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  1. http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2016/10/05/tony-romo-jets-starter-new-york-already-starting-chatter The New York Jets' quarterback situation is a mess. So that led NJ.comto inquire about who might be a future QB. And, of course, the Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo came up. Romo is injured and set to return for Week 8, but rookie Dak Prescott is playing so well, some are wondering if the Cowboys shouldn't just keep Prescott as the starter. So after a bunch of ifs, here's one more. If Romo were available, would the Jets be interested? "If that becomes a possibility," one league source told NJ.com, "yes. Absolutely. You have to. No questions asked." The Jets' current starter Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown 10 picks in four games. They also have Geno Smith, who has never shown he can be a reliable starter. Both are likely to be gone. NJ.com says: "That leaves the Jets with rookie Christian Hackenberg, and last year's fourth-round pick Bryce Petty, as the only quarterbacks under contract heading into the 2017 season." But what about Romo's age (36) and injury history? When asked if the Jets could look past any injury concerns, a source told the site, "I would think so. He's fragile, no question about it, but the Jets are in a win-now situation. Those guys on that team are old. You can't go into next season with Petty or Hackenberg, unless you make the decision to rebuild." Romo's massive contract means the Cowboys likely won't cut him (they would take too much of a salary cap hit). So Romo would have to restructure his deal and maybe a trade would have to happen. "Dallas isn't going to cut him," a second source told NJ.com. "Plus, Jerry loves the guy. He loves Tony. He's not going anywhere." But as NJ.com pointed out: "It wasn't long ago that the Jets made an improbable trade to acquire an aging Brett Favre from the Packers in 2008."
  2. Geno Smith is QB2, says New York Jets coach By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange | Aug. 13, 2016 at 11:16 PM 0 Comments Geno Smith arrives on the red carpet at the XXIII Gridiron Gala at New York Hilton Midtown on May 10, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Geno Smith never got a chance to compete for the New York Jets' starting quarterback job. But he won't have to battle for the backup gig, either. Head coach Todd Bowles said Saturday that Smith, who directed the drive that finished with what proved to be the game-winning touchdown in Thursday's 17-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, is entrenched as the second-stringer behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. Some eyebrows were raised Thursday night when second-year quarterback Bryce Petty played the final six series (counting a kneel-down in the final 10 seconds) against the Jaguars, but Bowles said Petty is not going to push Smith. "Won't make a competition after one preseason game," Bowles said. "Geno's No. 2. Fitz is No. 1. Bryce is three." Bowles added that "Hack" - second-round rookie Christian Hackenberg - is the fourth-stringer. Hackenberg did not play a snap Thursday night, which provided more evidence the Jets view this as a redshirt season for the Penn State product, who absorbed more than 100 sacks as a collegian. The snaps that might have gone to Hackenberg will now fall to Petty, who has to prove to the Jets that it's worth carrying four quarterbacks into the regular season. Petty was a fourth-round pick in last year's draft but was active for just one game, during which he did not take the field. Petty finished 7-for-14 for 93 yards. He didn't direct the Jets to any points, though rookie kicker Ross Martin missed field-goal attempts of 39 yards and 53 yards. "I felt like I was so much more comfortable than last year, which is exactly what I wanted," Petty said.
  3. Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 19m19 minutes ago It doesn't appear there will be a deal between the #Jets and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick before the start of camp, I'm told. The standoff continues.
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  5. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/61063/risers-fallers-and-top-newbies-from-the-jets-offseason Now that the New York Jets' offseason workouts are in the books, let's highlight a few players who raised their stock over the past few weeks ... and a few who need to rally in training camp: RISING STOCK Dee Milliner, cornerback: He hasn't played a defensive snap in a game since October 2014. Injuries have ruined the early part of his career, but the former ninth overall pick was healthy and active on defense in the offseason. With Darrelle Revis (wrist) sitting out, Milliner started in the nickel package and made plays on the ball. He will push Marcus Williams as the No. 3 corner. Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, a rookie in 2015, appeared more comfortable in the Jets' system during offseason workouts. Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports Lorenzo Mauldin, linebacker: One moment jumped out -- a diving intereception on a tipped pass at the line, a play that showed his athleticism. Now that he's had a year in the system, Mauldin looks more fluid than he did as a rookie. They expect him to be an every-down player, and he's on the right track. Deion Barnes, linebacker: After spending his rookie year on the practice squad, Barnes made a big improvement in the offseason, giving himself a legitimate chance to make the team. The coaches are excited about his progress. FALLING STOCK Bryce Petty, quarterback: Petty felt he made strides toward the end of the offseason, but there were rough patches along the way. He has to work on ball security, his pocket presence, and reading coverages -- all part of the growing process. He needs a solid camp to avoid being the odd-man out in the game of quarterback musical chairs. Jarvis Harrison, tackle: He was drafted last year in the fifth round as a guard, but he saw time at right tackle in minicamp ... and he struggled in pass protection. The scholarship is over; it's time for Harrison to earn his keep. Dexter McDougle, cornerback: The former third-round pick (2014) didn't do anything wrong; he just didn't jump out on the practice field, making you wonder if he'll get passed over on the depth chart. The Jets have five experienced corners, so McDougle will need a strong camp to avoid being the next draft pick from the Idzik 12 to get bounced. STRONG FIRST IMPRESSIONS Jordan Jenkins, linebacker: The rookie from Georgia, a third-round pick, did so well that he will compete for a starting job in camp. The coaches downplayed his fast start, but that may have been a case of them trying to tamp down expectations. They can't wait to see him in pads. Jenkins is known as a physical, heavy-handed player, so he might actually be better when the hitting starts. Charone Peake, wide receiver: He's big and fast, and you can't teach big and fast. Former Clemson receivers tend to thrive in the NFL, so it'll be interesting to see how Peake, a seventh-round pick, fares when the pads go on. His problem in college was staying healthy. UNEVENTFUL DEBUTS Christian Hackenberg, quarterback: He struggled with his accuracy, appeared methodical with his footwork, and made some poor decisions. Hey, it happens to the best of them. You can see the arm strength, especially on deep balls. The Jets' second-round pick needs to build a foundation and develop consistency. He's not expected to play this year; this will be a one-year process, at least. Darron Lee, linebacker: Can anybody remember a first-round pick that generated such little fanfare? A lot of it was out of his control, as the former Ohio State star was overshadowed by other storylines, namely the Ryan Fitzpatrick drama and the Hackenberg selection. On the practice field, Lee's speed was evident, but there weren't many "wow" moments. He's learning a new position and a new scheme, so there's a learning curve. His skills as a blitz-and-cover linebacker should become more apparent in game plan-specific roles.
  6. While Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract impasse has dominated the headlines, theNew York Jets could have an ugly situation developing on the other side of the ball with Pro Bowl defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. Unhappy that he still doesn't have a long-term contract, Wilkerson won't sign his franchise-tag tender anytime soon and might not report for the start of training camp in late July, sources said Monday. Wilkerson will skip the team's mandatory minicamp, which begins Tuesday. Because he hasn't signed his tender, he can't be fined for not participating in the three-day event. He is still rehabbing a surgically repaired broken leg, sustained in the final game of the season, so he wouldn't have been able to practice anyway in minicamp. His absence will shock no one in the organization, but the tenor will change if he decides to stay away from training camp. If Muhammad Wilkerson doesn't report for training camp, it will be his biggest statement yet regarding his unhappiness with his contract situation. Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports Wilkerson is upset because other defensive linemen have received lucrative contracts this offseason. The latest is Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackleFletcher Cox, who signed a six-year extension late Monday afternoon. Cox's deal is worth $103 million, including $63 million in guarantees, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. It's the biggest guarantee for a non-quarterback in NFL history. Wilkerson believes he's worth at least that amount, but the Jets apparently aren't willing to pay anywhere close to that. By rule, teams have until July 15 to sign franchised-tagged players to long-term contracts. Failing a new deal, the player must play for his one-year tender. In Wilkerson's case, it would be $15.7 million. Unless he signs his tender, Wilkerson can't be fined for not reporting to training camp because, technically, he wouldn't be under contract. For Wilkerson, who has skipped the voluntary portion of the past two offseasons, a no-show in training camp would be his loudest statement. The Jets have been saying for two years, going back to the previous regime, that they'd like to re-sign Wilkerson, but they've made no progress in negotiations. They were open to trading him before the past two drafts but found no serious suitors. They haven't ruled out the possibility of tagging him again next year, which would be $18.8 million. Wilkerson has been rehabbing privately at the Jets' facility in recent weeks. The 26-year-old lineman led the team with 12 sacks last season, a career high.
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  10. Sorry I am loving my Masterbulit electric smoker I bought this year. It was bitch to control the temperature with the charcoal smoker. I now set the digital thermostat throw in woodchips stick the meat thermometer in with the remote sending unit and sit in my house drink beer.
  11. The OTA's were voluntary.
  12. QFT I would be thrilled if leonard fournette ended up being a Jet.