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RB Leonard Fournette highlights 00:02:11
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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Dec 11, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles leaves the field after the win against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. The New York Jets defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports (Kelley L Cox)
Dec 11, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles leaves the field after the win against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. The New York Jets defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports (Kelley L Cox)

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Click here to read Part I of the Jets Notebook.

The Jets were a mess last season and at times they seemed out of control -- as dysfunctional as they were bad. Through it all, though, Todd Bowles did his best to remain a steady voice and presence, publicly unmoved by the chaos that seemed to be swirling around him.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Ben Ijalana, Bryce Petty, Eric Decker, Marcus Gilchrist, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Clady, Sheldon Richardson, Wesley Johnson, 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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New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) runs with the ball after intercepting a pass from Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) (not shown) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) runs with the ball after intercepting a pass from Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) (not shown) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

The Jets have placed S Marcus Gilchrist (knee) and OT Breno Giacomini (back) on the Injured Reserve, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

Ronald Martin and OL Craig Watts have been promoted from the practice squad to fill the two spots on the roster, while OL Martin Wallace has been signed to the practice squad.

Gilchrist appeared in the first 13 games of the season for the Jets before tearing his patellar tendon during Sunday's win over the 49ers. The 28-year old safety recorded 55 tackles, two interceptions, and one forced fumble.

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Marcus Gilchrist
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San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde runs the football against New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports Images)
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde runs the football against New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports Images)

Jets RB Matt Forte underwent an MRI Monday and is day-to-day due to the knee injury he suffered during Sunday's 23-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers, head coach Todd Bowles said.

Safety Marcus Gilchrist will miss the rest of the season with a torn patellar tendon, according to Bowles.

Forte was limited to three carries for eight yards before leaving the game early with a knee injury.

He totaled 784 rushing yards and seven touchdowns through 12 games in his first season with the Jets.

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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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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 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)

While the Jets offense wasn't always firing on all cylinders last season it could at least rely on a solid and at times sparkling defense. This year? Not so much. While the Jets might have one of the most talented lines in football, they are still being forced to play Sheldon Richardson out of position at linebacker. The linebackers might be much younger than they were a year ago, but youth and athleticism haven't trumped last year's experience. Last year's once great secondary is in utter ruins. Buster Skrine is being used as a boundary corner, where he is woefully out of position and as last week's game demonstrated he is in over his head. Calvin Pryor has regressed and, just like last year, Marcus Gilchrist is as good as the rest of the secondary is … which is to say bad. Darrelle Revis might be playing through injuries, but I see that as a weak excuse when you pay attention to his effort level...

Tags: Darrelle Revis, Marcus Gilchrist, Sheldon Richardson, Brian Bassett
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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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GEICO SportsNite: Jets camp 00:01:27
Jeane Coakley brings coverage from the Jets practice facility as the team reported to training camp for the upcoming season.

Jets players reported to training camp on Wednesday. Here's what some of the players had to say…

--Nick Mangold said he is feeling "great." Mangold spoke to Ryan Fitzpatrick on Tuesday, he said, but didn't talk about "business," just family.

--Matt Forte said that the Jets "expect to be in the playoffs" and that he was impressed by Geno Smith's decision-making and accuracy this offseason.

Tags: David Harris, Erin Henderson, Marcus Gilchrist, Matt Forte, Nick Mangold
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New York Jets guard James Carpenter against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets guard James Carpenter against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports Images)

Offensive lineman James Carpenter, wide receiver Brandon Marshall and safety Marcus Gilchrist had their base salaries for 2016 guaranteed, according to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini.

Carpenter will earn $4.45 million in base salary this season, Marshall $9.5 million and Gilchrist $5 million.

Gilchrist's cap hit will be $5.625 million while Carpenter's will be $5.575 million -- both due to signing bonuses -- while Marshall's cap hit will be $9.5 million, according to Spotrac.

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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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Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (26) stiff arms New York Jets cornerback Marcus Williams (22) during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. (Steve Mitchell)
Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (26) stiff arms New York Jets cornerback Marcus Williams (22) during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. (Steve Mitchell)

With their 2016 opponents now set, the sledding won't get any easier as they pulled a schedule of games including two of the toughest divisions: the AFC North and the NFC West. Most fans are now left worrying what the team's offseason plan may be with many key players expected to hit free agency in March. What will the Jets do now?

Part 1: Performance & Financial Based Cuts

Part 2: Restructuring

Part 3: Time To Sign

Part 4: Free Agency

Part 5: The Draft

Part 6: Overview

The big signings the Jets will make will be for their own players, so don't expect a flurry of flashy acquisitions off other teams like last year. Assuming all those cuts, restructures and new contracts, there's likely to be less than $10 million in cap room remaining for players coming off other teams. The swing-cut is Marcus Gilchrist and the swing-signing would be Damon Harrison. With a modest budget remaining, the Jets will still have some needs best filled through free agency.

Tags: Jace Amaro, Marcus Gilchrist, Brian Bassett
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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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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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