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Rueben Randle #82 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 22, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Jets Need To Go Outside The Organization And Get A Cornerback

No matter what they tell the media, Ryan and Idzik have to understand that outside help is needed. While they are loathe to take on long-term money, they have plenty of room under the 2014 cap to look into one-year fixes.

08/25/2014

Wide Receiver Jalen Saunders #16 of the New York Jets makes a catch during the first day of rookie minicamp on May 16, 2014 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Jets’ Saunders: Doctors Still Haven’t Told Me What My ‘Medical Event’ Was

Jalen Saunders still isn’t quite sure what happened to him last weekend. The New York Jets rookie wide receiver just knows it was scary, and he’s happy to be alive.

08/20/2014

Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets greets Dee Milliner #27. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Patterson: Jets’ Much-Maligned Corners Have Opportunity To Silence Critics

New York Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson says the team’s often-criticized defensive backs have a chance to “shut people up” this season.

08/19/2014

Quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets passes against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 7, 2014. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Jets’ Offense Has Left The ‘D’ Hanging For Years, And It Has To Stop

Anyone else tired of hearing about cornerbacks? The Jets need to start doing their defense a favor by moving the ball and putting up points like a 21st century NFL team.

08/12/2014

The Jets’ Antonio Allen recovers a fumble on a kickoff return against the Patriots on Oct. 21, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rex: Jets’ Defense Will Be ‘Outstanding’ Regardless Of Secondary Woes

While many of the fans continue to freak out over the Jets’ well-documented problems at cornerback, head coach Rex Ryan tried something different at practice on Monday.

08/11/2014

Mike Wallace of the Miami Dolphins scores a touchdown on the missed tackle by Dee Milliner on December 1, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets Could Be Snake-Bitten At Cornerback

Another sprain or pop could ruin the fate of the secondary in what long ago became a pass-first league. If that happens, 2014 might turn into a long, long season.

08/11/2014

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)

Jets’ Dee Milliner Hurts Ankle, Dexter McDougle Tears ACL

The Jets are banged up in a big way at cornerback. “Those things happen and it’s unfortunate, but you’ve got to move on,” head coach Rex Ryan said.

08/11/2014

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)

Jets Cornerback Dee Milliner Helped Off Field With Apparent Leg Injury

Milliner, expected to be the Jets’ top cornerback in his second season, went down after defending wide receiver Quincy Enunwa on a long pass and writhed in pain on the sideline at SUNY Cortland on Sunday.

08/10/2014

Calvin Pryor (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Jets’ 1st-Rounder Pryor Returns To Practice; Not Cleared For Contact

Calvin Pryor wore a red, no-contact jersey Thursday during positional drills after being cleared for physical activity by team doctors.

08/01/2014

The Jets defense gets some work in at training camp on July 24, 2014. (Photo by Otis Livingston/CBS 2)

Jets’ Newcomers Look Like They Belong During First Training Camp Practice

You’ve heard it all before: Rex Ryan is fired up about his Jets. But on Thursday the head coach was really fired up.

07/24/2014

Michael Vick (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images), Geno Smith (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Questions, Questions And More Questions As Jets Open Camp

As the Jets head to Cortland for training camp this week, questions abound related to the specifics of general manager John Idzik’s offseason retooling. For instance, is Eric Decker really a No. 1 receiver? And where did all the corners go?

07/22/2014

Calvin Pryor (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images), Geno Smith (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Silverman: 3 Critical Areas Will Decide Jets’ Fate In 2014

It’s always football season. That’s why it’s not premature to contemplate the Jets and realize that 2014 has a chance to be much better and more exciting than last year.

07/04/2014

Cornerback Dexter McDougle #43 of the New York Jets gets set to run a play during the first day of rookie minicamp on May 16, 2014 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Jets Sign Third-Round CB Dexter McDougle To 4-Year Deal

Tuesday night’s contract for the cornerback means all 12 of the Jets’ draft picks are in the fold.

06/18/2014

Cornerback Dexter McDougle #43 of the New York Jets gets set to run a play during the first day of rookie minicamp on May 16, 2014 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Jets’ Dee Milliner Still Limited; Dexter McDougle Practices

New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner remained limited at practice Wednesday because of tightness in his left hamstring.

06/12/2014

Jace Amaro #22 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders celebrates a touchdown against the Baylor Bears at AT&T Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jets Find Huge Pass-Catching Option, Select Tight End Jace Amaro

The New York Jets needed depth at tight end and wide receiver in the NFL draft. Jace Amaro gives them a little of both.

05/09/2014