Player News - Jets

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Jets selected LSU S Jamal Adams with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

It addresses a glaring need for Gang Green. Adams (6’0/214) made 26 starts in LSU’s secondary, amassing 17.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, and two forced fumbles. He earned first-team All-SEC as a junior before turning pro. The son of ex-NFL RB George Adams — a first-round pick of Bill Parcells’ Giants in 1985 — Jamal has earned plaudits for his leadership, defends the run aggressively, and frequently matched up with tight ends in man coverage, at times even covering the slot. Adams played nickel back as a freshman and shut down Evan Engram last October, holding him to 15 yards on three catches. NFL Films’ Greg Cosell has compared Adams to Eric Berry. A more realistic comparison might be Landon Collins, but either way Adams projects as a high-floor, instant-impact NFL safety.
Apr 27 - 8:51 PM

In the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's poll of 16 NFL scouts, 11 voted LSU's Jamal Adams this year's top draft-eligible safety.

Ohio State's Malik Hooker garnered four first-place votes, and Michigan's Jabril Peppers received the final one. In the Journal-Sentinel's "points" system based on the scouts' rankings, Adams, Hooker, and Peppers rounded out the top three followed by UConn's Obi Melifonwu (4), Washington's Budda Baker (5), Utah's Marcus Williams (6), Florida's Marcus Maye (7), and N.C. State's Josh Jones (8). "The West Virginia kid (Raiders 2016 first-round pick Karl Joseph) wouldn’t be in the top 10 of this group," one AFC executive said. "I’ve looked at it over and over. It’s as deep a safety draft as I’ve ever seen."
Apr 25 - 10:03 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini is "pretty sure" the Jets will take LSU S Jamal Adams at No. 6 overall, "unless someone else is unexpectedly available."

There's no telling who that "someone else" is, but it sounds like Adams is squarely in the Jets' crosshairs. The Jets appear to be proactively tanking the 2017 season, and their first-round draft approach may be to secure a high-floor asset who's less likely than other prospects to miss. Adams checks that box as a quality pass and run defender who would immediately start for Gang Green.
Apr 23 - 2:04 PM

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson attended voluntary workouts last week.

He missed the first day but was present for the rest of the week. Richardson has been the subject of trade rumors all offseason, which fueled speculation that he might not show up for OTAs. ESPN's Rich Cimini expects the Jets to give up on shopping Richardson if they can't find a trade partner by Saturday. As a pricy rental coming off a down year, Richardson is likely staying put.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 23 - 10:18 AM

Jets re-signed LB Julian Stanford.

Stanford was atrocious when forced into duty on defense last year, but he has a role on special teams. He'll compete for a backup job in training camp.
Apr 17 - 4:48 PM

The Jets are expected to re-sign free agent LB Julian Stanford.

Stanford was released by the Jets on Friday, which also happened to be his wedding day. Per ESPN's Rich Cimini, the Jets were required to release Stanford by April 15 because he ended last year on injured reserve. Assuming he's brought back, Stanford will serve as depth behind starters David Harris and Darron Lee at inside linebacker.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 16 - 9:22 AM

According to ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini, "there doesn't appear to be much interest" in DE Sheldon Richardson.

Richardson's slim trade prospects got even thinner last week when the Colts bolstered their defensive line by signing Johnathan Hankins to a three-year deal. The Cowboys and Raiders have been mentioned as potential fits, though teams have been reluctant to take on Richardson's $8.1 million salary, particularly coming off a down year in 2016. Cimini wouldn't rule out a draft day trade but for now, it looks like Richardson will play out the last year of his contract in New York.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 16 - 9:13 AM

The New York Daily News believes Bryce Petty is on the roster bubble.

Petty was overmatched in four starts before ending last season on IR. There are two years left on his rookie deal, but he could be cut if the Jets draft a quarterback. Recovering from labrum surgery, Petty is questionable for OTAs.
Apr 15 - 9:15 PM

Jets released LB Julian Stanford.

Stanford logged 233 underwhelming snaps for the Jets last season. The 26-year-old has been with four teams since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012.
Apr 14 - 4:47 PM

NFL suspended CB/KR Nick Marshall four games for violating the league's PED policy.

He's the third Jet suspended this offseason, joining Austin Seferian-Jenkins (two games for violating the league's personal conduct policy) and Jalin Marshall (four games for PEDs). Marshall filled a special teams role last season, returning six punts for 39 yards and 12 kickoffs for 228 yards in eight appearances.
Apr 14 - 3:01 PM

According to the New York Post, a fourth-round pick is "about as much" as the Jets can hope for in exchange for DE Sheldon Richardson.

This jibes with what has been reported, especially since the Eagles acquired DT Timmy Jernigan by merely exchanging third-round picks with the Ravens. One possible hangup is Richardson's contract-year status and word he's seeking a $100 million extension, laughable considering his off-field past and down 2016 season. A fourth- or fifth-rounder may be all that's offered, and GM Mike Maccagnan will have to weigh whether it's enough.
Apr 14 - 9:51 AM

Jets re-signed CB Marcus Williams to a one-year, $2.75-million contract.

A restricted free agent, Williams was tendered at the second-round level. Williams was burned when asked to play safety two years ago, but he has been a solid option at corner and displayed some playmaking ability with six interceptions in 2015. The Jets should add some help in the draft, but Williams has a decent shot to earn a starting job.
Source: ESPN
Apr 13 - 12:38 PM

Jets re-signed C Wesley Johnson to a one-year, $2.746 million contract.

A restricted free agent, Johnson was tendered at the second-round level. With Nick Mangold gone, Johnson is the favorite to open 2017 as the Jets' starting center.
Apr 12 - 6:56 PM

NJ Advance Media's Connor Hughes believes "odds are" the Jets will end up trading DE Sheldon Richardson on draft weekend.

There's been a ton of chatter about a Richardson trade, but no teams have been connected to him since last year's trade deadline when the Cowboys and Broncos were sniffing around. Both clubs still make a ton of sense as landing spots, with the Bengals and Chiefs also possible fits. Richardson is an elite talent, but a checkered off-field history makes teams leery of giving up anything of significance for him. The Jets might hope for a mid-round pick.
Apr 12 - 9:07 AM
John Ojo - DB - Jets

Jets signed CB John Ojo.

Ojo spent three years in the Canadian Football League after going undrafted out of Florida A&M in 2014. He earned All-Star status for the Edmonton Eskimos in 2015. Listed at 6'3/205, the 27-year-old can play both corner and safety. Ojo missed all of last season while recovering from a ruptured Achilles he suffered last June.
Apr 7 - 4:46 PM


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