Memo to Jets fans: I can do what I want, and not taking part in OTAs will not affect my performance on the field.
So far, this Jets gig has been a breeze for new general manager Mike Maccagnan. But it has had at least one pothole to navigate.
By all accounts, the Jets have had a great offseason. But Muhammad Wilkerson’s contract squabble continues to be a thorn in the franchise’s side.
Mike Maccagnan didn’t just take six players over this past weekend. He drafted hope for a franchise forever hopeless.
Given their relative contributions to the Jets the last two years, it’s hard to write Geno Smith and Muhammad Wilkerson in the same sentence.
Wilkerson didn’t report for the start of the team’s offseason program earlier this month, and the 25-year-old reportedly skipped voluntary workouts yet again this week.
ESPN reports that more teams are expected to call general manager Mike Maccagnan about Wilkerson’s availability when the draft kicks off on Thursday night.
CBSSports.com reports that the 2013 second-team All-Pro is looking for a new deal, but his camp and the organization have not made much progress — if any — in their negotiations.
The Jets have a lot of problems, but their defensive line isn’t one of them. So it should come as no surprise that new head coach Todd Bowles is likely going to bring in someone fluent with the trenches as the team’s new defensive coordinator.
This foregone conclusion that Muhammad Wilkerson will be a Jet for a long time looks like it needs to be re-examined.
Wilkerson and Harvin could provide the Jets with a big lift on Sunday versus the New England Patriots.
Named for the late Hall of Fame running back, the award recognizes a player’s community service and performance on the field.
Percy Harvin is ready to go, and there’s no question in his mind he’ll be playing Sunday. No matter what the injury report says.
As the team prepares for a new direction, the New York Jets have a nucleus for the future.
New York Jets kicker Nick Folk returned to practice Thursday and attempted a few field goals after being sidelined with a hip flexor injury.