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Date: Team: Pos:

Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) is participating at Jets OTAs.

Fitzpatrick fractured his tibia last Week 15. He's now healthy enough to push Geno Smith. Although the Jets are standing behind Geno as the favorite to start in Week 1, Fitzpatrick is familiar with OC Chan Gailey's Pistol Spread offense, and could at very least put Geno on a short leash with a solid August.
May 27 - 4:11 PM

Coach Todd Bowles made it clear on Wednesday that the Jets will indeed hold a quarterback competition in training camp.

One week after OC Chan Gailey threw support behind Geno Smith, Bowles scaled back the anointment, stating there will be an "open competition," but that the quarterback job is Geno's "to lose." For now, the plan is to give Smith the majority of first-team reps in training camp. Ryan Fitzpatrick could still make it a battle by outplaying Smith in preseason games.
May 27 - 4:09 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (Achilles') is a candidate for reserve/PUP.

Not only is Milliner coming off an Achilles' tendon rupture, but he's also been put in the toaster whenever he's been on the field. The smart play will be to let the former No. 9 overall pick take his time while watching Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine do their thing. Cutting a player with Milliner's talent while he has two fully guaranteed years left on his contract would be silly.
May 25 - 10:51 AM

Jets FS Marcus Gilchrist (shoulder) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Gilchrist has been limited in OTAs while recovering from a shoulder scope. He remains on track to be full-go for the start of camp. The Jets gave Gilchrist a four-year, $22M deal to play the deep safety role in Todd Bowles’s secondary. Calvin Pryor will move to his more natural box role at the line of the scrimmage.
May 23 - 6:38 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger considers OLB Jason Babin’s roster spot in jeopardy.

The Jets picked up Babin’s $1.63M option, but the addition of rookie Lorenzo Mauldin could make him expendable. Babin played on 45 percent of snaps last year and was productive in a situational role, finishing with 27 hurries and two sacks. The Jets would save $1.5M by cutting Babin.
May 23 - 6:21 PM

Jets rookie OLB Lorenzo Mauldin is working at both outside linebacker positions.

An athletically-challenged, high-effort player, Mauldin will struggle to earn a starting role even in the Jets' underwhelming outside linebacker corps. Even without a starting job, Mauldin should contribute as a sub-package player and rotational rusher this season. Long term, we're skeptical of his ceiling.
Source: ESPN.com
May 23 - 10:05 AM

Jets LE Sheldon Richardson is skipping voluntary workouts to spend time with his family.

This isn't that notable nor is it a concern, but we're using the topic as an excuse to talk about Richardson's thoroughly-dominant sophomore season. After racking up just 3.5 sacks en route to winning DROY honors in 2013, the Jets wanted to see more from Richardson as a pass rusher. He responded with eight sacks and 54 combined pressures. Already an elite talent at 24 years old, Richardson was PFF's No. 2-ranked 3-4 end behind J.J. Watt. A big pay day is on the horizon.
May 22 - 11:30 AM

Jets second-year CB Dexter McDougle (ACL) has been a full participant in OTAs.

McDougle missed his entire rookie season after blowing out his left knee in a training camp practice. He was the No. 80 overall pick of last year's draft. Per reporter Rich Cimini, McDougle has been getting work in the slot behind Buster Skrine this spring. Reserve nickel duties is McDougle's ceiling for Week 1.
May 21 - 2:58 PM

ESPN New York expects Stevan Ridley (knee) to be ready for training camp.

Per reporter Rich Cimini, Ridley has "looked decent" in position drills at OTAs. Ridley has been sitting out team drills. Ridley is still only six months removed from going under the knife to repair his right ACL and MCL.
May 21 - 2:53 PM

ESPN New York considers Willie Colon the favorite for the Jets' right-guard duties.

In other words, reporter Rich Cimini ultimately expects Colon to keep his job. Cimini does qualify his prediction by calling Colon the favorite "ever so slightly." The Jets' starter each of the past two seasons, Colon is battling Oday Aboushi, Dakota Dozier and fifth-rounder Jarvis Harrison. Colon was a sub-replacement level player last season.
May 21 - 2:46 PM

Coach Todd Bowles declined to say who the favorite is to start at right guard.

Incumbent Willie Colon will face competition after failing miserably in the run game last year. Oday Aboushi, a fifth-round pick in 2013, is waiting in the wings.
May 21 - 9:11 AM

Owner Woody Johnson said the Jets continue to have sporadic dialogue regarding Muhammad Wilkerson's contract.

"But it’s got to be something that works for both sides," Johnson said. Wilkerson lost some leverage in talks when USC DT Leonard Williams slipped to the Jets at No. 6 overall. Wilkerson continues to stay away from team activities as he seeks a long-term extension that includes something around $40 million guaranteed.
May 21 - 8:27 AM

Jets OC Chan Gailey said there will be no quarterback competition heading into training camp, and Geno Smith will "probably" be the starter Week 1.

This comes as a big surprise. Gailey all but locked in Smith as his starter, basically saying Geno won't lose the job in training camp. Gailey went on to say Smith can "make every throw in the book." Smith's talent hasn't been his problem; turnovers in bunches have been the issue his first two seasons. It appears Ryan Fitzpatrick will open the summer as the clear No. 2.
May 20 - 2:55 PM

Stevan Ridley (knee) is participating in positional drills at Jets' OTAs.

Organized Team Activities are non-contact and extremely academic, so this isn't a huge surprise. Ridley is six months removed from surgery to repair his torn ACL. It's a sign that he'll be ready for the start of training camp.
May 20 - 11:13 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes second-year TE Jace Amaro "could make a nice leap forward" in new OC Chan Gailey's offense.

Cimini confirms Gailey is going to run spread, and Amaro played in a spread at Texas Tech before struggling in Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast offense last year. We don't anticipate Amaro jumping into the top-ten fantasy tight ends as a sophomore, but he certainly could become a viable matchup-based streamer. Amaro is 6-foot-5, 265. He ran 4.6-flat at his pre-draft Pro Day.
Source: ESPN.com
May 17 - 5:29 PM


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