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.
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....Read more »
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,...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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....Read more »
The Jets claimed former Rams running back Daryl Richardson off waivers Friday afternoon.
Richardson, a cousin of Jets wideout Clyde Gates, rushed for 4.8 yards per carry in 2012 and 3.1 yards last season.
He was released Thursday by St. Louis, who, coincidentally, drafted former Auburn running back Tre Mason. He thanked the organization in the following...Read more »
Tajh Boyd couldn't help but laugh.
After spending Friday morning taking the majority of the quarterback reps on Day 1 of rookie minicamp, the former Clemson quarterback was asked for his thoughts on the Jets being open to playing him somewhere other than QB.
Boyd, who was slightly caught off guard, asked the reporter to repeat the question.
“I couldn’t see myself playing another...Read more »
According to TMZ Sports, a 28-year-old woman has filed a report with the Morristown police department alleging she was slapped by Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman earlier this week.
The woman claims that she encountered Thurman while at the outside bar of Pazzo Pazzo restaurant Wednesday afternoon. Thurman, the woman said, hit on her and offered her drinks. And when she...Read more »
Joe Namath made headlines Tuesday night when he declared Michael Vick was a better quarterback than Geno Smith right now.
The Jets' great didn't necessarily back down from his claim during a Sirius radio interview Thursday afternoon, but he did sing Smith's praises. Namath also noted that the second-year QB has "earned" the starting job and shouldn't be looking over his shoulder this...Read more »