Player News - Jets

Date: Team: Pos:

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini called UDFA WR Jalin Marshall a "player to watch" this summer.

Marshall received a $12,500 signing bonus from the Jets, an unusually high number for an undrafted free agent. The Ohio State alum is very much a project but his expertise on returns could lead to playing time right away. Last year, the Jets ranked 26th out of 32 teams in kick return average.
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 9:20 AM

NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater said Jets RB Khiry Robinson "could" take on some short-yardage work.

Slater is not making a definitive statement on what Robinson's role will be, but it would make sense for the Jets to use him in short-yardage situations. Matt Forte has never been good near the goal line, and Bilal Powell does not fit the mold of a power back. Robinson does, and it would not be surprising if he saw most of his work around the end zone. He is a real threat to Forte's touchdown total.
May 21 - 9:46 AM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta thinks "there's a very good chance" Darrelle Revis moves to safety in "the next couple years."

In the first year of a five-year, $70 million deal, Revis started showing signs of decline, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 39 cover corner after annually finishing in the top three. He was susceptible to the deep ball, allowing over 14.6 YPR to opposing receivers. Revis could take the Charles Woodson route and move to safety. It's unclear if he'd be willing to do it, though.
May 18 - 12:30 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini said the Jets and franchise-tagged DE Muhammad Wilkerson "aren't close" to a long-term contract.

This is not a new development, but it is important to note after the Jets failed to trade Wilkerson during the draft. There have not been any signs the two sides will work out a deal, making it likely Wilkerson plays out the year under the terms of the tag before hitting the open market next spring. The deadline for an agreement is July 15.
Source: ESPN
May 17 - 9:57 AM

Jets OC Chan Gailey praised second-round QB Christian Hackenberg's "intelligence" and "decision-making."

"When he played in a pro-style offense as a freshman, he handled that extremely well," Gailey said. "There were a lot of positives." Unfortunately for Hackenberg, there were also a lot of negatives, most notably his inability to consistently put the ball on target. Hackenberg is a project in every sense of the word, but New York's current situation at quarterback could force him to play sooner than he should.
May 17 - 9:47 AM

Jets QB Bryce Petty believes he's made "night-and-day" improvement since being the No. 103 overall pick of last year's draft.

"For me, it's a process," Petty said. "Just watching film, I'm seeing things. I played Madden the other day, and it's not just picking run plays anymore. It's like, 'Oh, they've got an under front (on defense).' You start picking up things differently. That's exciting for me." We wouldn't exactly consider it encouraging that Petty mentioned Madden when talking about his supposed improvement. All signs still point toward Petty being the odd man out if the Jets re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick. GM Mike Maccagnan didn't even mention Petty when discussing his quarterbacks earlier this month.
Source: NJ.com
May 16 - 2:00 PM

NJ Advance Media's Dom Cosentino would not "rule out" franchise-tagged DE Muhammad Wilkerson holding out into training camp.

With the draft in the rear-view mirror and any hope of a trade gone, the two sides are now left with the choice of working out a long-term contract or swallowing the terms of the franchise tag. Wilkerson could also choose to hold out, but that would not do much to help his situation considering he is not allowed to sign a long-term deal after July 15. Unless the two sides surprisingly work something out, Wilkerson will play out this season under the tag before hitting the open market next spring.
May 14 - 10:53 AM

Jets signed third-round OLB Jordan Jenkins to a four-year contract.

The Jets will be relying heavily on youngsters Jenkins and second-year OLB Lorenzo Mauldin to supply the pass rush off the edge this season.
May 13 - 11:56 AM

Jets signed seventh-round WR Charone Peake to a four-year contract.

The No. 241 overall pick of the draft, Peake has NFL strength and athleticism, but enters the league with underwhelming tape and production. He's a classic practice squad candidate.
May 12 - 3:18 PM

Jets signed second-round QB Christian Hackenberg to a four-year contract.

The question now becomes what will be Hackenberg's rookie role. If ever there was a quarterback who needed a year to "redshirt," it's Hackenberg, whose play was an absolute rollercoaster at Penn State. On film, Hackenberg doesn't have NFL ball placement. He was drafted because of his size and arm strength. In a perfect world, he'd be the Jets' No. 3 quarterback behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith. If Fitz ends up re-signing as expected, Hack could still end up the No. 2, with Smith getting waived.
May 12 - 3:13 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes first-round ILB Darron Lee "will play immediately as a nickel linebacker."

A fast and explosive player, Lee should be able to immediately contribute in sub packages both in coverage and as a pass rusher. If he can clean up his tackling and add some strength, he has the skill set to push Erin Henderson for snaps in base sets this year. The Jets likely view Lee as the eventual replacement for David Harris, who turned 32 in January.
Source: ESPN
May 10 - 11:35 AM

Jets signed fourth-round CB Juston Burris and fifth-round OT Brandon Shell to four-year contracts.

A big, physical corner, Burris was an effective starter for the entirety of his NC State career, and had a strong Combine. He could contribute both inside and out. Shell is a plus athlete, but had unimpressive film, and is already 24.
May 5 - 8:04 PM

Jets signed No. 235 overall pick Lac Edwards to a four-year contract.

The Sam Houston State product was a surprise pick in the seventh round, but his draft status makes him the odds-on favorite for the starting job. The Jets did not have a punter on the roster entering the draft.
May 5 - 12:56 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini said a Week 1 return for second-year WR Devin Smith (ACL) "might be pushing it."

Thought to be among the best deep threats in last year's loaded receiver class, Smith was dreadful as a rookie before tearing his ACL in December. He will be less than nine months removed from the injury when the regular season opens, so it remains possible he begins the year on the PUP. New York lacks quality depth behind Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, and that problem is only exacerbated by Smith's injury.
Source: ESPN
May 5 - 11:25 AM

Jets signed Michigan State DE Lawrence Thomas.

Thomas (6'4/286) made 30 starts for the Spartans -- 14 at defensive tackle, 13 at defensive end, and three at fullback. He recorded 9.5 career tackles for loss, six sacks, and seven pass breakups. A former linebacker and running back, Thomas showed his athleticism in Indy with a 4.98 forty and 35-inch vertical. Thomas' weak college productivity is a concern, but he is a high-energy, versatile defensive lineman in a league seeking those players out. He has a shot to work his way into a rotation.
May 3 - 12:15 PM


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