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Monday
May042015

Rams Trade Running Back Zac Stacy to the Jets

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- Zac Stacy got his wish. Just days after requesting a trade, the St. Louis Rams traded the running back to the New York Jets for a seventh-round draft pick.

"We thought the idea of bringing Zac in for that kind of investment would be very beneficial and increase the competition at that position," Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said. "He's had success in the league. Two years ago, he was close to a 1,000-yard back. This past season, his production wasn't quite as high, but we do think he's a good-caliber running back."

The Rams selected running back Todd Gurley tenth overall in the draft this past Thursday, prompting Stacy to simply tweet "Yikes." Less than 24 hours after, the tweet had been deleted, but reports had surfaced that Stacy requested a trade.

Stacy now goes from one crowded backfield to another. Stacy will join running backs Stevan Ridley, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, and Daryl Richardson in New York.


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Saturday
May022015

Jets Trade Up in Draft to Add Bryce Petty

iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets made a quarterback controversy even more interesting when the team traded up in the fourth round to draft Bryce Petty of Baylor.

"That was the longest 48 hours I've ever had in my life," Petty told reporters after being drafted.

Petty said falling to the fourth round didn't bother him.

"No, not at all," he said. "That's part of it, when people question you. My job is to prove to the 31 other teams what they're missing out on."

Petty will be added to a depth chart that includes Geno Smith and veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was acquired in a trade with the Houston Texans.

The Jets haven't named a starter, saying Smith and Fitzpatrick will compete in training camp. Coach Todd Bowles said Smith will go into training camp as the No. 1 quarterback, but he also said that it could change.


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Thursday
Apr302015

Geno Smith: It's Still 'My Team'

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- The New York Jets drafted quarterback Geno Smith two years ago and could be drafting another quarterback this week. But Smith, who has struggled during his two seasons in New York, is confident moving into the summer that he'll still be the one calling the plays.

"You have to expect anything, but going out there I believe this is my team," Smith said Wednesday. "I go out there and I work hard and try to lead the guys the best way that I can. I’m not going to sit here and talk about it. I want to lead this team the right way and I want to continue to get better as a player."

Smith is already anticipating a potential quarterback battle after the Jets added veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in March.

Smith doesn't mind if the Jets go ahead and draft another quarterback after the organization met with all the top quarterbacks in this year's draft.

"There’s always other guys. That’s the nature of the business," Smith said. "There’s always going to be competition. I’ve always welcomed it and I still do."


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Wednesday
Apr292015

Jets Fined $100K for Tampering

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL announced Tuesday that the New York Jets will be fined $100,000 for owner Woody Johnson's remarks last year about cornerback Darrelle Revis.

During a news conference last December, Johnson said that he would, "love to have Darrelle back."

Johnson made these comments while Revis was still playing for the New England Patriots, who proceeded to file tampering charges.

The Jets signed Revis to a five-year, $70 million contract this offseason. After the signing, Patriots owner Robert Kraft commented that he wished Revis, "was still with us." That,  in turn, prompted the Jets to file tampering charges against the Patriots, but ESPN says the league will not punish New England.

Revis spent his first six seasons with the Jets before leaving for Tampa Bay in 2013. He signed with New England for the 2014 season and played a big part in the Patriots winning Super Bowl XLIX.


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Monday
Apr272015

Mark Sanchez Explains Why the Eagles Signed Tim Tebow

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez isn't worried that his job is in jeopardy after the team signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal.

"He's obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while [Sam Bradford] is still recovering," Sanchez told CSNPhilly.com. "So that's kind of the reason there [for the signing], at least as it was explained to me."

Sanchez and Tebow were both teammates back in 2012, but Tebow played sparingly.

After starting eight games for the Eagles in 2014, Sanchez re-signed with the Eagles for up to $16 million over two years.

"Coach Kelly knows what he's doing," Sanchez added. "Don't worry too much. It's only April. Things will fall into place. We'll be just fine."

Tebow last appeared in an NFL regular season game during his lone season with the Jets in 2012.


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Saturday
Apr182015

Rex Ryan Critical of Jets Tight End Amaro Again

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(NEW YORK) -- Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan is taking aim at his former team, in particular second year tight end Jace Amaro.

 This is the second time Ryan has had harsh words towards Amaro in an interview with Kim Jones on WFAN in New York.

 The kid's got some talent," Ryan told WFAN on Saturday. "I'm just going to leave it at that. I just know one thing: He totally misspoke, and talk about accountable—he's going to be accountable when he go to play him. He's going to be accountable for his comments.

"It's not the truth. That kid's a little... he's going to get... we'll see what happens."

The comment that initially caught the attention of Ryan's ire was:

"He's not really playing around with everyone being late," Amaro said of new Jets head coach Todd Bowles. "We had an issue with that last year. Guys just weren't accountable last year as much as they could be. I think that's the biggest thing. [Bowles is] making sure everyone's gonna be 100 percent in or he's not going to be on the team."

Amaro was not the only member of the Jets to intimate similar comments. During last season linebacker Demario Davis at one point remarked, "I don't see a lot of guys putting a lot of effort into film study." Rookie safety Calvin Pryor missed several meetings and was benched at several points during the season.

Amaro's comments were in reference to quarterback Geno Smith arriving late to the team hotel before a road game in San Diego last season.  Smith started the game the next day.


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Saturday
Apr112015

Source: Jets will exercise 5th-year option on Quinton Coples' contract

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets will exercise their fifth-year option on outside linebacker Quinton Coples' contract, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com's Rich Cimini.

Coples' option for 2015 will be worth $7.8 million. The Jets' decision to pick up the option was reported earlier Saturday by the New York Daily News.

Coples recorded a career-high 6.5 sacks and started 15 games last season while making the transition from defensive end to linebacker.

A first-round draft selection in 2012, Coples has 16.5 career sacks with the Jets.


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Thursday
Apr092015

RB Stevan Ridley Signs with Jets

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Running back Stevan Ridley has left the New England Patriots and signed with their rival, the New York Jets.

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, it's a one-year deal.

The 26-year-old Ridley ran for 340 yards in six games for the Patriots last year before tearing his ACL and MCL, officially ending his season.

Since being drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Patriots, Ridley has rushed for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns. His best season was in 2012, when he ran for 1,263 yards and 12 scores.

While in New England, Ridley was known as a between-the-tackles runner who often had trouble holding onto the ball.

Ridley also met with the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins.

The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Ridley joins a Jets backfield that includes Bilal Powell and bruiser Chris Ivory.


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Tuesday
Mar242015

New York Jets Bolster Offensive & Defensive Lines

NFL(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- The New York Jets signed offensive tackle Corey Hilliard and defensive end Stephen Bowen on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hillard was originally selected by the New England Patriots out of Oklahoma State in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL draft. The 29-year-old has spent the past six seasons with the Detroit Lions. He missed 15 games last year after suffering a season-ending foot injury in Week 1 against the New York Giants.

Bowen signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Hofstra in 2006. In 168 regular-season games with the Cowboys and Washington Redskins, the 30-year-old has recorded 168 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks.


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Tuesday
Mar172015

Tim Tebow Works Out for Eagles, but Team Doesn't Plan to Sign Him

Jared Wickham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tebowmania experienced a sudden jolt on Monday as Tim Tebow surprised the NFL world by working out for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Despite the workout, ESPN is reporting the Eagles have no plans to sign the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Tebow last appeared in an NFL regular season game when he was with the New York Jets back in 2012. He did spend time with the New England Patriots in 2013, but was cut before the regular season started.

A true media magnet, Tebow was one of the greatest college football players of all time while he was with the Florida Gators.

He was a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos back in 2010, and even led the team to a division title in 2011. Despite his success, his erratic and unorthodox style never quite fit in the NFL, and he's been unable to gain many opportunities to continue his pro career at the quarterback position.

Tebow completed 47.9 percent of his passes for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions during his pro career, while rushing for 989 yards and 12 scores.


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