Dee Milliner - CBPosted 9/2/14 3:09pm ET
New York Jets CB Darrin Walls and FS Antonio Allen could start at cornerback Week 1 because of the injury to CB Dee Milliner (ankle).
Huddle Up: Weakened at corner, the Jets may prove to be a friendly first-game foe for rookie Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Or Rex Ryan may feel that in order to cover for his injury-depleted secondary he'll need to bring more heat, in which case Derek might get an early dose of what his older brother felt while getting sacked 77 times as a Houston rookie.
Dee Milliner - CBPosted 9/2/14 7:44pm ET
New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders due to a high ankle sprain that has kept him out since Aug. 10. CBs Antonio Allen and Darrin Walls are expected to start against the Raiders.
Huddle Up: The Jets' D is a popular streaming pick going up against rookie QB Derek Carr and the Raiders this Sunday, but the team's CB woes are levelling the playing field a bit.
Stephen Hill - WRPosted 8/31/14 5:07pm ET
Free-agent WR Stephen Hill's agent, Alan Herman, said that Hill never had a chance to succeed with the New York Jets. 'He didn't have a chance that first year with that whole Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez fiasco,' Herman said. 'His second year, Geno Smith was learning how to play quarterback. So they never threw the ball deep because they wanted to simplify things for Geno.'
Huddle Up: Yeah, Hill certainly wasn't working with the ideal QB situation in N.Y., but that still doesn't completely explain the 2012 second-round pick's abysmal production (45 catches for 594 yards) in two seasons and another poor showing in camp/preseason this summer. Still only 23, though, Hill will get another chance to show what he can do with another team/QB situation.
Dee Milliner - CBPosted 8/31/14 5:44pm ET
New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (ankle) may not be ready for the team's Week 1 game.
Huddle Up: The Jets' starting CBs a week from today could be Kyle Wilson and Ellis Lankster if Milliner can't play. Fortunately, they'll be facing the less-than-potent Raiders' passing attack.
Daryl Richardson - RBPosted 8/30/14 12:02pm ET
New York Jets RB Daryl Richardson has been informed of his impending release, according to sources, Saturday, Aug. 30.
Huddle Up: Richardson was beaten out by Bilal Powell for a roster spot. Only 24, Richardson could still catch on with another RB-needy team as insurance.
Stephen Hill - WRPosted 8/30/14 1:12pm ET
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill has been released.
Huddle Up: Hill was a huge bust in New York. He has intriguing physical skills, so another team will take a chance on him. However, receivers that can't catch don't have long careers in the NFL.
Stephen Hill - WRPosted 8/30/14 10:26pm ET
Free-agent WR Stephen Hill's agent believes the Cleveland Browns will put in a claim for Hill. 'I would think the Browns would put in a claim,' the agent said. '(Head coach Mike) Pettine knows him and they need receivers and Stephen can stretch the field.'
Huddle Up: This is pure speculation by Hill's agent but it makes sense from the standpoint that Cleveland needs help at receiver. Hill will get a second chance with another team because of his raw physical skills.
Dee Milliner - CBPosted 8/28/14 3:59pm ET
New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: Rex Ryan and Co. are hoping their top CB, who's been out since Aug. 10 with a high-ankle sprain, will be ready for the Sept. 7 opener, but between Millner and the AWOL/suspended Dimitri Patterson -- the projected starter on the other side -- the team could be counting on backups to get them through the opener. The good news, though, is that the aerially-challenged Raiders are up first on the docket.
Greg Salas - WRPosted 8/26/14 3:40pm ET
New York Jets WR Greg Salas is in a pretty good situation right now, according to head coach Rex Ryan. It is looking like Salas will make the roster.
Huddle Up: Salas has caught all 4 of his preseason targets for 53 yards and a TD, but don't get too excited about his fantasy prospects as he'd be the 4th or 5th WR on a not-so-pass-happy team.
Dimitri Patterson - CBPosted 8/25/14 2:32pm ET
The New York Jets have suspended CB Dimitri Patterson indefinitely until they gather more information about his absence from the team for a few days, according to general manager John Idzik.
Huddle Up: Patterson didn't show up for the Jets preseason game with the Giants. He's a potential starter, so the Jets will cut him a little slack but Patterson's bizarre behavior over the last few days could put his future with the team in doubt.
Dee Milliner - CBPosted 8/25/14 3:28pm ET
New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (ankle) cannot sprint on his injured ankle but head coach Rex Ryan is still hopeful the cornerback will be ready for the regular season opener.
Huddle Up: The Jets secondary is a mess right now, so they could certainly use Milliner. He struggled at times as a rookie but Milliner's presence would be a big boast to New York's defense, although the Raiders may not be able to take advantage either way.
Jace Amaro - TEPosted 8/24/14 1:28pm ET
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro had four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in his last exhibition game, and coach Rex Ryan compared Amaro to Mike Ditka as a player. 'The kid gets better and better and better,' Ryan said.
Huddle Up: The second-round pick only has to beat out the likes of Jeff Cumberland and Zach Sudfeld for the Jets' starting job, but you're going to have to be playing in a dynasty or pretty deep re-draft league for the rookie to have much fantasy usefulness this season.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/23/14 1:05am ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will be the team's week-to-week starting quarterback for the regular season, head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, Aug. 22, after the preseason game against the New York Giants. Smith completed nine of his 14 pass attempts for 137 yards and a touchdown, and he also ran three times for 17 yards.
Huddle Up: This comes as no surprise. Smith was the guy to beat and Mike Vick never mounted a serious challenge. Smith has some more weapons to work with this season. If Geno improves on his accuracy and cuts down on turnovers, he could work himself into the QB2 discussion.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/21/14 10:25am ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start Week 1 versus the Oakland Raiders, barring an injury. The coaching staff has yet to officially name Smith the starter.
Huddle Up: While this is what the Jets were hoping for, fantasy owners were likely hoping for Michael Vick to force his way into the mix. It's not necessarily bad news for Eric Decker, but having seen what Vick can do in this offense there's a little less optimism for the Jets' overall fantasy prospects right now.
Stephen Hill - WRPosted 8/20/14 2:22pm ET
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill has only one reception and 17 yards this preseason and has been targeted only twice. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal have worked with Hill on his route running, including shortening his stride lengths to add fluidity and efficiency, but Hill hasn't shown much progress.
Huddle Up: That lack of progress has dogged Hill since he was selected in the second round of the 2012 draft, as evidenced by his modest-at-best totals of 45 catches, 594 yards and 4 TDs in 2 seasons. He's fallen behind on the Jets' depth chart, and could fall off completely if he doesn't turn things around in a hurry.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 8/19/14 8:10pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (quadriceps) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: Decker's preseason totals so far include 1 game played, 2 targets and 2 receptions for 12 yards. In other words, the free-agent signee can use a lengthy run with Geno Smith and the first-team offense Friday to get in sync.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/12/14 10:22pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, Aug. 16, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan added that Smith hasn't officially been named starter for the regular season opener.
Huddle Up: Smith and Michael Vick essentially matched each other stat for stat in the preseason opener, and that, of course, favors the incumbent for now. It's the Big Apple, however, and all it's going to take is one bad outing or some ill-timed turnovers for Smith, and the pro-Vick clamor will intensify in a N.Y. minute.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 8/11/14 11:32pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ribs) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 11. He has missed the last three practices because of the injury.
Huddle Up: Initial reports indicated Ivory returned to practice over the weekend, but we should've known better with a RB who has yet to play a full season in 4 years in the league.
Calvin Pryor - SSPosted 8/11/14 11:46pm ET
New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor will be able to play in the second preseason game. Pryor missed the first preseason game because of a concussion.
Huddle Up: The first-round pick's aggressiveness already has gotten the better of him with the early-camp concussion, and there will be plenty of eyes on the SS Saturday night in Cincy when he gets his first taste of live NFL action.
Dee Milliner - CBPosted 8/10/14 4:10pm ET
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets believe CB Dee Milliner suffered a high-ankle sprain in practice Sunday, Aug. 10, according to a source. He is expected to miss several weeks.
Huddle Up: Last season's first-round pick is being counted on to anchor the Jets' new-look secondary, but it looks like they'll have to forge ahead on their own for the time being. Millner may still be good to go for the Sept. 7 season opener, but high-ankle sprains are notoriously tricky. Definitely stay on top of the situation if you have an IDP investment in the CB.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 8/10/14 4:32pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ribs) is participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: A good sign that Ivory has been able to get right back on the field after the RB was dinged up in the team's Thursday exhibition opener against Indy
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 8/8/14 9:03am ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ribs) left the team's preseason game with a rib injury Thursday, Aug. 7, and did not return.
Huddle Up: In what is quite possibly the least surprising development from the first night of preseason games, the oft-injured Ivory got hurt. Sounds like he'll be fine, and in what is expected to be a reduced role as the Jets' goal line guy he shouldn't be overly taxed with regards to playing time. But it serves as a reminder that Ivory isn't exactly the most durable back on the planet.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 8/8/14 3:58pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson looked rusty in his debut with the team against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Aug. 7. RB Chris Ivory (rib) was injured in the game and RB Bilal Powell (hamstring) is still nursing an injury, so Johnson was the team's lone healthy back for this game. Johnson dropped a pass on a third down and lacked burst while running, rushing for just two yards and a touchdown on four carries.
Huddle Up: Outside of some QB scrambles, no one looked particularly well running the ball Thursday night for N.Y. as the Jets averaged only 2.7 yards per rush on 37 carries. And it's not like Johnson has been a recent model of consistency, either, looking sluggish for one game or one series and then busting off a 70-yard scoring run in the next.
Michael Vick - QBPosted 8/8/14 3:58pm ET
New York Jets QB Michael Vick went 3-for-6 for 17 yards, added 19 yards on thee rushes and looked comfortable in the offense in the team's first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Aug. 7. He led the first-team offense on an 80-yard scoring drive in his only work with the starters.
Huddle Up: Starter Geno Smith (4-6-33 and 1-10 rushing) also was solid, but the veteran Vick served a reminder that the heat remains on.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 8/7/14 10:37pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory lined up with the starters in the team's first preseason series, but later the left the game with a rib injury.
Huddle Up: Bilal Powell (hammy) was out and veteran free-agent acquisition Chris Johnson was expected to be limited, so don't read a whole lot into Ivory's start. He finished with only 17 yards on 7 carries before departing with the rib issue. Further details were sketchy, so monitor the situation.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 8/6/14 3:49pm ET
New York Jets RBs Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will all receive playing time this season, and the team likely will use a running back-by-committee approach, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan said there is a chance the team uses the hot hand during games.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners already are wary with Johnson's ADP currently sitting around 75 (25th among RBs), but it could be headed even lower if we're seriously talking about a "hot-hand," 3-back committee. Wait and monitor the situation as long as you can this preseason before making any definitive draft-board decisions.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 8/5/14 6:32pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring, foot) will play in the team's preseason opener, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Decker has been dealing with a sore hamstring and a foot injury.
Huddle Up: So Decker and the starters will play -- but probably only for a series or three -- Thursday night in Indy. The key, of course, with a testy hammy is not aggravating a minor tweak into something bigger.
Jermaine Cunningham - LBPosted 8/4/14 1:36am ET
Updating previous reports, New York Jets LB Jermaine Cunningham suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2, and is expected to miss the 2014 season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Tough news as Cunningham, a 2010 second-round pick of the Patriots who is with his third team in four years, was listed as backup outside 'backer and his loss obviously hurts the Jets' depth.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 8/4/14 9:27am ET
The New York Jets expect WR Eric Decker to be doubled up a lot this season, so some plays have been devised where Decker and WR Jeremy Kerley will line up on the same side in order to increase Decker's effectiveness.
Huddle Up: Doubtful that teams will opt to double Kerley over Decker, so it may be Kerley's effectiveness that gets increased. What the Jets need is for Chris Johnson to provide a threat in the running game so play action passes work and for Stephen Hill to develop on the opposite side to take some of the pressure off of Decker. A big contribution from rookie tight end Jace Amaro wouldn't hurt, either.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/4/14 2:36pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback for the first preseason game, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Huddle Up: This was expected to be the case all along. Smith entered camp as the starter and Mike Vick the backup. Unless Smith bombs this preseason, he'll be under center for the Jets when they play the Raiders in Week 1.