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Jay-Z, Roc Nation Cleared in Recruitment of New York Jets’ Geno Smith
December 7th, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Following the 2013 NFL Draft, Geno Smith fired his agents and decided to join Roc Nation, the sports representation agency headed up by Jay-Z. Many were left scratching their heads at the decision, with the New York Jets rookie quarterback opting to be represented by inexperienced agent Kim Miale. When...

New York Jets Sign Geno Smith: Did Jay-Z, Roc Nation Get Schooled?
July 24th, 2013 at 2:47 PM
Being a Hip Hop icon might help woo young athletes to your agency, but it doesn't move chips around the negotiating table when you're sitting across from an NFL team discussing a contract. Roc Nation, as in Jay-Z and Kim Miale, just found that out in their negotiations with the...

New York Jets’ Quarterback Geno Smith: Jay-Z Refers to NFL Investigation on Album
July 1st, 2013 at 6:25 PM
New York Jets' rookie quarterback Geno Smith turned some heads when he decided to be represented by agent Kim Miale, who boasted a grand total of zero clients on NFL rosters at the time. It was clear that the real attraction to signing on with Kim Miale was her association...

New York Jets Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Replacement Officials Noticeable
September 18th, 2012 at 2:30 PM
After a fairly uneventful Week One for the replacement officials while the NFL and referees continue to squabble, Week Two saw some issues arise. The New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers were affected by some questionable calls that had an impact on the game and though they probably didn't change...

NFL Rule Changes: How are the New York Jets Affected?
September 1st, 2012 at 10:21 AM
On Thursday the NFL and the NFLPA (players association) approved several rule changes that will certainly affect all 32 NFL teams, but could also affect what General Manager "Trader" Mike Tannenbaum is able to do to help the team mid-season. The Associated Press provided the information for this article from...

New York Jets: NFL Owners Meetings Reveal Potential Salary Cap Trouble on the Horizon
April 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 PM
The majority of the NFL community has been operating under the assumption that the NFL salary cap was set to make some big jumps in the next few years. When evaluating contracts, that's a pretty big deal to forecast the potential impact on cap space for each NFL team. After...

New York Jets’ Brandon Moore Elected to NFLPA Executive Board
March 27th, 2012 at 12:10 PM
As seems to happen to New York Jets guard Brandon Moore quite a bit, he has become almost lost in the shuffle with all of the craziness surrounding the team. While everyone is busy fawning over or whining about Tim Tebow, Moore was recently honored by being elected to the...

NFL Free Agency is Officially Open: Let the Madness Begin
March 13th, 2012 at 4:00 PM
It's 4 p.m., do you know where your free agents are? It's officially time to kick off NFL Free Agency, which is always an interesting time. it won't be quite the same blitz we experience last August, as free agency was packed into just one week, but with some of...

New York Jets: What to Make of the Issue of Bounties in the NFL
March 4th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
The big NFL story that dropped this weekend is the report about the New Orleans Saints condoning bounties on opposing players. Essentially, players and coaches on the Saints put up money to entice players to attempt to knock a certain player out of the game by any means possible. In...

Owners and Players Agree on Deal to End Lockout
July 24th, 2011 at 3:43 PM
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that NFL owners and the NFL Players Association have agreed on a deal to end the lockout. Player representatives are on their way to Washington, D.C., to vote on the agreement. ***PHOTO1***  The player vote has been deemed a formality at this point, meaning both sides expect the...

Update: the Madness That is the NFL Labor Situation
July 21st, 2011 at 8:39 PM
One side votes to approve the new deal. Conflicting reports about what the other will do. A highly anticipated vote shrouded in mystery. Of course, it's the NFL Lockout! ***PHOTO1***  Jim Trotter, Chris Mortensen, and Jay Glazer have been leading the way with reports about what will happen next. Apparently, the owners approved a proposal that...

Halfway There: NFL Owners Approve of Deal to End NFL Lockout
July 21st, 2011 at 7:49 PM
ESPN.com reports that the NFL owners have approved the proposed labor agreement. ***PHOTO1***  The owners approved the new agreement to end the NFL Lockout 31-0, with the Al Davis abstaining in classic Oakland Raiders style. The onus is now on the players to end the lockout, which depends on them voting to approve the new...

Update: There Will Be No NFLPA Vote Tonight
July 20th, 2011 at 9:08 PM
The news is coming quickly here, and the NFLPA will not vote tonight. They should still be able to vote tomorrow, and the owners will be able to vote tomorrow as well. Not exactly "out of the woods" yet, but almost there. ***PHOTO1***  Jets guard Brandon Moore attended the player representative meetings.  

NFLPA Lockout Vote Tonight or Thursday
July 20th, 2011 at 9:00 PM
The news coming out of the negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the NFL owners and NFL Players Association (NFLPA) seems to be indicating that vote could be held either tonight or Thursday once the NFLPA receives the final documentation of the new CBA. DeMaurice Smith, head...

NFL Moving Closer Towards Labor Agreement
July 11th, 2011 at 3:58 PM
Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter report that the NFL and its players are targeting July 21 as the date to have a new labor agreement ratified. The most recent revelations from the ongoing negotiations have provided some surprising developments. If the labor deal is done on July 21, then we...

Funny or Die Spoof of Field of Dreams Stars Antonio Cromartie
July 6th, 2011 at 11:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** Funny or Die made a spoof of Field of Dreams for the NFL Lockout. The video features NFL players and actor Taylor Lautner. Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout stars New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who gets some decent camera time and a few lines. Ray Lewis is the most active NFL...

Jay Glazer: DeMaurice Smith Tells Players Deal not Close
June 30th, 2011 at 1:03 PM
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith had a conference call with about 50 Pro Bowl players on Tuesday. Smith reportedly told the players that a deal to end the NFL Lockout is not close, contrary to what we have been hearing recently about the negotiations....

Signs That The NFL Lockout is Almost Over
June 29th, 2011 at 1:05 PM
Over the past few weeks there have been some big signs that the NFL Lockout is nearing its conclusion. The signs have to do with the now-friendly relationship between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. ***PHOTO1***  Here are the positive signs: A joint statement was made today - The duo of Roger Goodell...

Sorting Out the Latest NFL Lockout News: What Does it Mean for the Jets?
June 21st, 2011 at 5:48 PM
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that there is some tempered optimism about the newest developments from the owners' meetings. The details can be found here. I will sum up the important points: The NFL logo is seen on a trailer parked near the New Meadowlands Stadium where the New York Jets and New York...

NFL Lockout: Why the Players Will Break
June 12th, 2011 at 12:19 PM
The NFL Lockout has dragged on for far too long now, and has generated plenty of heated conversation. My impression is that the general sentiment among fans is that the owners are in the wrong, and their greed is fueling this work stoppage. While I don't discount the owners collective greed, I...