New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Tim Tebow’s popularity remains as high as ever. However, the former Jets backup quarterback has yet to garner any attention from NFL teams since his April release.
And, according to an ESPN the Magazine article, Tebowtime in the NFL may be a thing of the past. Senior writer David Fleming claims that now members of Tebow’s camp are “privately admitting that his NFL run is probably over.”
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Believe it or not, Calvin Pace misses Bart Scott’s booming voice.
Pace, 32, now looks around the Jets locker room and sees new faces – mostly, young guys eager to get a foothold in the NFL.
“It’s funny not to hear Bart's mouth two or three hours at a time,” Pace, who is entering his 11th year in the league, said with a smile.
He was one of five players – along with Scott, Eric...Read more »
Mike Goodson was back on the practice field Thursday – this time under the watchful eye of the media.
The running back -- who practiced with his new team for the first time during Tuesday’s closed voluntary OTA -- returned kicks alongside Joe McKnight Thursday afternoon and also was spotted with the third-team offense during team drills (Please don’t read into that.)
Goodson didn’t speak...Read more »
Mark Sanchez has not showcased much on the field during the Jets’ limited workouts these past few weeks, but if there’s one thing he’s showed off of it, it’s confidence.
"I plan on playing, I plan on starting," the fifth-year quarterback said Thursday. When asked if he'd be disappointed if he doesn't get the starting job. "...I don't plan on that happening."
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Geno Smith already is out of the ‘guarantee’ game.
A month after he declared the Jets were going to the “playoffs next year” on draft day, the rookie quarterback was more reserved in his assessment of his new team following Thursday’s OTA.
“We’re a long ways from that,” Smith said, when asked if the Jets are a playoff-caliber team. “We’re still working, but like I said, every team’s...Read more »
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As Geno Smith sees it, there’s no reason to worry about the NFLPA’s inquiry into his relationship with Roc Nation Sports and Hip-Hop mogul/entrepreneur Jay-Z.
“I don’t have any concerns,” Smith said after Thursday’s OTA workout. “Jay-Z didn’t recruit me.”
The Jets rookie quarterback parted ways with his previous agency, Select Sports, after the April draft....Read more »
Joe Namath has never shied away from criticizing the Jets, and he was at it again Thursday morning.
“You got to be honest, I want to be honest,” Namath said on WFAN's Boomer & Carton show Thursday morning. “I think they’ve been deceptive and I think they haven’t been [honest] with explaining to us, the fans and the people why they’ve done some things and where they’re going — continually...Read more »
David Garrard's NFL career officially is over.
The Jets announced Thursday morning that they have signed former Seahawks wide receiver Ben Obomanu and placed Garrard on the reserve/retired list.
The 6-1, 204-pound Obomanu was taken in the seventh round in the 2006 draft by Seattle. He played six seasons for the Seahawks before he was released in March. He has 87 career catches for 1,209...Read more »
Mike Goodson practiced with his new teammates for the first time since his arrest earlier this month, a source told Newsday Tuesday morning. The Jets signed the former Oakland running back this offseason in an attempt to shore up their ground game, but Goodson’s Jets tenure has been stalled by drugs and weapons charges.
The 25-year-old was arrested May 17 for possession of marijuana (under...Read more »
Jets running back Mike Goodson was “incoherent, slobbering and had vomited all over himself as well as the interior of the vehicle,” at the time of his May 17 arrest, according to a New Jersey State Police affidavit that was obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
Goodson, 25, appeared in court Wednesday to plead not guilty to gun and drug charges stemming from his arrest last week. He was arrested,...Read more »