NFL Preseason

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 18: A football sits on the grass during a preseason game between the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns at FedExField on August 18, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.

7 Reasons Why The NFL Preseason Matters

NFL preseason games don’t count in the standings. But they definitely matter. Here are 7 reasons why.


Stevie Brown of the New York Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Giants, Jets Suffer Injuries In First Half

Brown, who led the team with eight interceptions last season, tied for second in the NFL.


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Dottino: 3 Things To Look For In Giants-Jets Preseason Game

Here are three of the most important angles you want to look for in the Giants game tonight against the Jets.


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Dottino: 3 Things To Look For In Giants-Colts Preseason Game

Coach Coughlin plans to play his starters for 20 snaps in Preseason Week 2 against the Colts. The second unit with get 25 snaps.


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Powell Busy As Jets Running Low On Healthy Running Backs

He could get the opportunity to prove he’s a valuable part of a backfield in which he once appeared to be the odd man out.


Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts signs autographs for fans during training camp at Anderson University. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Silverman: Preseason Is Over, But Quality NFL Football Isn’t Around The Corner

The better teams will get by in the first month of the season on talent and strategy. But the overall quality of play will not be good. It certainly won’t be anything close to what it will be in October and beyond.


Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants is carted off the field in the first half against the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Giants’ Prince Amukamara Expected To Miss Opener, Return For Week 2

Amukamara is still holding out hope that he’ll be ready to go next week at MetLife Stadium, but he acknowledges that a Week 2 return against the Buccaneers is more realistic.


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Linebacker Bart Scott: ‘We Could Be The Best Jets Defense In Franchise History’

“Our fans should be excited,” the 32-year-old said. “We have the most potential this year. If we do our jobs and communicate more, we could be the best Jets defense in franchise history.”


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Nearly 20 Jets Starters Attend Off-Site Leadership Conference In Bedminster

Jets practice was a bit empty on Wednesday, as 19 starters — including quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow and linebacker Bart Scott — took part in a leadership training session in Bedminster.


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Rex Ryan Confirms That Tebow, Not McElroy, Is The Jets’ No. 1 Backup QB

Jets head coach Rex Ryan told reporters on Wednesday that if Sanchez suffers a long-term injury this season, Tim Tebow will take over as starting quarterback.


Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants is carted off the field in the first half against the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dottino: Breaking Down Three Aspects Of The Giants’ Preseason Loss

Something just had to go wrong, even with so much going right. Starting cornerback Prince Amukamara came away with a high ankle sprain, which usually means at least four weeks on the shelf.


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Jets’ Austin Howard Ready For Challenge That Comes With Inheriting Starting Role

“I have to take full advantage of it,” Howard said. “When you get a new chance, you always have to have a positive outlook. I have the mindset to show what I can do.”


Head coach Rex Ryan with general manager Mike Tannenbaum.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets Reportedly Contacting Teams About Trading For A Tackle

General manager Mike Tannenbaum and his staff may be on the lookout for help outside the organization. The Jets have reportedly contacted teams to inquire about trading for a tackle.


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Jets Right Tackle Wayne Hunter Benched; Austin Howard To Replace Him As Starter

Jets head coach Rex Ryan has made the decision to bench offensive tackle Wayne Hunter. Starting in Hunter’s place will be Austin Howard.


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Dyer: Tebow Handles Impossible Task Perfectly

The Jets’ backup quarterback showed in his Thursday morning interview with WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” that he has the same ability to escape tough questions as he has to evade blitzing defensive linemen with his quick feet.