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After Jets head coach Rex Ryan announced that Austin Howard had supplanted the incumbent Wayne Hunter at the right tackle position, he said he was 'excited' for Hunter's new role with the offense. His new role was supposed to be the team's sixth lineman and exclusive jumbo tight end."The more I went back and looked at where we are at as a football team and getting feedback from coaches and knowing the history of Wayne, the success that Wayne had basically as a sixth man, I have decided that is the way we are going to go," Ryan said last...
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Wayne Hunter has been traded
The Jets traded beleaguered right tackle Wayne Hunter to the Rams on Monday night, according to a league source. A few days after Rex Ryan benched Hunter in favor for journeyman Austin Howard, Gang Green shipped Hunter to St. Louis for former first-round right tackle Jason Smith. -NY Daily News
HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH!! Santa Claus has indeed come...
After a tumultuous run as the Jets habitually criticized and scrutinized starting Right Tackle, Wayne Hunter has seen his last days in New York. The Jets have agreed to send the struggling Tackle to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for fellow Tackle, Jason Smith.
Smith, the 2nd overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, was heavily touted coming out of Baylor, but has failed to live...
NEW YORK (AP) The Jets and Rams swapped struggling right tackles Monday night as New York acquired Jason Smith from St. Louis for Wayne Hunter.
Both the Jets and Kenny Zuckerman, Hunter's agent, confirmed the deal, adding that it was pending physicals on Tuesday.
Smith was the No. 2 overall pick by the Rams (No. 28 in the AP Pro32) in the 2009 draft, but failed to live up to...
The New York Jets have acquired Jason Smith from the St. Louis Rams for Wayne Hunter in a swap of disappointing right tackles.
Kenny Zuckerman, Hunter's agent, confirmed the deal Monday night, telling The Associated Press it was pending physicals on Tuesday.
Smith was the No. 2 overall pick by the Rams (No. 28 in the AP Pro32) in the 2009 draft, but failed to live up to lofty...
Filed to ESPN: #Jets close to finalizing deal for Rams RT Jason Smith, league sources. RT Wayne Hunter part of deal. Smith, No. 2 pick '09.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 28, 2012
And with that, the de-evolution of the Rams' tackle position is finally complete. It cannot possibly get any worse. From having a future Hall of Famer in Orlando Pace in his prime...
The Jets and Rams have completed their swap of struggling right tackles, with New York acquiring Jason Smith from St. Louis for Wayne Hunter.
Both Smith, the No. 2 overall pick by the Rams in the 2009 draft, and Hunter had lost their starting jobs and the trade gives both a chance to rejuvenate their careers elsewhere.
Smith was due $4 million this season, but a person familiar...
Another day, another ridiculous story out of Jets camp.
The media spin that surrounds the Jets is truly something to behold with Tebow in town, and a few weeks ago the scorn turned towards the right tackle of all people. Wayne Hunter was struggling in camp, that was no question, but it suddenly became the most right tackle spot in the league.
Only in New York.
The right tackle position as been a source of frustration and bewilderment for the New York Jets. Will fourth-year pro Austin Howard be a long-term fix for the Green-and-White?
It wasn't quite group therapy or singing ''Kumbaya'' around a campfire.
But Rex Ryan is hoping to build a better bunch of locker-room leaders.
The New York Jets coach excused 19 veteran players, including Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes, from practice Wednesday so they could attend what he called a ''leadership training'...
For everybody in hysterics about the New York Jets being a 3-5 win team in 2012…looking at you Merril Hoge, Peter Schrager and Evan Silva, a simple reminder that their defense will be facing the following quarterbacks -
Ryan Tannehill twice (0 career NFL snaps)
Russell Wilson (0 career NFL snaps)
Andrew Luck (0 career NFL snaps)
Jake Locker (0 career NFL starts)
The New York Jets arranged for a good portion of their players to attend leadership training on Wednesday, because let’s face it, they need it
“The Jets arranged for nineteen of their veteran players to attend leadership training off-site in Bedminster,” Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reported.
“We just had such a great experience as a coaching staff, and I’m...
AFC LEASTIt’s no secret by now that the Jets have had some major offensive struggles so far in this 2012 preseason. Playing in New York, having a “previously” boisterous coach, and now an interesting quarterback “controversy” to boot will bring the microscope on you almost every season.But are we singling out the Jets a little too much? Is there some more blame to go...
With the New York Jets' offense failing to score a touchdown through Week 1 of the preseason, the offense did make some strides last night.Their offensive line looked stronger and was able to protect Mark Sanchez for the most part.With Wayne Hunter going to the bench, newly promoted right tackle Austin Howard has answered critics by showing that he is quite capable of playing...