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ESPN's Ron Jaworski said he "like(s) the future of the Jets with Geno Smith at quarterback."

Geno has been the butt of jokes through two seasons, but he's played in a QB-unfriendly system with guys like Jeremy Kerley and Jeff Cumberland as primary targets. We saw a flicker of hope over last season's final four games as he completed 65.1 percent of his throws with a 6:2 TD-to-INT ration en route to a 105.3 passer rating. Now Smith has excellent weapons (Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Jace Amaro, Devin Smith) to fit the Chan Gailey spread scheme that's similar to the one Geno excelled in at West Virginia. We're not ruling out a big step forward.
Jun 30 - 8:14 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects WR Jeremy Kerley to return punts this season.

Kerley will likely lose snaps to rookie WR Devin Smith on offense, but his special teams ability should make his spot on the game-day roster secure. Kerley has a 9.8 punt return average with three touchdowns in his career, but he averaged just eight yards a return last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 27 - 10:23 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini does not see second-year TE Jace Amaro as a "60-catch tight end."

Cimini has been underwhelmed by Amaro at practice, saying he needs to cut down on his drops and play with more urgency. Cimini said in May he thought Amaro "could make a nice leap forward" in his second season, but minicamp must have changed his mind. Amaro turned 38 receptions into 345 yards and two touchdowns in his rookie year.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 27 - 10:20 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger reports "there are legitimate concerns" about whether LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson is entering his decline stage.

Ferguson hasn’t missed a start in his nine-year career, leading to concerns that his below-average 2014 is a sign of breaking down. The Jets owe Ferguson $39.9 million over the next three years after restructuring his contract in two of the last three offseasons. Ferguson’s future could be in jeopardy if he doesn’t rebound under new OC Chan Gailey.
Jun 24 - 7:11 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini projects Bilal Powell as the Jets' No. 2 running back to begin training camp.

Chris Ivory is the starter, and Stevan Ridley's (ACL) health status is unknown. Cimini lists Ivory, Powell, and Zac Stacy as the Jets' top-three backs. Powell is a mediocre talent, but the Jets worked aggressively to retain him after hiring OC Chan Gailey, and Powell is the best passing-down back on the team. Powell has a chance to carve out deeper-league PPR value this year.
Jun 23 - 10:37 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger's Dom Cosentino believes there is a reasonable chance Stevan Ridley (ACL) begins the season on the PUP list.

Ridley said earlier this week he is not sure if he will be ready for training camp, and Cosentino "got the sense" the Jets do not know either. With too many limited, early-down backs on the roster already, New York could choose to stash Ridley on PUP to buy enough time to properly assess his health. Ridley will be 10 months removed from ACL surgery when the Jets open their season against the Browns September 13.
Jun 20 - 12:50 PM

Jets placed TE Zach Sudfeld on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.

The Jets will pay Sudfeld his full base salary ($585k) on I.R. Sudfeld should return at the lowest possible tender as a restricted free agent in 2016.
Jun 17 - 4:45 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini considers Bilal Powell the favorite for third-down duties.

It would be an upset if Powell didn't win the job. None of the other backs on the roster have shown much as pass catchers or pass protectors in the past, with Chris Ivory, Stevan Ridley, and Zac Stacy all profiling as early-down, between-the-tackles runners. Those three figure to be competing for early-down duties.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 17 - 2:47 PM

Jets signed TE Steve Maneri.

Maneri (6-foot-7, 280) is purely a blocker. He played 22 snaps for the Patriots last season and takes the roster spot of Zach Sudfeld, who tore his ACL last week.
Jun 15 - 7:09 PM

Jets TE Zach Sudfeld tore his ACL during Organized Team Activities and will miss the 2015 season.

The third-year UDFA's career could be in doubt after this; Sudfeld was already a long shot for a roster spot. The Jets have signed blocking TE Steve Maneri.
Jun 15 - 5:31 PM

Stevan Ridley (ACL) doesn't know if he'll be ready for training camp.

"I really can't predict the future. I'm not going to set myself up for any false hope or say that I'm going to do something that I'm not," Ridley said. "I've just got to make sure that I'm 100 percent healthy, and that when I do hit the field, I'm making an impact." Ridley has been limited to individual drills at OTAs. Seven months removed from ACL surgery, Ridley’s health can’t be counted on for Week 1.
Jun 13 - 9:17 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects Geno Smith to get at least four games as starter.

"I don't expect the coaching staff to have a quick hook," Cimini said. "One of the goals of the new regime is to find out, once and for all, if Smith can be the long-term answer." With a bye in Week 5, the Jets can give Smith the first four games to prove his worth. If he flops, they can use the bye week to transition to Ryan Fitzpatrick. It will be a make-or-break month for Geno.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 13 - 9:07 AM

Jets signed OT Charles Brown.

A second-round pick in the 2010 draft, Brown has been ineffective whenever given chances at significant playing time. He spent part of 2014 with the Giants. Brown will compete for a roster spot as a swing tackle in New York.
Jun 12 - 2:30 PM

Coach Todd Bowles said Chris Ivory currently sits atop the running back depth chart.

Bilal Powell is the No. 2, and Daryl Richardson is No. 3. Meanwhile, newcomers Stevan Ridley and Zac Stacy are still recovering from injury (Ridley) and learning the offense (Stacy). This is possibly the muddiest running back situation in the league. It has the makings of a true committee. Ivory, Ridley, and Stacy should compete for early-down work, while the Jets seem hellbent on involving Powell.
Jun 11 - 1:13 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora expects Geno Smith to get at least a half a season as the starter.

La Canfora is reporting from Jets OTAs and acknowledges Smith is being outplayed by Ryan Fitzpatrick. But Geno is going to have some leash as he's just learning the playbook while Fitz knows the Chan Gailey scheme cold. "I can assure you Smith will be given ample time to show what he can do with the new weapons around him this season," La Canfora wrote. The additions of Brandon Marshall, Devin Smith and Gailey should make things easier on Geno. But it remains to be seen if he can avoid another turnover-laden faceplant.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 11 - 12:22 PM


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