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Stephen Hill remains behind David Nelson for No. 2 outside wideout duties.

Hill's troublesome knees haven't been an issue in camp, but production has. He's played 70 snaps and run 37 routes through two preseason games, yet has just one catch for 17 yards. Hill is unlikely to be a factor behind Eric Decker and slot man Jeremy Kerley even if he can catch up to Nelson before Week 1.
Aug 20 - 10:54 AM

Jets placed WR Shaq Evans on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

Earlier reports had Evans as waived/injured, which would have exposed him to waivers. Evans is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum. Reports in early August had Evans battling drops and "rarely making plays." Standing in at 6-foot-1, 213 pounds, Evans has average speed (4.51). He won't be guaranteed a roster spot in 2015.
Aug 19 - 6:13 PM

Jets OLB Quinton Coples shed 20-plus pounds in the offseason and is playing at 265.

Coples led the team in QB hurries last season, but wants to turn those hurries turn into sacks. He worked on his technique with former NFL pass rusher Chuck Smith over winter. Smith came away believing Coples has the ability to be "dominant." The Jets need Coples. Right now they're leaning on a pair of 34-year-olds in Calvin Pace and Jason Babin for productivity off the edge.
Aug 19 - 9:47 AM

Jets fourth-round WR Shaq Evans is undergoing shoulder surgery Tuesday.

Coach Rex Ryan recently said Evans is expected to miss the season. Evans' loss isn't a big one, just a blow to Gang Green's depth at receiver, but the Jets haven't seen much from their rookie class to date. Evans will likely spend his rookie year on injured reserve and come back to compete for a spot next spring.
Aug 19 - 9:12 AM

Jets coach Rex Ryan admitted Monday that CB Dee Milliner is dealing with a high-ankle sprain.

The admission comes one week after Ryan conceded that Milliner's Week 1 availability is "in doubt." The Jets are mixing and matching as they attempt to replace Milliner in their patchwork secondary.
Aug 18 - 2:26 PM

Fourth-round Jets WR Jalen Saunders (illness) was back at practice Monday.

The rookie experienced a "medical event" whilst driving to Jets practice Friday, and ended up spending two nights in the hospital. He'll be "eased back," but there doesn't appear to be any long-term concern. Saunders won't make a fantasy impact this season.
Aug 18 - 2:08 PM

Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro logged two catches for 24 yards in New York's second preseason game.

He posted a 2-18 line in the Jets' exhibition opener. Afterwards, hyperbolic coach Rex Ryan stated, "He kind of reminded me of (Mike) Ditka." Amaro took a step forward Saturday night, avoiding the drops that have plagued him throughout OTAs and camp. He's still not on the re-draft radar, but has a good chance to help New York's offense this season as a possession target underneath.
Aug 17 - 2:19 PM

Chris Johnson rushed ten times for 63 yards and caught two passes for one yard in the Jets' second preseason game Saturday night.

Johnson was given a surprisingly large workload, although it's worth noting Chris Ivory did not play. Despite whispers of a major receiving role out of Jets camp, Johnson has just four catches for 17 yards through two exhibition affairs. On the ground, he has 64 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown.
Aug 16 - 10:20 PM

Geno Smith completed 10-of-13 passes for 98 yards and an interception in the Jets' second preseason game Saturday night, adding four carries for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Smith led the Jets to three scoring drives, with both of the touchdowns coming against the Bengals' backups. He scored his touchdown on a read-option fake from one-yard out. Smith threw a bad pick on his third series on what appeared to be a mix-up with David Nelson, but it was an otherwise solid performance. Through two preseason games, Smith has completed 14-of-19 passes for 131 yards (9.4 YPA) with no touchdowns and an interception.
Aug 16 - 9:10 PM

Eric Decker is inactive for Saturday night's preseason game.

Decker has been dealing with a quad injury and won't play as a precaution. Jeff Cumberland, Jalen Saunders, and Chris Ivory are also sitting out.
Aug 16 - 5:39 PM

Rookie WR Jalen Saunders had a "medical incident" on his way to the Jets' practice facility Friday morning.

Originally reported as a single-car accident, it now appears Saunders did not crash his car. A league source said Saunders is "fine," but he "is being monitored as a precaution." The Jets declined to comment on the incident. Saunders will not play against the Bengals Saturday night.
Aug 16 - 1:18 PM

The Jets announced Friday that fourth-round pick Jalen Saunders was involved in a one-car accident on his way to the team facility.

Saunders was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons; there is no reason to believe he was seriously injured, or even injured at all for that matter. Saunders projects as the Jets' primary punt returner this season.
Aug 15 - 2:08 PM

The New York Post reports second-round TE Jace Amaro dropped passes in training camp "as if it was a job requirement."

We knew Amaro was struggling badly with drops, but this really puts it into perspective. Between Amaro and Stephen Hill -- who reportedly makes a highlight reel catch and follows it up with three drops -- botched passes have been plentiful in Jets camp. Amaro is only a Dynasty stash at this point.
Aug 15 - 9:24 AM

Fourth-round pick Jalen Saunders is expected to make the Jets' roster as their primary punt returner.

He'll "be no better than the fifth or sixth receiver." Saunders' Dynasty league outlook is similarly bleak. At just over 5-foot-8, 165, the odds are heavily against Saunders ever making a consistent impact in an NFL passing game.
Aug 13 - 9:21 PM

Jets S Antonio Allen is expected to start at cornerback in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals.

The Jets shifted Allen to corner on Monday, and plan to keep him there through at least the end of the week as they look to remedy their depth issues. "Well, if (Allen) can cover (A.J. Green), then he can cover them all," coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday. A linebacker/safety hybrid in college, Allen has essentially zero experience at corner, but the Jets like his man-to-man ability. Even if Allen shows better than expected, it would likely be a disaster were he forced in to major time at corner during the regular season.
Aug 12 - 10:28 PM


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