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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Looks like the Eagles and Jets are set to swap backup quarterbacks.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Mark Sanchez is headed to Philly. Interestingly enough, the Jets released Sanchez on Friday, just moments before they announced they had signed Eagles free-agent Michael Vick.
Vick signed a one-year deal worth $5 million.
Sanchez’s contract was officially terminated at 4 p.m....Read more »
Mark Sanchez posted a heartfelt goodbye to the Jets organizations, their fan base and his former teammates Monday morning.
The veteran quarterback -- who was released on Friday -- said “playing quarterback for the New York Jets has been the thrill of my young career.”
Sanchez went on to say his "only regret" is the Jets didn't win a Super Bowl for the fans, his teammates and "my...Read more »
Mark Sanchez may not have to wait long to find a new team.
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed his organization has considered adding the ex-Jets quarterback.
"I'd say that there is interest. I can't say how much. But there certainly would be interest,'' Fisher told USA TODAY Sports Sunday at the NFL's owners meetings. "I don't have a backup with experience on the roster right...Read more »
Michael Vick admitted on a Friday night conference call that a return to Philly "would have been tough." As much as he wanted to return, he could see the writing on the wall. His replacement, Nick Foles, "played out of his mind last year" and Vick knew there was nothing he could do to win back his starting job.
But though he wishes things had ended differently in Philly, Vick has no hard feelings...Read more »
The end of Mark Sanchez’s tenure with the Jets appears to be coming to a close.
Or is it?
While many expect the Jets to release the veteran quarterback any day now, Rex Ryan left the door open (albeit slightly) that Sanchez could remain on the roster in 2014.
“That could happen,” the Jets coach said on ESPN radio Friday afternoon, when asked if he could envision a scenario...Read more »
Greg McElroy is calling it quits at the age of 25.
The former Jets quarterback announced via Twitter Friday morning that he’s retiring from the NFL after three seasons.
At this time, I would like to announce my retirement from the NFL. pic.twitter.com/b9cUHLPj70— Greg McElroy (@GVMcElroy) March 21, 2014
McElroy, a seventh-round pick by the Jets in 2011, was released in favor of...Read more »
Turns out, the Jets may not only be interested in Michael Vick.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, they're just one of the teams that has "inquired" about trading for DeSean Jackson.
It's been reported that the Eagles aren't necessarily shopping the 27-year-old receiver, but it's become increasingly clear that Philly is at least entertaining the idea. The Jets, meanwhile, are...Read more »
John Idzik never confirmed Michael Vick’s visit to Florham Park on Friday, but the Jets general manager didn’t deny it either.
Instead, Idzik highlighted Marty Mornhinweg’s extensive history with Vick during their time together in Philly.
“To answer your question in generalities – as you probably would predict,” Idzik said on a conference call Thursday afternoon, when asked specifically...Read more »
So much for a reunion between Rex Ryan and Antonio Cromartie.
Instead, the veteran cornerback has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, two sources confirmed to Newsday Thursday afternoon.
The Jets released Cromartie two days before the start of free agency in an effort to clear cap space. But while the cornerback held out hope that he would return...Read more »
The right side of the Jets' offensive line is now complete.
The team announced Wednesday afternoon that they have re-signed free-agent guard Willie Colon.
According to a source, Colon -- who turns 31 next month -- signed a one-year, $2 million deal.
While the Jets haven't made a splash in free agency, they have addressed two important holes -- right guard and tackle. They quickly...Read more »