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New York Jets UK Chronicles – The 2015 Backfield

A recent article published on NFL.com ranked the Jets running back group at 20th overall in the league coming into 2015. The article seems to give most credence to teams with one ‘star’ back but football is the ultimate team sports and the Jets, although with injury concerns, are building a potentially competitive group at this position. Considering that the Jets backfield finished...
Via Turn On The Jets
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets could have deep stable of RBs

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) With all the additions for the New York Jets, from a new coaching staff to a top-level receiver to a prized rookie defensive lineman to the return of one of the NFL's best cornerback tandems, the stable of running backs has been somewhat overlooked. Considering that quarterback Geno Smith is in a prove-it third pro season, though, the importance of the guys...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Jets running backs are going to make the final roster?

The Jets have a log jam at running back. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem going into the training camp and OTA’s but the issue is that three of these backs are identical players. So which running backs are going to make the final roster? Chris Ivory, Steven Ridley, and Zac Stacy are all bowling ball runners who offer little in the passing game, and aren’t known for their...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

TOJ Fan Friday – The Forgotten: Jeremy Kerley and Bilal Powell

Welcome to a new series at Turn On The Jets! Every Friday we are going to publish an article from one of our fans/regular readers of the site. We want to hear from you and hopefully source a few new regular contributors. Jason Wiles kicks us off with this debut piece about Jeremy Kerley and Bilal Powell. Make sure to give Jason a follow and if you are interested in submitting an...
Via Turn On The Jets
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

A Look At The Jets Running Back Situation As Draft Day Nears

Last week an article looking at the best running backs in the draft was all set to be released as a continuation of the Jets biggest positions of need heading into the draft series. Then they went and signed Stevan Ridley and tossed a big wrench into that entire plan. However, the thing about the Ridley signing is that while he does add a lot more talent to the backfield, he still...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets to sign ex-Patriot Stevan Ridley

The New York Jets and running back Stevan Ridley agreed to terms on a one-year deal early Wednesday night, according to multiple reports. Just when you thought he was done, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan whips out the checkbook and strikes another deal. This time the check will be made out to former New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley. Ridley and the Jets...
Via isportsweb.com
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets sign former Patriots RB Stevan Ridley to one-year deal

  The New York Jets further bolstered their offense by adding running back Stevan Ridley on Wednesday. The former Patriot agreed to a one-year deal with the team. Ridley played in only six games last year before tearing his right ACL. ''He's excited for the opportunity and his rehab is going strong at this point,'' said Andy Simms, Ridley's agent. Ridley rushed for a career-high...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets add RB Stevan Ridley in free agency

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets further bolstered their offense by adding running back Stevan Ridley on Wednesday. The former Patriot agreed to a one-year deal with the team. Ridley played in only six games last year before tearing his right ACL. ''He's excited for the opportunity and his rehab is going strong at this point,'' said Andy Simms, Ridley's agent. Ridley rushed...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets Sign Ex-Patriots RB Stevan Ridley

Another day and it’s another done deal for the Jets. The Jets agreed to a deal with Stevan Ridley this evening that will bring the former Patriots running back to New York. The Jets have been extremely busy so far this offseason, but since the start of free agency, most of that has been focused on the defense and the offensive line. After trading for Brandon Marshall, re-signing...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets Draft History – 2011

Joe Malfa with the seventh installment of our ten part series examining the last ten New York Jets drafts, with a look at 2011 — a nice rebound to a terrible 2010. 1st Round, 30th overall pick – Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple Muhammad Wilkerson was on the fence about declaring for the draft in 2010 before ultimately deciding to go pro, had he waited another year, he might...
Via Turn On The Jets
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets 7 Round Mock Draft

ROUND 1 (6th Overall) – Vic Beasley, OLB Clemson View image | gettyimages.com I think a trade back for more picks, due to the vast amount of pass rushers that could still be had in the mid-first round, might be a better option than staying put and drafting one here. However, at number 6 I believe both QBs will be gone and pass rusher will be the direction that they decide...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

High school girl asks boyfriend to prom with help from Jets

NEW YORK (AP) This was one touchdown of a promposal - with the help of the New York Jets. Sarah Kardonsky of Division Avenue High School in Levittown, New York, asked her boyfriend, Michael Pagano, to prom with a video proposal that featured some special guests. Several Jets players, including cornerback Antonio Cromartie and running back Bilal Powell, are in the 30-second video...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Ranking Jets Off-Season Decisions

The New York Jets have done a few things over the past week and are likely not done tinkering with their roster before the NFL Draft. For this week’s Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, we are going to rank their off-season moves so far. Our initial reaction to all these moves will be linked with the transaction for reference as well. Also don’t miss this week’s Podcast and breakdown...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets Running 2015 Free Agency Blog – Day Two

Day two and back for more. Yesterday the New York Jets signed some guy named Darrelle Revis, Buster Skrine and James Carpenter. They also brought back Bilal Powell. What is on the way today? Follow below… 10:30AM – Three players to watch today: Antonio Cromartie, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Marcus Gilchrist. The Jets are anticipating signing Cromartie by this afternoon and have been...
Via Turn On The Jets
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Jets re-sign Bilal Powell to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the deal says the New York Jets have re-signed running back Bilal Powell to a one-year contract. Powell, a fourth-round draft pick out of Louisville in 2011, ran for 141 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries as a backup to both Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Jets hadn...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The New York Jets Re-Sign Bilal Powell

The New York Jets continued their activity in the hours leading up to the official start of free agency by reaching an agreement with running back Bilal Powell that will keep him in green and white. The 5th year RB out of Louisville was relegated to a very small role in the offense in 2014 despite showing in 2013 that he can be a 3-down back. With Chris Johnson being cut after just...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets Re-Sign RB Bilal Powell

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets have agreed to terms with RB Bilal Powell. Mehta adds that Powell was contemplating a reunion with Rex Ryan in Buffalo, but ultimately chose to stay with the Jets. There was talk that Bills could bring in Powell and get rid of Bryce Brown, but it ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bills Still Pursuing RB Bilal Powell, Bryce Brown Could Be Out

Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that the Bills are, in fact, pursuing Jets free agent RB Bilal Powell, even though they’ve committed to bringing back Fred Jackson. Manish Mehta previously reported Powell was “leaning towards” signing with the Bills and reuniting with former HC Rex Ryan. This comes less than a week after they traded for RB ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred Jackson Could Be Out In Buffalo If Bills Sign Bilal Powell

Jason La Canfora reported Sunday night that “several contending teams” are doing their homework on RB Fred Jackson, in the event he’s released. This comes after reports that the Bills are interested in Jets free agent RB Bilal Powell, who obviously spent time with Rex Ryan in New York. Tim Graham of the Buffalo News mentions that Jackson is ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Final Jets Free Agency Thoughts

Even though the league year has not “officially” begun yet, NFL free agents are flying off the market. Let’s take a quick position by position look at where the New York Jets stand and make some final predictions before Tuesday at 4PM hits… 1. Quarterback – The Houston Texans have brought back Ryan Mallett and are close to signing free agent Brian Hoyer, although the...
Via Turn On The Jets
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Vereen Could Be An Option For Jets If They Lose Bilal Powell

Manish Mehta reports that the Jets are lining up contingency options in the event Bilal Powell signs with another team. Mehta previously mentioned that the Powell is “leaning towards” signing with the Bills and reuniting with former HC Rex Ryan. One contingency option for the Jets, according to Mehta, is Patriots free agent RB Shane Vereen. Last we heard ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bilal Powell, Raiders, Saints, Titans, & Vikings

Bilal Powell Manish Mehta reports that the Jets want to re-sign RB Bilal Powell, but they think he’s leaning towards signing with the Bills. Raiders Charles Robinson reports that the Raiders were not going to overpay for WR Randall Cobb, despite recent reports that they were prepared to offer him a blockbuster deal. According to Robinson, the Raiders are ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

No Huddle – New York Jets Enter March Edition

TJ Rosenthal kicks off another week of New York Jets coverage at Turn On The Jets with his weekly No Huddle – Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter on Turn On The Jets a follow on Facebook. McCown to Cleveland? Good I’ll tell you what. Thank god for the Cleveland Browns. They make the Jets quarterback situation look rock solid. No team plays musical quarterbacks more and...
Via Turn On The Jets
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

No Huddle – Jets Gear Up Post NFL Combine Edition

TJ Rosenthal kicks off another week of New York Jets coverage at Turn On The Jets with his weekly No Huddle – Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter on Turn On The Jets a follow on Facebook. The Combine in Perspective I don’t put tremendous weight on the NFL Combine. Even though it can be streamed all day for fans that do, to me it’s an accessory. Learn about a player...
Via Turn On The Jets
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Options at running back

The New York Jets have questions at the running back position after releasing Chris Johnson, declining the one year remaining on his contract. Chris Jonson’s statistics were underwhelming to say the least. He ran for just 663 yard with an average of 4.3 yards per carry and just one touchdown. With the release of Johnson, the Jets are likely to add someone else in what looks to...
Via isportsweb.com
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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