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Roster Depth Will Help New York Jets Fly in 2014

July 24th, 2014 at 8:30 AM
By Mario Scipioni

The New York Jets made some noise by signing Jason Babin.  It is not just the talent and experience he brings that makes the addition a good one, but also that it brings something that the Jets absolutely need, which is depth.

 

 

In the past few seasons, the Jets ran into some trouble due to a lack of depth at certain positions whether it was a star player getting injured or backups not having enough talent to step up and take over.  With John Idzik running the show, that problem is becoming solved as the Jets have a decent amount of talent and potential all over their depth charts.  The second-year general manager's philosophy of not selling the house to get the highest profile player on the market and molding draft picks into good players has proven to be successful before and has an excellent chance to do so again.

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New York Jets Sign Pass Rusher Jason Babin; Two Players Start Camp on PUP List

July 23rd, 2014 at 4:44 PM
By Peter Schifani

The New York Jets have opened there 2014 training camp and have already made a move to bolster the pass rush. Defensive end/outside linebacker Jason Babin has signed a two year deal.

Earlier today the New York Jets made yet another move to bolster the team as training camp 2014 opens, as the former Eagle/Jaguar, amongst other teams, Jason Babin has become a member of Gang Green. Last season it was expected the Jets would make a move to sign him after he was released by the Eagles since Antwan Barnes had gone down due to injury. Now he is apart of the team after the Jaguars released him due to the youth movement there. Speaking of Barnes he was one of two players placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list as camp opened. The other player is right guard Willie Colon which was not unexpected due to his knee injury during organize team activities (OTA's) back in May. Surprisingly the player that filled in for Colon at right guard was Oday Aboushi, so expect to see him on the inside of the line during preseason. To make room for Babin on the 90 man roster, cornerback Lowell Rose was released.

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New York Jets Host First Ever Jets Movie Night

July 17th, 2014 at 10:14 AM
By Mario Scipioni

Training camp has not even started yet, but it felt like MetLife Stadium was already hosting a New York Jets game.  For the first time ever, the Jets hosted Jets Movie Night at the stadium.  The film being shown was The Lego Movie and the turnout was tremendous.

The actual movie itself began at 7:30pm, but that was not the only exciting thing about this fun-filled night.  Throughout the entire event, which began about 90 minutes earlier, there were several fun activities going on that gave a gameday-like feeling.  For example, Jets Fest inflatable obstacle courses that are seen at Generation Jets events and Family Night at training camp were present.  Even while the movie was playing, young fans were still having fun and running through the courses.

Fans received a tour of the Jets locker room and got to experience what it is like to walk onto the field on gameday.  It is no surprise that all the cameras came out and poses with logos and writings such as "Play Like A Jet" were seen everywhere.  Also, a few members of the New York Jets Flight Crew were at the 50-yard line taking photos with fans of all ages, which helped to further enhance the vibe of an actual game taking place.  In addition, there was a face painting station for everyone to show their green and white pride.

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New York Jets Release Mike Goodson; All 2014 Draftees Now Signed

June 19th, 2014 at 11:22 AM
By Peter Schifani

Last offseason one of the players that was signed by General Manager John Idzik was running back/kick returned Mike Goodson in the hopes that he would add speed to both areas. He was caught with a gun and drugs during a traffic stop and eventually suspended four games by the NFL. Now he is no longer a member of the New York Jets.

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During this offseason the New York Jets have not seen or heard much from running back Mike Goodson. He was absent from the organized team activities (OTA's) and then decided to skip the mandatory mini camp that opened on Tuesday. As of Wednesday he was released by the team, ending a one year saga with Gang Green. Goodson only played in two games, week five versus the Falcons and week six versus the Steelers. In the Pittsburgh game he hurt his ACL and MCL and was placed on season ending injured reserve. The Jets have already added another former Oakland Raider return man, wide receiver Jacoby Ford, to replace Goodson, which ultimately made him expendable.

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New York Jets: Nine Players from 2014 NFL Draft Signed

May 18th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
By Peter Schifani

This past weekend NFL teams opened there rookie mini camps and the New York Jets did so with nine of there 12 draftees signed already. The only players who had not signed prior to mini-camp were safety Calvin Pryor and corner backs Dexter McDougle and Brandon Dixon.

'Hometown Huddle Event at Florham Park, NJ' photo (c) 2011, New Jersey National Guard - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Now that the 2014 NFL Draft is well past the 32 clubs of the NFL they can begin the process of evaluating all of the talent they added, on the field, once they sign all of there draftees as well as un-drafted free agents brought in. The New York Jets had 12 picks and used them all, and now nine of those chosen have signed with Gang Green. The highest draft choice signed was second round choice, tight end Jace Amaro, who signed a four year deal. All three of the wide receivers chosen, Jalen Saunders, Shaq Evans and Quincy Enunwa inked deals either Wednesday or Thursday. Trevor Reilly, the seventh rounder and fourth round selection Dakota Dozier were the first two players to sign on the dotted line. Linebackers Jeremiah George and IK Enemkpali got there rookie deals in place before the mini-camp opened on Friday, as did quarterback Tajh Boyd.

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