Player News - Jets

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Jets promoted QBs coach Jeremy Bates to offensive coordinator.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports they are "expected" to promote Bates, which means it is going to happen. It is a quick turnaround for Bates, who spent several years out of the league after a rocky one-year stint as Seattle's coordinator in 2010. He clearly made an impression in his first year with the Jets, however, and reportedly "had a significant role" in game-planning under ex-OC John Morton. No matter how good of a coach he is, Bates' success will hinge on the Jets' ability to find a quarterback.
Jan 22 - 10:38 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini said he'd be "surprised" if the Jets cut Robby Anderson following his arrest Friday morning in Florida.

It's Anderson's second arrest since joining the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2016. The Temple alum was highly productive in 2017, leading the team in both receiving yards (941) and touchdowns (seven). The details from Anderson's latest arrest are deeply troubling—he threatened a police officer's wife after being stopped for driving 60 mph over the speed limit—but Cimini believes he'll get another chance if he shows contrition. However, a third strike would likely be it for Anderson, who is due a reasonable $630,000 in 2018. Clearly the 24-year-old has some growing up to do.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 21 - 8:18 AM

Robby Anderson was arrested and charged with harm to a public servant/family, reckless driving, eluding police, and resisting arrest Friday morning in Florida.

Anderson was arrested in Florida last offseason as well at a music festival. This one sounds a bit more serious, however, though little details are known at this point. Coming off a breakout 2017, this is the last thing Anderson needs.
Jan 19 - 1:00 PM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports Jets QBs coach Jeremy Bates is a "strong candidate" to replace ex-OC John Morton.

Despite a relatively successful season considering the talent, Morton was fired because of locker-room issues. Bates reportedly "had a significant role" in game-planning under Morton, so he could bring continuity without the off-field concerns. Mehta listed ex-Broncos OC Mike McCoy, Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo, ex-Steelers OC Todd Haley, and Lions QBs coach Brian Callahan as external options.
Jan 18 - 9:48 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports Matt Forte's "days are numbered" with the Jets.

Hampered by a knee injury which did not allow him to practice and eventually landed him on injured reserve ahead of Week 17, Forte rushed for just 381 yards and two scores on 103 carries. He did continue to add value in the passing game, but the Jets need to get younger at running back. Cutting Forte will save New York $3 million against the cap.
Source: ESPN
Jan 11 - 10:08 AM

Jets signed RB Jeremy Langford to a reserve/future contract.

The ex-Bear scored seven touchdowns as a rookie in 2015 but lost his starting job to Jordan Howard a year later and spent 2017 on the Ravens' and Jets' practice squads. Langford will be hard-pressed to crack New York's 53-man roster this summer.
Jan 10 - 4:26 PM

Jets CB Rashard Robinson has been arrested for drug possession and careless driving.

Robinson was pulled over and found with "THC infused Peanut Budda Buddah Candy." They're not exactly earth-shattering charges, though Robinson was also arrested in 2015 at LSU. Robinson played sparingly for the Jets after coming over in a deadline deal from the 49ers.
Jan 9 - 6:29 PM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said the team will be "very active" in free agency.

Set to have almost $80 million in cap space even before likely cuts like Muhammad Wilkerson, the Jets are certainly in position to make a splash if they so choose. Quarterback is the most glaring need on the roster, but the Jets also could use a big-time pass rusher, corner, or offensive tackle.
Jan 2 - 12:34 PM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is open to bringing back impending free agent QB Josh McCown.

He should be after McCown unexpectedly led the team to five wins while even more unexpectedly starting 13 games. Still, McCown is set to turn 39 in July, and the Jets are not any closer to finding their quarterback of the future than they were at this time last year. McCown is fine as a bridge option, but that bridge needs to lead somewhere other than Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg.
Jan 2 - 11:56 AM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said the "book" on Christian Hackenberg "is not closed."

Yes, it is.
Jan 2 - 11:47 AM

Impending free agent TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he has had "some contract talks" with the Jets.

Those talks are on hold right now, however, as Seferian-Jenkins changes agents. ASJ was on the wrong end of several controversial touchdown calls, and he averaged a pedestrian 7.1 yards on 50 catches across 13 games. Still, 2017 represented a step in the right direction for a player who has struggled with off-field issues. Only 25, he should get some interest on the open market as an upside signing.
Source: ESPN
Jan 1 - 12:12 PM

Chad Hansen caught 1-of-4 targets for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

The fourth-round pick from Cal ends his rookie season in a quiet fashion. Hansen closes his rookie season with nine catches for 94 yards. The silver lining for Hansen may be the fact that he spent much more time on the field than fellow rookie ArDarius Stewart - playing at least 40 percent of the team snaps in each of the final eight games of the year - but there are high odds that Hansen will be in a positional battle on the depth chart entering the 2018 season.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:43:00 PM

ArDarius Stewart caught 1-of-2 targets for 46 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

The third-round pick from Alabama struggled to find the field during his inaugural campaign. After playing 38 snaps in Week 1, Stewart managed to get on the field for more than 14 snaps just once for the remainder of the season. He closed his rookie season with more rushing attempts (seven) than receptions (six) on just 13 targets. With Robby Anderson established as the lead receiver for the Jets, Stewart will need some dominoes to fall in his place to carve out a substantial role in the offense for the 2018 season.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:38:00 PM

Jermaine Kearse caught 5-of-7 targets for 59 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

Kearse turned in a productive season after joining the Jets just nine days prior to their opening game of the season via trade. He set career highs in targets (102), receptions (65) and receiving yardage (810) while matching a career mark with five receiving touchdowns. Turning 28-years old in February, Kearse still has more year left on his current deal worth $5M, but none of that salary is guaranteed at this point while also not counting as any dead cap. Kearse will be directly impacted based on if the Jets retain Quincy Enunwa through restricted free agency or not, while also contending with the growth of ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen on the depth chart. It’s likely that 2017 will be the best season of Kearse’s career and he will enter the offseason as player that needs the depth chart to shake out in his favor for the 2018 season.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:35:00 PM

Robby Anderson caught 1-of-3 targets for two yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

The undrafted rookie from Temple a year ago has been a find for the organization, establishing himself as the team’s lead receiver moving forward. In his second season, Anderson improved across the board, turning 114 targets in 63 receptions for 941 yards and seven touchdowns. His 1,528 yards receiving are the most from a Jets’ wideout through his first two seasons since Keyshawn Johnson posted 1,807 yards receiving in 1996-1997. Anderson has been a great fit for the Air Raid scheme of John Morton, posting 17 receptions of 20-yards or longer on the season with six receiving scores from outside of the red zone, which was tied for second in the league. Anderson will be in the WR2 mix for fantasy drafts if the Jets retain Josh McCown as their starting quarterback entering 2018, while finding himself in boom-or-bust WR4 status if they plan to establish a rookie at the position.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:32:00 PM


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