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Michael Vick won't stand in the way of Geno Smith

Jets quarterbacks Michael Vick and Geno Smith walk

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CORTLAND -- Michael Vick had long assured Marty Mornhinweg that he was on board with the plan.

While the organization has yet to declare Geno Smith the starting quarterback, Vick made it clear in the offseason that this is Smith's team. That's why the veteran quarterback wasn't fazed -- at least publicly -- by the discrepancy in first-team reps between the signal-callers.

Thursday was...

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Source: Former Dolphins CB Dimitri Patterson visiting Jets Monday

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Could a new cornerback be on the horizon for the Jets?

A source confirmed to Newsday that former Dolphins defensive back Dimitri Patterson is visiting the team Monday.

While wide receiver remains a key area of need, the Jets are even more desperate for a starting corner. They released their former No. 1 Antonio Cromartie two days before free agency started, watched Darrelle Revis sign...

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Jets sign FA CB Jeremy Reeves

The Jets announced Friday that they have signed free-agent cornerback Jeremy Reeves.

The team signed the 5-7, 170-pound defensive back shortly after his strong showing at Iowa State pro day on Tuesday. He ran a 4.29-second 40 and recorded a 43” vertical leap and an 11’6” broad jump.

Reeves sat out last season after undergoing pectoral surgery in March 2013.

During his three seasons...

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Chip Kelly: Signing Mark Sanchez 'was a no-brainer for us'

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It's official.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday morning that they have signed Mark Sanchez to a one-year deal.

The news, of course, was expected. A source told Newsday Thursday night that Sanchez had passed his physical and agreed to a deal. He was expected to officially sign today.

His one-year contract is for $2.25 million, but he can make upwards of $4 million if he...

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Vikings sign Former Jets OL Vladimir Ducasse

New York Jets guard Vladimir Ducasse (62) during

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The Vikings officially announced the signing of former Jets offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse.

Ducasse never lived up to expectations after being selected by the Jets in the second round of the 2010 draft. He was beaten out in training camp by Matt Slauson (now with the Bears) in 2012 and was benched in favor of rookie guard Brian Winters after a Week 4 loss to the Titans last season....

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Source: Mark Sanchez set to meet Eagles Thursday

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez works out at Mission

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Mark Sanchez could be an Eagle by tomorrow.

The former Jets quarterback already is in Philly, according to a source, and is scheduled to meet with the team and undergo his physical tomorrow.

And if his medical evaluation checks out, the Eagles are expected to sign him.

Sanchez missed all of last season after suffering a torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder in the preseason...

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Michael Vick: 'I'm a legitimate starting quarterback'

Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks

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Some may question whether Michael Vick has anything left. But he doesn't.

The veteran quarterback already is gearing up for his offseason quarterback competition with Geno Smith. And Vick has no doubt he's got what it takes to be a full-time starter again.

"I feel like I'm a legitimate starting quarterback in this league," the former Eagles QB, who lost his starting job in Philly to...

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Woody Johnson: 'We're lucky' to have had Ralph Wilson

Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, answers

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jets owner Woody Johnson called the passing of Ralph Wilson "the end of a real important era. He was so important in developing football into what it is today."

Wilson, the Bills' iconic owner, died on Tuesday at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich. He was 95.

"[He was] the NFL," Johnson said. "He was the AFL. He was always a guy that was up to the task. He had a...

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Report: Pending physical, Mark Sanchez will sign with Eagles

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Looks like the Eagles and Jets are set to swap backup quarterbacks.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Mark Sanchez is headed to Philly. Interestingly enough, the Jets released Sanchez on Friday, just moments before they announced they had signed Eagles free-agent Michael Vick.

Vick signed a one-year deal worth $5 million.

Sanchez’s contract was officially terminated at 4 p.m....

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Mark Sanchez says goodbye

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez works out at Mission

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Mark Sanchez posted a heartfelt goodbye to the Jets organizations, their fan base and his former teammates Monday morning.

The veteran quarterback -- who was released on Friday -- said “playing quarterback for the New York Jets has been the thrill of my young career.” 

Sanchez went on to say his "only regret" is the Jets didn't win a Super Bowl for the fans, his teammates and "my...

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