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RB Chris Ivory says CJ2K signing 'was a good move'


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Chris Ivory isn’t worried right now about his carries. Instead, the Jets running back is focused on the ultimate goal: ensuring the Jets win games in 2014. 

That’s why Ivory said he fully supports the signing of former 2,000-yard rusher Chris Johnson.

“I thought it was a good move,” Ivory said Thursday of the Jets acquiring the former Titan. “Anybody that can come in and help us...

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Muhammad Wilkerson & Quinton Coples: We're appealing our fines

Quinton Coples celebrates after he tackled C.J. Spiller

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As the cameras descended upon Quinton Coples, the Jets outside linebacker flashed his boyish grin.

“I got a letter,” he said, confirming that he had been fined by the NFL for his joint hit on Titans quarterback Jake Locker last week. “The league felt like it was a personal foul or inappropriate hit. But one thing about it, it’s up for debate. So I’m going to appeal it and we’ll go forward...

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Muhammad Wilkerson defends 'clean hit' on Jake Locker, says 'I’m not a dirty player'

Jets defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson (96) and Antwan

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Muhammad Wilkerson prayed along with the Titans, hoping Jake Locker would be OK. And when the Tennessee quarterback was loaded onto the cart and driven off LP Field Sunday, Wilkerson clapped with crowd as well.

Despite the harsh words of Titans head coach Mike Munchak, the Jets defensive end insisted Tuesday that he is “not a dirty player.”

“I would never try to hurt a player on purpose,”...

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Mike Munchak calls Coples' hit on Locker 'totally unnecessary'

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak listens during the

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Mike Munchak had a far different take than Rex Ryan on the Jets' multiple hits on Jake Locker Sunday.

While the Jets coach saw nothing "malicious" about Muhammad Wilkerson's initial hit on the Titans quarterback, Munchak vehemently disagreed, according to The Tennessean.

"He dropped his helmet into him and unloaded on him,” he said. “You’re supposed to pull back on him...

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UPDATED: Dee Milliner, Chris Ivory out vs. Titans

Dee Milliner warms up before a game against

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Jets coach Rex Ryan on Friday declared running back Chris Ivory and cornerback Dee Milliner out of Sunday's game at Tennessee because they have been unable to practice with hamstring injuries. Backup tackle Oday Aboushi (knee) joined them, but Ryan said everyone else on the roster with an injury is probable.

Outside linebacker Quinton Coples (ankle) and wide receiver Santonio Holmes (foot)...

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Jets D focused on recording first Titans turnover

So how do you force a team with no turnovers to turn the ball over?

That’s what the Jets have been trying to figure out all week.

Jake Locker is one of only a handful of quarterbacks who haven’t yet thrown an interception. Not to mention, the Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs are the only two teams that haven’t yet turned the ball over this season.

The Jets, meanwhile, have coughed...

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Ivory, Milliner sit out practice

Jets running back Chris Ivory breaks through to

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The Jets have yet to disclose the severity of Chris Ivory and Dee Milliner's left hamstring injuries. Neither player practiced Thursday and it's uncertain whether they'll suit up for Sunday's road game in Tennessee.

As for the Titans, Jersey native Kenny Britt was limited in practice with neck and rib injuries. His status for Sunday, however, is "up in the air," according to beat...

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Rookie Dee Milliner (hamstring) limited in practice

Dee Milliner, center, talks with Ellis Lankster, left,

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Dee Milliner is a constant on the Jets injury report, but the rookie cornerback appeared on Wednesday’s list with a new injury.

Milliner – who also has dealt with calf and hip injuries this season – was limited in practice due to a hamstring injury suffered Wednesday.

Fellow rookie, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, did not practice due to a nagging shoulder injury, but he’s expected...

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Titans HC Munchak pleased with QB Jake Locker

Tennessee Titans' Jake Locker (10) looks to throw

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Titan quarterback Jake Locker, in his first full year as a starter, hasn’t thrown an interception in his first three games. He also engineered a dramatic game-winning drive near the end of the team’s Week 3 win over San Diego.

Titans coach Mike Munchak, on his conference call Wednesday with Jets reporters, was clearly pleased with the way his young quarterback has responded under pressure.


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