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2014 salary cap increases to $133M

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According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, the NFL notified clubs that the salary cap for 2014 will be $133 million -- an increase of nearly $10 million per team over the 2013 figure.

Even better: the cap is expected to be higher in 2015.

The Jets should have over $25 million in cap space after franchising kicker Nick Folk on Friday. And they could clear another $25M more if/when they...

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Jets place franchise tag on K Nick Folk

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The Jets announced Friday that they placed their franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk.

It’s the first time the Jets have exercised their franchise tag since 2011, when they placed it on linebacker David Harris.

Folk, who had a career year in 2013, made $780,000 last season. But the franchise-tag amount for kickers is projected to be $3.556 million.

Since joining the Jets in 2010,...

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Report: Jets meet with UCF QB Blake Bortles

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UCF quarterback Blake Bortles had formal interviews during the Combine with eight teams, according to the Orlando Sentinel. And the Jets were one of them.

“I did everything I could to just stick out in their head, so they know this is who I am, these are my goals, this is what I want to try to do,” Bortles told the paper. “That I’m going to do everything I can to help an organization in becoming...

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Jets' trainers help distressed passenger on flight bound for Indy

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Members of the Jets' training staff administered potentially life-saving CPR aboard a Newark Airport flight bound for Indianapolis on Feb. 17.

After the plane door had been closed, a passenger alerted others onboard that an elderly female woman needed help and was "in severe distress," according to the team. A doctor, who identified himself as an ICU/cardiologist,...

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Report: Jets a 'possible landing spot' for QB Michael Vick

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It’s no secret the Jets are in the market for a veteran quarterback. And it comes as no surprise that Michael Vick is at the top of their list. 

The Jets are a “possible landing spot” for the controversial Eagles QB, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. After five years in Philly, Vick is set to become a free agent. And his relationship with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg...

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Ex-Jets LB Bart Scott joins 'The NFL Today'

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Ex-Jets linebacker Bart Scott has been named a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY, CBS announced Monday. 

Scott will join James Brown, Bill Cowher, former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason and Tony Gonzalez. 

Last season, Scott was a studio analyst on CBS Sports Network’s weekly Sunday pre-game show THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW. In addition to THE...

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Mike Pettine on Browns' reported interest in Jim Harbaugh: ‘That’s noise’

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INDIANAPOLIS – The only thing Mike Pettine is concerned about is his current job title. 

The Browns’ new head coach didn’t seem the least bit fazed on Saturday when questioned about Cleveland’s reported interest in 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

“I think that’s noise,” Pettine said Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Citing “multiple league sources,” ProFootballTalk.com...

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No progress yet between Jets and Mark Sanchez

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Mark Sanchez's representatives met with the Jets at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday night, but the quarterback's future with the team still remains uncertain.

A source confirmed to Newsday that the two sides met here in Indy, but maintained "nothing new" has happened and that Sanchez's immediate future in Florham Park is still unresolved.

Neither head coach Rex Ryan nor...

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Jets brass won't rule out drafting a first-round quarterback

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Rex Ryan rattled off reasons why Geno Smith is, as he claims, "headed in the right direction." The one thing the Jets head coach refused to do, however, is discuss the overall state of the Jets’ quarterback situation.

Ryan again stressed that he’s pleased with the growth Smith showed over the course of his rookie campaign. But the Jets still aren’t ready to name Smith the outright...

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Rex Ryan 'absolutely' wants Mark Sanchez back in 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS – Jets fans may have already detached themselves mentally from Mark Sanchez. But there’s at least one person in the Jets' front office who definitely wants the veteran quarterback on the roster in 2014: Rex Ryan.

“I want him back, absolutely,” the Jets head coach said Thursday during media availability at the NFL Combine, when peppered by questions about Sanchez's future....

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