The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Coach Rex Ryan said Friday that Holmes has been ruled out for the game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Holmes, who did not practice, was injured in the Jets’ loss at Tennessee in Week 4.
It looks like the summer of Vlad has turned into the fall of Ducasse.
After watching the Jets bumble their way to a 38-13 loss in Tennessee, I thought there’s no way things could get any worse. Then I took a look at the schedule for the next five weeks and had to talk myself down from the ledge.
The Jets are by no means a great football team. But they have all the makings of being one some day because they are physical and impose their will in the places that matter most: the trenches.
“I moved on from those experiences I had,” Revis said. “I had a great six years there. Now I’ve just got to move on. I’ve got a new start ahead of me, with a new team and I’m excited to be a Buccaneer.”
Running back Joe McKnight and Stephen Peterman were among 14 players released by the Jets on Monday morning.
Brown, who led the team with eight interceptions last season, tied for second in the NFL.
The Jets beefed up their offensive line in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by selecting Brian Winters.
Jets’ offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo is unhappy about Rex Ryan’s handling of the left guard position.
A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that New York Jets left guard Matt Slauson has agreed to take a pay cut, reducing his salary by about $258,000 this season.
Joe McKnight remembers looking at the Jets’ new playbook for the first time a few weeks ago and noticing a major difference. It was simple and a lot easier to wrap his head around.
We all get it — right tackle Wayne Hunter was terrible in 2011. But there’s more to a man than one bad season. Hunter has something to prove and the game to get it done. You just have to think back to not too long ago.
A neighbor, a big Jets fan, was walking back from church the other day when someone asked him who his team would draft come this weekend. “Does it matter?” he said.
To quote Thomas Jefferson as he opined about a farmer’s uprising in Massachusetts, “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”