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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The biggest story of the Jets' offseason was their purge - Mike Maccagnan's systematic dismantling of the roster by getting rid of every high- or moderately-priced veteran he could find. Some were outraged, considering it to be proof that the GM didn't know what he was doing. Others thought it was proof of the Jets' plan to tank.

Just curious: Is anyone complaining now?

Never mind that the Jets are 2-2, proving that even if they're not good, they certainly are more capable than anyone gave them credit for being. Just look at the long list of veterans Maccagnan purged from his team. Look at what they're doing - or not doing in most cases. Look at how far they've fallen from what they were.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Eric Decker, Marcus Gilchrist, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets punter Lachlan Edwards (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets punter Lachlan Edwards (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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Projected specialists: Chandler Catanzaro (K), Lachlan Edwards (P), Tanner Purdum (LS), Jalin Marshall (KR/PR)

Key contributors: Rontez Miles, Josh Martin, Dylan Donahue, Juston Burris, Charone Peake

Tags: Antonio Allen, BGA, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Dexter McDougle, Jalin Marshall, Juston Burris, Loc Edwards, Nick Folk, Quincy Enunwa, Ronald Martin, Rontez Miles, Tanner Purdum
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(Vincent Carchietta)

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When the Jets drafted Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye with their first two selections in the 2017 draft, one of the most interesting questions was how it would affect the roles of the incumbent starters, Marcus Gilchrist and Calvin Pryor.

We now know the answer to that question as Pryor was traded to Cleveland Thursday, following Gilchrist's release last month. It's evident that the Jets are prepared to move on with the two rookies in prominent roles, but how exactly will they be employed and how easily will they emulate Pryor's contributions?

How was Pryor used?

Pryor had a difficult rookie year, but seemed to have turned a corner in 2015 before regressing once more last season. His improvements in 2015 were attributed to the fact that he was able to play closer to the line of scrimmage.

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Eamon McAnaney, John Harper, Sal Licata and Anthony Mccarron discuss the Jets' trade of linebacker Calvin Pryor to the Cleveland Browns.

The Jets are trading former-first round pick Calvin Pryor to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for linebacker and former-Jet Demario Davis, SNY.tv's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed Thursday morning.

New York was planning on releasing Pryor before agreeing to the trade with Cleveland, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Jets declined Pryor's fifth-year option last month, making the safety a free agent following the 2017 season.

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 (Kyle Terada)
(Kyle Terada)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Calvin Pryor was out on his field for the Jets' organized team activity (OTA) session on Tuesday, one week after he skipped the first one. He wasn't in his usual spot with the starters, though. He was on a backfield, working with the third team. Rookies Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye worked with the starters.

Significant? Maybe. Or, as Todd Bowles indicated, maybe not.

"No, we move guys around every day," the Jets head coach said. "It's a sign that we're moving guys around on both fields trying to get guys acclimated."

Perhaps that's true, but it was impossible to read nothing into the lineup, especially when even Bowles admitted that "some guys don't move" between teams. Pryor's situation is also unique and loaded with uncertainty, since the Jets used a first-round (Adams) and second-round pick (Maye) on safeties and then decided not to pick up the fifth-year option (for 2018) on his current contract.

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December 11, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. The Jets defeated the 49ers 23-17 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Kyle Terada)
December 11, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. The Jets defeated the 49ers 23-17 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Kyle Terada)

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Calvin Pryor's absence from the Jets organized team activities (OTAs) lasted only one day.

The Jets' safety was apparently back with his teammates and out at practice for Day 2 of the OTAs on Wednesday. A league source confirmed to SNY that Pryor was expected to attend, and one report indicated he was present. However, there was no media access on Wednesday, and Pryor was not shown in any photos or videos on the Jets' social media posts.

All OTA practices are voluntary, according to NFL rules. Still, the absence of the 24-year-old Pryor on Day 1 was noteworthy given his current situation. The Jets recently drafted safeties in both the first and second rounds, and then declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his contract, which will make him an unrestricted free agent next March.

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 (Kyle Terada)
(Kyle Terada)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Even after the Jets drafted safeties in the first and second rounds last month, head coach Todd Bowles insisted there was still a place for Calvin Pryor. He talked about his plans to use three safeties in some defensive packages. And he seemed to believe Pryor could handle the increased competition, too.

"If you're afraid of competition," Bowles said earlier this month, "you don't need to be here."

On Tuesday, the first day of organized team activities (OTAs) for the Jets, the 24-year-old Pryor wasn't here.

That's not to say that he's afraid of the competition he'll surely get from Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, the Jets' first- and second-round picks. But with no reason given for why he was one of the very few Jets to skip the voluntary practice, it's hard to believe his absence isn't somewhat related. After all, the drafting of Adams and Maye was a clear signal that Pryor isn't in the Jets' future plans.

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New York Jets player Jamal Adams (33) during New York Jets mini rookie camp at Atlantic Health Training Center. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Jets player Jamal Adams (33) during New York Jets mini rookie camp at Atlantic Health Training Center. (Noah K. Murray)

Jets linebacker David Harris was surprised when the Jets selected safeties in the first two rounds of last month's NFL Draft.

"It's very odd to have two safeties get drafted in the first and second rounds," Harris said to Connor Hughes of NJ.com. "All you can do is trust [the front office's] decision and try to move on." 

New York selected LSU's Jamal Adams at No. 6, and 33 picks later, took Florida's Marcus Maye. It marked the first time in franchise history the Jets selected two safeties, and also defensive backs, with its first two picks.

While he expected the team to draft one safety, Harris said management "surprised everybody" by doubling down and selecting two. 

Tags: Calvin Pryor, David Harris, Marcus Gilchrist
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New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. (Kyle Terada)
New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. (Kyle Terada)

The Jets are not going to pick up S Calvin Pryor's fifth-year option, making the safety a free agent following the 2017 season, a Jets source confirmed to SNY.tv's Ralph Vacchiano.

New York had been attempting to trade Pryor going into Friday night's second and third round of the NFL Draft, but were unable to make a deal.

Pryor appeared in 15 games for the Jets last season, making 62 total tackles while forcing one fumble. 

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Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) hits Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) after a catch in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) hits Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) after a catch in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)

The Jets are looking to trade safety Calvin Pryor going into Friday night's second and third round of the NFL draft, according to USA Today reporter Tom Pelissero.

The Jets took LSU safety Jamal Adams in the first round Thursday. Pryor is going into his fifth year with the Jets, who might not pick up his option at the end of the season, which would make him a free agent next March.

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Jamal Adams is selected as the No. 6 overall pick to the New York Jets in the first round the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)
Jamal Adams is selected as the No. 6 overall pick to the New York Jets in the first round the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets bolstered their secondary by picking LSU safety Jamal Adams with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday, and the team is high on Adams' potential.

"He is an outstanding player, obviously. Smart, fast, tough, physical, he's an alpha, he's good on and off the field," Bowles said. "He checked all the boxes for us and really, we think we got a real good football player. We had him rated high."

Adams, a 6-foot, 214-pound defensive back, was one of the highest-rated players in the draft -- one whom the Jets originally didn't think would be there at 6, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

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 (Bill Streicher)
(Bill Streicher)

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Jets GM Mike Maccagnan has spent a lot of time this offseason looking at the quarterbacks in this draft. But that isn't necessarily unusual. In fact, he said, the Jets "feel pretty good" about the quarterbacks they already have.

"We have the two young guys (Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty) and we like both of them in terms of ability and potential," the Jets GM said during his pre-draft press briefing on Monday. "We feel pretty good about the guys we have."

That hasn't stopped him from looking, of course, and at least considering the possibility of the Jets drafting a quarterback with the No. 6 overall pick. They have scouted the top quarterbacks in the draft heavily this offseason and many believe the Jets will take one in that spot...

Tags: Bryce Petty, Calvin Pryor, Christian Hackenberg, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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SNY.tv takes a look at the best plays from former LSU running back and NFL Draft prospect Leonard Fournette.

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When Leonard Fournette, the star running back at LSU and a possible target for the Jets with the sixth pick of the draft, weighed a surprising 240 at the NFL scouting combine in early March, he blamed it on drinking way too much water.

Apparently, all that water weight is now gone.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Calvin Pryor, Marcus Gilchrist, Matt Forte, Ralph Vacchiano
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(AP)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

SNY's weekly look at the top players on board for the Jets as they prepare to make the sixth overall pick of the NFL draft on April 27, complete with who's rising and who's falling throughout the process and as the Jets' potential needs change:

1.) CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State - The ides of the Jets taking a cornerback sixth overall seemed logical even before Darrelle Revis was charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor after a street fight in Pittsburgh 10 days ago. He probably wasn't coming back anyway, certainly not as a corner, but the incident amplified the need at his position. The combine next week will help solidify Lattimore's status as a Top 10 player. It even could push him out of the Jets' reach and into the Top 5. (Last week: 1)...

Tags: Bilal Powell, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Leonard Williams, Matt Forte, Ralph Vacchiano
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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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Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) hits Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) after a catch in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) hits Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) after a catch in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)

Jets defensive back Calvin Pryor told reporters Thursday he has "nothing to prove to the fans" as a result of the team's disappointing season.

"It's all about me," the 2014 first-round draft choice said." I have to look at myself in the mirror. That's all I'm worried about."

Pryor's play in the 34-13 loss to the Dolphins last Saturday drew criticism, with Pro Football Focus calling him a "liability".

 

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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

  • Nick Mangold (ankle)
  • DT Steve McClendon (hamstring)
  • WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
  • LB Breno Giacomini (back/calf/shoulder)
  • Antonio Allen (concussion)
  • RB Khiry Robinson (leg)
Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, 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)
  • DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)
  • C Nick Mangold (ankle)
  • T Steve McClendon (hamstring)
  • WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
  • LB Breno Giacomini (back/calf/shoulder)
  • LB Julian Stanford (ankle)
  • DE Leonard Williams (illness)
  • S Antonio Allen (concussion)

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

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Steve McLendon
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 (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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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 released their injury report on Saturday. The following players were listed...

Out:

  • WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
  • DT Steve McLendon (hamstring)
  • S Calvin Pryor (concussion)

Doubtful

  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Williams, Steve McLendon
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The Jets released their injury report on Friday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • S Calvin Pryor (concussion)
  • WR Brandon Marshall (foot, knee)
  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • T Steve McClendon (hamstring)
  • WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
  • WR Devin Smith (illness)
Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Williams, Nick Mangold, Steve McLendon
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The Jets released their injury report on Thursday. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • S Calvin Pryor (concussion)
  • T Breno Giacomini (undisclosed)
  • LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
  • T Steve McClendon (hamstring)
  • WR Jalin Marshall
Tags: Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pryor, Jalin Marshall, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Steve McLendon
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New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor (25) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor (25) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Jets S Calvin Pryor has a concussion, head coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Monday

Pryor suffered the injury during New England's game-winning drive that gave the Patriots the 22-17 victory.

On the season, Pryor has 44 tackles to go with five passes defended and one forced fumble.

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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)

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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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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Going into this season, the Jets knew they had to just find a way to survive their brutal, six-game opening stretch to keep their hopes of a playoff berth alive.

They didn't. They're 1-5.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, Jalin Marshall, James Carpenter, Matt Forte, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) hits Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) after a catch in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) hits Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) after a catch in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)

Calvin Pryor and Brian Winters were both fined $24,309 by the NFL for penalties they took in Week 4 against the Seahawks. 

Pryor, who told reporters earlier in the week he would be fined, was hit for the unnecessary roughness penalty he took against WR Doug Baldwin. 

Winters was fined for his headbutt on Seattle DE Michael Bennett. Winters suffered a concussion on the play and will not be in the lineup against the Steelers on Sunday. 

On the other side, Cassius Marsh was fined $18,231 for roughing Ryan Fitzpatrick. 

Tags: Brian Winters, Calvin Pryor

Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) hits Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) after a catch in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) hits Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) after a catch in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)

Jets safety Calvin Pryor has been fined $25,000 for his unnecessary roughness penalty he took against the Seahawks on Sunday, he confirmed to reporters on Wednesday.  

During the second quarter of the game, Pryor was flagged for hitting Seattle WR Doug Baldwin up high after he caught a 38-yard pass.

"I don't know if it was clean but it definitely wasn't worth $25,000," Pryor said Wednesday. 

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(William Hauser)

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The Jets are now officially in crisis, just as they have been for so many of the last 47 years. Their season has been a major disappointment, even to them. And they are one more bad game, or maybe two, away from watching the media and the fans turn their attention to 2017 instead.

It's not a complete shock that they got here, given how difficult the first six games of their schedule were expected to be. But the Jets expected to thrive in the face of the challenge. Their fans expected them to at least survive. Instead, they took a dive thanks to a suddenly mistake-prone quarterback, a Swiss cheese secondary, and a shocking disappearance of their pass rush.

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Matt Forte, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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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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Calvin Pryor leads the group of Jets safeties. (Vincent Carchietta)
Calvin Pryor leads the group of Jets safeties. (Vincent Carchietta)

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With the Jets opening the season in just a few weeks, we will break down the depth charts of each position in order to look at how the Jets stack up as they prepare for the 2016 NFL season. See the previous report on wide receivers.

Next up: Safeties

Tags: Calvin Pryor, Marcus Gilchrist, Ronald Martin, Rontez Miles
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New York Jets fullback Julian Howsare (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets fullback Julian Howsare (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

In between now and training camp, I'm looking at some of the veterans on the Jets roster to assess what kind of contribution we might expect from them in 2016. We're going to shift gears and take a look at the practice squad in terms of who is eligible, how it will likely be made up and what we can learn from who was on there during the 2015 season.

Note: Pro Football Focus exclusively provides some stats from this article.

The basic rules

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Bryce Petty, Calvin Pryor, Dakota Dozier, Deon Simon, Dexter McDougle, Jace Amaro, Jarvis Harrison, Julian Howsare, Mike Catapano, Ronald Martin, T.J. Barnes, Taiwan Jones, Trevor Reilly, Wes Saxton
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New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) in his game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won, 34-20. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) in his game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won, 34-20. (Vincent Carchietta)

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Over the next few weeks we will be looking at each position on the New York Jets roster and seeking your input on who you think should stay and who you think should go. Up next, the Jets safeties.

Overview: The safety battery for the Jets benefitted from an overhaul to not only its unit, but to that of the closely associated cornerback position. Overall, the two groups played excellent opportunistic football, fairing with far better numbers than they posted in 2014. In 2015, the Jets corralled 18 interceptions, eclipsing the New York Jets team total of 13 total turnovers (only seven INTs) in 2014. 

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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) knocks Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams (29) out of bounds after a run during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) knocks Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams (29) out of bounds after a run during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

The Bills exposed a flaw in the Jets' gameplan by completing so many underneath passes to Sammy Watkins. The Jets left Darrelle Revis in single coverage and he consistently gave Watkins too much of a cushion. Watkins ended up with 11 catches for 138 yards on just 15 targets. While Revis wasn't to blame for all of that yardage because there were situations where they were in zone, he still lost that matchup more than he won it.

This highlights a problem with Revis about which I discussed my concerns a few weeks ago: The Jets are paying Revis to cover number one receivers one-on-one and if he can't handle those assignments almost flawlessly, the whole defense falls apart but if you give him a more conventional role, what exactly are you getting for your money?

They could have played even more zone or given him safety support, but the idea behind keeping him in one-on-one assignments is that it enables the Jets to blitz and hopefully gives some of their best pass rushers a one-on-one of their own. This gameplan would have worked against Rex Ryan while he was with the Jets, but Tyrod Taylor is much more adept at taking what the defense gives him than the quarterbacks Ryan had and the Bills also left extra blockers in the game quite a lot to help mitigate the pressure.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Marcus Gilchrist, Rontez Miles
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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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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

David Harris returned on Sunday and the struggling Demario Davis had a productive game, but there were still some breakdowns in the linebacker corps.

It was good to see Harris back in the lineup and he mostly played well, although he did blow the coverage on the game-tying touchdown. Harris perhaps expected there to be someone inside to help out, but that wasn't the case as Rontez Miles had vacated the middle to double-team Rob Gronkowski on the outside.

Harris had six tackles -- one for a loss -- and made one good play in coverage. However, he was beaten for two first downs in coverage on a third-down and a fourth-down and was also blocked out of one running play. He did miss a tackle, although he slowed the runner up for a teammate to make the stop at the line.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Calvin Pryor, David Harris, Demario Davis, Erin Henderson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Rontez Miles
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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker celebrates his game-winning touchdown pass from New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during overtime at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USATSI)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker celebrates his game-winning touchdown pass from New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during overtime at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USATSI)

By taking advantage of the New England Patriots' questionable decision after the overtime coin flip, the New York Jets now control their own destiny in the AFC East.

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Eric Decker in overtime after Bill Belichick opted to kick the ball after he won the coin toss, leading the Jets to a 26-20 win at Metlife Stadium on Sunday.

Coupled with a Pittsburgh Steelers loss, the 10-5 Jets will reach the playoffs with a win against the Buffalo Bills next week.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Calvin Pryor, Eric Decker, Leonard Williams, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Eisenberg
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New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) runs past Tennessee Titans corner back B.W. Webb (38) for a first down during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) runs past Tennessee Titans corner back B.W. Webb (38) for a first down during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Welcome to BGA Extra, where I draw a line under the previous weekend's game by responding to your questions from BGA during the week which you can read here. After the jump, I respond to your questions about the game against the Titans.

Kashif (via e-mail): I was wondering; how is Calvin Pryor holding up in coverage this year, both in man to man 

assignments and zone coverage? I saw Delanie Walker, the Titans tight end, still managed to have a productive day even though they lost big. How much was Pryor to blame?

None of Walker's six catches came against Pryor. (Four were against Buster Skrine and the other two came against Marcus Gilchrist). Pryor was, of course, at fault on the gadget play touchdown to Mariota though.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Calvin Pryor, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tennessee Titans
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(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 cornerback Darrin Walls (26) breaks up a pass intended for Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams (34) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets cornerback Darrin Walls (26) breaks up a pass intended for Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams (34) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

Last week, I was wondering whether Darrelle Revis was worth the money the Jets were paying him because if he's not always going to handle the zero-coverage assignments the Jets give him and they don't benefit greatly from the traps, one-on-ones and blitzes that this enables, they might be better off just employing a more conventional gameplan in the secondary.

In yesterday's game, they were effectively forced to make that move anyway with Revis out (and especially after Marcus Williams left with a knee injury).

Williams had come up big with his fifth interception of the season as Miami looked to complete a pass near the Jets' goal line with no score in the first quarter. He jumped the route well as Tannehill threw late due to pressure. I really hope the knee injury Williams suffered came on the tackle after he made his return and not the celebratory dance he performed afterwards.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Calvin Pryor, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams
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New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor tackles Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor tackles Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

Jets safety Calvin Pryor called out Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill on Twitter after Tannehill called him "classless."

Tannehill had words for Pryor after Pryor laid a hard hit on Dolphins receiver Rishard Matthews, knocking him out the game with rib and chest injuries. Pryor celebrated the hard hit after the play while Matthews was tended to by trainers.

"That's kind of a classless move to celebrate when a guy is injured," Tannehill said (Nov. 29). "Obviously, it was a good hit, a clean hit. But to celebrate when a guy is down is a classless move."

Tags: Calvin Pryor, Matthew Eisenberg
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 (Jeff Haynes)
(Jeff Haynes)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Calvin Pryor is no fan of Rex Ryan's selection of Ikemefuna Enemkpali as a game captain for the Buffalo Bills.

The New York Jets safety, who played under Ryan last season, said it's "kind of disrespectful."

"At the same time, he has his reasons," Pryor said after practice Tuesday. "It doesn't matter. We still have to play the game on Thursday night."

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Calvin Pryor responds to Rex Ryan's comments about him and the words that Ryan has said about the Jets leading up to Thursday's showdown.

Calvin Pryor responds to Rex Ryan's comments about him and the words that Ryan has said about the Jets leading up to Thursday's showdown.

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 (Seth Wenig/AP)
(Seth Wenig/AP)

Jets safety Calvin Pryor, out with an ankle sprain, and cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who is battling a quad injury, did not practice on Monday in advance of Thursday's game against the Bills.

Center Nick Mangold, who is battling a neck injury, wide receivers Eric Decker (knee) and Brandon Marshall, cornerback Buster Skrine (shoulder/hand) and running back Bilal Powell (ankle) were all limited in Monday's practice.

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who tore a ligament in his left thumb in the Jets' Week 8 loss to the Raiders, was a full participant on Monday. Running backs Chris Ivory (hamstring) and Stevan Ridley, who is still recovering from a torn ACL last season, were also full participants.

Bills running back LeSean McCoy (shoulder) and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (knee) did not practice on Monday and wide receiver Sammy Watkins was limited with an ankle injury.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Calvin Pryor

Calvin Pryor, Tajh Boyd, Dexter McDougle, Jace Amaro, and Rex Ryan discuss their ?excitement and the task at hand as rookie minicamp gets underway.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=32926111

Tags: Calvin Pryor, Dexter McDougle, jfsilver, NYJets, Rex Ryan, Tajh Boyd