Jets Rumors & News

  • NY Jets training camp insider: Rookie tight end Jace Amaro struggling

    New York Daily News "Rookie tight end Jace Amaro may have caught 106 passes last season for Texas Tech, but he’s having a tough time making catches in training-camp practices with the Jets. Amaro has had some issues with drops early in camp, which continued in his rough outing on Wednesday, after he sat out Tuesday’s..." July 31

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Rex Ryan on Jets TE Zach Sudfeld, who has taken some first-team reps recently: "He's studying like nobody's business." #nyj

  • Unproven Jets secondary will get put to the test right away

    New York Post "Jets fans spent the end of March wringing their hands and screaming at their computer screens as free-agent cornerback after free-agent cornerback signed with other teams. It became the focus of free agency: What about the secondary? Fast forward four months and the biggest question about the..." July 30

  • Chris Ivory early favorite to be NY Jets short-yardage running back

    New York Daily News "Chris Johnson may be looking mighty spry at Jets training camp, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be the one pounding in touchdowns for Gang Green when the team is close to paydirt. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn said he hasn’t determined who the Jets’ short-yardage back will be, though it sounds like..." July 29

  • Jets' Willie Colon partially returns to practice, works double-team blocking with Breno Giacomini

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets made so many sexy changes to their offense in the offseason – signing wide receiver Eric Decker and running back Chris Johnson, and adding some quarterback named Michael Vick – that it was easy to overlook the transition required of Breno Giacomini and Willie Colon. Giacomini, formerly..." July 28

  • LeSean McCoy responds to Michael Vick saying he would race him, but not Chris Johnson

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Michael Vick made headlines last season when they raced each other in front of the whole team, with Vick coming out on top. Now with the New York Jets, Vick said on Saturday that he would not race his current running back, Chris Johnson, but..." July 28

  • Geno Smith: 'I expect to be in top 5'

    ESPN New York "The New York Jets' Geno Smith is the worst starting quarterback in the NFL, according to a recent ESPN survey, but he expects to be closer to the top than the bottom over the next year or two. "The thing about it is, you have to climb up," Smith told on Saturday after practice. "If I'm..." July 28

  • Vick not interested in racing Johnson but will take on McCoy again "A year ago, when Michael Vick was still with the Eagles, he beat the fleet-footed LeSean McCoy in the 40-yard dash. Pretty impressive for the then 33-year-old. Earlier this month, Jets running back Chris Johnson said that he'd take Vick, now Johnson's teammate in New York, in a race. Over the..." July 28

  • Dee Milliner: I'm best CB in NFL

    ESPN New York "Dee Milliner's confidence evidently was not shaken by his inconsistent rookie season with the New York Jets. Milliner, who will enter his second NFL season as the Jets' top cornerback, told the New York Daily News that he believes he is the league's best player at the position. "The best..." July 28

  • Jace Amaro hurts knee in practice

    Pro Football Talk "It has not been a banner weekend for the Jets’ 2014 draft class. The Jets saw their first-round pick leave Saturday’s practice with a head injury after safety Calvin Pryor was involved in a collision during special teams drills and their second-round pick joined Pryor on the sideline during..." July 27

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    Brian Costello @BrianCoz

    Pryor does have a concussion #nyj

  • Eric Decker catching passes and praise at NY Jets training camp

    New York Daily News "The Jets placed a $36.25 million bet on Eric Decker in the offseason when they inked him to a five-year deal. It’s early — very early — but the first returns on that investment are looking good. Through three days of training camp, Decker has looked like the man the team had hoped to see. He’s..." July 27

  • Calvin Pryor sustains head injury, Jets not sure yet if it is a concussion

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets’ first-round draft pick, safety Calvin Pryor, left Saturday’s training camp practice after sustaining a head injury. Coach Rex Ryan said the Jets are not sure yet if Pryor has a concussion. The Jets announced immediately after practice, and before Ryan’s press conference, that Pryor was..." July 27

  • Stephen Hill responds to fans heckling him at training camp "One of the great things about training camp is that it gives fans a chance to get close to players and coaches during practice sessions. If you're Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, it's also one of the worst things about camp. Hill, who struggled in his first two NFL seasons, is already hearing it..." July 27

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Rex Ryan speaking here, saying that rookie S Calvin Pryor had a head injury during practice. May be a concussion

  • Jets' Jace Amaro: 'I think a lot of people will be surprised in how well I can block'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets will finally put full pads on for Saturday’s third training camp practice, and perhaps nobody is looking forward to this more than rookie tight end Jace Amaro, a second-round draft pick. Going back to spring workouts, Amaro said he would better be able to showcase his skills during..." July 26

  • Who Says the Jets Are Geno Smith’s Team? His Teammates

    New York Times "A boisterous Jets fan spent most of his Thursday morning yelling at the players practicing in front of him. No one escaped his wrath, or his encouragement, especially not Geno Smith. “They say you’re the worst quarterback in the league!” the fan screamed at Smith, who was standing about 50..." July 25

  • Antwan Barnes injury update: Linebacker does sprints at Jets camp, still no timetable on return

    Newark Star-Ledger "Backup linebacker Antwan Barnes remained on the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list for the first day of Jets practice on Thursday, but he did partake in quick-step drills and sprints while his teammates engaged in full-team drills. Barnes, out since sustaining a serious knee injury..." July 24

  • Michael Vick to have Tebow-like role in Jets' offense? "Mike Tannenbaum expects a role for Michael Vick in the New York Jets' offense this season -- whether Vick starts a game or not. Tannenbaum, who served as the Jets' general manager from 2006-2012, believes Rex Ryan is drawn to the type of athleticism Vick brings to the quarterback position...." July 24

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    New York Jets @nyjets

    TE Jeff Cumberland was excused for personal reasons and will report to camp Thursday.

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Ivory has "a little bit of a hamstring, but he's fine," per Ryan. No team drills. Doesn't seem concerned. #nyj

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Geno’s job to lose, but Vick lurks

    New York Post "Geno Smith wore the face of poise and optimism and the confidence of a man who knows the deck is being stacked in his favor in his quarterback duel with Michael Vick when he and the Jets reported for training camp Wednesday at SUNY Cortland. Here’s my advice for him anyway: Watch your back,..." July 24

  • Rex Ryan: Jets won't put timetable on QB decision "Rex Ryan's protégé laid out a timetable for his quarterback competition in Cleveland. Ryan is taking a more open-ended approach with his own QB battle. The sixth-year New York Jets coach told reporters on Wednesday in Cortland, New York, there's no hard timeline for the competition between Geno..." July 23

  • Chris Johnson cleared for full practice, “flying” during conditioning run

    Pro Football Talk "Jets running back Chris Johnson didn’t do much during the spring while making his way back from knee surgery, but he said Wednesday that he’s ready to work. Johnson said, via Rich Cimini of, that Dr. James Andrews cleared him to make a full return to practice when the Jets hold..." July 23

  • Jets to reward good fan behavior "When the visiting team commits a false-start penalty or burns a timeout before the two-minute warning, ostensibly because of crowd noise, the fans attending New York Jets home games will receive "rewards" points that could lead to a seat in the owner's suite or a ticket on the team plane for..." July 23

  • Jets place Willie Colon and Antwan Barnes on PUP

    Pro Football Talk "Now we know part of the reason the Jets signed Jason Babin earlier today. The Jets announced that they were placing linebacker Antwan Barnes and veteran guard Willie Colon on the physically unable to perform list to open training camp, in addition to the signing of the veteran pass-rusher." July 23

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Former Jaguars DE Jason Babin has agreed to a deal with Jets, per agent. Two-year contract. Led Jags with 7.5 sacks last season. #nyj

  • Jets expect Dee Milliner to be vital part of secondary this season

    New York Daily News "Rex Ryan may like Dee Milliner, but he’s not ready to stake his reputation on the Jets’ second-year cornerback. Ryan, who routinely heaps praise on his players without too much prodding, has taken a cautiously optimistic approach after Milliner’s rookie season was marked by injury and mental..." July 21

  • NY Jets' David Harris is NFL's most underrated player, says coach Rex Ryan

    New York Daily News "David Harris has toiled in virtual anonymity for the better part of his career, but Rex Ryan wasn’t afraid to toss a colossal compliment at the Jets veteran inside linebacker. “David Harris is the most underrated player in the league,” Ryan told the Daily News. “It ain't close! It ain’t close!..." July 21

  • Rex on Patriots: “They need to worry about us”

    Pro Football Talk "Rex Ryan really is back. And while he has yet to talk about not kissing Bill Belichick’s rings or guaranteeing that Rex will be wearing one of his own, Ryan has found a way to get back to being the guy he was early in his career as a head coach. During a June interview with Brian Costello of..." July 20

  • Rex: I’m not saying I’m the best of all time, but I’m a great coach

    New York Daily News "God Bless Rex Ryan. God Bless him for his self-confidence, fierce loyalty and unshakable belief that he will be the man to end more than four decades of anguish, anger and frustration for a star-crossed franchise that last hoisted the Lombardi Trophy when Marvin Gaye topped the Billboard..." July 20

  • Rex is confident Jets will get to the playoffs

    Pro Football Talk "In early 2013, Jets coach Rex Ryan could have been looking for a new job. Instead, he ended up getting a new boss. Upon the arrival of G.M. John Idzik in New York, Ryan assumed the demeanor of a guy who sensed he could be on a short leash. A year later, Ryan has a new contract but as a..." July 18

  • Jets WR: Geno Smith is maturing, 'taking authority over the offense'

    Fox Sports "Has the Geno-coaster come to a stop? The New York Jets watched rookie quarterback Geno Smith struggle through the 2013 season, eventually finishing as the lowest-rated passer in the NFL. But things are changing, according to Jets wide receiver David Nelson. What's the difference between the..." July 17

  • Dee Milliner, cornerbacks are defense's biggest question marks

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets training camp begins July 23, with players reporting to Cortland, N.Y. At that point, we will start to get a clearer idea about what the Jets might look like in 2014, as they attempt to reach the playoffs for the first time in four years. Until camp starts, players are relaxing,..." July 13

  • Chris Ivory could be preserved or ticked off getting fewer carries

    New York Post "How the Jets split the carries among their running backs is going to be one of the biggest stories of the early season. They signed Chris Johnson in April and have said they will use a committee approach with Ivory, Johnson and Bilal Powell. But what happens if Johnson shows his old form? Will..." July 11

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Chris Johnson’s motivation: ‘I want to let them know they made a mistake’

    New York Post "Chris Johnson does not have to look far for inspiration this season. The Jets running back has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his six professional seasons. He is one of only seven men to ever rush for 2,000 yards in a season. He is only 28 years old. But the Titans, the only team he ever..." July 09

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Chris Johnson advises Manziel to keep right on partying

    Newark Star-Ledger "So Browns rookie Johnny Manziel insists on making a big ol' frat party out of his offseason, at least when he isn't hanging with Justin Bieber or lounging by the pool? So what, says Jets running back Chris Johnson. In that same podcast interview with's Dave Dameshek in which he said..." July 07

  • Don’t expect Calvin Pace to have a reduced role in 2014

    New York Post "The Jets re-signed Pace to a two-year deal in March, holding onto the veteran after his strong 2013. Pace’s off-field contributions are just as important as what he does on the field. He is one of only two defensive players who have been with the Jets since Ryan arrived (David Harris is the..." July 06

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    At his camp, #Jets QB @GenoSmith7 told @nflnetwork “I feel good about our team making a Super Bowl run. … You know, why not us?”

  • A healthy CJ2K changes everything for NYJ "Eric Decker gets the money and Michael Vick gets the headlines, but Chris Johnson is the key newcomer on the New York Jets' offense. If healthy, he's the one player who can change the way opponents look at the Jets. He gives Rex Ryan something he has never had -- a home-run threat in the..." July 04

  • Chris Johnson says he'd beat Michael Vick in a race "efore the 2013 season began, then Eagles teammates LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick engaged in a little friendly banter about who would win a race. McCoy challenged "old man" Vick and the speedy quarterback stone-cold smoked Shady. Now Vick's got a new potential challenger on the Jets: Chris..." July 04

  • poll ranks NY Jets QB Geno Smith as worst in the NFL

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith has finally won something in the NFL — the title of worst quarterback in the league. An poll released Monday had Gang Green’s second-year signal caller ranked 32nd of 32 NFL quarterbacks. The website asked 26 league insiders (eight general managers, two former GMs, four..." July 03

  • Geno Smith must blossom if team is to do better than 8-8

    USA Today "Last season seemed to be a rebuilding year for the New York Jets. But despite fielding one of the NFL's worst statistical offenses, the franchise nearly made the postseason in 2013 and eventually finished 8-8. Quarterback Geno Smith began his rookie season with inconsistent performances and..." July 02

  • Chris Johnson doesn't expect to be part of time share "Chris Johnson doesn't seem to be putting too much stock in offseason talk of a time share in the New York Jets' backfield this season. In a Tuesday phone conversation with Around The League, Johnson spoke confidently about being the Jets' primary ball-carrier in 2014. "Once the season starts..." July 02

  • Jets trying to get underachieving receiver Stephen Hill to better use his speed

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Stephen Hill Saga is well-known to Jets fans by now. A big, raw talent drafted in the 2012 second round, Hill's first two seasons were plagued by injuries and a general lack of production: 45 catches, four touchdowns, certain games in which he simply seemed to vanish. The Jets have thus far..." July 01

  • Joe Namath On Geno Smith: ‘I Don’t See Anything Outstanding About Him’ "Joe Namath is a harsh critic of his New York Jets and a harsh critic of quarterbacks. So you know he's got plenty to say about Geno Smith heading into the quarterback's second year. Speaking with Peter Schwartz of, Namath called Geno "pretty good" but said "nothing to me is..." June 30

  • Camp competition or not, Geno Smith faces a real challenge in 2014

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, Mike Vick was right when he said the Jets’ quarterback position won’t entail an open competition in 2014. But that doesn’t mean Smith will have it easy in his season NFL season. Or that Vick won’t eventually be playing. As explained by Rich Cimini of, other teams will be..." June 29