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.
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.
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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 »
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 »
Austin Howard has a new home.
The former Jets right tackle has reached an agreement with the Oakland Raiders, a source confirmed to Newsday. According to ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter, it's a five-year, $30 million deal, which includes $15 million guaranteed.
Locking up Howard was a big offseason priority for the Jets. But the right tackle, who turns 27 later this month,...Read more »
The Jets have some competition for Josh McCown.
A source said the former Browns quarterback will visit the Bucs, Texans and the Jets – in that order. But there’s always a chance McCown, 34, won’t make it to Florham Park. He said on Sirius radio Monday that he knows the “one or two teams” he’s going to play for and that he wants to get a deal done quickly.
The longer it takes for...Read more »
Nick Folk finally got more than a one-year deal.
The veteran kicker signed a multi-year deal, the Jets announced Tuesday.
The team placed the franchise tag on Folk almost two weeks ago – the franchise-tag amount for kickers is projected $3.55 million – but both sides were able to reach a long-term deal.
Folk, who made $780,000 last season, had a career year in 2013. He connected...Read more »