Lou Amundson #21 and Alexey Shved #1 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

03/19/2015

Jets corner Antonio Cromartie, right, wraps up Cleveland’s Brian Tyms during the teams’ meeting at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 22, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Cromartie, Skrine Eager To Get Out There In Jets’ New And Improved Secondary

From glaring weak spot to sudden strength, the New York Jets’ revamped secondary has high hopes.

03/18/2015

NFL referee Ed Hochuli signals a touchdown  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

9-Point Play? Significant And Strange Rule Changes Proposed In NFL

Also certain to be discussed is an expansion of the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams, which also would cut out one wild-card round bye per conference.

03/18/2015

Ndamukong Suh (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Silverman: Jets, Bills, Dolphins Have Each Taken Major Strides In Quest To Overtake Patriots

While we are still in the middle of March and have not thrown the NFL Draft into the equation yet, the difference between the Patriots and their division rivals is quite a bit less than it was at the end of last season.

03/18/2015

Kenrick Ellis (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Kenrick Ellis Leaves Jets To Sign With Giants

Ellis spent his first four seasons with the Jets, playing in 47 games with five starts. The 6-foot-4, 346-pounder had 66 career tackles, one sack and a forced fumble.

03/18/2015

Jets corner Dee Milliner, right, breaks up a pass to Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem during New York’s 26-20 win at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 3, 2013. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Reports: CB-Hungry Teams Target Jets’ Milliner

Last season the Jets’ secondary was so bad it directly played a role not only in the team’s brutal 4-12 record, but also this offseason’s reshaping of the entire front office and coaching staff. Now, it’s a strength.

03/18/2015

MetLife Stadium exterior (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty  Images)

Giants Slightly Reduce Overall Cost Of Season-Ticket Package

The New York Giants have cut prices for preseason tickets almost in half as part of a new program that will reduce the overall cost of a season package slightly for almost all fans.

03/18/2015

Chris Borland of the San Francisco 49ers makes a tackle against the Oakland Raiders on December 7, 2014. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

NFL Shocker: 49ers’ Borland Retires At 24 Over Head-Injury Fears

Chris Borland told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Monday that he is retiring following his standout rookie season because playing football isn’t “worth the risk.”

03/17/2015

Fireman Ed (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dyer: True Jets Fans Want ‘Fireman Ed’ Back At MetLife

Any fan who doesn’t want him back should hang up their Jets jersey right now. You’re either insane or jealous. Or both.

03/17/2015

Tim Tebow with the Jets in 2012 (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)

Here We Go Again? Tim Tebow Works Out For Eagles In Philly

Tebow, 27, was traded from Denver to New York in 2012 and released by the Jets after one tumultuous year as Mark Sanchez’s backup.

03/16/2015

Quarterback Jameis Winston of Florida State looks to throw a pass during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Report: Potential No. 1 Pick Jameis Winston May Not Attend NFL Draft

Antonor Winston said his son was planning to spend that time with his family in Alabama, but added the decision “was not set in stone.”

03/16/2015

Fireman Ed (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Online Petition Calls For ‘Fireman Ed’ To Resume Leading J-E-T-S Chant At MetLife

There has been a lot of “out with the new and in with the old” with the Jets this offseason. Might Fireman Ed be next?

03/16/2015

John Jerry #77 of the New York Giants plays against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Giants Re-Sign Cornerback Chykie Brown, Offensive Lineman John Jerry

Cornerback Chykie Brown and offensive lineman John Jerry are returning to the New York Giants.

03/16/2015

New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Jets’ Maccagnan Can Make Believer Out Of Me In Draft

This is where “Magic Mike” can earn his way into Jets lore. If he succeeds, and in a few years the Jets take off for lands not seen in many decades, then I’ll believe anything is possible.

03/16/2015

Brandon Marshall (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Veteran Wideout Brandon Marshall Plans To Be A ‘Big Piece’ In Jets’ New Offense

Brandon Marshall knew he was on his way out of Chicago. He heard all the rumors. Things got rocky with the Bears last season, so a change appeared inevitable.

03/13/2015