New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
The NFL informed teams that the salary cap for 2013 will be set at $123.9 million per team after accounting of league revenues, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
It’s a relatively slight – but definitely welcome – increase over the 2012 figure of $120.6 million and the 2011 cap number of $120.375.
The Jets cleared $30.8 million in cap savings this month by releasing Bart Scott, Calvin...Read more »
Former AFL defensive back Eric Crocker signed Thursday with the Jets, according to his Elite Sports representative, Donte Robinson.
Robinson made the announcement on Twitter Thursday evening, hours after he tweeted about Crocker's workout with the Jets. ...Read more »
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Former Jaguars quarterback David Garrard worked out for the Jets Thursday.
Though the 35-year-old last played for Jacksonville in 2010, it sounds as if his workout went well.
Garrard signed as a backup with the Miami Dolphins in March 2012, but was forced to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in August. He subsequently was cut by the team...Read more »
During ESPN's "NFL 32" show Wednesday, Chris Mortensen reported the Jets are expected to end up with Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn.
The Jets were interested in signing Quinn last offseason, but opted for Drew Stanton instead. (One Tim Tebow-trade later and Stanton was sent packing to Indy, as you may recall.)
In place of the injured Matt Cassel (concussion), Quinn threw for...Read more »
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The 49ers are in play for Darrelle Revis.
With a whopping 15 draft picks -- including five in the first three rounds -- San Francisco is eyeing a potential trade for the Jets' star cornerback, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The report, which cites "two sources," claims the Niners are among "a handful of teams" that have discussed going after...Read more »
The Jets were one of nine teams to meet formally with USC quarterback Matt Barkley during this week's combine, according to SI's Peter King.
The Eagles, Steelers, Raiders, Chiefs, Bills, Jaguars, Cardinals and Bucs also held 15-minute sessions with Barkley. (The Seahawks, Browns and Falcons also held informal meetings with him.)
Barkley, who did not participate in the combine because...Read more »
With the free agency period on the horizon, the salary cap-strapped Jets continue to look for more ways to clear more space.
The team will try to restructure Santonio Holmes' contract, according to an ESPN report. Those contract discussions have not yet taken place, but they're an expected next step, considering Holmes is set to earn $11.25 million in 2013 (including $7.5 million in guaranteed...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS – Dion Jordan will undergo surgery on a torn labrum next week in Los Angeles.
The Oregon OLB/ DE – one of the top defensive players this year's NFL draft and a potential target for the Jets at No. 9 – said he likely will spend 3-4 months rehabbing.
“I’m going to attack my rehab after surgery just as hard as I did before, just to make sure I’m able to show up to camp and...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS -- Forget a chip -- Richard Sherman has a boulder on his shoulder.
Sounding every bit like Rodney Dangerfield, the Seahawks cornerback said Wednesday on "NFL AM" that he's still not getting the respect he deserves. And his Twitter war Tuesday with Darrelle Revis is the latest example.
A day later, Sherman wasn't backing down from his comments about the Jets...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS -- The decision was mutual.
It was time for John Idzik to return to his roots, so to speak – and both he and Seattle general manager John Schneider knew it.
Idzik began his career as a pro scout, but years later, he had worked his way up the ranks to become Seattle’s vice president of football administration. But in order for Idzik to get the job he ultimately coveted –...Read more »