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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

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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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Joe Namath says Geno Smith has 'earned' starting QB job

Hall of Famer Joe Namath walks on the

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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...

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Rex: 'I'm not so sure there's too many teams that want to play us'

Rex Ryan talks to reporters during training camp

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Rex Ryan has learned over the years that less in more – especially when it comes to his mouth. 

But despite the toned-down version he displays for the cameras these days, the “Old Rex” hasn’t gone anywhere, he said. He’s as confident as he always was in his team and his expectations for the Jets remain as lofty as his first day on the job back in 2009.

After back-to-back seasons...

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Jets sign five more rookies

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 19: Tajh Boyd #10

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**Updated @ 9:13p**

On the eve of rookie minicamp, the Jets signed five of their draftees to contracts on Thursday: linebacker Jeremiah George, receivers Quincy Enunwa and Shaq Evans, defensive end IK Enemkpali and quarterback Tajh Boyd.

In all, seven of the Jets' 12 draftees have inked deals. With Dakota Dozier and Trevor Reilly signing deals Wednesday, that leaves first-round...

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Report: Former Jets CB and scout, Aaron Glenn, hired by Browns

1994: AARON GLENN, Defensive back, Texas A&M Drafted:

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Aaron Glenn is headed to the Browns.

The former Jets cornerback and scout is headed to Cleveland, where he’ll be an assistant defensive backs coach, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Wednesday.

Glenn will be reunited with Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine, who served as the Jets’ defensive coordinator from 2009-2012.

Glenn, a native of Humble, TX and a Texas A&M product,...

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Jets sign draft picks Dozier, Reilly

Jets general manager John Idzik talks with reporters

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Two down -- ten to go.

The Jets announced Wednesday that they've officially signed two of their draft picks -- guard Dakota Dozier and linebacker Trevor Reilly.

Dozier, their fourth-round pick (137th overall), played the majority of his college career at left tackle. But the 6-4, 313-pound Furman product will be used at guard by the Jets. The former high school wrestler quickly earned...

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Jets sign eight UDFAs

Notre Dame running back Jonas Gray, right, is

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The Jets announced Sunday afternoon that they’ve agreed to terms with eight undrafted free agents.

* Tevon Conrad, OT, Saginaw Valley State (6'9", 320)

* Steele Divitto, ILB, Boston College (6'2", 237)

* Anthony Grady, DE, Missouri State (6'7", 289)

* Kerry Hyder, DT/DE, Texas Tech (6'2", 280)

* Terrence Miller, TE, Arizona (6'4", 234)

* Brent Qvale, OT, Nebraska...

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