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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.

QB Misdirection? Vick announces he'll wear No. 1 – not 8

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws a pass

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Regardless of who the Jets tab as their season starter, Michael Vick will always be No. 1 on game day. 

Despite recent Instagram and Twitter posts indicating that he had settled on the No. 8, Vick had a change of heart.

After trying on the #8 I decided that it's not the right fit for me. I'll be going with the #1 officially. Thank You #JetsNation— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) May 2, 2014

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Joe Klecko calls out Coples

Quinton Coples speaks to the media at the

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Joe Klecko knows a thing or two about standout defensive play. And as he sees it, Quinton Coples isn’t getting the job done. 

Klecko – a member of the Jets’ ‘New York Sack Exchange’ – gave a brutally honest assessment of Coples’ inconsistent play during a WFAN radio interview.

"He’s another one. A little bit at times he looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane," Klecko said Friday on...

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Idzik on RB Goodson: 'We assume that Mike is a Jet'

New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was

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Mike Goodson’s legal troubles haven’t scared off the Jets. At least not yet. 

During a pre-draft press conference at the team’s facility Wednesday, general manager John Idzik maintained that Goodson has a spot on the roster for the foreseeable future.

“We assume that Mike is a Jet,” he said of Goodson, who is currently facing weapons charges stemming from a May 2013 arrest in Denville,...

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Michael Vick picks No. 8

Jets quarterback Michael Vick thanked Jets fans on

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After weeks of uncertainty, Michael Vick finally has a jersey number. 

The veteran quarterback, who signed a free-agent deal with the Jets last month, posted a picture of himself wearing a white home jersey with the number “8” on the front. Beneath it, Vick wrote: “I want to see everybody in there[sic] MV8 jerseys this year. I appreciate all the fans that helped. Fresh start..new me!...

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Rex reacts to Jets' season schedule, calls back-to-back DEN-NE matchups 'a huge challenge'

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan speaks to

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The NFL released the season schedules for all 32 teams Wednesday night, and the Jets have the ninth-toughest schedule, according to ESPN Stats and Information. They’ll open up the season at home against the Oakland Raiders, before traveling to Green Bay to face the Packers in Week 2. 

And that September meeting at Lambeau Field is a big relief for Ryan. 

“Absolutely,” the Jets...

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Jets training camp headed back to Cortland; Source says team will hold family event on Long Island

New York Jets players during NFL football training

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The Jets announced Wednesday that they will return to SUNY Cortland for training camp. 

The Central New York campus has served as the site for Jets training camp every year since Rex Ryan became head coach (2009) except one. In 2011, the team was forced to use their practice facility due to the NFL lockout.

“I love the fact that we are going back to Cortland,” Ryan said in a statement. ...

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Jets' full preseason schedule announced

Jets quarterback Geno Smith #7 looks to pass

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The Jets kick off their preseason schedule against the Indianapolis Colts at 7 p.m. on Aug. 7, before facing the Bengals on the road in Week 2 of the preseason. 

The Jets will host the Giants in the fourth installment of the “Snoopy Bowl” at MetLife Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 22. Then they’ll close out their preseason in Philly where they’ll take on the Eagles – and, possibly, former...

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Jets pick up option on Muhammad Wilkerson

Muhammad Wilkerson of the Jets celebrates his fourth-quarter

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As expected, the Jets have picked up their fifth-year option on defensive stud Muhammad Wilkerson.

Per the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, draft picks now sign four-year deals and first-round selections have a team option for a fifth season. Clubs have until May 3 to exercise their 2015 options for draft picks selected in 2011. Wilkerson, 24, was drafted 30th overall by the...

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Source: Sidney Rice visits Jets, re-signs with Seattle

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice wears Google

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Well, so much for that.

After visiting with the Jets Wednesday, receiver Sidney Rice reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, a source confirmed to Newsday.

📢 Aaayyyyooo 12s.. SEA you in a few.. IM COMIN' HOME! #Seahawks #12thman #Round2 http://t.co/am8tOXAwmu— Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice) April 16, 2014

Hours earlier, running back...

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Chris Johnson 'not ready to make my decision'

Chris Johnson's visit Tuesday with the Jets went well, but the free-agent running back said he's "not ready to make my decision" just yet.

Johnson, speaking to a few reporters at last night's Knicks-Nets game, said he enjoyed his visit in Florham Park, but added: "I'm just taking it one day at a time, taking my time, and whatever decision I make, it will be the best decision."

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