Player News - Jets

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Jets owner Woody Johnson is expected to be named the United States' new ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Johnson, who struggles to run a football team, is undoubtedly extremely qualified to be an ambassador to one of America's most important allies. The move could be a boon for Jets fans, as Johnson will have less time to meddle with his team. Johnson will presumably have to take off his ever-present Jets ball cap for his ambassador business.
Jan 19 - 1:45 PM

Brandon Marshall said he's not open to taking a pay cut.

It conflicts with comments Marshall made earlier this month. "People need to get away from me [being] due $7.5 million," Marshall said. "That's underpaid. Any team should be happy to have me for $7.5 million." Marshall's contract is very reasonable for a No. 1 receiver, but the Jets might not view him that way coming off a down season and turning 33 in March. It would not be a surprise if they decide to move on.
Source: The Record
Jan 18 - 7:11 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects the team to release Brandon Marshall this offseason.

Marshall is entering the final year of his contract and is coming off arguably the worst season of his career. He had a 10-year-low 59 catches for 788 yards, just the second time since 2006 that Marshall was held under 1,000 yards. He also found the end zone just three times after scoring a combined 45 touchdowns the previous four years. Everything can't be blamed on Marshall, however, as the quarterback play was truly atrocious. But Marshall turns 33 in March and is due a non-guaranteed $7.5 million. The Jets are going nowhere fast.
Jan 17 - 8:18 PM

Jets RG Brian Winters received $15 million guaranteed in his four-year, $29-million extension.

It is a big guarantee for an upper-middle-class starter, and the $7.25-million average puts him inside the top-ten at the position. The Jets are obviously banking on the 25-year-old taking a step forward from solid starter to Pro-Bowl caliber during the life of the contract. The deal is great news for impending free agents like T.J. Lang, Ronald Leary, and Larry Warford.
Jan 17 - 12:31 PM

Jets signed RG Brian Winters to a four-year extension through 2020.

The deal is reportedly worth around $8 million per year. Winters was set to hit free agency this spring, but the Jets locked him up before he could get to the open market. Winters finished the season on injured reserve because of a torn rotator cuff, but he has been a solid starter at right guard for the better part of the last two seasons after struggling on the left side early in his career. After undergoing shoulder surgery in late December, Winters may not be ready for training camp.
Jan 16 - 7:42 PM

Jets OC candidate Eric Studesville has decided to stay with the Broncos.

Studesville had an interview with coach Todd Bowles this week, but he has decided to stay in Denver. It is a bit embarrassing Studesville would rather coach the Broncos' running backs than coordinate the Jets' offense, but perhaps the Jets made it clear he was not getting the job after the interview. ESPN's Rich Cimini believes New York is interested in Chiefs co-OC Matt Nagy.
Jan 14 - 10:17 AM

The Jets are interviewing Broncos RBs coach Eric Studesville for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

A Broncos assistant coaching running backs since 2010, Studesville coordinated the Bills' offense from 2004-08. He'd be a decidedly low-wattage hire for a team with all sorts of issues on offense.
Jan 12 - 3:05 PM

Jets signed WR Myles White, FB Julian Howsare, and WR Deshon Foxx to reserve/future contracts.

These are all nondescript signings. Howsare made the Jets out of preseason last year, but was cut after two games.
Jan 11 - 7:30 PM

Speaking to the New York Daily News, a Jets source says second-round rookie Christian Hackenberg will "never make it."

"Never," the source emphasized. Hackenberg was a topic of discussion on Thursday after owner Woody Johnson called him a "prospect." Reporter Manish Mehta says he recently asked an anonymous Jets starter if Hackenberg was worth a second-round pick and received a curt "no" in reply. The fact that Hackenberg couldn't get on the field in a lost year where Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith and Bryce Petty were all either injured or ineffective — usually at the same time — says all there is to know about Hack's NFL future.
Jan 5 - 7:28 PM

Speaking Thursday, Jets owner Woody Johnson hinted the team will be moving on from Darrelle Revis.

"He's going in the Hall-of-Fame, there's no question," Johnson said, stalling. "He's one of the best players ever to put on a Jets uniform. ... It wasn't his best year, but a lot of guys didn't have good years. My hat's off to Darrelle. Great career." Unless Revis is willing to play for a bargain price — which is not his style — a divorce is looking more and more likely.
Jan 5 - 4:39 PM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said Brandon Marshall is "still a very good player."

"I don't think he declined significantly," Maccagnan added. The general manager will have a tough decision to make this offseason on Marshall, who is coming off a down season and seems to be something of a dividing force in the locker room. He is owned a relatively small $7.5 million salary next season, however, so Maccagnan could keep Marshall around if he really thinks he is "still a very good player."
Jan 5 - 12:58 PM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said he likes Christian Hackenberg "as a prospect."

It might be better than being told someone likes you "as a friend," but not by much. It is pretty clear the Jets are nowhere near trusting last year's second-round pick with their offense, meaning they will have to go find another veteran stopgap for next season. As for the quarterback search, Maccagnan said, "All options are on the table."
Jan 5 - 12:12 PM

Jets signed DE Kenny Anunike, DL Clause Pelon, WR Darius Jennings, FB Chris Swain and TE Jason Vander Laan to reserve/future contracts.

A third-year UDFA, Anunike made three appearances for the Broncos in 2015. Turning 27 in May, he's an unlikely candidate for the 53-man roster.
Jan 2 - 4:38 PM

Brandon Marshall intimated he'd take a pay cut to remain with the Jets in 2017.

Coming off his worst season since his rookie year, Marshall — who turns 33 in March — is owed $7.5 million in 2017. "I'll play for free. My bills are paid," Marshall said of a potential cut. Typically, tunes like that change once the new league year actually rolls around.
Jan 2 - 4:33 PM

Matt Forte underwent arthroscopic knee surgery for his torn meniscus last Friday.

It's a minor operation. It's unclear if Forte will also require shoulder surgery. Now 31, Forte averaged 3.72 yards per carry in his first season as a Jet, his lowest mark since 2009. He's signed for $4 million in 2017. The Jets could seek an adjustment, but Forte will likely remain in New York.
Jan 2 - 1:18 PM

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