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Rex: Jets weren't interested in Johnny Football at No. 18

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The Jets had a chance to snatch up Johnny Manziel when he plummeted out of the Top 15 Thursday night. But Rex Ryan put to bed any speculation about the organization being interested in the former Texas A&M quarterback at pick No. 18.

Asked Friday on ESPN radio if the Jets discussed the possibility of taking Manziel, Ryan replied: “Nah. I tell you what, he was a tremendous player in college,...

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Could Mark Sanchez be a Jet in 2014? 'That's still a possibility,' says Rex

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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...

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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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Richard Sherman can't compare to Darrelle Revis' days with Jets, says Rex Ryan

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, left, and Seattle Seahawks

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Rex Ryan was extremely complimentary of Richard Sherman, but the Jets coach made it clear the Seahawks cornerback can’t hold a candle to Darrelle Revis in his prime with the Jets.

“Sherman’s probably a guy that has played about as well as any corner in the league this year, so that’s great,” Ryan said Friday, while serving ice cream to fans in Mahattan as part of a promotional event with New...

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Sources: Coaches Karl Dunbar and Anthony Lynn returning

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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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Antonio Cromartie says he'll consider himself a Jet until 'told otherwise'

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie warms up before the

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Antonio Cromartie reiterated his desire to remain a Jet for life during a Monday morning appearance on NFL AM. But it remains to be seen if the front office shares those same feelings.

The eight-year veteran knows there’s a good chance he could be a salary cap casualty. He carries a $15 million cap hit in 2014, which includes a $5 million roster bonus in March. There’s also the issue of Cromartie’s...

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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. 


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Report: 'Signs point' to Rex Ryan's return in 2014

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The Jets front office has yet to weigh in, one way or the other, on Rex Ryan's fate. But according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, "there are now multiple signs pointing to" the Jets head coach returning to the team next season.

There still are "some issues to work through", however, according to Schefter.

Ryan's contract runs through the end of the 2014 season, but he likely...

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