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New York Jets release WR Jacoby Ford; Roster now at 75

The New York Jets cut wide receivers Jacoby Ford and Michael Campbell. The team also released cornerback Rasi-I Dowling, running back Chad Young, defensive end Anthony Grady, and tight end Colin Anderson. The Jets are now down to 75 players on the team roster. These transactions were a reflection of the roster-cutdown  that NFL teams are faced with, as they head into each new league...
Via cover32 - Jets
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Interested In Veteran Return Man?

As the Chicago Bears continue to make their cuts to trim the roster down to the final 53, other teams are also making cuts that could present options for Phil Emery. One of those recent cuts was a veteran return man that could add a spark to the special teams which happens to be an area of need for the Bears. Enter Jacoby Ford, a fourth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2010...
Via Sports Mockery
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ford, Dowling headline Jets' latest roster cuts

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets announced Sunday they have released six players--including receiver Jacoby Ford and cornerback Ras-I Dowling--to reach the NFL's 75-player roster limit.The next cut deadline is Saturday, when the team needs to be down to 53 players.Ford, a fourth-round pick in 2010 by the Oakland Raiders, was signed this offseason as a free agent  and totaled...
Via AFC East Daily
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Release Ras-I Dowling and Jacoby Ford

Two surprise cuts from the New York Jets in their initial trimming down of the roster heading into the final week of the preseason. They sent first-team kick returner Jacoby Ford and former New England Patriots second-round pick Ras-I Dowling, the latter of whom Rex Ryan viewed as a reclamation project. Jacoby Ford, Ras-I Dowling among Jets cuts http://t.co/swcEHsN6Ha — NFL: AroundTheLeague...
Via Sportsnaut
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets released Jacoby Ford and Ras I Dowling and a few others

The New York Jets are not done making cuts. Yesterday the team released 7 players and today the team released two more guys. Ras-I Dowling was a former Patriot cornerback and Jacoby Ford was a former slot wide out for the Raiders. @AdamSchefter: Jets announced they released CB Ras-I Dowling and WR Jacoby Ford. **Update** […] The post Jets released Jacoby Ford and Ras I Dowling...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Cut WR Jacoby Ford, CB Ras-I Dowling & Four Others

  The New York Jets announced that they have released six players on Sunday including veteran WR Jacoby Ford and CB Ras-I Dowling. The Jets also released: WR Michael Campbell, TE Colin Anderson, FB Chad Young, and DE Anthony Grady. Ford, 26, signed with the Jets in early April. He was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders out of Clemson back in 2010, but has yet to develop into...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Countdown to Training Camp: 19 Days

Feature Image: Associated Press The time from now until training camp can be filled with a mix of vacations and training regiments for players and personnel, but for hardcore NFL fans it’s more of a time filled with vodka and despair. We’ll be counting down to the June 23rd, report-to-Cortland date, by featuring current players with roster numbers that correspond with the number...
Via One Jet At A Time
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, scrap heap FAs for the New York Jets, more

In case you missed it, columns from the cover32 universe to browse through while watching The Masters on Sunday or bored at your office on Monday. National Columns - The top-10 inside linebackers in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading teams at the offseason midpoint. (READ) - The best remaining NFL free agents at each position. (READ) - Ten NFL players who aren’t worth...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Linebackers, draft picks, Jacoby Ford & more Mark Sanchez news

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you caught up on all things New York Jets: New York Jets - Worst middle linebacker picks in Jets history. (READ) - The Jets will be playing against Mark Sanchez in the preseason. (READ) - The proposed new uniform for the Jets is pretty sweet. (READ) - How Jacoby Ford can help the Jets’ special teams. (READ) You may...
Via cover32 - Jets
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: New York Jets hold steady in offseason midpoint edition

Not all of the moves have been made, but most of them are in the books. Players have come and gone, as teams tinker with their rosters, looking to fill holes and upgrade in key positions. Some have tried to make a big splash, while others have been more conservative. Some have simply tried to retain their own players, while others have gone about overhauling a big chunk of their...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

How Jacoby Ford can help the New York Jets’ special teams

Under longtime coordinator Mike Westhoff, the New York Jets boasted one of the best special teams units in the NFL for nearly a decade. More specifically, Gang Green’s return game rivaled the best in the league season after season. In just his last half dozen or so years, Westhoff had Justin Miller, Leon Washington, Brad Smith and Joe McKnight at his disposal. While none of the...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanjay Lal played big role in Jacoby Ford joining Jets

BY NICK ST. DENISJacoby Ford's best days as a pro were under now-New York Jets wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal, who held the same post with the Oakland Raiders from 2009 through the 2011 season.That played a factor when the 26-year-old former Raider wideout signed with Gang Green last week."I loved playing for him," Ford said recently, via NewYorkJets.com. "He...
Via AFC East Daily
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Find Second Wind in Free Agency

The first big wave of free agent signings ended long ago, but the New York Jets’ needs were not yet filled. Earlier this week, they got back to it, inking WR Jacoby Ford and CB Dimitri Patterson to new deals. The Jets have a new offensive weapon – as well as a kick-return threat – in Jacoby Ford. Ford, age 26 and 5’9 tall, joins Eric Decker as the second free agent wide receiver...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Trading Down in the First Round Makes Sense

The Jets’ desperate need for an influx of playmaking ability on offense has been documented throughout the tabloids over the course of the past two seasons. New York’s passing offense ranked as the second worst in the league in 2013, averaging 183 yards per game. That needs to change if the Jets are going to contend for a playoff spot in the 2014 season.General manager John Idzik...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Sign WR/KR Jacoby Ford

The New York Jets just got more athletic, and likely have moved on from interest in DeSean Jackson. Mike Garafolo is reporting that the Jets have signed Jacoby Ford. Jets announce they've signed WR Jacoby Ford. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 1, 2014 He is coming off a year that saw him catch 13 passes in 14 games for the Raiders. Ford missed the entire 2012 season with...
Via Thacover2
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Sign WR/KR Jacoby Ford

The New York Jets just got more athletic, and likely have moved on from interest in DeSean Jackson. Mike Garafolo is reporting that the Jets have signed Jacoby Ford. Jets announce they've signed WR Jacoby Ford. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 1, 2014 He is coming off a year that saw him catch 13 passes in 14 games for the Raiders. Ford missed the entire 2012 season with...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Sign WR Jacoby Ford

  The New York Jets have announced the signing of WR Jacoby Ford on Tuesday. The Jets have signed WR Jacoby Ford. pic.twitter.com/8HRt2Krkfr — Eric Allen (@eallenjets) April 1, 2014 Ford, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders out of Clemson back in 2010. He is a classic Al Davis-pick given that he has a track background and posted a 4.28 forty at the 2010 Scouting Combine...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent WR Jacoby Ford & G Rich Ohrnberger Visited Jets

  Howard Balzer of LockerDome.com first reported that the Jets hosted free agent WR Jacoby Ford and G Rich Ohrnberger for visits in recent days. Ford reportedly met with the Jets a few weeks ago, however, a deal was never agreed upon. Ford, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders out of Clemson back in 2010. He is a classic Al Davis-pick given that he has a track background...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Reportedly Have Interest In WR Jacoby Ford

  Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the Jets have shown interest in Raiders free agent WR Jacoby Ford. Costello mentions that current Jets receives coach Sanjay Lal was with Oakland a few years ago, so he’s familiar with what Ford has to offer. Ford, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders out of Clemson back in 2010. He is a classic Al Davis-pick given...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders should stay away from wide receivers in the draft

The Raiders problems are many but what seems to be getting a lot of attention beyond the quarterback position is at wide receiver. The organization has been searching for a “star” receiver for years with little success. Experts as well as fans are calling for the Raiders to use their first draft pick on the skill position but that may not be fruitful or even necessary. Free agency...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 reasons the Raiders should draft a WR in the first round

#5 – Drafting a WR makes Denarius Moore available as trade bait With Jacoby Ford set to hit free agency, the Raiders are not very likely to bring him back in 2014. Because of his departure, the Raiders would need to hang on to Denarius Moore for depth. Unless they were to draft a wide receiver. Moore is coming up on the last year on his rookie contract and also may not be a guy...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Difficulty or improvements for Jacoby Ford?

As a player who was supposed to be a major contribution to the Oakland Raiders, wide receiver Jacoby Ford has supplied very little this season. After a foot injury that dominated most of his 2012 season, Raiders fans expected the old Jacoby to return with a bang. This has yet to happen however. In six games, Jacoby Ford has had his hands on the ball only ten times. Offensive coordinator...
Via isportsweb.com
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders camp battle update: wide receiver

Coming into camp, the wide receiver battle seemed likely to be one of the least competitive. I thought that it was likely a given that Denarius Moore and Rod Streater would be the starters, Jacoby Ford and Josh Cribbs were likely to be in the mix with the two receivers the Raiders have drafted, Juron Criner last year and Brice Butler this, making the team for depth. Those were...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Can't Afford Any More Talent

There is something to be said for building through the draft. It is a sound strategy for stability and gives coaches time to really develop a player. However, with fans and owners wanting to win now waiting for a guy to get up to NFL-speed is not always an option. That's what free agency is for; a chance to grab proven talent to fill the holes on your roster. The Oakland Raiders...
Via FatManWriting
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders Willing To Trade WR’s For Draft Picks?

Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times writes that the Raiders could look to shop players Darrius Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore, and Jacoby Ford for additional draft picks. Undrafted rookie Rod Streater has afforded them the ability to trade of their receivers if it means that they would be able to fill other positions of need like cornerback. The rebuild in Oakland will likely...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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