Archive for the ‘New York Jets’ Category

Report: Jets concerned Le’Veon Bell let himself get out of shape

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The Jets have frequently been mentioned as a potential suitor for free agent running back Le'Veon Bell, but there may be at least one reason the Jets are hesitant. Or possibly 260 reasons: According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, there was “word on the street” that Bell got up to 260 pounds during his year off, and the Jets are concerned about what kind of shape he's in. Unlike Antonio Brown, who regularly posts workout videos, Bell doesn't frequent Instagram to show off his abs.

Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an NFL career. Murray, who won the Heisman last year in his lone season as Oklahoma's starting quarterback, announced Monday he was fully committing to the gridiron despite being selected ninth overall in the 2018 amateur baseball draft. After arriving Saturday at the New York Mets' spring training camp, Tebow said he interviewed Murray a few months ago in his job as a college football television analyst and the two have gotten to know each other.

Bills sign OL Long to 3-year contract week after cut by Jets

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

The Buffalo Bills have begun addressing their offensive line needs by signing Spencer Long to a three-year contract. The addition made on Tuesday comes a week after the New York Jets cut Long to free up nearly $6.5 million from next season's salary cap. The 28-year-old Long has 44 starts in 53 career games over five seasons.

Hard Knocks reportedly interested in Jets, but Jets aren’t interested

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had a starring role on Hard Knocks last season as a member of the Cleveland coaching staff and there's reportedly interest in having him back for another run in 2019. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that NFL Films has not spoken to the team yet, but that there's interest in having the Jets appear on the program. Their interest is likely connected to a coaching staff that features Williams and Joe Vitt, who told NFL investigators that Williams lied when he spoke to them during the investigation into bounty allegations against the Saints.

Gase fills out Jets staff with Cooter, Jefferson among hires

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Adam Gase's coaching staff with the New York Jets has youth, experience, family ties and plenty of personalities. The team announced that Gase filled out his staff Friday, including hiring Jim Bob Cooter as running backs coach, Shawn Jefferson as assistant head coach-offense/wide receivers and Frank Bush as assistant head coach-defense/inside linebackers. Gase also reunited two of the central figures from the New Orleans Saints' ''Bountygate'' scandal in 2012, adding Joe Vitt as a senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach to work under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) - Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arraigned Tuesday from a psychiatric ward on charges accusing him of punching a New York City police officer after he was taken to a precinct house for failing to pay a taxi fare. Bates, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges of assault, resisting arrest, theft of services and obstruction of governmental administration. Bates has been hospitalized since his Jan. 26 arrest and was arraigned via a video hookup.

Jets release guard/center Spencer Long after 1 season

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

The New York Jets released offensive lineman Spencer Long on Tuesday, saving the team almost $6.5 million on next season's salary cap. The Jets opted instead to cut him after he struggled with injuries and consistency at center before moving to left guard. Long signed a four-year, $27.5 million contract with the Jets last March and was also due a base salary of about $3.46 million next year.

Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, Tony Gonzalez among Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2019 class

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

ATLANTA — A trio of first-ballot inductees headline the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Safety Ed Reed, cornerback Champ Bailey and tight end Tony Gonzalez were the top names in the eight-man class. The Pro Football Hall of Fame voters met on Saturday morning here to debate the finalists and voted on the 2019 class, which will be inducted in Canton on Aug. 3.

New York Jets safety Jamal Adams makes case for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown to join Jets

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

New York Jets safety Jamal Adams delivers a pitch to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell and talks about hitting the Patriots mascot during Pro Bowl practice.

AFC dominate NFC in blowout Pro Bowl win

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

The NFC did not have a chance in the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. The AFC claimed a 27-6 victory in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. The NFC fell behind 20-0 and did not score until there was just over nine minutes remaining.