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Jets brass won't rule out drafting a first-round quarterback

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Rex Ryan rattled off reasons why Geno Smith is, as he claims, "headed in the right direction." The one thing the Jets head coach refused to do, however, is discuss the overall state of the Jets’ quarterback situation.

Ryan again stressed that he’s pleased with the growth Smith showed over the course of his rookie campaign. But the Jets still aren’t ready to name Smith the outright...

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Rex Ryan 'absolutely' wants Mark Sanchez back in 2014

Head coach Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez of

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INDIANAPOLIS – Jets fans may have already detached themselves mentally from Mark Sanchez. But there’s at least one person in the Jets' front office who definitely wants the veteran quarterback on the roster in 2014: Rex Ryan.

“I want him back, absolutely,” the Jets head coach said Thursday during media availability at the NFL Combine, when peppered by questions about Sanchez's future....

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Police: Ed Reed had $50K stolen from front seat of his car in Houston

Ed Reed (22) looks on during the second

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Future Hall-of-Fame safety Ed Reed had $50,000 stolen from the front seat of his car, Houston Police confirmed Thursday.

After withdrawing the money from a nearby bank, Reed then stopped at a Bank of America. Police said when he returned to his vehicle -- an Audi. 4.2 hardtop -- the passenger-side window was smashed and the bag of cash was missing from the front seat. 

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Jets announce ticket-price adjustments

Jets and Raiders fans during the first half

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On Monday, the Jets announced adjustments to their season-ticket pricing for 2014.

Prices in MetLife Stadium's upper level will decrease "on average a little more than 10 percent," according to the team. Prices will increase "an average of 3 percent" in the lower level. Mezzanine-level tickets will remain unchanged from last year. Overall, the adjustments will lower ticket prices by about...

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Jets promote Sparano Jr., add ex-safety Eric Smith to staff

Tony Sparano Jr.

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The Jets have promoted 27-year-old Tony Sparano Jr. from seasonal intern to offensive assistant.

Sparano Jr. -- the son of former Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano Sr. -- spent the past two seasons with the team. In a corresponding move, the Jets tabbed former draft pick Eric Smith as their new seasonal intern. The ex-Jets safety was selected in the third round in 2006 and spent seven...

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Jets hire former LSU assistant Thomas McGaughey as their special teams coordinator

Thomas McGaughey, here in a 2009 photo, has

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The Jets announced late Wednesday night that they have hired former LSU assistant Thomas McGaughey as their new special teams coordinator -- filling the final opening on the coaching staff.

The team released its list of coaches on Jan. 18, save a special teams coordinator. But it became a foregone conclusion in recent weeks that the Jets team had settled on McGaughey to replace Ben Kotwica....

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Antonio Cromartie on NFL's marijuana ban: 'We’re just going to do it anyway'

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie says the Broncos have

NFL players should be allowed to smoke weed if they want to, said Antonio Cromartie. 

During a sit-down interview posted last week on an entertainment web site, the Jets cornerback said he believes the league should remove marijuana from its banned substances list.

“They need to just let it go,” the three-time Pro Bowler told Thisis50.com, a web site affiliated with hip-hop...

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Richard Sherman can't compare to Darrelle Revis' days with Jets, says Rex Ryan

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, left, and Seattle Seahawks

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Rex Ryan was extremely complimentary of Richard Sherman, but the Jets coach made it clear the Seahawks cornerback can’t hold a candle to Darrelle Revis in his prime with the Jets.

“Sherman’s probably a guy that has played about as well as any corner in the league this year, so that’s great,” Ryan said Friday, while serving ice cream to fans in Mahattan as part of a promotional event with New...

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Broncos hold first padded practice outdoors at Jets facility

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Broncos kept up their regular routine by designating Wednesday their first full padded practice of the week.

After practicing indoors on the synthetic surface Monday at the Jets’ facility, players said they were looking forward to wearing pads on the outdoor FieldTurf – even in 17-degree weather.

“It’s going to be good to get the pads on, get a little contact,...

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Broncos receiver Eric Decker says he's not thinking about free agency just yet

Denver Broncos' Eric Decker talking with the press

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NEWARK, N.J. – Eric Decker could be a hot commodity in the offseason, but for now, the Broncos receiver is focused on his immediate future and not free agency.

Decker is set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season, and coincidentally, he’ll be playing his final game of the season – Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Seahawks -- on the Jets’ home turf. But he said Tuesday...

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