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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
As expected, the Jets have picked up their fifth-year option on defensive stud Muhammad Wilkerson.
Per the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, draft picks now sign four-year deals and first-round selections have a team option for a fifth season. Clubs have until May 3 to exercise their 2015 options for draft picks selected in 2011. Wilkerson, 24, was drafted 30th overall by the...Read more »
Well, so much for that.
After visiting with the Jets Wednesday, receiver Sidney Rice reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, a source confirmed to Newsday.
📢 Aaayyyyooo 12s.. SEA you in a few.. IM COMIN' HOME! #Seahawks #12thman #Round2 http://t.co/am8tOXAwmu— Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice) April 16, 2014
Hours earlier, running back...Read more »
Chris Johnson's visit Tuesday with the Jets went well, but the free-agent running back said he's "not ready to make my decision" just yet.
Johnson, speaking to a few reporters at last night's Knicks-Nets game, said he enjoyed his visit in Florham Park, but added: "I'm just taking it one day at a time, taking my time, and whatever decision I make, it will be the best decision."
The...Read more »
The Jets announced Wednesday that they re-signed linebacker Garrett McIntyre.
The 29-year-old linebacker became a restricted free agent after the 2013 season, but the organization chose not to offer him a tender for $1.4 million.
McIntyre -- a self-described "journeyman" -- started three games last season, including two in place of Quinton Coples, who suffered a hairline fracture...Read more »
The Jets will close out the 2014 preseason the same way they did last year: on the road in Philly. But this time around, there's a ready-made storyline.
The Jets signed Michael Vick to a free-agent deal on the same day they released Mark Sanchez, their fifth overall pick in 2009. And now, both quarterbacks could wind up being the headliner in their Week 4 preseason matchup.
Vick will...Read more »
Could a new cornerback be on the horizon for the Jets?
A source confirmed to Newsday that former Dolphins defensive back Dimitri Patterson is visiting the team Monday.
While wide receiver remains a key area of need, the Jets are even more desperate for a starting corner. They released their former No. 1 Antonio Cromartie two days before free agency started, watched Darrelle Revis sign...Read more »
The Jets announced Friday that they have signed free-agent cornerback Jeremy Reeves.
The team signed the 5-7, 170-pound defensive back shortly after his strong showing at Iowa State pro day on Tuesday. He ran a 4.29-second 40 and recorded a 43” vertical leap and an 11’6” broad jump.
Reeves sat out last season after undergoing pectoral surgery in March 2013.
During his three seasons...Read more »
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday morning that they have signed Mark Sanchez to a one-year deal.
The news, of course, was expected. A source told Newsday Thursday night that Sanchez had passed his physical and agreed to a deal. He was expected to officially sign today.
His one-year contract is for $2.25 million, but he can make upwards of $4 million if he...Read more »
The Vikings officially announced the signing of former Jets offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse.
Ducasse never lived up to expectations after being selected by the Jets in the second round of the 2010 draft. He was beaten out in training camp by Matt Slauson (now with the Bears) in 2012 and was benched in favor of rookie guard Brian Winters after a Week 4 loss to the Titans last season....Read more »
Mark Sanchez could be an Eagle by tomorrow.
The former Jets quarterback already is in Philly, according to a source, and is scheduled to meet with the team and undergo his physical tomorrow.
And if his medical evaluation checks out, the Eagles are expected to sign him.
Sanchez missed all of last season after suffering a torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder in the preseason...Read more »