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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Rex Ryan is the ultimate players’ coach – the guy who will defend his players, and their respective skill-sets, even in the face of evidence to the contrary.
But every now and then, Ryan drops a little nugget of dissatisfaction
After rattling off the names of players who impressed him during Friday’s first day of rookie minicamp, the Jets coach mentioned he was “a little disappointed”...Read more »
The top cornerback in this year’s draft played the role of spectator Friday – first on the stationary bike, then as a helmet-less observer during defensive walkthroughs.
Dee Milliner – the No. 9 overall pick -- is just months removed from shoulder surgery and, though he’s itching to be on the field with his new teammates, he knows he’s got to be patient with his rehab. “With the shoulder it...Read more »
By the time Will Campbell had gotten off the phone with his parents, the offensive meeting between Geno Smith and his linemen was over. But Smith made sure Campbell – his hotel roommate – would be up to speed on Day 1 of rookie minicamp.
“As soon as he got in the room, he told me: ‘Oh, you weren’t in the meeting, come on. We’re about to do this and do that,’ and he got right in his playbook,”...Read more »
While Geno Smith’s public image took a beating – courtesy of reports painting him as an aloof diva with unrealistic expectations – the Jets rookie quarterback has kept his head burrowed in his playbook.
And while he’s dominated headlines over the past two weeks for the wrong reasons, Smith maintained he’s focused on more important things: getting acclimated to the NFL.
“I think it’s...Read more »
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Four down...three to go.
Offensive lineman Oday Aboushi, the Jets fifth-round pick in last month's draft, has signed a four-year deal, a source said Friday morning. A few hours later, William Campbell's agent, Buddy Baker, tweeted the sixth-round pick had also signed his four-year deal.
"Congrats to @idonttweet73 on signing a 4 year deal with the @nyjets...Read more »
If you assumed NFL teams would have pounced on Tim Tebow in free agency, you thought wrong.
The quarterback has yet to sign anywhere following his release from the Jets on April 29. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is hoping Tebow remains a part of the league for years to come.
"He's a great young man," Goodell said, when asked during an NFL Network Q&A with Steve Wyche...Read more »
Fullback Tommy Bohanon has agreed to terms with the Jets on a four-year deal, worth $2.2 million a source told Newsday Thursday.
The Wake Forest product was the last pick of the Jets’ 2013 draft class – the 215th overall pick in Round 7.
"I think that I will be able to (fit) in well," said the 6-0 1/2, 247-pound Bohanon, who was mostly used as an H-back this past season. “I...Read more »
The Jets and their third-round pick Brian Winters have agreed to terms on a four-year deal, a source told Newsday Thursday.
The former Kent State offensive lineman was selected 72nd overall in last month’s draft.
There was uncertainty heading into the offseason due to the imminent departures of guards Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson, but with the selection of Winters, William Campbell...Read more »
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 »