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Jets general manager John Idzik confirmed the Jets’ recent meeting with free-agent kick returner/wide receiver Josh Cribbs, but said the former Cleveland Brown isn’t yet healed from a meniscus tear.
“We had a nice visit with Joshua,” Idzik said Tuesday at a celebrity charity event at BTIG in Manhattan. “We got to get the physical on him, so it was a very informative visit.”
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Geno Smith will spend the coming days, weeks and months learning from, and competing with, two veteran quarterbacks who are desperate to prove they, too, can be starting quarterbacks in the NFL.
While some Jets fans – and even some people on One Jets Drive -- may be ready to finally break free of Mark Sanchez, Smith came to Sanchez’s defense during an ESPN radio interview Monday afternoon.
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Had Tim Tebow not been traded to the Jets, he’d be playing in the NFL right now, said Giants co-owner Steve Tisch.
“I feel badly for the guy,” Tisch told TMZ Sunday night in Los Angeles. “Had another team picked him up after the Broncos, maybe he’d have a career. I think him going from the Broncos to the Jets was not in anybody's best interest.”
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The Jets announced Sunday that they have signed four free agents: defensive tackle Lanier Coleman (Louisiana-Lafayette), kicker Brett Maher (Nebraska), wide receiver Thomas Mayo (California - PA) and outside linebacker Sean Progar-Jackson.
The team also released kicker Derek Dimke, defensive tackle Roosevelt Holliday and wide receiver Royce Pollard, who was on the practice squad last year....Read more »
In his first two seasons as head coach, Rex Ryan’s hands were all over this Jets defense. But in Year 3 he scaled back, preferring to do only “some” of the defensive play-calling instead of all of it.
But Ryan will be a bystander no more.
The Jets coach reiterated Saturday that he’ll run all of the walkthroughs, install all of the defenses and make all of the defensive play-calls during...Read more »
Around this time last year, Rex Ryan was pulling Quinton Coples off the practice field for fear of his first-round rookie getting hurt on account of the uncoordinated offensive linemen at rookie minicamp.
But now Ryan likes what he sees from his O-line.
“It looks way better than it has the last couple of years,” the coach said with a laugh, referring to his comment last year that he...Read more »
Rontez Miles smiled widely as he sat in front of his locker, reflecting on the past 24 hours.
“Compared to (Friday, I felt) way more comfortable,” the undrafted free-agent safety said with a laugh Saturday. “Yesterday was the fastest day of my life. The first day of practice felt like the first day of high school practice all over again. But today was a lot smoother.”
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What are the odds the Jets’ new quarterback winds up working with the team’s old general manager?
One in five, it seems.
Priority Sports – the firm that recently hired ex-Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum to head its Coaches, Front Office & Broadcasters division – is reportedly one of the five agencies currently bidding to represent Smith.
Geno Smith reiterated after Day 2 of rookie...Read more »
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Former Jets wide receiver George Sauer died Tuesday. He was 69.
Sauer played for the Jets from 1965 through 1970, catching 309 passes for 4,965 yards and 28 touchdowns in 84 games. He was an integral part of the team's Super Bowl III victory over the favored Baltimore Colts -- a feat made all the more famous thanks to Joe Namath's guarantee.
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Long before he was a first-round draft pick, Sheldon Richardson decided he wasn’t going to let his size hold him back.
“I was always the chubby kid in class that everybody picked on,” said the 6-3, 294-pound rookie defensive tackle. “I was. And I played with a chip on my shoulder. I still feel like I’m the same kid.
“I like to do what skinny guys do. (If they) dunk a basketball, I want...Read more »