Archive for the ‘New York Jets’ Category

Report: ESPN’s McShay out of running for role with Jets

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has removed himself from consideration for a job in the New York Jets' front office, according to his network colleague Chris Mortensen. McShay, 42, told ESPN's Rich Cimini last weekend that new Jets general manager Joe Douglas "is considering multiple options and I'm one of the options." Douglas and McShay were teammates at Richmond in the mid-1990s.

Eagles add GM back to Roseman’s title

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Howie Roseman is again general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles. Roseman, executive vice president of football operations since 2015, was operating in a de facto GM role with the team. Instrumental in constructing a Super Bowl roster in 2017, Roseman helped make the moves needed to draft Carson Wentz and last week signed off on the quarterback's new contract.

Jets’ Gregg Williams establishing intense culture on defense

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Gregg Williams is the furthest thing from warm and fuzzy. Williams has helped build stingy defenses all around the NFL for nearly 30 years with a mix of fiery passion, intimidating intensity and undeniable self-confidence. ''My secrets get out,'' the 60-year-old Williams said in his first news conference since being hired by coach Adam Gase in January.

Jets sing familiar tune with Joe Douglas, but they deserve applause – for now – in getting GM hire right

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

For the third time in six years, the organization ushered in a new general manager, touting his impressive credentials and explaining why this guy is the “right” guy and just what the Jets need right now. This is a good day,” Johnson beamed at Tuesday's news conference in the auditorium of the team's Florham Park, New Jersey, facility. This is really a good day.

Jets GM Douglas has ‘sense of urgency’ to win with Darnold

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

New York is now on its third GM and second coach since the franchise finished one win away from getting to the Super Bowl - in which it hasn't appeared since 1969. Simply stated, Joe is the right person at the right time who our fan base will get to know and love,'' team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said. I feel that we now have the right people in charge of our football operations.

Jets release TE Sterling to make room for RB Powell

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The New York Jets have released tight end Neal Sterling, opening a roster spot for the team to re-sign running back Bilal Powell. Sterling spent most of the past two seasons with the Jets, catching 12 passes for 129 yards in a backup role. He played in only five games last season because of a concussion that landed him on season-ending injured reserve in November.

Friday Sports in Brief

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

PARIS (AP) -- the Women's World Cup opened, and the hosts at least made their presence felt on the field on Friday night in front of French President Emmanuel Macron. The use of the city's second-largest stadium - rather than the Stade de France where French men opened and ended the European Championship three years ago - underscores the ongoing quest for greater gender equality. NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets hired Philadelphia Eagles executive Joe Douglas to be their general manager.

NFL notebook: Texans fire Gaine after one season

Friday, June 7th, 2019

The Houston Texans announced Friday that they have fired general manager Brian Gaine after one season, admitting that the timing of the change was "unusual." "After a thorough evaluation of our football operations, we have decided to relieve Brian Gaine of his duties as general manager. Brian is a man of high character and we appreciate his contributions to our organization," said Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair in a statement.

Joe Douglas leaves Eagles to become Jets general manager

Friday, June 7th, 2019

For a long time, the Eagles knew this day was going to come. The Jets are hiring Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas to fill their vacant general manager job. Douglas was hired by the Eagles in May of 2016 and has helped them build rosters that have gone to the playoffs in back-to-back years and helped construct the Super Bowl team in 2017.

After Pro Bowl season with Jets, Myers lands back in Seattle

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

When kicker Jason Myers became a free agent in the offseason following a Pro Bowl campaign last season, Seattle was near the top of his destination list. Good thing for Myers that Seattle special teams coordinator Brian Schneider had the kicker as the clear top option for solving the Seahawks' kicking situation. ''The way I looked at it, when I evaluated college kickers, I had Jason Myers at the top of my board,'' Schneider said Thursday.