New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Kimberley A. Martin
Since joining Newsday in November 2007, Kimberley A. Martin has covered everything from local news to high school sports to the Super Bowl. In 2011, she was named the National Association of Black Journalists' "Emerging Journalist of the Year" for her outstanding achievement and balanced coverage of the black community and society at large. After spending two years as a general assignment sports reporter, Kimberley was promoted to the New York Jets beat in April 2012.
Before coming to Newsday, she worked as a local sports reporter for The Record in Hackensack, N.J.
Kimberley received her B.A. in Psychology and African American Studies from Wesleyan University in 2003 and her M.A. in Newspaper, Magazine & Online Journalism from Syracuse University in 2006. Prior to grad school, she worked at an investment firm in Midtown Manhattan.
In a surprising move, the Philadelphia Eagles waived former Stony Brook standout Miguel Maysonet to sign tight end Will Shaw Monday.
The running back from Riverhead, who signed with the Eagles as a priority free agent after the April draft, participated in their rookie camp from May 10-12. According to CSNPhilly.com, he wasn’t allowed to take part in OTAs (which began May 13) because of an...Read more »
The Jets are still in “fact-finding mode” as it relates to running back Mike Goodson, who was arrested early Friday morning on drugs and weapons charges.
Owner Woody Johnson told NFL Network from the owners meetings in Boston Monday afternoon that general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan will interview Goodson about his arrest.
Goodson, 25, and 31-year-old Garant Evans, of Roselle,...Read more »
David Garrard’s journey to becoming a starting quarterback -- once again -- was cut short last week.
The 35-year-old – who had expected to be the starter in Jacksonville during the 2011 season, and then again in 2012 with the Dolphins – was forced to call it quits in Florham Park due to lingering knee pain.
During a phone interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Garrard said he...Read more »
Running back Mike Goodson posted $50,000 bail and was released from the Morris County Correctional Facility Friday night, following an early-morning arrest in Denville, New Jersey.
Goodson -- a former Oakland Raider and Carolina Panther, who the Jets signed to a free-agent deal in March -- was charged with drug and weapons possession, according to New Jersey state police spokesman Brian...Read more »
It was obvious the Jets were hoping to name Dave Caldwell Mike Tannenbaum’s successor when they brought the Falcons director of player personnel to New Jersey for a second interview last week.
Well, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King detailed just how badly the Jets wanted to land Caldwell in his “Monday Morning Quarterback.”
According to King, the Jets took Caldwell on a tour of the surrounding...Read more »
Former Jets QB coach Brian Daboll will rejoin the Patriots’ staff, Bill Belichick said on a conference call Monday morning.
Daboll, a former New England defensive coaching assistant and wide receivers coach, left the Patriots in 2006 to come to the Jets with Eric Mangini. In 2009, Mangini became the head coach of the Cleveland Browns and named Daboll his offensive coordinator. From there,...Read more »
Tony Sparano is scheduled to interview with Kansas City on Monday, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Sparano – the former Dolphins head coach, who was fired after an abysmal year as the Jets offensive coordinator – will interview for the Chiefs’ offensive line position. Although a position job would be a step down for Sparano, he got his start as an offensive line coach at the University...Read more »
The Jets hired a high-priced headhunting agency to help them find the right man for their vacant general manager job. But according to FOX's Jay Glazer, no one wants the position.
"The New York Jets, we gotta talk about the Jets a little bit," Glazer said on-air Sunday. "The New York Jets are looking for a general manager. They can't give the position away. They're now...Read more »
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In addition to Angelo, in-house GM Scott Cohen and Omar Khan also will have follow-up meetings with the Jets, according to ESPNNewYork.com
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jets will hold follow-up discussions with at least two of the GM candidates they have already interviewed.
And according to Schefter, former Bears GM Jerry Angelo is a "name to...Read more »
Back in August, Rex Ryan predicted the Wildcat was here to stay.
With the threat of Tim Tebow in his back pocket, the Jets coach was confident he’d catch teams off guard with the formation.
“The Wildcat is tough to defend,” Ryan said in the days leading up to the Jets’ preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. “Are we going to do it? Of course, at same point we’re going to do it....Read more »