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As it turns out, David Garrard is not ready for retirement just yet.
The veteran quarterback, who retired in May due to chronic knee problems, decided Thursday to return to the New York Jets. He underwent a physical and was removed from the reserve-retired list.
Garrard was placed on the team’s exempt list, meaning the Jets now have 10 days to decide if they want to add him to the 53-man roster. Until then, he is allowed to practice and attend all team activities but not will not be eligible to play in the next two games.
“I was able to take the whole summer off and let my body heal. I started training a couple of months ago and my knee feels great,” Garrard said Wednesday, according to the team’s website. “I’m sitting at home, watching games thinking, ‘Why am I at home? Why am I doing this to myself?’ I didn’t want to have any regrets one day.
“I reached out to [Jets general manager John] Idzik. He has given me another chance, so it’s truly a blessing.”
Garrard, who signed a one-
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Florham Park, NJ The moment the Jets drafted Geno Smith, the clock started on Mark Sanchez's time left in green and white.Late last night, his time ran out unofficially, at least.The Jets announced late Tuesday that Sanchez underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, an injury he sustained in the third quarter of a preseason game against the New York...
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Early tonight we reported that Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie suffered a knee injury during Thursday’s practice.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, Cromartie suffered a hyperextended knee.
Cromartie MRI shows hyperextended knee, not serious, per source. Status for Sunday uncertain. #nyj
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) October 11, 2013
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New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow has been suspended without pay for four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Winslow will miss games against Pittsburgh, New England, Cincinnati and New Orleans. He’ll be eligible to return to the Jets on Monday, Nov. 4, the day after the Jets
Santonio Holmes made roughly the same amount of noise in his press conference Thursday as he likely will on the field on Sunday. Rex Ryan suggested Thursday that Holmes will probably miss Sunday’s matchup against the Steelers while the wide receiver was evasive with the media a week after saying “I can’t throw it to myself and catch it otherwise I would.”
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After Mark Sanchez walloped his shoulder and likely lost his last, desperate chance at being the New York Jets’ starting quarterback during garbage time in a preseason game, many people wondered how Sanchez felt about getting the boot from New York in the most passive-aggressive way possible.
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Some would argue that New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez lost his job because of poor play. Others would say he lost it because of an injured shoulder and would be starting if healthy. Whatever the case, Sanchez was reportedly furious with the way he got hurt. According to the NY Post, an “irate” Sanchez […]
I don’t know if there was any confusion on the topic of whether or not Mark Sanchez was alive or not but Rex Ryan cleared it up. “Mark Sanchez is not dead,” the Jets’ head coach said to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. Thanks a lot Rex. The response came as a typical Rex Ryan question dodge when asked about Sanchez’s future with the Jets.
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Former New York Jets wide receiver (and current Assistant Vice President at Barclays) Wayne Chrebet headed down to TheStreet.com today to talk transitioning from the NFL to Wall Street -- and the Jets' progress this season. [h/t Chris Ciaccia for the heads up.]
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By now, most of us are aware of the New York Daily News’ two covers featuring Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith. Although the dates of publication are years apart, the headline is exactly the same. “A Star is Born.”
In the NFL, winning is all about scoring points. Rule changes of the past decade have weakened the defense’s ability to stop opposing offenses, especially in the...
Garrard retired in the summer when he said his knee was giving him a problem, guess the knee feels better now.
Jets now make it official: David Garrard has re-signed with them. Placed on Exempt List for next 2 games. Could be activated after that #nyj
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 10, 2013
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Season 4, Episode 31 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I go over the recent roster moves, injury reports as well as the latest Pittsburgh Steelers news and notes to get the show started.
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