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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
The Jets announced Sunday that they have signed four free agents: defensive tackle Lanier Coleman (Louisiana-Lafayette), kicker Brett Maher (Nebraska), wide receiver Thomas Mayo (California - PA) and outside linebacker Sean Progar-Jackson.
The team also released kicker Derek Dimke, defensive tackle Roosevelt Holliday and wide receiver Royce Pollard, who was on the practice squad last year....Read more »
In his first two seasons as head coach, Rex Ryan’s hands were all over this Jets defense. But in Year 3 he scaled back, preferring to do only “some” of the defensive play-calling instead of all of it.
But Ryan will be a bystander no more.
The Jets coach reiterated Saturday that he’ll run all of the walkthroughs, install all of the defenses and make all of the defensive play-calls during...Read more »
Around this time last year, Rex Ryan was pulling Quinton Coples off the practice field for fear of his first-round rookie getting hurt on account of the uncoordinated offensive linemen at rookie minicamp.
But now Ryan likes what he sees from his O-line.
“It looks way better than it has the last couple of years,” the coach said with a laugh, referring to his comment last year that he...Read more »
Rontez Miles smiled widely as he sat in front of his locker, reflecting on the past 24 hours.
“Compared to (Friday, I felt) way more comfortable,” the undrafted free-agent safety said with a laugh Saturday. “Yesterday was the fastest day of my life. The first day of practice felt like the first day of high school practice all over again. But today was a lot smoother.”
As is the case...Read more »
What are the odds the Jets’ new quarterback winds up working with the team’s old general manager?
One in five, it seems.
Priority Sports – the firm that recently hired ex-Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum to head its Coaches, Front Office & Broadcasters division – is reportedly one of the five agencies currently bidding to represent Smith.
Geno Smith reiterated after Day 2 of rookie...Read more »
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Former Jets wide receiver George Sauer died Tuesday. He was 69.
Sauer played for the Jets from 1965 through 1970, catching 309 passes for 4,965 yards and 28 touchdowns in 84 games. He was an integral part of the team's Super Bowl III victory over the favored Baltimore Colts -- a feat made all the more famous thanks to Joe Namath's guarantee.
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Long before he was a first-round draft pick, Sheldon Richardson decided he wasn’t going to let his size hold him back.
“I was always the chubby kid in class that everybody picked on,” said the 6-3, 294-pound rookie defensive tackle. “I was. And I played with a chip on my shoulder. I still feel like I’m the same kid.
“I like to do what skinny guys do. (If they) dunk a basketball, I want...Read more »
Rex Ryan is the ultimate players’ coach – the guy who will defend his players, and their respective skill-sets, even in the face of evidence to the contrary.
But every now and then, Ryan drops a little nugget of dissatisfaction
After rattling off the names of players who impressed him during Friday’s first day of rookie minicamp, the Jets coach mentioned he was “a little disappointed”...Read more »
The top cornerback in this year’s draft played the role of spectator Friday – first on the stationary bike, then as a helmet-less observer during defensive walkthroughs.
Dee Milliner – the No. 9 overall pick -- is just months removed from shoulder surgery and, though he’s itching to be on the field with his new teammates, he knows he’s got to be patient with his rehab. “With the shoulder it...Read more »
By the time Will Campbell had gotten off the phone with his parents, the offensive meeting between Geno Smith and his linemen was over. But Smith made sure Campbell – his hotel roommate – would be up to speed on Day 1 of rookie minicamp.
“As soon as he got in the room, he told me: ‘Oh, you weren’t in the meeting, come on. We’re about to do this and do that,’ and he got right in his playbook,”...Read more »