Player News - Jets

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Jets RT Breno Giacomini is week to week with a back injury.

Giacomini was viewed as a release/bench candidate, but Gang Green didn't add any legitimate competition. The Jets have extremely little tackle depth following the retirement of LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson.
Jul 28 - 5:49 PM

Jets placed DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) on the active/PUP list.

Wilkerson said he expected to be ready for camp, so the Jets are probably just exercising caution and easing him in. Wilkerson will be 100 percent well ahead of Week 1, which is all that matters.
Jul 28 - 2:01 PM

Jets could decide to move on from Geno Smith or 2015 fourth-rounder Bryce Petty after re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Even with Fitz back in the fold, the Jets have questions at quarterback. Second-round pick Christian Hackenberg is guaranteed a roster spot, but he is unlikely to be ready for a backup role this year. Smith could serve as the backup, but keeping him would require New York to either cut Petty after just one season or retain four quarterbacks, which would hurt the depth at another position. Ultimately, we expect Petty to be the odd man out.
Jul 28 - 8:48 AM

Jets signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $12 million contract.

The deal is fully guaranteed. Fitzpatrick can make another $3 million in incentives "based on team performance." The Jets and Fitzpatrick played hardball all offseason before ultimately agreeing to a deal on the first day of camp. The Jets were always Fitzpatrick's only realistic destination. His return locks in Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker as high-floor fantasy picks, whereas they may have been more volatile with Geno Smith under center. Fitzpatrick's salary puts him at the low end of NFL starters, but he'll have a chance for an extension if he repeats his 2015 success. Fitzpatrick is best viewed as a QB2 in fantasy leagues who should be useful to stream against weak defenses.
Jul 27 - 7:11 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport says "talks are heating up" between the Jets and free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The sides were "far apart" earlier this week. Fitzpatrick has rejected multiple offers from the Jets, but might be feeling pressure to sign with training camp underway. RapSheet's report makes it sound like a deal is close to being done.
Jul 27 - 7:08 PM

Jets signed No. 20 overall pick ILB Darron Lee to a four-year contract.

The two sides were arguing over guaranteed money, presumably. Lee can now focus on football, where he's expected to be a sub-package player behind early-down starting ILBs David Harris and Erin Henderson.
Jul 27 - 3:28 PM

Jets placed RB Khiry Robinson (leg) on the active/PUP list.

Robinson is still working his way back from a broken leg, but should be considered day-to-day. When healthy, Robinson is expected to compete for some goal-line work. The Jets signed RB Bernard Pierce on Wednesday.
Jul 27 - 11:55 AM

Brandon Marshall reported to Jets training camp at 224 pounds.

That's 10 pounds lighter than his normal playing weight. The Jets wanted Marshall to get under 230 and play lighter this season. Still in tip-top shape at 32 years old, Marshall is a strong WR1 with the hopes Ryan Fitzpatrick re-signs.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 27 - 11:26 AM

Jets signed RB Bernard Pierce.

Pierce is suspended for the first two weeks of the season, but is eligible to participate in training camp and the preseason. The Jets are already pretty deep at running back with Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, and Khiry Robinson.
Jul 27 - 11:01 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Jets and free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick have had "no recent talks."

Werder confirms the sides "remain far apart" with "no resolution expected soon." It's a similar report to Ian Rapoport's on Tuesday. Geno Smith will open training camp as the Jets' starting quarterback. If Geno practices well and earns respect in the locker room, perhaps the Jets would move on altogether from Fitz. In a Wednesday morning column, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini predicted that ultimately "cooler heads will prevail" and the Jets will "strike a deal" with Fitzpatrick "before the second preseason game."
Jul 27 - 8:59 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick is not expected to re-sign with the Jets before the start of training camp on Wednesday.

The Harvard man is committed to hardball. Of course, hardball works better when you have actual leverage. Until/if a starter gets hurt elsewhere, Fitz is essentially negotiating against himself. With bitterness having set in, Fitz could sit out for quite a while, but the Jets remain his only realistic destination.
Jul 26 - 2:11 PM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports the Jets have given free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick "multiple offers."

A three-year, $24-million deal appears to be the main offer, but Mehta reports the Jets have "presented at least one other option." The details of the second offer are not known, but it is clear Fitzpatrick is not interested in either option. Fitzpatrick has said he will accept a one-year contract for the same $12 million he would earn in 2016 under the three-year offer, but the Jets have been unwilling to make that deal to this point. Even with camp opening this week, this saga does not appear close to an end.
Jul 25 - 10:56 AM

Coach Todd Bowles thinks Geno Smith can be the Jets’ starter.

"I think Geno can be a good starter, but he’s got to prove it in training camp like everybody else," Bowles said. "He’s been in the system a year. We’ll see what he does." It’s not more than coachspeak, but the Jets have thrown support behind Smith all offseason. Despite a standstill in contract talks, Ryan Fitzpatrick remains likely to be the Week 1 starter.
Jul 23 - 9:04 PM

Devin Smith (knee) is expected to open the season on reserve/PUP.

Smith is seven months into his ACL rehab. He’s doubtful for Week 1, and the Jets can free roster space from stashing him. Smith’s injury should lock Quincy Enunwa into three-wide sets.
Jul 23 - 2:55 PM

Jets WR Quincy Enunwa is the favorite for the No. 3 receiver job.

Enunwa played 537 snaps as a hybrid WR/TE last year. With Devin Smith (ACL) sidelined, Enunwa projects for a similar role to open this season, though Jace Amaro’s return might cut into Enunwa’s slot targets.
Jul 23 - 2:39 PM


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