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(Scott Galvin)

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The Jets won their third consecutive game on Sunday, but this was a performance that was very rough around the edges. The Browns gained almost twice as many yards as the Jets (419 to 212) but kept shooting themselves in the foot whenever they had a chance to score.

Let's break down the performances on the defensive side of the ball from the Jets' win over the Browns in week five...

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darron Lee, Demario Davis, Jamal Adams, Leonard Williams, Marcus Maye, Marcus Williams, Morris Claiborne, Muhammad Wilkerson, Rontez Miles, Steve McLendon
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 (Robert Deutsch)
(Robert Deutsch)

The Jets have activated WR Jalin Marshall and wavied CB Marcus Williams.

Marshall was suspensed the first four games this season due to a violation of the league's perfomance-enhancing drugs policy. He was at practice with the Jets last week, but the team did not activate him against the Browns. 

The Ohio State product tallied 14 catches for 162 yards in his rookie season last year. 

Williams joined the Jets in 2014 where he has spent the past four seasons. In 2015, he led the team with six interceptions. He has totaled 101 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and nine interceptions in 39 games with the Jets. 

Tags: Jalin Marshall, Marcus Williams
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New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

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Projected starters: Morris Claiborne, Buster Skrine

Projected backups: Juston Burris, Marcus Williams, Darryl Roberts, Jeremy Clark,

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams
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 (Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports Images)
(Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports Images)

CB Marcus Williams has signed his free agent tender with the Jets, the team announced Monday.

Williams, who has spent the last three seasons with the Jets, has eight interceptions over the last two seasons. 

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CB Morris Claiborne has signed with the Jets, the team announced. 

It will be a one-year deal worth $5 million, according to multiple reports.

The 27-year-old Claiborne had 26 tackles and one interception in seven games last season for the Cowboys.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Juston Burris, Marcus Williams
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New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV:

Players always talk about the non-financial intangibles when they enter free agency, about their desire to find the right situation and play for a winner. But the truth about free agency often is this: Money talks.

Still, the real top players in the market sometimes have choices to make when the money is close, and that's where things could get interesting for Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets. He's got the money to spend to begin the makeover his roster (approximately $37 million in cap space and maybe more to come). But if his top targets end up with multiple, lucrative options, does the Jets GM have the rest of the package to lure those players to New York?

It could be an interesting question right off the bat with a report already emerging that the Chicago Bears are ready to battle the Jets for free-agent quarterback Mike Glennon. Not that the Bears are in great shape -- they're coming off a 3-13 season and have missed the playoffs the last six seasons just like the Jets. Maybe Glennon, or any player, could make the argument that the Jets are the more attractive spot between the two.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Christian Hackenberg, Dallas Cowboys, Geno Smith, Jason Pierre-Paul, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Ryan Clady, Sheldon Richardson, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Cleveland Browns free safety K'Waun Williams (36) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Aaron Doster)
Cleveland Browns free safety K'Waun Williams (36) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Aaron Doster)

Update (Feb. 21)

7:15 PM: Former Browns cornerback K'Waun Williams has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network

The Jets made Williams a contract offer of their own Tuesday morning after he visited with the team last week, according to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates a two-point conversion against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates a two-point conversion against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas)

Many current and former Jets took to Twitter to react to the Patriots' 34-28 overtime win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI...

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Marcus Williams, Quincy Enunwa
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Jun 1, 2016; Oxnard, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams coach Jef Fisher (left) and defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson at organized team activities at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Jun 1, 2016; Oxnard, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams coach Jef Fisher (left) and defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson at organized team activities at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

The Jets have hired defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson, the team announced Wednesday.

Wilson, 34, was the Rams' DBs coach this past season.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

Position coaches often fly under the radar, but don't ignore the impact of this one because Dennard Wilson has a big job ahead of him. He has to rebuild a Jets secondary that was a mess last season, and he'll have to do it either without Darrelle Revis or with Revis trying to transition from cornerback to safety.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Juston Burris, Marcus Williams
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(USA Today)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

Coming off a miserable season, the Jets are in a difficult offseason position. They don't project to have much cap room, at least until they start cutting some high-priced players. And whatever cap room they do create might have to be spent on the quarterback they so obviously and desperately need.

And since they'll have to replace many of the players they cut, they may not have much room to re-sign their own players. The good news, though, is coming off a miserable, 5-11 season it's not like they have a lot of unrestricted free agents they absolutely can't live without.

There are a couple worth bringing back, though. Here's a look at their list of free agents, and how hard they might try to re-sign them...

Tags: Antonio Allen, Ben Ijalana, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, Darrelle Revis, Geno Smith, Kellen Davis, Marcus Williams, Mike Catapano, Nick Mangold, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tanner Purdum
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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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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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The Jets released their injury report on Friday...

The following players will be OUT for Sunday's game against the Patriots

  • CB Nick Marshall (ankle)
  • CB Marcus Williams (ankle)
Tags: Marcus Williams, Nick Mangold, Steve McLendon
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 (Jasen Vinlove)
(Jasen Vinlove)

The Jets released their injury report after Thursday's practice. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • LB Josh Martin (concussion)
  • Nick Mangold (ankle, knee)
  • TE Kellen Davis (elbow)
  • LB Bruce Carter (quad)
  • CB Marcus Williams (ankle)
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Buster Skrine, Kellen Davis, Marcus Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Nov 6, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) talks with the medical staff during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins won 27-23. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) talks with the medical staff during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins won 27-23. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets released their injury report after Wednesday's practice. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • LB Josh Martin (concussion)
  • Nick Mangold (ankle, knee)
  • DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)
  • TE Kellen Davis (elbow)
  • LB Darron Lee (ankle)
  • LB Bruce Carter (knee)
  • CB Marcus Williams 
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Darron Lee, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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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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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

Jets CB Marcus Williams is expected to miss several games due to a high-ankle sprain, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Williams exited Sunday's game against the Dolphins in the first half and did not return.

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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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(Jason Bridge)

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PITTSBURGH - It would be great if Brandon Marshall's happy-face outlook was believable. It would be swell if a 1-4 record really did put the Jets in the "perfect position." It would be tremendous if there was any sign that they were capable of going on a run and finishing this season incredibly strong.

The reality, though, is something much different, much darker. And there was only one really believable quote to come out of the Jets' latest loss.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Leonard Williams, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Vacchiano, Coakley on Jets' loss 00:03:04
Ralph Vacchiano and Jeane Coakley discuss Todd Bowles' game management in the Jets 31-13 loss to the Steelers.

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PITTSBURGH -- Todd Bowles was right about one thing: The blame falls on him.

He wasn't solely responsible for the Jets' 31-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, of course, and no double-digit loss can be pinned on one bad decision or two. But the Jets head coach, who built up so much optimism with a 10-win season in his rookie year, is the one responsible for this current 1-4 mess. He has a mistake-prone team and a bunch of cranky players crying out for leadership.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Marcus Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Vacc's 3 Keys: Jets-Steelers 00:03:16
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano believes the Jets can slow down the Steelers' offense by getting to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

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THE GAME: The Jets (1-3) at the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.

THE WEATHER: It should be a perfect fall day in Western Pennsylvania, with plenty of sun and temperatures in the low 60s.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Dakota Dozier, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Marcus Williams, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks from the hold of punter Lac Edwards (4) against the Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)
New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks from the hold of punter Lac Edwards (4) against the Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)

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You have to feel sorry for Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan. After the special teams unit was a liability last year and probably contributed to at least a couple of losses, the team did everything they possibly could to upgrade the special teams units. They specifically targeted special teams standouts from other teams and retained those players over others that had upside or more chance of making offensive and defensive contributions. They even replaced the coach and upgraded at a few key positions, including using a draft pick on a punter.

Every contingency was covered apart from the one element of their special teams unit that the team had always been able to rely upon in the past; the kicking game. In fact, retaining Nick Folk was further evidence that special teams were viewed as a high priority because while he beat out Ross Martin on merit, a previous regime might have been prepared to risk some rookie growing pains to save some money.

Tags: Antonio Allen, Brent Qvale, Buster Skrine, Erin Henderson, Juston Burris, Marcus Williams, Nick Folk, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles
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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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New York Jets strong safety Marcus Williams (20) catches an interception intended for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (88) in front of New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets strong safety Marcus Williams (20) catches an interception intended for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (88) in front of New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

In between now and training camp, I'm going to be looking at some of the veteran players on the Jets roster to assess what kind of contribution we might expect from them in 2016. Today, I'm going to take a look at cornerback Marcus Williams, who could be anything from a full-time starter to a situational role player based on the current depth chart.

I'll be assessing who Williams is up against in the battle for playing time and reviewing some of the factors that will be under consideration as he tries to establish his spot.

Note: Some stats from this article are exclusively provided by Pro Football Focus.

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DB Vernon Hargreaves highlights 00:01:37
SNY.tv looks at the best plays of the season from Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves.

Welcome to the tenth installment of the BGA: 2016 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I'll be sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In our previous instalment, we looked at this year's wide receiver prospects, and we now move on to look at cornerbacks.

I'll be discussing whether the Jets are likely to have a need at these positions and reviewing some of the top prospects along with some players who might be options later on.

These articles are not necessarily meant to be exhaustive, so if you wish to bring some other prospects into the discussion, please do so in the comments section below. There are a few cornerback prospects that I'm saving for when I discuss special teams prospects in a few weeks.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Marcus Williams
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SNY's Erik Coleman is out in California for Super Bowl 50. In this Q&A, he talked about the Broncos vs. Panthers, playing while injured, what the Jets need to do with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Muhammad Wilkerson, the team's secondary and more...

On Super Bowl 50…

Everyone is talking about Peyton Manning -- is this going to be his last game? I think that Peyton is in a place where if he wins this Super Bowl, it's going to be his last game. But if he feels good, and loses, he's going to come back out again. One rumor is that the LA Rams want him, at least for one year. If they can have him start that franchise in Los Angeles, that would be huge for them.

They're also talking about Cam Newton, and a lot about the defenses. The two defenses have been playing very good football. How are they going to play? How are those matchups going to line up?

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Damon Harrison, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley (4) (William Hauser)
New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley (4) (William Hauser)

It perhaps wasn't a surprise that the Jets would have two costly special teams breakdowns in their biggest game of the year. Ryan Quigley's 21-yard shank from his own end zone set up the Bills' opening score as the Jets trailed from that point onwards.

This was compounded when Randy Bullock missed a 40-yard field goal with the Jets already trailing 13-0.

It's difficult to be too harsh on the team for individual mistakes by their punter and replacement kicker, because the main complaints against the special teams unit has been the personnel filling out each of the special teams units rather than the specialists themselves.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Dexter McDougle, Jeremy Kerley, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Williams, Nick Folk, Rontez Miles, Ryan Quigley
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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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 (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
(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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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) on the sidelines during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) on the sidelines during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has fully participated in practice for the first time since suffering a concussion three weeks ago.

Revis is listed Friday as probable for the Jets' game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles says the cornerback still needs to clear one more neurological test before being able to play.

Revis has been in the NFL's concussion protocol since being injured Nov. 22 at Houston. Players need to clear a series of tests before they are fully cleared to participate in games.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams
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 (Jeff Haynes/AP)
(Jeff Haynes/AP)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media after practice on Thursday. Here are five things we learned...

1.) CB Darrelle Revis (concussion) returned to practice on a limited basis. Bowles said Revis is progressing but still needs to be cleared by doctors.

2.) S Marcus Williams and LB Calvin Pace were both limited during practice.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Calvin Pace, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Marcus Williams, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is evaluated by medical staff during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is evaluated by medical staff during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles has officially ruled CB Darrelle Revis out for Sunday's game against the Giants. 

Revis has not played since he sustained a concussion against the Texans on Nov. 22. He is still undergoing the NFL's mandated concussion protocol and his status for next week is unknown. 

Fellow CB Marcus Williams (knee) and safety Dion Bailey (ankle) are listed as doubtful.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams, Tim Reilly
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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (Danny Wild)
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (Danny Wild)

The Jets provided injury updates after practice on Thursday...

CB Darrelle Revis, who is still in concussion protocol, "more than likely" won't play on Sunday against the Giants, head coach Todd Bowles said. Revis had treatment on Thursday and was sent home.

CB Marcus Williams (knee) did not practice and will be a gametime decision.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Calvin Pace, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams, Nick Mangold
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Nov 29, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) catches a touchdown pass as Washington Redskins cornerback Will Blackmon (41) defends in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)
Nov 29, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) catches a touchdown pass as Washington Redskins cornerback Will Blackmon (41) defends in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)

With cornerback Darrelle Revis still in concussion protocol and fellow defensive back Marcus Williams week-to-week with a sprained MCL, the Jets' secondary will have to figure out exactly how to cover Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Playing in just his second pro season, Beckham has torched opponents again, ranking fourth in receiving yards (1,005) and in a tie for second in receiving touchdowns (nine). He has four consecutive 100-yard games, including last week, when he hauled in a highlight-reel, diving, one-handed touchdown against the Redskins.

"I still feel like there's still so much room for him to grow," said Antonio Cromartie, who earlier this year called Beckham a "one-year wonder" (Oct. 15). "He's a young, athletic guy that can go out and make plays, and make unbelievable catches. He's proven that over and over."

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams, Odell Beckham Jr., Matthew Eisenberg
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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles (Raymond Carlin III)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles (Raymond Carlin III)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Monday. Here's five things we learned...

1.) CB Darrelle Revis is still in concussion protocol, but he's making "slight" progress.

2.) LB Calvin Pace (abdomen) is day-to-day.

Tags: Calvin Pace, Darrelle Revis, 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.

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New York Jets strong safety Marcus Williams (20) smiles after a defensive play during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina)
New York Jets strong safety Marcus Williams (20) smiles after a defensive play during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina)

New York Jets cornerback Marcus Williams has a sprained knee ligament that could keep him out against the Giants next Sunday.

Coach Todd Bowles confirmed Monday during a conference call that Williams injured the medial collateral ligament in one of his knees and is "day to day."

"We'll see what kind of progress he makes during the week," said Bowles, who didn't rule out Williams being ready in time to play.

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 (Bill Kostroun)
(Bill Kostroun)

Giving up 381 yards (a career-high by 45 yards) to Blake Bortles give further cause for concern for the Jets' secondary, which continues to be banged-up and inconsistent.

The tackling was better this week, but both Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine got beaten for touchdowns and Bortles was able to keep the Jaguars in the game by moving the chains consistently in the second half. As already noted, he had 298 yards in the last 32 minutes, after the Jets had initially held up pretty well in coverage.

There are more injuries to worry about too, as Cromartie didn't finish the game and fill-in safety Dion Bailey (who did a good job again) hurt his leg. It will be interesting to see if they activate Dee Milliner this week and how he will deployed if they do.

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