Player News - Jets

Date: Team: Pos:

Matt Forte (knee, foot) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Forte is ready to rock for Sunday's mouthwatering matchup with the 49ers.
Dec 8 - 6:07 PM

Jets placed C Nick Mangold on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

It's just a formality as Mangold has already been ruled out for the rest of the season. Wesley Johnson will finish out the year at center for the Jets.
Dec 8 - 2:57 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Jets are shutting C Nick Mangold (ankle) down for the rest of the season.

This was the most likely outcome after the team ruled Mangold out for Week 14 and announced he might need surgery. One month shy of his 33rd birthday, Mangold is due $8.475 million between salary and bonuses in the final year of his contract next season. Mangold remains a solid center, but probably won't be back at that price after struggling through injury in 2016.
Dec 8 - 1:51 PM

Jets WR Devin Smith is expected to be active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Activated from the PUP list a month ago, Smith has yet to be active this season. The No. 37 overall pick of last year's draft, Smith tore his ACL almost exactly one year ago. It's going to be hard for him to contribute behind Brandon Marshall, Quincy Enunwa, and Bryce Petty favorite Robby Anderson down the stretch of a lost year, but perhaps he's worth a Dynasty flier.
Dec 8 - 1:35 PM

Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 14, and could require surgery.

It's sounding like Mangold's season is most likely over. He could be headed to injured reserve before Sunday's game against the 49ers to free up a roster spot. Wesley Johnson is manning the pivot in Mangold's absence. One month shy of his 33rd birthday, Mangold is signed through 2017.
Dec 8 - 1:23 PM

Jets C Nick Mangold is visiting a foot specialist Thursday.

Mangold suffered a setback returning from his six-game absence last week. It’s never a good sign when players visit with Dr. Robert Anderson. The Jets will turn back to Wesley Johnson if Mangold is shut down for the season.
Dec 8 - 8:31 AM

Jets claimed LB Arthur Brown off waivers from the Jaguars.

Brown barely played during his three-month stint in Jacksonville but will have a chance to prove himself with the Jets over the final month. LB Julian Stanford was waived in the corresponding roster move.
Dec 7 - 5:46 PM

Matt Forte (knee, foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Forte has dealt with minor injuries all year. The Jets are managing his reps. Game-flow dependent, Forte is an RB2 for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers.
Dec 7 - 5:36 PM

Jets re-signed RB Khiry Robinson.

Robinson was waived-injured ahead of Week 1, as he wasn't completely recovered from his broken leg. Now healthy, he'll be the No. 3 back behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. Brandon Wilds was also elevated from the practice squad.
Dec 7 - 1:24 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been benched.

Bryce Petty will start the final four games of the season after coming on in relief of "FitzMagic" on Monday evening. It appears second-rounder Christian Hackenberg will be the next man up if Petty gets injured. Fitzpatrick was legitimately good in 2015, but reverted to his old ways this season, playing an absurd brand of streetball that resulted in far too many turnovers. Fitz thinks he's Brett Favre, but he's really a poor man's Chad Pennington. Now 34, Fitz should be a useful backup/spot starter for someone in 2017, but it's extremely unlikely he will enter Week 1 with a starting job.
Dec 6 - 4:52 PM

The Jets have no plans to play No. 51 overall pick Christian Hackenberg down the stretch.

The second-rounder will only see playing time if Bryce Petty gets hurt. A team with quarterback problems would normally try to contrive any possible reason to get a second-rounder on the field, but Hackenberg isn't close to ready. It's quite possible he never will be. Hackenberg was a bad player in college, and an immense stretch as a day-two pick.
Dec 6 - 4:38 PM

Jaguars waived LB Arthur Brown.

The 2013 second-round bust had played only seven snaps on defense this season. Sean Porter has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move.
Dec 6 - 3:13 PM

Bilal Powell played 28-of-52 offensive snaps in Monday's Week 13 loss to the Colts.

That's four more snaps than Matt Forte played. Despite this, Forte still out-touched Powell 12-1. The Jets often go to Powell when they're in catch-up mode but for some reason Bryce Petty seemed to be infatuated with throwing deep passes to Robby Anderson on Monday night. He's not someone fantasy owners should be relying on down the stretch.
Dec 6 - 11:22 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he always planned to start Bryce Petty over the final month of the season.

"We could have won 45-0, (Bryce) was going to start the last four games," Bowles said after Monday night's blowout loss. "That's the slot we had penciled for him, that's a good time to take a look at him." It is unclear why Petty would be good enough for the final four games and not the final six, but at least the correct decision has finally been made. Even though it is pretty clear Petty is not the long-term answer, the Jets at least need to see it on the field before this offseason.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 6 - 9:22 AM

Coach Todd Bowles said Bryce Petty will start the Jets' final four games.

Owners of Ryan Fitzpatrick can release him. Petty will get starts at the 49ers, vs. the Dolphins, at the Patriots, and vs. the Bills to close out the year. At 3-9, it makes sense for the Jets to get a look at Petty to see if they have anything here. By the looks of his first few NFL appearances, chances are slim. He has a big arm, but struggles with accuracy. Petty's insertion to the lineup is a big downgrade to Brandon Marshall, but might give Robby Anderson a slight boost.
Dec 6 - 12:01 AM


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