive player to earn the award linebacker...Read more »
The Jets placed linebacker Troy Davis on injured reserve with a chest injury. To fill his roster spot, the team activated tight end Chris Pantale from the practice squad.
Davis spent Sunday night in a Baltimore hospital after suffering a chest injury on a blindside hit by the Ravens' Courtney Upshaw during the Jets' 19-3 loss.
In a corresponding move, wide receiver Michael Campbell has...Read more »
BALTIMORE -- Jeremy Kerley was willing to catch passes one-handed if he could.
But as expected, the Jets erred on the side of caution Saturday, ruling out the injured slot receiver and outside linebacker Garrett McIntyre for Sunday's must-win game against the Ravens.
Kerley, who spoke Friday for the first time since dislocating his left elbow on Nov. 3, said of playing: "One hand,...Read more »
A day after placing tight end Konrad Reuland (knee) on injured reserve, the Jets announced Wednesday that they signed fourth-year linebacker Jermaine Cunningham to the active roster.
Cunningham, a Florida product, was a second-round pick of the Patriots in 2010. He played in 36 games (14 starts) with 3.5 sacks for New England from 2010-12. He also spent a few weeks with the 49ers before being...Read more »
Mike Goodson has been indicted on two weapons charges stemming from his May 17 arrest, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Morris County (N.J.) prosecutor's office.
Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced that Goodson and Garant Evans were indicted after an investigation revealed that they allegedly possessed firearms and illegal ammunition. Goodson, 26,...Read more »
For the second time this season, Nick Folk has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Jets kicker converted all four field-goal attempts (39, 21, 47 and 45 yards) in the Jets’ 26-20 win over New Orleans. H is now 23-for-23 to start the season -- the longest streak of field goals made in the NFL. It's also the longest in franchise history.
Folk was named the AFC's ST...Read more »
As expected, Jeff Cumberland is inactive for today's game against the Saints.
The tight end was listed as questionable on the injury report after suffering a concussion in last week's loss in Cincinnati. The Jets -- who still are without tight end Kellen Winslow (suspension) -- will start Konrad Reuland in Cumberland's place.
The good news, however, is that right guard Willie Colon will...Read more »
The Saints activated linebacker Jonathan Vilma from the short-term injured reserve list Saturday -- meaning he'll make his season debut Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the team that drafted him almost 10 years ago.
Vilma, who was placded on IR with a designation to return in Week 1 after undergoing a preseason procedure on his knee, has been practicing the past two weeks, according to reports...Read more »
Rex Ryan and Cincinnati cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones got into a war of words during the Bengals' 49-9 beatdown of the Jets Sunday.
Jones told Bengals.com that he thought Jets receiver David Nelson was playing dirty and later exchanged heated words with the Jets coach.
"He told me to shut the hell up," said the cornerback, who picked off Geno...Read more »