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Jets general manager John Idzik made it clear he’ll look at other quarterbacks this offseason. But it turns out Geno Smith will see a familiar face in the QB room.
Backup Matt Simms, who was set to become an exclusive-rights free agent, has been signed through 2014. He’ll make $495,000 – the second-year minimum salary – next season, according to the league records.
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Geno Smith didn't have to wait long to find out his fate.
The Jets rookie quarterback told reporters that he will, in fact, start Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders.
Smith -- who was benched at the start of the second half of the Jets' 23-3 home-loss to Miami Sunday -- said he was informed of the coaching staff's decision by quarterbacks coach David Lee when he arrived at the...Read more »
Matt Simms predicted after getting upended trying to lunge for a first down in his NFL debut Sunday that he would be hearing from his father, Phil, afterward. He was right. "He was happy that I played hard but just wanted me to be a little smarter, I guess," Simms said. "I don't blame him. I understand."
Simms said he suffered no ill effects from the play against the Bengals,...Read more »
Brady Quinn said he learned of David Garrard’s impending arrival on Wednesday. But after a full day to process the news and a day of practice with four quarterbacks on the field, Quinn isn’t sure exactly what to make of his future with the Jets.
“They told us, ‘Hey, David was feeling better. He called and he wants to be re-evaluated. He wants to play again,” Quinn, 28, said Thursday.
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Even with Mark Sanchez sitting on the injured reserve list, the Jets’ quarterback situation still is an open question unless rookie starter Geno Smith gets a grip on the turnover situation. Smith has been responsible for 11 turnovers through four games, including eight interceptions.
The quarterback competition in training camp only was resolved by the shoulder injury to Sanchez, not by their...Read more »
As expected, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be without his top three targets for Thursday night's matchup with the Jets.
Wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin) and tight end Rob Gronkowski are both inactive, along with running back Shane Vereen -- who was placed on injured reserve (with a designation to return) after undergoing wrist surgery.
Also inactive for the Patriots: RB Brandon...Read more »
Matt Simms' play has cost Greg McElroy his job.
The Jets -- who are in the process of slashing their roster from 75 to 53 -- decided to release McElroy, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
The move was a no-brainer, considering the third-year quarterback has been hobbled by knee and ankle injuries throughout training camp and the preseason. Add to that, the play of Simms -- the Jets'...Read more »
As expected, the Jets announced first-year quarterback Matt Simms will make his first professional start in Thursday night's preseason finale vs. the Eagles at MetLife Stadium.
The team also announced Mark Sanchez (shoulder) and Greg McElroy (knee) will not play. Rookie Geno Smith, however, is available. About an hour before kickoff, Smith threw passes in warmups and spent several minutes...Read more »
The Jets officially announced quarterback Graham Harrell has passed his physical and is a member of the team. In a corresponding move, the Jets released rookie C Dalton Freeman (who has been hampered by an ankle injury).
Harrell, who lost the No. 2 job to Vince Young in Green Bay, will serve as Matt Simm's backup Thursday night against the Eagles.
The Jets have always left the door open...Read more »
Matt Simms reportedly will start Thursday night's preseason opener vs. the Eagles and his backup will be newly-signed quarterback Graham Harrell.
Word of Harrell's imminent arrival early Wednesday morning immediately signaled something was wrong with Greg McElroy. The New York Post later reported McElroy re-injured his knee this week in practice, resulting in the team scrambling to sign a...Read more »