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New York Jets’ Lex Hilliard Placed on Injured Reserve; Mohamed Massaquoi Signed
August 22nd, 2013 at 11:25 PM
On Wednesday the New York Jets placed last year's starting fullback throughout most of the season, Lex Hilliard, on injured reserve which will end his 2013 season. Hilliard had not played so far in the preseason because of injured ribs and fractured his shoulder blade in practice. Wide receiver Mohamed...

New York Jets Sign 2013 NFL Draft Picks Brian Winters and Tommy Bohanon
May 10th, 2013 at 6:08 AM
The New York Jets have gotten down to the business of starting to bring on board their 2013 NFL Draft picks, just before their three-day rookie mini-camp opens Friday in Florham Park, N.J. Third round draft choice, offensive lineman Brian Winters, and seventh round selection, full back Tommy Bohanon, have...

New York Jets 2013 NFL Draft: Spotlight on Tight Ends
April 17th, 2013 at 9:34 AM
As we continue to sharpen our focus on the 2013 NFL Draft which starts next Thursday, April 25th, the New York Jets have a need for a new starting tight end with the departure of Dustin Keller. We will look at some prospects in the second and third round who...

New York Jets Release Fullback John Conner, Promote Marcus Dowtin from Practice Squad
October 18th, 2012 at 9:51 AM
The New York Jets have released fullback John Conner, reaching an injury settlement with their fifth round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. John Conner earned the nickname "The Terminator" for his big hits, but in the end his production and ability to contribute in other ways didn't add up...

New York Jets to Sign Fullback Fui Vakapuna
May 23rd, 2012 at 12:27 PM
The New York Jets are set to add another fullback in Fui Vakapuna, a product of BYU. Fui Vakapuna was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He was most recently a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Vakapuna joins John Conner and h-back/tight...

New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum Expecting Big Things from Joe McKnight, John Conner and Vlad Ducasse
April 20th, 2012 at 4:25 PM
It's year three for New York Jets running back/kick returner Joe McKnight, fullback John Conner and guard/tackle Vlad Ducasse, and along with that comes increased expectations. It's also the first time they will have a legitimate offseason as professionals, which is contributing to the expected increase in contributions from this...

New York Jets’ John Conner: Increased Role for Fullback in Tony Sparano’s Offense?
February 20th, 2012 at 4:59 PM
As we try to get a feel for how much of an impact Tony Sparano's arrival will have on the New York Jets offense and the current players on the roster, the fullback position brings up an interesting question. Pure fullbacks have become a dying breed in today's NFL as...

Injury Report: New York Jets Vs. Dallas Cowboys
September 8th, 2011 at 9:09 AM
The New York Jets have been relatively lucky so far with injuries, being able to avoid any major losses. The Jets and the Dallas Cowboys have new developments on the availability of players for Sunday's matchup, and while the Jets good luck continues, the Cowboys have suffered some significant losses. ***PHOTO1*** For...

New York Jets Positional Breakdown: Running Backs and Fullbacks
August 10th, 2011 at 6:50 PM
With the second installation in Jets 101's ongoing breakdown of the New York Jets 2011 roster, we take a look at the guys who will be in the backfield with Mark Sanchez. There is a lot of young talent in the Jets' group of running backs and fullbacks. ***PHOTO1***  The main asset...

New York Jets Roster Moves and Free Agent News
August 8th, 2011 at 12:00 PM
It looks as if the New York Jets will not be re-signing two other veteran free agents, fullback Tony Richardson and linebacker Lance Laury. Both of their numbers on the Jets roster have been assigned to other players, one of whom was signed today, long snapper Wilson Raynor, who will now be...

Replacing Tony Richardson: How Much of a Role Will the Terminator John Conner Have?
June 16th, 2011 at 8:33 PM
Second-year fullback John Conner made a big splash last season in training camp, his crushing hits highlighted by HBO's Hard Knocks. He was used extensively on special teams, namely the kick return unit. He saw limited duty from the fullback position, and in mop-up duty the last game of the regular...