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Kyle Wilson is expected to remain the Jets' nickel corner this season.

Wilson has been mentioned as a possible release candidate, but enters training camp as the favorite to return in the slot. The Newark Star-Ledger projects Dimitri Patterson to start opposite Dee Milliner, with rookie Dexter McDougle, Darrin Walls, and Ras-I Dowling competing for roles in sub packages. 27-year-old Wilson is entering a make-or-break year in 2014.
Jul 12 - 8:36 PM
Tajh Boyd - QB - Jets

Sixth-round QB Tajh Boyd admitted that he's struggled to pick up the Jets' offense.

"I've got a lot of work to do as far as me understanding," he said. "The type of offense is totally different. You're running a true West Coast." Boyd didn't take any snaps under center in Clemson's Pistol Option and will need time to adjust to a pro-style offense. He's competing with Matt Simms for the Jets' No. 3 quarterback job.
Jul 11 - 6:58 PM

Jets OLB Antwan Barnes (knee) anticipates being ready for the start of training camp.

Barnes blew out his ACL in Week 5, which should be plenty of time for him to have a successful recovery. He'll compete for a reserve role behind starters Quinton Coples and Calvin Pace. Barnes has 20.5 sacks the past four seasons.
Jul 9 - 3:54 PM

Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg referred to Chris Johnson as a "first-ballot Hall of Famer."

First-ballot HOF running backs, even on the downside of their careers, don't typically share carries. So if Mornhinweg truly believes Johnson belongs in that category, he'll be a good bet to hold off Chris Ivory. Johnson recently stated he doesn't believe the Jets' backfield will be a timeshare. We suspect it's probably only a matter of time before CJ?K begins complaining about his workload.
Jul 4 - 11:25 AM

Chris Johnson believes he will not be involved in a timeshare with Chris Ivory on the Jets.

"As for the timeshare and all that, it won't be an issue I'm pretty sure," said Johnson. "... At the end of the day, if I continue to play like I've been playing, they're going to keep handing the ball off to me." It's worth noting that incumbent starter Ivory averaged 4.58 yards per carry last season. Johnson averaged 3.86. There's a good case to be made that Ivory is the Jets' best runner.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 2 - 9:56 PM

Chris Johnson (knee surgery) said he's been "pretty much cleared" by Dr. James Andrews.

Johnson underwent an offseason scope to repair a meniscus tear he sustained in Week 3 last season. "I wouldn't label myself at 100 percent, but very close," he said. "In the 90s." Johnson is expected to be a full-go at training camp, where he'll try to seize control of this hot-hand backfield in front of Chris Ivory. Given his uninspiring tape over the last three years (4.12 YPC, 16 touchdowns), we're not expecting CJ?K to earn much more than 200 carries.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 2 - 8:41 AM

Jets S Rontez Miles underwent offseason hip surgery.

A second-year UDFA out of California (PA), Miles spent the majority of 2013 on the Jets' practice squad. At 6'0/203, he's a big hitter whom ESPN New York mentions as a sleeper to "make a move in training camp" and contribute. Miles posted a 36.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump at the 2013 Combine.
Jul 1 - 12:53 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said the team hopes rookie WR Jalen Saunders emerges as the primary punt returner.

At only 165 pounds, it is unlikely Saunders ever develops into an offensive contributor. He was stellar on punt returns in college, however, and could become a special teams weapon for the Jets. Saunders averaged 15.4 yards per punt return and scored two return touchdowns for Oklahoma last season.
Jun 28 - 10:21 AM

Jets S Dawan Landry worked with the second-team defense during spring practices.

Landry will need a strong camp if he wants to crack the starting lineup. Rookie S Calvin Pryor is almost guaranteed to start, and S Antonio Allen is the clear front-runner for the other starting job. Even though Landry is unlikely to start, he should see plenty of snaps in the Jets' three-safety alignment.
Jun 28 - 10:02 AM

Jets RBs coach Anthony Lynn indicated the team will limit Chris Johnson's usage in an effort to "keep him fresh."

The Jets may believe Johnson would produce more big plays if given fewer carries. "He's got some miles on him," Lynn acknowledged. "So we're going to have to be strategic in how we use him, and when we use him, to keep him fresh so that he can be the explosive guy that I know that he can be." Lynn suggested Johnson, Chris Ivory, and Bilal Powell will all be involved. With declining volume, Johnson is going to be a dicey RB2 fantasy investment.
Jun 25 - 9:10 PM

Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg said Jace Amaro needs to make a "host" of adjustments in order to get comfortable in a pro-style system.

Amaro is coming from Texas Tech's no-huddle spread attack, in which he acted as a slot receiver and ran very simple routes. ESPN New York says he struggled in last week's minicamp, looking lost at times. Amaro is going to be the pass-catching complement to in-line option Jeff Cumberland and has a nice opportunity on a Jets team in dire need of weaponry, but there's going to be a learning curve (as there is with the vast majority of rookie tight ends). Amaro is just a late-round flier in re-draft formats.
Jun 24 - 6:12 PM

Jeff Cumberland is already running behind Jace Amaro in pass-oriented personnel packages.

Cumberland is going to be the in-line complement to Amaro, who is essentially a rocked-up wideout. Cumberland will be lucky to reach last year's 26-398-4 line.
Jun 24 - 5:37 PM

The New York Post considers David Nelson the "favorite" for the Jets' No. 2 receiver job.

Beat writer Brian Costello gives Nelson the edge over Stephen Hill and others, "judging from OTA and minicamp snaps." Nelson has a sure pair of mitts as a possession receiver. He won't stretch the field, but offers a big target at 6'5/215. Whoever ends up as the No. 2 to Eric Decker is unlikely to be a fantasy asset.
Jun 24 - 8:55 AM

ESPN New York expects the Jets to try signing RE Muhammad Wilkerson to an extension before the start of the season.

The Jets exercised Wilkerson's fifth-year club option in April, so he's under team control through 2015 at $7.2 million. There's no urgency to get a deal done now, but GM John Idzik could look to maximize leverage and extend Wilkerson while he still has two years left on his contract. The Jets have the fourth most cap space in the league at $22.97 million.
Jun 21 - 9:27 PM

Jets OL Oday Aboushi received reps with the first-team offense at both guard spots during minicamp.

With Willie Colon (biceps, knee) sidelined, Aboushi and Brian Winters were the Jets' starting guards at OTAs. The Jets expect Colon to be ready for camp, but his effectiveness coming off two major injuries is a concern. Aboushi is a candidate to start over one of Colon or Winters this season.
Jun 21 - 2:36 PM


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