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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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RT Austin Howard can't strike deal with Jets, becomes free agent

AUSTIN HOWARD Tackle

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Austin Howard officially is on the market.

A source said the Jets' right tackle is now a free agent after his agent and the Jets could not agree on a multi-year deal. Locking up him was one of the Jets’ biggest priorities this offseason, but now Howard – who turns 27 later this month – will get to test the market.

Free agency officially started at 4 p.m. Tuesday. 

Despite...

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Jets agree to terms with CBs Ellis Lankster and Darrin Walls

Jets players Quinton Coples (98), Dawan Landry (26)

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The Jets announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with Ellis Lankster and Darrin Walls.

The pair of cornerbacks were set to become free agents on Tuesday -- Ellis an unrestricted free agent, while Walls would have been restricted. But both avoided free agency by agreeing to return to the Jets.

Lankster, a seventh-round pick of the Bills in 2009, has been key on special...

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Police: Ed Reed had $50K stolen from front seat of his car in Houston

Ed Reed (22) looks on during the second

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Future Hall-of-Fame safety Ed Reed had $50,000 stolen from the front seat of his car, Houston Police confirmed Thursday.

After withdrawing the money from a nearby bank, Reed then stopped at a Bank of America. Police said when he returned to his vehicle -- an Audi. 4.2 hardtop -- the passenger-side window was smashed and the bag of cash was missing from the front seat. 

The incident...

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Jets announce ticket-price adjustments

Jets and Raiders fans during the first half

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On Monday, the Jets announced adjustments to their season-ticket pricing for 2014.

Prices in MetLife Stadium's upper level will decrease "on average a little more than 10 percent," according to the team. Prices will increase "an average of 3 percent" in the lower level. Mezzanine-level tickets will remain unchanged from last year. Overall, the adjustments will lower ticket prices by about...

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Antonio Cromartie on NFL's marijuana ban: 'We’re just going to do it anyway'

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie says the Broncos have

NFL players should be allowed to smoke weed if they want to, said Antonio Cromartie. 

During a sit-down interview posted last week on an entertainment web site, the Jets cornerback said he believes the league should remove marijuana from its banned substances list.

“They need to just let it go,” the three-time Pro Bowler told Thisis50.com, a web site affiliated with hip-hop...

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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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Stephen Hill confirms his reps will go down

Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill reaches for a

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The news was delivered Wednesday in matter-of-fact fashion by his receivers coach.

Something had to change on offense – and it wound up being Stephen Hill’s playing time. Told Rex Ryan was considering benching him, the Jets second-year wideout confirmed to reporters that his reps will go down.

"Some things will be cut down, but I’m still going to get enough reps,” Hill said, adding...

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Jets agree to terms with safety Ed Reed

Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed (20) holds

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The Rex-Reed reunion is now official.

The Jets announced Thursday morning that they have agreed to terms with nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed, a day after he cleared waivers following his Tuesday release from the Texans.

Reed, 35, is expected to practice Thursday morning with the team.

In a corresponding move, the Jets released linebacker Ricky Sapp.

On...

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