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Jets RBs coach Anthony Lynn confirmed Chris Ivory is the favorite to be the Jets' goal-line back this season.

"If we were playing tomorrow, Chris Ivory would be on the goal line, obviously," Lynn said. "Sometimes in those situations you have an extra defender that you can’t block, and you need a back that can take him on." Ivory weighs over 220 pounds and will serve as the short-yardage vulture while Chris Johnson operates as the Jets' lead back between the twenties. Ivory may still struggle for weekly start-ability in fantasy leagues barring a CJ?K injury.
Jul 29 - 9:31 AM

Second-year TE Zach Sudfeld has reportedly been the most impressive tight end so far at Jets camp.

Jeff Cumberland has been "relatively quiet," while second-round pick Jace Amaro has generally struggled and missed time with knee tendinitis. Positive news on Sudfeld may generate eyerolls in the fantasy community, but he still offers plus athleticism and stands 6'7/253. He probably won't make any fantasy noise in New York this season, but is worth monitoring in deep Dynasty leagues.
Jul 27 - 9:48 PM

First-round SS Calvin Pryor is sidelined at Jets camp with a concussion.

Pryor was not known to have suffered any concussions at Louisville, where he missed only one career game. He did give other players concussions, frequently knocking opponents out of games. If Pryor progresses smoothly and gets medical clearance, he may only miss a handful of practices.
Jul 27 - 2:17 PM

Jets activated RG Willie Colon (knee, biceps) from the camp/PUP list.

He only sat on PUP for four days. Colon is the Jets' starting right guard, with sophomore Brian Winters as the favorite to man left guard. The tackles are D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Breno Giacomini with Nick Mangold at center.
Jul 27 - 1:33 PM

NFL Network's Kimberly Jones observes Jets second-round TE Jace Amaro's opening week of practice at training camp "has not been impressive."

The NFL has Amaro's head spinning after playing in Texas Tech's basic, no-huddle offense. Reports in the spring suggested Amaro "looked lost" at minicamp. There isn't a ton of re-draft appeal here, but the long-term outlook on Amaro obviously remains pretty optimistic as a 6-foot-5 seam-stretching threat. Jeff Cumberland is likely to handle the No. 1 tight end duties for the Jets in 2014.
Jul 27 - 12:15 PM

According to the New York Post, the Jets put Chris Johnson "in motion" and "flexed him out as a wide receiver quite a few times" during his first practice of training camp Thursday.

Johnson played some receiver at East Carolina. Playing wideout and slot could give the Jets increased flexibility on offense, perhaps with CJ?K and Chris Ivory on the field together in some formations. "Having that kind of game-breaker out of the backfield certainly will get your attention," coach Rex Ryan said. "The kid at Buffalo, Spiller, is one of those guys that has that kind of speed. Chris, obviously, your antenna is up every time he comes out of that backfield. If he motions out, the DBs know, like wait a second, here’s a 4.2. You’ll approach him differently than you would most halfbacks." Johnson remains a dicey RB2/flex in re-draft leagues.
Jul 25 - 1:36 PM

Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to Jets practice Friday.

We found Ivory's hamstring tweak noteworthy on Thursday because he dealt with hamstring troubles for much of 2013 training camp, but we don't typically post in-practice injuries in July and August unless they are pretty clearly serious. Ivory is fine. He's an interesting late RB3/flex pick this year.
Jul 25 - 1:21 PM

ESPN New York expects Eric Decker to be amongst the league leaders in targets.

The reasons are obvious. The Jets have a ramshackle receiver corps beyond their new No. 1, and an equally raw and uninspiring group of tight ends. Decker is going to sorely miss catching passes from Peyton Manning, but could indeed improve on the 137 looks he drew a season ago. That was good for 18th in the league. Decker is a borderline WR2 for fantasy purposes.
Jul 24 - 8:55 PM

Jets OLB Antwan Barnes (ACL surgery) remains without a timetable for a return.

Barnes has been cleared for sprints and "quick-step drills," but coach Rex Ryan was coy when asked about Barnes' timetable. Barnes' roster spot could be up in the air after the Jets signed Jason Babin.
Jul 24 - 8:42 PM

Chris Ivory sat out team drills Thursday with a "little bit" of a hamstring injury.

We don't normally post minor training camp injuries, but it's notable whenever Ivory's troublesome hamstring flares up. It's just a reminder that even if Ivory runs circles around Chris Johnson in camp, he can't be trusted as anything more than an RB3/4 for fantasy purposes.
Jul 24 - 1:28 PM

Michael Vick got just four first-team reps on the first day of Jets camp, compared to 13 for Geno Smith.

As expected, the starting job is clearly Smith's to lose. "I think that's already been addressed as far as who the starter is. There's no more speculation about that," Vick said Wednesday.
Jul 24 - 12:27 PM

The New York Daily News reiterates that the Jets' quarterback job is Geno Smith's to lose.

The Jets are calling it a competition between Smith and Michael Vick, but that's a case of semantics. The Daily News says the battle is really between "Good Geno and Bad Geno," with Vick an "innocent bystander." Smith is expected to get roughly 75 percent of the first-team reps as camp opens. "If he doesn't screw up in July and August, the job will belong to him," writes beat man Manish Mehta.
Jul 24 - 9:02 AM

Chris Johnson (knee) has been medically cleared for training camp.

Coach Rex Ryan described CJ?K as "flying" during his Wednesday conditioning run, which isn't surprising because Johnson has always possessed blazing straight-line speed. Johnson underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus this past January, but it was never expected to threaten his training camp status. He's expected to be 1A to Chris Ivory's 1B in the Jets' 2014 backfield.
Jul 23 - 7:58 PM

Jets placed RG Willie Colon (knee, biceps) on the active/PUP list.

OLB Antwan Barnes (knee) joins him, as he's recovering from a torn ACL. Colon tore his biceps in the season finale before undergoing a knee scope during the spring. He's not expected to miss much time during camp, but the injuries have been racking up for Colon during his career. He'll be ready by Week 1.
Jul 23 - 1:24 PM

Jets signed DL Jason Babin to a two-year deal.

The second year of the contract is a team option. Financial details were not immediately available, but we'd expect little guaranteed money for a 34-year-old player that was cut by the Jaguars a month ago. It's still a nice flier for the Jets, as Rex Ryan has squeezed plenty out of defensive players with far less ability. Babin led the Jags with 7.5 sacks and 19 quarterback pressures a year ago, and earned a top-nine pass-rushing grade among defensive ends in PFF's rankings. He profiles as depth off the edge and a situational pass-rusher in New York.
Jul 23 - 11:32 AM


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