Jets | Michael Carter working as No. 1 RB Sun Aug 1, 01:36 PM
New York Jets RB Michael Carter has been working with the first-team offense during the early portion of training camp.
|Footballguys view: Carter has the look of the player who will lead all Jets backs in fantasy value, but it's not clear how much that will help fantasy teams. He should be a PPR friendly back with his pass catching skills and could be one of the biggest values in fantasy drafts if he is a good fit in Mike LaFleur's Shanahan-style running game.|
Jets | Zach Wilson struggles in first practice Sat Jul 31, 02:39 PM
New York Jets QB Zach Wilson completed 1-for-7 passes in the red zone during team drills Friday, July 30, and he clearly struggled in his first NFL practice, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. Wilson completed 3-for-8 with an interception and threw a few others that nearly were picked off in the rest of practice, but Vacchiano noted it should be expected since Wilson is a rusty rookie quarterback who hadn't practiced in 43 days. To the contrary, Wilson completed a 50-yard pass to rookie WR Elijah Moore, which excited the team.
|Footballguys view: Wilson is going to be the starter no matter how he performs in training camp, but you hope to see improvement as camp goes on. The Carolina Panthers defense might be a good one to target in Week 1 DFS lineups and a last round draft pick for streamers.|
Jets | Sam Ficken let go Fri Jul 30, 08:36 PM
New York Jets PK Sam Ficken was released Friday, July 30. The team also signed free-agent PK Matt Ammendola (Panthers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Jets | Zach Wilson terms Fri Jul 30, 09:46 AM
Updating previous reports, New York Jets QB Zach Wilson received a four-year, $35.1 million fully guaranteed deal. The deal includes a $22.9 million signing bonus and a fifth-year team option. The Jets got the offset language they wanted in the contract, which reduces what they'd have to pay Wilson if they cut him and he signs somewhere else. And Wilson will get his entire signing bonus paid within 15 days instead of having some of it deferred to 2022.
|Footballguys view: This situation seemed absurd, so it's no surprise that it was resolved quickly. We're looking forward to seeing and hearing how Wilson is doing in camp and which of his receivers he is targeting the most frequently and accurately.|
Jets | NY Jets get a closer look at Jordan Matthews Thu Jul 29, 08:14 PM
Free-agent TE Jordan Matthews (49ers) worked out for the New York Jets on Thursday, July 29.
|Footballguys view: It was reported in June that Matthews was going to convert to tight end. The Jets are the first team to take a look at him at his new position.|
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Jets | Zach Wilson, NYJ agree to contract Thu Jul 29, 03:58 PM
New York Jets first-round draft choice QB Zach Wilson agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Jets Thursday, July 29, according to a source. The deal includes a fifth-year option, but financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Jets | NY Jets to take a look at veteran QBs Wed Jul 28, 02:32 PM
Free-agent QBs Josh Johnson and Sean Mannion are scheduled to work out for the New York Jets on Thursday, July 29.Link to story
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Jets | Two Jets likely to miss Week 1 Wed Jul 28, 12:02 PM
New York Jets DB Ashtyn Davis (foot) and DE Vinny Curry (undisclosed) have a conservative return date of Week 2 of the regular season. DT Quinnen Williams (foot) should be ready for the season.Link to story
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Jets | Three players pass physicals Tue Jul 27, 07:39 PM
New York Jets S Marcus Maye (undisclosed) and DT Folorunso Fatukasi (undisclosed) passed their physicals Tuesday, July 27, and have been activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list. DT Jonathan Marshall (undisclosed) also passed his physical and has been activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.Link to story
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Jets | George Fant placed on COVID list Tue Jul 27, 06:46 PM
New York Jets OT George Fant was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, July 27.Link to story
Jets | Jeremiah Valoaga joins Jets Tue Jul 27, 06:19 PM
Free-agent DE Jeremiah Valoaga (Raiders) signed with the New York Jets Tuesday, July 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Jets | Zach Wilson absent Tue Jul 27, 12:01 PM
New York Jets first-round pick QB Zach Wilson is absent from training camp Tuesday, July 27.
|Footballguys view: No worries here. Wilson is the only draft pick who has not signed yet. When he gets his rookie deal done, Wilson will be there and be in line to start from Week 1. New Jets coach Robert Saleh merely said, "When the (contract) gets done, it gets done."|
Jets | Jeremiah Valoaga visits Mon Jul 26, 08:56 PM
Free-agent DE Jeremiah Valoaga (Raiders) recently met with the New York Jets.Link to story
Jets | NYJ works out Eddie Yarbrough Mon Jul 26, 08:26 PM
Free-agent DDE Eddie Yarbrough (Vikings) recently worked out for the New York Jets.Link to story
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Jets | NYJ placed four on PUP list Fri Jul 23, 05:54 PM
New York Jets DT Quinnen Williams (undisclosed), S Ashtyn Davis (undisclosed), DE Kyle Phillips (undisclosed) and DT Jonathan Marshall (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 23.
|Footballguys view: Williams had offseason surgery after a breaking a bone in his foot this spring. Robert Saleh had previously said he hope he would be ready for training camp. He is still in the 10-12 week timeline to return from early May surgery.|
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Jets | Three start camp on NFI list Fri Jul 23, 05:24 PM
New York Jets S Marcus Maye (undisclosed), DE Vinny Curry (undisclosed) and DT Folorunso Fatukasi (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 23.
|Footballguys view: Maye and the Jets were in long term contract talks after they used the franchise tag on him, but those talks have broken down and this could be his last year with the team.|
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Jets | Elijah Moore inks rookie deal Thu Jul 22, 10:17 AM
New York Jets second-round pick WR Elijah Moore signed a four-year, $8.94 million deal with a $3.86 million signing bonus.
|Footballguys view: Moore was one of the most talked about rookies in OTAs. He could force his way into a starting job even after the team restructured Jamison Crowder's contract to keep him for the 2021 season. Make Moore part of your back half draft plans.|
Jets | Alijah Vera-Tucker under contract Tue Jul 20, 09:17 PM
New York Jets OG Alijah Vera-Tucker (Southern California) signed his four-year rookie contract worth $15.885 million Tuesday, July 20. The fully guaranteed deal includes a signing bonus worth $8.9 million and a fifth-year team option.Link to story
Jets | Greg Knapp seriously injured Tue Jul 20, 12:27 PM
New York Jets passing-game coordinator Greg Knapp was hospitalized and is in critical condition after a bicycle accident. According to multiple accounts, Knapp was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a motorist.
|Footballguys view: There will be a time to discuss how this will affect the development of #2 overall pick Zach Wilson, but this is not it. From all accounts and reactions, Knapp is beloved and well-thought of by everyone he has ever worked with. Our prayers go out to Knapp and his family.|
Jets | Marcus Maye unlikely to get extension done Tue Jul 13, 03:42 PM
New York Jets S Marcus Maye is not expected to sign a long-term contract prior to the franchise tag deadline on Thursday, July 15. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Jets did not respond to the latest offer proposed by Maye and his representation and that offer has since been pulled off the table.Link to story
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Jets | Mike White facing uphill battle Sat Jul 10, 04:38 PM
New York Jets QB Mike White likely will not make the final roster unless QB Zach Wilson or James Morgan suffer an injury during the preseason, in the opinion of JetsWire's Tyler Calvaruso.
|Footballguys view: White is unlikely to make the final roster unless the Jets want to keep three quarterbacks. Wilson is the starter, and the Jets selected him at no.2 overall in the 2021 NFL draft with the hopes he could be their franchise quarterback. Morgan is a rocket-armed developmental backup with intrigue for dynasty GMs who could thrive with an opportunity (likely with another team). Simply put, White seems to be on the outside looking in and doesn't have the intrigue the other two do.|
Jets | Chuma Edoga on the bubble Wed Jul 7, 11:48 AM
New York Jets OT Chuma Edoga is on the roster bubble as he's no higher than fourth on the depth chart at tackle.Link to story
Jets | Keelan Cole sees time with starters Mon Jul 5, 02:38 PM
New York Jets WR Keelan Cole received snaps with the first-team offense during offseason workouts and could compete for a starting job during training camp.
|Footballguys view: There has been a steady drumbeat this offseason about Cole. The Jets wide receiver situation is one to watch in training camp and the preseason. They have Corey Davis and rookie Elijah Moore as potential starters on the outside with Jamison Crowder working the slot. Cole is going to battle with Moore for that outside spot and will get work as a reserve if he's not a starter. They also could use 3-WR sets with Davis and Cole on the outside and Moore in the slot.|
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Jets | Corey Davis made big leap Sun Jul 4, 09:03 PM
New York Jets WR Corey Davis averaged 2.58 receiving yards per route run in 2020, improving on his 2019 mark by more than a yard.
|Footballguys view: Davis flourished with the Titans last year, and that's why the Jets were so excited to sign him in free agency. He is coming off a career high of 984 yards and five touchdowns, along with his second-highest target total (92). With a rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, Davis should be considered a WR4/flex for Fantasy GMs in 2021.|
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Jets | Josh Adams likely to have role in offense Fri Jul 2, 06:08 PM
New York Jets RB Josh Adams is expected to be a candidate for the starting running back job during training camp and likely will have a solid role in the offense even if he does not win the starting job.
|Footballguys view: Adams has some Gus Edwards to his game. He's not going to get the opportunity like Edwards will/does with the Ravens, but Adams has more talent than some think. He's a powerful back who can win at the point of contact and could be a power option for the Jets backfield. They don't have a set starter or lead back, but guys like veterans Tevin Coleman/Ty Johnson and rookie Michael Carter should get most of the work. Adams could get on the field near pay dirt because of his size and intent.|
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Jets | Jordyn Peters released Fri Jul 2, 12:31 PM
New York Jets S Jordyn Peters was released Friday, July 2.Link to story
Jets | QB Wilson 'So Comfortable' in LaFleur Offense Wed Jun 30, 03:43 PM
Connor Hughes, from The Athletic, reports rookie first-round QB Zach Wilson looks "so comfortable" in the Mike LaFleur offense during OTAs and minicamp.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. Wilson is a smart player and the LaFleur offense is from the Shanahan/Kubiak tree, which can be quite complicated in terms of language. The actual offense should feature plenty of play-action passing and high/low reads Wilson has to make as he's rolling out...something he looked great doing during his college career at BYU. The rookie will go through some struggles to be sure, but the future looks bright (finally) for the Jets at the quarterback position.|
Jets | Tyler Kroft pushing to start? Mon Jun 28, 09:29 PM
New York Jets TE Tyler Kroft was 'one of the bigger surprises of the spring' and could beat out Chris Herndon for the starting job if Herndon 'does not shake out of the funk he was in last year,' according to Brian Costello of the New York Post.
|Footballguys view: Herdon has talent but he's never played up to his potential. The Jets don't have time to wait and the best player will win the starting job. Kroft was the no.12 fantasy tight end when he was with the Bengals back in 2017, mainly powered by his nose for the end zone. With a rookie quarterback needing to lean on the tight end spot, and in this Mike LaFluer (Shanahan/Kubiak) offense that's going to happen, there might be some value here. Watch to see if Kroft wins the starting job in training camp then keep him on your waiver wire speed dial.|
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Jets | Morgan Moses agrees to terms Fri Jun 25, 06:30 PM
Free-agent OT Morgan Moses (Washington) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New York Jets Friday, June 25, worth $3.6 million, according to a source. The deal could be worth as much as $5.3 million with play time incentives.Link to story
Jets | Brian Poole not an option at this time Fri Jun 25, 04:57 PM
Free-agent CB Brian Poole (Jets) does not appear to be an option for the New York Jets at this point because head coach Robert Saleh wants to use the younger cornerbacks on the roster.Link to story
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Jets | Denzel Mims needs to expand game Fri Jun 25, 02:26 PM
New York Jets WR Denzel Mims has the speed and skills to excel as a deep threat, but the Jets' new offense calls for more precise routes in the short and intermediate game and work inside the numbers. 'He plays big on the outside. He's got the length and the radius,' new offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur said of Mims. 'We're gonna get him playing better inside the numbers.'
|Footballguys view: It's very possible that the new regime would not have signed off on taking Mims last year if they were in place. He might not be a starter or even a primary receiver in three wide receiver sets. Keelan Cole is ahead of him and Elijah Moore has been stealing the spring headlines, so Mims is basically off of our redraft radar for now.|
Jets | Blessuan Austin missed some practice time Thu Jun 24, 07:03 PM
New York Jets CB Blessuan Austin (undisclosed) missed some time during minicamp because of an undisclosed injury.
|Footballguys view: The Jets cornerback spot is the weak link in Robert Saleh's defense and Austin is expected to play a large role. If this is still an issue when camp opens we may have set expectations for this group even lower.|
Jets | Michael Carter has chance to start? Wed Jun 23, 07:58 PM
New York Jets RB Michael Carter could push for the starting running back job if he performs well during training camp and the preseason, in the opinion of JetsWire's Tyler Calvaruso.
|Footballguys view: The Jets don't have a set starter so there's a chance for Carter to get the top job. He's super quick and lightning fast, and Carter eats up yards quickly before defenders can even notice. Carter can be dangerous in space but is not a pile pusher who can run inside with success. He also needs to learn how to protect the passer as his blocking ability is a big question mark. The rookie will compete with guys like Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman for the starting job.|
Jets | C.J. Mosley on the comeback trail Mon Jun 21, 12:14 PM
New York Jets LB C.J. Mosley, who opted out last season and played two partial games in 2019 due to injury, has looked slimmer and quicker in practices this offseason.Link to story
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Jets | Keelan Cole making quick impression Sun Jun 20, 08:12 PM
New York Jets WR Keelan Cole 'will be in the wide receiver rotation' following an impressive minicamp, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Recent reports out of Jets camp indicate Cole, and not Denzel Mims, could emerge as an outside target opposite of Corey Davis. Mims could get on the field to stretch the field with his speed and ball-tracking ability but speculation is that he's not a good fit for the Mike LaFleur offense. Add in Jamison Crowder and standout rookie WR Elijah Moore, and you can see how Mims might be on the outside looking in when it comes to the Jets new-look wide receivers room. This will shake out in training camp...so stay tuned.|
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Jets | Denzel Mims buried on depth chart? Sun Jun 20, 08:04 PM
New York Jets WR Denzel Mims 'isn't even among the best five receivers' on this year's roster, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Mims has talent and he flashed as a rookie last year, but reports indicate he's not a fit for the Mike LaFleur offense. We'll see if he can impress in training camp but right now it looks as though he'll have a part-time role as a field-stretching option for the Jets.|
Jets | Ty Johnson stands out Sun Jun 20, 07:52 PM
New York Jets RB Ty Johnson 'made a strong impression' during minicamp, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: The Jets don't have an established starter at the running back position. They've got some options for the top spot, but we'll have to see the battle in training camp. Johnson will compete with veteran Tevin Coleman and rookie Michael Carter to establish a pecking order at the position. It sounds like Johnson is doing his best to make the case he should be the top back.|
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Jets | Lamarcus Joyner works at FS Sun Jun 20, 12:54 PM
New York Jets S Lamarcus Joyner was used primarily at free safety during the minicamp last week.
|Footballguys view: Joyner should start next to Marcus Maye and give the Jets a good duo. One year after Jamal Adams was traded away for two first round picks plus, the team is in good shape at his position.|
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Jets | Zach Wilson mastering offense Sat Jun 19, 12:28 PM
New York Jets QB Zach Wilson has done a 'really good job' of directing the team's offense in offseason drills -- with periods of calling his own plays -- even though he's had the team's playbook for less than two months, according to offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur. 'It's been a learning curve for him,' LaFleur said. 'We've thrown a lot at him.'
|Footballguys view: Wilson has a ton of talent and the confidence to make plays no matter the situation. He's up against it with the Jets as he's being tossed in with huge expectations in front of fans who are starved for wins and a media that won't take it easy on him. However, the LaFleur system (from the Shanahan tree) is great for his skill set. The rookie has some good players to toss the rock to but should go through struggles this year as he learns the ropes in the NFL.|
Jets | Chris Herndon limited by hamstring Thu Jun 17, 02:18 PM
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, June 16, by hamstring 'tightness,' but head coach Robert Saleh added that he expects Herndon to be 'perfectly fine' going forward.
|Footballguys view: Herndon has physical gifts but he's been banged up off and on during his pro career. This hamstring injury seems minor, and Herndon should be good to go for the start of training camp. The upside and potential is always there with Herndon but he hasn't played up to that in the NFL.|
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Jets | Morgan Moses nearing deal Thu Jun 17, 01:29 PM
Free agent OT Morgan Moses (Washington) and the New York Jets are making progress on a potential multi-year contract, per source Thursday, June 17.Link to story
Jets | NYJ had interest in Nick Mullens Wed Jun 16, 06:46 PM
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Mullens received some interest from the New York Jets before he signed with the Eagles, but Jets head coach Robert Saleh said the team will move forward with their current quarterbacks for the time being.
|Footballguys view: The Jets interest makes sense. Most of the staff comes over from the 49ers, including OC Mike LaFleur, and Mullens is familiar with the system. Instead, the Jets move forward with Zach Wilson was their starter with James Morgan and Mike White competing for the backup job.|
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Jets | Ashtyn Davis expected to be ready Wed Jun 16, 06:36 PM
New York Jets S Ashtyn Davis (foot) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.Link to story
Jets | Quinnen Williams on track for camp Wed Jun 16, 06:31 PM
New York Jets DT Quinnen Williams (foot) is not practicing this week but is expected to be ready for training camp.Link to story
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Jets | Corey Davis on the field Tuesday Tue Jun 15, 05:53 PM
New York Jets WR Corey Davis (shoulder) participated in practice Tuesday, June 15.Link to story
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Jets | No practice for Mekhi Becton Tue Jun 15, 05:12 PM
New York Jets OT Mekhi Becton (foot) will not practice during the mandatory minicamp this week because of a foot injury. Head coach Robert Saleh said Becton should be ready for training camp.Link to story
Jets | Denzel Mims stuck on second team? Tue Jun 15, 04:23 PM
New York Jets WR Denzel Mims was one of the team's few receivers not to get any snaps with the first team on the first day of minicamp Tuesday, June 15, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
|Footballguys view: Mims is not shining in OTAs and mandatory minicamp as much as rookie Elijah Moore. We like Mims game, but he's got to be more consistent and stand out in practice if he wants to earn a larger role. Corey Davis and Moore could line up on the outside with Jamison Crowder in the slot...and Mims on the bench.|
Jets | Jamison Crowder agrees to new deal Mon Jun 14, 12:03 PM
New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder renegotiated an undisclosed contract that will allow him to become a free agent after the 2021 season.
|Footballguys view: Crowder skipped voluntary OTAs because of the contract disagreement, so the two sides had to work something out. He was due a non-guaranteed $10 million in 2021 and reports indicated the Jets wanted him to take at least a 50 percent pay reduction. Crowder remains as the primary slot target for the Jets, but rookie Elijah Moore is going to push for more playing time and has been showing well this offseason.|
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Jets | Zach Wilson prepping to start Sun Jun 13, 08:43 PM
New York Jets QB Zach Wilson took all the first-team reps during OTAs, and the Jets are in 'Get-Wilson-ready-to-start' mode, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Of course they are. Wilson was the no.2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, and the Jets cleared the way for him to start by trading away Sam Darnold. The rookie from BYU is an exciting prospect who can make something happen when the play breaks down. He's a threat to run the ball but he will try to make plays as a passer and can stay aggressive with what he does. The Jets could be down as they continue to work on their defense, which means "catch up" football - which means Wilson could be trying to go to the air quite a bit in 2021.|
Jets | Ashtyn Davis misses workouts Sun Jun 13, 02:27 PM
New York Jets S Ashtyn Davis (foot) did not participate in offseason workouts because of a foot injury.
|Footballguys view: The signing of Lamarcus Joyner probably took Davis out of starting consideration anyway, but with a new coaching regime in town, he can use all of the reps he can get. He's still just a long term stash in deep IDP dynasty leagues, but Davis' ceiling is very high.|