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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Sheldon Richardson may be a first-round selection, and a highly-touted rookie, but in the eyes of veterans, he’s no different than any of the other first-year players.
“They got me on rookie duty, right now they just got me carrying helmets,” Richardson said.
While the 6-3 defensive lineman is happy to take part in the rookie “festivities” off the field, he’s trying to distinguish himself...Read more »
Perhaps you’ve heard this before: Mark Sanchez is “excited” about the offensive system and confident about his play and his position heading into training camp.
A day after Jets great Joe Namath proclaimed Sanchez would be much improved in 2013, Sanchez agreed – and delivered a guarantee of his own.
“I just feel like this coaching staff is really going to get the best out of me,” the...Read more »
After weeks of speculation, Geno Smith finally has new representation.
In an expected move, the Jets rookie quarterback said Wednesday that he’ll now be repped by Jay-Z's sports management firm, Roc Nation.
Though Smith said recently that he was in no rush to make a decision, the Instragram photo he posted of himself with the multi-platinum rapper/entrepreneur last week made it seem...Read more »
Incumbent Jets starting cornerback Kyle Wilson made an appearance at the 20th Annual Gridiron Gala in Manhattan and talked about Jets' first-round draft pick Dee Milliner, who will look to compete for the starting cornerback role alongside Antonio Cromartie.
On if he's been able to spend much time with Dee Milliner...
"No," Wilson said. "He just got here the past week....Read more »
In a surprising move, the Philadelphia Eagles waived former Stony Brook standout Miguel Maysonet to sign tight end Will Shaw Monday.
The running back from Riverhead, who signed with the Eagles as a priority free agent after the April draft, participated in their rookie camp from May 10-12. According to CSNPhilly.com, he wasn’t allowed to take part in OTAs (which began May 13) because of an...Read more »
The Jets are still in “fact-finding mode” as it relates to running back Mike Goodson, who was arrested early Friday morning on drugs and weapons charges.
Owner Woody Johnson told NFL Network from the owners meetings in Boston Monday afternoon that general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan will interview Goodson about his arrest.
Goodson, 25, and 31-year-old Garant Evans, of Roselle,...Read more »
David Garrard’s journey to becoming a starting quarterback -- once again -- was cut short last week.
The 35-year-old – who had expected to be the starter in Jacksonville during the 2011 season, and then again in 2012 with the Dolphins – was forced to call it quits in Florham Park due to lingering knee pain.
During a phone interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Garrard said he...Read more »
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 »