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Rookie CB Dee Milliner named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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Dee Milliner knew this season wouldn’t be easy.

But the rookie had no idea just how difficult the transition from college star to NFL neophyte would be.

“You’re going through a lot your rookie year, especially me,” Milliner said with a smile, during an interview with Newsday just days before the Jets’ season finale in Miami. “I went through a lot of troubles and rough times here and...

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Muhammad Wilkerson: I should be playing in Pro Bowl

Muhammad Wilkerson reacts after a defensive stop against

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Muhammad Wilkerson said exactly what Jets fans had been thinking.

During his weekly radio appearance on WFAN on Tuesday, the star defensive end said there’s no doubt he should have been voted to the 2014 Pro Bowl.

“I should be playing in it,” said Wilkerson, who was named a first alternate.

It’s not surprising that the third-year defensive lineman believes he was snubbed: he put...

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Source: Willie Colon (torn bicep) to undergo surgery Friday

Jets guard Willie Colon talks with reporters during

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Willie Colon raised some eyebrows Sunday in Miami when he refused to talk after the Jets’ impressive win over the Dolphins. The veteran right guard also was a no-show in the locker room Monday for baggy day.

Now we know why.

According to a source, Colon tore his bicep in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game and will undergo surgery Friday.

The timing isn’t good, considering the...

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Report: Jets front office only willing to give Rex Ryan a one-year extension

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – In the aftermath of their emotional win Sunday in Miami, a fired-up John Idzik pointed to Rex Ryan in the locker room and declared “This is our coach!” in front of the entire team.

But the front office’s faith in Ryan may only go so far. According to an NFL Network report, the Jets are only willing to extend the head coach’s contract for one more year. 

Before...

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Report: 'Signs point' to Rex Ryan's return in 2014

Rex Ryan walks off the field after his

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The Jets front office has yet to weigh in, one way or the other, on Rex Ryan's fate. But according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, "there are now multiple signs pointing to" the Jets head coach returning to the team next season.

There still are "some issues to work through", however, according to Schefter.

Ryan's contract runs through the end of the 2014 season, but he likely...

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No Jets selected to the Pro Bowl

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Rex Ryan had hoped his team would be well represented in Hawaii.

But not one Jet – not even defensive stud Muhammad Wilkerson – was named to the 2014 Pro Bowl. Instead, center Nick Mangold and Wilkerson, a third-year defensive end, were selected as first alternates. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who has been battling a nagging hip injury all season, is a second alternate.

The Pro Bowl...

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Report: Rex Ryan told players 'word on the street is' he's getting fired, asked them to 'fight' for him

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Is the writing on the wall for Rex Ryan? Well, the Jets coach seems to think so.

Per Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Ryan told his players in last night's team meeting that "word on street is" that he's getting fired. And according to Glazer, Ryan asked his players to "fight" with him these next two weeks.

Ryan began the season on the proverbial hotseat with the arrival of...

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Santonio Holmes willing to take a pay cut to remain a Jet

Head coach Rex Ryan of the Jets greets

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Money is no object -- and apparently no obstacle for Santonio Holmes.

The Jets No. 1 receiver said Wednesday that he’s willing to take a pay cut in order to remain with the team for “the next couple of years.”

Holmes, who agreed to restructure his contract this past offseason, said he wouldn’t be opposed to taking a pay cut next season, if that’s what management wants.

“Anything...

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Ravens beat Lions on MNF, eliminate Jets from playoffs

Rex Ryan looks on before a game against

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In the end, it was Rex Ryan's former team that killed his chance of reaching the postseason.

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Detroit Lions, 18-16, on Monday Night Football -- and eliminated the Jets from playoff contention in the process.

At 6-8, the Jets were a longshot to make the postseason after Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. They needed several teams...

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WR Stephen Hill downgraded

Stephen Hill gets tackled during the first half

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Jets coach Rex Ryan positively glowed on Friday afternoon when he declared his team’s injured players all were listed as probable for Sunday’s game against Oakland at MetLife Stadium. But his training staff must have thrown a red challenge flag.

After further review Friday evening, wide receiver Stephen Hill (knee) was downgraded from probable to questionable. The move came after some cryptic...

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