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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
There's just something the Jets like about UVA left tackles.
The team selected Oday Aboushi -- a former Virginia Cavalier like D'Brickashaw Ferguson -- in the fifth round (141st overall) of Saturday's NFL draft.
The Staten Island native is the second offensive lineman taken by the Jets in this draft. On Friday, they took former Kent State guard Brian Winters in the third round -- just...Read more »
The Jets signed running back Chris Ivory to a three-year deal, a source confirmed to Newsday Saturday.
Ivory's deal was previously reported to be worth $10 million, plus incentives, according to NFL Network -- but the running back's contract actually costs the Jets far less: $6 million total, with a $2.25 million signing bonus, per ESPNNewYork.com
NFLPA records show Ivory's base salary...Read more »
Free-agent guard Stephen Peterman visited the Jets three weeks ago but left without a deal. On Friday, both sides were able to reach an agreement.
The former Detroit Lion siged a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, according to a source.
Hours earlier, the Jets drafted Kent State offensive lineman Brian Winters in the third round (72nd overall).
With Matt Slauson (now a Chicago...Read more »
Jets GM John Idzik said Friday that he didn't speak to Mark Sanchez prior to drafting Geno Smith 39th overall. But in reality, Sanchez was aware the pick was a possibility before the Jets pulled the trigger, according to a source.
Idzik said during a press conference that he hadn't spoken to Sanchez because he was a bit busy in the Jets war room Friday.
"We've been a little preoccupied,"...Read more »
A day after focusing solely on defense – taking cornerback Dee Milliner ninth overall and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson 13th – the Jets addressed their offensive needs in Rounds 2, 3 and 4.
After taking quarterback Geno Smith 39th in the second round, they picked Kent State offensive lineman Brian Winters 72nd overall. Shortly thereafter, general manager John Idzik nabbed the running...Read more »
Mark Sanchez, you’re officially on the clock.
Four years after drafting Sanchez to be the face of their franchise, the Jets snagged a new quarterback on Day 2 of the NFL draft: Geno Smith.
Former Hofstra alum and former Jet wide receiver Wayne Chrebet made the announcement.
The former West Virginia quarterback expected to be a first-round pick at Radio City Music Hall Thursday...Read more »
Being a part of a football program like Alabama has its perks. One of the biggest? Being NFL-ready come draft day, according to Dee Milliner.
“I think it just helps out a lot, just to have a coach who coached in the NFL, he knows what to expect, what NFL teams look at in players,” said Milliner, who was the first of the Jets’ two first-round selections Thursday night. “And then the way we...Read more »
The Jets have restructured D'Brickashaw Ferguson's contract, a source confirmed Friday.
The veteran left tackle, and Freeport native, was scheduled to earn $8 million this season -- a $7.25 million base salary and a $750,000 workout bonus. But in a cost-cutting move, the Jets have significantly slashed Ferguson's base salary and cleared over $5 million in cap space in the process.
The...Read more »
Some Jets fans may have been scratching their heads when the Jets selected Sheldon Richardson 13th overall Thursday night. But within minutes of today’s media press conference in Florham Park, it was clear Richardson is Rex Ryan's kind of guy.
The former Missouri defensive tackle – who was seated on the dais next to fellow first-rounder, Dee Milliner (the No. 9 pick) – talked glowingly of...Read more »
Little-known Sheldon Richardson believes he’s got the versatility to be an impact player for the Jets.
The former Missouri defensive tackle was selected 13th overall in Thursday’s first round – three spots behind cornerback Dee Milliner, who was taken at No. 9.
Though the Jets were linked to various defensive linemen (i.e., Barkevious Mingo, Dion Jordan and Jarvis Jones), Jets GM John...Read more »