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New York Jets Sign Leon McFadden; Sign Seven to Practice Squad

August 31st, 2014 at 7:43 PM
By Peter Schifani

Now that all 32 NFL clubs have trimmed there rosters to 53 or less, the players that became available can be claimed by any team. Teams had to wait 24 hours to do so but here are the seven players returning back to Gang Green to start the 2014 season:

Quarterback: Matt Simms (5)

Running Back: Daryl Richardson (35)

Tight End: Chris Pantale (83)

Offensive Tackle: Brent Qvale (79)

Defensive Linemen: Kerry Hyder (62) and Tevita Finau (92)

Safety: Rontez Miles (45)

In addition to these seven men the Jets signed cornerback Leon McFadden, formerly of the Browns, for better depth at that position. They released the recently added LeQuan Lewis, who was signed after Dee Milliner went down before the second preseason game. The Jets have three more spots available on the now 10 man practice squad. We could see them adding several of the following players: linebackers AJ Edds or Troy Davis, cornerback Brandon Dixon, possibly offensive lineman William Campbell or even quarterback Tajh Boyd, should they all have cleared waivers.

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New York Jets Assemble 2014 Opening 53-Man Roster

August 30th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
By Mario Scipioni

The wait is over. After a lot of thinking and some hard decision making, the New York Jets have completed the tough task of putting together their final 53-man roster.

After drafting 12 players in May, only eight of them earned a spot on the 53-man roster. Dexter McDougle and Shaquelle Evans obviously could not make the team due to season ending injuries. Some of the others who did not make the final squad will find themselves on the practice squad. There were no huge surprises, and the release of Stephen Hill was clearly the biggest news of the day other than the roster being released. Some positions, like quarterback, halfback, and defensive line, were practically easy to predict. Without further ado, here are the 2014 New York Jets. All players are listed at each position in numerical order with each player's number in parentheses. After the reports of Dimitri Patterson going AWOL last week, his fate was close to certain, and it became official today.

Quarterbacks: Michael Vick (1), Geno Smith(7)

Running Backs: Chris Johnson (21), Bilal Powell (29), Chris Ivory(33), Tommy Bohanon (40)

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New York Jets: Whom Didn’t Make the Opening 53 Man Roster

August 30th, 2014 at 5:45 PM
By Peter Schifani

So just after 4 pm Eastern time today the New York Jets, along with all NFL clubs, made the final announcement of which players were no longer with the team to open the 2014 NFL season next week. Here are all of the players the Jets released with there final cuts:

Quarterbacks: Matt Simms and Tajh Boyd

Running Backs: Alex Green and Daryl Richardson

Wide Receivers: Clyde Gates and Stephen Hill

Tight End: Chris Pantale

Offensive Linemen: Caleb Schlauderaff, William Campbell (2013 draft pick) and Brent Qvale

Defensive Linemen: Tevita Finau, Kerry Hyder and Zach Thompson

Linebackers: Troy Davis, AJ Edds, Garrett McIntyre and Antwan Barnes (who was placed on the Reserve/PUP list)

Cornerbacks: Brandon Dixon (2014 draft pick), Johnny Patrick, Dimitri Patterson and Jeremy Reeves

Safety: Rontez Miles

Of all of these players we could certainly see Matt Simms, Chris Pantale, Will Campbell, Troy Davis, Brandon Dixon, Rontez Miles and possibly AJ Edds added to the now 10 man practice squad should they all clear waivers on Sunday. Antwan Barnes will be eligible to return to the field after the sixth game of the season should he be fully healthy enough by then. We will have more on the 53 man roster itself shortly as well.

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New York Jets Release Wide Receiver Stephen Hill

August 30th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Well, it finally happened. Stephen Hill is no longer a member of the New York Jets. After a disappointing preseason that was preceded with a lot of positive talk from the coaches about Hill working harder than ever and taking the next step, the Jets grew impatient and decided to pull the plug.

To just about everyone, this move is no surprise. Since training camp started, the countdown until the end of Stephen Hill's time as a Jet has been an ongoing storyline. It was puzzling as to how Stephen Hill's praised abilities from his days at Georgia Tech and his efforts at practice were not translating onto the field. In fact, it almost seemed as if he was unsure of how to use his skills on gameday.

What adds more salt to the wound is that the Jets considered waiting until the 4:00pm deadline to see if they could trade him away. This marks the second time the Jets tried to deal the third-year wide receiver elsewhere but were unsuccessful in doing so. Even though he may receive another opportunity elsewhere soon, it is a kick in the stomach finding out that no team sees anything in him, at least right now, that they find worthy of building on or bringing to their offense.

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New York Jets Versus Philadelphia Eagles: Preseason Week Four Wrap-Up

August 30th, 2014 at 10:20 AM
By Peter Schifani

The New York Jets come into there preseason finale a fairly healthy group with players in the middle and bottom of the roster ready to make plays to hopefully make the final cuts in the coming days. Michael Vick started at quarterback against his former club but Mark Sanchez did not do the same for the Eagles against Gang Green.

First Half:

After one play Matt Simms came out with a visor for Michael Vick and would play the rest of the half. LeQuan Lewis picked Matt Barkley in the end zone after the Jets punted on there first drive. On the Eagles next drive Lewis was beat in coverage by Benn for a long touchdown pass from Barkley. He thought he had safety help over the top that was not there, Eagles went up 7-0. Matt Simms to Chris Pantale for 50 yards after Jalen Saunders was tackled for loss as punt returner. The Jets would get down in scoring position but on fourth down Simms overthrew Greg Salas, who was wide open in the end zone. The Eagles added a 54 yard field goal just before half time. Alex Green fumbled with under a minute to go before the half that might have cost him a roster spot. The Eagles add one more chip shot field goal to make it 13-0 at the half.

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