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Idzik: I'm 'comfortable' with Sanchez being a Jet

Florham Park - January 24, 2013: John Idzik

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John Idzik didn't want to discuss Darrelle Revis' future in his introductory press conference last week, but the Jets' new general manager has made it clear Mark Sanchez will remain with the team in 2013.

Idzik on Monday reiterated that there will be a quarterback competition next season, but added that he is "comfortable" with Sanchez being a Jet.

“I think he’s chomping at...

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Mangini on Saints' radar

Jets quarterback Brett Favre and head coach Eric

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Former Jets head coach Eric Mangini could wind up in New Orleans.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Mangini and former Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel are two of the candidates the Saints are considering for their defensive coordinator opening.

Shortly after being reinstated by the league, Saints coach Sean Payton fired former DC Steve Spagnuolo after just one season and secondary coach...

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Maybin signs with Cincy

New York Jets linebacker Aaron Maybin reacts during

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Aaron Maybin just got a fresh start.

The former Jets outside linebacker tweeted Friday that he’s back in the NFL – this time with the Cincinnati Bengals.

“Blessed and highly favored! Just became the newest member of the Bengals. Humbled and hungry,” Maybin tweeted.

In 2011, he led the Jets with six sacks. But he was a nonfactor last season, registering just one tackle and zero...

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Cromartie says Sanchez needs more offensive talent

MISS: Signing Mark Sanchez to a contract extension

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Antonio Cromartie isn’t in favor of trading Darrelle Revis – or getting rid of Mark Sanchez.

The key, Cromatie said, is getting Sanchez more offensive help.

“We have confidence in Mark,” the Pro Bowl corner told NFL.com Friday in Hawaii. “Like I’ve always said, even with the whole (Tim) Tebow thing, if we're going to sign Mark to a three-year extension, we need to make sure we put guys...

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Report: Woody Johnson 'very interested' in trading Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis talks about being with the Jets

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Darrelle Revis made it clear he wants to be a Jet for life. But his owner may have other plans.

According to CBS Sports' NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Woody Johnson is interested in testing the market for his All-Pro cornerback.

"I've talked to some people today who say that Woody Johnson is very interested in trading Darrelle Revis," La Canfora said on tonight's episode of...

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Tony Sparano hired by Raiders as assistant

Tony Sparano coaches during the Jets' season opener

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It didn't take Tony Sparano long to land on his feet.

Two weeks after the Jets fired him as their offensive coordinator, Oakland hired him as their assistant coach/offensive line coach.

Sparano -- who was fired as head coach of the Miami Dolphins in Jan. 2011 -- has now taken two step backwards professionally in the past two years.

The Jets, who are now on their third offensive...

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Jets eyeing Fresno secondary coach for DB job

With Dennis Thurman set to be named their new defensive coordinator, the Jets are in need of a new defensive backs coach.

And it could be Fresno State's Tim McDonald.

The Jets reportedly have spoken to the Bulldogs secondary coach about joining their staff, The Fresno Bee reported Tuesday. McDonald --  a 6-time Pro Bowl safety during his 13 seasons with the Cardinals and the 49ers,...

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Jets reportedly set to hire quality controls coach

The Jets are expected to hire former Eagles assistant Bobby April, Jr. as their new quality controls coach, according to The Daily News.

His father, who is well-known and well-respected in NFL circles, recently was hired as Oakland’s special teams coordinator.  ...

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Mathieu mentored by Revis; on Jets' radar?

Tyrann Mathieu, the LSU player who was suspended

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Tyrann Mathieu’s tour of contrition has begun.

The former LSU cornerback is making the rounds at this year’s Senior Bowl, expressing his desire to get his football life back on track. He was a rising star in Baton Rouge, winning the Chuck Bednarik Award (given to the best defensive player in college football) during a 2011 season that ended with a 21-0 beatdown from Alabama in the National...

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Rex involved in three-car Pa. crash on Jan. 14

Rex Ryan listens to a question at the

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***Updated @ 7:02 p.m.***

Rex Ryan was involved in a three-car accident more than a week ago in Pennsylvania but was not hurt, according to the police report. The crash occurred at 6:13 p.m. on Jan. 14 when Rex Ryan’s 2013 red Ford Mustang collided with another vehicle when he ran a red light, according to a witness. The car Ryan was driving struck the driver-side front panel of a second vehicle,...

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