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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Well, now rumors are swirling that Geno Smith is one step closer to becoming an official member of RocNation after he posted a photo of himself with Jay-Z Sunday.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports is one of five sports agencies that have rrecently pitched to Smith, who fired representatives Erik Burkhardt and Jeff Nalley of Select Sports Group following...Read more »
The Jets are expected to hire former Cardinals general manager Rod Graves to join their front office staff, according to multiple reports.
The Jets have yet to confirm the hiring of Graves -- the former Cardinals GM who was fired earlier this offseason with head coach Ken Whisenhunt -- but Graves is expected to take the assistant GM job now vacated by Scott Cohen.
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The Jets front office shakeup continues.
First-time general manager John Idzik has decided not to renew the contracts of assistant GM Scott Cohen and senior contract negotiator Ari Nissim, according to multiple reports.
Idzik -- whose mantra on the practice field has steadily been "competition" -- has wasted no time overhauling his scouting and personnel departments in his...Read more »
The Jets claimed free-agent wide receiver Marcus Davis off waivers from the Giants Tuesday.
In a corresponding move, the Jets released wide receiver Antavious Wilson.
Davis (6-4, 232) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Giants earlier this month but was released following rookie minicamp. The Virginia Tech product played in 53 games during his four-year college career,...Read more »
The Jets made a concerted effort to throw more installs and information at this year's crop of rookies, but according to the Jets front office, Geno Smith and the rest of the newcomers have fared well over the past few days.
“We fire a lot at those guys, by design,” Idzik said at BTIG Commissions for Charity Day celebrity event in Manhattan Tuesday. “We fire-hose them with a lot of information,...Read more »
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.”
Asked if...Read more »
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.
“He’s...Read more »
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.”
Tebow – who quarterbacked the Broncos...Read more »
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 »