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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
The Jets announced Monday afternoon that they have chosen to activate David Garrard to 53-man roster and release fellow quarterback Brady Quinn.
Garrard, 35, re-joined the team on Oct. 10 and was placed on the Jets' exempt list for two games. The team had until 4 p.m. Monday to decide whether they wanted to add him to their active roster or stick with Quinn. Garrard, a nine-year NFL veteran,...Read more »
In the aftermath of the Jets’ electrifying win over the hated Patriots, the questions mostly centered on the controversial call that changed the complexion of the game: the unexpected FG “pushing” penalty on Pats defensive lineman Chris Jones that gave Nick Folk another chance to be the hero in a 30-27 victory in overtime.
Everyone wanted to know whether Rex Ryan knew about the Patriots’...Read more »
Tom Brady entered Week 7 with a lower completion percentage than Geno Smith. And by the end of overtime Sunday afternoon, the future Hall of Famer had been outplayed by his rookie counterpart.
“Losing sucks, and especially to the Jets,” the Patriots quarterback said during his weekly Monday morning radio appearance on Boston’s WEEI.
Brady finished 22 of 46 for 228 yards, but he was sacked...Read more »
Jets right guard Willie Colon said he overheard the referees say Sunday that they had warned the Patriots on a previous field-goal attempt about pushing. But the game -- a stunning 30-27 Jets' win -- wasn’t the first time New England's employed the tactic.
During the Patriots' dramatic come-from-behind win over the Saints last week, defensive tackle Chris Jones pushed teammate Will Svitek...Read more »
As expected, Rob Gronkowski is active for Sunday’s Jets-Patriots rematch.
Despite a little gamesmanship from coach Bill Belichick -- who listed Gronkowski as questionable on Friday’s injury report – it was assumed the Pat tight end would make his season debut against the Jets.
Gronkowski's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, announced Friday morning that his client had been medically-cleared to play...Read more »
Looks like the Patriots aren't taking Rex Ryan's advice to rest Rob Gronkowski for another week.
In a text message distributed to several media outlets Friday morning, Gronkowski's agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the Patriots tight end is a go for Week 7.
"Rob has now been cleared by all his doctors to play Sunday in the Jets game," Rosenhaus wrote.
The news ends a long...Read more »
Hours after his Wednesday press conference with the media had ended, Rex Ryan held an impromptu – and rather awkward – evening meeting with Jets beat writers in order to clarify the comments he recently made to his players.
The confusion all began in the locker room when newest Jet, Josh Cribbs, was explaining just how focused his new head coach is on beating the Patriots.
“I saw it...Read more »
The hits just keep on coming for the Patriots defense.
Two weeks after five-time Pro Bowler Vince Wilkfork suffered a season-ending Achilles injury, New England likely will lose another defensive stud. According to multiple reports out of Boston Jerod Mayo is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a torn pectoral muscle Tuesday.
News of the surgery was first...Read more »
In a surprising move, the Jets announced Tuesday that they've placed WR/KR Clyde Gates on season-ending injured-reserve, as well as running back Mike Goodson.
Gates, who suffered a left shoulder injury in their loss to the Steelers, was optimistic Monday that he could play against the Patriots. But at the time, he was still awaiting MRI results. Goodson, meanwhile, confirmed Monday...Read more »
A day after Rex Ryan hinted the Jets were looking for "a playmaker," a source confirmed to Newsday that the team plans to sign Josh Cribbs Tuesday.
The Jets have shown interest in Cribbs since the offseason. The former Browns kick returner and wide receiver worked out for the Jets in May, though Jets general manager John Idzik told reporters Cribbs "wasn't quite" fully-healed...Read more »