Wide Receivers Take Center Stage As Final Cuts Loom

Florham Park, N.J.- While most of the concern and interest surrounding the Jets this training camp has revolved around issues with the team's secondary, another area of intrigue is the wide receiver position.With final cuts approaching and several wide-outs vying for a roster spot, the receiving corps is preparing to take center stage. In his post practice press conference,...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets are leaning towards Geno Smith as their starter

David Nelson of the New York Jets confirmed today that the Jets are leaning towards Geno Smith as their starter. “When the coaches say, ‘First-group offense,’ we know who’s walking in the huddle,” Nelson said Tuesday. “It’s not something that needs to be said. He’s the guy and we’re moving forward.” Barring an injury, he […] The post New York Jets are leaning...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Geno named starting QB ... for this week

Wide receiver David Nelson summed up the reality of the New York Jets' quarterback situation. "When the coaches say, 'First-group offense,' we know who's walking in the huddle," Nelson said Tuesday. "It's not something that needs to be said. He's the guy and we're moving forward." He, of course, is Geno Smith. Barring an injury...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson: Geno's the guy and we're moving forward

BY NICK ST. DENISNew York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is the Week 1 starter, barring injury or any catastrophic situation.Head coach Rex Ryan isn't willing to admit it yet, but his players have moved on from that charade. At least wide receiver David Nelson has."When the coaches say, 'First-group offense,' we know who's walking in the huddle," Nelson said...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets Playbook – Breaking In The New Personnel

The New York Jets displayed a handful of intriguing personnel groupings and formations in their pre-season debut against the Indianapolis Colts. While you don’t want to read too much into what you see in August, the plays still provide a general preview for how the Jets plan to use certain players. Let’s take a quick look at five of those formations and plays… Play 1 This...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick-hits from New York Jets training camp

Here are some quick-hits from Jets training camp in SUNY Cortland… 1. Big-name injury updates Injuries are beginning to mount as a couple more key players are added to the medical report. These players are wide receiver David Nelson and running back Bilal Powell — who will be nursing groin (Nelson) and hamstring (Powell) injuries. A few others added to the medical report are...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Last night, NY Jets Wide Receiver David Nelson hosted a launch...

Last night, NY Jets Wide Receiver David Nelson hosted a launch party for his organization i’mME at Hotel Chantelle in NYC. Even with training camp starting tomorrow, New York Jets players Geno Smith, Eric Decker, Bilal Powell, and Jalen Saunders were all in attendance at the Super-Hero themed event to support David and the organization. i’mME was founded by Nelson and his two...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ Whiteboard – New York Jets Get Six Edition

Welcome to the TOJ Whiteboard, where we provide a concise breakdown of a pair of New York Jets plays from the previous season. Today we are looking at two redzone touchdown passes from Geno Smith, one to David Nelson and one to Jeremy Kerley. Make sure to leave your questions or comments below or over on our Twitter account… The Jets come out in an empty shotgun with yet ANOTHER...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

David Nelson the favorite for Jets No. 2 wideout after full offseason

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 them before they play a game. Looking back at 2013: The Jets picked up Nelson four weeks into last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

David Nelson Was ‘Quarantined’ After Mosquito Bite In Haiti

David Nelson fell ill after a mosquito bite in Haiti and was "quarantined" by the New York Jets until he recovered.
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jets' David Nelson ‘quarantined’ after mosquito bite

New York Jets receiver David Nelson missed the first week of OTAs, but Rex Ryan might have a hard time finding a reason to get mad.Nelson had a really good excuse — and it wasn't attending the CMTs. He was quarantined.During a trip to Haiti to do charity work, Nelson was bitten by a mosquito. His fever peaked at 104 degrees and he had strep throat, so the team told him to stay...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets’ David Nelson ‘quarantined’ after mosquito bite

Though David Nelson didn't need an excuse for missing last week's OTAs -- attendance is voluntary, after all -- he had a pretty good one. Per the New York Post, the Jets receiver was bitten by a mosquito while doing charity work in Haiti, causing 104-degree fever and strep throat. Coach Rex Ryan described it as an "illness." Nelson said it was a "a bug."...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets’ Nelson was ‘quarantined’ after Haiti mosquito bite

Jets wide receiver David Nelson missed the first week of OTAs with what coach Rex Ryan said was an “illness.” But Nelson didn’t just have the sniffles. Nelson said this week he had “a bug” that he picked up when he was bit by a mosquito in Haiti doing charity work. Nelson had a 104-degree fever and strep throat. The Jets told him to stay away and get better. “I was...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – OTA Edition

The New York Jets are in the midst of their yearly OTAs. Football isn’t all the way back but we are getting close. I continue to flip over during the NBA and NHL playoffs just to be safe… Anyway, here are 12 thoughts and observations on the Jets as we head into June… 1. David Nelson remains an underrated player on the Jets roster. As of today, he is the team’s third most...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tebow talked up Jets to David Nelson, called organization 'first class'

The Jets can thank Tim Tebow for his help in steering wide receiver David Nelson to them. Nelson said Tebow, a teammate of his at Florida, offered a glowing review of Gang Green when Nelson was shopping for a team in the preseason. “He had tremendous respect for the organization," Nelson said, according to Metro NY’s Kristian Dyer (H/T CBSNewYork.com). “Obviously the...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jets Sign WR David Nelson To A Two-Year Extension

Kristian Dyer of Metro New York reports that the Jets have signed WR David Nelson to a two-year contract extension. We currently do not know the specifics of Nelson’s contract, but they should be available at some point in the near future. The Jets signed Nelson to their roster back in October following injuries to receivers Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill. Nelson, 27, has...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Headline-making foster boy guest of Jets' Nelson

Davion Only, the 15-year-old Florida foster boy who made headlines with his heartfelt adoption plea in October, was a guest of Jets wide receiver David Nelson at New York's game against the Cleveland Browns. Only, wearing a green Jets jersey with Nelson's No. 86, was on the sideline before the game Sunday at MetLife Stadium with a friend and guardian during the players&...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets’ David Nelson to Host Foster Child Whose Story Went Viral, Davion Only Will Tour City, Meet Team

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — David Nelson needed to do something as soon as he heard Davion Only‘s story. The New York Jets wide receiver was blown away, just as so many others around the world were, by Only’s emotional adoption plea in October. Only, a 15-year-old boy who was born in prison and raised in foster care, stood up in front of a church congregation in St. Petersburg, Fla...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets David Nelson Hosting Foster Kid Who Made Headlines

Back in October, a 15-year old boy name Davion Only who was born in prison and raised in foster care stood up in front of a church in St. Petersburg, FL and begged for a family who could adopt him. The story made headlines across the nation, and touched the heart of NY Jets WR David Nelson. Nelson has a nonprofit organization called i’mME to aid orphaned children, so he felt compelled...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets' Nelson hosting foster kid who made headlines

New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson will host a foster child from Florida who made national headlines with his plea to be adopted. Davion Only, a 15-year-old boy who was born in prison and raised in foster care, will spend the weekend in New York as a guest of Nelson. Only and a friend will tour Manhattan, including trips to Rockefeller Center, FAO Schwartz and Central Park...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

TOJ Week 13 Podcast – David Nelson & Thomas Galicia

Check out week 13 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast featuring New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson and Dolphins Central Radio host Thomas Galicia. We discuss the previous week of action in the NFL, preview Jets/Dolphins and David’s recent charity work.  I-Tunes Link David Nelson  Thomas Galicia
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

David Nelson has ‘unfinished business’ in Buffalo

It was one play lost in the wilderness of a humiliating 49-9 Jets loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati three weeks ago. David Nelson, a receiver the Jets had signed off the street two weeks before, laid a block on Bengals defensive back Adam “Pacman” Jones in the third quarter that was so punishing, after the game, Jones threatened to “find out where you live and come get you...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Facing the Bills will be 'personal' for David Nelson

Jets wide receiver David Nelson still has fond memories of Buffalo, NY."I'm a Duffs guy," he joked with Jets Insider, referring to the city's famous wing joint. "I went to Duffs probably twice a week. I miss Buffalo for that reason, for the food."As for Buffalo's football team, well, the memories are a little more stale."Anybody who tells you...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets' Nelson hopes to make Bills pay for 'mistake'

David Nelson has been annoyed at the Buffalo Bills for months. Since Feb. 24, to be exact. That's when the wide receiver, now with the New York Jets, heard that the Bills elected not to tender him a contract offer as a restricted free agent. His three-year career with Buffalo was over, and it was the way he got the news that riled him up. ''I found out through Twitter...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Nelson prepping for 'more than just another game'

BY NICK ST. DENISDavid Nelson found out through Twitter in February that the Buffalo Bills weren't going to tender him. The fourth-year receiver claims he wasn't given an explanation, though it's assumed his season-ending injury in 2012 had something to do with it.That's all in the past now. Nelson, now a New York Jet, will get an opportunity to prove his worth against...
Via AFC East Daily
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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