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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
The Jets officially announced the signings of 15 UDFAs on Monday, in addition to the contract extension of new running back Chris Ivory and the free-agent signing of guard Chris Peterman.
Before the Jets even made their final pick Saturday in the NFL draft, their attention had already turned to undrafted free-agent signings.
LB Troy Davis (6-2, 249) - Central...Read more »
The Jets' 2013 draft class is finally complete.
The team selected Wake Forest fullback Tommy Bohanan in the seventh (215th overall).
The 6-0 1/2, 247-pound Bohanon said on a conference call that he played in a "pro-style multiple offense" during his first three years at Wake Forest, but this past season Wake Forest ran more of a college-type spread offense. Though he was mostly...Read more »
The criticisms of Geno Smith were well-documented. But the Jets needed to see the West Virginia quarterback for themselves. And once they did, they were sold.
New offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, new quarterbacks coach David Lee and two area scouts traveled to Morgantown to get a better sense of Geno Smith, the football player and person. And the hours spent over dinner with Smith the...Read more »
The Jets drafted another defensive tackle in this year's draft: Michigan's William Campbell. But the former Wolverine will end up playing on the opposite side of the ball in the NFL.
The Jets announced Campbell will officially be listed as an offensive lineman on the roster, but most likely will be used at guard. And now, he joins fellow 2013 draft picks Brian Winters, Oday Aboushi and free-agent...Read more »
There's just something the Jets like about UVA left tackles.
The team selected Oday Aboushi -- a former Virginia Cavalier like D'Brickashaw Ferguson -- in the fifth round (141st overall) of Saturday's NFL draft.
The Staten Island native is the second offensive lineman taken by the Jets in this draft. On Friday, they took former Kent State guard Brian Winters in the third round -- just...Read more »
The Jets signed running back Chris Ivory to a three-year deal, a source confirmed to Newsday Saturday.
Ivory's deal was previously reported to be worth $10 million, plus incentives, according to NFL Network -- but the running back's contract actually costs the Jets far less: $6 million total, with a $2.25 million signing bonus, per ESPNNewYork.com
NFLPA records show Ivory's base salary...Read more »
Free-agent guard Stephen Peterman visited the Jets three weeks ago but left without a deal. On Friday, both sides were able to reach an agreement.
The former Detroit Lion siged a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, according to a source.
Hours earlier, the Jets drafted Kent State offensive lineman Brian Winters in the third round (72nd overall).
With Matt Slauson (now a Chicago...Read more »
Jets GM John Idzik said Friday that he didn't speak to Mark Sanchez prior to drafting Geno Smith 39th overall. But in reality, Sanchez was aware the pick was a possibility before the Jets pulled the trigger, according to a source.
Idzik said during a press conference that he hadn't spoken to Sanchez because he was a bit busy in the Jets war room Friday.
"We've been a little preoccupied,"...Read more »
A day after focusing solely on defense – taking cornerback Dee Milliner ninth overall and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson 13th – the Jets addressed their offensive needs in Rounds 2, 3 and 4.
After taking quarterback Geno Smith 39th in the second round, they picked Kent State offensive lineman Brian Winters 72nd overall. Shortly thereafter, general manager John Idzik nabbed the running...Read more »
Mark Sanchez, you’re officially on the clock.
Four years after drafting Sanchez to be the face of their franchise, the Jets snagged a new quarterback on Day 2 of the NFL draft: Geno Smith.
Former Hofstra alum and former Jet wide receiver Wayne Chrebet made the announcement.
The former West Virginia quarterback expected to be a first-round pick at Radio City Music Hall Thursday...Read more »