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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.

Ryan Clark: Jets showing some interest

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25) sits

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Last week, a source told Newsday the Jets were "definitely in the safety market." Well, it turns out Ryan Clark is on their radar.

The free-agent, who visited with the Redskins recently, told USA TODAY Sports that the Jets and Ravens have also expressed interest.

“We’re just dealing right now,” the longtime Steeler told the paper. “We’ve got some interest from the Ravens, the Jets. We’re...

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CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie picks Giants over Jets

Denver Broncos' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie answers questions during Super

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had his choice of two New York teams.

And the Jets weren't his final answer.

The former Broncos cornerback agreed to a five-year, $35-million deal with the Giants Monday, according to multiple reports. And as a result, Rex Ryan and the Jets have even fewer options for their No. 1 cornerback spot.

The team released veteran Antonio Cromartie prior to free...

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Jets GM John Idzik attends Teddy Bridgewater's Pro Day

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looks for a receiver

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Jets general manager John Idzik was one of several NFL executives on hand at Louisville’s Pro Day to see quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

At least six NFL head coaches were in attendance Monday to see Bridgewater, who could potentially be the top overall pick in May.

He’s considered by some experts to be the most NFL-ready quarterback of this year’s draft class. But there’s at least one...

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Source: Former Jets CB Antonio Cromartie visiting Cardinals

New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie laughs as

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Antonio Cromartie has already begun exploring his options.

The veteran cornerback, who was released on Sunday by the Jets, is in Arizona for a Thursday visit with the Cardinals, a source confirmed to Newsday.

The cornerback said on ESPN Radio Monday that the Jets never reached out to him or his agent to negotiate a new contract. “We didn't hear anything from them,” Cromartie said.

He...

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Howard on Raiders deal: 'In terms of 'value and worth,' the decision was made for us'

AUSTIN HOWARD Tackle

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Austin Howard took to Twitter early Thursday morning to issue a goodbye to Jet Nation and to thank the organization for the good times in Florham Park.

“Man, where do I start?” Howard wrote, before posting a stream of tweets that explained the difficult decision to leave the Jets for a five-year deal with the Raiders, reportedly worth $30 million.

The Jets’ offer reportedly was in the...

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Eric Decker did 'research' on Geno Smith before Jets meeting

Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker returns a

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Eric Decker made sure he did his homework on Geno Smith and the Jets. 

And by the time his Wednesday visit and subsequent dinner with Rex Ryan & Co. had ended, the free-agent wide receiver felt at ease with the Jets – and Smith.

“I did research. I didn’t go into our meeting today blind,” Decker told the Denver Post, following his dinner with the Jets.

The top free-agent...

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Jets agree to terms with OT Breno Giacomini

The Seattle Seahawks Breno Giacomini (68) celebrates after

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Shortly after news of Darrelle Revis' one-year deal with the Patriots broke, the Jets countered with a development of their own.

They announced they have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent Breno Giacomini. The former Seahawks' starting right tackle will replace Austin Howard, who on Tuesday agreed to a five-year deal worth with the Raiders worth $30 million (including $15M guaranteed).

The...

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Free-agent target Golden Tate signs with Lions

GOLDEN TATE Wide receiver, Seattle Seahawks UPDATE, March

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Golden Tate officially is off the board.

The former Seahawks wide receiver confirmed on Twitter that is now a member of the Detroit Lions. Tate confirmed to ESPN's Josina Anderson that he signed a five-year, $31-million deal that includes $13.25 million guaranteed.

Former Bronco Eric Decker is still perceived to be the top wide receiver on the free-agent market. On Wednesday he visited...

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Report: WR Eric Decker visiting Jets

Denver Broncos' Eric Decker talking with the press

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After a quiet start to free agency, the Jets could be gearing up to make a splash on Day 2.

Eric Decker -- the top free-agent wide receiver -- will visit the Jets on Wednesday, according to Kim Jones of NFL Network.

Decker posted career highs in receptions (87) and receiving yards (1,288) and catching 11 touchdown passes in 2013. But many question whether that had more to do with having...

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CB Trufant agrees to terms with Browns

Isaiah Trufant of the Jets tackles Marcus Thigpen

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Looks like Antonio Cromartie isn't the only cornerback the Jets will need to replace.

Isaiah Trufant has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns, his agent Doug Hendrickson announced on Twitter. Trufant will be reunited with former defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who is now the Browns head coach.

Trufant, an undrafted free agent, played four seasons with the Jets....

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