Archive: Jets

Jets Reportedly Could Try to Sign J. Lynch

When the New England Patriots released safety John Lynch over the weekend, Coach Bill Belichick left open the possibility that the team would re-sign him at some point. Now the Star-Ledger is reporting that the New York Jets might try to sign Lynch instead. The Jets wouldn't do something...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2008; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Announce PSL Plan

The New York Jets announced their plan for personal seat licenses at the new stadium they'll open with the Giants at the Meadowlands in 2010. The Jets will charge ticket holders between $4,000 and $25,000 for PSLs for club seats and seats in the stadium's lower bowl. They won't...

 

By Mark Maske | August 26, 2008; 04:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Likely to Withhold Favre From Preseason Finale

Brett Favre has been lobbying to play in the New York Jets' preseason finale, but Coach Eric Mangini told reporters today that he's leaning toward withholding his quarterback from the game. The Jets play Thursday night at Philadelphia. If Favre doesn't play against the Eagles, he will have had...

 

By Mark Maske | August 26, 2008; 01:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre, Jets Still Have Work to Do

There's still some work to be done for quarterback Brett Favre and the New York Jets. Favre, in his second preseason start since being obtained in a trade with the Green Bay Packers, completed 9 of 12 passes for 96 yards Saturday night against the New York Giants. But...

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2008; 01:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Super Bowl-Winning QB Is Now No. 2 in His Own Town

Just a thought as the New York Giants play on Monday Night Football: Has a quarterback ever won a Super Bowl and had his stature in the city in which he plays diminished almost immediately? It has happened to Eli Manning. And he probably couldn't be happier about it....

 

By Mark Maske | August 18, 2008; 09:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre's Night Done After Two Drives, One Touchdown Pass

Coach Eric Mangini has decided that two series and 14 plays are enough for quarterback Brett Favre in his New York Jets debut. It was a highly successful unveiling. Starting his first preseason game only a week after having his first practice with the team, Favre completed five of...

 

By Mark Maske | August 16, 2008; 07:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Touchdown Pass For Favre on Jets' Second Series

Brett Favre threw a four-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Dustin Keller to cap the New York Jets' second drive of the night against the Washington Redskins. Favre threw a strike to wideout Jerricho Cotchery for a 19-yard gain earlier in the drive. In two series, Favre has...

 

By Mark Maske | August 16, 2008; 07:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Sharp Early in Debut

For those of you not tuning in to Brett Favre's debut with the New York Jets against the Washington Redskins, Favre was sharp on his first series. He competed his first three passes, totaling 25 yards. On his first play, he zipped a pass to wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery...

 

By Mark Maske | August 16, 2008; 07:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cameo For Favre

Brett Favre's preseason debut for the New York Jets comes tonight against the Washington Redskins at Giants Stadium, but don't expect too much. Favre began practicing with the Jets only a week ago. He is to have a small package of plays available to use in this game, and...

 

By Mark Maske | August 16, 2008; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reduced Workload For Favre, As Requested

Brett Favre got the pitch count he wanted. After saying during a midday news conference Wednesday that his arm was fatigued and he might ask Coach Eric Mangini to limit his number of throws in that day's later practice, the veteran quarterback indeed had his workload limited. Favre reportedly...

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2008; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

L. Coles Situation in N.Y. Is Worth Monitoring

The relationship between New York Jets wide receiver Laveranues Coles and his new quarterback, Brett Favre, will be worth watching. Coles is close to Chad Pennington and apparently was highly upset when the Jets released Pennington last week after trading for Favre. Coles has declined to comment publicly about...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2008; 01:12 PM ET | Comments (4)

Some Arm Weariness For Favre

Brett Favre spoke at a news conference today after the New York Jets' morning practice and told reporters his arm is feeling a bit fatigued. Favre said his throwing arm wasn't sore but was "kind of dragging a little bit." He said he might ask Coach Eric Mangini to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 13, 2008; 02:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Odds Stacked Against On-Field Success For Favre, Jets This Season

Since Brett Favre was traded to the New York Jets last week, there has been this widespread assumption, it seems, that all will work out fine and the Jets suddenly will be a much-improved team and a playoff contender in the AFC. Hold on. All of that is possible....

 

By Mark Maske | August 12, 2008; 01:19 PM ET | Comments (25)

Coles's Angst and Favre's Lap

Not everyone with the New York Jets seems overjoyed with the team's decision to trade for Brett Favre and release Chad Pennington. Wide receiver Laveranues Coles is close to Pennington and is said by people familiar with the situation to be upset about Pennington's abrupt departure. Coles has refused...

 

By Mark Maske | August 11, 2008; 09:11 AM ET | Comments (3)

Jets to Unveil Favre Against Redskins

The New York Jets have named Brett Favre to start their preseason game against the Washington Redskins next Saturday night at Giants Stadium. Favre will play in the game after less than a week of practices. It will be his exhibition debut for the Jets, who obtained him in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 9, 2008; 11:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Expected to Practice This Afternoon

Quarterback Brett Favre is expected to be on the field with the New York Jets for their 1:30 p.m. practice today. Favre passed his physical Friday. He joined the Jets for their preseason opener Thursday night in Cleveland after being obtained in a late-night trade Wednesday with the Green...

 

By Mark Maske | August 9, 2008; 01:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rushing to Get Favre Ready for Season

CLEVELAND--After Thursday night's preseason game here, Jets Coach Eric Mangini left open the possibility of getting quarterback Brett Favre into next weekend's home exhibition opener against the Redskins after what would be only a week of practices. "After the first few practices, we'll gauge that and see where we...

 

By Mark Maske | August 8, 2008; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

Scary Moment During Jets Game

CLEVELAND--There was a scary moment during the Jets-Browns game here Thursday night when backup tight end A.J. Schable suffered an apparent neck injury while trying to make a tackle for the Jets on a second-half kickoff and was taken from the field on a stretcher. Schable gave a thumbs-up...

 

By Mark Maske | August 8, 2008; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Will Redskins Face Favre?

CLEVELAND--Will Brett Favre's first preseason game for the Jets come against the Redskins a week from Saturday at Giants Stadium? Normally, you would say that a player wouldn't participate in a game a week and a half after being obtained in a trade--particularly if that player must learn a...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 10:33 PM ET | Comments (2)

Pennington Chase Under Way

CLEVELAND--A half-dozen teams are said to have expressed interest in just-released Jets quarterback Chad Pennington. An NFL source said that Pennington's representatives had heard from the Chiefs, Bills, Raiders, Panthers, Dolphins and Giants. The Chiefs were an obvious suitor because they're coached by former Jets coach Herman Edwards. The...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 10:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Joins Jets in Cleveland

CLEVELAND--Brett Favre has thrown his first passes for the New York Jets. Sort of. Favre is here with the Jets for their preseason opener tonight against the Browns. He's not in uniform, and Kellen Clemens started the game for the Jets. But the game had a one-hour delay during...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 09:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Scheduled to Be On Hand for Jets' Preseason Opener

Newly acquired quarterback Brett Favre is scheduled to be with the New York Jets tonight in Cleveland to watch their preseason opener against the Browns. Favre is scheduled to address reporters at a 6 p.m. news conference. Kellen Clemens likely will serve as the Jets' fill-in starter at quarterback...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 02:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Trade Has Many Ramifications For Many Quarterbacks

The trickle-down effect of the Brett Favre trade is significant. The deal means a lot of things to a lot of fellow NFL quarterbacks, beginning with Chad Pennington. The Jets, after trading for Favre late Wednesday night, plan to release Pennington today. He had been competing with Kellen Clemens...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (4)

Broadway Brett

Call him Broadway Brett. The New York Jets outbid the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and obtained quarterback Brett Favre in a trade late Wednesday night with the Green Bay Packers. So Favre will join former quarterbacking greats Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath and Joe Montana in ending his career in a...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 02:06 AM ET | Comments (5)

Packers Announce Favre Traded to Jets

The Green Bay Packers have announced that they've traded quarterback Brett Favre to the New York Jets. The Packers did not reveal the terms of the trade. The Packers released a written statement, attributed jointly to team president Mark Murphy and General Manager Ted Thompson, that says: "Brett has...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 12:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Headed to Jets

The Green Bay Packers have agreed to trade quarterback Brett Favre to the New York Jets, an NFL source said. The agreement was first reported by Fox. The Jets apparently will trade a draft pick to the Packers that could increase in value based on the performance of Favre...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 12:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bucs Viewed as Favre Front-Runners Over Jets

People familiar with the Brett Favre trade talks believe he will be dealt to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but not necessarily today. The New York Jets apparently also are bidding. "I think it will be Tampa," said one person close to the talks, speaking on the condition of anonymity...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2008; 07:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

Stretch Run for Favre Trade Talks?

The Buccaneers and Jets are said by people familiar with the Brett Favre trade discussions to each be pressing for the completion of a deal with the Packers for the quarterback. It's possible but not certain that a trade to one of the teams will be completed today. The...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2008; 03:41 PM ET | Comments (1)

Bucs, Jets Vie for Favre

So, picking up where we left off before the blog outage... The rumblings early Tuesday that the Packers might trade Brett Favre to Minnesota were misguided, at least for now. The Packers still appear adamant they won't deal the quarterback to a fellow NFC North team. Tampa always was...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2008; 03:28 PM ET | Comments (4)

First Packers' Practice Comes This Morning as Favre Trade Talks Continue

GREEN BAY, Wis.--It's a sunny morning in Green Bay and the Packers are scheduled to begin training camp with a practice in a little over two hours. Brett Favre's designated successor at quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, is to be taking the snaps with the starting offense, with Favre still at...

 

By Mark Maske | July 28, 2008; 07:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Moving Day For Favre? (With McCarthy Press Conference Update)

A couple league sources said this morning that the Green Bay Packers have been asking for way, way more than they're going to get in trade discussions for Brett Favre. Still, they're convinced that the Packers will reduce their asking price and something could get done today, most likely...

 

By Mark Maske | July 26, 2008; 01:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Getting Favre Would Fit In With Jets' Recent Approach

If the New York Jets indeed are in pursuit of Brett Favre via a possible trade, it would mean they're dissatisfied with their current quarterback competition between Kellen Clemens and Chad Pennington. Coach Eric Mangini told reporters Thursday that he was happy with the quarterbacks he had on the...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 01:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Trade Remains Likely Outcome

Even with Brett Favre telling the Packers that he will report to training camp with them, several NFL sources say they still expect Favre to be traded. "Look for a trade," said one source. A source said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stressed to the Packers that they cannot prevent...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets, Gholston Have Deal

Linebacker Vernon Gholston has agreed to a five-year contract with the New York Jets. A source said the deal is worth about $50 million, including approximately $21 million in guaranteed money. The Jets earlier signed their other first-round pick, tight end Dustin Keller. Five of the top six selections...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Disgruntled Jets Tight End Begins Camp on PUP

The New York Jets placed tight end Chris Baker on the physically unable to perform list to begin training camp. A player on that list can be activated whenever he passes a physical. Baker was outspoken during the offseason about his desire for a new contract....

 

By Mark Maske | July 22, 2008; 11:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Have Deal With First-Rounder D. Keller

The New York Jets completed a deal with tight end Dustin Keller, the 30th overall selection in the NFL draft in April. The terms of the agreement were not immediately clear. Keller becomes the fifth first-round choice league-wide to agree to a contract following Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jake...

 

By Mark Maske | July 18, 2008; 09:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Add Musa Smith for Backfield Depth

The New York Jets signed reserve tailback Musa Smith, a free agent formerly with the Baltimore Ravens. Smith spent five seasons with the Ravens and totaled 496 rushing yards, including 264 last season. He gives the Jets additional depth at tailback behind starter Thomas Jones....

 

By Mark Maske | May 27, 2008; 09:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Daboll Does Not Verify Walsh's Account Of Rams' Walk-Through Info

A former New England Patriots assistant coach did not verify the account given to the NFL this week by Matt Walsh about relaying information from the St. Louis Rams' walk-through before the Super Bowl in 2002. The league has announced that members of its security department re-interviewed Brian Daboll,...

 

By Mark Maske | May 15, 2008; 07:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Trade D. Robertson to Broncos

The New York Jets have traded defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson to the Denver Broncos. The Jets receive a conditional 2009 draft pick in return. They'd been shopping Robertson all offseason. They agreed to trade him to the Cincinnati Bengals in March for fourth- and fifth-round choices in this year's...

 

By Mark Maske | April 24, 2008; 06:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Still-Busy Jets Add B. Franks

The New York Jets are staying busy. They agreed to a contract with free agent tight end Bubba Franks, released by the Green Bay Packers. Franks is, by unofficial count, the eighth free agent added by the Jets this offseason. That group includes guard Alan Faneca and linebacker Calvin...

 

By Mark Maske | March 17, 2008; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Another Would-Be Bengals' Trade For A Defensive Tackle Unravels

The Cincinnati Bengals are oh for two in trying to trade for defensive tackles. A near-deal with the New York Jets for Dewayne Robertson unraveled Monday when the Bengals and Robertson couldn't agree on a reworked contract. Earlier, the Bengals nearly traded for Detroit's Shaun Rogers but that deal,...

 

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2008; 09:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Still-Busy Jets Add C. Pace, D. Woody

The New York Jets are on a free agent frenzy. The Jets have agreed to deals with linebacker Calvin Pace, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals, and offensive lineman Damien Woody, formerly of the Detroit Lions. Pace agreed to a six-year, $42 million contract that includes $22 million in guaranteed...

 

By Mark Maske | March 3, 2008; 04:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Faneca Gets $40 Million Over Five Seasons From Jets

Guard Alan Faneca agreed to a five-year, $40 million deal with the New York Jets. The unrestricted free agent's contract includes $21 million in guaranteed money. A year ago, several guards received $7 million-a-year contracts in free agency. Now Faneca, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has pushed the going...

 

By Mark Maske | March 1, 2008; 07:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Faneca Said to be Negotiating $8 Million-Per-Season Deal With Jets

A source said that free agent guard Alan Faneca has not completed a deal with the New York Jets, at least not quite yet. ESPN reported that Faneca, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers, will sign a four-year, $32 million contract with the Jets that includes $23 million in guaranteed...

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 07:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vilma Headed to Saints

The New York Jets have an agreement to trade linebacker Jonathan Vilma to the New Orleans Saints for a conditional draft pick in 2009. Vilma is a former first-round choice who fell into disfavor with the Jets. The Detroit Lions also were among the bidders for him. The Saints...

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

K. Jenkins Traded to Jets

The Carolina Panthers traded defensive tackle Kris Jenkins to the New York Jets for two draft choices. The Panthers will receive third- and fifth-rounders from the Jets. The Jets have been shopping their own defensive tackle, Dewayne Robertson, in trade talks....

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 09:25 AM ET | Comments (98)

More Cuts

Some more cuts from around the league: The Kansas City Chiefs released wide receiver Eddie Kennison. He spent seven seasons in Kansas City but had only 13 catches this past season. The New York Jets cut wideout Justin McCareins, cornerback Andre Dyson and guard Adrien Clarke. Clarke made 14...

 

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2008; 07:33 PM ET | Comments (1)

Vilma Reportedly Given Permission to Seek Trade

INDIANAPOLIS--The New York Jets reportedly have given linebacker Jonathan Vilma permission to seek a trade. The New York Daily News reported that the New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars could be among the teams interested. The former first-round draft choice has one season remaining on his contract....

 

By Mark Maske | February 22, 2008; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

C. Pennington Probably Will Regain Jets' Starting Job This Weekend

Chad Pennington probably will be the New York Jets' starter at quarterback this weekend. Kellen Clemens has continued to be plagued this week by the rib injury that knocked him from Sunday's loss at New England. Clemens was hurt early in the game on a hit by the Patriots'...

 

By Mark Maske | December 21, 2007; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

More Jets-Patriots Intrigue

Naturally, there is more intrigue between the New York Jets and New England Patriots as they ready to play Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Jets Coach Eric Mangini told reporters today that the club videotaped last season's playoff game against the Patriots from behind both end zones after being given...

 

By Mark Maske | December 12, 2007; 10:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

L. Coles Misses Second Straight Practice

It's looking increasingly unlikely that wide receiver Laveranues Coles will play against the Washington Redskins this weekend. Coles missed the New York Jets' practice for a second day in a row because of a concussion. The Jets haven't said, however, whether Coles will play....

 

By Mark Maske | November 1, 2007; 10:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Might Be Without L. Coles Against Redskins

The New York Jets might be without wide receiver Laveranues Coles when they face the Washington Redskins on Sunday at Giants Stadium. Coles suffered a concussion last weekend and his playing status this week is unclear. The Jets already have decided to switch starting quarterbacks, with Coach Eric Mangini...

 

By Mark Maske | October 31, 2007; 07:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mangini Announces Benching of Pennington In Favor of Clemens

New York Jets Coach Eric Mangini made the move for which many of his team's followers had been clamoring, announcing that he's benching quarterback Chad Pennington in favor of Kellen Clemens. "Kellen will be the starting quarterback," Mangini said at a news conference today. "I made this decision not...

 

By Mark Maske | October 29, 2007; 07:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Clemens Likely to Take Over for C. Pennington This Week as Jets' Starter

The New York Jets likely will have a new starter at quarterback for this weekend's game against the Washington Redskins at Giants Stadium. Coach Eric Mangini sat down Chad Pennington during Sunday's 13-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills, which extended the Jets' losing streak to five games and dropped...

 

By Mark Maske | October 29, 2007; 01:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Knee Injury Ends Vilma's Season

The New York Jets placed linebacker Jonathan Vilma on the injured reserve list today, ending his season. There were reports last week that Vilma would have to undergo season-ending surgery for a knee injury. Vilma was in and out of the Jets' lineup last weekend, later claiming that it...

 

By Mark Maske | October 27, 2007; 02:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Reportedly Could Lose J. Vilma for Remainder of Season

According to several reports in New York, Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma could be facing season-ending knee surgery. Vilma was in and out of the lineup during Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and suggested on his weekly radio appearance Tuesday that it was a coaching decision and he wanted...

 

By Mark Maske | October 25, 2007; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

C. Pennington Remains Jets' Starter

Coach Eric Mangini announced that Chad Pennington remains the New York Jets' starter at quarterback. Earlier in the week, Mangini had left open the possibility of switching to Kellen Clemens....

 

By Mark Maske | October 24, 2007; 04:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Could Turn to K. Clemens This Week

This could be the week that the New York Jets switch starting quarterbacks, from Chad Pennington to Kellen Clemens. But if it is, Coach Eric Mangini isn't saying so yet. He declined to say Monday which quarterback will start this week....

 

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2007; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

C. Pennington Practices

Quarterback Chad Pennington took part in the New York Jets' practice today, although his participation was listed as limited. Pennington is attempting to return to the lineup this week after missing last Sunday's loss at Baltimore because of a sprained ankle. Kellen Clemens had some impressive moments late in...

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2007; 10:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Some of Backlash for Spying Scandal Aimed at Mangini?

One of the curious after-effects of the New England Patriots' spying scandal is that part of the backlash within the league seems to be aimed at New York Jets Coach Eric Mangini. Several people within the league said in recent days that there is anger within the NFL coaching...

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2007; 06:48 AM ET | Comments (12)

Jets Returner J. Miller Reportedly Done for Season

The New York Jets reportedly will be without cornerback and Pro Bowl kick returner Justin Miller for the remainder of the season. He suffered a knee injury during Sunday's loss at Baltimore....

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2007; 06:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Planning to Go Back to Pennington as Starter This Week

The winless New York Jets plan to go back to Chad Pennington as their starting quarterback this week if he's healthy. Pennington sat out Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens after suffering an ankle injury during the Jets' season-opening defeat to the New England Patriots. Kellen Clemens, in his...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2007; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Belichick Responds

New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick issued a written statement tonight after being penalized by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for last weekend's spying incident. Belichick, who discussed the incident with Goodell earlier in the week, said in the statement that he accepted "full responsibility" for the incident but blamed...

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2007; 11:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Belichick Fined $500,000, Patriots Stripped of At Least One Draft Pick

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell fined New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick $500,000 and stripped the team of at least one draft pick, possibly its first-round selection next spring, for using videotaping equipment to try to steal the New York Jets' play signals during a game last Sunday. The Patriots...

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2007; 09:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Wonder About Super Bowl Loss to Patriots

PHILADELPHIA--With the New England Patriots accused of using videotaping equipment to steal defensive play signals from the New York Jets last weekend, some Philadelphia Eagles players said today they wonder if they might have been cheated out of a Super Bowl title three seasons ago. The Eagles lost the...

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2007; 04:58 PM ET | Comments (6)

Jets Set to Give Clemens First NFL Start

The New York Jets reportedly will go with Kellen Clemens as their starting quarterback Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Several New York-area media outlets reported that Chad Pennington is expected to be sidelined by the high ankle sprain he suffered last weekend. It will be Clemens's first NFL start....

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2007; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clemens Could Start for Jets at Quarterback Against Ravens

The New York Jets could be without quarterback Chad Pennington this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. Pennington hurt his right ankle during last weekend's season-opening loss to the New England Patriots. Backup Kellen Clemens would make his first NFL start if Pennington can't play....

 

By Mark Maske | September 12, 2007; 09:19 AM ET | Comments (1)

League Investigating Charge that Patriots Improperly Monitored Jets' Play Signals

NFL officials are investigating an incident in which a New England Patriots employee who was on the field during Sunday's triumph over the New York Jets at Giants Stadium was accused of videotaping Jets coaches on their sideline signaling play calls to players on the field, a league source...

 

By Mark Maske | September 10, 2007; 03:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Reportedly on Verge of Trading P. Kendall

The New York Jets reportedly are on the verge of trading disgruntled veteran guard Pete Kendall. The New York Daily News reported that a deal was expected to be announced today. The Jets were to receive a draft choice and Kendall was to receive the new contract he wants...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2007; 07:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Finally Get D. Revis In Fold

The New York Jets, as expected, completed the Darrelle Revis contract Wednesday. The Jets signed the former Pitt cornerback, the 14th player selected in the NFL draft in April, to a six-year contract. The complex deal can be voided after four seasons if Revis meets playing-time requirements, but in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 16, 2007; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets, D. Revis on Verge of Deal

The New York Jets are on the verge of signing their first-round draft choice, Pitt cornerback Darrelle Revis, after a long day of negotiations Tuesday that stretched into the night. Revis was expected to sign the deal today and participate in practice this afternoon. The stalemate had existed because...

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2007; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

T. Jones Has Strained Calf Muscle

New York Jets tailback Thomas Jones reportedly has a strained calf muscle and is to be sidelined for a week or two. Jones hurt his right leg during Sunday's practice and underwent an MRI exam. Jones is expected to return to the Jets' lineup in time for the regular...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2007; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

T. Jones Hurts Lower Right Leg in Jets' Camp

Tailback Thomas Jones hurt his lower right leg during the New York Jets' practice Sunday. The extent of the injury is not known, thanks to Coach Eric Mangini's Belichick-like approach to releasing injury information. Jones got hurt during a blocking drill and had trainers work on the area around...

 

By Mark Maske | August 13, 2007; 09:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Try to Build on Mangini's Year-One Success

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup New York Jets Players Released: Kevan Barlow, RB Trey Teague, OL Derrick Blaylock, RB Bobby Hamilton, DE Patrick Ramsey, QB Free Agents Lost: B.J. Askew, FB Dave Ball, DE Traded For: Thomas Jones, RB Free Agents Re-Signed: Bobby Hamilton, DE Wade Smith, G/T Anthony Clement, T...

 

By Mark Maske | May 25, 2007; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owners Grant Request by Giants, Jets for Waiver of Debt Rules

PHOENIX, Ariz.--The owners approved a request by the New York Giants and New York Jets for a waiver of the league's debt rules to build their planned stadium in the Meadowlands. The price of the stadium has risen to $1.6 billion, requiring the two teams to carry more debt...

 

By Mark Maske | March 27, 2007; 07:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Sign Reclamation Project Wadsworth

PHOENIX, Ariz.--The New York Jets signed defensive end Andre Wadsworth, the injury-plagued former first-round draft choice by the Arizona Cardinals who hasn't played in an NFL game since 2000. Wadsworth was the third player selected in the 1998 draft following quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf, but his career...

 

By Mark Maske | March 26, 2007; 09:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giants, Jets Still Working Through Stadium Funding Issues

PHOENIX, Ariz.--The New York Giants and New York Jets continue to deal with issues related to the funding of their planned new stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Owners and executives from both teams spent Sunday trying to convince other owners to waive the rules that clubs usually must follow...

 

By Mark Maske | March 26, 2007; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tuiasosopo Could Be Jets' Backup

The New York Jets reportedly have reached a contract agreement with free agent quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo, formerly of the Oakland Raiders. The Newark Star-Ledger reported that the deal could become official by Friday. Tuiasosopo would compete with second-year pro Kellen Clemens for the backup role behind starter Chad Pennington....

 

By Mark Maske | March 22, 2007; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Re-Sign A. Clement

The New York Jets re-signed free agent offensive tackle Anthony Clement. He was the club's starter at right tackle last season while rookie D'Brickashaw Ferguson started at left tackle....

 

By Mark Maske | March 20, 2007; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

New Deal for T. Jones with Jets

The New York Jets signed tailback Thomas Jones to a four-year, $20 million contract extension. The deal comes a day after the Jets obtained Jones in a trade with the Chicago Bears....

 

By Mark Maske | March 6, 2007; 07:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bears Trade T. Jones to Jets

The New York Jets obtained tailback Thomas Jones in a trade with the Chicago Bears. Jones ran for more than 1,200 yards in each of the past two seasons but the Bears have Cedric Benson ready to take over as the starter. The Bears sent Jones and a second-round...

 

By Mark Maske | March 5, 2007; 07:55 PM ET | Comments (1)

Jets Cut Ramsey

The New York Jets released quarterback Patrick Ramsey. The Jets tried but failed to trade Ramsey and avoided paying him a $1.4 million roster bonus due Saturday. The former first-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins spent one season with the Jets as Chad Pennington's backup, a duty that's...

 

By Mark Maske | March 2, 2007; 07:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Extend Cotchery's Contract, Cut Two

The New York Jets signed wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery to a contract extension. He had one season remaining on his existing contract. The Jets released tailback Derrick Blaylock and defensive end Bobby Hamilton....

 

By Mark Maske | March 1, 2007; 04:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Reportedly Set to Release Ramsey if They Can't Trade Him First

The New York Jets reportedly are poised to release quarterback Patrick Ramsey. The New York Daily News reported the Jets plan to trade or release Ramsey before having to pay him a $1.4 million roster bonus Saturday. The former first-round draft pick spent this past season as the Jets'...

 

By Mark Maske | February 28, 2007; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

C. Pennington Named AP's Comeback Player of Year

New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington was named the NFL's comeback player of the year by the Associated Press. Pennington returned from two shoulder surgeries for a torn rotator cuff to lead the Jets to the playoffs....

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2007; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (3)

Ramsey Falls To Third Among Jets Quarterbacks

Things aren't going any better for quarterback Patrick Ramsey with the New York Jets than they did with the Washington Redskins. The former first-round draft pick has fallen behind rookie Kellen Clemens on the Jets' depth chart. Clemens now is the primary backup to Chad Pennington and Ramsey is...

 

By Mark Maske | December 12, 2006; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (13)

League Wants to Stay in Stadium-Construction Business

FRISCO, Tex.--The NFL has exhausted the funds in its stadium subsidy program. But Commissioner Roger Goodell said today that the league, the franchise owners and the players' union will study ways to continue to be business partners with teams in stadium construction. The owners today approved two grants from...

 

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2006; 08:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners Approve $300 Million Loan to Giants and Jets for New Stadium

FRISCO, Tex.--The NFL's team owners today ratified a $300 million subsidy to aid the New York Giants and New York Jets in building a new stadium in the Meadowlands. The owners voted, 30-2, during a meeting at a resort in this Dallas suburb to approve the request by the...

 

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2006; 01:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners to Meet Today and Vote on N.Y. Stadium Loan

The NFL's team owners are scheduled to meet in the Dallas area today and are to take a vote on the request by the New York Giants and New York Jets for a $300 million subsidy from the league's stadium loan program. The two teams are planning to build...

 

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2006; 09:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Sign B. Thomas to Extension

The New York Jets signed defensive end and outside linebacker Bryan Thomas to a five-year contract extension. The deal keeps Thomas, a first-round draft pick in 2002, from being an unrestricted free agent after the season. A source said the contract contains about $9 million in guaranteed money and...

 

By Mark Maske | December 1, 2006; 04:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners Expected to Vote Next Week on N.Y. Stadium Loan

The NFL's team owners likely will vote next week on a request by the New York Giants and New York Jets for a $300 million subsidy from the league's stadium loan program to help fund their planned $1.2 billion stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The owners are scheduled to...

 

By Mark Maske | November 29, 2006; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pennington Close to Getting His Money

New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington needs to play about two more games to earn back the $6 million pay cut that he accepted in the offseason. Pennington was coming off his second shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff and agreed to the reduction in income, from $9...

 

By Mark Maske | November 10, 2006; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Place Offensive Lineman Teague on IR List

The New York Jets placed veteran offensive lineman Trey Teague on the injured reserve list because of a broken ankle. Teague hadn't played at all this season after first breaking his left ankle in training camp. He was close to being ready to play but broke the ankle again...

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2006; 03:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Acknowledge C. Martin Won't Play This Season, but Tailback Doesn't Retire

The New York Jets announced today that tailback Curtis Martin won't play this season. Martin did not retire, although it appears highly unlikely that he will ever play again. He had been on the physically unable to perform list all season because of an ailing knee....

 

By Mark Maske | November 1, 2006; 09:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

C. Martin Reportedly Set to Announce He Won't Play This Season

New York Jets tailback Curtis Martin plans to announce today that he's ending his bid to come back this season, the New York Daily News reported. Martin has been sidelined all season by an ailing knee. He's on the physically unable to perform list and the Jets must decide...

 

By Mark Maske | November 1, 2006; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (1)

C. Martin Reportedly Headed To Retirement

The New York Jets have delayed a decision until next week about whether to allow tailback Curtis Martin to begin practicing. If Martin, who has an ailing knee and currently is on the physically unable to perform list, does not practice next week, the Jets must place him on...

 

By Mark Maske | October 31, 2006; 09:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

C. Martin's Football Future Remains Unclear

Tailback Curtis Martin is eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list, but he and the New York Jets remain uncertain if he will play this season. Martin hasn't played or practiced all season because of an ailing right knee. According to the Jets, Martin will remain...

 

By Mark Maske | October 19, 2006; 08:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bucs Get CB Strait Off Waivers

Cornerback Derrick Strait, released by the New York Jets on Tuesday, was claimed off waivers by several teams and awarded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Jets signed cornerback Hank Poteat to replace Strait on the roster....

 

By Mark Maske | October 12, 2006; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

C. Martin Might Practice Next Week

Veteran tailback Curtis Martin might practice with the New York Jets next week, when he's eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list. Martin has been sidelined since the outset of training camp by a knee problem, and it has been unclear whether he would play all...

 

By Mark Maske | October 12, 2006; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Calf Injury Hindering Jets' Coles

Wide receiver Laveranues Coles sat out full team drills during the New York Jets' practice for a second day in a row. Coles is suffering from a calf injury and is listed as questionable on the team's official injury report. Jets Coach Eric Mangini--like his mentor, New England Patriots...

 

By Mark Maske | September 21, 2006; 10:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks, Branch Completing New Contract

Wide receiver Deion Branch and his agent, Jason Chayut, are in Seattle today to complete a six-year, $39 million contract with the Seahawks. The deal includes about $13 million in bonus money. The Seahawks traded a first-round draft pick to the New England Patriots on Monday to obtain Branch....

 

By Mark Maske | September 12, 2006; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets, Seahawks Reportedly In Running for Branch

Holdout wide receiver Deion Branch has received what he considers suitable contract offers from the Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets, the Boston Globe reported today. Branch's team, the New England Patriots, gave Branch until 4 p.m. today to pursue a possible trade and discuss contract terms with other...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2006; 02:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Trade Away One TE, Trade for Another

The New York Jets traded tight end Doug Jolley to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday for an undisclosed draft pick. Jolley was a disappointment in his one season with the Jets, with only 29 catches after being acquired in a trade with the Oakland Raiders. The Jets obtained...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2006; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pennington Named Jets' Starter

New York Jets Coach Eric Mangini today named Chad Pennington the team's starting quarterback. It had been clear for weeks that Pennington was leading the club's starting-quarterback derby, but Mangini declined to officially name a starter for the regular season until today's announcement. Pennington is coming off a second...

 

By Mark Maske | August 29, 2006; 01:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Barlow Apologizes to Nolan

New York Jets Coach Eric Mangini told reporters that tailback Kevan Barlow had called Mike Nolan to apologize for comments he made about the San Francisco 49ers coach in today's Contra Costa Times. Barlow, traded from the 49ers to the Jets over the weekend, was sharply critical of Nolan...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2006; 04:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Trade for Niners' Barlow

The New York Jets today made their second attempt to complete a much-needed trade for a tailback. They sent a draft pick next year to the San Francisco 49ers for Kevan Barlow. Last week, the Jets traded for Cleveland's Lee Suggs but the deal was voided when Suggs failed...

 

By Mark Maske | August 20, 2006; 09:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pennington Excused From Jets' Practice

Quarterback Chad Pennington missed the New York Jets' practice today, being excused because of what the team called a family illness. It was not clear whether Pennington would rejoin the Jets for Saturday's exhibition game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Pennington appears to be the front-runner in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2006; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Remain in RB Market

The New York Jets apparently remain interested in trading for a tailback. Their trade for Cleveland's Lee Suggs fell through when Suggs failed their physical, and Curtis Martin's uncertain football future all but necessitates that General Manager Mike Tannenbaum make another move to fortify the position. One intriguing possibility...

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2006; 08:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets' Trade For Suggs Voided

The trade sending tailback Lee Suggs from the Cleveland Browns to the New York Jets was voided today when Suggs failed his physical with the Jets. The Browns had dealt Suggs to the Jets for safety Derrick Strait on Monday. Strait is to be returned to the Jets. The...

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2006; 01:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Trade For Browns' Suggs

The tailback-needy New York Jets obtained Lee Suggs in a trade today with the Cleveland Browns. The Jets sent safety Derrick Strait to the Browns for Suggs, a fourth-year pro out of Virginia Tech. Suggs rushed for 1,048 yards in three seasons in Cleveland, 744 of them in his...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2006; 04:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

C. Martin Hoping To Play

New York Jets tailback Curtis Martin spoke to reporters today and said he hopes to play this season. But he did not exactly deny reports that he might have to retire. Martin is recovering from knee surgery and has not practiced during training camp. "I'm trying to do my...

 

By Mark Maske | August 9, 2006; 09:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

C. Martin's Football Future Uncertain

There is a growing suspicion around the league that tailback Curtis Martin won't be able to play for the New York Jets for much or all of this season. He is recovering from knee surgery and hasn't been practicing at the Jets' training camp. It's possible that the Jets...

 

By Mark Maske | August 8, 2006; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mangini Maintains Jets' QB Job Still Up for Grabs

New York Jets Coach Eric Mangini denied a report Wednesday that he already had chosen Chad Pennington to be the club's starting quarterback entering the season. Mangini said the team's starting job remained up for grabs. Still, it appears that Pennington is the clear front-runner. What's not clear is...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2006; 09:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Set To Go With Pennington as Starter?

According to a published report, the New York Jets already have decided to go with Chad Pennington as their starter at quarterback. The Newark Star-Ledger reported that first-year coach Eric Mangini isn't ready to announce the choice but has picked Pennington, who is working his way back from a...

 

By Mark Maske | August 2, 2006; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (20)

 

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