New York Jets
Muhammad Wilkerson may still get his long-term deal from the Jets. It’ll just be awhile, according to the New York Daily News.
Patrick, waived Tuesday by the Chargers, had a career-high 34 tackles with an interception and 1 1/2 sacks in 13 games, including four starts, last season.
Coaches under the new proposal would have to choose between a PAT spotted on the 25-yard line or the traditional two-point conversion, according to Judy Battista of NFL.com.
“He’s special,” Namath said. “Some of the things in life that athletes, people in the public eye go through, I can relate to a bit. But his career, where he’s been, what he’s done, I can’t relate to all that.”
Nick Folk kicked his way to a big pay raise with the New York Jets. The Jets placed the franchise tag on the reliable kicker Friday after he had perhaps the best season of his seven-year NFL career.
Vick can hurl a ball across area codes, while we’re still not sold on Smith’s arm. Vick may not run a 4.2 40-yard dash anymore, but he probably runs a robust 4.4. Smith often runs like he’s wearing snowshoes.
Simms said the Jets would be crazy to use a pick early on a quarterback, further enforcing the belief that the best way to get the most out of Smith in his second year is to sign a capable veteran free agent to challenge him.
The end of the Santonio Holmes era with the Jets is reportedly about to happen. The volatile wide receiver could be cut over the next few days, freeing the Jets from their $8.25 million commitment to him in 2014.
As far as the fans and many in the media go, it is almost a foregone conclusion that Mark Sanchez will not return to the Jets for a sixth season. And yet it may not be that simple. Nor, frankly, should it be.
Teams are “exploring” the market for Revis and “rival executives believe a deal could be possible,” Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported.
For all those who believe the Jets need a legitimate veteran quarterback to push incumbent Geno Smith in training camp, there might be a solution in the works. Michael Vick, anyone?
According to a report, general manager John Idzik is interested in free-agent-to-be Josh McCown, who was excellent for the Bears after Jay Cutler went down with an injury.
“Let’s just let it play out,” Ryan told reporters on Thursday at the NFL Combine. “I always want guys back … (Would) I want him back? Absolutely.”
This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.
With only Jeremy Kerley standing tall in Geno Smith’s arsenal, the Jets could use a stud pass-catcher. And if there is any year to find one in the high rounds, this would be the year.