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New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait (37) reaches for the puck during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait (37) reaches for the puck during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Defenseman Brian Strait has signed a one-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets, the team announced Friday. 

Strait's one-way contract will be worth $600,000 for the year. 

Strait joined the Islanders in the lockout-shortened 2013 season, playing a combined 170 games over four seasons. 

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New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac screens in front of Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. (Sergei Belski/USATSI)
New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac screens in front of Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. (Sergei Belski/USATSI)

The New Jersey Devils face the Winnipeg Jets on the road Saturday at 7 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Jets have earned at least one standings point in each of their last eight games (6-0-2) against the Devils -- tied for the third-longest active streak against the Devils (Avalanche 10, Islanders nine).
  • The Jets have scored exactly one goal in three consecutive (and nine of their last 15) games. They also have allowed 12 special teams goals (11 PPG and one SHG) over their last 12 games.
  • The Devils, winners of three straight games, can match their season-long win streak (four games, October 18-24) with a win on Saturday night.
  • While the Devils have been outscored 56-54 at home this season, both they and their opponents have scored exactly 55 goals in their road games this season.
  • Devils center Travis Zajac tied a career high with four points (one goal, three assists) against the Senators on Thursday night, after recording just four points over his previous 16 games.
  • Jets rookie winger Nikolaj Ehlers has scored a goal in three of his last five games, after scoring a total of just two goals over his previous 33 games.
Tags: Travis Zajac, Winnipeg Jets

New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard looks to make a pass against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. (Perry Nelson/USATSI)
New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard looks to make a pass against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. (Perry Nelson/USATSI)

The Rangers travel to Winnipeg to face the Jets for an 8 p.m. road game on Friday.

According to STATS:

  • The Rangers are 4-1-0 all-time against the Jets' franchise in Winnipeg. The Jets were held to two goals or fewer in each of the four defeats.
  • The Rangers are currently riding a six-game road losing streak (0-4-2), their longest road skid since a 0-7-2 stretch from January 18-February 25, 2009. They've surrendered 17 goals in their last three road defeats.
  • The Jets' franchise has reached the postseason twice in their history - which began in 1999-2000 - and were swept in both series. Their first playoff appearance was against the Rangers in 2007. The Blueshirts outscored them 17-6 in the four-game sweep.
  • Derick Brassard leads the Rangers in goals this month with four (both multi-goal games). He is one of seven NHL players with two or more multi-goal games this month.
  • The Rangers are one of four teams that rank in the top 10 in the NHL in both power play and penalty kill percentage. They rank sixth on the power play and ninth on the penalty kill. The Devils, Blues and Capitals are the other three teams in this category.
  • The Jets have allowed the first goal in 20 games this season, tied for the third most in the NHL. Two Ontario teams -- the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs -- lead the league with 21 each. Winnipeg has a 6-12-2 record when allowing the first goal of the game.
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There's not much to say about the Giants' 28-18 loss to the Jets at MetLife Stadium. It was basically an even game statistically, but the Giants made costly mistakes and the Jets made them pay.

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The Giants host their co-tenants, the Jets, in the annual Snoopy Bowl at MetLife Stadium. It is the 47th consecutive preseason meeting between the clubs.

This week?s game is the fifth annual MetLife Bowl. The Jets won the inaugural game, 17-3, in 2011. The MetLife Bowl refers to the annual preseason game between the co-owners of MetLife Stadium, with both teams battling for the Snoopy Trophy. Snoopy is the brand icon for MetLife, the New York City-based insurance company.

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From Friday's programming, SNY gets you ready for the annual Snoopy Bowl between the Giants and the Jets Saturday night at MetLife Stadium...

The Daily News Live crew debates which team will shine in the annual Jets vs. Giants preseason contest.

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Last year at this time, Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. was just an ordinary citizen who had yet to jump tall buildings in a single bound. His reputation and resume have grown exponentially since then. You'd be hard-pressed to find a sports fan these days that is oblivious to the growing legend of the Giants' young star.

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Unlike the outspoken Jets teams under Rex Ryan, new head coach?Todd Bowles prefers a more reserved approach?(Cimini, June 12).

"Rex did things his own way, which was great," Bowles said. "I do things my own way, which is great. I have to make sure I stay true to who I am and make sure guys see that and they can relate to that."

The Jets locker room is full of characters and it hasn't been easy to keep them in line so far.

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The Jets held their first day of mandatory training camp yesterday afternoon. Former Jets coach Mike Westoff was in attendance and spoke very highly of their defensive front.

Yesterday marked the first time that defensive lineman?Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams practiced together.

After watching practice, Westoff was thoroughly impressed with what he saw on the defensive line.

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New director of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger compared defensive end?Leonard Williams falling to the Jets with the sixth overall selection to Christmas morning (Cosentino, June 5).

Williams, who some experts considered the most talented player in the draft, was expected to be off the board before the Jets were set to pick.

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Jets offensive lineman?Willie Colon?thinks?Geno Smith?was never ready to be the team's starting quarterback?(Walder, June 2).

When asked on Tuesday about the Jets offseason additions and the impact they might have on Smith, Colon answered frankly.

?We bought the Porsche,? Colon said. ?We?ve given him the keys. He can?t crash it. Bottom line, he can?t crash it. We need him to be on top of his game.?

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Ex-Jets, and current Bills, head coach Rex Ryan took a shot at his former team by pronouncing Buffalo?as the only team from New York (May 29).

Ryan is scheduled to play in the Boomer and Cartoon charity softball game next Wednesday at Yankee Stadium?that will benefit the Silver Shield Foundation, the NYC PBA Widows? and Children?s Fund, and the families of fallen NYPD officers Brian Moore, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

When asked what kind of reception he expected from the New York City crowd Ryan couldn't resist a jab?targeted at his former team.

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The Jets have promoted Matt Bazirgan to pro personnel director (Mehta, May 26).

Earlier this month GM Mike Maccagnan fired five scouts and Brendan Prophett, who served as the head of the organizations?pro personnel department for nine seasons.

Bazirgan has worked within the Jets organization since 2004. He served as an area scout for eight years before becoming the assistant pro personnel director in 2013.

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Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson responded to fan criticism of missing OTA workouts?on twitter this morning.

https://twitter.com/Godforshort/status/601760409213894656

The Jets began non-contact OTA practices earlier this week. Members of the media were granted access to practice on Wednesday and Richardson was a notable name absent.

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Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will not participate in OTAs, which started Tuesday?(Cimini, May 19).

Wilkerson is entering the final year of his contract and is due to earn $6.96 million in 2015. The Jets have made it clear they?d like to lock Wilkerson into a long-term deal, and with close to $50 million in cap room, they have plenty of space to work with.

However, his future with the Jets became cloudy with the selection?of defensive end Leonard Williams?sixth-overall in this years draft (April?30).

Tags: adam schefter, avsny, jets, jets ota, leonard williams, mike Maccagnan, Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, News, treilly8, Wilkerson, Tim Reilly
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New Jets head coach, Todd Bowles, and defensive coordinator, Kacy Rodgers, first worked together in 2005 under Bill Parcells with the Dallas Cowboys. They went on to spend seven years working under the Hall of Fame head coach. Now that Bowles has taken over the reigns of his own team, Rodgers sees similarities between the two (Slater, May 15).

"Bill was very detailed oriented, knows what he wants, knows how to evaluate, really knew what he wanted in a player, knew how he wanted the players coached," Rodgers said in an interview with NJ Advance Media.?"Todd is very similar in a lot of ways. Bill was definitely on point. Todd is on point. They both know what they're looking for, both know what a player should look like, both know how they want the program run. I see a lot of similarities."

When Rodgers was asked about the influence Parcells had on his career he spoke highly of his former boss.

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A group of Jets fans have purchased 12 billboards across New Jersey that make light of the recently suspended Tom Brady (Walder, May 13).

The billboards make reference to Brady as "#TomShady" with the famous "J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets!" chant below.

?Jets fans are very opinionated,? said Carly Zipp, the communications director for Outfront Media who own the electronic billboards. ?Because billboards are something that is seen by everyone, they knew the power of message and they wanted to it get it out.?

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Suzanne Johnson, who is the wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson, was all smiles when the news of Tom Brady's?four-game suspension was announced last night (Price, May 11).

Johnson tweeted a link of the Brady suspension story from NFL.com along with a smiley face emoji to the Patriots official twitter handle.

The tweet was deleted shortly after being posted and the Jets refrained from commenting on the matter.

Tags: deflate gate, jets, matthewcerrone, New York Jets, News, suzanne johnson, Tom Brady, treilly8, woody johnson, Tim Reilly

The Jets traded up one spot with the Jacksonville Jaguars and drafted Baylor QB Bryce Petty with the 103rd overall selection in the fourth round on Saturday.

"That was the longest 48 hours I've ever had in my last. As soon as they called, it was unbelievable" saidPetty during a conference call shortly after being drafted.

Tags: brianbassett, Bryce petty, jets, jmcguire860, New York Jets, NFL Draft, NYJets, treilly8, Tim Reilly
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As per published reports, the Jets put on a better show than the Giants at the local pro days the two teams held recently at their facilities (NJ.com, Apr 13).

The Giants hosted several dozen players at QDTC on Thursday while the Jets had their shot at some of the same local prospects on Friday. The general consensus from players who attended both sessions is that the Jets had their act together and held a more structured program.

What does this mean? Well, not much to Giant fans. The Giants have been doing things at a high level for years and now the Jets, under new GM Mike Maccagnan, are raising their standards to meet the norm.

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Although it is unlikely he will still be on the board with the No. 6 overall pick, Jameis Winston will make a pre-draft visit to Jets headquarters (Mehta, April 11).

General manager Mike Maccagnan, head coach Todd Bowles and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey were in attendance for Winston's pro-day held at Florida State University on March 31. The trio were so impressed by Winston's performance that they canceled their scheduled private?workout date a week later.

The Jets have informed Winston that his visit to Florham Park will include some classroom and film work to test his football acumen.

Tags: brianbassett, Chan Gailey, david cornwell, florida state university, Jameis Winston, jamesis winston, jets, mike Maccagnan, New York Jets, News, NFL Draft, NYJets, todd bowles, treilly8, Tim Reilly
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The Jets will exercise the fifth-year option on?Quinton Coples rookie contract (Mehta, April 11).

Coples, 24, was taken with the 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Jets. He played defensive end at the University of North Carolina?and in his rookie season. Since then he has made the transition to the outside linebacker position for the past two years. Through his first three seasons he has recorded just 16 1/2 sacks.

His fifth year option salary, which will be worth $7.8 million, is determined by the average salaries of the 25 highest-paid players at his position, not including the two highest-paid players.

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The Jets announced this afternoon that the 2015 training camp will remain in Florham Park, New Jersey (Jets, March 31).

Jets training camp had been held at SUNY Cortland for five of the past six seasons. The move allows the Jets to hold camp in their year-round training?facility and be closer to their core NY/NJ fan base.

?SUNY Cortland felt like home because of the tremendous local support we received during our time there,? said Jets Owner Woody Johnson. ?President Erik Bitterbaum and the university staff, as well as the families and businesses of Central New York, all went above and beyond to embrace our organization and create a comfortable environment for our team and fans. They always will be a part of our Jets family.?

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Alabama WR Amari Cooper?and Stanford OT Andrus Peat will visit the Jets on Thursday afternoon?(Martin, March 30).

With the Jets trading for Brandon Marshall this offseason, awarding?Jeremy Kerley?a four-year contract extension and Eric Decker?locked in?with a long-term deal the WR position appears to be set. It remains unknown if the Jets would use the sixth overall pick to draft a position that is now considered a strength.

Peat would be an early consideration for the Jets at the sixth pick, but would be available were the Jets?to slide back in the first round. ?Many mocks have Peat going in the early twenties range. ?Left tackle,?D'Brickashaw Ferguson, is 32 and right tackle,?Breno Giacomini, will be 30 at the beginning of the season. Given their age and soon to be ending contracts the Jets will have to start thinking about the tackle position sooner rather than later.

Tags: amari cooper, andrus peat, avsny, brandon marshall, brianbassett, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, jets, New York Jets, NYJets, treilly8, Tim Reilly
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The New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is scheduled to meet with the agent for defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson at the combine in Indianapolis (ESPN, Feb. 17).

Wilkerson is entering the final year of his contract and is due to earn $6.96 million in 2015. The Jets have made it clear they'd like to lock Wilkerson into a long-term deal, and with close to $50 million in cap room, they have plenty of space to work with. Though former GM John Idzik was unable to get it done last season, as both sides failed to come close to an agreement.

The Jets have the time and resources to do the right thing in locking up the team's best player to a long-term deal this year. ?We would like to see?the Jets settle any contract talks?with the face of the franchise before the start of training camp, if not the start of free agency.

Tags: brianbassett, glucivero, jets, John Idzik, mike Maccagnan, Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, NFL Combine, NYJets, treilly8, Gabrielle Lucivero

Chris Johnson will become a free agent on March 10 after the Jets declined to pick up his option on Monday, but that might not be bad news for the running back who felt he was slighted his fair share of playing time last season (Post, Feb. 16).

Johnson split carries last season with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, which is something the team said they would do from the start of the season - though Johnson believed he would have a bigger role.

?Basically, it was a situation where I was going there to be the guy or whatever,? Johnson said Monday. ?It was still said, yeah, both guys [Johnson and Ivory] were going to get playing time. I think it was like after the [third] game or something like that, it just switched over and I started getting less and less playing time, and not knowing where it came from.?

Tags: Bilal Powell, chris ivory, Chris Johnson, glucivero, New York Jets, NYJets, Rex Ryan, treilly8, Gabrielle Lucivero
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The Jets have hired Rex Hogan as their new senior director of college scouting, the team announced on Thursday.

New GM?Mike Maccagnan recently fired Terry Bradway (senior director of college scouting) and Jeff Bauer (director of college scouting).

Hogan had been a national scout for Chicago since 2012. Before that, he was a college scout for the Bears since 2003. He got his start as University of Utah's director of football operations, with a brief stint in 2003. From 2000-03, he worked in recruiting and operations for Notre Dame.

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Jets head coach Todd Bowles has?hired Pepper Johnson as his?defensive line coach (Lange, Jan. 24).

Johnson played linebacker for the Jets in 97-98 under head coach Bill Parcells and defensive coordinator Bill Belichick. Following his retirement,?he served?as a defensive assistant under Belichick with the Patriots for 13-years. Last season he was the Bills defensive line coach.

Earlier this off season he was a candidate for the Giants defensive coordinator position. That job was ultimately given to Steve Spagnuolo.

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Jets running back Chris Johnson was arrested in Orlando last night on misdemeanor weapons charge. The police report states he was in violation of "open carrying of a weapons/firearms" (Esola, Jan. 10).

The birth date on the arrest record (9/25/1985) is two days off from Johnson's?actual (9/23/1985) birth date, but?the?story has been confirmed by NBC Sports (PFT, Jan 10)

Johnson signed a 2-year deal with the Jets last off season worth $4 million per year. The 29-year-old was brought in to strengthen the Jets running game. The signing didn't work out as planned.?After never failing to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, Johnson rushed for only 663 yards and had 151 receiving yards, both career lows.

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Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak will not interview with the Jets, or any other NFL team, until after the Ravens season has ended (Cosentino, Jan.5).

Kubiak?was?the Houston Texans head coach from 2006-2013. In his eight seasons he led them to two postseason appearances and a 61-64 overall record. He?is also considered a candidate for the Chicago Bears head coach vacancy.

So far the Jets have interviewed four candidates - Anthony Lynn (Jets current running backs coach), Tom Cable (Seahawks offensive line coach), Dan Quinn (Seahawks defensive coordinator) and Doug Marrone (ex-Bills head coach). Frank Reich, the Chargers offensive coordinator, is expected to interview on Wednesday. Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has also agreed to an interview but no meeting date has been set.

Tags: anthony lynn, brianbassett, dan quinn, doug marrone, frank reicht, gary kubiak, jets, jets head coach, New York Jets, NYJets, todd bowles, tom cable, treilly8, Tim Reilly
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Today the Jets are slated to meet with Rick Mueller regarding their GM vacancy (Cimini, Jan. 4).

Mueller, 47, was promoted earlier this year to director of pro personnel with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Previously he has worked in scouting with the Jaguars (1994-2000) and in player personnel in the Saints' front office (2000-08). He worked as a GM in the United Football League from 2009-11.

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The Jets will be interviewing Doug Marrone today for their head coach vacancy (Rapoport, Jan. 3).

After coaching the Buffalo Bills for the past two seasons, Marrone opted out of his contract to seek other opportunities. He led the Bills to a 9-7 record this past season and went 15-17 overall. Previously he had coached at Syracuse University for four seasons going 25-25 during that stretch.

Marrone has?a history with the Jets. He served as the teams offensive line coach under Herm Edwards from 2002-2005.

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The Jets are expected to fire general manager John Idzik after Sunday's season finale game against the Dolphins (Cimini, Dec. 26).

This will be the second time in three years the Jets will be in the market for a new general manager.

Unlike when Idzik was hired two years ago, it is assumed the new general manager will be able to hire his own coach as well.

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Sheldon Richardson and Rex Ryan didn't shy away from letting it be known they were upset with the defensive tackle's Pro Bowl snub (Martin, Dec. 24).

"I was kind of shocked that he didn't get in," said head coach Rex Ryan "I really believed that he would get in there. If you are just basing things on sack totals and all that, you have to look at the big picture."

Ryan went on to add "Clearly, the guys missed on Sheldon Richardson . . .This guy deserves to be in there. There's no doubt about it."

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New York Jets:

Did not participant in practice - WR Percy Harvin (ankle, ribs), C Nick Mangold (ankle, finger), S Rontez Miles (shin), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe, illness)

Limited participant in practice - G Willie Colon (knee), S Jaiquawan Jarrett (shoulder), CB Darrin Walls (shoulder)

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While speaking with reporters today, Geno Smith made it be known he plans on being the Jets' quarterback for years to come (Slater, Dec. 24).

"I see myself being the quarterback here for a long time," Smith?said. "I see myself helping this team turn things around. Obviously, I'm a part of the reason why we are in this position, so I'd love to be a part of the solution."

After going 8-8 last year, the Jets sit at 3-12 before their season finale on Sunday. In 28 career starts (29 games played), Smith has recorded?22 touchdown passes, 36 interceptions and 40 total turnovers.

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After suffering an ankle injury in the fourth quarter against the Vikings last week, WR Percy Harvin was unable to walk without the use of crutches after the game. In spite of that injury, Harvin is now listed as questionable for tomorrow but is expected to play?(Tasch, Dec. 13).

?I did today pretty much all my cuts I think I?d have to do in a game, as far as coming out of my breaks and things like that,? Harvin said after practice.??I expect to play without any limitations.?

Out: DL?Muhammad Wilkerson (turf toe) will not travel with the team to Tennessee.

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Wide receiver Percy Harvin has a low-ankle sprain after his X-rays came back negative on Monday (ESPN, December 8).

Harvin was injured in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter of the Jets 30-24 loss against the Minnesota Vikings - arguably his best game since being traded from the Seattle Seahawks with five catches for 124 yards and a touchdown.

He was in a walking boot Monday after the good news that it wasn't a high-ankle sprain, which usually takes several weeks of recovery.

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Adam Schein and Chris Carlin discuss who is easier to fix, the Jets or the Giants, in light of the teams' disappointing seasons.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=37016169&topic_id=6479520&tcid=vpp_copy_37016169&v=3

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Adam Schein and Chris Carlin discuss who is easier to fix, the Jets or the Giants, in light of the teams' disappointing seasons.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=37016169&topic_id=6479520&tcid=vpp_copy_37016169&v=3

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Although the Raiders are considered the favorites to land Jim Harbaugh should he leave San Francisco this off season, the Jets are monitoring his situation as well (Schefter, Nov. 30).

Reports of monitoring?Harbaugh are the first acknowledgement that the Jets are willing to part ways with head coach?Rex Ryan?(Cimini, Nov. 30).

Like Rex Ryan Jim Harbaugh is a polarizing figure, but maybe for extremely different reasons. ?Harbaugh has proven to be a successful coach?and has proven that he is something of a quarterback whisperer. ?Harbuagh?groomed Andrew Luck at Stanford, then took?Alex Smith off the garbage heap before?having?some read-option success with Colin Kaepernick before Kaep has?plummeted from the skies as he's shown an inability to mature as a passer,?seeing ghosts and not understanding how to read his routes or anticipate where the route concept will put a man open.

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Muhammad Wilkerson will not require surgery on his left big toe (Costello, Nov. 29).

Wilkerson is suffering from what is known as turf-toe. There were initial concerns that the injury may be severe enough to require season ending surgery.

Although he hasn't been officially ruled out for Monday nights game, it is all but assumed considering he remains in a walking boot. Wilkerson hasn't missed a game since joining the Jets in 2011.

Tags: brian costello, jets, Jets Beat Writers, Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, treilly8, Tim Reilly

Despite a comeback late in the second period, the Islanders fell in their final game at Nassau Coliseum until November 11. The Jets are a beatable team and one that the Isles should have defeated to begin a five-game road trip. The Islanders will begin the west coast swing with a 6-3-0 record through the first nine games of the season.

For the game?recap click here.?

Since I was unable to be at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday night, Islanders Insight staff writer, and Isles fan Joe Pantorno provides us with some thoughts from the loss below:

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With the Giants down Victor Cruz for this season and possibly part of next, many Giant fans may be wondering this morning why their team did not try to land Seattle Seahawks KR/WR Percy Harvin when his availability became known. Instead, it was the Jets who swung the deal.

The Giants are in need of a top WR, no doubt, but there are a bunch of reasons for the Giants to pass on Harvin.

Tags: 2014 New York Giants, giants, golden tate, john idzik, New York Giants, New York Jets, percy harvin, Seattle Seahawks, Victor Cruz
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Game: The Jets host the Lions Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Time: 1 p.m. on Fox.

Injuries: Eric Decker, again a game-time decision, is active. Dee Milliner, Jalen Saunders and Kendrick Ellis are out.

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