Santonio Holmes' injury worse than expected; Jets sign David Nelson, release Ben Obomanu

Florham Park, NY -- The Jets officially announced the signing of wide receiver David Nelson on Wednesday, releasing Ben Obomanu from the active roster.The Obomanu for Nelson swap comes after Obomabu had more penalties (three) than catches (one) in Sunday's blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans.Still, the Jets will be incredibly thin at wide receiver heading into Monday's showdown...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Holmes out weeks; Jets to add WR

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes will miss multiple games because his hamstring injury is worse than initially thought according to a league source. The Jets haven't revealed a prognosis but the fear is that he could miss up to a month. Stephen Hill (concussion) also is expected to sit out next Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons meaning the Jets will be down...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets cut WR Obomanu, eye other WRs

The New York Jets have released wide receiver Ben Obomanu, and are considering other options to help offset injuries to Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill. Obomanu had one catch for 8 yards in the team's 38-13 loss to Tennessee on Sunday, and was called for three penalties. Holmes, sidelined most of last season with a foot injury, tweaked a hamstring at Tennessee and is expected...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Preseason – Final Roster Battles

While it has been a hectic week in New York Jets news (shocking), one of the more important topics has rarely been analyzed: the competitions for the final roster spots. Although the most important one will be left with unanswered questions in Geno Smith versus Mark Sanchez, some vital roles still need to be filled. In what has been a very average preseason in terms of team performance...
Via Turn On The Jets
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

The Jets are the Gift that Just Keeps Giving

I used to think that the 2012 New York Jets season was a gift from the comedy gods that would never be replicated. Then last night happened. The Jets took the field for their "dress rehearsal" third preseason game last night, taking on that other team from New York (you know, the one that actually wins things). After missing their last game with an ankle injury, rookie...
Via Patriots Life
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Wide Receiver Power Rankings – Halfway Point Edition

The second week of the preseason is complete and the New York Jets wide receiver power rankings are beginning to look more clear. While the back end of the receiver depth chart is still a shot in the dark, the front end is solidifying itself as many expected. Let’s dive in to the updated rankings 1) Jeremy Kerley Kerley has clearly established himself as the team’s best target...
Via Turn On The Jets
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Training Camp – Wide Receiver Power Rankings

In what has been an injury filled training camp for not only the New York Jets, but the entire NFL, the wide receiver competition is beginning to take shape. A select few will make noise in the first preseason game, good or bad and the depth chart will solidify itself in the coming weeks. Let’s take a look at how things are currently shaping up - 1) Stephen Hill Hill is almost...
Via Turn On The Jets
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – So….About The Wide Receiver Position?

The New York Jets may have a wide receiver problem. You can make an argument they have the weakest group in the NFL. This isn’t an ideal situation when you have a shaky veteran and a rookie battling for the starting quarterback job. Let’s run through the receivers currently on the depth chart and give a realistic assessment of what the team currently has. Santonio Holmes -...
Via Turn On The Jets
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Braylon, Brandon, and Ben: The Jets Veteran Wide Receiver Question

Image Credits: SB Nation, US Presswire, Associated Press Please join us in welcoming our newest writer, Jason Astafan (@murse13), to the OJT staff.  I would love to get a look at the paper the New York Jets Depth Chart is written on—I mean the official copy. Under wide receiver, it must look like swiss cheese with all the holes at the position. With Santonio Holmes...
Via One Jet At A Time
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets still trying to build depth at wide receiver

In various parts of 2012, the New York Jets' injury-depleted wide receiver corps saw fourth, fifth and sixth-stringers lining up as starters.Names like Chaz Schilens and Jason Hill replaced the likes of Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill, further hampering an already-sub par offensive attack. If the Jets get into depth trouble again in 2013, it won't be for a lack of trying...
Via AFC East Daily
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Sign WR Ben Obomanu

After going on injured reserve late in 2012 Ben Obomanu probably knew his time in Seattle would be coming to an end. It was mostly due to the fact his salary for 2013 was 2.3 million dollars. But Obomanu has been productive as a receiver, catching 67 passes from 2010-11, and should serve as immediate depth for a WR corp lacking quality options. Obomanu can also play special teams...
Via FF Locker Room
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Sign WR Ben Obomanu, Other OTA Notes

The New York Jets made an intriguing signing today, bringing in former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ben Obomanu. Since coming into the league in 2007, Obomanu has racked up 87 receptions, 1,209 yards and 7 touchdowns. In 2011, he started 7 games for the Seahawks, finishing with 37 receptions for 436 yards. He was gradually bumped down the depth chart in 2012 and made an impact...
Via Turn On The Jets
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets Sign Ben Obomanu, Place David Garrard On The Retired List

The New York Jets announced the signing of former Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu on Thursday. Veteran QB David Garrard was subsequently placed on the reserve/retired list following his recent decision to hang up his cleats. The Obomanu signing makes sense when you consider that GM John Idzik comes the Seahawks organization and the fact that they could use some additional receiver help...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Garrard retires; Jets sign Obomanu

David Garrard has officially retired after being placed on the reserve-retired list by the New York Jets. The move Thursday by Garrard was expected after he told the team two weeks ago that his surgically repaired left knee kept swelling up on him after workouts. The 35-year-old Garrard, signed by the Jets in March, was expected to provide competition at the quarterback spot for...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks stockpile defensive ends via free agency

Seahawks sign Michael Bennett When the Seahawks added Michael Bennett today, it meant they had added two of the top three pass rushers in free agency this season. Signing Bennett to a one year $5 million contract is a clear sign that Pete Carroll and John Schneider believe this football team is on the verge of a Super Bowl run. They are putting the final pieces together to...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Five 2012 Seahawks who will not be on the 2013 team

Who will leave? Roster change is imminent. It is for every team in the NFL. In fact, it is a major part of professional sports in general. Some of the players that we are used to cheering for may be playing against us next season.  We already know the Seahawks will welcome back former defensive coordinator Gus Bradley when he brings his Jacksonville Jaguars to Seattle. A few days...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks Wary Of Breakdown At WR

I want to take you back to 1 minute and 45 seconds in to Seattle's game against Minnesota at CenturyLink Field on Sunday. The Vikings had won the toss and elected to receive, giving the Seahawks' defense the perfect opportunity to flex its muscles having been worn down and battered in road losses in San Francisco and Detroit over the previous two weeks. The home team had...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Kearse In, Obomanu Out

The news this week, aside from "what the hell is going on in the middle of the defense" (more on that tomorrow), is that WR Ben Obomanu has been placed on injured reserve after breaking his wrist in Detroit.  To replace him, WR Jermaine Kearse has been activated off the practice squad.  Kearse has some intriguing physical ability (he can play a little running back...
Via Seahawk Addicts
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle could be down to 4 WRs against Vikings

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer Sidney Rice sat down to watch film Wednesday morning and started counting the familiar faces and names. It wasn't 11 for 11, but there are plenty of players on Minnesota's defense that Rice knows very well. ''There are a lot of tough guys on that side of the ball,'' he said. ''Nine of...
Via Fox Sports
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Seahawks Injury Report: Ben Obomanu Placed on IR

The Seattle Seahawks have placed wide receiver Ben Obomanu on injured reserve, ending his season, reports Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times. Wide receiver Ben Obomanu was lost for the season after suffering a wrist injury.  The Seahawks have replaced Obomanu on their roster with rookie receiver Jermaine Kearse. Obomanu was a utility receiver for the Seahawks and saw...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle places Obomanu on IR, signs Kearse

Wide receiver Ben Obomanu has been placed on season-ending injured reserve by the Seattle Seahawks with a wrist injury suffered in Sunday's loss to Detroit. Obomanu was put on injured reserve Tuesday, although no details were given about how severe his injury was, or to which wrist. Seattle also released cornerback Danny Gorrer from the active roster. To take Obomanu's...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Seahawks place WR Obomanu on IR, release CB Gorrer

Wide receiver Ben Obomanu was placed on injured reserve by the Seattle Seahawks, who also released cornerback Danny Gorrer. Coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that Obomanu was having a wrist injury examined. With Doug Baldwin (ankle sprain) unlikely to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and Braylon Edwards dealing with a flare up in his knee, the Seahawks are short on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Seahawks must learn how to win on the road

The Seattle Seahawks are 4-4 with all four of their losses coming on the road. They are 3-0 at home and are 1-4 away from it. Three of the four losses have come against division opponents and with how well the 49ers are playing, The NFC West title might be out their reach, but the wild card is not. If the Hawks want to make a wild card run they will have to find a way to win on the...
Via The Penalty Flag
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Seahawks-49ers Live Blog, Second Half

It appears that Seahawks-49ers is the new Steelers-Ravens: a defensive stand-off where the first team to score a touchdown wins. So far, Seattle has been the team with chances to get them. Rookie running back Robert Turbin had probably would have been a touchdown go off his hands when he got a step on a linebacker on a swing pass. Braylon Edwards, of course, lost a jump ball in the...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Touchdown Seahawks! Golden Tate catches an actual touchdown!

You can’t argue THAT one With all the controversy around Golden Tate’s last second ‘touchdown’ catch, much was forgotten about a terrific play in the second quarter that gave the Seattle Seahawks the initial 7-0 lead. The Play As much as I wish and pray for the day where Darrell Bevell is relieved of his duties as Offensive Coordinator and Tom Cable is promoted, Bevell...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

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