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Michael Sam runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michael Sam Improves On Combine Performance At Mizzou Pro Day

A little over a month since Sam announced his desire to become the first openly gay NFL player, he lifted 225 pounds 19 times, ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.69 seconds and jumped 30 inches.

03/21/2014

Sheldon Richardson #91 of the New York Jets reacts after taking down Jason Campbell #17 of the Cleveland Browns during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 22, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets’ Sheldon Richardson Proud Of Former Roommate Michael Sam

“I lived with Michael Sam,” Richardson said. “Regular guy, has his own sexuality. Didn’t take nothing from him. He was a great teammate, a great person. Everything you wanted out of him, you got out of him.”

02/12/2014

Peyton Manning (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Broncos QB Peyton Manning Wins Fifth Career AP NFL MVP Award

Peyton Manning has won his fifth Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.

02/01/2014

Sheldon Richardson (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson Named 2013 Defensive Rookie Of The Year

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson was named the NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year. Richardson received 23 votes; Kiko Alonso, a second-round choice (46th overall), got 19 votes.

02/01/2014

Sheldon Richardson (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Warren Sapp: Sheldon Richardson ‘Not That Highly Skilled Of A Pass Rusher’

“As soon as that kid gets off the ‘I think I was better and should have been drafted in a different position,’ maybe he’ll see his future. Let’s not anoint this kid the next best thing since sliced bread yet.”

01/30/2014

Rex Ryan (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Jets Owner Woody Johnson Confirms Head Coach Rex Ryan Will Return In 2014

Following the Jets’ 20-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins, Jets owner Woody Johnson announced that head coach Rex Ryan will return in 2014.

12/29/2013

Rex Ryan (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Report: NFL Executive Believes Ryan Will Remain Jets Head Coach

According to an NFL executive, the Jets will likely opt to bring back Rex Ryan. Neither general manager John Idzik nor owner Woody Johnson have commented on the head coach’s job security.

12/28/2013

Muhammad Wilkerson (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets, Giants Likely To Be Represented In Pro Bowl

The Jets and Giants’ seasons end on Sunday, of course. But neither squad should go unrepresented on Friday night when the NFL announces its Pro Bowl squad at 9 p.m.

12/27/2013

Jets head coach Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Sheldon Richardson Joins The ‘Keep Rex’ Chorus In Florham Park

The Jets’ players seem to have just one wish this holiday season: bring head coach Rex Ryan back!

12/20/2013

Geno Smith tumbles over Brandian Ross of the Oakland Raiders on December 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Spirits Higher For Geno, Jets After Ending Skid

Geno Smith took some razzing from his coaches as they watched film of New York’s victory. This time, it wasn’t for a turnover. It was for the rookie quarterback acting like a tough guy.

12/10/2013

Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets leaves the field after a loss against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Rex Says Jets’ Rookies ‘About As Strong A Class As I’ve Ever Seen’

Geno Smith has been mistake-prone, and so has Dee Milliner. But Sheldon Richardson has been outstanding, and the fact that the Jets have five rookies starting, well, the coach thinks that bodes well for the franchise.

12/05/2013

Chris Ivory #33 of the New York Jets stiff arms Leodis McKelvin #21 of the Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Wilkerson: If Players Do Their Jobs, Jets Will ‘Be A Playoff Team’

“I think we’re capable of being there. If guys just do their jobs and do their assignments and fix the mental breakdowns that we’ve been having, I think we’ll finish strong and be a playoff team.”

11/20/2013

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Revis: It’s Time For ‘Bitter Jets Fans’ To Get Over It, ‘Move On’

“You’ve got to have a backbone, because guys are saying, ‘F–k you!’ and ‘I want to kill you!’ It’s crazy, but I’ve been getting death threats from them since my first holdout (in 2010). It’s just bitter Jets fans.”

11/12/2013

Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Silverman: Aggressive Jets’ Defense May Earn Rex A Stay Of Execution

If the defense can continue to give a solid account of itself, the team will have a chance to improve and Ryan may just put a crimp in Idzik’s offseason plans to hire a new head coach.

10/25/2013

Defensive tackle Leger Douzable, left, and defensive end Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets celebrate at the end of their 30-27 win over the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 20, 2013. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Jets’ Richardson: Rex Convinced Us That We’re Better Than The Patriots

The Jets were better than the Patriots on Sunday. Defensive end Sheldon Richardson says Gang Green is better than New England, period.

10/21/2013

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