LEX HILLIARD NEWS

Bohanon prepared 'to earn my job like anybody else'

BY NICK ST. DENISAs a rookie, fullback Tommy Bohanon had to fight off veteran Lex Hilliard to earn a spot on the New York Jets' depth chart. This time around, things should be a little easier for the second-year pro.But despite having only undrafted fullback Chad Young accompanying him on the roster, Bohanon is prepared for battle.“I have to earn my job like anybody else on...
Via AFC East Daily
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Pre-Free Agency/Draft Roster Breakdown – Running Back

Before you know it, your favorite NFL team will undergo a dramatic facelift and hypothetically improve their prospects for the 2014 season. Don’t forget, however, the 2013 rosters are still set and old faces will play just as important roles as the new ones. As of today there are five days until NFL Free Agency and the start of the new league year. So, each day, we at TOJ will...
Via Turn On The Jets
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets 2014: Players They Can't Lose In Free Agency

The New York Jets have 24 free agents. Out of the 24 there are three that are worth keeping. Can you guess which ones?Here is a hint with their salary cap numbers.QuarterbackDavid Garrard: $588,235Yes, I know, Garrard is still on the Jets' payroll.Brady Quinn:$242,823Yep, another quarterback on the payroll. The Jets are loaded down with quarterbacks who are eating up salary...
Via Football Nation
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Bohanon: The H-Back and the New York Jets’ Offense

Word out of Florham Park is that the New York Jets have placed fullback/H-Back Lex Hilliard on IR. Luckily, there is a potentially prototypical, West Coast H-back waiting in the wings to upgrade the unsung position. Enter: Tommy Bohanon. Key to understanding Bohanon’s role as an H-Back, is understanding the system in which an H-Back flourishes. The West Coast Offense is an offensive...
Via Turn On The Jets
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tommy Bohanon atop the Jets' depth chart

With Lex Hilliard sidelined for the season with a shoulder injury, Jets seventh-round pick Tommy Bohanon has emerged as the favorite to take over the starting fullback role. Find out what impact Bohanon will make as an unlikely player and whether the coaching staff expects big things out of the Wake Forest alum.
Via nyj.scout.com
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Hilliard Out for Season

New York Jets fullback Lex Hilliard will miss the entire 2013 season after breaking his scapula in practice on Tuesday. He is scheduled to have surgery. Hilliard’s injury paves the way for rookie Tommy Bohanon to win the job. Bohanon was a seventh round pick from Wake Forest. Hillard will be placed on injured reserve and earn his full contract. Make the Click and discuss this and...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

T-BO

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - During the first week or two of camp in Cortland, rookie fullback Tommy Bohanon would walk by the media on his way to the locker room, whistling, waiting for someone to be interested in interviewing him, but he would often not be stopped. Well, things have changed.This morning, the Jets were forced to put competing fullback Lex Hilliard on injured reserve after...
Via Jets Insider.com
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Jets FB Hilliard out for season

A person familiar with the injury says New York Jets fullback Lex Hilliard will miss the entire season with a broken shoulder blade that requires surgery. Hilliard was injured during practice Tuesday when he went down after a running play. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the severity of Hilliard's injury....
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets FB Lex Hilliard Out for Season

  NY Jets FB is done for the year after breaking his scapula (shoulder blade) during Tuesday’s practice.  Hilliard had signed a one year with the Jets in March and was competing for the starting job with rookie, Tommy Bohanon. Jets FB Lex Hilliard will have season-ending surgery to repair a broken scapula, per league source. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 21, 2013
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets lose FB Lex Hilliard for the season to a broken scapula

According to ProFootballTalk.com,  New York Jets fullback Lex Hilliard is done for the season with a broken scapula. Jets FB Lex Hilliard will have season-ending surgery to repair a broken scapula, per league source. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 21, 2013 Like me, you must be wondering what the heck is a scapula.  Below is from Webster’s Online. either of a pair...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Preseason Week 2 Running Back Power Rankings

The first preseason game has come and gone, showing us very little of what to expect from the New York Jets running backs. Chris Ivory, Joe McKnight, and Lex Hilliard did not play due to injuries. Mike Goodson’s GPS is still re-routing him as he struggles to find Cortland, which left the Jets with Bilal Powell, seventh round draft pick Tommy Bohanon, and mostly camp bodies to receive...
Via Turn On The Jets
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Offensive Versatility Will Be Critical

Similar to the problems with assigning rigid labels on defense, pigeonholing offensive players to one spot is frequently an incorrect assumption. There is increasing fluidity to player’s positions and the New York Jets offense will need that type of versatility to help compensate for their lack of overall depth. At first glance, it is easy to look at the Jets offense, assume Santonio...
Via Turn On The Jets
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Day 3 Grades: Staying in (O) Line

The final day of the 2013 NFL Draft saw the Jets selecting three more prospects for their roster. It was a day to continue on with #IdzikDaNinja's plan, minus the pizazz.  141st Overall Pick: Oday Aboushi, Grade: B+ The Jets' first pick of the day, in the 5th round, made a lot of sense. They selected an offensive tackle out of Virginia that may be able to play...
Via One Jet At A Time
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

With the 215th Overall Pick: Jets select Tommy Bohanon, FB, Wake Forest

The New York Jets close out their draft, barring any other moves, by selecting 'Terminator 2.0' Tommy Bohanon. If I didn't know any better, I'd think this draft was about getting the run game re-started with the Chris Ivory trade, three offensive linemen, and now a fullback. But more on that at another time. For his career at Wake Forest, Bohanon recorded...
Via One Jet At A Time
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets add to backfield, sign Goodson, Hilliard

The New York Jets have signed running back Mike Goodson and fullback Lex Hilliard in free agency. Goodson, a former fourth-round pick by the Carolina Panthers, has played in 40 games, rushing for 722 yards and three touchdowns on 160 carries. He also has 59 receptions for 524 yards and a score. Hilliard joined the Jets last season after being waived by New England. The former sixth...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Patience With A Purpose

The lazy approach to covering the New York Jets off-season (see many of the beat writers) is acting in any way surprised about people like Shonn Greene, Dustin Keller, LaRon Landry and Mike DeVito are leaving. This of course lends itself to catchy terms to be splashed on back page headlines like “REX-ODUS” and shoot out snarky Tweets like “At least they signed Lex Hilliard...
Via Turn On The Jets
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Free Agency Update: Idzik Exercising Patience

As we enter the third day of free agency the Jets have released Sione Po'uha, lost Yeremiah Bell (Cardinals), LaRon Landry (Colts), Mike DeVito (Chiefs), Shonn Greene (Titans) and could be on the verge of losing Dustin Keller to the Dolphins. Meanwhile the only additions to the roster are David Garrard and bringing back FB Lex Hilliard, so what gives? What's the plan here...
Via Jets Insider.com
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Fullback Lex Hilliard, Jets agree to one-year deal

While the move likely didn’t send fans running down the street in excitement, the New York Jets solidified a fullback for the lineup Tuesday, agreeing to a one-year deal with Lex Hilliard.The deal, first reported by Pro Football Talk, puts at least one body on the depth chart at the fullback position and brings back a reliable special teamer from last season. Hilliard joined the...
Via AFC East Daily
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Jets re-sign FB Hilliard to 1-year deal

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the New York Jets have re-signed fullback Lex Hilliard to a one-year contract. The move Wednesday comes as the Jets have lost a few of their other free agents, including running back Shonn Greene, defensive lineman Mike DeVito and safety Yeremiah Bell. Safety LaRon Landry and tight end Dustin Keller are also...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Initial Reaction – New York Jets Give Us Thanksgiving Turd

That has to be as bad as it gets, right? You couldn’t write a script for a more embarrassing performance on national television. Tonight was a large exclamation point on how far the New York Jets have fallen since their appearance in the AFC Championship Game only two seasons ago. Tonight was a large exclamation point on the overwhelming lack of talent on this football team....
Via Turn On The Jets
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Jets waive John Conner

The Jets have waived fullback John Conner with injury settlement on Wednesday, and will be moving forward with Lex Hilliard as the starter. John Conner became a quick Rex Ryan favorite from the University of Kentucky in 2010 when the Jets were on the HBO reality show Hard Knocks. John Conner earned the nickname the terminator because of his big blocks which were flattening on coming...
Via 60 Max Power O
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Bring Back Branch; Release Trio

I should have known it could be one of those days when earlier it was announced that the New England Patriots had signed free agent TE Kellen Winslow. Bill Belichick wasn’t done with Winslow as he brought back WR Deion Branch for a third go around with the team and released WR Greg Salas, LB Mike Rivera and RB Lex Hilliard leaving 1 more roster spot open. Hilliard, a 6th round...
Via Sox and Dawgs
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Greg Salas, Mike Rivera, Lex Hilliard, Workout Seven Players

The Patriots are on the move. Greg Salas -- acquired on Sept. 1 from the Rams for a 2015 draft pick -- was one of three players released by New England on Tuesday according to Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com. The wide receiver had a history with Patriots' offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels from their time together in 2011 with the Rams. Salas was a healthy inactive on Sunday...
Via NESN.com
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Running Back Lex Hilliard, Release Boston College Product Matt Tennant

Even though their season opener is just days away, Bill Belichick is still doing his due diligence and looking for ways to improve the Patriots' roster. Reports surfaced Tuesday that the Pats worked out quarterback Mike Kafka and will work out tight end Kellen Winslow. New England made a couple of official roster moves, though, signing running back Lex Hilliard and releasing...
Via NESN.com
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots sign RB Hilliard

The New England Patriots signed free agent running back Lex Hilliard and waived offensive lineman Matt Tennant, the team announced Tuesday. Tennant was claimed on waivers on Saturday, but lasted only three days with New England. Hilliard was released by the Minnesota Vikings. The Patriots already had four running backs on the roster before signing Hilliard. However, they don...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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