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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.
The list just keeps on growing....
The Jets have scheduled an interview with former Browns general manager Tom Heckert, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.
Heckert, along with Browns coach Pay Shurmur were fired Monday by team owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner. There were reports Heckert could be headed toward a reunion in Arizona with Andy Reid -- who now is...Read more »
Newsday columnist Bob Glauber mentioned Dave Caldwell last night in his list of potential candidates to fill the Jets' vacant GM job. And according to multiple outlets, the team has requested permission from the Falcons to interview Caldwell, their director of player personnel.
Considered a rising talent in NFL circles, Caldwell's name has been making the rounds. He's already been...Read more »
Fans hoping for answers from the Jets organization will have to wait a little longer.
Owner Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan are not scheduled to speak to the media Tuesday and future media availability has not yet been planned.
It seems the Jets are the only organization that didn't make their head coach available on Monday. Worse, even coaches who were fired on "Black Monday" addressed...Read more »
The Jets signed eight players to reserve/future contracts:
LB JoJo Dickson (6-1, 245; Idaho; Wailuku, HI)
NT Tevita Finau (6-5, 288; Utah; Lahaina, HI)
FS Jaiquawn Jarrett (6-0, 196; Temple; Brooklyn, NY)
T Dennis Landolt (6-4, 306; Penn State; Burlington, NJ)
WR Royce Pollard (WR 6-1, 175; Hawai’i; San Diego, CA)
WR Titus Ryan (6-0, 193; Concordia College; Tuscaloosa,...Read more »
And so it begins ... the endless speculation surrounding the next Jets GM.
In addition to 49ers front office exec Tom Gamble, the Jets have also requested permission to interview Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross.
And the Giants agreed.
"Everything I see from people like yourselves says that Marc's the hot prospect," GM Jerry Reese said. "We’ll see. Marc...Read more »
**Updated @ 4:32 p.m.**
A league source confirmed the Jets asked permission to interview Gamble.
Both the Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars have asked permission to interview 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble for their GM openings, according to ESPN's NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Jets owner Woody Johnson fired Mike Tannenbaum Monday morning. In a statement, Johnson promised...Read more »
The Jets just released a statement from Mike Tannenbaum, their former general manager:
"I want to thank Woody and his entire family for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime -- serving as the General Manager of the New York Jets for seven years.
I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of rebuilding a winning tradition for Jets fans over the past 15 years. My days with...Read more »
I wouldn't file this under "Breaking News"...
...But according to ESPN's NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Jets plan to fire Tony Sparano.
That shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, considering how bad the Jets' offense has been this season. The unit is ranked 30th overall....Read more »
The blank corner wall in Mike Westhoff's office was the only hint of change to come.
The images from his shark fishing excursions off the Florida coast had been taken down, removed from their frames and tucked safely away in a large black photo album the Jets special teams coordinator is eager to show off.
But as of 9:30 a.m. on Friday, everything else in Westhoff's office still was...Read more »
BUFFALO -- Dustin Keller's disappointing 2012 season will end with him at home.
The Jets tight end didn't make the trip up north for their 1 p.m. season finale against the Bills. Sunday will mark the eighth missed game for Keller, who has been sidelined for three weeks with a second-degree ankle sprain.
He had prided himself on being durable, often mentioning that he had never missed...Read more »