Player News - Jets

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NFL suspended Jets DL Sheldon Richardson one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

The suspension stems from a traffic incident last summer in which Richardson allegedly drove as fast as 143 miles per hour and attempted to evade the officer who was pulling him over. With Richardson on the sidelines Week 1, free-agent addition Jarvis Jenkins should see plenty of snaps. Despite his off-field troubles, the Jets activated Richardson's fifth-year option in April.
Jun 30 - 12:57 PM

The New York Daily News' Seth Walder left 2015 fourth-round QB Bryce Petty off his 53-man roster projection.

If (when) Ryan Fitzpatrick re-signs, the Jets will be faced with the option of keeping four quarterbacks or cutting either Geno Smith or Petty. Smith would be an easy cut if Petty or second-round rookie Christian Hackenberg showed well enough to earn the backup job, but that has not happened to this point and is extremely unlikely. Even if he does not get cut this year, Petty looks like he will go down as a wasted pick.
Jun 26 - 8:39 PM

Jets secondary coach Joe Danna said CB Marcus Williams has "made good improvements since last year."

Williams thinks the competition he's faced this offseason has helped in his progression. "I’ve been working on my press, working on playing outside a lot more and just getting better at little things," Williams said. "I think going against guys like Brandon Marshall and [Eric] Decker also helps a lot, too." Williams is the favorite for the No. 3 role behind Darrelle Revis and Buster Skrine, but he will have to hold off first-round bust Dee Milliner for the job.
Jun 26 - 8:34 PM

Jets LBs coach Mike Caldwell has been "pleasantly surprised" by first-round ILB Darron Lee's "professionalism."

"He comes into meetings and he's hungry to learn," Caldwell said of the No. 20 overall pick. "Sometimes you see rookies that think they know it all. He's eager to learn and he's soaking it all up and the older guys are helping him." Lee should be an immediate contributor in sub-packages, and could quickly push for an every-down role.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 26 - 2:38 PM

Second-year DE Leonard Williams says he feels more comfortable than he did last season.

Williams had a terrific rookie year by all accounts but the 22-year-old still sees room for improvement, particularly as a pass-rusher. "I know the playbook now, so I don’t have to think as much when I’m out there, I can just play," said Williams. "I think I did really well in the running game last year, so during the offseason I’ve been working on my pass rushing." Defensive line coach Pepper Johnson has also seen a change in Williams this offseason. "He came in with a maturity, a professionalism," said Johnson. "But he just has taken it to another level." All signs point to a breakout season for the former No. 6 overall pick.
Jun 26 - 10:43 AM

Jets OLB Trevor Reilly is on the roster bubble.

Reilly has been a useful special teams player for the Jets and has also contributed as a backup linebacker. However, the arrival of Jordan Jenkins and Freddie Bishop has put him firmly on the roster bubble. Reilly will need a stellar camp to preserve his roster spot.
Jun 26 - 10:24 AM
Zac Stacy - RB - Jets

Jets RB Zac Stacy (ankle) is on the roster bubble.

Saying he is on the bubble is actually being kind. If Khiry Robinson (broken leg) is able to come back healthy, there is little chance Stacy sticks on the final 53. Stacy missed the entire offseason program recovering from a broken ankle which landed him on injured reserve last November. He should be ready for training camp.
Jun 25 - 10:01 AM

The Jets want Brandon Marshall to play under 230 pounds this season.

"I got down to 230 last year but for the past five years my average (has) been around 234, 235," Marshall said. "But (coach Todd Bowles) said, 'Brandon you were so fast in Miami. That's what I want you at.'" If Marshall's conditioning was an issue last season, it was hidden by his monster 109/1,502/14 line. Marshall's playing weight will have zero effect on his 2016 fantasy status.
Jun 21 - 3:28 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini said the Jets expect OLB Lorenzo Mauldin to be an every-down player.

The only semi-proven outside linebacker on the roster, the Jets have little choice but to give Mauldin a significant role. On the bright side, he reportedly looked good throughout the offseason program. New York will hope third-round pick Jordan Jenkins can step up to fill the starting role opposite Mauldin.
Source: ESPN
Jun 21 - 9:52 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects Dee Milliner to push for the No. 3 corner job.

An epic first-round bust, Milliner has been limited to just 21 games over three seasons due to injuries and did not play a snap on defense last year. The Jets are thin at corner, however, and Milliner theoretically has more talent than current No. 3 Marcus Williams. If he can stay healthy, he should push Williams in camp. Darrelle Revis (wrist) and Buster Skrine are locked into the top two spots.
Source: ESPN
Jun 21 - 9:45 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini believes the Jets will keep four quarterbacks if free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick re-signs.

This would be great news for 2015 fourth-rounder Bryce Petty, who likely finds himself at the bottom of the depth chart after the Jets spent a second-round pick on Christian Hackenberg. New York could also decide to move on from Geno Smith if Petty or Hackenberg shows enough in camp to earn the backup role. Petty believes he has made "night-and-day" improvements since last season, but the Jets showed what they thought of his development by selecting Hackenberg.
Source: ESPN
Jun 20 - 9:57 AM

According to the New York Post's Brian Costello, Jets second-year DE Leonard Williams "looks ready for a breakout season."

If Williams has another level, it's going to put him in the J.J. Watt and Fletcher Cox territory among 3-4 ends. Last year's No. 6 overall pick, Williams played 827 snaps and was borderline-dominant, especially against the run. He was Pro Football Focus' 7th-ranked 3-4 end. If Williams can become more of a pass-rush force, the sky is the limit. Williams fell into the Jets' lap last April.
Jun 19 - 10:38 AM

According to ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini, retired LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson is "intent on staying retired."

Cimini wondered aloud if the Giants would have interest in trying to lure "Brick" out of retirement since they tried to trade for Eugene Monroe and now are courting him as a free agent. Ferguson is still only 32, and seemed to be forced out of New York when the Jets asked him to accept a pay cut.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 19 - 10:17 AM

Jets OLBs coach Mark Collins said second-year UDFA Deion Barnes is "probably the most improved young player at any position."

Barnes was Freshman of the Year at Penn State back in 2012, but his play slipped when the program went downhill. He signed with the Jets as an UDFA last spring and spent all year on the practice squad. As the Jets completely rebuild at outside linebacker, Barnes appears to be in the mix for snaps.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 19 - 10:10 AM

Jets franchise-tagged RE Muhammad Wilkerson refused to say if he will skip training camp.

"I'm not going to answer that question right now because there's no deal in place," Wilkerson said. "Nobody knows what can happen." With the two sides not expected to work out a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline, Wilkerson has the option to either sign his franchise tender or sit out the season. The latter is highly unlikely considering he would lose $924,000 for every skipped game, but he could sit out most of camp to express his displeasure. Wilkerson is probably entering his final season with the Jets.
Source: ESPN
Jun 18 - 10:34 AM


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