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Report: Rex Ryan told players 'word on the street is' he's getting fired, asked them to 'fight' for him

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Is the writing on the wall for Rex Ryan? Well, the Jets coach seems to think so.

Per Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Ryan told his players in last night's team meeting that "word on street is" that he's getting fired. And according to Glazer, Ryan asked his players to "fight" with him these next two weeks.

Ryan began the season on the proverbial hotseat with the arrival of...

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Ravens beat Lions on MNF, eliminate Jets from playoffs

Rex Ryan looks on before a game against

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In the end, it was Rex Ryan's former team that killed his chance of reaching the postseason.

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Detroit Lions, 18-16, on Monday Night Football -- and eliminated the Jets from playoff contention in the process.

At 6-8, the Jets were a longshot to make the postseason after Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. They needed several teams...

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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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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.


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Pacman Jones: Rex told me to 'shut the hell up'

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Rex Ryan and Cincinnati cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones got into a war of words during the Bengals' 49-9 beatdown of the Jets Sunday.

Jones told that he thought Jets receiver David Nelson was playing dirty and later exchanged heated words with the Jets coach.

Ryan's response?

"He told me to shut the hell up," said the cornerback, who picked off Geno...

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Rex to Belichick: Make up your mind on 'push' penalty gripe

Rex Ryan talks about the disappointment in the

Rex Ryan isn’t trying to hear anything Bill Belichick has to say.

When told the New England coach called out the Jets for committing the same “push” penalty that led to a Patriots penalty and an overtime win for the Jets Sunday, Ryan delivered a not-so-subtle jab at his AFC East rival.

“That’s not true,” Ryan said firmly. “He’s got to make up his mind. Was he aware of this thing? Was...

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Rex: 'We outplayed New England -- and that's why we won the game'


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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’...

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Rex: I wasn't talking about S-E-X

Rex Ryan talks about heavy rain during football

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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...

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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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