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  1. FoxJet added a topic in New York Jets Message Board   

    Leonard Williams Concludes Draft Signing Blitz 6 down and zeros more to go
    Leonard Williams Concludes Draft Signing Blitz Posted 19 hours ago
    Randy LangeSenior Reporter, Blog: Randy's Radar
        Jets' Sixth Overall Pick Becomes Sixth and Last Draft Pick to Sign as Rookie Minicamp Begins
    The Jets concluded a blizzard of draft choice signings with official word that first-round draft choiceLeonard Williams, the sixth overall pick in last week's NFL Draft, has signed with the Green & White.
    Williams was the last of our six draft picks to sign, following word that OL Jarvis Harrison (Round 5) had signed Wednesday and then in quick order QB Bryce Petty (Round 4), DT Deon Simon (Round 7) and LBLorenzo Mauldin (Round 3) had all signed their deals at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on Thursday, and WR Devin Smith (Round 2) signed his contract around the same time as Williams early this evening.
    The drafting of Williams was hailed as the Jets of general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles adding strength to strength. The Southern Cal defensive end was viewed by many analysts as one of the top three athletes in this year's draft, and in falling to the sixth overall pick, Maccagnan was able to add him to the defensive line that already includes former first-round picks Muhammad Wilkerson andSheldon Richardson (not to mention sometimes-hand-in-the-dirt LB Quinton Coples) and run-stopping NTDamon Harrison.
    "We thought it was a bit of a long shot," Maccagnan said, "but when it kind of presented itself, we basically went back to my simple philosophy, and that was to try to have as many good players in the organization as possible and get the best player available at that point in time, which is what we felt he was."
    "You can never have enough D-linemen," Bowles said. "I had a bunch of D-linemen in Dallas when I was there, too, so having a lot of good football players doesn’t matter. I think everyone on the D-line has to learn how to play across the board in our scheme anyway, so having him added to the mix just makes us better."
    The sidebars of how the 6'5", 302-pounder has enjoyed skateboarding and the be-flip-flopped beach scene on two coasts, Central Florida and Southern California, and has created ceramic works of art only add to the larger-than-life saga of a still 20-year-old young man who is such a dynamic force on the football field.

    "I think my greatest attribute is just having a lot of passion for the game," he said when he met reporters at his new home building. "It makes me push myself to the limit. I have high expectations for myself and I want to reach them and it is all because of my passion for the game."
    Williams capped his three USC seasons in 2014 with a career-high 80 tackles, had 7.0 sacks and 9.5 total tackles for loss, grabbed the second interception of his Trojans career, was named team MVP and All-Pac 12 and made two All-America teams.
    Now with the signing of his rookie contract, he knows he's fully invested in the next chapter of his football life.
    "You meet a lot of guys at the draft. We got to have dinner with a lot of Hall of Famers, and they were giving me a lot of advice. I was just trying to be a sponge and soak up everything they were telling me," he said. "One of the greatest pieces of advice that I heard is that everything leading up to this point doesn’t matter anymore because I’m coming into the league as a rookie and I have to earn my respect all over again."
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    WR Smith Practices, Signs Contract
    WR Smith Practices, Signs Contract Posted 31 minutes ago
    Eric AllenSr. Reporter/Director, Internet ProgrammingEmail @eallenjets On the Inside
        In 2014, OSU Product’s 28.2 Yards/Reception Led the FBS
    Hours after Devin Smith participated in his first practice with the Jets at rookie minicamp, the team announced that they signed their second-round pick.
    Smith, taken with the fifth pick of Round 2 (No. 37 overall), averaged an FBS-best 28.2 yards/catch for Ohio State and topped the Big Ten with 12 receiving touchdowns last season. He totaled 33 receptions for 931 yards as the Buckeyes captured the national championship.
    “He brings a dimension to our offense in terms of at least initially being a vertical threat and an impactful type player in that sense,” said GM Mike Maccagnan. “And he has all the skills from an athletic standpoint to – in our minds – be a very good starting caliber receiver when it’s all said and done in terms of his development.”
    "He's got some new defenses to read and he's got some new offensive routes, so that will take a little time but he's a determined guy," added head coach Todd Bowles on Friday. "I'm sure he'll get it.
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  3. FoxJet added a topic in New York Jets Message Board   

    Three Mid-Round Draft Picks Sign with Jets
    Three Mid-Round Draft Picks Sign with Jets Posted 11 hours ago
    Randy LangeSenior Reporter, Blog: Randy's Radar
        3rd-Round LB Mauldin, 4th-Round QB Petty & 7th-Round DT Simon All Come Aboard The Jets have signed third-round linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, fourth-round quarterback Bryce Pettyand seventh-round defensive tackle Deon Simon, who join fifth-rounder Jarvis Harrison as the first four Jets draft choices to sign contracts.

    Mauldin, a 6’4”, 259-pounder who will play a versatile role for the defense and will also be expected to contribute immediately on special teams, collected 6.5 sacks and 13 TFL last season for the Cards. In 2013, Mauldin lined up at DE for Louisville and collected 9.5 sacks.
    “As an edge rush guy, I have been working my butt off to do what I have to do to get to the quarterback,” he told reporters. “I don’t care what I have to do, I take coaching and I take what I have to do to help my defense out. Mainly with the Jets I know…I am at a loss for words right now.”
    “He’s a hybrid,” said head coach Todd Bowles. “In certain defenses, he’ll be up and in certain he’ll be down. He brings a level of toughness and depth to a position on the outside, some youth that we can get in and help out our older guys. Eventually we see this guy playing a lot of good football. The tenacity this guy plays with and the toughness he brings, he was perfect for us right at the time we took him.”
    The Jets have drafted five Louisville players since 1991 including S Calvin Pryor and RB Bilal Powell. Last Friday, an emotional Mauldin recounted a childhood that brought him to as many as 16 foster homes.
    "I've been a foster child my entire life and I just want to show I've grown into a man and grown into a person that really cares about everyone around me,” he said. “Teammates, fans, community, I don't care who it is. I've learned to worry more about others than to just worry about myself. When it comes to people that really need the care, I'm always there regardless of what happened."

    We traded up one spot with Jacksonville near the top of the fourth round Saturday afternoon to grab Petty, the prolific passer from Baylor. To sum up his past two seasons as the Bears' starter in round numbers, the 6'3", 230-pounder rang up 16 games of at least 300 passing yards, five games of at least 400 yards and two 500-yard games. And in those 25 starts the Bears scored 60 points nine times and 70 points four times.
    Lining up in the shotgun almost exclusively at Baylor, Petty has heard his share of critics about his transition to a pro-style offense, but he told Jets reporters last week that he has the desire to excel regardless of the system he's in.
    "What I was asked to do at college, it’s just what I was told to do, so I did it and I did it to the best of my ability," he said. "Being in another offense, being in another system is part of the game and I want to master that system just like I mastered what we did at college. Simplistic or not, you have to step out there and do it. My job is to be the best I can be and that starts with learning the playbook."

    Simon, the 6'4", 332-pounder, came from Northwestern State in Louisiana with our own seventh-round choice Saturday, No. 223 in the draft. He made 19 starts with the Demons the past two seasons, chalking up 5.5 sacks and 12.5 total tackles for loss, then prepped for his strong combine showing (35 benchpress reps, tops among all D-linemen) by working out with Jets second-year linebacker IK Enemkpali.
    "Going into college, it was a real struggle of a journey," he told reporters. "But the type of guy I am, I overcame a lot, I kept a good mindset, and I am finally getting my opportunity to play at the next level."
    Petty, Simon and the other Jets draft choices, undrafted free agents and tryouts will get exposure to head coach Todd Bowles' playbook, the offense of Chan Gailey and the defense of Kacy Rodgers with the rookie minicamp that runs from Friday through Sunday at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.
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  4. FoxJet added a post in a topic OL Jarvis Harrison Signed   

    jets Sign Fifth-Round Choice Jarvis Harrison Posted 8 hours ago
    Randy LangeSenior Reporter, Blog: Randy's Radar
        Four-Year Texas A&M Offensive Lineman Becomes First of Green & White's Six Picks to Ink Contract
    The Jets have signed offensive lineman Jarvis Harrison, their fifth-round draft choice out of Texas A&M.
    Harrison (6'4", 330), Texas born and raised, was the 152nd overall pick of last week's draft. He started at least five games every season for his four seasons at A&M, making 38 games in all for the Aggies at three different positions on the line but mostly at left guard.
    "I'm excited and I'm ready to play," he said about being drafted by the Jets. Harrison is expected to get his first plays in green and white during the team's rookie minicamp, with closed practices being held from Friday to Sunday at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.
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  5. FoxJet added a post in a topic Calvin Pryor Reaches Agreement with Jets   

    Jets | Calvin Pryor financials
    Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:41:26 -0700
    New York Jets S Calvin Pryor's four-year rookie deal is worth $8.56 million and is fully guaranteed. The deal includes a signing bonus of roughly $4.5 million, and the contract also includes a fifth-year option. Pryor is expected to start in Week 1.
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  6. FoxJet added a topic in New York Jets Message Board   

    Calvin Pryor Reaches Agreement with Jets
    Calvin Pryor Reaches Agreement with Jets Posted 17 minutes ago
    Eric AllenSr. Reporter/Director, Internet ProgrammingEmail @eallenjets On the Inside
    The Jets announced today that they have signed rookie safety Calvin Pryor.
    A 5’11”, 207-pounder out of Louisville, Pryor becomes the 11th of the Jets’ 12-man draft class to come to terms with the Green & White. When the Jets selected Pryor with the No. 18 overall pick, it marked the sixth straight year the Jets took a defensive player in Round 1.
    Pryor, who was impressive at rookie minicamp, didn’t participate in the team portion of OTAs on Wednesday.
    “You talk about a passionate guy and the enthusiasm and everything else — you’ll see it,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “When he gets out there you’ll see it. But yeah, (he) will have a few wisdom teeth removed. So he’s going to miss a few days.”
      Labeled as an “enforcer” by Ryan, Pryor carried the nickname “Louisville Slugger” after flying all over the field for the Cardinals. In three collegiate seasons, Pryor totaled 218 tackles, 7 INTs and 14 PDs.  
    "They brought me here for a reason," he said during rookie camp. "With the 18th pick, I have to come in here and get respect from the older guys and the vets, and I feel like I have to just earn their respect and earn everything. Right now, that's what I'm focused on, just learning the system so I'll be ready to go."
    Pryor packs a punch, but he wants to be known for more than just his hitting ability.
    “I’m very confident in my ability, first and foremost. I feel like I have the complete package as a safety,” he said. “Most people know me as a hard-hitting safety because I had a few hard hits in college. But when you watch my film, you see that playmaking ability that jumps out at you, a guy that’s flying around and has passion for the game.”
    Jets | Calvin Pryor signs Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:17:23 -0700
    The New York Jets signed their first-round pick, S Calvin Pryor, to his rookie deal Monday, June 2. Per NFL rules, all rookie deals are for four years in length. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
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    Jets | Sign Brandon Dixon
    Jets | Sign Brandon Dixon
    Wed, 28 May 2014 12:43:40 -0700
    The New York Jets signed CB Brandon Dixon Wednesday, May 28. Per NFL rules, the length of the contract is four years. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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    Jets | Two sign
    Mon, 19 May 2014 12:36:47 -0700
    The New York Jets signed free-agent LB A.J. Edds (Patriots) and OT Markus Zusevics (Patriots) to undisclosed deals Monday, May 19.
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    Jets | Jacolby Ashworth cut
    Mon, 19 May 2014 12:33:26 -0700
    The New York Jets released C Jacolby Ashworth Monday, May 19.
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    Jets Sign LB A.J. Edds, OL Markus Zusevics Posted 54 minutes ago
    Randy LangeEditor-in-Chief, Blog: Randy's Radar
        WR Dwight Jones, OL Jacolby Ashworth Released to Make Room on 90-Man Roster The Jets have signed two tryout players, both of whom played college ball at Iowa and had stints on the New England Patriots' roster, following the conclusion of the rookie minicamp over the weekend.
    Linebacker A.J. Edds and offensive lineman Markus Zusevics are now on the team's 90-player roster.

    Edds, 26 years old, has been around the NFL for a while. He was a fourth-round choice by Miami in the 2010 NFL Draft but spent the season on IR with an ACL tear. He hooked on with New England the following year and made his pro debut in the first two games of the 2011 season for the Patriots, went on their practice squad, then was signed off the squad by Indianapolis and played nine more games that year for the Colts.
    During 2012 training camp, after another ACL tear, he was placed on IR by the Colts. Last year he started back with the Patriots but was released before the end of training camp. This year he came to the Jets as an unsigned tryout player but impressed head coach Rex Ryan.
    Because of his '11 season plus two seasons on injured reserve, Edds is considered a fourth-year pro.

    Zusevics, 25, is of Latvian descent. Like Edds, he also had some early injury trouble, tearing a pectoral muscle while participating in the benchpress at the 2012 NFL Combine workouts. He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in May 2012, was placed on the Pats' IR in the summer of 2013, and was then released and so came to our rookie minicamp as a tryout.
    To make room on our 90-man roster, today we released first year WR Dwight Jones and OL Jacolby Ashworth.
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  9. FoxJet added a post in a topic Jets awarded RB Daryl Richardson off waivers from Rams   

    Jets | Daryl Richardson claimed
    Fri, 16 May 2014 13:56:30 -0700
    The New York Jets claimed RB Daryl Richardson off waivers from the St. Louis Rams Friday, May 16.
    FANTASY TIP: The Jets already have a very crowded backfield with Chris Johnson, Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory, so Richardson will do nothing more than provide depth at the position. He shouldn't be drafted in most leagues.
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    WR Jalen Saunders Inks His Deal
    WR Jalen Saunders Inks His Deal Posted 25 minutes ago
    Eric AllenSr. Reporter/Director, Internet ProgrammingEmail @eallenjets On the Inside
    The Jets are two-thirds of the way there, announcing the signing of WR Jalen Saunders Friday afternoon.  Saunders becomes the eighth draft pick of the Jets’ 12 member class to agree to terms with the Green & White.
    “This is one tough little guy.  He gets after it,” said Rex Ryan of the 5’9”, 165-pound Saunders after today’s first rookie minicamp practice.  “He averaged like 16 yards a punt return and you see that burst, that quickness, the acceleration, the flat-out speed that he has.  He’s small, but I don’t think we need to tell him that because I don’t think he realizes it.  He goes out there like he’s 225 pounds.”
    Saunders, a fourth-round selection (No. 104 overall) who was the first of three wideouts the Jets took on Day 3, averaged 15.2 yards a reception and totaled 26 receiving touchdowns in a four-year collegiate career that started at Fresno State and finished with the Oklahoma Sooners.
    “He’s a dynamic playmaker with a ball in his hands, too,” said senior director of college scouting Terry Bradway.  “He brings that return element. It was really an attractive pick for us.”
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  11. FoxJet added a post in a topic 2nd Rounder TE Jace Amaro has now signed   

    Jets | Jace Amaro signs
    Fri, 16 May 2014 05:30:05 -0700
    The New York Jets signed second-round pick TE Jace Amaro to a four-year deal.
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    4th-Rounder Shaq Evans Signs with Jets
    4th-Rounder Shaq Evans Signs with Jets Posted 11 hours ago
    Randy LangeEditor-in-Chief, Blog: Randy's Radar
        UCLA Wideout Flies Cross-Country, Becomes 5th Draft Choice to Sign Today
    Fourth-round rookie wide receiver Shaq Evans, after a cross-country flight, signed late today with the Jets at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.
    Evans (6'1", 213) is one of the influx of players into coach Sanjay Lal's WRs meeting room. After a slow start to his college career (freshman season at Notre Dame and one season on the sidelines according to NCAA rules), he became comfortable and moved to the forefront of the UCLA offense.
    He led the Bruins both years in receptions and combined in 2012-13 for 27 games (26 starts), 133 receptions, 1,956 yards (14.7-yard avg.) and 12 touchdowns.
    "I play with a lot heart, a lot of passion, and I’m a team player," Evans told reporters. "And I’m a guy that can go out there and do whatever you need me to do — catch a checkdown pass, catch a deep pass, and a guy that’s also going to block for you and just be an ultimate team player."
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    Jets | Tajh Boyd contract details
    Jets | Tajh Boyd contract details
    Thu, 15 May 2014 20:08:20 -0700
    Updating a previous report, the New York Jets signed sixth-round draft choice QB Tajh Boyd to a four-year deal worth $2.3 million. The deal includes a $79,000 signing bonus.
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    Jets | Sign IK Enemkpali
    Jets | Sign IK Enemkpali
    Thu, 15 May 2014 12:01:57 -0700
    The New York Jets signed DE IK Enemkpali Thursday, May 15. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
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    Jets | Sign Quincy Enunwa
    Jets | Sign Quincy Enunwa
    Thu, 15 May 2014 11:08:33 -0700
    The New York Jets signed WR Quincy Enunwa Thursday, May 15. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
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