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Chris Ivory - RB Posted 7/29/14 10:32am et
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory is likely to be the team's goal line back, according to running backs coach Anthony Lynn.
Huddle Up: Before you hit the panic button on Chris Johnson's fantasy value, keep in mind that CJ?K tends to score more touchdowns from 50 yards and out than he does from five yards and in so this shouldn't ding his stats significantly. It does, however, give Ivory some value in TD-heavy scoring systems.

Jason Babin - DE Posted 7/28/14 8:59pm et
New York Jets DE Jason Babin will make $1.6 million this year that includes a $1.1 million base salary and a $500,000 roster bonus. He is expected to have a $1.35 million base salary in 2015 with an option bonus of $250,000.
Huddle Up: Babin just turned 34 in May, and the Jets are counting on a late- career revival from the vet, who has recorded 14.5 sacks in the 2 seasons since he notched a career-high 18 QB takedowns in 2011.

Geno Smith - QB Posted 7/27/14 2:36pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith received 16 snaps with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, July 26, while QB Michael Vick received three snaps. Smith has received 42 starter reps in three practices while Vick has received 12 snaps.
Huddle Up: Nothing unexpected here as it's going to be up to the newcomer Vick to outplay and unseat the second-year Smith this preseason. Smith will also hasten a change under center if he can't show he's cleaned up his decision-making after turning the ball over 26 times as a rookie.

Geno Smith - QB Posted 7/26/14 12:50pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith logged three-quarters of the first-team practice reps for the second straight day on Friday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Michael Vick already knows Marty Mornhinweg's offense, and the Jets pretty much know what Vick can do. Smith getting the reps is hardly a shock, and he's still in the driver's seat for the QB1 gig in New York.

Chris Johnson - RB Posted 7/25/14 9:48am et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson was put in motion and flexed out wide a lot in practice Thursday, July 24.
Huddle Up: Marty Mornhinweg is looking for ways to take advantage of CJ?K's speed, and there's no better way to do that than getting him the ball in space. Johnson has had success as a receiver, and in the Jets' West Coast system it's something he'll be expected to do more of this season.

Chris Johnson - RB Posted 7/23/14 10:01pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) will not be limited at the start of training camp, and he was 'flying' during his conditioning test, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Huddle Up: The key to Johnson's game is his speed, and if he hasn't lost it he has a shot at another 1,000-yard season with his new team.

Geno Smith - QB Posted 7/8/14 4:06pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he likes the team's chances to make it to the Super Bowl this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Those stuck with Smith in dynasty leagues would settle for the second-year QB winning the team's starting gig, reducing his AFC-high 26 turnovers from a year ago and posting a few more 300-yard passing games after only recording one as a rookie.

Jace Amaro - TE Posted 6/25/14 3:14pm et
New York Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro is struggling in his initial workouts. The no-huddle, spread system at Texas Tech is significantly different from the Jets' deeper pro-style playbook. He looked lost in three-wide packages and needs to polish his routes, in-line position, footwork and releases.
Huddle Up: No surprise that Amaro is facing a difficult transition, especially given the offense he came from and the offense he's moving to. However, it's plenty early so don't write him off just yet; the Jets' passing game needs a ton of help, and once Amaro picks up the program he's talented enough to contribute.

Michael Vick - QB Posted 6/21/14 12:51am et
New York Jets QB Michael Vick believes he was the pioneer of the move to fast, young quarterbacks in the NFL. 'I was the guy who started it all,' Vick said. 'I revolutionized the game. I changed the way it was played in the NFL.' Vick is currently the all-time leading rusher at the QB position with 5,857 yards.
Huddle Up: Sadly, Pioneer Vick caught a case of dysentery somewhere along the way and didn't complete the Oregon trail. Wait, what? Right now the pioneer is backing up Geno Smith in New York, but if he'd like to lay claim to being the first... well, then, congratulations.

Mike Goodson - RB Posted 6/19/14 1:53am et
The New York Jets have released RB Mike Goodson with a left team designation.
Huddle Up: Goodson had an opportunity to become the Jets' feature back last season, but his off-the-field shenanigans cost him that shot, and when he opted to stay away from minicamp this season the team had had enough.

Chris Johnson - RB Posted 6/19/14 2:11am et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) says he will be ready for training camp in July. Johnson has participated in individual workouts the past two days. Johnson is excited to run behind a veteran offensive line, and believes he can be a 2,000-yard back in 2014. "I don't feel like I'm getting older or I lost a step. I still feel good. I still feel explosive, I just know the type of player I am, I'd never sell myself short," Johnson said, Wednesday, June 18. Bilal Powell and Alex Green have received the majority of repetitions during the team's minicamp.
Huddle Up: If Johnson is healthy in time for camp he should have little difficulty moving into the top spot on the Jets' RB depth chart, but another 2K season seems overly optimistic.

David Nelson - WR Posted 6/19/14 2:53pm et
New York Jets WR David Nelson connected with QB Geno Smith a few times in practice Wednesday, June 18, and the two look to be developing some chemistry. WR Greg Salas also looked good in practice while making several catches, including one that would likely have been a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Nelson's size (6-5, 217) is a big plus, but don't expect much more fantasy wise (36-423-2) out of the wideout, given the Jets' WR additions (FA Eric Decker, 3 draft picks) and the team's run-first mentality.

Stephen Hill - WR Posted 6/18/14 11:32am et
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill's roster spot is on the line this summer after two lackluster seasons and knee problems. Hill worked with QB Geno Smith in the offseason in order to improve their chemistry, and Hill has been receiving first-ream repetitions in minicamp. He didn't have surgery on his knees in the offseason but spent his time strengthening the muscles in his knees. "My knee actually feels better than it did last year," Hill said. "Because last year I didn't take a lot of OTA reps and I went all through OTAs and now minicamp, so right now I feel strictly 100 percent." The Jets have plenty of options at wide receiver if Hill doesn't work out. He caught 24 balls for 342 yards and a touchdown last season.
Huddle Up: While nothing is guaranteed for Hill, he'll be given every opportunity to live up to being a high draft pick. With the other upgrades to the Jets' offense, if Hill is able to stay healthy he should have little difficulty dramatically improving on last season's disappointing numbers.

Mike Goodson - RB Posted 6/17/14 12:59pm et
New York Jets RB Mike Goodson did not report to mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 17, according to a league source. Goodson is subject to a fine, per the collective bargaining agreement. His fines could reach $70,000 if he's a no-show for the entire three-day minicamp. Goodson continues to rehab from a surgically repaired knee, and he didn't participate in any voluntary workouts.
Huddle Up: There's still time for the situation to change, but don't be surprised if the RB's time with the Jets is done, limited to 2 games and 7 rushes.

Chris Johnson - RB Posted 6/17/14 2:07pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn essentially said the team plans to let RB Chris Johnson run the ball as much as possible. "He's definitely going to get the ball,' Lynn said. "So, it's what he does with the ball. He can have as many yards as he wants."
Huddle Up: Johnson hasn't topped 279 rushes in any of the last 3 seasons after logging 358 and 316 carries, respectively, during his 2009-10 heydays with the Titans. We'll see if the switch to the run-heavy Jets changes things, or if Bilal Powell and/or Chris Ivory will cut into Johnson's workload.

Daryl Richardson - RB Posted 6/15/14 7:28pm et
New York Jets RB Daryl Richardson has not participated during organized team activities because of a toe injury but should be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: The ex-St. Louis Ram will need to impress in camp just to make the roster with Chris Johnson, Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory, among others, currently ahead of him on the Jets' RB depth chart.

Stephen Hill - WR Posted 6/12/14 11:29pm et
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill still has a chance to become a consistent part of the team's offense, according to receivers coach Sanjay Lal. Hill has battled injuries in each of his first two seasons, and Lal believes the injuries are a big reason why he has struggled to make an impact. 'If he can maintain his health, I can see him becoming consistent,' Lal said. 'Because to become consistent, you have to practice. And you have to practice without thinking about, 'Am I going to get hurt?' or 'Is this hurting?''
Huddle Up: Hill has all of 45 receptions in 23 games over 2 seasons in N.Y., and it's hard to envision him suddenly becoming a fantasy factor given the arrival of Eric Decker, the team's run-first approach and the still-unsettled QB situation.

Chris Johnson - RB Posted 6/8/14 5:29pm et
The New York Jets are not likely to cut back on the wildcat or read- option in 2014, in the opinion of Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. The team could use more of those formations to maximize the speed of RB Chris Johnson.
Huddle Up: Johnson has landed in the right spot, at least in terms of opportunity, as Rex Ryan's Jets have logged the most rushing attempts (2,571) and third-most rushing yards (10,876) in the league over the past 5 seasons -- no matter what the scheme or formation.

Mike Goodson - RB Posted 6/4/14 4:48pm et
New York Jets RB Mike Goodson has not attended organized team activities and head coach Rex Ryan does not know where he is. He is a longshot to make the team.
Huddle Up: Goodson has some off-the-field issues to deal with; meanwhile, the Jets have Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory. That combination adds up to Goodson quite likely not making the roster.

Eric Decker - WR Posted 6/4/14 4:48pm et
New York Jets WR Eric Decker is skipping organized team activities this week in order to attend the Country Music Awards.
Huddle Up: Probably not the way the Jets would prefer their shiny new free agent wide receiver would prioritize things, but this shouldn't be a major issue in regards to Decker learning the offense or earning a key spot in the Jets' receiver rotation.

Michael Vick - QB Posted 5/29/14 11:54pm et
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said there is 'competition' between QBs Geno Smith and Michael Vick. 'It may not be quite like the competition we had last year, where everything was 50-50,' said Mornhinweg, alluding to the open competition between Smith and QB Mark Sanchez. 'Mike has all that experienced banked. We're trying to continue the progress with Geno, and then have Mike ready to go. It's just that simple, and Mike knows exactly what expectations and roles he has.' Mornhinweg said earlier this offseason that Smith will receive more practice repetitions than Vick.
Huddle Up: From most indications, it sounds like Smith is in line to get the first crack at starting, barring a preseason injury or performance disaster. It's N.Y., though, so you'll have no choice but to stay tuned.

Kellen Winslow - TE Posted 5/23/14 11:38am et
Free-agent TE Kellen Winslow (Jets) was granted a conditional discharge on charges of possessing synthetic marijuana. Under conditions set by East Hanover Municipal Court Judge Vincent Pirone, the charge against Winslow will be dismissed in a year without a guilty finding if he avoids arrest and meets regularly with probation officers.
Huddle Up: Good news for Winslow, though given what else he may have allegedly been doing in his vehicle when arrested, "conditional discharge" might not be the best phrasing to use here.

Chris Johnson - RB Posted 5/22/14 10:41pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) expects to be held out of OTAs until he is 100 percent healthy. Currently, Johnson is rehabbing, and this week started straight-ahead running.
Huddle Up: No huge deal as RBs typically can do without the extra work, but getting in a few extra preseason reps will grow more important later this summer as Johnson is joining a new offense.

Mike Goodson - RB Posted 5/20/14 11:53pm et
New York Jets RB Mike Goodson's next hearing has been delayed until June 12. Goodson and a friend were arrested last May when his SUV was stopped, and Goodson and his friend were both found intoxicated. The police also found a hand gun loaded with a hollow-point bullet in the glove compartment.
Huddle Up: Even if Goodson clears his legal hurdles, avoids league discipline and makes the Jets' final roster, touches figure to be hard to come by with Chris Johnson, Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory all established ahead of him on the team's RB depth chart.

Tajh Boyd - QB Posted 5/18/14 6:26pm et
The New York Jets may use QB Tajh Boyd at running back or in the wildcat. Boyd does not appear to be enthusiastic about that opportunity. "I can't see myself playing another position," Boyd said.
Huddle Up: At the same time, the rookie sixth-round pick doesn't figure to see much time as a regular QB this season with Geno Smith and Michael Vick ahead of him on the depth chart, and getting some wildcat or RB PT might be his only opportunity to make a regular-season impression.

Tajh Boyd - QB Posted 5/16/14 1:37pm et
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets signed sixth-round draft choice QB Tajh Boyd to a four-year deal worth $2.3 million. The deal includes a $79,000 signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Toss Boyd in the mix with Michael Vick and Geno Smith for quarterback duties in New York. Though he's just a sixth-round selection, Boyd came into last season as a potential first-round option so there's some talent there to work with. At minimum he projects as the likely long-term backup to Smith if Vick is a short-timer with the Jets.

Shaquelle Evans - WR Posted 5/16/14 1:37pm et
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets signed fourth-round draft choice WR Shaquelle Evans to a four-year deal worth $2.67 million. The deal includes a $450,000 signing bonus.
Huddle Up: The Jets aren't particularly deep at wide receiver, so Evans could work his way into the regular rotation sooner rather than later--especially since now there's no risk of a contract holdup.

Tajh Boyd - QB Posted 5/11/14 6:55pm et
The New York Jets selected Clemson QB Tajh Boyd with the No. 213 overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft Saturday, May 10. He is not a threat to displace QBs Geno Smith or Michael Vick, but he will battle QB Matt Simms for the No. 3 job during training camp and the preseason.
Huddle Up: Boyd, who last fall was projected to be a high draft pick, has seen his stock slide, but he'll give the Jets three similar QBs in the likely event he wins the No. 3 battle.

Michael Vick - QB Posted 4/19/14 10:37pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said the team told him QBs Michael Vick and Geno Smith will compete for the starting quarterback job during offseason workouts and training camp.
Huddle Up: The Jets need to decide early on if they're developing Geno or trying to milk one more quality season out of Vick. A battle that stretches into training camp won't allow either QB to get the necessary reps with the first team.

Muhammad Wilkerson - DE Posted 4/17/14 10:40pm et
It is believed the New York Jets have exercised the fifth-year option in DE Muhammad Wilkerson's contract.
Huddle Up: Easy decision for the Jets to lock up their top defensive player for another year. Wilkerson had a career-high 10.5 sacks, 64 tackles and his first pro interception this past season.

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