Jace Amaro - TEPosted 9/1/15 4:22pm ET
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro will have season-ending shoulder surgery and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: Tough blow for the Jets the 2014 second-round pick who was hurt in the team's opening preseason game. Meanwhile, the options are few in back of Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis so don't be surprised if the team hits the waiver wire for help.
Leonard Williams - DEPosted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET
Updating a previous report, New York Jets DE Leonard Williams has a muscle strain behind his knee but none of the ligaments are damaged. The injury is not believed to be a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: Good news for the sixth-overall pick who has notched six total tackles and 1.5 sacks this preseason, and now we'll have to monitor his progress with the games that count only 2 weeks away.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 8/28/15 6:02pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory has had the best camp since landing with the Jets in 2013 and is primed for a career year, in the opinion of ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. Ivory could see an expansion of his role in the passing game as well as QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throws to his check-down options.
Huddle Up: With Stevan Ridley spending the preseason on the PUP list, Ivory has had the starting spotlight all to himself, and he's flying under the radar as a low-end flex option, currently being drafted 30th among RBs.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 8/25/15 11:29pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory will play a vital role in the Jets' offense this season. Ivory believes his best is yet to come. 'People haven't seen my full potential,' Ivory said. 'People that actually watch the game, they know my talent and what I'm capable of. Me, within myself, I definitely know what I'm capable of. I'm striving for greatness.'
Huddle Up: After missing a combined 24 games in three seasons with the Saints, Ivory only has missed one contest in two years with the Jets and has responded with career highs in rushing (833 yards in 2013) and yards from scrimmage (944 last season). He also owns an impressive 4.7 career yards per carry and if he gets more than the career-high 198 rushes he had last season, when he started 10 games, his first 1,000-yard season should follow. He's ranked as a low-end flex option for now.
Jace Amaro - TEPosted 8/24/15 3:07pm ET
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (shoulder) is present at practice Monday, Aug. 24, but is not participating in any drills.
Huddle Up: The Jets are expecting big things from Amaro this season but he has been derailed by the shoulder injury. Entering the year, Amaro is nothing more than a TE2 in a suspect passing offense.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/18/15 7:45pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith's (jaw) broken jaw could force him to miss the first four games of the season, according to general manager Mike Maccagnan. The Jets have a Week 5 bye, so he could return for Week 6. Maccagnan also said the Jets could add another quarterback in light of Smith's injury.
Huddle Up: In other words, count on the Ryan Fitzpatrick Show running through at least mid-October.
Jace Amaro - TEPosted 8/16/15 10:54pm ET
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (shoulder) did not participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: The second-year tight end sustained what was deemed a sprained shoulder in the Jets' preseason opener Thursday and might miss the remainder of the preseason. Keep him far away from your TE draft board for now.
Jace Amaro - TEPosted 8/14/15 9:32am ET
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury against the Detroit Lions in a preseason game Thursday, Aug.13.
Huddle Up: Amaro was a disappointment last year and missing time due to injury won't help him reverse that trend.
Bryce Petty - QBPosted 8/13/15 6:09pm ET
New York Jets QB Bryce Petty is not ready to be the team's starting quarterback at this point, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Camp reportedly has been a struggle for the fourth-round pick, and the Jets are likely to sign another QB just in case something should happen to new starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/12/15 9:46am ET
Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Geno Smith (jaw) was punched in the face by former Jets LB IK Enemkpali because of a dispute over money. Smith accepted a $600 plane ticket from Enemkpali to appear at his football camp in Pflugerville, Texas, on July 11, according to sources. Smith didn't show up to the camp, which took place days after someone close to Smith was killed in a motorcycle accident in Miami. After Smith did not attend, Enemkpali demanded that Smith refund him the $600 he allegedly used to purchase the plane ticket. Smith told Enemkpali he would reimburse him the money, but he had not as of Tuesday, Aug. 11. Enkempali confronted Smith about the money, and the confrontation ended in a punch and a broken jaw. A source familiar with the situation told ESPN's Josina Anderson that at the start of camp, Smith approached Enemkpali, sensing tension between the two. The source said Smith confronted Enemkpali, tried to diffuse the situation and offered to pay Enemkpali the $600.
Huddle Up: Smith's slow pay will cost him six to 10 weeks, and for now at least the Jets' starting quarterback gig as Ryan Fitzpatrick takes over.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/12/15 2:40pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (jaw) may not regain his starting job when he returns if Ryan Fitzpatrick and the team is playing well without him, according to head coach Todd Bowles.
Huddle Up: The franchise, which hasn't posted a winning record since 2010, isn't about to mess with any success it stumbles upon. Meanwhile, it's only the latest hurdle for Smith, who's compiled an 11-18 record as the team's starter while tossing 34 interceptions and only 25 TDs over the last two seasons.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QBPosted 8/12/15 8:45pm ET
The New York Jets plan to stick with the three quarterbacks on their roster, but they could look to add a veteran later in the preseason. QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty and Jake Heaps will hold the fort with QB Geno Smith (jaw) out to start the season.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick is going to be the starter and for the time being, the Jets will go with Petty and Heaps behind him. Expect the team to still bring in a veteran for a look at some point during training camp.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QBPosted 8/11/15 2:34pm ET
New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will open the season as the team's starting quarterback after the injury to QB Geno Smith (broken jaw).
Huddle Up: The Jets were fortunate to land Fitzpatrick this offseason as he gives the Jets a viable veteran option after starting at least eight games -- with four different teams -- in each of the last seven seasons. Last year, he completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 2,483 yards, 17 TDs and eight interceptions in 12 starts with the Texans, and while the Jets' QBs remain off standard-league fantasy radars, his ascension to the No. 1 job shouldn't necessitate any adjustments to the fantasy ranks of the team's other skill-position players.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/11/15 2:34pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (jaw) will miss six to 10 weeks after suffering a broken jaw Tuesday, Aug. 11, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Smith was 'sucker punched' by reserve linebacker IK Enemkpali and will have surgery. Enemkpali, a sixth-round pick in 2014, was immediately released by the team.
Huddle Up: Just when we thought we had seen it all from the Jets, the presumptive starting QB gets cold-cocked in a what's being described as a "childish" lockerroom altercation. Nonetheless, Smith figures to be on the shelf through at least Week 3 and likely until Week 5 (Oct. 18) with the Jets having a Week 4 bye.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 8/6/15 11:00am ET
New York Jets RB Zac Stacy is competing with RBs Chris Ivory, Stevan Ridley (knee) and Bilal Powell for one of the running back spots on the 53-man roster in training camp and the preseason. According to beat writer Darryl Slater, Stacy is not projected to make the cut, although it could depend on the health of Ridley.
Huddle Up: The key for Stacy in NYC is Ridley's health. There's also a distinct possibility that Stacy could wind up in another camp if the injury bug claims a running back or two. Stacy has already been mentioned in "to the Texans" whispers.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/6/15 2:10pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is absolutely the starting quarterback for the Jets, according to WR Brandon Marshall.
Huddle Up: That is until Smith's first ugly interception during a live game, and then it won't even be a New York minutes before Ryan Fitzpatrick's name starts trending on social media.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 8/6/15 8:36pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory is doing well with his cuts and has shown good vision in training camp, according to head coach Todd Bowles, who said Ivory is as good as advertised. Bowles, however, said that Ivory has decent hands, but needs to work on becoming a better receiver.
Huddle Up: Many have been a little over eager to write off Ivory for the likes of newcomers Stevan Ridley or Zac Stacy, but if can stay healthy, he has the makings of a solid RB3/flex option.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/5/15 12:26am ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith turned the ball over for the first time in more than four practices Tuesday, Aug. 4. It was a fumble, however, so Smith is still without an interception over the same time frame.
Huddle Up: So far, so good in camp for the QB who's tossed 34 interceptions in 30 career regular-season games but the Jets will be putting a little more weight on Smith's performance when the defense starts wearing different colored helmets next week.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 8/2/15 7:20pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick have not thrown interceptions thus far in training camp, but Smith is still the leading candidate to open the year as the starter.
Huddle Up: Make that a "very early lead" as the Jets are still two weeks away from their exhibition opener. Expect plenty of ups, downs and N.Y. media-led drama as the battle plays out over the next few weeks.
Devin Smith - WRPosted 8/1/15 12:44pm ET
New York Jets WR Devin Smith will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of his broken ribs, and his status for Week 1 is uncertain at this point.
Huddle Up: Smith was competing with Jeremy Kerley to be the Jets' No. 3 receiver. Kerley will now likely open the season working in the slot alongside Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
Jace Amaro - TEPosted 7/29/15 6:34pm ET
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro will be used as an H-back, which might give him a bigger role in the offense than he had last season. Amaro struggled with drops last year.
Huddle Up: The 2014 second-round pick finished third on the Jets with 53 targets and tied for second with 38 receptions last season, but don't forget that the Jets have added target monster Brandon Marshall to the pass-catching mix this season so any gains for Amaro likely will be modest at best.
Stevan Ridley - RBPosted 7/29/15 7:12pm ET
New York Jets RB Stevan Ridley (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 29.
Huddle Up: This was expected as Ridley is just 10 months removed from ACL surgery. Ridley is a likely candidate to start the year on reserve/PUP, which would force him to sit out the first six games.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 7/28/15 4:33pm ET
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall tweeted that he was in Jamaica for his sister's wedding, and he was worried the second-hand marijuana smoke could force him to fail a drug test. It's unclear how serious he was, but he can't be suspended for his first positive marijuana test under the league's substances of abuse policy.
Huddle Up: It just sounds like Brandon being Brandon, but it doesn't appear he or his fantasy owners really have anything to be concerned about at the moment.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 7/28/15 11:19pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith could be benched if he struggles early in the season, according to head coach Todd Bowles Tuesday, July 28. 'If you feel that his position or any other position is hurting the team, as a head coach, it's up to you to do something about it,' Bowles said about Smith. 'It's not a year-long thing for anybody. You earn your keep by the week. You earn your keep by the day. Ö If somebody is not doing their job, itís up to me to rectify the situation,' said Bowles.
Huddle Up: Unlike a fading Michael Vick last season, the Jets now have a solid backup in Ryan Fitzpatrick, and they won't hesitate to go to the veteran if Smith isn't showing signs of progress and can't clean up his turnover act.
Jace Amaro - TEPosted 7/23/15 11:45pm ET
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro was targeted only nine times in the red zone last season. Amaro could be used more often in the red zone under offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.
Huddle Up: Amaro, a 2014 second-round pick, paced all rookie TEs with 38 receptions for 345 yards, and while his red-zone looks should receive a bump, it'll be tough for the second-year player to see much of an overall increase with target monster Brandon Marshall and second-round pick Devin Smith joining the team's WR corps.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 7/17/15 2:01pm ET
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall posted on his Twitter page Friday, July 17 that the Jets are his last team.
Huddle Up: Marshall, who turned 31 in March and is on his fourth franchise entering his 10th NFL season, has a three-year, $26 million contract with the Jets and might be doing well to make it through the deal after missing a career-most three games last season due to injury.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 7/16/15 1:47pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory's workload was limited by the former Jets coaching staff because they were worried about him getting injured. Ivory has also struggled in pass blocking. This offseason, Ivory has lined up at wide receiver when the team worked out of a spread formation.
Huddle Up: Ivory has posted back-to-back career highs in offensive touches -- 184 in 2013 and 216 last season -- since joining the Jets, and hasn't worn down, missing only one game the last two seasons. He's still listed atop the Jets' depth chart, but the main threats to his workload now figure to be newcomers Stevan Ridley and Zac Stacy and incumbent Bilal Powell.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 6/30/15 5:08pm ET
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall has been a positive influence since joining the Jets this offseason. Marshall has shown his athletic ability that has given him success in previous seasons and he has been a good teammate in the locker room as well. Additionally, Marshall has connections with new head coach Todd Bowles, who was part of the Dolphins' coaching staff when Marshall played in Miami.
Huddle Up: Marshall hit eight-year career lows last season with his 106 targets and his 61 receptions for 721 yards and while he may be good for the Jets, the inverse isn't likely to be as beneficial with the wideout going from Jay Cutler and the Bears to Geno Smith and N.Y.
Devin Smith - WRPosted 6/28/15 5:18pm ET
New York Jets WR Devin Smith struggled to adjust to the multiple spots and routes he had to learn to run during offseason workouts, according to wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell.
Huddle Up: The short-term fantasy outlook for the second-round pick doesn't appear especially rosy with veterans Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker solidly entrenched atop the team's WR depth chart and not to mention the limited ceiling for the Jets' passing game as a whole.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 6/24/15 12:30pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory is listed as the starting running back entering training camp, according to beat writer Rich Cimini's unofficial depth chart. RB Bilal Powell is the primary backup, and RB Zac Stacy is listed as the third running back. RB Stevan Ridley (knee) could figure in eventually, but he's expected to be limited at the start of camp.
Huddle Up: The gig is Ivory's to lose, and while Rex Ryan and his run-heavy approach are gone the Jets still have Geno Smith at quarterback... which means they'll be looking to run the ball as much as possible. There's certainly risk involved, but at present Ivory is a solid and somewhat undervalued fantasy option.
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