Category Archives: New York Jets
It is always been about money between New York Jets and Darrelle Revis. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Revis would get an average annual salary between $12 million and $13 million from the Buccaneers in a long-term contract. Sources told Mehta that Revis would agree to a contract “without much trouble.”
As the NFL Free Agent Frenzy is about to begin today some teams are looking to lock up their players to contracts prior to the opening of the market. One such team is the Atlanta Falcons who are looking to sign Tony Gonzalez to a new contact now that he has decided to not retire. Apparently, Gonzalez who is about to enter into his 17th season is looking for a one year deal for about 7 million dollars. Foxsports reports that the lure of the super bowl is just too much for him to retire.
Rex Ryan and new general manager John Idzik went to great lengths yesterday to downplay widespread reports of their interest in dealing the disgruntled All-Pro cornerback, with Ryan going so far as to say those reports were “inaccurate” and have “no validity.”
Former Indianapolis Colts star pass rusher Dwight Freeney says either Giants or Jets would be a great fit for him
If the Giants or Jets want to sign a free agent pass-rusher, former Colt Dwight Freeney is ready to listen.
Freeney, who was released by Indianapolis earlier this month, said on SiriusXM Radio that he hopes to sign with a contender.
And he openly professed that he would love the idea of suiting up for one of New York’s teams. In fact, Freeney said, he thinks Rex Ryan is “a great guy.”
“I actually know Rex,” he said. “I met him a few times. Rex knows how to free guys up. That would be a good fit.
The New York Jets fire sale that saw them cut five players and save over $30 million in salary cap space this week is not over.
The team will attempt to trade backup quarterback Tim Tebow during the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend, reports ESPN.com. The Jets are approximately $5.7 million under the cap.
— Jane McManus (@janesports) February 19, 2013
CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora stirred up the 2013 NFL offseason when he broke the news that the Jets were exploring potential trade options for superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis.
The news itself left Revis “speechless” when it came out. But the New York Jets star will talk about his reaction to said news on Monday night with the NFL Network’s Andrea Kremer, the network announced Monday, while revealing a little teaser for the interview.
Ahmad Bradshaw is not eager to leave the area he has called his NFL home and he sees the Jets “right across the street.’’ Is it possible for the former Giants running back to stay put and trade blue for green?
“The New York Jets are a team that I’m excited to hear about, just to stay home, not make a big move from New York,’’ Bradshaw said Tuesday on NFL Network’s “NFL AM’’ program. “It’s just right across the street from where I am now.’’
Through a series of introductory interviews, general manager John Idzik has made one thing clear: The roster will be built on competition. Players will be challenged for their spots.
This includes the starting quarterback position and Mark Sanchez, who is scheduled to make a guaranteed $8.25 million after a troubling 2012 during which he was benched twice.
Idzik, who was hired less than a week ago, finally got to meet with Sanchez to let him know personally.
“Yeah, I’m comfortable with Mark being a Jet,” Idzik said on WFAN Monday morning. “I told him as well, we’re going to add competition. … It’s going to help make Mark and everybody else better.”
Sanchez, though, should have seen the writing on the wall. One similarity between Idzik and former general manager Mike Tannenbaum was that both intended on pushing Sanchez with new blood in 2013.
During the Tannenbaum regime, the Jets scouted quarterbacks like West Virginia’s Geno Smith, Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib and Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas before he decided to stay another year in college, according to people briefed on the matter. These people requested anonymity because the Jets do not make their possible draft targets public.
New Jets general manager John Idzik has not even been on the job for a week and he already has a crisis on his hands.
On the day of his introductory press conference, Idzik spent time answering questions about the future of star cornerback Darrelle Revis after reports surfaced owner Woody Johnson is open to trading him.