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Stephen Hill: I'm my biggest critic

The Jets' Stephen Hill talks to the media

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Stephen Hill isn’t focused on the haters.

At least, that’s what he says.

The third-year receiver admitted Tuesday that his first two years in the NFL didn’t go as planned, but he’s not letting the pressure mount or the criticisms of his play distract him.

“I don’t care what anybody says,” Hill told reporters after the Jets’ first mandatory minicamp practice. “The only people I...

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Dee Milliner still limited by hamstring

Dee Milliner (27) returns his first career interception

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Second-year cornerback Dee Milliner was in on a handful of plays in Wednesday's Organized Team Activity (OTA) session, but was kept out for precautionary reasons most of the way due to continued hamstring tightness. 

Head coach Rex Ryan said Milliner didn't suffer a pulled hamstring, but the team wants to bring him along slowly so that he doesn't suffer any setbacks. Milliner is expected...

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Rex doesn't mind Calvin Pryor trash talk

Safety Calvin Pryor of the Jets looks on

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Jets rookie safety Calvin Pryor makes no secret of his penchant for trash talk, and he’s already making news with his comments about the Patriots.

“We don’t like Tom at all,” Pryor said of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during an interview with SportsNet New York’s Daily News Live last week. “When I first came here, that was one of the first things I heard about: We hate the Patriots andwe...

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Rex Ryan likes his QB competition

Jets head coach Rex Ryan talks to reporters

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Rex Ryan is still not saying whether it's an open competition between quarterbacks Geno Smith and Michael Vick. But the Jets coach certainly likes what he's seen from both quarterbacks - and competition is a very big part of that. 

“Both guys are sharp," Ryan said on Wednesday. "They’re pushing themselves and they’re pushing each other. That’s what we wanted to have happen. When you do...

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Eric Decker: Geno Smith's maturity impressive

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker runs with the

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Jets wide receiver Eric Decker isn't making any Geno Smith-Peyton Manning comparisons, but Decker has been impressed by the Jets' second-year quarterback's maturity.

"I didn’t get to see him as a person grow last year, but this offseason he’s taken that leadership role and he’s a very mature kid at the age he’s at," Decker said after Wednesday's practice. "We’re all out there busting our butts...

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Eric Decker back to work

ERIC DECKER AND JESSIE JAMES The wide receiver

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Eric Decker, the Jets' newly signed wide receiver, decided to attend a country music awards ceremony along with his wife, country star Jessie James. Little did Decker know he'd created a stir by missing a voluntary training session. 

"I talked with coach [Rex] Ryan about it and let him know this was something that was important," Decker said after Wednesday's practice session - again,...

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Quinton Coples to Joe Klecko: whatever

QUINTON COPLES DE, North Carolina 6-6, 284 1st

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Florham Park, N.J. – Joe Klecko had some harsh words last month for Jets outside linebacker Quinton Coples, with the former defensive lineman and charter member of the New York Sack Exchange criticizing Coples in a radio interview and questioning his value as a first-round draft pick.

“A little bit of the time, he looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane,” Klecko said on WFAN. “I don’t know him...

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Jets rookie safety: 'We hate the Patriots and we hate the Giants'

Calvin Pryor, who was drafted by the Jets

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It didn’t take long for Calvin Pryor to be indoctrinated into the Jets-Pats rivalry. 

The rookie safety has been a New York Jet for only a month, but he’s already up to speed on how much the organization loathes New England -- and the team's star quarterback Tom Brady.

 “We don't like Tom at all,” Pryor, the Jets' first-round pick, said in a “Daily News Live” interview that...

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Cornerback Patterson talks a big game

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) can't

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Dimitri Patterson may not have a flashy resume or a big name – but the slender cornerback certainly talks a big game. 

“I'll put my film (up against) anybody’s,” he said after Wednesday’s OTA session.

Listed at 6-0 (though he appears shorter in person), Patterson has taken quite a circuitous road to get to Florham Park. Before signing as a free-agent earlier this offseason, he spent...

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Rex OK with Decker skipping OTAs for CMT Music Awards

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker runs with the

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A happy wife, means a happy life.

That essentially was Rex Ryan’s message Wednesday, when asked about Eric Decker’s absence from today’s OTA session because he’s attending the Country Music Television Awards in Nashville tonight.

Decker’s wife is country-pop singer Jessie James and the pair will be presenting an award together.

Who's checking out the #CMTawards tomorrow night?!...

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