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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson will not hold out of training camp.

The Jets and Wilkerson remain far apart on a new contract, but he's not going to make a stink. He'll play out the final year of his rookie deal at $6.96 million and then seek a mammoth deal in free agency. Assuming he continues to play at an elite level, Wilkerson will command at least the five-year, $60 million deal Cam Jordan got from the Saints two months ago.
Jul 28 - 11:54 AM

Jets signed WR Austin Hill.

Hill was thought to be a priority UDFA following May's draft, getting scooped by the Seahawks. But he failed his physical, a bad sign for a player who missed his entire junior year at Arizona with a severe knee injury. Hill subsequently got picked up and dropped by the Raiders. He'll be a poor bet to stick on the Jets.
Jul 28 - 8:34 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora expects Geno Smith to get a "solid half season" to show he can maintain the Jets' quarterback job.

It's been widely speculated Smith might enter the season on a short leash after the Jets traded for Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason. Beat writers in New York have suggested Geno's rope might only last four games, before the Jets' Week 5 bye. Still, most indications continue to point to the Jets having some level of commitment to Geno, who is a sleeper in two-QB leagues after the acquisitions of Brandon Marshall and rookie deep threat Devin Smith.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 27 - 1:21 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes it's a "make-or-break year" for OG Brian Winters.

The 72nd overall pick in the 2013 draft, Winters has made 18 career starts but is coming off a torn ACL and is no longer on "scholarship" with a new coaching staff in New York. After the Jets signed LG James Carpenter, Winters will be competing with several others at right guard and may dabble at center.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 24 - 9:11 AM

Darrelle Revis said he contemplated retirement after tearing his ACL and requiring microfracture surgery in 2012.

This is the first we've heard of Revis requiring microfracture surgery, a known career-threatening operation, after tearing his ACL in Week 3 of 2012. It's pretty amazing he recovered in time for Week 1 the following season, when he was dealt to the Bucs. It's simply an interesting nugget for a slow news day.
Jul 21 - 1:35 PM

Brandon Marshall said the Jets will be his last team.

Marshall hosted an impromptu Twitter Q&A late Thursday, answering a wide range of questions. This one caught our eye. "After Jets, I'm done," Marshall tweeted. "If I'm cut tomorrow, I'll retire. This will be my last team." Marshall just turned 31 in March and signed a new three-year, $26 million contract when he was dealt to the Jets. He also happened to say Kyle Orton is the best quarterback he's ever played with, which could be taken as a jab at Jay Cutler.
Jul 17 - 8:38 AM

Jeremy Kerley is expected to catch even fewer passes than he did last season.

Kerley turned 75 targets into a paltry 38-409-1 line last year. Mercifully, the Jets have given Geno Smith some more weapons in the form of Brandon Marshall and Devin Smith to go with Eric Decker and Jace Amaro. Kerley's biggest impact will come on special teams.
Jul 16 - 8:07 AM

The former Jets coaching staff limited Chris Ivory's carries because they were worried about injury.

The annually effective Ivory was frustratingly forced to share carries last season with liability Chris Johnson, leading to just 12.3 carries per game. Ivory still finished as fantasy's No. 19 RB. Now the tackle-breaking machine is competing with Stevan Ridley (ACL) and Zac Stacy for the running-down work under a new staff led by Todd Bowles and OC Chan Gailey. If Ivory gets rolling, the new staff should take the shackles off and ride him a bit. He's very interesting at a 10th-round price tag.
Jul 16 - 7:56 AM

Jets ILB Demario Davis is expected to be a "huge presence" in new coach Todd Bowles' defense.

Davis progressed rapidly under Rex Ryan, going from special teamer as a rookie in 2012 to starting every game across 2013 and 2014. Last year, he was PFF's No. 15 inside linebacker and helped IDP owners by finishing T-13th in tackles with 116. Davis, in a contract year, is a fine LB2 target again under Bowles.
Jul 14 - 9:42 AM

The New York Post expects the Jets to use OLB Quinton Coples inside more this season.

Coples plays the outside in 3-4 sets, but is at his best rushing the interior in sub packages. He projects for a bigger role under Todd Bowles, who is more multiple than Rex Ryan. The Jets picked up Coples’s 2016 option, but his salary isn’t guaranteed beyond this season.
Jul 10 - 7:43 PM

Jets G Dakota Dozier took most of his spring reps as a second-team center.

Dozier was a tackle at Furman who was moved to left guard as a rookie last year. Now he's being asked to expand his versatility again despite never playing a game at center in high school or college. Jets starting center Nick Mangold in under contract through 2017.
Jul 6 - 10:18 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger's Darryl Slater does not expect Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson to hold out during training camp.

With LE Sheldon Richardson suspended the first four games of the season, Wilkerson suddenly has a lot more leverage in his ongoing contract dispute. Holding out into training camp would cost him $30,000 a day in fines, however, and likely would not get Wilkerson any closer to the long-term extension he seeks. Wilkerson's best bet is to play out 2015 on his current contract before breaking the bank in free agency next offseason.
Jul 4 - 10:03 AM

NFL suspended Jets DL Sheldon Richardson four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

"I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans," Richardson said in a statement. With the Jets on bye in Week 5, Richardson won't make his season debut until Oct. 18 against the Redskins. It's a massive blow for Todd Bowles' defense, as Richardson will miss contests against the Browns, Colts, Eagles and Dolphins. Alongside an equally-dominant Mo Wilkerson, Richardson was one of the league's best defenders last season. His absence will ramp up the pressure on No. 6 overall pick Leonard Williams. Richardson has always been outspoken, but had previously avoided off-the-field drama through his first two years in the NFL.
Jul 2 - 2:14 PM

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


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