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Date: Team: Pos:

Jets LE Sheldon Richardson is skipping voluntary workouts to spend time with his family.

This isn't that notable nor is it a concern, but we're using the topic as an excuse to talk about Richardson's thoroughly-dominant sophomore season. After racking up just 3.5 sacks en route to winning DROY honors in 2013, the Jets wanted to see more from Richardson as a pass rusher. He responded with eight sacks and 54 combined pressures. Already an elite talent at 24 years old, Richardson was PFF's No. 2-ranked 3-4 end behind J.J. Watt. A big pay day is on the horizon.
May 22 - 11:30 AM

Jets second-year CB Dexter McDougle (ACL) has been a full participant in OTAs.

McDougle missed his entire rookie season after blowing out his left knee in a training camp practice. He was the No. 80 overall pick of last year's draft. Per reporter Rich Cimini, McDougle has been getting work in the slot behind Buster Skrine this spring. Reserve nickel duties is McDougle's ceiling for Week 1.
May 21 - 2:58 PM

ESPN New York expects Stevan Ridley (knee) to be ready for training camp.

Per reporter Rich Cimini, Ridley has "looked decent" in position drills at OTAs. Ridley has been sitting out team drills. Ridley is still only six months removed from going under the knife to repair his right ACL and MCL.
May 21 - 2:53 PM

ESPN New York considers Willie Colon the favorite for the Jets' right-guard duties.

In other words, reporter Rich Cimini ultimately expects Colon to keep his job. Cimini does qualify his prediction by calling Colon the favorite "ever so slightly." The Jets' starter each of the past two seasons, Colon is battling Oday Aboushi, Dakota Dozier and fifth-rounder Jarvis Harrison. Colon was a sub-replacement level player last season.
May 21 - 2:46 PM

Coach Todd Bowles declined to say who the favorite is to start at right guard.

Incumbent Willie Colon will face competition after failing miserably in the run game last year. Oday Aboushi, a fifth-round pick in 2013, is waiting in the wings.
May 21 - 9:11 AM

Owner Woody Johnson said the Jets continue to have sporadic dialogue regarding Muhammad Wilkerson's contract.

"But it’s got to be something that works for both sides," Johnson said. Wilkerson lost some leverage in talks when USC DT Leonard Williams slipped to the Jets at No. 6 overall. Wilkerson continues to stay away from team activities as he seeks a long-term extension that includes something around $40 million guaranteed.
May 21 - 8:27 AM

Jets OC Chan Gailey said there will be no quarterback competition heading into training camp, and Geno Smith will "probably" be the starter Week 1.

This comes as a big surprise. Gailey all but locked in Smith as his starter, basically saying Geno won't lose the job in training camp. Gailey went on to say Smith can "make every throw in the book." Smith's talent hasn't been his problem; turnovers in bunches have been the issue his first two seasons. It appears Ryan Fitzpatrick will open the summer as the clear No. 2.
May 20 - 2:55 PM

Stevan Ridley (knee) is participating in positional drills at Jets' OTAs.

Organized Team Activities are non-contact and extremely academic, so this isn't a huge surprise. Ridley is six months removed from surgery to repair his torn ACL. It's a sign that he'll be ready for the start of training camp.
May 20 - 11:13 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes second-year TE Jace Amaro "could make a nice leap forward" in new OC Chan Gailey's offense.

Cimini confirms Gailey is going to run spread, and Amaro played in a spread at Texas Tech before struggling in Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast offense last year. We don't anticipate Amaro jumping into the top-ten fantasy tight ends as a sophomore, but he certainly could become a viable matchup-based streamer. Amaro is 6-foot-5, 265. He ran 4.6-flat at his pre-draft Pro Day.
Source: ESPN.com
May 17 - 5:29 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects New York to use a backfield-by-committee approach.

Cimini expects Chris Ivory to open training camp as the No. 1, but Stevan Ridley, Zac Stacy and Bilal Powell will all be given looks as well. The Jets appear to envision Powell as the third-down back, but the other three are almost carbon copies of one another. This backfield is as muddled as any heading into offseason workouts. It is shaping up as a situation to avoid in fantasy.
Source: ESPN.com
May 16 - 12:01 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes rookie WR Devin Smith could steal snaps from Jeremy Kerley.

New GM Mike Maccagnan said he was "excited" for Kerley to have a bigger role in early April, but then used a second-round pick on the speedy Smith. New OC Chan Gailey should use enough four-wide sets for both to play, but Smith offers the explosive-play ability New York's offense otherwise lacks. Both players will struggle to find fantasy relevance as long as Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall are healthy.
Source: ESPN.com
May 16 - 11:56 AM

Fourth-round pick Bryce Petty reportedly "looked rough" at Jets rookie camp.

This was expected and isn't necessarily a red flag. Big, athletic, and strong armed, Petty is a complete project coming out of Baylor's one-read Pistol Spread offense. He won't be in the mix to start for the Jets in Week 1.
May 15 - 11:31 AM

Jets FS Marcus Gilchrist has been limited in the offseason program as he recovers from a shoulder scope.

We knew that Gilchrist was battling a shoulder issue, but not that he had gone under the knife. The free-agent addition is fully expected back by training camp.
May 14 - 6:06 PM

Jets signed No. 37 overall pick Devin Smith to a four-year contract.

Smith will slot in behind Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall as the Jets' No. 3 receiver. A limited route runner, Smith averaged 20.7 YPR at Ohio State and ran 4.42 at the Combine. Smith should contribute immediately as a vertical threat in OC Chan Gailey's spread offense.
May 8 - 7:23 PM

Jets signed No. 6 overall pick DE Leonard Williams to a four-year, $18.6 million contract.

The deal includes an $11.8M signing bonus. Williams is reportedly dealing with a shoulder issue that could limit him in minicamp. With Williams bookending RE Muhammad Wilkerson, Snacks Harrison, and Sheldon Richardson, the Jets' defensive line will remain a massive strength in 2015.
May 8 - 6:38 PM


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