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Since joining Newsday in November 2007, Kimberley A. Martin has covered everything from local news to high school sports to the Super Bowl. In 2011, she was named the National Association of Black Journalists' "Emerging Journalist of the Year" for her outstanding achievement and balanced coverage of the black community and society at large. After spending two years as a general assignment sports reporter, Kimberley was promoted to the New York Jets beat in April 2012.

Before coming to Newsday, she worked as a local sports reporter for The Record in Hackensack, N.J.

Kimberley received her B.A. in Psychology and African American Studies from Wesleyan University in 2003 and her M.A. in Newspaper, Magazine & Online Journalism from Syracuse University in 2006. Prior to grad school, she worked at an investment firm in Midtown Manhattan.

Rob Gronkowski cleared for season debut vs. Jets

Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots catches

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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.

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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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Report: Pats LB Mayo could miss season

BenJarvus Green-Ellis of the Cincinnati Bengals breaks a

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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...

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Jets place Clyde Gates, Mike Goodson on IR

Jets wide receiver Clyde Gates during training camp.

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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...

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Jets sign KR/WR Josh Cribbs and WR Salas

As if the Browns offensive woes haven't been

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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...

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Wilkerson on facing Pats: 'Every game's a must-win'

Muhammad Wilkerson of the Jets celebrates his fourth-quarter

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Like his head coach, Muhammad Wilkerson still is lamenting the missed opportunities against the Steelers – namely, his near-safety on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But Sunday is a clean slate for the Jets, who will face Tom Brady and the Patriots for the second time this season. But is their Week 7 matchup a must-win for the Jets?

“We always go in every week thinking we’re going to win the...

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