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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

The Jets are already beginning to clear salary cap space, but they know they still have a lot of work to do if they're going to be players in this year's free-agent market. They could easily help heir situation and clear more than $13 million in space by cutting their two veteran receivers who'll turn 30 and 33 in March.

With a stable of young, promising receivers on the roster, and with a team that is most definitely not ready to win now, the idea of parting ways with Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall makes a lot of sense. Of course, it was only two seasons ago where they were as good as any 1-2 punch in football.

And that could be a good thing for a new, young quarterback to have...

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Charone Peake, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jalin Marshall, Quincy Enunwa, Ralph Vacchiano
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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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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke to the media following Wednesday's practice. Here is what we learned...

  • It's still uncertain whether or not injured center Nick Mangold will play on Monday night against the Colts. 
  • With lack of creating turnovers, the team has been working hard in practice to get them. "We [are] trying everything we can to get them," Bowles said. "It's just not falling our way right now." 
  • WR Devin Smith has returned to practice and has no restrictions on what he can do. So far, according to Bowles, Smith is almost caught up with the offense.
Tags: Devin Smith, Indianapolis Colts, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold
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Nov 6, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles looks on in the game against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. The Miami Dolphins defeat the New York Jets 27-23. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles looks on in the game against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. The Miami Dolphins defeat the New York Jets 27-23. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke to the media following Wednesday's practice. Here is what we learned...

  • Ryan Clady has a torn rotator cuff and had been "basically playing out there with one arm. Ben Ijalana will start in his place on Sunday.
  • LB Bruce Carter and CB Marcus Williams are unlikely to play Sunday. 
Tags: Bryce Petty, Devin Smith, Marcus Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Oct 17, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Ryan Clady (78) 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 offensive tackle Ryan Clady (78) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Jets 28-3. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets have activated injured WR Devin Smith off the PUP list, placed T Ryan Clady on IR and waived DE Jarvis Jenkins, the team announced Wednesday. 

Smith, who tore his ACL in Week 14 against the Titans last year, had 115 receiving yards and one touchdown during his rookie season. 

Tags: Devin Smith, Ryan Clady
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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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New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman (22) defends a pass against New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (19) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. (Mark L. Baer)
New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman (22) defends a pass against New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (19) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. (Mark L. Baer)

Devin Smith has had 10 months to think.About life. About football. About his future.The New York Jets wide receiver has been sidelined since last December with a knee injury that cut short his rookie season - and threw his career into uncertainty.

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New York Jets corner back Darrelle Revis (24) stretches before a game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets corner back Darrelle Revis (24) stretches before a game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - For the first time in the 11 days since he pulled his hamstring, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis did individual drills at practice and ran full speed. The good news is he "felt good," even if he still has no idea whether he'll be ready to play in Arizona on Monday night.

"I think I feel better than I actually did last week," Revis said. "Today was actually the first day I ran at my top speed and actually it felt good. (No setbacks) at all. It was good to be back on the field."

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Devin Smith, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) stretches during practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) stretches during practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray)

Ralph Vacchiano, NFL Insider | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

The Jets are a 10-win team coming off a near-miss of the playoffs and returning most of their key players. Maybe that's why there are so few questions - or question marks - about their starters or the core of their team.

That never stops the worrying, though, especially after watching the backup quarterbacks perform (or not) in the first preseason game. That seems to be a big concern of Jets fans - which makes sense, considering neither Ryan Fitzpatrick nor Geno Smith are under contract for next season, making the "quarterback of the future" situation unclear.

Tags: Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, Devin Smith, Geno Smith, Jace Amaro, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Jets have placed Muhammad Wilkerson, Devin Smith, Khiry Robinson, James Carpenter, Breno Giacomini, and Kendall James have been placed on the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list, the team announced.

This usually means that the player is recovering from an injury and not yet ready to practice. However, it can also mean that they failed their conditioning test, in which case it's not uncommon for the player to retake the test the following day and then be removed from the list.

In most cases, this is just a procedural move protecting the team's right to retain them on the PUP list in the event they suffer an injury or setback before they are removed from the list and attend practice.

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Devin Smith, James Carpenter, Khiry Robinson, Muhammad Wilkerson
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New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) takes the ice for warm ups before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Charles LeClaire)
New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) takes the ice for warm ups before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Charles LeClaire)

The New Jersey Devils have tendered a qualifying offer to leading scorer Kyle Palmieri and four other restricted free agents.

Forwards Reid Boucher, Jacob JosefsonSergey Kalinin and minor league defenseman Reece Scarlett also received qualifying offers from the Devils before Monday's deadline.

The Devils are entitled to compensation should any of the players sign elsewhere.

Tags: Devin Smith, Jacob Josefson, Jon Merrill, Kyle Palmieri, Raman Hrabarenka, Reece Scarlett, Reid Boucher, Sergey Kalinin
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New York Jets wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins stretches for pass reception during the fourth quarter as he is defended by New England Patriots cornerback Leonard Johnson at MetLife Stadium. (Jim O'Connor/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins stretches for pass reception during the fourth quarter as he is defended by New England Patriots cornerback Leonard Johnson at MetLife Stadium. (Jim O'Connor/USA Today Sports Images)

Wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins signed his restricted free agent tender to stay with the New York Jets, according to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta.

Thompkins, 27, had 17 catches for 165 yards in seven games for the Jets last season. His contract will be worth $1.671 million.

Thompkins has bounced around in his career. He played 14 games with the New England Patriots in 2013 and 2014 total, and played 12 games with the Oakland Raiders in 2014. In 33 career games, he has 70 catches for 893 yards and four touchdowns (all in 2013 with New England).

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New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall points towards the sideline during a timeout against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USATSI)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall points towards the sideline during a timeout against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USATSI)

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' wide receivers.

Overview: On the whole, this group is in good order for the 2016 season, but needs some added pieces to maintain the level of effectiveness that we saw out of the Jets passing game in 2015. The team will need to find a third receiver to take some of the pressure (and some of the burden) off of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Will that player come from within or someone they pick up through free agency or the draft?

Expected to Return (6)

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Chris Owusu, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Quincy Enunwa, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (19) catches a pass during warmups before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (19) catches a pass during warmups before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The New York Jets have placed WR Devin Smith on season-ending IR and signed LB Taiwan Jones from their practice squad to their active roster (Jets. Dec. 18).

Smith, 23, suffered an ACL tear in the Jets win over Tennessee on Sunday. He was drafted in the second-round by the Jets in the 2015 NFL Draft. Smith had nine receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown in his rookie season.

Jones was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in May. He was one of the Jets final cuts out of training camp before being signed to their practice squad in September. 

Tags: Devin Smith, Tim Reilly

New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith catches a pass during warmups before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith catches a pass during warmups before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

Jets rookie wide receiver Devin Smith tore his ACL in Sunday's game against the Titans, head coach Todd Bowles announced on Monday.

Smith was carted off the field in Sunday's game with a knee injury and underwent an MRI on Monday.

Smith injured his knee while covering a punt midway through the third quarter and did not return after he went to the locker room.

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 (Vincent Carchietta)
(Vincent Carchietta)

During the week, Jets special teams coordinator Bobby April vowed that there would be changes on the unit. Whatever the changes were, they seemed to work. What were the changes, though? It's not immediately apparent.

There were no lineup changes other than the fact that Kenbrell Thompkins was deactivated for Darrelle Revis. And it's not like Thompkins was involved in any of the breakdowns last week. I didn't see any other obvious personnel changes, so maybe they did something subtle with their scheme.

The performance on the kickoff coverage unit stood out. On seven kickoffs, Randy Bullock had four touchbacks and the Jets stopped the Titans inside the 20 on the other three. On those plays, Quincy Enunwa in particular was doing an excellent job of getting downfield.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Darrelle Revis, Darrin Walls, Dee Milliner, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Quincy Enunwa, Ronald Martin, Rontez Miles
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Brandon Marshall continues to exceed expectations following another 125-yard performance on six catches. While over half of those yards and his lone touchdown came on a shocking coverage breakdown, Marshall took advantage with great speed down the sideline and a tightrope act inside the 10-yard line.

Perhaps his most impressive play saw him catch a pass in the flat on third-and-10 and stiff-arm the defender in the open field to get to the marker. The Jets ran the same kind of play unsuccessfully a few times in the loss to the Bills last month. I guess this is how it was supposed to work.

Of course, Marshall seemed to be banged-up at that time. He totaled 12 catches for 114 yards in the three games that ended with that Bills game. He has averaged nine for 129 since then, a total of 387 yards over those three games.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jeff Cumberland, Jeremy Kerley, Kellen Davis, Quincy Enunwa
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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

Jets WR Eric Decker has been helped by a switch to the slot, writes Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk (Dec. 10).

Says Florio:

"Fueling Decker's solid second season with the Jets has been a move to the slot. Coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Wednesday that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey made the decision to slide Decker inside, in a move that began during offseason workouts and evolved through training camp."

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets kicker Randy Bullock (8) kicks a field goal against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets kicker Randy Bullock (8) kicks a field goal against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

While most of the attention will justifiably go towards the coverage breakdown that led to the 80-yard punt return for a touchdown by Dwayne Harris, that was only one of several special teams breakdowns that could have cost the Jets the game.

However, ironically, it proved to be special teams that won the game for the Jets (or, at least, lost it for the Giants) with Randy Bullock's field goal in overtime being followed up by a Josh Brown miss - his first of the season.

On that punt return, the first problem was that Ryan Quigley out-kicked his coverage. Three of Quigley's other four punts went out of bounds - perhaps by design - while the other was just a 30-yard net after another decent return on a kick near the sideline.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Devin Smith, Dexter McDougle, Jamari Lattimore, Jeff Cumberland, Jeremy Kerley, Kellen Davis, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles, Ryan Quigley, Trevor Reilly
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New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (Ed Mulholland)

Sooner or later, Devin Smith had to come up with a big play. The Jets had almost connected with him on end zone throws or deep passes multiple times this year, a number of them being plays he should have made. Smith's touchdown reception on Sunday was tougher than many of the ones he failed to make, as he made a leaping reception while tightly covered on a post route to give us our first viable glimpse at his potential. The reaction he got from his teammates spoke volumes, too.

Smith also made a good play earlier in the game when he came back to the ball to make a reception, then spun away from a defender to turn it into a 17-yard gain on second-and-18. It's just a shame he had to make these contributions in a game where the Jets would probably have won easily anyway, instead of in a game where those catches might have been the difference between winning and losing. Hopefully there will be more to come from Smith.

Smith's performance also happened on a day where it was overshadowed by a superb performance from Brandon Marshall, who had 131 yards and two scores on nine catches. Marshall, as was the case with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Chris Ivory, looked much fresher and sharper in this game than he has in recent weeks. Maybe Fitzpatrick shaving his beard has restored everyone's mojo.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa
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Nov 22, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (19) can't make the catch as Houston Texans strong safety Kevin Johnson (30) defends during the second half of a game at NRG Stadium. Houston won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports (Raymond Carlin III)
Nov 22, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (19) can't make the catch as Houston Texans strong safety Kevin Johnson (30) defends during the second half of a game at NRG Stadium. Houston won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports (Raymond Carlin III)

Jets coach Todd Bowles was critical of rookie wide receiver Devin Smith after Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Texans at NRG Stadium.

Smith, New York's second-round pick from Ohio State, dropped what would have been a 46-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick late in the third quarter. The play would have brought the Jets within one possession, but instead, they punted later that drive.

Last week, Smith, 23, fumbled on a kick return that the Bills recovered and ran for a touchdown.

Tags: Devin Smith, Matthew Eisenberg
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 (Bill Kostroun)
(Bill Kostroun)

With Brandon Marshall less than 100% and not putting up his regular big numbers, Ryan Fitzpatrick had to spread the ball around a bit more this week.

Eric Decker led the way with six catches for 79 yards but five of those came in the first half. The Jets two longest plays of the game, accounting for just over half of Fitzpatrick's second half yardage, came from two unlikely sources: tight end Jeff Cumberland and recent addition Kenbrell Thompkins.

The defense essentially ignored Cumberland on his 44-yard catch and run - and why wouldn't they? After all, he had been averaging less than five yards per game to that point. Maybe this whole time it's just been a long con and they spent half a season setting up that play by never looking for him. As for Thompkins, he got a step down the middle against a middle linebacker in a Tampa-2 type look and hauled in a nice diving catch over the top.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jeff Cumberland, Jeremy Kerley, Kellen Davis
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