New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Kimberley A. Martin
Since joining Newsday in November 2007, Kimberley A. Martin has covered everything from local news to high school sports to the Super Bowl. In 2011, she was named the National Association of Black Journalists' "Emerging Journalist of the Year" for her outstanding achievement and balanced coverage of the black community and society at large. After spending two years as a general assignment sports reporter, Kimberley was promoted to the New York Jets beat in April 2012.
Before coming to Newsday, she worked as a local sports reporter for The Record in Hackensack, N.J.
Kimberley received her B.A. in Psychology and African American Studies from Wesleyan University in 2003 and her M.A. in Newspaper, Magazine & Online Journalism from Syracuse University in 2006. Prior to grad school, she worked at an investment firm in Midtown Manhattan.
In the span of five days, Mark Sanchez has fallen so far down the depth chart he isn’t sure if he’ll see action in the Jets final home game – let alone if he’ll return to the Jets in 2013.
Since his five-turnover performance in Monday night’s 14-10 loss to the Titans – a game the Jets desperately needed to win to keep their playoff hopes alive – Sanchez has gone from starter to bench-warmer...Read more »
The fallout from the Jets' disastrous season hasn't only had an effect on the futures of their two high-profile quarterbacks.
Mike Pettine may, too, be on his way out.
The defensive coordinator turned down a contract extension from the Jets, a source confirmed. The Jets, however, have declined comment.
Pettine, Rex Ryan's right-hand man since their days together in Baltimore, oversees...Read more »
Right guard Brandon Moore has been named the Jets’ 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year.
The award is given annually to an NFL player who demonstrates a commitment to community service as well as overall excellence on the field. Tight end Dustin Keller was the team’s choice in 2011.
Here’s a list of past winners: 2001 – Kevin Mawae 2002 – Mo Lewis 2003 – Marvin Jones 2004 – Kareem McKenzie...Read more »
While the interweb gets inundated with sourced stories of Mark Sanchez’s possible offseason exit from the Jets, Rex Ryan refused to fuel the speculation flames.
Asked on Thursday about rumors regarding the Jets’ interest in trading Sanchez – the former face of the franchise -- Ryan remained noncommittal.
“That didn’t come from me or anything else,” he said with a chuckle. “Anything that...Read more »
Rex Ryan said on Wednesday that Stephen Hill won't play Sunday against the Chargers.
Turns out, he won't play again this season.
The team placed the rookie receiver -- who suffered an LCL sprain in his right knee in Week 14 -- on injured reserve. In a corresponding move, the Jets signed CB Donnie Fletcher off the practice squad to replace Hill on active roster....Read more »
If the Jets are willing to make the commitment, Micheal Vick's willing to come to the Big Apple.
The recently-demoted Eagles QB would be willing to sign with the Jets if Rex Ryan & Co. made it clear he was their No. 1 guy, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who cited "sources who have spoken to Michael Vick."
Vick, who turns 33 in June, told local reporters...Read more »
Stephen Hill won’t be healthy enough to play by Sunday, according to Rex Ryan.
That means the rookie wide receiver – who missed two games earlier this season because of a hamstring injury – will miss his second game in a row with a knee sprain.
Ryan isn’t sure yet if Dustin Keller (ankle) will be able to face the Chargers. The tight end has now missed seven games due to injury. Chaz...Read more »
Jets great Joe Namath thinks beleaguered quarterback Mark Sanchez has a lot of winning football ahead of him – just not with the Jets.
“He’s not as bad as he’s played this year,” Namath said of Sanchez on ESPN radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning Wednesday. “I think he’s going to be around for a long time. For his sake, I hope it’s not with the Jets.”
In defending Sanchez, Namath --...Read more »
As if embarrassing himself on national television for the second time in less than a month wasn't enough, Mark Sanchez had to endure a Twitter death threat from a disgruntled Jets fan.
The person, who uses the Twitter handle @BraveGrancru, tweeted this message in all caps after Sanchez's five-turnover performance after Monday night's loss to the Titans: "Don't come to practice Wednesday...Read more »
NASHVILLE -- Greg McElroy is inactive for Monday night's game against the Titans.
Rex Ryan floated the idea last week of starting the former Alabama standout, but the Jets coach maintained he felt more comfortable with Tim Tebow as his No. 2.
"I feel better about Tim in that role," Ryan said in the lead-up to the Jets' must-win road game. "That’s what I’ll always do, and...Read more »