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Jets signed WR Jeremy Kerley to a four-year, $16 million extension through 2018.

The deal includes $5.4 million guaranteed. It's a lot of money for a run-of-the-mill slot man. The timing is odd, as the Jets just acquired Percy Harvin, and Kerley is mired in an underwhelming season. Kerley was heading into the final year of his rookie contract, however. The deal almost certainly doesn't include any guaranteed money beyond 2015. The Jets now have each of Kerley, Harvin and Eric Decker signed through 2018. Gang Green is placing a premium on wideout after getting caught short at the position in 2013.
Oct 21 - 2:41 PM

Percy Harvin admits he was frustrated with his role in Seattle, but denies that he has anger-management issues.

"I wanted to get downfield a little bit more," Harvin said of his Seahawks usage. Harvin also said he has "not one" issue with Russell Wilson, and denied refusing to go back into Seattle's Week 6 loss to the Cowboys. We'd expect nothing less than across-the-board denials, but it doesn't mean much. The situation is bound to remain he said/she said. Harvin will begin his Jets tenure as a WR3 with room to grow.
Oct 20 - 1:58 PM

A source tells the Seattle Times that Percy Harvin got into an altercation with Golden Tate during Super Bowl week last season, resulting in a black eye for Tate.

This confirms an initial report from The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein. A source also tells the Seattle Times that Harvin had an altercation with Doug Baldwin in August that resulted in Baldwin getting a cut on his chin. A final straw was reportedly Harvin balking about going back into last week's game against Dallas, possibly angry over not being used more early on. Zierlein was told "Harvin's anger issues are just too much to deal with and he could single handedly bring down team chemistry."
Oct 18 - 1:46 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks had been shopping Percy Harvin for weeks.

Multiple reports suggest Harvin's "anger management issues" led to his trade to the Jets. For the Seahawks, moving on from his contract gets them out of what's left on his $11 million base salary. Harvin has no guaranteed money beyond this year and would have been a release-candidate after the season regardless. It's still an admission of failure from Seattle after they gave up first- and seventh-round picks last year, and a 2014 third-rounder for Harvin. The Seahawks will save $6.47 million in cap space by trading him, which should help towards extending Russell Wilson.
Oct 17 - 7:41 PM

Jets acquired WR Percy Harvin from the Seahawks in exchange for a conditional mid-round draft pick.

Multiple reports suggest Harvin had become a nuisance in the Seahawks' locker room, but he wasn't particularly effective on the field in Seattle, either. The moves leaves the Seahawks with Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse as their top two receivers, while Jets GM John Idzik is using his Seattle ties in an attempt to upgrade Geno Smith's supporting cast. Harvin had just one game over 50 receiving yards this season and reportedly "wasn't viewed as a fit." With Harvin gone, rookie burner Paul Richardson and deep threat Ricardo Lockette are candidates to take over as Seattle's No. 3 receiver. Harvin is due a non-guaranteed $41.5 million over the next four seasons.
Oct 17 - 5:31 PM

Percy Harvin (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 7 at St. Louis.

Harvin was added to the injury report on Thursday when he missed practice with a thigh injury. His availability is now a question mark, though the Seahawks have not shown any outward worry that Harvin would miss the game. The Seahawks-Rams game has a 1PM ET start, so we will know Harvin's status before any games are played on Sunday. TE Luke Willson is also listed as questionable.
Oct 17 - 4:29 PM

Jeff Cumberland caught 3-of-4 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

The score was Cumberland's third of the season, while the three-catch effort was just his third. Cumberland will head into Week 8 the owner of a 15/154/1 line.
Oct 17 - 12:44 AM

Jeremy Kerley caught 2-of-5 targets for 29 yards in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

One of Kerley's missed connections was a nine-yard touchdown that got called back by a holding penalty on OG Oday Aboushi. Kerley has now topped 30 yards in just 2-of-7 games this season. He's gasping for WR4/5 value in PPR leagues.
Oct 17 - 12:40 AM

Bilal Powell suffered a foot injury in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

Powell went down in the second half, and did not return. He had two touches for 19 yards before departing, and took two snaps out of the wild cat. One was a rush, the other a handoff to Chris Johnson. The Jets' No. 3 running back has touched the ball just 17 times this season.
Oct 17 - 12:34 AM

Jace Amaro caught 3-of-5 targets for 22 yards in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

Coming off the best game of his rookie season, Amaro had a night to forget. One of his two missed targets was an absolutely brutal second-quarter drop. The Jets need Amaro to keep becoming a bigger part of the offense, but there will be more inconsistency and growing pains. He's just a low-end TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Oct 17 - 12:16 AM

Eric Decker caught 4-of-7 passes for 65 yards in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

All things considered, it wasn't a terrible night on Darrelle Revis Island, but not an effort that got fantasy owners' weeks off to a roaring start. The best news is, Decker looked 100 percent healthy, and now has 10 days to rest his troublesome hamstring for Week 8 against the Bills. Decker should begin trending back toward WR2 status after his injury rendered him a WR3 for the better part of the season's first seven games.
Oct 17 - 12:07 AM

Chris Johnson rushed 13 times for 61 yards in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots, adding two catches for an additional 19 yards.

Both the touches and yards were Johnson's most since Week 1. It was a game-plan specific outcome, as the Jets were committed to running the ball down New England's throat. CJ?K still got-touched 25-15 by Chris Ivory, and out-gained 125-80. Johnson will remain a middling FLEX play for Week 8, as the Jets will be doing battle with the Bills' elite run defense.
Oct 17 - 12:02 AM

Chris Ivory rushed 21 times for 107 yards and a touchdown in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots, catching four passes for an additional 18 yards.

Ivory was running wild from the opening series, flattening defenders who took him on head on, and dragging the ones who tried to bring him down from behind. He ran his usual circles around Chris Johnson, and out-touched him 25-15. The 20-carry effort was Ivory's first of the season, while the 100-yard day on the ground was his first since Week 1. Ivory will head into New York's Week 8 matchup with the Bills averaging 4.90 yards per carry. The bad news is, Buffalo is permitting just 2.8 yards per tote, rendering Ivory a low-end RB2.
Oct 16 - 11:58 PM

Geno Smith completed 20-of-34 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown in New York's 27-25, Week 7 loss to the Patriots, adding seven rushes for 37 yards.

It was a gutsy performance from the Jets' beleaguered signal caller, as he hung in a frantic pocket and kept the chains moving for an offense committed to the run. There were bad decisions, his second sack in particular, but Smith was calm and composed, taking hits and getting up. He took a scary-looking shot to his left knee in the fourth quarter, but missed only one play. At least for one week, the performance should quell questions about Smith's job security. He gets the Bills' stout defensive line in Week 8.
Oct 16 - 11:46 PM

Percy Harvin (thigh) was held out of Thursday's practice.

Harvin was also "DNP" on Wednesday, but it was designated "not injury related." Harvin missed last Thursday's practice with his thigh issue before ultimately being listed as "probable." There's no reason to expect any different this week. Harvin will be a boom-or-bust WR2 against the Rams.
Oct 16 - 7:20 PM

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