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Jets agree to 4-year deal with 1st-rounder Darron Lee

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets and first-round draft pick Darron Lee have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $10.2 million that is fully guaranteed. Lee was on his way to New Jersey on Wednesday, a few hours after players reported for physicals at the team's facility. The linebacker will likely participate in the Jets' first training camp practice on Thursday...
Via Associated Press
3 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Jets blink and give Darron Lee what he wanted

The Jets reached a deal with first-round pick Darron Lee on the eve of training camp, according to a source. Lee, 21, and the Jets agreed to a four-year, $10.2 million contract, which is what is slotted for the player taken with the 20th pick overall. The deal also includes a team option for a...
Via New York Post
58 minutes ago

Jets sign first-rounder Darron Lee, only two unsigned picks left

The Jets don’t have a quarterback, but they do have their first-round pick under contract. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets have reached a deal with Darron Lee, the 20th overall pick. The linebacker from Ohio State has already made a positive impression on his coaches, and has the opportunity to learn from…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 hour ago

Jets WR Brandon Marshall lost 20 pounds by following his coach's diet

Brandon Marshall is one of the most physically imposing receivers in the NFL. At 6-foot-4, (usually) 235 pounds, Marshall is an impossible matchup for smaller cornerbacks. And while he’s by no means overweight, his coach Todd Bowles wanted him to shed some pounds this offseason.Bowles challenged Marshall, who at the time weighed 244 pounds, to get down to the 230 mark. The goal...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Jets players told not to discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick situation

With the contract stalemate between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets becoming more dire and dysfunctional by the day, players not surprisingly are being inundated with questions about the protracted drama. But don't expect it to last for long, as Jets running back Matt Forte indicated that players have been instructed not to discuss anything related to the Fitzpatrick drama...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets sign DUI complainer to plug hole at running back

The Jets made some moves at running back on their first day of training camp. The team waived Zac Stacy with a failed physical designation, a source confirmed. Stacy broke his ankle last November in a game against the Bills. To take the roster spot, they signed Bernard Pierce, the source said. Pierce spent three...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Jets signing Pierce, waiving Stacy after failed physical

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets are signing running back Bernard Pierce and waiving running back Zac Stacy, who failed his physical after missing the last half of last season with a broken left ankle. Pierce ran for just 11 yards on six carries in seven games last season with Jacksonville after spending his first three NFL seasons with Baltimore. He ran for a career...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets cutting Zac Stacy, amid some injury issues in backfield

The Jets signing Bernard Pierce seemed a bit unusual at first, considering they have pretty good depth at the position. But they’re not quite as deep as they were earlier this offseason. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Jets will waive running back Zac Stacy with a failed physical designation. Stacy had surgery to…
Via Pro Football Talk
5 hours ago

Why Brandon Marshall is Jets’ most important player

As the Jets get close to training camp, I am going to examine the roster and give you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel it is possible to fully evaluate...
Via New York Post
5 hours ago

WATCH: Jets' Brandon Marshall weighs in for results of Todd Bowles diet

Marshall got some desired results Reporting day!!! Started the #toddbowlesdiet at 244 pounds 6 weeks ago. I've been playing around 235 pounds for the past 5 years. Last time I've been this low was at @ucf.football #mindovermatter A video posted by Due Season.. . (@bmarshall) on Jul 27, 2016 at 7:33am PDT FLORHAM PARK -- Brandon Marshall...
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

Here’s How Much Money Nick Mangold Earns By Reporting To Camp Today

Nick Mangold will report to his 11th training camp with the New York Jets today, and in doing so, he’ll collect a handsome sum of money. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Mangold will receive a $2.4 million reporting bonus, the most substantial of its kind in the NFL.  Jets C Nick Mangold will earn a $2.4M reporting bonus by showing up to camp today, the largest such bonus in...
Via College Spun
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick reportedly remain far apart

The Jets are reporting to training camp Wednesday. Ryan Fitzpatrick will not be among the players checking in, and he might not show up for a while. As #Jets report to camp, source says no recent talks between team and Ryan Fitzpatrick, they remain far apart, no resolution expected soon — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) July 27, 2016 The start of training camp is a critical threshold...
Via The Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Fitzpatrick, Jets not likely to have deal before camp

The New York Jets begin training camp on Thursday, and it appears Geno Smith will still be the favorite to win the starting quarterback job at that point. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that if the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick are going to reach an agreement, it is unlikely to come before the start of camp. It doesn't appear there will be a deal between the #Jets and QB...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cromartie may be forced to retire due to hip issue

Antonio Cromartie is still a free agent with training camp set to begin this week, and it sounds like he may have no luck finding work before the season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that teams are concerned about a lingering hip issue Cromartie has been dealing with. The injury is a big part of the reason there has been little interest in the 32-year-old veteran. The last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Fitzpatrick got ‘multiple contract offers’ from Jets

The New York Jets have reportedly given Ryan Fitzpatrick a number of different contract options to choose from, but the quarterback remains absent heading into training camp. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports the Jets have not been idle in their pursuit of re-signing the veteran quarterback. “The Daily News has learned that the Jets have given the veteran quarterback...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jets Nation: Who will be under center in 2016?

On SNY's Jets Nation, the panel discusses the team's top training camp storyline, the uncertainty at quarterback.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets Film Room – Bilal Powell

The New York Jets headline transaction at running back this offseason was signing Matt Forte, who should be a valuable addition to the offense. However, the decision to bring the perpetually underrated Bilal Powell back on a new contract may prove to be an equally or more important decision. Powell was one of the Jets most valuable players on offense last season, thanks to his versatility...
Via Turn On The Jets
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Bowles: Geno Smith 'can be a good starter' for Jets

Despite all evidence to the contrary, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles believes Geno Smith is capable of running an NFL offense. Speaking with the New York Daily News, Bowles downplayed the importance of the quarterback position as it pertains to winning but threw some support behind Smith as a potentially “good starter.” “I think Geno can be a good starter, but he...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets – 2016 Individual Awards?

A member of the New York Jets organization has won an individual award in two of the last three years — Sheldon Richardson was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 and Mike Maccagnan was the NFL Executive of the Year in 2015. Here is a list of six Jets who may win individual awards in 2016. Defensive Rookie of the Year — LB Darron Lee The Jets desperately needed an athletic...
Via Turn On The Jets
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets: An early look at the first-team offense

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With Jets training camp starting in just four days, football season is finally here. With preseason games right around the corner, we are beginning to get a rough idea of what the starting offense will look like. #Jets open camp in 5 days, here is what first team offense would likely look like on first snap if it opened today pic.twitter...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson to miss season opener?

Muhammad Wilkerson went from a rich man to a very rich man, but how healthy is he? That is a question that only he can answer, and he seems confident in his abilities to get back on the field sooner rather than later.  Wilkerson’s new deal can be worth as much as $85 million, with at least $37 million in guaranteed money through the first two seasons. That is a pretty chunk of...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp 2016 – New York Jets To Watch

Here are three players to keep an eye on when training camp kicks off for the New York Jets in 2016… Defense – Lorenzo Mauldin OLB Coach Bowles has publicly said he expects a lot of the second year player who landed at the Jets via the third round after a strong four years at Louisville and a promising rookie campaign in 2015. As a situational player, Mauldin picked up four...
Via Turn On The Jets
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Wilkerson relieved to be staying in Jersey with Jets deal

Muhammad Wilkerson couldn’t hide his relief over officially signing a five-year, $85 million deal last Friday with the New York Jets. And while the significant financial windfall coming from the long-term deal obviously is a reward unto itself, the fact that the New Jersey native didn’t have to leave the comfort of home to obtain it is perhaps the best part. Wilkerson, a native...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets and Muhammad Wilkerson beat deadline buzzer with massive deal

The New York Jets and Muhammad Wilkerson pulled off a franchise tag deadline stunner, as the two sides agreed to a five-year deal for $86 million, with $54 million in guarantees over the first three years of the deal according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora: Wilkerson gets $86M for 5yrs. $37M fully guaranteed and $54m over next 3yrs. Has $53.5M guar injury — Jason La Canfora...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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