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Like all other teams, the Jets spent Saturday purging its roster to get down to the league-mandated 53-man limit, cutting 22 players in the process.
And where was Rex Ryan during all this? Oh, about 700 miles to the south.
Twitter user @Will_Roebuck tweeted that he had spoken to the Jets' embattled coach on a flight to Clemson, S.C., presumably for Clemson University's football game against the Georgia Bulldogs.
Sure enough, he turned up proof of Ryan in all his Tigers glory.
The photo eventually found its way to the national media types, who were, suffice it to say, surprised at where Ryan chose to spend the day.
As New York Daily News columnist Manish Mehta points out, Ryan's son is a walk-on at Clemson, so he decided to "skip" Gang Green's cut-down process and didn't address those who were issued pink slips.
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Although the Jets have not made any official announcements regarding cuts, it appears Greg McElroy will be released when the roster is trimmed down to its 53-man limit, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.McElroy, a seventh round draft pick out of Alabama in 2011, will be replaced by Matt Simms, the son of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms and undrafted free agent out of the...
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The New York Jets finally released their 53-man roster, being one of the last teams to do so. They cut one quarterback leaving four men in the quarterback position. Here is a list of those cut from the offensive skilled position and a short analysis of who remains:Quarterback: Greg McElroy, with injuryDoes this mean that McElroy will not be the Jet who will be the breakout player...
Greg McElroy was the odd man out in the New York Jets' crowded and still unsettled quarterback situation.
The team announced Saturday night it released McElroy, a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, with an injury as New York got its roster to the mandatory 53-player limit. He was competing with Matt Simms, who made the roster after an outstanding summer, for a backup role.
The NFL Draft provides an opportunity for teams to supplement rosters, improve on weak positions, and build a strong foundation for the future. While the hope for any draft class is that every player can become a contributing member of the team, that is far from reality. More often than not, a draft class will produce one or two starting caliber players at most. As the newly minted...
With New York Jets' quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy hobbled by injuries, second year gunslinger Matt Simms has made a strong case this preseason to be the team's backup quarterback to start the 2013 regular season.
The Jets’ quarterback competition is far from over, even as the regular season inches closer by the day, but Rex Ryan may finally have his starter for opening day.
Geno Smith is likely to start for the Jets in Week 1, according to ESPN. The rookie quarterback has been inconsistent this preseason, showing signs of poise and accuracy from the pocket but also throwing three interceptions...
Headed to GREEN BAY TOMORROW #freshstart
— JOE MCKNIGHT (@Joejetlife) August 30, 2013
McKnight just recently tweeted this out. We’re still waiting confirmation that the Packers are in fact signing him to a contract.
McKnight, 25, was released by the Jets earlier this week. It appears as though the Packers are looking for a replacement for DuJuan Harris who was lost for the season...
Ian Rapoport reports that if Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg were to have a vote in the current quarterback competition, it be in favor of starting rookie QB Geno Smith over Mark Sanchez.
Rapoport adds that Mornhinweg would even support the idea, even if Sanchez was healthy.
ESPN’s Ed Werder mentioned on Friday’s SportsCenter that Sanchez’s shoulder injury could cost him...
Rants: Rex Ryan …Tick Tick Tick the sound you hear is the sound of a coach looking to get fired. How else do you explain his bizarre behavior at his press conference this week? Turning his back on the media as he is answering a question isn’t a smart move for a coach who is trying to impress his new boss in John Idzik. Ryan’s handling of the quarterback situation is classless...
In 2012, the word "circus" was often used to describe the New York Jets. The Tim Tebow introductory press conference, the ESPN studio show set up in Cortland for a week during training camp, that Mark Sanchez Thanksgiving-night fumble that was given a now-infamous nickname -- it was one oddity after another.
Though they're certainly something, the 2013 New York Jets...