Player News - Jets

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ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes Matt Forte could see some time out of the slot as a pass catcher.

Cimini referenced C.J. Spiller, who has a similar pass-catching skill set to Forte, catching 115 passes between 2011 and 2013 under Gailey in Buffalo. Gailey uses a ton of four-wide sets, which could lead to Forte and Eric Decker inside and Brandon Marshall and Devin Smith out wide. It'd also be a way to get both Forte and Khiry Robinson on the field. Forte has big PPR potential in 2016.
Source: ESPN.com
May 29 - 10:29 AM

Jets TE Jace Amaro expects to be involved in the pass game.

The Jets had only eight catches from their tight ends last season. Amaro’s return has potential to give them an upgrade, but he isn’t a roster lock after missing all of 2015. Even if he starts, Amaro projects for a low-volume role.
May 28 - 8:21 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini called WR Devin Smith (ACL) "doubtful" for Week 1.

Smith will begin camp on the PUP list after tearing his ACL in December, and it is certainly possible he sticks on the list into the regular season. After struggling mightily as a rookie, this injury will likely prevent Smith from contributing much if at all as a sophomore. The Jets have serious questions at receiver behind starters Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
May 28 - 10:46 AM

Coach Todd Bowles confirmed third-year TE Jace Amaro is on the roster bubble.

The Jets' tight end depth is in a sorry state. Along with Amaro, Kellen Davis and Zach Sudfeld round out the top three. The Jets received a league-low 10 catches from their tight ends last season. It's possible they simply don't plan on using the position, instead opting for an extra tackle in blocking situations or using four receivers. Amaro missed all of 2015 with a torn labrum.
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 9:37 AM

Jets DL Sheldon Richardson said he's back down to 309 pounds after playing closer to 320 last season.

That's closer to where Richardson played as a rookie in 2013. Richardson believes it will help him get downfield more. "He was a little heavier last year," coach Todd Bowles said. "Sheldon's a good athlete. He holds it well. He can move, but, being a little bit lighter for him will play into his benefit." The concern for Richardson's 2016 isn't his weight, but a possible suspension after he was arrested on traffic and resisting arrest charges last summer. The case has been resolved, so an NFL ruling should come sometime this summer.
Source: NJ.com
May 26 - 6:47 PM

Brandon Marshall is not participating at Jets OTAs.

Eric Decker is skipping to protest the Jets' failure to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, but Marshall's absence is unrelated. Still, it's confirmation the Jets are conducting OTAs without three team leaders coming off terrific 2015 campaigns. Somehow, someway, the Jets need to get Fitzpatrick under contract.
May 25 - 11:29 PM

The New York Post reports Eric Decker is skipping Jets OTAs "because he is upset the organization has yet to sign Ryan Fitzpatrick."

The Jets' inability to re-sign their quarterback has not only left the depth chart all but barren, it is alienating other players in the locker room. Decker is trying to "send a message," according to beat writer Brian Costello. Decker's absence from voluntary workouts is not violating any rules. Jets second-year GM Mike Maccagnan arrived in New York flush with salary cap space following the frugal John Idzik area. At present, Gang Green has just $3.154 million available, the third lowest amount in the league.
May 25 - 10:16 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles stopped short of saying Darrelle Revis (wrist) will be ready for training camp.

"I can't answer that completely, but I hope he will," said Bowles. Revis had pins removed from his surgically-repaired wrist last month and will miss OTAs. The Jets are likely to limit his camp reps even if he’s cleared.
May 25 - 4:29 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini called UDFA WR Jalin Marshall a "player to watch" this summer.

Marshall received a $12,500 signing bonus from the Jets, an unusually high number for an undrafted free agent. The Ohio State alum is very much a project but his expertise on returns could lead to playing time right away. Last year, the Jets ranked 26th out of 32 teams in kick return average.
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 9:20 AM

NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater said Jets RB Khiry Robinson "could" take on some short-yardage work.

Slater is not making a definitive statement on what Robinson's role will be, but it would make sense for the Jets to use him in short-yardage situations. Matt Forte has never been good near the goal line, and Bilal Powell does not fit the mold of a power back. Robinson does, and it would not be surprising if he saw most of his work around the end zone. He is a real threat to Forte's touchdown total.
May 21 - 9:46 AM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta thinks "there's a very good chance" Darrelle Revis moves to safety in "the next couple years."

In the first year of a five-year, $70 million deal, Revis started showing signs of decline, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 39 cover corner after annually finishing in the top three. He was susceptible to the deep ball, allowing over 14.6 YPR to opposing receivers. Revis could take the Charles Woodson route and move to safety. It's unclear if he'd be willing to do it, though.
May 18 - 12:30 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini said the Jets and franchise-tagged DE Muhammad Wilkerson "aren't close" to a long-term contract.

This is not a new development, but it is important to note after the Jets failed to trade Wilkerson during the draft. There have not been any signs the two sides will work out a deal, making it likely Wilkerson plays out the year under the terms of the tag before hitting the open market next spring. The deadline for an agreement is July 15.
Source: ESPN
May 17 - 9:57 AM

Jets OC Chan Gailey praised second-round QB Christian Hackenberg's "intelligence" and "decision-making."

"When he played in a pro-style offense as a freshman, he handled that extremely well," Gailey said. "There were a lot of positives." Unfortunately for Hackenberg, there were also a lot of negatives, most notably his inability to consistently put the ball on target. Hackenberg is a project in every sense of the word, but New York's current situation at quarterback could force him to play sooner than he should.
May 17 - 9:47 AM

Jets QB Bryce Petty believes he's made "night-and-day" improvement since being the No. 103 overall pick of last year's draft.

"For me, it's a process," Petty said. "Just watching film, I'm seeing things. I played Madden the other day, and it's not just picking run plays anymore. It's like, 'Oh, they've got an under front (on defense).' You start picking up things differently. That's exciting for me." We wouldn't exactly consider it encouraging that Petty mentioned Madden when talking about his supposed improvement. All signs still point toward Petty being the odd man out if the Jets re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick. GM Mike Maccagnan didn't even mention Petty when discussing his quarterbacks earlier this month.
Source: NJ.com
May 16 - 2:00 PM

NJ Advance Media's Dom Cosentino would not "rule out" franchise-tagged DE Muhammad Wilkerson holding out into training camp.

With the draft in the rear-view mirror and any hope of a trade gone, the two sides are now left with the choice of working out a long-term contract or swallowing the terms of the franchise tag. Wilkerson could also choose to hold out, but that would not do much to help his situation considering he is not allowed to sign a long-term deal after July 15. Unless the two sides surprisingly work something out, Wilkerson will play out this season under the tag before hitting the open market next spring.
May 14 - 10:53 AM


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