Player News - Jets

Date: Team: Pos:

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports the Jets believe free agent Geno Smith (ACL) could be sidelined until September.

Smith went under the knife in early-November. There's been talk of a potential return to Gang Green, but Cimini reports Smith's knee could be a stumbling block. Still in the middle of his rehab, Smith might not have much of a market next week.
Feb 28 - 5:44 PM

In an interview with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, impending free agent Geno Smith (ACL) said he would be "fine" with a backup role.

Smith made it clear his goal is to be a starter, but he is willing to "start from the bottom" and "climb [his] way back to the top" if necessary. He also did not rule out a return to the Jets, saying "all possibilities are on the table." Smith is currently recovering from an ACL tear he suffered in late October, but he expects to be ready for training camp. Where that camp will be is a question which should be answered in the next several weeks.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 27 - 7:13 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini reiterated New York will "almost certainly" try to trade DE Sheldon Richardson over the next couple weeks.

Richardson is a man without a position in New York. Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams are the Jets' top two 3-4 ends, and coach Todd Bowles was forced to move Richardson around, giving him some reps at linebacker. He's a three-technique tackle and one of the better interior pass rushers in the league. The Jets will likely try to get a first-rounder in return, but may have to settle for a day-two pick. Richardson has one year left on his contract at $8.069 million, which becomes guaranteed March 9.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 27 - 9:49 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini considers Brandon Shell a leading candidate to replace Breno Giacomini at right tackle.

The Jets are overhauling their offensive line after cutting Giacomini, Ryan Clady and Nick Mangold. Shell made three starts as a rookie last season, all at right tackle. Albeit in a small sample, Shell earned strong PFF marks and shined as a pass blocker. Unless the Jets upgrade in the draft or free agency, there's a good chance Shell will open the year as their starting right tackle.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 26 - 9:30 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini doesn't think the Jets have given up on impending free agent Geno Smith.

While Cimini agrees Smith might benefit from a change of scenery, he also points out that it wouldn't cost much to retain him. Smith hinted at a return to New York with a cryptic tweet earlier this week: "Don't act surprised ... that's all I'm going to say!" Smith could be agreeable to a one-year, prove-it deal. Smith's Week 7 ACL tear will keep his suitors few and his price tag down.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 26 - 9:14 AM

Jets C Wesley Johnson is expected to take over for Nick Mangold.

Johnson is a restricted free agent but will be back after making eight starts last year. The Jets plan to move forward with him as a low-cost replacement for Mangold. Mangold's release could force the Jets to give Johnson a second-round tender ($2.8 million).
Feb 25 - 3:29 PM

Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta said the Ravens are looking to add a possession receiver.

"I think we're looking for a guy that can catch the ball, move the chains and get critical first downs when needed," DeCosta said. Brandon Marshall would seem to fit that description, and The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec has already written the Ravens "would at least inquire" if the Jets release him. Baltimore also has a long history of signing veteran receivers at the tail end of their careers, and Marshall would not count towards the compensatory pick formula if he is released. It all makes too much sense to actually happen.
Feb 25 - 9:24 AM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano thinks it's a "good bet" the Jets will ask Eric Decker to take a pay cut.

Coming off major shoulder and hip surgeries, Decker is due a $7.25 million salary and slated to count $8.75 million against the cap. He's not expected to be ready for spring practices. If Decker declines a pay cut, the Jets could end up releasing him and save $5.75 million against the cap. Brandon Marshall seems more likely to be cut, but it's not out of the question both could be gone.
Source: SNY
Feb 24 - 9:31 AM

Robby Anderson will train with former NFL receiver Chad Johnson this offseason.

Anderson also worked with Johnson leading up to last year's draft. Johnson has dabbled in coaching before, working as a guest instructor at Browns training camp last summer. He and Anderson share some similarities as thin-framed outside receivers with game-changing speed. Anderson's arrow is pointing up after finishing sixth among rookies with 587 receiving yards last season.
Feb 21 - 3:21 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins agreed to a plea deal in his DUI case which will keep him out of jail.

Seferian-Jenkins was charged with DUI last September, but he pleaded down to a reckless driving charge. He was sentenced to one year of probation, 50 hours of community service, and DUI school. He will also pay a $500 fine. Despite escaping jail time, Seferian-Jenkins is likely facing a two-game suspension.
Source: TMZ
Feb 16 - 12:57 PM

NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater believes there is an "80 percent" chance the Jets release FS Marcus Gilchrist (knee).

Gilchrist has been relatively effective since signing a four-year deal prior to the 2015 season, but he suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in early December. He is likely headed for the PUP list at the very least to begin training camp and possibly the season. The Jets can save $4.625 million against the cap by releasing him.
Feb 14 - 9:27 AM

NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater believes there is a "60 percent" chance the Jets release Brandon Marshall.

Marshall is owed $7.5 million in the final year of his deal, all of which the Jets can save against the cap by releasing him. New York will certainly attempt to trade Marshall before cutting him, but either way it will be something of a surprise if the veteran remains on the roster. If the Jets really want to blow it up, they can save $5.75 million against the cap by releasing Eric Decker.
Feb 14 - 9:11 AM

The Jets are expected to make re-signing impending free agent OT Ben Ijalana a priority.

The former second-round pick of the Colts made 13 starts last season, with six coming at right tackle and seven on the left side after LT Ryan Clady (shoulder) went on I.R. Ijalana graded out poorly at Pro Football Focus, but the draw to him is his versatility. The Jets need to aim higher at left tackle.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 13 - 9:44 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said Matt Forte is "staying" for 2017.

The 31-year-old is due $4 million and coming off knee surgery, but Forte's roster spot doesn't appear to be in jeopardy. With that said, there's a strong likelihood Forte's role will be scaled back after getting outplayed by Bilal Powell down the stretch. Forte's fantasy arrow is pointing down.
Feb 11 - 11:32 AM

According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, teams are only willing to trade a third-round pick for Jets RE Sheldon Richardson.

Cimini fully expects the Jets to shop Richardson, citing the team's "surplus of defensive linemen" and Richardson's immaturity. Moving Richardson would also free up $8.1 million in cap space. The Jets were hoping to get a first-rounder for Richardson leading up to the trade deadline, but nobody took the bait. If the Jets are serious about moving him, they'll need to lower their asking price.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 11 - 11:08 AM


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