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New York Jets Sign Pass Rusher Jason Babin; Two Players Start Camp on PUP List
July 23rd, 2014 at 4:44 PM
The New York Jets have opened there 2014 training camp and have already made a move to bolster the pass rush. Defensive end/outside linebacker Jason Babin has signed a two year deal. ***VIDEO1*** Earlier today the New York Jets made yet another move to bolster the team as training camp 2014 opens,...

New York Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson Named to All-Pro Second Team
January 3rd, 2014 at 11:36 PM
New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has been selected as a second team All-Pro, a deserving honor for one of the top defensive ends in the NFL. Wilkerson has been exceptionally productive in a system that doesn't typically produce major numbers at his position. Muhammad Wilkerson was included at...

New York Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson Snubbed: No 2014 Pro Bowl Selections for Team
December 28th, 2013 at 12:26 AM
It hasn't been a banner season season for the New York Jets and that was emphasized once more with the announcement of the selections to this season's Pro Bowl. The Jets didn't place any players in the Pro Bowl this season, with defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson standing out as the...

New York Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson Named 2013 Team MVP by Teammates
December 25th, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Despite that Christmas fell in the middle of the week, the New York Jets utilized the time prior to the holiday to vote for their fellow teammates for 2013 team awards. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was named the team most valuable player (MVP) for the current season. ***VIDEO1*** Now in his third...

New York Jets’ Sheldon Richardson Believes He Would Go First Overall in Redraft of 2013 NFL Draft
December 12th, 2013 at 8:05 PM
It's generally accepted that the New York Jets got a steal, and likely the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, when they snagged Sheldon Richardson at No. 13 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Jets drafted the former Missouri defensive lineman with the second of their two first round...

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: 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 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 NFL Draft 2013: Buyer Beware of Ezekiel Ansah, Quarterbacks
March 28th, 2013 at 1:33 PM
In every NFL Draft, average football players are overhyped as NFL prospects. Typically these are either players that are freak athletes with incredible measurables or quarterbacks. The 2013 NFL Draft is no different. As John Idzik and the New York Jets are preparing for a very important weekend in terms...

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...

New York Jets’ Quinton Coples: Look Back at 2012 NFL Draft
February 6th, 2013 at 5:55 PM
There was plenty of backlash when the New York Jets selected Quinton Coples in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. After names like Melvin Ingram and Courtney Upshaw were linked to the Jets throughout the process, many assumed if one of those two were on the board they...

Osi Umenyiora Interested in Joining Rex Ryan and the New York Jets
February 1st, 2013 at 10:36 AM
New York Giants free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora has had some ups and downs with the organization, but it now seems likely that he will be headed elsewhere. He may not have to move, as he has expressed interest in playing for Rex Ryan and the New York Jets....

New York Jets’ Quinton Coples Fined for Grabbing Facemask of Chad Henne
December 14th, 2012 at 7:01 PM
New York Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples has been fined by the NFL for grabbing the facemask of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne last week. The NFL hit Quinton Coples with a $15,000 fine for the facemask penalty he incurred while trying to wrap up the quarterback. Some Jets...

New York Jets: Who Should They Have Drafted in the First Round of the 2012 NFL Draft?
November 11th, 2012 at 12:53 PM
With just two sacks on the season and one of them becoming a negative play after a face mask penalty, it's hard to argue that Quinton Coples has been anything but a bust for the Jets so far this season. We here at Jets 101 were lukewarm on the pick...

New York Jets: Pass Rush Missing, What’s the Plan for Rex Ryan and Mike Pettine?
September 25th, 2012 at 2:30 PM
The New York Jets drafted Quinton Coples in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, hoping he would be part of an effort up front to generate more of a pass rush without having to blitz. The Jets have relied on their secondary since Rex Ryan's arrival, unable to...

New York Jets Release Defensive Lineman Marcus Dixon
September 24th, 2012 at 11:42 AM
The New York Jets have released Marcus Dixon, according to his agent Howard Shatsky. Howard Shatsky tweeted that the Jets called him today to tell him that they have released Marcus Dixon. Marcus Dixon has spend all three of his NFL seasons with the Jets. ***PHOTO1*** Marcus Dixon has been released by...

New York Jets 101 Roundtable: 2012 Defense Statistical Predictions
September 16th, 2012 at 12:15 PM
In part one we looked at the offensive side of the ball, plus two offensive players who contribute on special teams. Now we will look into our own crystal balls yet again to see how the defensive side of the New York Jets will fair statistically in 2012. ***PHOTO1*** DEFENSE: DE Muhammad Wilkerson:...

New York Jets Sign Punter Robert Malone and Re-Sign Defensive End Marcus Dixon
September 4th, 2012 at 9:13 PM
On Tuesday the New York Jets brought in several punters. Robert Malone, formerly with the San Diego Chargers and Shawn Powell, a rookie free agent who had been with the Buffalo Bills, to compete with incumbent T.J. Conley. The Jets wound up signing Robert Malone and subsequently releasing T.J. Conley,...

Positives from the New York Jets’ TD-Less Preseason
August 30th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
The New York Jets have gotten plenty of attention this preseason, but none of it has been particularly positive. Everybody has heard about the team's struggles to reach the endzone in their first three fake games, which came off the heels of an ESPN love fest at training camp in...