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The Giants plan to work out several running backs on Tuesday – including ex-Jet Joe McKnight, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.
McKnight provided a big special-teams boost for the Jets. But after four seasons of lackluster production, new GM John Idzik cut the kick returner/running back as the team tried to slash their roster to 53.
The Giants also plan to work out an old...Read more »
It should come as no surprise the Jets are eager to get their old kick returner/running back.
Leon Washington – a fourth-round pick of the Jets, who played for the team from 2006-2009 – reportedly visited the Jets, following a trip to East Rutherford to meet the Giants earlier this week.
During his tenure with the Jets, Washington became a fan favorite. But he was unceremoniously...Read more »
Rex Ryan still isn't comfortable saying Joe McKnight's recent head injury was a concussion. Even though Joe McKnight admitted as much.
The Jets running back/kick returner told the Associated Press Tuesday that he was suffering from a migraine the day he was carted off from practice after he collapsed during practice during individual drills.
“People don’t know that I deal with...Read more »
By the time the Jets hit the practice field Tuesday, the Eagles and Browns had already come to a decision on their respective quarterback competitions.
The Jets, however, won’t even say publicly whether Geno Smith or Mark Sanchez will start against the Giants Saturday night – let alone Week 1 of the regular season. But even though their quarterback competition will run into next week, Rex...Read more »
CORTLAND – Shortly after getting carted off the practice field, Joe McKnight was venting his frustration on Twitter.
“Now I'm trying to keep my cool but now it has gone too far with these reporters,” he tweeted Monday, after he was given oxygen and driven to the Jets' locker room. “Just let y'all know I'm not the one. I know who you are.”
“I don't care anymore,” he wrote. “Now I'm getting...Read more »
CORTLAND -- Joe McKnight's bizarre training camp took an even stranger turn Monday.
A day after the Jets running back/kick returner blew off questions about his head injury and recent arrest, McKnight had to be helped off the field by trainers Monday and was later carted away while wearing an oxygen mask.
McKnight initially struggled to make it to practice.
He stopped several...Read more »
CORTLAND -- Joe McKnight finally spoke to the media for the first time in two weeks.
And he said absolutely nothing.
The Jets running back/kick returner, who sported a red non-contact jersey Sunday, along with fullback Lex Hilliard (ribs) -- was asked 17 different questions after practice. And he answered just about all of them the same way.
"I'm not getting into that right...Read more »
CORTLAND – If all goes according to plan, Chris Ivory will be suited up for Saturday’s game against Jacksonville.
But first, the running back has to show the coaching staff he’s healthy enough to practice.
Ivory, the 6-foot, 222-pound back the Jets signed this offseason, has yet to practice in team drills during training camp because of a tight hamstring. On Sunday, he participated in...Read more »
CORTLAND -- Geno Smith isn't letting his sore ankle keep him out of the Jets quarterback competition.
The rookie returned to the field for practice Sunday after reportedly spraining his right ankle in their preseason opener in Detroit.
With his ankle taped tightly, Smith jogged out to practice and got right to work with the other quarterbacks.
Joe McKnight, meanwhile, was back...Read more »
CORTLAND – Before John Griffin went down with a major lower leg injury in Friday night’s preseason opener, the Jets had Joe Martinek on their radar.
The former Rutgers fullback is scheduled to work out with the team Saturday afternoon at SUNY Cortland, his agent, Donal Henderson, confirmed to Newsday.
Though Martinek’s trip upstate comes on the heels of Griffin suffering a fracture in...Read more »