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Motivated Muhammad Wilkerson 00:02:29
The DNL crew discusses Muhammad Wilkerson's arrival at the Jets' Florham Park facility after coming off a disappointing 2016 season.

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For the first time in three years, Muhammad Wilkerson showed up for the start of the New York Jets' offseason training program.

The big defensive lineman was pictured at the Jets facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, on Monday morning, as the team officially kicked off its voluntary workouts. Last year, Wilkerson declined to participate because he wasn't happy with being tagged as the Jets "franchise player." He skipped them in 2015 as he hoped to pressure the Jets to give him a new deal.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Christian Hackenberg, David Harris, Eric Decker, Leonard Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Ralph Vacchiano
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CB Morris Claiborne has signed with the Jets, the team announced. 

It will be a one-year deal worth $5 million, according to multiple reports.

The 27-year-old Claiborne had 26 tackles and one interception in seven games last season for the Cowboys.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Juston Burris, Marcus Williams
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Cleveland Browns free safety K'Waun Williams (36) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Aaron Doster)
Cleveland Browns free safety K'Waun Williams (36) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Aaron Doster)

Update (Feb. 21)

7:15 PM: Former Browns cornerback K'Waun Williams has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network

The Jets made Williams a contract offer of their own Tuesday morning after he visited with the team last week, according to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams
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 (William Hauser - USA Today)
(William Hauser - USA Today)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

It has been 48 years and two weeks since the Jets shook up the world and changed the NFL with their victory in Super Bowl III, and they have since taken their fans on a long, depressing and at times torturous run. It's been so painful at times that it's easy to forget the Jets went to back-to-back AFC championship games just six years ago.

Of course, since then they've brought the pain: Six straight seasons without a playoff berth, only one season with a winning record, and it was all capped off by a miserable 5-11 season that felt worse since the Jets had so much optimism after going 10-6 in 2015.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Christian Hackenberg, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, Eric Decker, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Buster Skrine promotes charity 00:05:50
Buster Skrine joins the DNL panel to promote his charity event that will raise funds for a mentorship program.
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Jun 1, 2016; Oxnard, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams coach Jef Fisher (left) and defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson at organized team activities at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Jun 1, 2016; Oxnard, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams coach Jef Fisher (left) and defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson at organized team activities at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

The Jets have hired defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson, the team announced Wednesday.

Wilson, 34, was the Rams' DBs coach this past season.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

Position coaches often fly under the radar, but don't ignore the impact of this one because Dennard Wilson has a big job ahead of him. He has to rebuild a Jets secondary that was a mess last season, and he'll have to do it either without Darrelle Revis or with Revis trying to transition from cornerback to safety.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Juston Burris, Marcus Williams
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New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Images)

We've looked at some of the roster decisions facing the Jets as we head into the offseason over the past few weeks. Readers overwhelmingly voted to keep Eric DeckerNick Mangold and David Harris and to dump Darrelle Revis, but were torn on Brandon Marshall and Sheldon Richardson. How about some of the other decisions facing the front office and coaching staff?

Of course young players like Leonard Williams and Darron Lee or players that performed well in 2016 like James Carpenter and Bilal Powell will return in 2017, but that about those whose performance was more disappointing?

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Deon Simon, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Steve McLendon, Wesley Johnson
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Dec 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) runs with the ball during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Dec 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) runs with the ball during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

The Jets released the following injury report prior to Saturday's game against the Patriots...

Out

  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • DT Steve McClendon (hamstring) 
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Khiry Robinson, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Steve McLendon
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Jets released their injury report on Thursday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • RB Matt Forte (knee/shoulder)
  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • Steve McClendon (hamstring) 

Limited Participation in Practice (Less than 100 percent of a player's normal repetitions)

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Khiry Robinson, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Steve McLendon
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Matt Forte runs against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (AP)
Matt Forte runs against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (AP)

The Jets released their injury report on Friday. The following players were listed...

The following players will be OUT for Saturday's game against the Dolphins

  • LB Mike Catapano (knee)
  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • DT Steve McLendon (Hamstring)
  • CB Buster Skrine (concussion)
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Jalin Marshall, Khiry Robinson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Mike Catapano, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Steve McLendon
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Jets released their injury report on Thursday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • Steve McClendon (hamstring) 
  • CB Buster Skrine (concussion)
  • Brent Qvale (hamstring)
  • DE Mike Catapano (knee)
  • TE Brandon Bostick (ankle)
  • RB Khiry Robinson (lower leg)
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Jalin Marshall, Khiry Robinson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Steve McLendon
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Jets released their injury report on Wednesday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle) 
  • T Steve McClendon (hamstring) 
  • RB Matt Forte (knee/foot) 
  • CB Buster Skrine (concussion)
  • T Brent Qvale (hamstring)
  • DE Mike Catapano (knee)
  • TE Brandon Bostick (ankle)
  • RB Khiry Robinson (lower leg)
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Steve McLendon
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Jets CB Buster Skrine, DE Sheldon Richardson, and RT Breno Giacomini were all fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness penalties committed during Monday night's game against the Colts.

The Jets lost, 41-10.

They face the 49ers this Sunday in San Francisco.

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Buster Skrine, Sheldon Richardson

 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

The Jets were crushed by the Colts, 41-10, on Monday night at MetLife Stadium as they fell to 3-9 on the season. Bryce Petty replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick during the game and will be the starter for the remainder of the season. Here's insight and analysis regarding the Jets' awful Monday night performance...

Quarterbacks

Ryan Fitzpatrick's performance speaks for itself. He only completed one pass beyond the first down marker, had a completion percentage below 50 percent, and punctuated his performance with an interception on the kind of forced throw he's been unable to get away with all season.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Ben Ijalana, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Eric Decker, Jalin Marshall, Leonard Williams, Marcus Gilchrist, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Steve McLendon
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New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Jets showed flashes of what they had hoped to be a fluent offense and strong defense in a 22-17 loss to the New England Patriots. But at the end of the day, following another loss, they are still in the midst of a lost season.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, New England Patriots, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson
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New York Jets running back Bilal Powell is tackled by Los Angeles Rams safety T.J. McDonald and defensive tackle Aaron Donald at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets running back Bilal Powell is tackled by Los Angeles Rams safety T.J. McDonald and defensive tackle Aaron Donald at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets Bilal Powell has earned more snaps after his play has seemed to give the team a burst of energy, while Darrelle Revis' struggles covering teams' leading receivers continued. 

Tags: Bilal Powell, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)

Jets cornerback Buster Skrine and defensive end Sheldon Richardson were each fined $9,115 for the unnecessary roughness penalties they took during the Jets' loss in Miami on Sunday.

Skrine's fine came for throwing a punch at Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry after Landry tried to block Skrine and the two remained engaged long after the play. Landry appeared to shove Skrine, who swung at his helmet, but missed.

Richardson's fine came for his actions after a tackle of Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi. Before getting up, as Ajayi was on the ground, Richardson put his hand on the running back's helmet and pressed it into the ground.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Jasen Vinlove)
(Jasen Vinlove)

The Jets released their injury report after Thursday's practice. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • LB Josh Martin (concussion)
  • Nick Mangold (ankle, knee)
  • TE Kellen Davis (elbow)
  • LB Bruce Carter (quad)
  • CB Marcus Williams (ankle)
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Buster Skrine, Kellen Davis, Marcus Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Nov 6, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) talks with the medical staff during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins won 27-23. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) talks with the medical staff during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins won 27-23. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets released their injury report after Wednesday's practice. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • LB Josh Martin (concussion)
  • Nick Mangold (ankle, knee)
  • DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)
  • TE Kellen Davis (elbow)
  • LB Darron Lee (ankle)
  • LB Bruce Carter (knee)
  • CB Marcus Williams 
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Darron Lee, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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In this week's BGA, Bent analyzes Week 9 performances by Todd Bowles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty, Brandon MarshallBen Ijalana, Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, Jalin Marshall and the Wide Receivers, Leonard Willians, Julian Stanford and the Special Teams, among others, all which you can read here...

Tags: Antonio Allen, BGA, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Dakota Dozier, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Jalin Marshall, James Carpenter, Jordan Jenkins, Kellen Davis, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Mike Catapano, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles, Ryan Clady, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Steve McLendon, Wesley Johnson
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The Jets released their injury report after Friday's practice...

The following players are OUT for Sunday's game

  • TE Kellen Davis (hip)
  • LB Darron Lee (ankle)
  • LB Bruce Carter (quadriceps)

The following players are DOUBTFUL for Sunday's game

  • Brent Qvale (neck)
  • Nick Mangold (ankle)
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brandon Shell, Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Charone Peake, Darron Lee, Kellen Davis, Leonard Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Clady, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Backing Revis 00:01:15
Ralph Vacchiano reports from Jets camp where the recent struggles for all-pro CB Darrelle Revis continue to be a hot topic of conversation.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Maybe Michael Irvin is right and this is a "confidence issue" with Darrelle Revis that we all should've seen coming. The warning signs were certainly there in his play last season, and as Irvin said, there have been more signs in some of his recent words.

But it almost doesn't matter anymore what's at the root of Revis' problems -- whether it's his confidence, or his age, or the early season "weight problem" he admitted to a few weeks ago. All that matters is he's being paid $17 million this season to be one of the Jets best defensive players.

And that's something he just hasn't been.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets offensive tackle Ryan Clady (78) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets offensive tackle Ryan Clady (78) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets released their injury report after Thursday's practice. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • Brent Qvale (neck)
  • Nick Mangold (ankle)
  • Ryan Clady (shoulder)
  • DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)
  • TE Kellen Davis (hip)
  • LB Darron Lee (ankle)
  • LB Bruce Carter (quadriceps)
Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Charone Peake, Darron Lee, Kellen Davis, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Clady
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Oct 17, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Jets 28-3. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 17, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Jets 28-3. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets released their injury report after Wednesday's practice. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • Brent Qvale (neck)
  • CB Buster Skrine (knee)
  • Nick Mangold (ankle)
  • Ryan Clady (shoulder)
  • WR Charone Peake (ankle)
  • DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)
  • TE Kellen Davis (hip)
  • LB Darron Lee (ankle)
  • LB Bruce Carter (quadriceps)
Tags: Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Darron Lee, Kellen Davis, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ralph Vacchiano
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Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrates after a blocked pass in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrates after a blocked pass in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)

The Jets have released Friday's injury report:The following players will be out on Sunday against the BrownsLB Darron LeeLB Bruce Carter

Tags: Antonio Allen, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Darron Lee, Devin Smith, Kellen Davis, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Jets have released Thursday's injury report:Did Not Participate in practiceTE Austin Seferian-JenkinsLB Darron LeeT Brent QvaleLB Bruce CarterS Antonio AllenRB Matt ForteDE Sheldon Richardson (non-injury)C Nick MangoldT Ryan CladyCB Buster Skrine

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, Jordan Jenkins, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Sheldon Richardson
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New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Jets 28-3. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Jets 28-3. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles said he was concerned after 12 players missed Wednesday's practice ahead of Sunday's Week 8 matchup against the Cleveland Browns.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Buster Skrine, Nick Mangold, Sheldon Richardson
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New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) celebrates his touchdown catch during the first half of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) celebrates his touchdown catch during the first half of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

The Jets' quarterback mess got all the headlines last week and again on Sunday, and that's certainly understandable. And it's a shame for Geno Smith that his big chance to revive his career ended in less than a half.But Smith, like Ryan Fitzpatrick, likely wouldn't have figured into the Jets' future regardless. So here's the real shame of what happened on Sunday for the Jets:If the rest of their team had played all season like they played in their 24-16 win over the Baltimore Ravens, they probably wouldn't have needed to switch quarterbacks at all and they wouldn't be sitting in this 2-5 hole.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, Leonard Williams, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson
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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half of their game at Heinz Field. (Jason Bridge)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half of their game at Heinz Field. (Jason Bridge)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media after Thursday's practice. Here's what we learned...Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Darron Lee, Brent Qvale, Braedon Bowman, and Sheldon Richardson (personal issue) all missed practice Thursday.Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Clady, and Nick Mangold were limited.Buster Skrine returned to practice.

Tags: Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Darron Lee, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Sheldon Richardson
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Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) avoids the tackle attempt of New York Giants cornerback Buster Skrine (41) as he scores a first quarter touchdown at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) avoids the tackle attempt of New York Giants cornerback Buster Skrine (41) as he scores a first quarter touchdown at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets committed 10 penalties for 83 yards in Monday night's loss to the Cardinals, with eight of the infractions coming in the first half. Jets CB Buster Skrine had a particularly rough game, getting whistled for three holding penalties and one pass interference call. According to ESPN, the 45 penalties he has taken since entering the league in 2011 are the second most in the league.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Buster Skrine
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Vacc's 3 Keys: Jets-Steelers 00:03:16
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano believes the Jets can slow down the Steelers' offense by getting to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

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THE GAME: The Jets (1-3) at the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.

THE WEATHER: It should be a perfect fall day in Western Pennsylvania, with plenty of sun and temperatures in the low 60s.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Dakota Dozier, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Marcus Williams, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks from the hold of punter Lac Edwards (4) against the Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)
New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks from the hold of punter Lac Edwards (4) against the Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)

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You have to feel sorry for Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan. After the special teams unit was a liability last year and probably contributed to at least a couple of losses, the team did everything they possibly could to upgrade the special teams units. They specifically targeted special teams standouts from other teams and retained those players over others that had upside or more chance of making offensive and defensive contributions. They even replaced the coach and upgraded at a few key positions, including using a draft pick on a punter.

Every contingency was covered apart from the one element of their special teams unit that the team had always been able to rely upon in the past; the kicking game. In fact, retaining Nick Folk was further evidence that special teams were viewed as a high priority because while he beat out Ross Martin on merit, a previous regime might have been prepared to risk some rookie growing pains to save some money.

Tags: Antonio Allen, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Erin Henderson, Juston Burris, Marcus Williams, Nick Folk, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Once regarded as the best in the world and now seeking to prove himself to the doubters, once proud fan favorite Darrelle Revis saw himself badly beaten and embarrassed by a younger and more talented opponent. However, that's enough about CM Punk. How did Revis get on this week?

The big story is that AJ Green put up monster numbers and the reward card for the Revis Island Resort has now been eliminated, so your Revis Island Reward Points may no longer be valid. Actually, though? Things perhaps aren't as bad as they might have seemed.

Green had 180 yards on 12 catches, including a 54-yard touchdown with Revis trailing him to the end zone. However, other than the touchdown, he only had one other first down on a reception with Revis covering him and that was on a ridiculous catch with Revis draped all over him.

Tags: Antonio Allen, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, Juston Burris, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Rontez Miles
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New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets linebacker David Harris is expected to play in the team's season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 11 after leaving Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Harris, who underwent X-rays on Saturday and an MRI on Sunday, suffered a bruised shoulder that will likely take two weeks to heal, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

Harris sustained the injury on the final play from scrimmage in the first half, according to Cimini. He was buried under a pile on a run play and was immediately taken to the locker room.

Tags: Buster Skrine, David Harris
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 (Brad Mills)
(Brad Mills)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Wednesday. Here's what we learned...

  • Geno Smith will back up Ryan Fitzpatrick during Saturday's game.
  • Bowles will try to get Bryce Petty into the game on Saturday but it's "hard to get a gauge" on whether he'll play.
  • Jace Amaro, Kyle Williams, Jordan Jenkins, and Kenbrell Thompkins were all held out of practice on Wednesday.
  • Quincy Enunwa is still going through the concussion protocol.
  • He's hopeful that both Matt Forte and Muhammad Wilkerson will be able to play on Saturday.
  • The starters will play at least the entire first half on Saturday.
  • Buster Skrine and Brian Winters have been the most improved players in camp.
Tags: Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Geno Smith, Jace Amaro, Jordan Jenkins, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick

Coakley talks with Buster Skrine 00:01:55
Jeane Coakley sits down with Jets cornerback Buster Skrine to get his take on how training camp has been in his second season with the team.
Tags: Buster Skrine

DB Vernon Hargreaves highlights 00:01:37
SNY.tv looks at the best plays of the season from Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves.

Welcome to the tenth installment of the BGA: 2016 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I'll be sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In our previous instalment, we looked at this year's wide receiver prospects, and we now move on to look at cornerbacks.

I'll be discussing whether the Jets are likely to have a need at these positions and reviewing some of the top prospects along with some players who might be options later on.

These articles are not necessarily meant to be exhaustive, so if you wish to bring some other prospects into the discussion, please do so in the comments section below. There are a few cornerback prospects that I'm saving for when I discuss special teams prospects in a few weeks.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Marcus Williams
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New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Images)

Buster Skrine will likely start training camp as the No. 2 cornerback opposite Darrelle Revis, head coach Todd Bowles said at the AFC coaches breakfast on Tuesday.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis
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 (Robert Deutsch)
(Robert Deutsch)

Many Jets fans were disappointed that Darrelle Revis spent a year in New England but maybe he is benefiting from having spent that time regularly intercepting Tom Brady in practice. It's good to see him go out of his way to develop some "reserve-chemistry" with the Jets' primary rival.

Revis' third quarter interception was the third time he's intercepted Brady in an NFL game and hopefully won't be the last. Other than that play, Revis wasn't tested much. He was in good position on one deep ball and the only first down he gave up was because he dropped right off, perhaps concerned that Lorenzo Mauldin was about to be burned on a wheel route.

On the other side, Antonio Cromartie also wasn't tested much, as Brady mostly tried to pick apart the Jets underneath. However, he did give up a big third-down conversion on a pass over the top to Rob Gronkowski. He was also driven 10 yards back by Gronkowski on one running play. He was in a good position on one other incompletion.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams
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 (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Buster Skrine finally made his first interception as a Jet -- I told you he was due -- showing good instincts as he was supposed to blitz, but read the screen and dropped back to pick it off. He also made a good return into Titans territory to set up a field goal.

The interception capped off an excellent first half from Skrine, who was in good position on two other completions, made an open-field tackle to force a punt and made a tackle for loss on a read-option play. He did give up one first down and it would have been two if not for a drop.

In the second half, however, Skrine was beaten for five more first downs. To an extent, some of this damage was done because the Jets were playing a more conservative prevent-style defense. In fact, three of these came on consecutive snaps on the Titans' last drive. Although none of the negatives from the second half were especially important, he ultimately won't grade out well despite the fact the contributions he made in the first half helped the Jets build an unassailable lead.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams
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Oct 18, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) in his game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won, 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Oct 18, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) in his game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won, 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

While it was the fourth down interception by Rontez Miles that will be remembered as perhaps the biggest defensive play of Sunday's game, it's possible the one Calvin Pryor made just before half time was even bigger.

Odell Beckham looked set to come down with a touchdown catch that would have given the Giants a 24-10 lead, but Pryor was able to come over and knock the ball loose, forcing the Giants to settle for a field goal. Remember, the Jets won 23-20 in overtime, so 24-10 might have been an insurmountable deficit.

Pryor also batted a pass into the air, which might have been a pick-six if it bounced a little more kindly for him. He did miss a tackle and got blocked out on a screen pass, though. In addition, it seemed like he might have at least partially been at fault for a mix-up in zone defense that saw Will Tye left uncovered for a big play. Even so, Pryor has continued to be a lot more consistent this year, while also sprinkling in some impact plays.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Rontez Miles
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New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore (Ed Mulholland)

Last week, Demario Davis split time with Erin Henderson for the first time all season. He actually responded well to a reduced role, avoiding any major mistakes. This week, the Jets also employed Jamari Lattimore, so it was basically a three-man rotation and a further reduction in playing time for Davis.

Lattimore had a rough day as two third-down conversions were completed just over his head and another one saw the receiver elude him to get to the marker. He was also blocked out of a play at the second level. Henderson fared a little better with a pressure and a couple of run stops. He did miss a tackle, though.

Davis came up big on third down with a nice open-field tackle in the flat, although the receiver almost got away from him for a potential big gain. Davis was solid against the run, but he also missed the tackle that allowed Odell Beckham to break away for his long touchdown reception, although that was little more than a diving attempt in desperation.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Calvin Pace, David Harris, Demario Davis, Erin Henderson, Jamari Lattimore, Lorenzo Mauldin, Mike Catapano
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Strong safety Dion Bailey (34) (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)
Strong safety Dion Bailey (34) (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will start against Houston on Sunday and defensive lineman Sheldon Richardsonis questionable because of a hamstring injury.

Richardson didn't practice this week, and coach Todd Bowles says Friday he will be a game-time decision. Richardson has 19 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in five games after being suspended the first four for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Fitzpatrick had no setbacks after surgery on his left thumb last week.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Sheldon Richardson
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