Found August 08, 2013 on Fox Sports:
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Even in the preseason, Calvin Johnson is a marked man. It's hard to say how much the Detroit wide receiver will play in Friday night's exhibition game against the New York Jets. But when he's lined up, fans should enjoy at least a brief glimpse of a one-on-one matchup between Johnson and defensive back Antonio Cromartie. Johnson was one of few bright spots for the Lions last season, when they lost their final eight games to finish 4-12. He broke Jerry Rice's single-season record with 1,964 yards receiving, despite defenses that could gear up against him because of injuries to other Detroit receivers. Cromartie became his team's undisputed No. 1 cornerback when the Jets traded Darrelle Revis in April.

Lions rookie thought Lambeau was a car

Lions rookie Darius Slay thought when his teammates mentioned "Lambeau," the Packers' stadium, they were referring to the Lamborghini automobile.

Antonio Cromartie wants to retire a Jet

  Antonio Cromartie has two years remaining on his contract and the Jets will need to decide whether they’re going to give him an extension after this season, since he’s scheduled to account for $14 million against the cap next season. Cromartie was asked if he wants to to retire a Jet. “Oh, yeah… that’s the God’s honest truth,” Cromartie told the NY Daily News. ...

Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets CB Darrin Walls

When Darrelle Revis went down for the year in Week 3 of the 2012 season, the Jets were forced to look into the cornerback pool in search of depth to make up for his absence. Among their signings was former Falcons’ corner Darrin Walls to the practice squad. Very little was made of the move, but few could have predicted that Walls, the Notre Dame alum, would be playing significant...

Jets May Approach CB Antonio Cromartie About An Extension After The Season

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News makes the case for the Jets to lockup CB Antonio Cromartie at some point next offseason. Cromartie, 29, has two years remaining on his four-year, $32 million contract. His 2014 cap figure comes in at $14.98 million and the fact that he has been one of the top cornerbacks in recent years should be enough of an incentive to reduce that number...

New York Jets: Mark Sanchez named starter for preseason opener

Rex Ryan has named Mark Sanchez the starting quarterback for Friday nights preseason game in Detroit. However, Geno Smith will still se some snaps with the first team offense. Mark Sanchez will get the first shot at proving he deserves to be the starter. Marty Mornhinweg and Rex Ryan agreed that Mark Sanchez deserved the first chance in the preseason to prove he deserves to be the...

Detroit Lions WR Chaz Schilens got a massive tiger tattoo on his back

Detroit Lions wide receiver Chaz Schilens recently got a massive tattoo on his back, and the only things missing are Mowgli and Baloo. We have to assume he was going for a “The Jungle Book” theme, because he opted for a tiger over a lion and we hope he’s not showing support for the Cincinnati [...]

Two Lions use racial slurs to show bond

Two Lions teammates, tight end Tony Scheffler, who is white, and safety Louis Delma (right) have been longtime friends and say they use racial slurs as a sign of friendship.

Geno Smith walking without a limp, X-rays revealed no fracture

It sounds like Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith dodged a bullet after leaving tonight’s game early with an ankle injury. Smith looked fine in the locker room tonight and was walking without limp, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Smith told reporters that his ankle is a ”little sore” and that it’s not a sprain. “I told trainers I want to practice (Sunday)...

Jets' Sanchez: 'I earned right to start' vs. Lions

Mark Sanchez says he ''earned the right to start'' the New York Jets' preseason opener at Detroit on Friday night. The quarterback, in a tightly contested competition with rookie Geno Smith, says Wednesday that he thinks he's putting together a good training camp and never thinks about not playing - even in the preseason. Rex Ryan and Marty Mornhinweg announced...

Geno Smith suffers an ankle injury in NFL debut

New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith suffered an ankle injury during his NFL debut tonight against the Lions. The good news is that Smith’s injury isn’t believed to be serious. Smith did complete six of seven passes for 47 yards.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Geno Smith suffers an ankle injury in NFL debut appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Ex-Jets wideout criticizes Sanchez

It's not getting any easier for Mark Sanchez. Former Jets wide receiver Chaz Schilens didn't mince words when it came to his ex-quarterback. "Really, when it came down to it, I kind of felt like they were looking for scapegoats and besides everyone except for, you know, maybe the quarterback position, and it was what it was," Schilens told USA Today on Wednesday...

Opportunity knocks, Bilal Powell answers

New York Jets running back Bilal Powell stole the show during the Green and White scrimmage last Saturday in Cortland and is quickly capturing the attention of Gang Green's coaching staff. Find out why running backs' coach Anthony Lynn thinks Powell is a championship caliber player that every team should covet.

Camp notes: Johnson never stops leading by example

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom, nicknamed The Perfect Human Being, always worked and prepared harder than anyone else. He seemingly never made mistakes and was admired for the way he lived his life off the ice, too. Sound familiar, Lions fans? Receiver Calvin Johnson is theNFL's version of theperfect human being. He set the record for most receiving...

'Butt fumble' guard headed to Dallas

Brandon Moore was only going to come back for an 11th NFL season if the deal was right. That's exactly what happened, and now Moore will soon be a member of the Dallas Cowboys. A source told FOX Sports on Tuesday night that the former New York Jets guard -- immortalized as the guy whose butt caused Mark Sanchez's infamous "butt fumble" last season -- has agreed...

Sanchez struggles early; Smith injures ankle

With the New York Jets and Detroit Lions clashing in the 2013 NFL preseason opener, Gang Green saw mixed results for its quarterback duo on Friday night.
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