New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Kimberley A. Martin
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.
Stephen Hill was on the practice field Thursday, wearing a Jets baseball camp and shorts as he stretched alongside his teammates.
The rest of the team, however, was in full pads.
Hill, who suffered a concussion in last week’s loss to Tennessee, was not on the field for Monday's practice. But after today's warm-up period was over, he made his way to the rehab area. With an extra day to...Read more »
Muhammad Wilkerson prayed along with the Titans, hoping Jake Locker would be OK. And when the Tennessee quarterback was loaded onto the cart and driven off LP Field Sunday, Wilkerson clapped with crowd as well.
Despite the harsh words of Titans head coach Mike Munchak, the Jets defensive end insisted Tuesday that he is “not a dirty player.”
“I would never try to hurt a player on purpose,”...Read more »
It's no surprise the Jets, who are 31st in the NFL in kickoff average, are looking for an upgrade in the special-teams department.
But even with Mike Goodson returning to the practice field this week, the team is still searching for kick-return specialists. According to CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora, the Jets worked out Josh Cribbs on Tuesday.
The ex-Browns KR/WR visited with the...Read more »
With David Nelson now a part of their receiving corps, the Jets have decided to part ways with Ben Obomanu.
The veteran wideout was released Tuesday -- the same day they signed Nelson. In addition, the Jets replaced former Hofstra running back Kareem Huggins with linebacker Troy Davis on the practice squad.
Obomanu -- who was cut and then re-signed on Sept. 10 -- was flagged three times...Read more »
A day after Rex Ryan promised he and his coaching staff would take “a hard look” at themselves, a shakeup on the offensive line appears to be on the horizon,
A source told Newsday Tuesday morning that the Jets have decided to sit left guard Vladimir Ducasse in favor of rookie Brian Winters.
The move isn’t surprising, considering Ducasse has been a project – and an even bigger disappointment...Read more »
Don’t expect to see Santonio Holmes on the field for a while.
The veteran wide receiver is expected to miss a few weeks with a hamstring injury, a source told Newsday. Holmes was injured in Sunday’s loss in Tennessee – as was second-year wideout Stephen Hill, who suffered a concussion on the second play of the game.
To shore up their depleted receiving corps, the Jets plan to sign former...Read more »
Geno Smith was relieved to hear his head coach hasn’t given up on him. But the rookie nevertheless knows something has to change.
“It was great to hear that from Rex,” said the rookie quarterback. “Judging by the way I’ve played over the past four games, there have been ups and downs and that’s understandable. But I think we have a chance to be a really good team.
“A lot falls on my...Read more »
For Mike Goodson, playing football feels “like forever” ago.
After serving a four-game suspension for an offseason arrest on weapons and drugs charges, the running back is anxious to get back on the practice field and see live action in games.
Goodson said he isn’t yet sure what his role will be, “but whatever they’ve got, I’m ready for it,” he added.
The Jets – who signed him...Read more »
Rex Ryan confirmed Stephen Hill suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Titans.
The second-year receiver -- who was injured on the second play of the game -- is currently undergoing the league-mandated concussion protocol.
It's too soon to tell if Hill will be medically cleared in time for the Jets Monday Night game in Atlanta.
On Smith’s first pass attempt of the game,...Read more »
So how do you force a team with no turnovers to turn the ball over?
That’s what the Jets have been trying to figure out all week.
Jake Locker is one of only a handful of quarterbacks who haven’t yet thrown an interception. Not to mention, the Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs are the only two teams that haven’t yet turned the ball over this season.
The Jets, meanwhile, have coughed...Read more »