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Rookie McDougle 'built to play corner,' says Thurman

Jets second day of minicamp. on June 18,

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Granted, it’s early. And, conceivably, every rookie looks good in shorts. 

But over the course of the Jets’ three-day mandatory minicamp, Dexter McDougle has garnered exceptionally high praise from his coaches.

“I think he is everything we thought he was going to be,” defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman said Thursday. “He is a young, talented kid, he is very serious, he loves...

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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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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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Jets announce Rex Ryan's coaching staff -- to date

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan speaks to

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Rex Ryan got his extension – and now he’s got his coaches back.

The team announced Saturday that its staff is all but complete, save a special teams coordinator. But the good news for Ryan is this: almost every coach from last season will be back in 2014.

Bobby April III, who was responsible for the team’s quality control-defense last season, was promoted to linebackers coach. That position...

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Sources: Coaches Karl Dunbar and Anthony Lynn returning

Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn looks on

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Rex Ryan hinted last month that it soon would be clear what the front office thought of his assistant coaches. Well, Ryan’s staff has started to take shape.

Defensive line coach Karl Dunbar – a favorite among fans due to standout play of rookie tackle Sheldon Richardson and star lineman Muhammad Wilkerson – confirmed via Twitter Saturday that he will be returning this season.

“Thx for...

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Report: Redskins denied Jets request to interview DC Jim Haslett

JOHN IDZIK General manager

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The Jets reportedly requested an interview with Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, but were denied.

According to ESPN 980 (Washington D.C.), the Redskins denied the Jets' request and inquiries from "at at least one other team." 

On Friday, recently-hired head coach Jay Gruden told The Washington Post that the team has decided to retain Haslett and will look...

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Dennis Thurman encourages Kyle Wilson to trust the 'football gods'

Dennis Thurman looks on during a game against

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After four years in the NFL, Kyle Wilson should know better.

Dennis Thurman admitted as much on Thursday. But the Jets defensive coordinator nevertheless used his cornerback’s meltdown last Sunday against the Bills as a teaching moment.

“It gives us an opportunity to pull our guys together and say, ‘Hey, we have to be poised and we have to be in control out there,’” Thurman said. “Certain...

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