Armed with $90 million-plus in salary cap space and extra draft picks, Jets GM Mike Maccagnan has been a busy man the last few days. He's reshaped his roster, reset the quarterback position, and possibly put his franchise in contention for the next few years.
Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter: In the 2017 season, Jets tight ends combined to catch 68 passes for 598 yards and four touchdowns, led by Austin Seferian-Jenkins. That was a huge improvement on the previous two years, where Jets tight ends had combined for just 26 catches for 268 yards and one touchdown. However, the only tight end still under contract for 2018 is Jordan Leggett, who didn't play in his rookie year due to knee issues. Clearly the Jets will need to make some moves.
They've already reached out to Seferian-Jenkins, although he reportedly turned down a modest two-year deal. Blocking specialist Eric Tomlinson could also be someone they seek to retain. While Leggett has potential, who could the Jets target in the draft that could compete for time and develop into a long-term contributor?
According to draft experts, the top-rated prospects heading into the scouting combine at the end of February include Oklahoma's Mark Andrews, South Dakota State's Dallas Goedert and Wisconsin's Troy Fumagalli...
Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne missed Monday's practice due to a "sore foot," and his status for Thursday's game against the Buffalo Bills is up in the air.
Claiborne left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a foot injury. X-rays came back negative, and the veteran cornerback underwent an MRI on Monday. Head coach Todd Bowles said "it's possible" Claiborne plays on a short week.
Tags: Buffalo Bills, Brandon Shell, Brent Qvale, Jordan Leggett, Matt Forte, Morris Claiborne, Muhammad Wilkerson
Jets CB Buster Skrine will miss Sunday's game against the Falcons due to a concussion.
RT Brandon Shell (neck), and TE Jordan Leggett (knee) are also out.
Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: The Skrine concussion is a key injury that seemingly came out of nowhere for the Jets. Todd Bowles said he did not know about it until Skrine reported it to the team on Monday...
Jets CB Buster Skrine remained out of practice on Wednesday due to a concussion, head coach Todd Bowles said.
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder/toe), RT Brandon Shell (neck), and TE Jordan Leggett (knee) also missed practice for a second straight day.
RB Matt Forte was limited.
The Jets (3-3) take on the Dolphins (3-2) on Sunday in Miami at 1 p.m. Here's what's going on today:
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The Jets are preparing for the trip to Miami, so there will be no media access at Florham Park on Friday. The entire term, apart from Muhammad Wilkerson, practiced without limitation yesterday, so they are in good shape for the road trip.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will preview the game and send his three keys. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the happenings.
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While much of the attention from the Jets' loss to the Patriots will be focused on the controversial overturned touchdown in the fourth quarter, the Jets only have themselves to blame for giving up 24 unanswered points and letting New England back into the game.
Nevertheless, they gave a good account of themselves and, despite some glaring weaknesses, continued to prove that they're a more talented group than most people gave them credit for before the season...
Tags: ArDarius Stewart, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bilal Powell, Brandon Shell, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Chad Hansen, Elijah McGuire, James Carpenter, Jordan Leggett, Josh McCown, Kelvin Beachum, Matt Forte, Robby Anderson, Wesley Johnson
Jets CB Darryl Roberts (hamstring), DE Kony Ealy (shoulder), RB Matt Forte (toe), and LB Josh Martin (ankle) all missed practice on Thursday.
Ealy, who earned the game ball after the team's Week 4 victory, recorded one tackle, four passes defended and an interception against Blake Bortles during the third quarter. However, he injured the shoulder during the game, which has forced him out of practice the last two days.
Forte, who missed last week's game, will almost certainly not play on Sunday against the Browns if he doesn't practice on Friday, head coach Todd Bowles said.
Jets RB Matt Forte (toe) is out and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars at MetLife Stadium.
TE Jordan Leggett (knee) is also out, while RT Brandon Shell (shoulder), and LB Josh Martin are doubtful.
Wilkerson, who played Week 3 despite a Grade 1 strain in his AC joint, had tests on his shoulder that revealed no structural damage. However, he may need to deal with the injury all season, head coach Todd Bowles said earlier this week.
Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson had tests on his injured shoulder that revealed no structural damage, but Wilkerson may need to deal with the injury all season, head coach Todd Bowles said.
Wilkerson, who played during the Week 3 win over the Dolphins, did not practice on Wednesday and said afterwards that he has a Grade 1 AC joint sprain and will try to play through it.
TE Jordan Leggett (knee), RT Brandon Shell (shoulder), RB Matt Forte (toe), and LB Josh Martin (ankle) also missed practice.
G Brian Winters and TE Eric Tomlinson (knee) are out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Jets announced Friday.
Either Dakota Dozier or Brent Qvale will start at RG for Winters, Jets head coach Todd Bowles told reporters.
TE Jordan Leggett (knee) and S Rontez Miles (eye) are doubtful.
Tags: Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Dakota Dozier, Jordan Leggett, Muhammad Wilkerson, Rontez Miles, Will Tye
Seven Jets players are listed as inactive for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Raiders.
QB Christian Hackenberg, CB Derrick Jones, S Rontez Miles, LB Bruce Carter, OL Jonotthan Harrison, TE Eric Tomlinson, TE Jordan Leggett will not suit up on Sunday, according to the team.
QB Bryce Petty, who missed last week's game, is active and will be the backup behind QB Josh McCown. WR Jeremy Kerley and TE Neal Sterling will also return after missing last week's game.
Dakota Dozier is slated to back up C Wes Johnson in the absence of Harrison, who suffered a concussion during practice this week.
TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow), LB Bruce Carter (knee), TE Jordan Leggett (knee), and S Rontez Miles (eye) all missed practice on Wednesday.
CB Morris Claiborne was limited.
Tomlinson and Carter both suffered injuries during the Jets' 21-12 loss to the Bills in their season opener Sunday.
Tomlinson had two catches for 25 yards on Sunday before suffering the injury. The Jets are hurting at the tight end position with Austin Seferian-Jenkins serving his two-game suspension, and Leggett dealing with an injured knee. Newly acquired Will Tye filled in on Sunday...
Jets head coach Todd Bowles said S Rontez Miles and TE Jordan Leggett will not be available for the Jets' opener against the Bills Sunday, per Newsday's Laura Albanese.
Miles broke his orbital bone in two places, and Bowles said that there is no timetable for his return at the moment. Miles said he could return to the field soon on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old has spent his first two seasons with the Jets. Last season, he posted 34 tackles and three forced fumbles.
Tags: Jordan Leggett, Rontez Miles
After he was waived by the New York Giants over the weekend, tight end Will Tye is excited to be a member of the Jets after they signed him on Sunday.
"I'm happy to be anywhere, just being able to contribute, because I know I can help," Tye said, according to Newsday's Bob Glauber. "I know I belong in this league. That's a huge plus for me, to be somewhere fast. It feels good to be wanted, to be somewhere you know you can help and contribute. I'm ready to be on the field, ready to play, that's for sure."
Despite having 90 catches for 859 yards and four touchdowns in 29 games over the past two seasons, Tye was cut by the Giants in favor of Rhett Ellison, Evan Engram, Matt LaCosse and Jerell Adams.