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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.

Rex says QB competition is still on, but Vick still denies it's 'open'

Jets quarterback Michael Vick speaks to the media

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The quarterback competition in Florham Park is alive and well, according to Rex Ryan. 

A week after Michael Vick conceded in front of the cameras that the starting job belonged to Geno Smith, Ryan denied the QB battle is already over.

“I think there is competition, there’s no doubt,” the Jets coach said Wednesday following Day 2 of voluntary OTAs. “And, as a coach, you love it....

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Antonio Allen 'not at all' concerned about his playing time

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Antonio Allen was caught off guard by the Jets’ selection of Louisville safety Calvin Pryor in the first round. But the more Allen thought about it, the less he worried about this status in the secondary.

“I don’t think anything’s going to change for me,” he said Thursday. “I’ve put a lot of good games on film and I’ve worked really hard, just starting from the bottom coming...

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RB Chris Ivory says CJ2K signing 'was a good move'


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Chris Ivory isn’t worried right now about his carries. Instead, the Jets running back is focused on the ultimate goal: ensuring the Jets win games in 2014. 

That’s why Ivory said he fully supports the signing of former 2,000-yard rusher Chris Johnson.

“I thought it was a good move,” Ivory said Thursday of the Jets acquiring the former Titan. “Anybody that can come in and help us...

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Chris Johnson says trainers will hold him out of OTAs

Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans carries the

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Chris Johnson says his knee feels good, but the veteran running back plans to take things slow with his rehab. 

Johnson said the Jets' training staff likely will hold him out of OTAs until his surgically-repaired knee is back to full strength -- and that means, Jets fans might not get to see him in action until training camp begins.

“I’m feeling good right now. Getting better and...

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Jets sign LB A.J. Edds, OL Markus Zusevics

Then-Miami Dolphins linebacker A.J. Edds is shown stretching

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The Jets announced Monday that they've signed linebacker A.J. Edds and offensive lineman Markus Zusevics following their three-day tryouts.

Before making their way to Florham Park, both Edds and Zusevics played college football at Iowa and had brief stints with the Patriots.

Edds, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2010 and has spent time with Indianapolis and New England....

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Rex on his WRs: 'From top to bottom, it's a much better group'

Jets wide receiver Jalen Saunders runs the ball

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The difference in the Jets’ receiving corps is night and day, according to Rex Ryan. 

“From top to bottom, it’s a much better group of receivers than we had probably at any point last year,” the Jets coach said Saturday, following the second of three rookie minicamp practices.

After acquiring free agent Eric Decker earlier this offseason, the Jets added draftees Jalen Saunders,...

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Pryor reunited with No. 25, for now

Safety Calvin Pryor of the Jets looks on

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What’s in a number? Apparently, a lot for Calvin Pryor.

The Jets’ first round pick couldn’t contain his excitement Saturday morning when he arrived at the facility and saw a No. 25 jersey hanging in his locker. He even posted a photo of the jersey on Instagram with the caption: “I’m backkkkkkk #CP25.”

Pryor – who wore No. 25 throughout his college career at Louisville -- had accepted...

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Tajh Boyd knows he's 'just a small fish in a big pond again'

Quarterback Tajh Boyd of the Jets looks to

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His college records mean nothing now. 

The only thing that matters to Tajh Boyd is what he does from here on out.

The transition to the NFL is difficult for any football player. But especially for someone like Boyd, who put up monster numbers as Clemson’s quarterback. He’s the ACC leader in total touchdowns (133) and he’s also the first QB in ACC history with 30-plus touchdown passes...

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Morristown Police won't pursue investigation of Thurman

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The Morristown Police issued a media release Friday afternoon regarding the “allegation of simple assault” involving Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman and a female patron of Pazzo Pazzo restaurant in New Jersey.

A 28-year-old woman filed a police report stating she had been slapped by Thurman on Wednesday during an exchange at the outside bar of the restaurant. But after reviewing...

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Rookies Amaro, Saunders ink deals

Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro during warms

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Just three Jets rookies remain unsigned after Jace Amaro and Jalen Saunders inked their deals Friday morning – the first day of rookie minicamp.

First-round safety Calvin Pryor, third-round cornerback Dexter McDougle and sixth-round cornerback Brandon Dixon still remain unsigned....

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