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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.

Milliner sits due to hamstring tightness

Dee Milliner (27) celebrates with teammates after intercepting

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Dee Milliner knows first-hand just how fast the Jets’ new receiving corps is. 

The second-year cornerback was conspicuously absent from team drills during Wednesday’s OTA session because of a tight left hamstring. Later, head coach Rex Ryan explained that a few days ago, Milliner “was trying to run with one of our fast guys and made a great play, and then later he came back (with tightness).”


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Jets sign first-round S Calvin Pryor

Calvin Pryor was picked #18 overall by the

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Calvin Pryor officially is a Jet.

The team posted a photo of the first-rounder signing his contract Monday afternoon, and a short time later, Pryor tweeted the news himself. 

We have signed 1st round draft pick S Calvin Pryor (@CP3_850) -— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 2, 2014

Officially a NYJ 😎— Calvin Pryor (@CP3_850) June...

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Mornhinweg: Geno Smith has the edge over Michael Vick

Marty Mornhinweg looks on as Geno Smith throws

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Marty Mornhinweg provided some clarity on the Jets’ quarterback competition during a Thursday conference call with season ticket holders.

Asked about the QB contest between incumbent Geno Smith and newly-signed veteran Michael Vick, the Jets offensive coordinator said: “There is competition. Now, it may not quite be like the competition we had last year [between Smith and former Jet Mark Sanchez],...

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First-rounder Calvin Pryor sits due to wisdom teeth pain

Safety Calvin Pryor of the Jets looks on

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Calvin Pryor is used to delivering the hard hits. But the Jets’ first-round safety was dealt a big blow over the weekend thanks to his wisdom teeth. 

Pryor has had to sit out of team drills during OTAs because his face is swollen and in pain. On Wednesday he participated in individual drills without a helmet (due to the constant pressure on his jaw), but he spent most of his time standing...

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Chris Johnson explains his Andre Johnson tweet

Chris Johnson couldn’t help but send the tweet out. 

As he watched TV and saw headlines about the ongoing Andre Johnson saga in Houston, the Jets running back just had to share his thoughts on Twitter.

Let's bring Andre johnson to the jets legooo— Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) May 28, 2014

And soon, Chris Johnson’s tweet made headlines.

On Wednesday, the running back...

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Jets sign sixth-round CB Brandon Dixon

Northwest Missouri State defensive back Brandon Dixon makes

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The Jets announced Wednesday that they have signed sixth-round pick Brandon Dixon.

The 5’11, 203-pound cornerback had six interceptions and 22 pass defensed in two seasons at Northwest Missouri State. He also ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the Combine.

"He’s coming from a small school. So I get that, that there’ll be some developing there. But at his school, wow, it was zero coverage or...

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RG Willie Colon to get knee scoped

New York Jets guard Willie Colon talks with

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Veteran right guard Willie Colon – who currently is recovering from a torn biceps – will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, according to Rex Ryan.

“A knee needs to be scoped, so he’s going to have that," the the Jets coach said Thursday. "That’s something that just came up. He was really doing well on his rehab. That’s going to hold him back. We’re not going to throw him out there....

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Rex says QB competition is still on, but Vick still denies it's 'open'

Jets quarterback Michael Vick speaks to the media

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The quarterback competition in Florham Park is alive and well, according to Rex Ryan. 

A week after Michael Vick conceded in front of the cameras that the starting job belonged to Geno Smith, Ryan denied the QB battle is already over.

“I think there is competition, there’s no doubt,” the Jets coach said Wednesday following Day 2 of voluntary OTAs. “And, as a coach, you love it....

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Antonio Allen 'not at all' concerned about his playing time

Antonio Allen celebrates his touchdown after recovering his

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Antonio Allen was caught off guard by the Jets’ selection of Louisville safety Calvin Pryor in the first round. But the more Allen thought about it, the less he worried about this status in the secondary.

“I don’t think anything’s going to change for me,” he said Thursday. “I’ve put a lot of good games on film and I’ve worked really hard, just starting from the bottom coming...

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RB Chris Ivory says CJ2K signing 'was a good move'


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Chris Ivory isn’t worried right now about his carries. Instead, the Jets running back is focused on the ultimate goal: ensuring the Jets win games in 2014. 

That’s why Ivory said he fully supports the signing of former 2,000-yard rusher Chris Johnson.

“I thought it was a good move,” Ivory said Thursday of the Jets acquiring the former Titan. “Anybody that can come in and help us...

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