JETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Eli Apple craves his test against cagey Jets wideouts

The watching was the hardest part for Eli Apple. The rookie cornerback, a first-round draft pick from Ohio State, will return Saturday night to play against the Jets after missing the preseason game in Buffalo with a left knee injury suffered in the opener with the Dolphins. Apple spent several days standing on the side...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Jets show support for US troops in Afghanistan in unique way

The 10th Mountain Division of the United States Army engaged in a game of flag football Friday morning, courtesy of the New York Jets. As passed along by Rich Cimini of ESPN, the Jets supplied official jerseys, footballs, kicking tees, whistles and coaching clipboards for the 11-on-11 contest. One team wore “Resolute” on the back of its green jersey, while the other wore “Support”...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets will try to make Eric Decker a deep threat

The Jets will try to add a new dimension to Eric Decker’s game this season. Decker has been a reliable intermediate-route receiver, but Jets receivers coach Karl Dorrell thinks Decker can go deep and make the highlight reel in 2016. “Eric will surprise a lot of people,” Dorrell told NJ.com via NFL.com. Decker, who ran a modest 4.54 in the 40-yard dash at the 2010 NFL Scouting...
Via The Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall recounts his first practice with Ryan Fitzpatrick: 'He was terrible'

The New York Jets appeared to have their season go off the rails last summer when presumed starter Geno Smith was sucker punched in the jaw by IK Enemkpali. The haymaker forced Smith to miss the start of the season, which gave way to Ryan Fitzpatrick – merely an afterthought of a free agent signing – as the starting quarterback.Fitzpatrick wasn’t overwhelmingly bad the previous...
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Marshall’s first impression of Fitzpatrick: ‘He was terrible’

To say that the relationship between Brandon Marshall and Ryan Fitzpatrick as New York Jets teammates got off to an inauspicious start would be an understatement. “He was terrible,” Marshall said of first working with Fitzpatrick, via NJ.com. “He really was.” Marshall arrived at his unflattering initial opinion of Fitzpatrick during offseason OTAs and minicamps in 2015...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets key O-lineman unsure when he’ll return from back injury

Breno Giacomini finally stepped forward Thursday to shed some light on the mysterious back ailment that has sidelined the Jets offensive tackle for all of training camp and the preseason. Giacomini’s outlook still remains clear as mud, though, with the veteran blocker admitting in at times worried tones that he has no idea when he...
Via New York Post
22 hours ago

‘Terrible’ to ‘Impressive’: Jets’ Marshall’s turn to Fitzpatrick fan

Brandon Marshall was in a nostalgic mood at his locker Thursday. The Jets wide receiver recalled what he thought when he saw quarterback Ryan Fitzpattrick on the practice field for the first time last summer. “He was terrible,” Marshall said, drawing some laughs from reporters. But Marshall was dead serious. He said at the start...
Via New York Post
22 hours ago

Jets' Giacomini still has back issue, status uncertain

FLORHAM PARK. N.J. (AP) New York Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini is still dealing with a lower-back injury that could keep him out of the team's regular-season opener - and perhaps longer. Giacomini, entering his third season with the Jets, was injured during minicamp in June and has not practiced during training camp. Coach Todd Bowles says Thursday that he has ''no idea''...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Victor Cruz to see game action for first time in two years

It’s been nearly two years since New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz tore his patellar tendon in a Week 6 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Since then, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for the former Pro Bowler. After working his way back from the leg injury, over-compensation led to further problems for Cruz in 2015. A series of calf injuries shut him down...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets Bubble Watch – The Case For…Jalin Marshall

For the remainder of the preseason, all of us here at TOJ will be examining the players on the roster bubble and making a case for them to be on the team. Joe Malfa gets the ball rolling with a look at  Jalin Marshall… Wide receiver is annually one of the toughest areas to make cuts for GMs across the NFL. Every team has three, maybe four locks at the position, but there...
Via Turn On The Jets
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Cromartie explains situation with mother of first child

A representative for Antonio Cromartie shared some background regarding the situation between the NFL cornerback and the mother of his first child which helps explain the circumstances surrounding their case. On Tuesday we shared a report from TMZ Sports which said Cromartie used the money from his new contract with the Indianapolis Colts to pay back some owed child support, which...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jets rookie LB Darron Lee talks about his first camp

SNY's Jeane Coakley chats with New York Jets rookie linebacker Darron Lee about his two interceptions during Monday's practice and what he has learned over the first two preseason games.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets' Robby Anderson making up for lost time with solid camp

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Robby Anderson remembers leaning over his birthday cake, closing his eyes and making a wish. More than anything, the wide receiver just wanted to play football again. So, he blew out the candles on May 9, 2015, celebrated his 22nd birthday and hoped for good news. ''I knew football would never be over,'' said Anderson, who made a strong claim for a roster...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Todd Bowles dodges Jets backup quarterback debate

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles and backup QB Bryce Petty discuss the continued talk surrounding the backup quarterback competition.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jets Nation: Buster Skrine talks 2016

On SNY's Jets Nation, Jeane Coakley sits down with New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine to get his take on how training camp is going now that he's starting his second season with Gang Green.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Bowles won't name backup QB for Jets

Geno Smith won’t be starting for the New York Jets in Saturday’s all important third preseason game against the New York Giants. In fact, due to an extended training camp battle with Bryce Petty, Smith isn’t even guaranteed to be the second man on the depth chart. Jets coach Todd Bowles was evasive on his QB depth chart. Declined to say who will be the No. 2 vs the Giants...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Bowles tight-lipped as to why Christian Hackenberg getting no game time for Jets

It does not sound as if things are going terribly well for Christian Hackenberg in New York. Jets coach Todd Bowles has benched the rookie for the team’s first two preseason games, and he isn’t saying why. “Coach’s decision,” Bowles said when asked, via Darryl Slater of NJ.com. It was an adage he repeated with each further question, though he emphasized that Hackenberg...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Petty pushing Geno Smith for Jets’ No. 2 QB job

After holding out hope that he might be the New York Jets’ starting quarterback this year, Geno Smith is now being challenged by Bryce Petty for the No. 2 job. During Ryan Fitzpatrick’s contract dispute with the Jets, Smith headlined a small group of people (that included Jets legend Joe Namath) which hoped the Harvard grad would not start behind center this season. Obviously...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Fitzpatrick suffers knee injury on kneel-down… in Madden NFL 17

EA Sports’ Madden NFL 17 is set for an August 23 release, but some people have already been able to play the game thanks to review copies, and thanks to the game being available early for a limited time on XBOX One for people that have an EA Access subscription, as Gamespot explains: The full game is playable now on Microsoft’s system through EA Access. You need a subscription...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: New York Jets

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the New York Jets. 2015 in a nutshell: Led by the league’s No. 4-ranked defense, they win 10 games but fall just short of the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year. Why 2016 could be different: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick botched a do-or-die game...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Preseason Week 2 Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 pack is back with thoughts on the New York Jets heading into their second preseason game, tonight in Washington against the Redskins. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for further coverage… 1. It feels like there is a manufactured narrative being pushed by many that Bryce Petty has lit up training camp and the preseason, while Geno Smith has...
Via Turn On The Jets
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Three Things to Watch in Second NFL Preseason Game

Todd Bowles and the New York Jets are heading into the 2016 NFL season with high expectations. They believe that they are capable of competing for a playoff spot in the AFC. It won’t be easy, but they have rebuilt their roster the right way. Last week, the Jets were able to knock off the Jacksonville Jaguars by a final score of 17-13. Obviously, it wasn’t a pretty game, but preseason...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Best New York Jets Games of All-Time

It’s been five seasons since the Jets have made a playoff appearance, but older New York fans know this kind of drought hasn’t always been the norm. The Jets have as proud a history as any franchise, and (for better or worse) are one of the most exciting and fun teams to watch every season. Regularly undervalued by bookies, they are also one of the most fun teams to wager on...
Via Turn On The Jets
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets position preview: Offensive line edition

As we enter the second week of the preseason, there are still a couple uncertainties surrounding the New York Jets offensive line. A unit that was fairly solid in 2015 has undergone some minor changes, and, if healthy, could be a strength for the Jets this season. The Jets’ line held their own last year, allowing the second fewest amount of sacks in the NFL. They also allowed the...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the New York Jets

While there are obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the New York Jets, the QBs featured (including some all-time greats) in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. We have identified 22 (with some repeats), how many of them can you name? Clue: Years active Note: The Jets were called the New York Titans from 1960-1962.
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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