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New York Jets’ Eric Decker Steps up as Role Model, Joins Forces with STOMP Out Bullying

September 4th, 2015 at 5:42 PM
By Mario Scipioni

NFL players do not seem to do too many good things today. From domestic abuse to illegal drug use to deflating footballs, it is almost difficult to look at them as role models.

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is one of those guys that breaks that stigma. As seen on CBS 2 in New York and heard in a public service announcement on ESPN Radio New York during the preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, the star wide receiver is teaming up with STOMP Out Bullying to fight for an end to what has become an ongoing problem in America in recent years. It is actually sad that no one is talking about this especially with the black eye the NFL has suffered in the past year and change.

Already a celebrity outside of football with a very positive image, Decker is just the guy STOMP Out Bullying has been looking for to help get their message out. STOMP Out Bullying CEO Ross Ellis sees this partnership as an excellent opportunity to move closer to making every social environment better for young people every where. "By starting conversations about the impact of bullying and having role models like Eric Decker take a stand against it, we are one step closer to putting an end to all forms of bullying and keeping our kids and teens safe," said Ellis.

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Tough Decisions to Make at Wide Receiver for New York Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles

September 4th, 2015 at 9:26 AM
By Mario Scipioni

Todd Bowles now has one of his toughest tasks ahead as New York Jets head coach as he has until Saturday at 4:00pm to put together a 53-man roster.

"Yes, we have a bunch of tough decisions, wide receiver, defensive back, offensive line," said Bowles. "And we’ve got, numbers wise, there are going to be some tough decisions to make."

Wide receiver in particular could be a tough position to make decisions at. Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are obviously locks to make the team. After that, it can get very difficult to figure out who else deserves a roster spot. Several wide receivers have shown positive signs and earned praise from coaches and reporters.

After spending the 2014 season on the practice squad until the final week, Quincy Enunwa has shown arguably the most improvement all summer. While his four catches for 33 yards will not take fans by storm, his work ethic and versatility have been incredible.

In fact, Enunwa has been inserted in Jeremy Kerley's role with the starters ever since Kerley went down with a concussion two weeks ago. Some even question if Kerley is on the bubble to make the team with him missing time and Enunwa playing well.

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Matt Flynn and Josh Johnson to Make New York Jets Debuts in Preseason Finale

September 3rd, 2015 at 1:43 PM
By Mario Scipioni

There will be no big stars playing tonight (unless you count Tim Tebow) as the New York Jets host the Philadelphia Eagles tonight. Despite that, there will be an interesting angle as Matt Flynn and Josh Johnson make their first appearances in green and white.

Even though Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starting quarterback for the Jets going forward unless he underperforms or gets injured, they still have to attach the final piece to their quarterback puzzle for the time being. Both Flynn and Johnson were signed within the last month to generate competition.

Flynn will get the starting nod tonight. His NFL experience combined with the caliber of players he will be facing set the expectation that he will do very well. It is almost certain that Flynn will make the 53-man roster. With Geno Smith's future as a Jet in question, the time it will take for Bryce Petty to develop, and the need to have someone to get the job done if Fitzpatrick cannot, Flynn fits the bill as the guy the Jets want sticking around.

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New York Jets Place Jace Amaro and Kevin Vickerson on Season-Ending Injured Reserve

September 1st, 2015 at 2:36 PM
By Mario Scipioni

For two players fighting for a chance to run out of the tunnel in week one, the season ends here. The New York Jets have placed tight end Jace Amaro and defensive end Kevin Vickerson on season-ending injured reserved.

Amaro, who was in the middle of a heated battle at the tight end position, injured his shoulder in the preseason opener against the Detroit Lions and has not seen the field since. What originally began as a minor injury turned into a week-to-week matter and eventually a cloud of uncertainty as no progress was made with Amaro's shoulder. It has reached the point where a return is not possible anytime soon, and Amaro will undergo surgery.

Vickerson has been hurt all summer as he began training camp on the PUP list due to a hamstring injury. The 32-year-old veteran in his eleventh season did not get a chance to show much as he did not play at all this preseason despite being cleared for practice on August 10th, three days before the first preseason game.

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New York Jets’ Leonard Williams Says He Will Be Ready for Week One

September 1st, 2015 at 8:48 AM
By Mario Scipioni

After finding out that New York Jets rookie defensive end Leonard Williams suffered a relatively minor injury, the next question that came up was whether or not he will be able to suit up for the start of the season. Williams himself gave a confident answer.

"I'll definitely be ready for week one," said the 21-year-old USC product. While he feels that he will be ready for the season opener against the Cleveland Browns on September 13th, that does not draw a definite conclusion as the team will have the final say.

Williams spent Monday stretching and running on an anti-gravity treadmill while wearing a black wrap around his injured knee. He will be sitting out of practice for five to seven days and is expected to return to the field next week.

It was not until Williams got to the sideline during Saturday's preseason showdown against the New York Giants that he noticed something felt weird about his knee. After simply crouching down, he felt a sharp pain. Concerned and not willing to risk any possible further aggravation, he spoke to the trainers immediately.

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