Player News - Jets

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Jets DE Leonard Williams (strained muscle behind knee) fully expects to be ready for Week 1.

"Yeah, I'll definitely be ready for Week 1," Williams promised. The plan is to rest Williams' strained knee muscle for the next "5-7 days," but he should get in a practice or two before the opener, and play against the Browns. Williams' early-season availability took on increased importance after Sheldon Richardson's four-game suspension. Williams will start versus Cleveland.
Aug 31 - 3:53 PM

Jets DL Sheldon Richardson pleaded not guilty on Monday to resisting arrest and other traffic charges.

A trial has been set for October 5. Richardson was arrested July 14 for his role in an alleged "high-speed road race." Already suspended the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Richardson will likely face another suspension once this matter is resolved.
Aug 31 - 1:13 PM

Rookie DE Leonard Williams has a strained muscle behind his knee.

Williams didn't suffer any ligament damage and shouldn't be on the shelf for long. There's a good chance he'll be ready for the Jets' season opener September 13 versus Cleveland.
Aug 30 - 12:38 PM

X-rays on Leonard Williams' bruised knee came back negative.

He injured himself in Saturday's preseason win over the Giants. Williams will have an MRI on Sunday to make sure it isn't anything serious. If Williams is healthy, he'll open the year as New York's starting right end while Sheldon Richardson serves a four-game suspension.
Aug 29 - 10:42 PM

Chris Ivory picked up 38 yards on six rushes in Saturday’s preseason win over the Giants.

Not a bad day at the office. Ivory did almost all of his damage on the opening drive, burning the G-Men for 35 yards on five touches. The Giants couldn’t get off their blocks fast enough and Ivory made them pay. Ivory remains a non-factor in the passing game but he’s gained enough momentum this preseason to warrant mid-round consideration. He’s certainly going to be the Jets’ preferred option on the goal line this season.
Aug 29 - 10:16 PM
Zac Stacy - RB - Jets

Zac Stacy pounded his way to 60 yards on 13 carries in Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants.

Stacy caught a 24-yard touchdown pass on a play the Giants forgot to defend. The bruising 224-pounder also punched in a two-point conversion. Though he hasn’t improved his position on the team’s depth chart, Stacy has probably done enough to secure a roster spot. He isn’t worth a late-round flyer.
Aug 29 - 10:15 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick played well in Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants, completing 9-of-14 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

Fitzpatrick looked nimble as ever, routinely extending plays in the pocket and making a number of nice throws on the run. He looked most comfortable on play-action with his best throw coming on a gorgeous 18-yard touchdown strike to Eric Decker in the first quarter. If Fitzpatrick plays like this in the regular season he'll have no trouble holding off Geno Smith, who is still out with a broken jaw.
Aug 29 - 9:54 PM

Brandon Marshall secured three catches for 33 yards in Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants.

He led the Jets with five targets in the first half. Marshall's longest gain came on a simple 16-yard crossing route. He’ll wrap up this year's preseason slate with four grabs for 79 yards. Marshall is hoping for a bounce-back season after a disappointing year with the Bears in 2014 (61 catches, 721 yards).
Aug 29 - 9:48 PM

Eric Decker reeled in three catches for 52 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants.

He also muffed a punt but was able to recover it. Decker got the Jets on the board with an 18-yard touchdown on a nice find by Ryan Fitzpatrick. He followed that up with a nice grab in traffic, bouncing off a defender for a first down. Decker came into Saturday’s game with only two catches this preseason. He’s going to have a major role opposite Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
Aug 29 - 9:43 PM

ESPN New York confirms the Jets coaching staff has downgraded Jeremy Kerley.

Reporter Rich Cimini suggests Kerley may have been "coasting" after signing a new contract, with a minor Achilles injury costing him part of OTAs. With Devin Smith sidelined, Kerley has been playing behind Chris Owusu and Quincy Enunwa in three-wide sets. Kerley’s guaranteed base-salary should secure his roster spot, but 2015 is looking like his last year with the Jets.
Aug 29 - 3:27 PM

The Jets defense has given up 24 points on four drives when their starters have faced opposing starters this preseason.

This interesting nugget is courtesy of the New York Daily News, and is cause for alarm as the Jets begin to implement the scheme of new defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers. The Jets defense hauled in an NFL-low six interceptions in 2014, so forcing turnovers will be key for this unit as they attempt to build success under a new coaching staff. The Jets D/ST will be a worthwhile fantasy option in Week 1 as they host the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium and attempt to pick on quarterback Josh McCown.
Aug 29 - 10:57 AM

Jets G/T Oday Aboushi's roster spot is in "serious jeopardy."

Aboushi opened up camp in a competition for the right guard job, but he quickly fell behind Willie Colon and could be falling off the roster. A one-game suspension to start the year certainly does not help his chances. The 2013 fifth-rounder started 10 games at left guard last season.
Source: ESPN
Aug 29 - 9:48 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes Chris Ivory is "primed for a career year."

Cimini says 27-year-old Ivory has had his best camp in three years with the Jets and has clearly worked on his pass-game chops. Ivory is the crystal-clear lead dog in the Jets' backfield and could see "about 20 touches per week" with 3-4 looks in the passing game. Not only is Ivory the favorite for early-down duties between the 20s, he also has a stranglehold on goal-line work. Deservedly, Ivory's ADP has soared three full rounds into the fifth since the start of August.
Aug 28 - 9:38 AM

Jets signed QB Josh Johnson.

The veteran retread will be a live body for the Jets' final two preseason games.
Aug 27 - 7:38 PM

Free agent QB Josh Johnson is working out for the Jets on Thursday.

The Jets signed Matt Flynn after Geno Smith suffered a broken jaw, but Flynn is still sidelined by a hamstring injury. With the third preseason game approaching, perhaps New York wants another arm to take snaps off Bryce Petty. Johnson was cut by the Bengals this week.
Aug 27 - 9:26 AM

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