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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

Dennis Thurman looks on during a game against

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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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Jets claim ex-Rams RB Daryl Richardson

St. Louis Rams running back Daryl Richardson runs

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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...

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Will Tajh Boyd only play QB? 'We'll see,' says Rex

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd stands back to pass

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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...

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Report: Jets DC Dennis Thurman being investigated for allegedly slapping female restaurant patron

Dennis Thurman looks on during a game against

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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...

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Rex OK with later NFL draft

Jets head coach Rex Ryan talks with the

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In a perfect world, Rex Ryan would have as much as time with his rookies as in years past. He’d have weeks to get their names down pat, show them the ins and outs of basic drills and take his time breaking down defensive schemes. 

But this year's draft -- which was pushed back from the customary late-April slot to May 8 -- has shortened the learning-curve period for both student and teacher....

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