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Woody Johnson: There’s no 'mandate' on spending

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The Jets entered free agency with several holes to fill and plenty of cash at their disposal. 

But general manager John Idzik has been relatively cost-conscious this offseason. And that’s quite all right with Woody Johnson.

“John is picking (players) using the cash that he has,” the Jets owner told reporters at the start of Wednesday’s mandatory minicamp practice. “Number one, he...

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Idzik confirms Jets tried to trade up in Round 2

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With 12 picks heading into Thursday night, it was a foregone conclusion that the Jets would – at some point – try to move up or down in the draft order.

And when Round 1 came and went without a hint of the Jets seeking to change position, it seemed Friday would be the perfect time for them to move up for a potent offensive weapon.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Jets were...

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Idzik won't say if Jets considered Johnny Football

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Admit it. You thought it could happen. 

With Johnny Manziel still sitting in the green room at Radio City Music Hall, some Jets fans allowed themselves to consider (albeit, for a moment) the possibility of “Broadway Johnny.”

The Cowboys’ somewhat surprising decision to pass on Manziel at No. 16 sent shockwaves throughout social media, but also dropped the Texas A&M quarterback...

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Idzik on RB Goodson: 'We assume that Mike is a Jet'

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Mike Goodson’s legal troubles haven’t scared off the Jets. At least not yet. 

During a pre-draft press conference at the team’s facility Wednesday, general manager John Idzik maintained that Goodson has a spot on the roster for the foreseeable future.

“We assume that Mike is a Jet,” he said of Goodson, who is currently facing weapons charges stemming from a May 2013 arrest in Denville,...

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GM John Idzik on Michael Vick: Having 'inside knowledge' is 'tremendous'

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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...

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Jets GM John Idzik attends Teddy Bridgewater's Pro Day

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Jets general manager John Idzik was one of several NFL executives on hand at Louisville’s Pro Day to see quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

At least six NFL head coaches were in attendance Monday to see Bridgewater, who could potentially be the top overall pick in May.

He’s considered by some experts to be the most NFL-ready quarterback of this year’s draft class. But there’s at least one...

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No progress yet between Jets and Mark Sanchez

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Mark Sanchez's representatives met with the Jets at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday night, but the quarterback's future with the team still remains uncertain.

A source confirmed to Newsday that the two sides met here in Indy, but maintained "nothing new" has happened and that Sanchez's immediate future in Florham Park is still unresolved.

Neither head coach Rex Ryan nor...

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Jets brass won't rule out drafting a first-round quarterback

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Rex Ryan rattled off reasons why Geno Smith is, as he claims, "headed in the right direction." The one thing the Jets head coach refused to do, however, is discuss the overall state of the Jets’ quarterback situation.

Ryan again stressed that he’s pleased with the growth Smith showed over the course of his rookie campaign. But the Jets still aren’t ready to name Smith the outright...

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Rex Ryan 'absolutely' wants Mark Sanchez back in 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS – Jets fans may have already detached themselves mentally from Mark Sanchez. But there’s at least one person in the Jets' front office who definitely wants the veteran quarterback on the roster in 2014: Rex Ryan.

“I want him back, absolutely,” the Jets head coach said Thursday during media availability at the NFL Combine, when peppered by questions about Sanchez's future....

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Report: Jets front office only willing to give Rex Ryan a one-year extension

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – In the aftermath of their emotional win Sunday in Miami, a fired-up John Idzik pointed to Rex Ryan in the locker room and declared “This is our coach!” in front of the entire team.

But the front office’s faith in Ryan may only go so far. According to an NFL Network report, the Jets are only willing to extend the head coach’s contract for one more year. 

Before...

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