Found August 23, 2012 on Wayne Hunter gets Benched The New York Jets and head coach Rex Ryan finally benched Wayne Hunter, and will be starting Austin Howard at right tackle in Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Wayne Hunter was by far the Jets worst offensive lineman last year, and with allowing 2 ½ sacks in his first preseason game against the Giants it showed that he is clearly not a starting lineman. Rex Ryan said “We’re gonna give Austin Howard a shot to be with this first group. I thought he earned that right. He played extremely well against Cincinnati, did OK against the Giants, but really played well against Cincinnati, and this is what I wanna do. I’m gonna put him in that situation, and we’ll see how he does this week.” Austin Howard was signed by the Jets last November from the Ravens practice squad, and has played in 4 games in the NFL with the Eagles in 2010. The Jets will hope Howard is the answer at right tackle, but in all likelihood the Jets will be having problems...

New York Jets Bench Wayne Hunter

In a move that was long overdue…as in it should have done after the first play of the 2011 regular season, New York Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter has been benched. His replacement for the time being will be Austin Howard, who started the Jets first pre-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Howard was an undrafted free agent in 2010 who has spent time on the Eagles and...

Wayne Hunter takes the Night off from the “Family”

Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter was excused from tonight’s practice for personal reasons, according to a team spokesperson. He attended meetings yesterday. I know this is football and a business, but you got to feel bad for the guy. I’m guessing he didn’t feel like taking the dire of the fans during “Family Night” and I don’t blame him.  Rex was smart to give him...

BREAKING NEWS: Howard ousts Hunter at RT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Third year offensive lineman Austin Howard, Rex Ryan announced at his Thursday's press conference, will be replacing Wayne Hunter at the right tackle position this Sunday as the Jets host the Carolina Panthers for the team's third -- and most important -- preseason game.Howard, who boasts a career total of four games on his resume, has been impressive...

Jets bench Hunter; Howard to start at RT

Struggling right tackle Wayne Hunter has been benched by the New York Jets, and Austin Howard promoted to the starting job for the team's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Coach Rex Ryan says Thursday that Hunter will serve as the blocking tight end - as he did in previous years before becoming the starting right tackle last season. Hunter will also be the '...

Jets won’t commit to Wayne Hunter as week 1 starter

Jets’ Head Coach Rex Ryan has publicly stood behind right tackle Wayne Hunter all offseason, even though he was awful last season, his first full season as a starter, committing 11 penalties and allowing 11 sacks, 11 quarterback hits, and 32 quarterback pressures. He also struggled as a run blocker and graded out as ProFootballFocus’ 67th offensive tackle out of 73. Privately...

Ryan holds private meeting with Wayne Hunter

With offensive lineman Wayne Hunter's future as a starter in New York far from certain, Jets head coach Rex Ryan addressed the competition for the starting right tackle job.

New York Jets' Wayne Hunter Loses Starting Job to Austin Howard

New York Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter has been relegated to backup duty, losing his starting job to Austin Howard. Rex Ryan revealed today that Wayne Hunter has finally been replaced in the starting lineup after showing no signs of improvement during the preseason to this point. Austin Howard will be given a shot to cement himself as the starting right tackle. Austin Howard is...

Mangold expects ‘big things’ out of Hunter

Nick Mangold has been the cornerstone of the Jets' offensive line the past six seasons. Find out why New York's star center isn't concerned about the poor play of his teammate Wayne Hunter.

New York Jets: Offensive Line To Blame For Struggles

It has been said by many experts that football games are won in the "trenches". The battle between the offensive line and the defensive line is where games are ultimately decided for better or worse.To say the New York Jets have struggled mightily on offense would be a gross understatement.Nine total points over the first two weeks of preseason action is not good for...

PRESEASON PREVIEW: Carolina Panthers @ NY Jets

After failing to score a touchdown in their second preseason game, the only team in the NFL to not reach the end zone thus far, Jets head coach Rex Ryan re-assured everyone that it was not time to panic -- yet.  With a sudden changing of the guard to the team's offensive line, switching  starting right tackle Wayne Hunter for Austin Howard, all eyes will be on the offense  ...

Out of the Hunt

When Rex Ryan held a private meeting with starting right tackle Wayne Hunter on Wednesday, the 31-year-old veteran had a feeling his days in the Jets' starting lineup were over.
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