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Mornhinweg: Geno Smith has the edge over Michael Vick

Marty Mornhinweg looks on as Geno Smith throws

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Marty Mornhinweg provided some clarity on the Jets’ quarterback competition during a Thursday conference call with season ticket holders.

Asked about the QB contest between incumbent Geno Smith and newly-signed veteran Michael Vick, the Jets offensive coordinator said: “There is competition. Now, it may not quite be like the competition we had last year [between Smith and former Jet Mark Sanchez],...

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First-rounder Calvin Pryor sits due to wisdom teeth pain

Safety Calvin Pryor of the Jets looks on

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Calvin Pryor is used to delivering the hard hits. But the Jets’ first-round safety was dealt a big blow over the weekend thanks to his wisdom teeth. 

Pryor has had to sit out of team drills during OTAs because his face is swollen and in pain. On Wednesday he participated in individual drills without a helmet (due to the constant pressure on his jaw), but he spent most of his time standing...

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Chris Johnson explains his Andre Johnson tweet

Chris Johnson couldn’t help but send the tweet out. 

As he watched TV and saw headlines about the ongoing Andre Johnson saga in Houston, the Jets running back just had to share his thoughts on Twitter.

Let's bring Andre johnson to the jets legooo

— Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) May 28, 2014

And soon, Chris Johnson’s tweet made headlines.

On Wednesday,...

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Jets sign sixth-round CB Brandon Dixon

Northwest Missouri State defensive back Brandon Dixon makes

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The Jets announced Wednesday that they have signed sixth-round pick Brandon Dixon.

The 5’11, 203-pound cornerback had six interceptions and 22 pass defensed in two seasons at Northwest Missouri State. He also ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the Combine.

"He’s coming from a small school. So I get that, that there’ll be some developing there. But at his school, wow, it was zero coverage or...

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RG Willie Colon to get knee scoped

New York Jets guard Willie Colon talks with

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Veteran right guard Willie Colon – who currently is recovering from a torn biceps – will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, according to Rex Ryan.

“A knee needs to be scoped, so he’s going to have that," the the Jets coach said Thursday. "That’s something that just came up. He was really doing well on his rehab. That’s going to hold him back. We’re not going to throw him out there....

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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

Antonio Allen celebrates his touchdown after recovering his

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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'

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 29: Chris Ivory

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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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Vick: Jets QB battle isn’t an open competition

Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on

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Michael Vick said the one thing the Jets front office has refused to admit: there is no open QB competition in Florham Park.

Vick confirmed the obvious Thursday when he noted his current situation with the Jets is far different from what he experienced with Nick Foles last year in Philly.

“Going through the competition with Nick, we knew, both of us, coming in that it was open competition,...

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