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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Quinton Coples may not be the best practice player, but the Jets’ first-round pick continued to impress on game day. With his 1 ½ sacks Thursday night, the rookie defensive end closed out the preseason tied for the most sacks (4.5) with Carolina’s Thomas Keiser.
Coples got off to a good start Thursday, stuffing running back Bryce Brown on the Eagles’ opening drive for a five-yard loss on third...Read more »
Ask anyone of his teammates, and he'll tell you Mark Sanchez has emerged as a veteran leader in the locker room.
But there's one person who'd like to see more assertiveness from the Jets' fourth-year quarterback.
The former Redskins quarterback and Super Bowl champion thinks Sanchez is being far too nice when it comes to Tim Tebow. Theismann is sick of hearing the...Read more »
RB Joe McKnight’s status for Week 1 currently is up in the air after he suffered a hamstring injury during the preseason finale loss to the Eagles.
Rex Ryan couldn’t offer any details about how McKnight suffered the injury or the extent of it. As of his Friday afternoon press conference, the Jets coach hadn’t checked in with head trainer John Mellody.
“It is a little hamstring (injury),”...Read more »
It took them four preseason games to score their first touchdown, but Rex Ryan still believes the 2012 Jets can not only be good -- but be the best team he's ever coached.
“I really like this team. I really like this team," the coach reiterated Friday, a day after telling Newsday the same thing. "I don’t know if we’re as strong, like, in this one area or that are, or specials teams....Read more »
**Updated @ 12:57 p.m.**
The Jets announced during Friday's practice that they have cut their roster down to 60. The following players have been waived: WR Joseph Collins, LB Marcus Dowtin, OT Robert Griffin, OG Fredrick Koloto, OC Matt Kroul, P Spencer Lanning, DB LeQuan Lewis, TE Tarren Lloyd, DS D’Anton Lynn, DB Julian Posey, DE Jay Richardson, WR Eron Riley, LB Brett Roy, QB Matt Simms...Read more »
Through his foundation, Brandon Moore and his wife Regina will be providing backpacks and school supplies for 100 kids at the Boys and Girls Club Newark for the third straight year.
Afterward, Moore will take 40 children on a back-to-school shopping spree at a local Target.
Here's the info:
Date/Time Sept. 4 from 5-7:30p
Location(s) Boys and Girls Club Newark -- 1 Avon Avenue,...Read more »
Jets owner Woody Johnson has been making the rounds on the political circuit this week in support of the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan Republican ticket.
But Johnson took a break from discussing presidential campaigns to chat about Jets football -- and Tim Tebow.
During a CNBC interview Wednesday, the Jets owner was asked about his team's anemic offense this preseason. Johnson took the statistics...Read more »
Of all the teams in the NFL, wouldn’t you know that rookie quarterback Matt Simms would wind up on the Jets. Of course, he’s the son of Giants great Phil Simms, the MVP of Super Bowl XXI, but even though he’s wearing green, training camp with the Jets has been something of a New Jersey homecoming for Matt, who was an all-state quarterback at Don Bosco Prep.
“It’s been great to be around my...Read more »
Stephen Hill knew instantly what he should have done.
The Jets rookie receiver had failed to use his hands to make the catch and Captain Munnerlyn made him pay.
Hill watched in disbelief as the Mark Sanchez pass intended for him, ricocheted off his back forearm and into the hands of the Panthers cornerback.
“I knew what I did once it happened,” the Jets wideout said Tuesday, adding...Read more »
Cantankerous Joe Namath is back at it, criticizing his old team for its penchant for generating more headlines than touchdowns in the preseason. The Jets’ Hall of Fame quarterback fired his latest broadside during an interview Wednesday with NFL.com’s Adam Schein on Sirius XM Blitz.
“I’m concerned with how the Jets are trying to build a team and win a championship,” Namath said, taking the...Read more »