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RG Willie Colon to get knee scoped

New York Jets guard Willie Colon talks with

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Veteran right guard Willie Colon – who currently is recovering from a torn biceps – will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, according to Rex Ryan.

“A knee needs to be scoped, so he’s going to have that," the the Jets coach said Thursday. "That’s something that just came up. He was really doing well on his rehab. That’s going to hold him back. We’re not going to throw him out there....

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Jets re-sign G Willie Colon

New York Jets guard Willie Colon talks with

(Credit: Hans Pennink)

The right side of the Jets' offensive line is now complete.

The team announced Wednesday afternoon that they have re-signed free-agent guard Willie Colon.

According to a source, Colon -- who turns 31 next month -- signed a one-year, $2 million deal.

While the Jets haven't made a splash in free agency, they have addressed two important holes -- right guard and tackle. They quickly...

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RT Austin Howard reaches agreement with Oakland

Austin Howard #77 of the New York Jets

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Austin Howard has a new home.

The former Jets right tackle has reached an agreement with the Oakland Raiders, a source confirmed to Newsday. According to ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter, it's a five-year, $30 million deal, which includes $15 million guaranteed. 

Locking up Howard was a big offseason priority for the Jets. But the right tackle, who turns 27 later this month,...

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Source: Willie Colon (torn bicep) to undergo surgery Friday

Jets guard Willie Colon talks with reporters during

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Willie Colon raised some eyebrows Sunday in Miami when he refused to talk after the Jets’ impressive win over the Dolphins. The veteran right guard also was a no-show in the locker room Monday for baggy day.

Now we know why.

According to a source, Colon tore his bicep in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game and will undergo surgery Friday.

The timing isn’t good, considering the...

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Jeff Cumberland (concussion) inactive

Jeff Cumberland participates in OTAs at the Atlantic

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As expected, Jeff Cumberland is inactive for today's game against the Saints.

The tight end was listed as questionable on the injury report after suffering a concussion in last week's loss in Cincinnati. The Jets -- who still are without tight end Kellen Winslow (suspension) -- will start Konrad Reuland in Cumberland's place.

The good news, however, is that right guard Willie Colon will...

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Jets-Pats melee fines announced

From left, Jets linemen Austin Howard, Willie Colon

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Three Patriots and two Jets were fined by the NFL for violations resulting from a melee late in the fourth quarter of their Sept. 12 game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, and a fourth Pat received a fine for an illegal hit on Jets quarterback Geno Smith. An attempt by Jets center Nick Mangold to tackle Pats defensive back Aqib Talib on the sideline after an interception triggered the scuffle.

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Willie Colon avoids suspension, not fine

Jets guard Willie Colon talks with reporters during

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“The good news,” Willie Colon said Thursday in the Jets’ locker room, “is that I’m not suspended. But I was fined.”

A lot? “Yeah. I’m going to appeal.”

Newsday's Kimberley Martin learned from an NFL source the amount of the fine is $35,000.

The Jets’ guard was caught up in a melee near the end of the loss to the Patriots a week ago that began when center Nick Mangold dove at New...

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