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Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter

Over the next month or so, we're going to be reviewing some of the top draft prospects at each position to try and assess some potential candidates that the Jets will show interest in. We continue today with a look at the 2019 safety class.

Jets Needs: Safety

When the Jets used their first two picks on safeties in 2017, that made it unlikely the safety position would be considered a draft priority for the next few years, especially since Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye had such impressive rookie seasons. However, while Adams went from strength to strength in 2018, Maye had multiple injury issues, missing 10 starts.

Tags: Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, Rontez Miles, Terrence Brooks
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Oct 14, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive back Terrence Brooks (23) celebrates during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Oct 14, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive back Terrence Brooks (23) celebrates during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Already boasting a ton of cap space, the Jets now have even more room to work with. 

The Jets announced Tuesday that they're not picking up contract options on safety Terrence Brooks, DT Mike Pennel and LB Kevin Pierre-Louis

The 26-year-old Brooks just completed the first season of a two-year deal. His option was for $200,000 and he was due $1.6 million in 2019, so the move clears $1.8 million of cap space for the Jets. Brooks appeared in 31 of a possible 32 games for the Jets over the last two seasons, starting once. 

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Oct 14, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (10) rushes for yards after a catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore (23) pursues during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Oct 14, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (10) rushes for yards after a catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore (23) pursues during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter: The Jets held off the banged-up Colts for a 42-34 win on Sunday to improve to 3-3 on the season. Let's highlight three of the best performances, along with three players who were disappointments.

Winners

QB Sam Darnold 

Tags: Marcus Maye, Sam Darnold, Terrence Brooks
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Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter

The Jets opened their season in improbable fashion as they beat down the Lions 48-17 in Week 1 in Detroit. Here are grades for each unit...

Quarterbacks

Rookie Sam Darnold couldn't have had a worse start as his awful first pass was intercepted and returned for a score. But once his "Welcome to the NFL moment" was out of the way, he settled down nicely and had an efficient performance. He completed a deep ball -- something he didn't get a chance to do in the preseason -- for a touchdown to Robby Anderson and made some good throws on the move.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Shell, Buster Skrine, Darron Lee, Jamal Adams, Kelvin Beachum, Leonard Williams, Morris Claiborne, Rontez Miles, Sam Darnold, Steve McLendon, Terrelle Pryor, Terrence Brooks
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Eli Brooks is off the board to Michigan.

The 6-foot-1 Class of 2017 point guard from Spring Grove (Pa.) High School and the Jersey Shore Warriors AAU program committed to John Beilein's program on Tuesday.

"It was a great feel and I really enjoyed the people and the campus," he told SNY.tv of his visit.

Tags: Eli Brooks, Michigan, Adam Zagoria
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Eli Brooks picked up an offer from his "dream school" of Villanova, but plans to weigh his options going forward.

"I could see myself there but I'm going to sit down and think about it," the 6-foot-1 Class of 2017 point guard from Spring Grove (Pa.) High School and the Jersey Shore Warriors AAU program told SNY.tv on Monday.

Asked if he will visit again, Brooks said, "Possibly, I have already been on campus and played with the guys."

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Providence's Ben Bentil is the newest name to enter the 2017 NBA Mock Draft on DraftExpress.com.

The 6-foot-9 Bentil is a sophomore forward now slotted at No. 48.

The reigning Big East Player of the Week, Bentil went for 25 points and 6 rebounds on Tuesday night when No. 10 Providence lost at home to No. 7 Xavier, 75-68.

Tags: Ben Bentil, Dillon Brooks, NBA Draft, Providence, Adam Zagoria
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Keith Bogans is ready to take Reggie Evans to task on some ribbing Evans dished out during the preseason.

According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston, Bogans said Evans sent him lemons before the Nets and Celtics met in the preseason?to give him a playful message:

"When the Nets visited Boston for the teams' preseason finale in October, Evans found a couple of lemons in the visiting locker room at TD Garden. He grabbed a marker and had teammates autograph them before having a ball boy deliver them across the hall to Bogans and [MarShon] Brooks.?The insinuation: Life handed them lemons, so enjoy the sour taste of losing."

Tags: blog, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, keith bogans, marshon brooks, Nets, nets, Reggie Evans
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This is a series of posts on the Devils' pending free agents (restricted and unrestricted). We'll cover their strengths and weaknesses and end up with a final verdict on whether we think the Devils should re-sign the player. There will also be a poll at the end of each post so you guys can weigh in with your thoughts.

Position: Center

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Analysis, Brandon Dubinksy, Brooks Laich, Devils, Devs, New Jersey Devils, Editorial Aside
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On Monday night, the Nets defeated?the Washington Wizards by a final score of 106-101.

The Skinny: With the fourth seed already locked up, the Nets rested four starters and began the game with C.J. Watson, MarShon Brooks, Kris Humphries and Andray Blatche starting alongside Gerald Wallace. The Wizards opened the game up on a 7-2 run and quickly sped out to a 19-7 lead after the Nets began the game by shooting just 2-of-5 and turning the ball over three times. Trevor Booker and Cartier Martin grabbed seven combined rebounds in the quarter, and the Wizards played with pace and passion en route to a 34-21 lead after one.

Humphries gave the Nets great energy play to open the second quarter, but the Wizards were able to maintain a comfortable lead. But back-to-back lay-ups from Watson and Brooks closed the deficit to five. John Wall began taking control offensively, which helped Washington go back up double figures. Late turnovers hurt the Wizards, and Blatche hit on an acrobatic lay-up to close out the first half to get the Nets within six.

Tags: marshon brooks, Nets, nets, rapid recap, toko shengelia, wizards
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It's been a long time, but Islander fans are finally in the position to scoreboard watch in April. Last night's win moved the team two points further away from the Devils, whose collapse has coincided with the Isles resurgence, and ahead of the Jets. The Jets only trail the Islanders by two points, but the Islanders have a very important game in hand.

While the Islanders are off today, the Devils will play their second game in as many days. They head upstate to take on the Sabres at 7:30pm. Also in action are the sixth place Senators, who are in Florida. Believe it or not the Islanders are only two back of the Sens, but Ottawa does have two games in hand.

The Islanders win last night in front of 16,000+ in attendance at the Coliseum boosted their playoff chances quite a bit. According to Sports Club Stats, who tracks and calculates these sorts of things, the Islanders raised their chances of making the playoffs by 16% last night to an overall 60% chance.

Tags: Islanders, larry brooks, michael grabner, Editorial Aside
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Tonight at 7 p.m., the Nets return home after their season-long eight-game road trip to take on the Chicago Bulls.

Brooklyn is currently in the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference with the Bulls occupying the No. 6 seed.

Chicago has struggled recently with injuries, which has made it difficult for the team to catch the Nets.

Tags: Brooklyn, bulls, bulls injuries, joe johnson, marshon brooks, Nets, nets, pregame primer
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Tonight at 10:30 p.m., the Nets continue their west coast road trip by taking on the Trail Blazers in Portland.

Brooklyn has gotten off to a solid 3-1 start on its season-long eight-game road trip and has won seven of its last 10 games overall.

Meanwhile, time is running out for the Trail Blazers, who trail the Los Angeles Lakers by 2.5 games for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Tags: Brooklyn, damian lillard, deron williams, joe johnson, marshon brooks, Nets, nets, pregame primer, trail blazers
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The Islanders have a lot of decisions to make in the next couple weeks, as the trade deadline looms on April 3rd at 3pm. The team has a number of veteran free agents who could either be moved or re-signed, among them are Evgeni Nabokov, Brad Boyes, Mark Streit, Lubomir Visnovsky, Marty Reasoner and Tim Thomas.

In today's Newsday, Arthur Staple notes that talks are either underway or will be soon for Nabokov, Streit and Visnovsky. Visnovsky, obviously the longest shot of the three to re-sign, is at least open to listening. Whether that is just polite courtesy or actual interest, remains to be seen.

Brad Boyes, Staple mentions, is likely to be seriously talked to as well regarding a new deal. Boyes has been clicking extremely well with the first line and is third on the team in points.

Tags: anders lee, Brenden Kichton, Islanders, larry brooks, lubomir visnovsky, mark streit, News, Editorial Aside, Prospects, scott mayfield, thomas hickey, travis hamonic
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Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

NEW YORK ? If one were told that the Nets would get a win without Deron Williams scoring in the fourth quarter and with Brook Lopez not playing a single minute in it, it would be difficult to believe.

But surprisingly enough, that was the case in Brooklyn?s 93-89 victory on Friday night over the Chicago Bulls.

Tags: andray blatche, brook lopez, Brooklyn, Columns, marshon brooks, nets, pj carlesimo
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On Friday night, the Nets defeated the Chicago Bulls by a final score of 93-89.

The Skinny: Deron Williams kept up his string of fast starts, hitting on his first three shots from the field for seven points which helped the Nets open an early seven-point lead. Brooklyn increased the lead to 10, as the shorthanded Bulls managed just 14 points on 5-of-18 shooting in the first quarter.

Chicago chipped away into the Nets? lead to eventually tie the game as Marco Belinelli and Brooklyn-born Taj Gibson provided an offensive spark. Luol Deng drilled a corner three with less than a minute left in the half to give the Bulls their first lead. As that was happening, Williams hobbled to the Nets bench after stepping on Nate Robinson?s foot and appearing to roll hi right ankle. The Bulls led by one at the break.

Tags: brook lopez, Brooklyn, bulls, chicago, luol deng, marco belinelli, marshon brooks, Nets, nets, rapid recap, taj gibson
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Brooklyn Nets teammates took to Twitter tonight to defend the perceived All-Star snub of center Brook Lopez.

https://twitter.com/Marshon2/status/294614763911143424

https://twitter.com/Marshon2/status/294616218768392192

Tags: Billy King, blog, brook lopez, Brooklyn Nets, marshon brooks, Reggie Evans
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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Nets take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, owners of the best record in the NBA.

The Nets are coming off a blowout loss to the Spurs, and a win tonight in OKC, where the Thunder are 16-2, is a tall order.

It will take an overall team effort to even have a respectable showing tonight. The Nets have never won (0-3) in Oklahoma City.

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, deron williams, kevin durant, marshon brooks, Nets, nets, pregame primer, russell westbrook
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Dan Kelly, Guest Columnist

One statistic stood out from the rest in the Nets' Dec. 4 contest with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It wasn't the 60 percent clip that the Thunder converted from the field, and it wasn't the Nets' 15 offensive rebounds.

It wasn't even the 30-for-34 shooting that the Thunder did from the free-throw line.

Tags: Columns, Dan Kelly Basketball Writer, Jerry Stackhouse Brooklyn Nets, MarShon Brooks Trade Rumors, SNY Brooklyn Nets Blog, Moke Hamilton
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The Brooklyn Nets will square off against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight from Barclays Center. The game is set to tip off at 7:30pm and will be televised on the YES Network.

Check back here approximately an hour before tip-off for the Pregame Primer and the very latest coming out of coach Avery Johnson's pre-game press conference.

We don't have to wait until then to give you some important news, though...

Tags: blog, Brooklyn Nets Gerald Wallace Injury Update, Brooklyn Nets MarShon Brooks Injury Update, Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, Moke Hamilton
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The Brooklyn Nets picked up the third year 2013-14 option on shooting guard MarShon Brooks on Friday. This is not a surprise as Brooks is a talented scorer but has his work cut out for him this year with his defense needing to improve.

What does Avery Johnson have to say about Brooks?

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?Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

New York, N.Y. ? Nets head coach Avery Johnson announced Thursday that his newly-acquired six-time All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson will continue serve as the anchor on the team?s second unit.

Through the first few preseason games, Johnson has seen plenty of action with the reserves as he tries to get comfortable with his new teammates.

Tags: avery johnson, Brooklyn Nets, Columns, deron williams, guard, joe johnson, johnson nets, marshon brooks, Nets, nets, second unit
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Michael Scotto, SNYNets.com

BROOKLYN, N.Y. ? This summer, Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King gave his bench a facelift. King added eight players that are expected to make the final roster and contribute off the bench. Two holdovers from last season, MarShon Brooks and Keith Bogans, will also see playing time as reserves.

After giving the Nets bench such a drastic makeover, is this a case of quantity or quality?

Tags: Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nets, marshon brooks, Mirza Teletovic, NBA, Nets, SNY
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MarShon Brooks

Via Tim Bontemps of the New York Post

"Last season, MarShon Brooks was an essential part of the Nets offense. Despite being a rookie, Brooks became the team?s second scoring option ? behind only Deron Williams? when a pair of foot injuries forced Brook Lopez to miss virtually the entire year.

Tags: avery johnson, Brooklyn Nets, deron williams, jim mancari, joe johnson, limited role, marshon brooks, Nets, nets, ny post, sixth man, tim bontemps
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MarShon Brooks

'I can't wait,' he says. 'That's going to be crazy. That really is going to be nuts. There's going to be a lot of energy in the building -- you know Brooklyn. The whole city's excited.'

He says this, and you can imagine him bounding out of the locker room, seeing a familiar face and pumping his fist."

Tags: Brooklyn Nets News: MarShon Brooks Sixth Man, MarShoon Brooks Brooklyn Nets Profile, Nets, Moke Hamilton
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Via Larry Brooks of the NY Post:

Lubomir Visnovsky, who filed a grievance to stop his trade from the Ducks to the Islanders, will get his day in his NHL arbitration court on Sept. 4, Slap Shots has learned.

The 36-year-old defenseman, dealt on June 23 for a 2013 second-round draft pick, did not consent to waive his no-trade clause he and the NHLPA contend should still be in force, even after he agreed to a previous trade from the Oilers to the Ducks in 2009-10.

Tags: larry brooks, lubomir visnovsky, new york islanders, News, NHL
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Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Brooks has worked out twice for both the Knicks and the Bucks. He said he hurt his ankle in his initial workout with New York but was able to overcome the injury through a total of 11 workouts."They're very interested," Brooks said of the Knicks. "I think it's their style of play, sort of similar to what I played at Providence. So they feel like I'd be a good fit. We'll see. The countdown begins."

Brooks was asked about any comparisons of his game to that of Burks and Thompson, who are considered serious candidates to be selected by the Bucks.

I had heard that Brooks didn't work out well for the Knicks and it appears that ankle injury may just by why. I'm not sure he's the right fit in terms of this roster based on the fact that he'll need the ball to be effective. His scoring talents are undeniable.
Tags: 2011 Draft, Marshon Brooks Knicks
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Brooks impressed the heck out of Len Elmore at the combine. He's a fan of his length and athleticism. He can score and is a gifted player who can get into seams and make shots.

But from all accounts and people that I've talked to says be aware of the fact that Brooks does not use his athleticism on the defensive end. He's offensively ready to contribute right away, but what if he's not the go to guy? What if he has to learn how to play off of Melo and Stoudemire? Is he equipped? Good question.

My feeling is that he isn't the fit at 17 based on his lack of attention to detail defensively, and the fact that I'm not sold he can be effective in a rotation where he's not the go-to guy. That said, there's no reason that he can't work his way in and come in and help at the 2 guard, which is a need. He's an incredibly skilled offensive player, I am just assuming that there will be better fits at 17 come draft night.

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With very little on our plates but the upcoming draft, I have been reading and watching several reports from this week's Senior Bowl.

Several names have kept popping up. One in particular, Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue, continues to impress.

As I wrote in this space several days ago, I would be in favor of him becoming a Giant.? They would have to use their first round selection to get him, but if he is there at #19, he would be a steal.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Bucky Brooks, Linebacker, Mitch Petrus, National Football League, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL, Ryan Kerrigan, Sports
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