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    Jets Offensive Line

    Pretty sure Houston’s claim would take priority over Jets, if Jets put a claim in. Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) 6/20/18, 8:28 PM Texans claim Roderick Johnson, cut Kendall Calhoun houstonchronicle.com/sports/texans/… via ⁦‪@HoustonChron‬⁩
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    Jets Offensive Line

    OT Johnson was a 2017 5th round pick. Raw...Might be worth a look...It'd be a grand slam if Jets think enough of Garcia and Johnson to bring aboard, find a way to keep on 53 man, and develop for 2018 season. 2017 DRAFT PROJECTION Round 3-4 SOURCES TELL US "He should have gone back, but I think he's interesting because I still think he is growing into his body. He will probably always have some balance issues because he's always going to be a leaner. If he can improve his body control with that length ... that could be really interesting." - AFC Director of College Scouting NFL COMPARISON Morgan Moses BOTTOM LINE Long-limbed left tackle who has the physical traits that teams want from their blind-side protector, but who is missing some of the body control and balance that is needed to succeed at his position. Despite his balance inconsistencies, Johnson can be a powerful run blocker when he gets defenders framed up. Teams will have to decide if they want to play him on the left or right side, but an offensive line coach will need to try and correct issues with his pass sets and his footwork before he gets his shot. Johnson, a 6-foot-7, 298-pound offensive tackle received the ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy and named to the All-ACC First Team last season. The Browns moved up to get Johnson trading to the New York Jets their No. 181 and 188 picks, while getting back No. 224 in the seventh round. Strengths: Ideal left tackle size Excellent length Good quickness on the edge Very athletic Quick feet Agile Natural build Quick to the second level Good fit in a zone-blocking scheme Extremely long arms (36 inches) Upside Read more at http://walterfootball.com/scoutingreport2017rjohnson.php#haK2SsyXRjD1pewy.99 Browns sign Greg Robinson, waive Rod Johnson 6/19/2018 11:01:03 AM The Browns added another potential tackle option on Tuesday, signing Greg Robinson, Dan Labbe of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. They waived Rod Johnson to make room. Robinson was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. After three seasons with the Rams, he was traded to the Lions prior to the 2017 season but was released by last November.
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    Jets Minicamp Day 3

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Josh McCown brought together the Jets starting offense near midfield of the team’s distant practice field. He sounded the play call, broke the huddle, then walked to the line of scrimmage. This play was the one he, and everyone else on the field, couldn’t wait to run. The 38-year-old quarterback took the snap, dropped back two yards and took a knee. Everyone on the field burst into celebration, McCown punted the ball, and summer vacation official began. “We got a lot of things accomplished mentally,” said coach Todd Bowles after the final workout of minicamp. “The chemistry is growing. I can’t wait to get to training camp. We finished the last two days on good notes. The guys are upbeat, as they should be. We’ve just got to come back healthy and ready to go.” Minicamp went about as well as anyone over at the Atlantic Health Training Facility could have hoped. The Jets avoided significant injuries, installed a chunk of Jeremy Bates’ revised offense, and got new pieces like cornerback Trumaine Johnson, quarterback Sam Darnold and others acclimated to life in New Jersey. How’d they all look on the field? Who stood out? Any surprise stars? Here’s the report from the three practices. ATTENDANCE AND INJURIES The Jets had perfect attendance throughout the week, which is expected considering these workouts, unlike organized team activities, are mandatory. Receivers Devin Smith (knee), Charone Peake (ankle) and Terrelle Pryor (ankle), safeties Marcus Maye (ankle) and Rontez Miles (knee), cornerback Morris Claiborne (wrist) and linebacker Jordan Jenkins (shoulder) didn’t practice. Some positive news on Pryor, though: He lost the boot on his right ankle for Wednesday’s practice. He’s still “50/50,” Bowles said, for the start of training camp. It doesn’t sound like he’s headed for the physically unable to perform list, though. Bowles wouldn’t go into specifics but indicated none of his ailing players — absent Miles — should miss much time in camp. Maybe a practice or two a week at most. THE QUARTERBACKS Josh McCown It’s tough to grade or judge McCown. He’s not an elite-level quarterback, nor can he do the things Bridgewater can athletically. He’s just … solid. Which isn’t a bad thing. He understands the offense, and if he’s the guy Week 1, he won’t be a weak link. He’s a good player. I did come away impressed with McCown’s arm strength. It seems a bit more alive than 2017. In individual drills, Jeremy Bates lets the quarterbacks air it out with a string of go-routes. McCown excelled here, leading guys enough so they didn’t have to slow down. Teddy Bridgewater Bridgewater’s healthy. That’s the biggest thing. He practiced fully throughout the week, wasn’t limited in anything, and resembled nothing of a guy who’s missed virtually the last two years following a gruesome 2016 knee injury. If compiling an unofficial pecking order, though, Bridgewater finished behind McCown and Darnold. Wednesday was the 25-year-old’s worst day. He threw two interceptions (one wasn’t his fault), nearly a third, and had the ball stripped away by Leonard Williams. He never looked bad, per se, just not as good as the other two. He is still learning the offense, so give him a pass. Sam Darnold It’s impossible to compare the Sam Darnold who stepped foot on the field for the start of OTAs and the one who wrapped up minicamp on Thursday. They’re entirely different players. Darnold makes considerable strides each practice. His footwork is better, decisions smarter, and he read progressions quicker. It’s still early, but you can tell things are starting to slow down. He makes three, four or five passes a practice which justify the hype. Tuesday was a good workout for Darnold. Wednesday was great. Thursday right around average (it was an abbreviated workout). The two highlights: A laser 25-yard strike across the field to hit receiver Tre McBride right before he got out of bounds, and another 10-yard bullet to Jermaine Kearse in front of the far pylon. Darnold had another 20-yard touchdown this week on a touch pass to tight end Jordan Leggett. He dropped it right over the safety’s head, but with enough room for Leggett to catch it in front of the far pylon. The plan, Bowles said, is to keep the same quarterback rotation heading into training camp: McCown’s the starter, followed by Bridgewater, then Darnold. But if the rookie continues to improve steadily, there’s no reason he can’t be the guy Week 1. One additional note: Darnold received more team reps than McCown and Bridgewater each practice. Even though he’s third on the depth chart, he’s getting time to develop. NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS Rookie Chris Herndon and second-year pro Jordan Leggett steal most of the tight end headlines, but little-known Neal Sterling had an impressive June. The Jaguars drafted Sterling in 2015 as a receiver out of Monmouth, then converted him to tight end. It’s taken the 26-year-old a bit to learn the nuances of the position, but things seem to be clicking. Bates praised him on more than one occasion for his route running. He’s a guy to watch come training camp. Receiver Chad Hansen was among the stars of OTAs. He continued to play well in minicamp. His route running is much improved, so too are his hands. He seems to have a much better understanding of what he needs to do, which allows him to play faster. ArDarius Stewart made more highlight plays than Hansen, but Hansen was more consistent. He’s not a sexy player. He just does his job and does it well. Wideout Quincy Enunwa is back, healthy, and looks like he never left. He didn’t do team drills, but individuals with his helmet (absent throughout OTAs). His hands seem improved, which is a very good thing. Inexcusable drops plagued him his first three years. He didn’t generate much hype on draft day, but rookie sixth-round pick Parry Nickerson had an impressive week. He’s working as the nickel corner with the second-team defense, and more than holding his own. One criticism: He needs to attack the ball better. He should have had two interceptions Wednesday, but slowed instead of running through the receiver. This allowed Hansen to make the grab both times. Jamal Adams doesn’t shut up. Ever. Bowles joked he’s a member of his “sh*t-talking” team, and it’s easy to see why. He talks trash while on and off the field, with players and coaches. There is one Adams seems to interact with more than others: Running backs coach Stump Mitchell. The two (jokingly) go at it after each team rep. It’s highly entertaining. Some notable surprise players seeing increased action with the starters: Chad Hansen (receiver), Neal Sterling (tight end), Nathan Shepherd (defensive end), Henry Anderson (defensive end), Doug Middleton (safety). Some additional roster-bubble guys who practiced well: Tre McBride (receiver), Jeremy Clark (cornerback), Frankie Luvu (outside linebacker), Thomas Rawls (running back). 3 STARS No. 3: Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB It’s tough to judge a linebacker in a padless, no-contact practice, but Pierre-Louis’ speed and playmaking ability stood out. He picked off two passes, flew around the field, and seems to fit nicely in Kacy Rodgers’ defense. Avery Williamson and Darron Lee are still the starters. They’re not getting benched, either. But Pierre-Louis could be a decent role player. No. 2: Leonard Williams, DE Bowles said Williams showed up this offseason in better shape than last year. It’s had a resounding impact. The offensive line couldn’t block him in OTAs. Nothing changed in minicamp. Disclaimer: These are padless workouts, but it’s a good sign for a player some believe has all-pro potential. This is a big season for Williams after last year’s ugly two-sack campaign. No. 1: Sam Darnold, QB Shouldn’t come as much of a surprise here. The rookie stood out in all phases. He’s still not a better quarterback than McCown or Bridgewater, but you’re starting to see it come together. Jet fans are a pessimistic bunch and for a good reason. After years of inhumane torture, it’s hard to believe the franchise’s forever-long search for a quarterback is nearing its conclusion. It’s not to that point yet, but there’s reason for optimism. At the minimum: Enjoy your summer. NEXT UP: Vacation! The Jets have roughly six weeks off before reporting for training camp on (believed to be) July 27th. The team is expected to announce its training camp schedule next week.
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    Hackenberg visiting the Pats

    Jets couldn't wait any longer...Gruden isn't wrong. CBA is killing the ability to develop players, especially QBs. However, it doesn't mean Hack will ever develop. NE is the spot for him to sit a year or two. The league Bill Polian is involved with (American Alliance of Football) that starts next winter/spring would be a good place for Hack too. "It is hard enough to get Connor Cook enough reps, let alone a fourth guy," Gruden said. "It really depresses me how we can't spend more time with these young quarterbacks, and it is really going to be an impactful situation on the NFL in the future."
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    Hackenberg visiting the Pats

    Raiders' Jon Gruden blames NFL for QB Christian Hackenberg's struggles ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Christian Hackenberg's release from the Oakland Raidersjust three weeks after the team acquired him was more an indictment of the NFL system than it was of the third-year quarterback, coach Jon Gruden said Thursday. "Everybody is an expert out there on Hackenberg and thinks he can't play," Gruden said as the Raiders wrapped up a three-day mandatory minicamp. "It's unfortunate, this whole collective [bargaining agreement]. How do you develop a quarterback? I don't know how you do it." Raiders coach Jon Gruden would like the NFL to allow teams more time to develop young quarterbacks. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports The 2011 labor agreement brought reductions to the frequency and intensity of offseason practices. Gruden, five months into his second stint as the Raiders' head coach after nine seasons away from coaching, has been a frequent critic of the work restrictions. "[Hackenberg] has been working on changing his stroke, his passing motion, and I think he did that," Gruden said. "We just didn't have enough reps to take a good look at him. Since we were further along the road with some of our other guys, we didn't have the space." The Raiders had acquired Hackenberg from the New York Jets last month for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft choice. They released him to help make room on the roster for newly signed defensive linemen Frostee Rucker and Ahtyba Rubin. They needed help on their defensive line more than they needed -- or could use -- a fourth quarterback behind Derek Carr, Connor Cook and E.J. Manuel. "It is hard enough to get Connor Cook enough reps, let alone a fourth guy," Gruden said. "It really depresses me how we can't spend more time with these young quarterbacks, and it is really going to be an impactful situation on the NFL in the future." Hackenberg, a 2016 second-round choice of the Jets who has yet to attempt a pass in a regular-season game. was in Foxboro on Thursday visiting with the New England Patriots, league sources told ESPN's Field Yates. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23794117/oakland-raiders-coach-jon-gruden-blames-nfl-qb-christian-hackenberg-struggles
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    Jets Minicamp Day 3

    Great job this week, PK!
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    Jets Minicamp Day 3

    Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) 6/14/18, 11:29 AM Neville Hewitt made a really nice diving INT on a pass from Darnold over the middle to Leggett, who had the ball go through his hands. Hewitt will be a nice piece on defense and ST. #Jets
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    Jets Minicamp Day 3

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    Jets minicamp day 2

    Here you go 😁 Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) 6/13/18, 2:35 PM Jamal Adams just ran over and fielded a punt. Made a joking remark after the grab. Bowles then kicked him out of the return drill (he wasn’t supposed to be there) 😂🤣😂 #Jets
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    Jets minicamp day 2

    Might as well get used to them for December/January
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    Jets minicamp - Day 1

    How much are you getting paid for writing this?
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    Jets minicamp - Day 1

    Some familiar names....LB Victor Ochi, WR Dan Williams.
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    Honey Badger to sign w/Texans

    NFL Update‏ @MySportsUpdate #Texans starting safety Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of cancer. This is the worst. All the best to him. Houston Texans S Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hal received a preliminary diagnosis from team physician Dr. James Muntz at Houston Methodist Hospital. Hal and the Texans medical team have sought further consultation with physicians at MD Anderson Cancer Center where he continues to undergo testing and evaluation and is discussing his treatment options. Andre and his family have requested privacy at this time. STATEMENT FROM ANDRE HAL “My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates and coaches will see me through this difficult time. I will not let this diagnosis stop me from fulfilling my dreams and I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me. I know how to beat this and I will beat it.” STATEMENT FROM THE MCNAIR FAMILY “We are saddened to learn of Andre’s diagnosis. Andre is tough and faithful and we believe he is prepared to win this fight. The McNair family as well as the entire Texans organization will continue to be there for him, love and support him, and pray for his recovery.” STATEMENT FROM HEAD COACH BILL O’BRIEN “The news of Andre Hal’s diagnosis weighs heavy on the hearts of everyone in the Houston Texans family. Andre epitomizes what it means to be a Houston Texan through his leadership, community involvement and team-first attitude. We are confident that Andre’s resiliency and infectious positivity, along with treatment and care from the best medical community in the world, will guide him through his recovery. The entire Texans organization is behind Andre and his family during this difficult time and we look forward to his eventual return to the team."
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    Antonio Garcia Article

    He’d have to clear waivers to do so.