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WR Stephen Hill downgraded

Stephen Hill gets tackled during the first half

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Jets coach Rex Ryan positively glowed on Friday afternoon when he declared his team’s injured players all were listed as probable for Sunday’s game against Oakland at MetLife Stadium. But his training staff must have thrown a red challenge flag.

After further review Friday evening, wide receiver Stephen Hill (knee) was downgraded from probable to questionable. The move came after some cryptic...

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Antonio Cromartie restricted by hip

Jets' Antonio Cromartie says he will be 100

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Last season, Antonio Cromartie stepped out of the shadow of injured Darrelle Revis and showed he, too, could play like a premier cover cornerback. But with Revis having moved on to Tampa Bay as a free agent this season, Cromartie has experienced a tough year as leader of a Jets secondary that ranks only 25th in average passing yardage allowed.

Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace last Sunday...

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Rex Ryan: Geno Smith is our QB…this week

Geno Smith and Matt Simms talk with offensive

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Even with Mark Sanchez sitting on the injured reserve list, the Jets’ quarterback situation still is an open question unless rookie starter Geno Smith gets a grip on the turnover situation. Smith has been responsible for 11 turnovers through four games, including eight interceptions.

The quarterback competition in training camp only was resolved by the shoulder injury to Sanchez, not by their...

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Santonio Holmes reacts to 'media frenzy'

Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner (no. 20) intercepts

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One day after complaining about getting only one pass reception in the Jets’ loss at Tennessee, wide receiver Santonio Holmes took to Twitter to suggest his comments were misinterpreted by that ever-present enemy: the New York-New Jersey media.

For the record, Holmes said on Thursday, “I can’t throw it to myself and catch it, otherwise I would.” Given a chance to express his thoughts on rookie...

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David Nelson jumps into Jets' WR mix

David Nelson of the Buffalo Bills catches a

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David Nelson was just about to head from his home in Dallas to the Ballpark at Arlington Monday night to watch his beloved Texas Rangers face Tampa Bay in a playoff for the final AL wild-card berth when his agent called. The agent asked if Nelson had any plans to watch the Monday Night Football Game.

When Nelson explained his plans, his agent said, “You should probably watch the football game...

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Rex Ryan red pencils color-code idea

The Tennessee Titans' Karl Klug strips the ball

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The Jets’ turnover problem has become more than coach Rex Ryan can bear. He suggested in his Wednesday media briefing that his team surely must lead the NFL in turnovers and was surprised to hear Pittsburgh had more.

After watching four turnovers by rookie quarterback Geno Smith turn into four Tennessee touchdowns last week, Ryan admitted he’s thinking of recycling the old “red light-green...

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Rex Ryan enjoying the peace and quiet

Rex Ryan talks to reporters during training camp

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Jets coach Rex Ryan spent four seasons stirring the pot to the point it bubbled over with criticism and chaos as his team’s fortunes went south the past two seasons. That continued throughout the training-camp quarterback controversy this summer between injured incumbent Mark Sanchez and rookie replacement Geno Smith.

But the Jets’ surprising 2-1 start combined with the Giants going into crisis...

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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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Clyde Gates battles the 'dropsies'

Jets wide receiver Clyde Gates is seen during

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On Thursday, coach Rex Ryan said quarterback Geno Smith’s numbers and the outcome of a 13-10 loss at New England might look a lot different had Jets receivers not dropped six passes. When the attention shifted to the receivers on Friday – particularly Clyde Gates, who had three drops – Ryan gave Gates a vote of confidence heading into Sunday’s game against Buffalo.

“Every receiver has drops,”...

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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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