Jets Rumors & News

  • Eric Decker tired of Fitzpatrick contract situation

    NFL.com "The Ryan Fitzpatrick-saga continues to unfold painfully slowly in New York this offseason. Seemingly every Jets player is incessantly asked questions about how much they want the quarterback to return for a second season. During a one-on-one interview with NFL Media's Tiffany Blackmon -- airing..." June 23

  • Jets head coach Todd Bowles told Brandon Marshall to shed some weight

    Fox Sports "In a game of inches, every single pound matters. Especially for a 32-year-old wide receiver competing against defensive backs as many as 10 years younger with fresh legs. New York Jets veteran wideout Brandon Marshall is coming off one of his best seasons in which he caught 109 passes for 1,502..." June 21

  • Bryce Petty on competing with Christian Hackenberg: ‘I’m not going to be a d—‘

    Larry Brown Sports "It would be hard for Bryce Petty to look at the New York Jets’ decision to draft a quarterback in the second round this year as anything other than a demonstration of the team’s lack of confidence in him, but that doesn’t mean the former Baylor star is going to take it out on the rookie who could..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Is Geno Smith for real?

    New York Post "The Jets’ offseason has been dominated by who is not with the team rather than who is. Free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and unhappy defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson were the hot topics this spring, as neither one was on the field for the Jets. The players’ absence, particularly..." June 19

  • Skip training camp? Disgruntled Jets star Mo Wilkerson isn't saying

    ESPN "Muhammad Wilkerson is unhappy with his contract situation, but he's not ready to pull a Von Miller, the Denver Broncos star who said there's "no chance" he will play in 2016 under the franchise tag. Speaking to reporters Friday night at his charity bowling event in Linden, New Jersey, Wilkerson..." June 18

  • Mom of Jets rookie Darron Lee leaving job to become his ‘mom-ager’

    Columbus Dispatch "Candice Lee is leaving WCMH-TV (Channel 4) in July to become a “mom-ager” for her NFL-player son. Darron Lee, a New Albany High School graduate and an Ohio State University linebacker, was a first-round draft choice of the New York Jets in April. The day after the draft ended, Candice, a..." June 18

  • Jets sign former 49ers wideout Kyle Williams

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Kyle Williams spent the last week as a tryout player at Jets minicamp and it seems the team liked what they saw from the former 49er. The Jets announced Friday that they have signed Williams to the 90-man roster. Wide receiver Quenton Bundrage was waived to open up a spot for..." June 17

  • Jets' Sheldon Richardson says Mo Wilkerson 'deserves' Fletcher Cox deal

    ESPN "The Fletcher Cox contract extension made an impact in the New York Jets’ locker room: It fueled Muhammad Wilkerson’s frustration and it put a smile on the face of Sheldon Richardson. "It's a great time to be a defensive lineman, a great time," Richardson said Thursday at the conclusion of the..." June 17

  • Jets' Brandon Marshall: 'It's time to liquidate the franchise tag'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets just wrapped up their minicamp here, and receiver Brandon Marshall took to Twitter to go to bat for teammate Muhammad Wilkerson in his contract dispute with the team The Jets and Wilkerson, a defensive end, are miles apart in their negotiations toward a new contract. But because..." June 16

  • Muhammad Wilkerson breaks silence on insulting Jets standoff

    New York Post "Muhammad Wilkerson is a quiet man. The 6-foot-4 Jets star prefers to make his statements on the field and not through the media, but he is fed up and revealed his feelings for the first time Wednesday. The Jets still have not locked up Wilkerson with the long-term contract they have..." June 16

  • Jets' Eric Decker admits Ryan Fitzpatrick standoff has hurt team's focus

    Fox Sports "For the New York Jets, most of the offseason has been about their standoff with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Players have made their feelings known with unquestioned support for Fitzpatrick, but at this point, it's wearing thin on some. Eric Decker has been a backer of Fitzpatrick since he..." June 15

  • Darrelle Revis on Ryan Fitzpatrick: We want him back, we want him in this locker room

    New York Daily News "The biggest story at Jets mini-camp is about a man who is not there. It may be June, but Gang Green’s presumed starting quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, is still unemployed, mired in prolonged — and thus far futile — contract negotiations with the Jets. He’s gotten votes of confidence from many..." June 15

  • Joe Namath: Geno Smith will start for Jets even if Ryan Fitzpatrick comes back

    Sportsnaut "If you ask Joe Namath, Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t be starting for the New York Jets even if the veteran and the franchise agree on a contract. Speaking with award-winning New York sportswriter Brian Heyman at the Father of the Year Awards ceremony, Namath gave his vote for another..." June 14

  • Muhammad Wilkerson has another $100M reason to stew

    New York Post "The chances of the Jets and Muhammad Wilkerson agreeing on a long-term deal were slim heading into this week. Now, they may be zero. The Eagles signed defensive lineman Fletcher Cox on Monday to a six-year, $103 million extension with a possible $63 million guaranteed, making Cox the latest..." June 14

  • Why Jets’ QB shuffle could hinge on Bryce Petty

    New York Post "Todd Bowles’ excitement level when discussing spring practices ranges somewhere from going for a proctologist exam and watching paint dry. The Jets coach speaks dryly when asked to evaluate players at this time of year, pointing out they are wearing shorts and are not permitted to hit one..." June 14

  • Former Jet Curley Johnson dies at 80

    Pro Football Talk "Curley Johnson, who played for the Jets in the 1960s and helped them win Super Bowl III, has died at the age of 80. Primarily remembered as a punter, Johnson was a versatile player who also played halfback, fullback, tight end, wide receiver and kickoff returner. And he was also the team’s..." June 13

  • Geno Smith working out with an all-star cast in Miami in offseason

    Miami Herald "Adam Gase expects Jarvis Landry to “go to another level” this fall -- an ambitious, but not surprising, goal for a Pro Bowl receiver entering his third season. How Landry has prepared to take that next step, however, is far more interesting. Landry has put himself a local wide-receiver boot..." June 10

  • Sending signals? Jets keeping Ryan Fitzpatrick’s locker empty

    New York Daily News "Though not technically on the Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick's locker remains empty in the team's locker room. There's no name plate, but it's apparent who the spot is reserved for. The locker is a few spots down from Brandon Marshall, who was asked Wednesday what he thought of the team keeping..." June 09

  • Revis proposed salary-cap percentage to Jets in 2010

    Pro Football Talk "As noted earlier, agents have tried to persuade teams to include within top-tier contracts a provision ensuring that the player will receive a percentage of the salary cap in future years. Specifically, per a league source with knowledge of the negotiations, the term was proposed to the Jets..." June 09

  • Check out the reasons why Jets coach Todd Bowles told one fan to hang on to his Ryan Fitzpatrick jersey

    New York Daily News "Hang on to your Fitz memorabilia. That’s the message from Todd Bowles, during the team’s protracted negotiations with the journeyman quarterback. At the Jets town hall last Wednesday, a fan in a Fitzpatrick jersey asked the head coach a simple question: should he keep the jersey? “I think..." June 08

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • Jets' Devin Smith: Still no timetable on return from ACL surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tearing his anterior cruciate ligament was bad enough. But what made it infinitely worse for Devin Smith was the timing: toward the end of what had been a trying rookie season, but right when he felt like things were finally starting to click. Smith, a Jets wide receiver and 2015 second-round..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Brandon Marshall won’t “steal” money late in his career

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has two years left on his contract, which expires after the 2017 season. Following that season, in the spring of 2018, he will turn 34. Does Marshall see himself playing beyond the end of his current contract? "If they gave me a contract, they can always..." June 05

  • Matt Forte wants to 'turn back the time' with Jets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Matt Forte, the Jets' new No. 1 running back, said he feels physically fresh, and ready to roll, entering his ninth NFL season. He has 2,077 career carries on his body, plus 500 catches. And he is 30 years old. So he knows maintenance is critical. After the Bears opted to not re-sign..." June 04

  • Could Jets use Nick Foles as leverage against Ryan Fitzpatrick?

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets may soon have another way to nudge Ryan Fitzpatrick into making some sort of decision. With the two sides still at an impasse on a new contract, there is some speculation that the Jets may want a decision as soon as possible and will either look to force the issue or look to..." June 04

  • Muhammad Wilkerson won’t be at Jets minicamp, but he lost his leverage with team a year ago

    New York Daily News "The curious case of Muhammad Wilkerson isn't so curious at all. For all the sirens blaring from the pay-the-man police, the reality is that the Jets aren't going to pony up more than $50 million in guaranteed loot for the defensive lineman right now… or quite possibly ever. First, let's clear..." June 03

  • Jets could turn up heat on unsigned QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

    ESPN "When New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan addressed reporters on Jan. 22, he sounded optimistic about the Ryan Fitzpatrick talks, saying, "Hopefully, we'll be able to get something done here in the near future." Don't look now, but the near future is training camp. This has been an..." June 03

  • Devin Smith ready to make most of second chance with Jets

    New York Post "Devin Smith felt like things were just coming together for him in his rookie season … and then it ended. Smith tore the ACL in his right knee in a December game against the Titans. The injury required season-ending surgery. Now, Smith, the team’s second-round pick in 2015, is fighting his way..." June 02

  • Jets' Matt Forte: 'It would be disappointing for everybody' if Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't re-sign

    Newark Star-Ledger "Earlier this offseason, Matt Forte said he would be "disappointed" if the Jets didn't re-sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Well, Fitzpatrick still remains unsigned. On Wednesday, after an organized team activities practice, Forte said that while he likes the Jets' current starting..." June 02

  • Jets say they want to re-sign Muhammad Wilkerson, but ...

    ESPN "The New York Jets have 43 days to sign Muhammad Wilkerson to a long-term contract. If it doesn't happen by July 15, he must play this season for the amount of his franchise tender -- $15.7 million. What are the chances of a deal getting done? About the same as Todd Bowles leading a conga line..." June 02

  • Jets 'not interested' in giving Fitzpatrick one-year, $12 million deal

    sny.tv "While free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said he is ready to end his stalemate and take a one-year deal worth $12 million, the New York Jets are "not interested" in offering that deal to him, according to the NewYork Daily News. The Jets have a three-year, $24 million deal with $15 million..." June 02

  • Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ready to take 1-year deal for $12 million guaranteed

    New York Daily News "stalemate by letting the Jets know he will take a one-year deal for $12 million guaranteed. It’s the same money with the same guarantee the Jets are offering in the first year of their frontloaded three-year $24 million proposal that has backup money in the second and third year. One year and..." June 02

  • How Jets can get Ryan Fitzpatrick to sign: Offer less

    New York Post "If you go back to New Year’s Day, the upcoming negotiation between the Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was commonly expected to be an easy one. Both sides were open about wanting to get a deal done. What could go wrong? The expectation was the deal would be done by St. Patrick’s Day. But,..." June 01

  • Veteran DE Stephen Bowen Retiring From NFL

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday that veteran DE Stephen Bowen is retiring from the NFL. Bowen, 32, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Hofstra back in 2006. He spent the first six years of his career in Dallas before joining the Redskins in July..." June 01

  • Report: Ryan Fitzpatrick contract impasse to ‘get uglier before it gets better’

    Sportsnaut "A new report on the contract impasse between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets shows the two sides still have a long, long ways to go before a deal will be struck. James Fowler, appearing on ESPN’s SportsCenter, said he expects this impasse to “get uglier before it gets better.” He also..." May 31

  • Some Jets now fear Ryan Fitzpatrick could sign elsewhere for less money just on principle

    New York Daily News "Now that the Jets have violated the sanctity of their contract negotiations with Ryan Fitzpatrick by spilling the beans to every member of the working press on this continent, the truth remains inescapable: They’re still low-balling the veteran quarterback. The news that the Jets have offered a..." May 31

  • Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker back at Jets OTAs

    Newark Star-Ledger "NFL organized team activities are voluntary, so when veteran players skip them, it often isn't a big deal. But when both Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall—the Jets' top two wideouts—were absent for last week's OTAs, it became A Thing because it was easy to speculate that Decker and Marshall were..." May 31

  • Trying to build a bridge for the Jets and their bridge quarterback

    ESPN "We've never heard the New York Jets use the term "bridge quarterback" to describe Ryan Fitzpatrick -- the media use it a lot -- but that's exactly how the team feels about him. Money talks louder than everything else in professional sports, and the Jets' contract offer to Fitzpatrick has "BQB"..." May 31

  • Can forgotten Jace Amaro make Jets tight ends relevant?

    New York Post "By Jace Amaro’s count, Jets tight ends caught seven passes in Wednesday’s OTA practice. That would be one less than that group caught in the entire season last year. Amaro was not part of that storied group, which snagged a league-low eight catches. He missed the entire season after undergoing..." May 30

  • New York/New Jersey Super Bowl 2.0? Giants and Jets plan for another bid for NFL's showcase game

    New York Daily News "Are you ready for another Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium? Giants co-owner John Mara told the Daily News that the Giants and Jets have informed the NFL they are interested in hosting either Super Bowl LVI in 2022 or Super Bowl LVII in 2023. As this point, it’s more of a “placeholder,” Mara said,..." May 29

  • The Jets offense all bailed on OTAS

    SB Nation "Offseason training activities (OTAs) aren't particularly thrilling. More than anything, it's about new players and rookies learning how to practice under new coaches with different teammates. When players report for training camp at the end of the summer, the competition for roster spots will..." May 29

  • Teammates seeing more leadership from Geno Smith

    NewJersey.com "Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor has recently noticed a welcomed change in quarterback Geno Smith. Pryor said Smith is doing a better job of reaching out to, and engaging with, his teammates around the team's facility. This might seem like a small thing, compared to how a quarterback..." May 28

  • Jets' Sheldon Richardson slimmed down this offseason

    Newark Star-Ledger "How did Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson spend his offseason? Cutting weight, basically. "Just keeping my weight down, really," Richardson said Wednesday, after the Jets wrapped up their second day of organized team activities. "Body wasn't banged up too much, as much as last..." May 27

  • Jace Amaro hopes to revitalize tight-end position in Jets' offense

    ESPN "As he prepares for his third NFL season, Jace Amaro's claim to fame is that he triggered a war of words with Rex Ryan. Surely, you remember that unfortunate chapter in coach-player relations. In a radio interview after Ryan was fired by the New York Jets, Amaro said the team lacked..." May 27

  • Jets offered Fitzpatrick 3-year deal, $12M in 1st year

    New York Post "Mike Maccagnan stood underneath the 200-year-old oak tree that rests in the middle of the Jets’ practice fields this week, enjoying some shade on a 90-degree day while watching his Jets go through an OTA practice. It is understandable if Maccagnan, the second-year general manager, is feeling..." May 27

  • Report: Mike Holmgren turned down chance to coach the Jets

    Sportsnaut "The New York Jets are coming off a surprising 10-win season under first-year head coach Todd Bowles. Despite missing out on the playoffs, it was a successful campaign for the previously downtrodden franchise. Though, it does appear that the Jets were extremely close to hiring a bigger name to..." May 26

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