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Kyle Wilson not Expected to Return to New York Jets

February 26th, 2015 at 9:01 AM
By Mario Scipioni

The cornerback position will be a huge point of focus for the New York Jets this offseason and one of their first moves may be moving on from their weakest link in the secondary. It has been reported that the Jets are not expected to bring back Kyle Wilson.

The Boise State product was projected as one of the top cornerbacks in the 2010 NFL Draft. Since being drafted 29th overall on that draft, Wilson has been an absolute disappointment. In 80 career games, he has totaled only three interceptions, defended 17 passes, and recorded 162 tackles. Those numbers alone do not say enough.

Wilson never seemed to play beyond the level of a nickel cornerback. He was beaten my many receivers numerous times throughout the past five seasons. He first received his chance at a starting role in 2012 after Darrelle Revis suffered a season-ending ACL injury but showed no promising signs of improvement. After the Jets drafted Dee Milliner in 2013, Wilson went back to the role of a nickel cornerback and never materialized into a starter.

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New York Jets Draft Bust Vernon Gholston Lands Tryout with Washington Redskins

February 17th, 2015 at 7:41 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Remember former New York Jets outside linebacker/defensive end Vernon Gholston? Well, he still has a shot at an NFL career. That is right, there is an ounce of a chance that a team could possibly sign him.

The Ohio State product, who gained notoriety for earning the label as the biggest draft bust in New York Jets history, has landed a tryout with the Washington Redskins. Gholston himself announced the news of his upcoming opportunity on Twitter.

If the Redskins want a good scouting report on Gholston, it will pretty much be impossible for them to find one. After a great college career at Ohio State, he came into the 2008 NFL Draft with the potential of being a big name defensive end but could not live up to the hype. In Gholston's three seasons with the Jets, he tallied an overwhelmingly disappointing 42 tackles and failed to record a sack. To put that in perspective, over 600 NFL players had at least one sack in that span.

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Chris Johnson and Kellen Winslow, Jr. Take Shots at Former New York Jets GM John Idzik

February 17th, 2015 at 11:03 AM
By Mario Scipioni

Although John Idzik is no longer the general manager of New York Jets, the jabs at him keep coming. A former Jet and a soon-to-be former Jet revealed him to be a liar and a big cause of their underachieving seasons with Gang Green.

Chris Johnson claims that he was lied to about his role within the team when he was signed to his contract. "I think I went into a situation where I was told one thing and it was another," said the man formerly known as CJ2K. While he was told that he and Chris Ivory would have to share responsibilities in the backfield, he part in the offense diminished quickly and early. Johnson blames his decreased playing time on Idzik playing control freak and taking power way from former Jets head coach Rex Ryan.

"I think a lot of it was out of Rex's hands because when I sat down and talked to Rex before I signed with the Jets, my role and my situation were explained to me totally different to what actually happened," Johnson said. "That's just what it was. It wasn't never a type of thing where I was just being outplayed or anything like that. It was never a situation where I got the opportunity to show my talents and be used the way that I was supposed to be used."

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Is Antonio Cromartie Hinting a Return to the New York Jets?

February 10th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Mario Scipioni

It looks like a fan favorite may be looking to find his way back to the New York Jets. Now more than ever, it seems as if cornerback Antonio Cromartie is hinting a return to the team in 2015.

Cromartie signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals last year and will become a free agent on March 10th. Despite having one of the best seasons of his career, it looks as if Cromartie really wants to come back to the Jets. Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson knows very well how much Cromartie loved being a Jet and the being in the New York area. In fact, Peterson told ESPN.com that "all [Cromartie] talks about is freaking New York."

Combine Cromartie's enthusiasm about his time as a Jet with how much he enjoyed playing for Todd Bowles, who is now the new head coach of the Jets, in Arizona, and you have all but a definite answer as to what uniform the Pro Bowl cornerback will wear next season. It is clear to see that Cromartie has a very New York state of mind even out in Arizona with how much he talks about the city and his statements that he is open to a return to Gang Green.

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Could the New York Jets Be Moving on from Chris Johnson?

February 6th, 2015 at 9:22 AM
By Mario Scipioni

At this time last year, halfback Chris Johnson was counting down to the end of his tenure with the Tennessee Titans and looking forward to a new start. It looks like déjà vu for the man formerly known as CJ2K.

Johnson's days with the New York Jets could indeed be numbered as reports are saying that the Jets will probably release the running back. Johnson will have a $5.25 million cap hit in 2015, and the Jets could save $3.5 million by letting him go. In fact, the team will owe him his option bonus of $500,000 if he is still around past February 16th.

Although he was brought in to complement Chris Ivory's power running style and bring speed to the backfield, Johnson was a disappointment as he underperformed in his first and possibly only season in green and white. The former consistent 1,000-yard rusher ran for a total of 663 yards and only one touchdown in 2014 and added 151 receiving yards and a touchdown reception. During such a season, he found himself playing second fiddle for the first time in his NFL career.

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