Player News - Jets

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NFL suspended Jets WR ArDarius Stewart two games for violating the league’s PEDs policy.

A 2017 third-rounder out of Alabama, Stewart caught a measly six balls for 82 scoreless yards as a rookie, adding seven rushing attempts for 27 yards. Buried on the depth chart in New York, Stewart was already facing tough odds of cracking the roster behind Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa, Terrelle Pryor, and fellow 2017 draft pick Chad Hansen. Stewart can return Week 3.
Jul 20 - 11:46 AM

Jets TEs coach Jimmie Johnson has praised fourth-round rookie Chris Herndon's in-line blocking.

"One of the best tight ends coming out in the draft in terms of in-line blocking," were Johnson's exact words. "So, we were excited about that. He has a lot of work to do but you like the potential and you like the upside." Translation, second-year pro Jordan Leggett should be in the lead for targets, at least in the early going. Herndon isn't worth a TE2 flier in re-draft leagues.
Jul 19 - 6:01 PM

Jets TEs coach Jimmie Johnson says second-year TE Jordan Leggett is over the knee issue that cost him his entire rookie season.

"He doesn’t worry about his knee," Johnson said. "He has those issues behind him now. So now, we can move forward and get back to playing football." Although fourth-rounder Chris Herndon is in the fold, Herndon is coming off a knee injury of his own. Johnson's comments have also made it sound like the Jets will be counting on Herndon more as a blocker in the early going. Leggett is in the lead when it comes to soaking up Austin Seferian-Jenkins' lost targets.
Jul 19 - 5:48 PM

Jets WRs coach Karl Dorrell expects Robby Anderson to "explode and become a more complete player" this season.

"There are some different roles on our team, doing secondary jobs to help other people out and I think that is something he will learn and grow with," Dorrell said. "He’ll be better at that now that he knows the scope of it. I think Robby is really going to explode and become a more complete player because of it." 59 yards shy of 1,000 last season, Anderson escaped a host of off-the-field issues with minimal punishment from the law, but he could still be facing a short league-mandated suspension.
Jul 19 - 5:43 PM

The New York Post's Brian Costello "doesn't see" the Jets moving on from Jermaine Kearse this summer.

There was some speculation on this earlier in the offseason after the Jets signed Terrelle Pryor and got Quincy Enunwa back from a neck injury, but Kearse and Robby Anderson were a more-than-fine tandem for Josh McCown last season, with Kearse having a career year with a 65-810-5 line. Costello expects Anderson and Kearse to start on the outside with Enunwa in the slot. Pryor could force his way into the picture, but this is a pretty deep receiving corps.
Jul 18 - 3:38 PM

Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media expects the Jets to use a committee approach at tight end this season.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins occupied a major role in the Jets' passing game last season but bolted to Jacksonville in free agency. That leaves Chris Herndon and Jordan Leggett to battle it out for lead tight end duties, though Slater suspects the two will receive close to equal playing time. Neither player offers much fantasy appeal, particularly with Herndon (MCL) and Leggett (knee) both coming off injuries.
Source: nj.com
Jul 15 - 12:05 PM

The New York Post expects Quincy Enunwa to get most of his snaps in the slot.

Jermaine Kearse played the slot last year, but Enunwa should return to the role after missing all of 2017. The Jets' top three receivers going into training camp are Robby Anderson, Enunwa, and Kearse. Terrelle Pryor, Chad Hansen, and ArDarius Stewart are also competing for snaps.
Jul 14 - 9:47 AM

NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater considers Thomas Rawls the "longest shot" to make the roster among Jets running backs.

Signed in March, Rawls is competing with the likes of sixth-round rookie Trenton Cannon and third-year UDFA Lawrence Thomas. Isaiah Crowell, Elijah McGuire, and Bilal Powell are locks at the moment, though there are some whispers Powell could be cut or deal this summer. That would open up a spot for Rawls. Rawls has been a no-show for the most part since 2015.
Jul 13 - 9:51 AM

Jets signed Mississippi State DB Brandon Bryant.

Bryant (5'11/207) wasn't selected in the Supplemental Draft but is a solid flyer after running a 4.45 forty at his Pro Day with a 34-inch vertical. He'll compete for an end-of-the-roster spot in training camp. Bryant has the measurables for a special teams role.
Jul 11 - 6:55 PM

The New York Post expects Bilal Powell's touches to "drop dramatically" this season.

Powell set career highs in carries (178) and yards (722) last year with Matt Forte battling knee issues. His workload is going to regress after the Jets signed Isaiah Crowell, who's never missed a game in his career. Eli McGuire's third-down role is also a concern for Powell's 2018 outlook.
Jul 11 - 5:44 PM

Jets RG Brian Winters (abdomen) is fully recovered from December surgery.

Winters tore his abdomen and abductor muscles in Week 2 of last year, but played through it for 13 games. He's a bounceback candidate after grading outside of PFF's top-50 in run blocking and pass protection. Winters is signed through 2020 but has non-guaranteed salaries after this season.
Jun 30 - 5:36 PM

The Newark Star Ledger expects the Jets to move on from OLB Lorenzo Mauldin.

Mauldin is entering a make-or-break training camp after missing all last year to back surgery. The Jets are desperate for edge rushers, but Mauldin has just 6.5 sacks in his two healthy seasons. New York can save $723K from Mauldin's release.
Jun 30 - 4:29 PM

Yahoo Sports' Terez Paylor reports 14 teams attended Mississippi State DB Brandon Bryant's Pro Day.

Bryant (5'11/207) improved his draft stock — running a 4.45 forty with a 34-inch vertical. There looks to be legitimate interest in him, with the Ravens and Colts potential landing spots. Bryant projects as a late-round supplemental flyer that could make an impact on special teams.
Jun 27 - 6:05 PM

The New York Post considers 2018 a "make-or-break year" for LT Kelvin Beachum.

Beachum had a middling first year with the Jets, grading near the bottom of PFF's run-blocking grades but allowing only four sacks. The Jets are counting on a rebound after not bringing in any competition for Beachum. New York can save $8 million in cap space from cutting Beachum next offseason.
Jun 27 - 4:40 PM

Robby Anderson pled no contest to a reckless driving charge.

All other charges from Anderson's January incident had been dropped, but he was still facing a misdemeanor charge. He was given six months of non-reporting probation. This wraps up all of Anderson's legal issues, but he could still face discipline from the league.
Jun 21 - 11:20 AM


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