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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
The Jets are just one of a handful of teams interested in acquiring former Dolphin Karlos Dansby.
The free-agent inside linebacker has received “a ton of interest” from NFL teams, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, but Dansby is being “a little picky.”
Arizona sports radio host John Gambadoro reported Dansby, 31, had a “good meeting” with the Cardinals Thursday, but both sides...Read more »
Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z reportedly is interested in adding Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith to his arsenal.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports is one of five sports agencies that have recently pitched to Smith, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
The former West Virginia QB fired his former agents, Erik Burkhardt and Jeff Nalley of Select Sports Group, days after he was selected 39th overall by the...Read more »
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Former Browns kick returner Josh Cribbs spent Wednesday with the Jets, sources confirmed to Newsday.
But they aren't the only team in play.
“Several” NFL clubs are interested in the free agent, who underwent offseason knee surgery, according to the NFL Network. Cribbs, a two-time Pro Bowler, received an offer from the Raiders Monday after passing...Read more »
As Santonio Holmes sees it, the Jets quarterback competition is simply a formality.
The wide receiver believes incumbent Mark Sanchez – and not rookie Geno Smith or veteran David Garrard – will be the team’s starting QB in 2013.
“Right now, it's Sanchez, and that's who we're going with, and we're going to continue on this road until time permits,” Holmes said in his first public interview...Read more »
The Jets announced Tuesday that they have waived wide receivers Emmanuel Arceneaux and Thomas Mayo.
Emmanuel (6-2, 211; Alcorn State) was signed to a reserve/future contracts in January, along with Cliff Harris and Claude Davis.
Mayo (6-2, 205; California (PA)) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders (05/04/12) and participated in their training camp before...Read more »
Despite reports of Geno Smith being a pampered prima donna, Jets owner Woody Johnson made it clear he and the team had no reservations about selecting the rookie quarterback 39th overall in last month’s NFL draft.
“He was the highest-rated player [remaining] on our board,” Johnson told reporters Tuesday at the NFL’s Career Development Symposium in Philadelphia. “I’m extremely happy to have...Read more »
Geno Smith has yet to throw a pass in the NFL, but he's garnered significant attention since the April draft -- unfortunately for all the wrong reasons.
But the former West Virginia quarterback doesn't seemed bothered about the media or his growing reputation as a diva. "I don't worry about what people say — my skin is pretty thick," Smith told USA TODAY Sports. "I've never...Read more »
Former Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Testaverde -- who played four seasons for the Miami Hurricanes and won the Heisman Trophy as a senior in 1986 -- is one of 12 former players to be selected by the National Football Foundation as part of the latest Hall of Fame class.
He went on to become the No. 1 overall...Read more »
Tim Tebow may not have a home in the NFL, but his mass appeal is undeniable.
The former Jets backup quarterback was ranked the most influential athlete in Forbes' 2013 poll -- followed by Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps, track star Usain Bolt and Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter.
Twenty-nine percent of respondents labeled Tebow -- who spent the 2012 season as Mark Sanchez's seldom-used...Read more »
Less than a week after John Idzik decided not to renew the contracts of two area scouts, two staffers -- JoJo Wooden and Kevin Kelly -- bolted for San Diego, sources told Newsday Monday morning.
Wooden, the Jets' former assistant director of player personnel, will now be the director of player personnel for the Chargers. Kelly, a Midwest area scout, was named as the team's new director of...Read more »