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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.

Vikings sign Former Jets OL Vladimir Ducasse

New York Jets guard Vladimir Ducasse (62) during

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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....

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Source: Mark Sanchez set to meet Eagles Thursday

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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...

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Michael Vick: 'I'm a legitimate starting quarterback'

Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks

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Some may question whether Michael Vick has anything left. But he doesn't.

The veteran quarterback already is gearing up for his offseason quarterback competition with Geno Smith. And Vick has no doubt he's got what it takes to be a full-time starter again.

"I feel like I'm a legitimate starting quarterback in this league," the former Eagles QB, who lost his starting job in Philly to...

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Mark Sanchez says goodbye

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez works out at Mission

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Mark Sanchez posted a heartfelt goodbye to the Jets organizations, their fan base and his former teammates Monday morning.

The veteran quarterback -- who was released on Friday -- said “playing quarterback for the New York Jets has been the thrill of my young career.” 

Sanchez went on to say his "only regret" is the Jets didn't win a Super Bowl for the fans, his teammates and "my...

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Jeff Fisher: St. Louis Rams interested in Mark Sanchez

=Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets

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Mark Sanchez may not have to wait long to find a new team.

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed his organization has considered adding the ex-Jets quarterback.

"I'd say that there is interest. I can't say how much. But there certainly would be interest,'' Fisher told USA TODAY Sports Sunday at the NFL's owners meetings. "I don't have a backup with experience on the roster right...

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Michael Vick pens farewell to Philly

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws a pass

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Michael Vick admitted on a Friday night conference call that a return to Philly "would have been tough." As much as he wanted to return, he could see the writing on the wall. His replacement, Nick Foles, "played out of his mind last year" and Vick knew there was nothing he could do to win back his starting job.

But though he wishes things had ended differently in Philly, Vick has no hard feelings...

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Could Mark Sanchez be a Jet in 2014? 'That's still a possibility,' says Rex

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The end of Mark Sanchez’s tenure with the Jets appears to be coming to a close.

Or is it? 

While many expect the Jets to release the veteran quarterback any day now, Rex Ryan left the door open (albeit slightly) that Sanchez could remain on the roster in 2014.

“That could happen,” the Jets coach said on ESPN radio Friday afternoon, when asked if he could envision a scenario...

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Former Jets QB Greg McElroy announces retirement

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Greg McElroy is calling it quits at the age of 25.

The former Jets quarterback announced via Twitter Friday morning that he’s retiring from the NFL after three seasons.

At this time, I would like to announce my retirement from the NFL. pic.twitter.com/b9cUHLPj70— Greg McElroy (@GVMcElroy) March 21, 2014

McElroy, a seventh-round pick by the Jets in 2011, was released in favor of...

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Report: Jets have 'inquired' about DeSean Jackson trade

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Turns out, the Jets may not only be interested in Michael Vick.

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, they're just one of the teams that has "inquired" about trading for DeSean Jackson.

It's been reported that the Eagles aren't necessarily shopping the 27-year-old receiver, but it's become increasingly clear that Philly is at least entertaining the idea. The Jets, meanwhile, are...

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GM John Idzik on Michael Vick: Having 'inside knowledge' is 'tremendous'

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws a pass

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John Idzik never confirmed Michael Vick’s visit to Florham Park on Friday, but the Jets general manager didn’t deny it either.

Instead, Idzik highlighted Marty Mornhinweg’s extensive history with Vick during their time together in Philly.

“To answer your question in generalities – as you probably would predict,” Idzik said on a conference call Thursday afternoon, when asked specifically...

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