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New York Jets 2014 NFL Draft Profiles: Linebackers and Offensive Line
May 5th, 2014 at 11:55 AM
In this final part of our 2014 NFL Draft player preview series we focus in on two positions that the New York Jets still have needs within, but are not as critical as those we have already profiled. With Calvin Pace aging on the outside and several reserve offensive lineman...

New York Jets: Michael Vick Coming in for Visit, Plus Re-signings
March 21st, 2014 at 8:06 AM
The New York Jets will have free agent quarterback Michael Vick in for a visit today and could sign him if the Jets see enough of the right stuff from Vick. It certainly will be the one signing that makes the biggest headlines, if it occurs, but is it right...

New York Jets Place Antwan Barnes on Injured Reserve, Sign Ricky Sapp
October 9th, 2013 at 11:47 PM
The New York Jets are dealing with yet another injury issue, as Antwan Barnes has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in the team's 30-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football. While no injury is ever welcomed, and it is certainly unfortunate to...

New York Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson and Quinton Coples Fined by NFL for Hit on Jake Locker
October 3rd, 2013 at 8:11 PM
New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson and outside linebacker Quinton Coples were both hit with fines after injuring Jake Locker in the team's 38-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans. The hit wasn't especially hard, nor late, but Locker ended up going down with injuries to his hip and knee...

New York Jets’ Quinton Coples Expected to Miss Three to Four Weeks with Hairline Ankle Fracture
August 18th, 2013 at 8:04 PM
The New York Jets defense is expected to carry the team this season, featuring a front seven stocked with early round talent from the past few NFL Drafts. That collection of young talent took a hit Saturday night when Quinton Coples left the team's 37-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars...

New York Jets: Formula on Defense Reversed for Rex Ryan
June 26th, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Throughout the tenure of Rex Ryan with the New York Jets, the team has relied heavily on its secondary while supporting the front seven. In the first few seasons of the Rex Ryan era the front seven was very stout against the run, but blitzes and complex coverages were the...

New York Jets Moving Quinton Coples to Outside Linebacker?
May 3rd, 2013 at 1:25 PM
When the New York Jets drafted Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson No. 13 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, it was a sign of a shakeup in their defensive front. While the Jets are usually identified as a 3-4 defense, it's a very varied front and the scheme Rex Ryan...

New York Jets Select Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia: Sports Media 101 Mock Draft
April 23rd, 2013 at 4:42 PM
Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has been a hot topic this entire offseason leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft. Once projected a top five selection, Jarvis Jones has started sliding down the board due to concerns about his diagnosis of spinal stenosis. A lackluster Pro Day didn't help his...

Calvin Pace Returns to New York Jets on One Year Deal
April 16th, 2013 at 8:58 PM
The new York Jets cleaned house early on this offseason, cutting Calvin Pace, Bart Scott, Eric Smith and Jason Smith. Now the Jets have brought one of those salary cap casualties back into the mix, signing Calvin Pace to a one year deal. Calvin Pace will bring depth and experience...

New York Jets NFL Draft 2013: Spotlight on Pass Rushers
April 5th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Since things have become very quiet in the area of signing free agents for the New York Jets, we can now shift our focus towards the 2013 NFL Draft that is about three weeks away. This will be the first part of a total six-part series, the first of which...

New York Jets NFL Draft 2013 Sleeper: Quanterus Smith of Western Kentucky
April 4th, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Quanterus Smith from Western Kentucky isn't the first name that pops up when talking about edge rushers in the 2013 NFL Draft. But maybe it should be. The New York Jets are in the market for an edge rusher in this year's NFL Draft and Quanterus Smith might be the...

New York Jets Sign Antwan Barnes: New Life for Pass Rusher with Rex Ryan?
March 19th, 2013 at 10:10 AM
The New York Jets have officially signed outside linebacker Antwan Barnes away from the San Diego Chargers, hoping he can regain his 2011 form when he recorded 11 sacks. Antwan Barnes is familiar with Rex Ryan and his defense, having played for Rex Ryan with the Baltimore Ravens in 2007...

New York Jets Close to Deal with Antwan Barnes
March 18th, 2013 at 4:38 PM
New York Jets general manager John Idzik continues to hunt for bargains, looking to sign outside linebacker Antwan Barnes. Antwan played for Rex Ryan as a member of the Baltimore Ravens in 2007 and 2008. He will join Antonio Garay as the second free agent from the San Diego Chargers...

New York Jets Re-Sign Linebacker Josh Mauga; Tender Jeff Cumberland
March 10th, 2013 at 5:23 PM
The first domino of the 2013 free agent period for the New York Jets fell on Saturday, albeit a small domino, as they re-signed Josh Mauga, a linebacker and special teamer who missed the last 11 games of the 2012 season. They also made a $1.32 million tender offer to...

New York Jets Should Make a Play for James Harrison
March 9th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Earlier today, it was announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers have released linebacker James Harrison.  With a lot of positions that need tune ups on the New York Jets roster, John Idzik and company may want to make a great sales pitch bring him to New York. ***PHOTO1*** Outside linebacker is a...

2013 NFL Draft: New York Jets Set to Grab a Pass Rusher in the First Round?
February 26th, 2013 at 7:23 AM
After seeing the putrid offensive production the team put forth in 2012, a lot of people are assuming the New York Jets need to use their first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft on the offense. On the contrary, the Jets might be better served to grab a rare...

Former New York Jets Bart Scott and Calvin Pace to the Buffalo Bills?
February 20th, 2013 at 7:58 PM
The New York Jets cut Bart Scott, Calvin Pace and a few others yesterday to clear up some cap space. In the NFL one team's trash is another team's treasure, or at least helpful for a new coach trying to establish a defensive philosophy. When Rex Ryan became head coach...

New York Jets Cut Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Eric Smith and Jason Smith
February 19th, 2013 at 3:45 PM
The New York Jets cuts have begun. Eric Smith, Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Jason Smith and Josh Baker are no longer members of the New York Jets. Four of these moves - the cuts of Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Eric Smith and Jason Smith - are part of a major...

Bart Scott Says Getting Cut “Part of the Business”
February 7th, 2013 at 3:25 PM
New York Jets inside linebacker Bart Scott knows that his time with the team is running thin and has accepted that as part of being a player in the NFL. NFL players and coaches know that it's rare to stay in one spot for long and everyone reaches the end...

Bart Scott, Calvin Pace Among New York Jets Expected to Be Cut as Soon as Possible
January 7th, 2013 at 2:30 PM
The New York Jets are saddled with salary cap issues heading into this offseason, while also in need of some major upgrades throughout the roster. To make strides towards solving both of those issues, the Jets are expected to cut some veterans that have been familiar faces around Florham Park...