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Raiders acquired QB Christian Hackenberg from the Jets in exchange for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick.

A move too beautiful for words. Mere hours after criticizing the Jets' coaching staff for failing to fix his terrible mechanics, Hackenberg has been acquired by back-to-the-future coach Jon Gruden. Even in Gruden's prehistoric environment, Hackenberg will be facing almost impossible odds of making the roster, as evidenced by the Jets' "compensation." He starts out behind Derek Carr, E.J. Manuel and Connor Cook on the depth chart. One of the biggest draft reaches in recent memory — Hackenberg never looked like a legitimate prospect at Penn State before the Jets selected him with the No. 51 overall pick in 2016 — Hack is going to need a miracle to prolong his NFL career beyond 2018.
May 22 - 4:33 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports free agent S Kenny Vaccaro previously visited the Dolphins and also has a visit lined up with the Jets.

This is on top of Vaccaro's previously-reported visit with the Colts that is taking place Monday night. The Jets will be up next should be leave Indy without a contract. The safety market is heating up after two months of a standstill. There's no reason Vaccaro, 27, should still be on the market.
May 14 - 6:36 PM

Free agent OT Byron Bell is working out for the Jets on Monday.

Bell has started 74 games in the NFL including two at left tackle for the Cowboys last season, but he has never been an above-average option. The Jets could use some help at right tackle, but Bell is better suited as a backup.
May 14 - 9:49 AM

Dolphins claimed QB Bryce Petty off waivers from the Jets.

Petty was dumped by the Jets after they drafted Sam Darnold. He lands in a good spot in Miami, with only Brock Osweiler and David Fales behind Ryan Tannehill. Owed a non-guaranteed $705K salary, Petty isn't a lock to make it past the Dolphins' final cuts.
May 4 - 4:50 PM

Jets waived QB Bryce Petty.

The Jets were always going to cut a quarterback after drafting Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick, and Petty was always the most likely to go. A fourth-round pick in 2015, Petty started seven games for the Jets over the last two seasons, compiling 1,353 yards and four touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He is extremely unlikely to develop into a viable starter, but he could be scooped up by a quarterback-needy team on waivers.
May 3 - 12:47 PM

Jets acquired DE Henry Anderson from the Colts in exchange for the No. 235 pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Anderson's season was cut short last year following a laryngeal fracture he suffered in November. He recorded 22 tackles, with two sacks and one forced fumble prior to being placed on injured reserve. Going on 27, Anderson will be a tremendous help in the trenches for the Jets as he finished with PFF's No. 15 run-stopping grade out of 44 qualifiers at defensive tackle last season.
Apr 28 - 3:38 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini expects the Jets to decide between Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen at the No. 3 overall pick.

Conventional pre-draft wisdom is that the Jets are zeroed in on Mayfield, but Cimini passes along "some support" for Rosen inside the organization. The Jets likely have similar grades on Mayfield, Rosen, and Sam Darnold, explaining why they were comfortable moving up to No. 3 in the draft. They'll simply take whichever quarterback falls. With Darnold expected to be drafted at No. 1 and Saquon Barkley favored to go to the Giants at No. 2, Gang Green's decision will likely come down to Mayfield-versus-Rosen.
Apr 23 - 5:16 PM

Free agent OLB Lamarr Houston will work out for the Jets on Monday.

DT Jay Bromley, DT Chris Jones, DT Tyrunn Walker, and DL Lavar Edwards are also working out for the Jets on Monday. Houston worked out for the Raiders earlier this month, but that has been his only known interest. Houston recorded five sacks in stints with the Texans and Bears last season.
Apr 23 - 8:56 AM

Jets head coach Todd Bowles said he would start a rookie quarterback in 2018 if necessary.

"It depends on the progress," Bowles said. "At the end of training camp, if you’re a rookie and you are where we need you to be, you play." Bowles informed Josh McCown he'll be the team's starter back in March, but that was before the Jets traded up to No. 3 with the sole intent of drafting a franchise quarterback. ESPN's Rich Cimini recently reported the Jets have narrowed their choices to Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield and UCLA QB Josh Rosen.
Source: Newsday
Apr 22 - 11:39 PM

According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, "some insiders believe" the Jets have narrowed their choices to Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield and UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the third overall pick.

The Jets traded up to No. 3 with the sole intent of drafting a franchise quarterback and it looks like their choice will come down to Mayfield or Rosen. Of course, that's assuming USC QB Sam Darnold, who the Browns are considering with the first pick, doesn't slip to No. 3. There's been a lot of Mayfield buzz in New York lately, though Rosen remains a consideration. Even if he's available, it looks like the Jets will pass on Wyoming QB Josh Allen.
Apr 22 - 8:49 AM

Draft Analyst’s Tony Pauline reports Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield being drafted by the Jets is a "done deal."

The Jets are higher on Mayfield than Josh Rosen. They also like Sam Darnold, but Mayfield looks to be their pick if Darnold doesn't fall. Mayfield has "won over" GM Mike Maccagnan in the pre-draft process and fits the West Coast scheme of OC Jeremy Bates. The most pro-ready quarterback in this year's class, Mayfield would push Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown to be the Jets' Week 1 starter.
Apr 21 - 2:59 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes the Jets are targeting Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold with the No. 3 pick.

The Jets haven't had much interest in Josh Allen and look to have Mayfield slightly ahead of Josh Rosen. With Allen the top pick favorite, Darnold could slide to the Jets if the Giants pivot to Saquon Barkley. Mayfield has been rising over the last week and isn't expected to fall out of the top-five picks.
Apr 18 - 6:01 PM

Free agent DE Frostee Rucker visited the Jets.

This is his first known visit. Rucker has a connection to Jets coach Todd Bowles, who served as his defensive coordinator in Arizona for two seasons. The 34-year-old registered 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks over 606 defensive snaps for the Cardinals last year.
Apr 17 - 5:25 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini doesn't see free agent Dez Bryant landing with the Jets.

Bryant would immediately start for the Jets, but the team currently has 16 receivers on its roster, 11 of which are 25 or younger. Bryant, who's going on 30, would only impede the development of those around him. The former Cowboy would be best served signing with a team that isn't afraid to use him in the slot often.
Source: ESPN
Apr 14 - 9:28 AM

Free agent DE Benson Mayowa is visiting the Cardinals on Thursday.

Mayowa previously visited with the Redskins, Seahawks, Colts, and Jets. He led Dallas with six sacks in 2016 but only recorded one last season. The Cardinals have also hosted Connor Barwin among available edge rushers.
Apr 12 - 7:56 PM

MMQB's Albert Breer reports USC QB Sam Darnold has a visit scheduled with the Jets.

Just a couple weeks ago, Breer noted the Jets had yet to schedule a visit with Darnold, suggesting they did not expect him to still be available at No. 3 overall, but now they will bring him in for a look. The Giants reportedly will not let Darnold slip past them if he is available, but this is lying season.
Apr 10 - 8:58 AM

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield will visit the Giants on Sunday and Monday.

After that, he'll work out for the Jets at their team facility before moving on to visits with the Bills, Browns, Cardinals and Dolphins. The Jets traded up for the sole purpose of drafting a franchise signal-caller and it wouldn't be a surprise if the Giants, who hold the No. 2 pick, took a quarterback as well. Mayfield, Josh Allen, Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen are all projected as top-10 picks, though it's anyone guess what order they'll be drafted in.
Apr 8 - 10:54 AM

ESPN New York doesn't expect the Jets to sign free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

Hankins visited the Jets after leaving Washington and Detroit without a deal. He has ties to New York from his Giants days, but may not be a great fit on a line that has Leonard Williams and Steve McLendon. With Ndamukong Suh signed, Hankins is the top defensive tackle in free agency.
Apr 7 - 3:34 PM

Free agent DT Johnathan Hankins is visiting the Jets on Thursday.

The ex-Colt and Giant recently visited the Redskins and Lions. Arguably the best interior lineman left on the open market, Hankins' release from Indy had more to do with scheme and money than effectiveness.
Apr 5 - 2:11 PM

Free agent DE Kony Ealy will visit the Cowboys this week.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Jets are still interested in re-signing Ealy, but he is clearly not happy with their offer. Ealy recorded one sack in 452 snaps with the Jets last season.
Apr 2 - 12:00 PM

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