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The Old Rex never would have taken back his words – especially about his beloved defense.
But the Jets coach quickly retreated from his Tuesday comments, in which he predicted the unit will be Top 5 in the NFL by season end.
“See I think I’m wrong by saying that,” Ryan said Wednesday, when asked to predict the course of his offense. “I shouldn’t say that because I am out of the prediction...Read more »
Fullback Lex Hilliard is done for the year and will undergo surgery on a broken scapula, a source confirmed to Newsday Wednesday morning.
Hilliard suffered the injury on a run play during Tuesday’s practice and had to be helped off the field by team doctors.
“As soon as I see a guy like that, writhing in pain, you know it’s serious,” tight end Konrad Reuland said. “There are certain...Read more »
By the time the Jets hit the practice field Tuesday, the Eagles and Browns had already come to a decision on their respective quarterback competitions.
The Jets, however, won’t even say publicly whether Geno Smith or Mark Sanchez will start against the Giants Saturday night – let alone Week 1 of the regular season. But even though their quarterback competition will run into next week, Rex...Read more »
CORTLAND – If all goes according to plan, Chris Ivory will be suited up for Saturday’s game against Jacksonville.
But first, the running back has to show the coaching staff he’s healthy enough to practice.
Ivory, the 6-foot, 222-pound back the Jets signed this offseason, has yet to practice in team drills during training camp because of a tight hamstring. On Sunday, he participated in...Read more »
CORTLAND -- Geno Smith isn't letting his sore ankle keep him out of the Jets quarterback competition.
The rookie returned to the field for practice Sunday after reportedly spraining his right ankle in their preseason opener in Detroit.
With his ankle taped tightly, Smith jogged out to practice and got right to work with the other quarterbacks.
Joe McKnight, meanwhile, was back...Read more »
CORTLAND – Before John Griffin went down with a major lower leg injury in Friday night’s preseason opener, the Jets had Joe Martinek on their radar.
The former Rutgers fullback is scheduled to work out with the team Saturday afternoon at SUNY Cortland, his agent, Donal Henderson, confirmed to Newsday.
Though Martinek’s trip upstate comes on the heels of Griffin suffering a fracture in...Read more »
DETROIT -- Not surprisingly, Chris Ivory and Joe McKnight didn't make the Motor City trip with the rest of their teammates.
The Jets announced Thursday afternoon that the pair of running backs would not be traveling to Detroit for their preseason opener Friday night against the Lions.
Center Dalton Freeman, fullback Lex Hilliard, wide receiver Santonio Holmes (PUP), linebacker Josh Mauga,...Read more »