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New York Jets’ Bryce Petty, Surrounded by Best Pizza in the World, Orders Domino’s

August 28th, 2015 at 5:16 PM
By Dan Benton

Quarterback Bryce Petty, the New York Jets' fourth-round pick out of Baylor, has already made some common rookie mistakes and is fully expected to make some more. Gang Green fans are okay with that. But what Gang Green fans are not okay with is foolish pizza decisions that include ordering from Domino's when surrounded by some of the best pizza in the world.

It didn't take long for Petty to realize the err of his ways, immediately being hammered by Jets fans for an unforgivable decision.

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New York Jets Sign Josh Johnson, Waive Jake Heaps

August 27th, 2015 at 9:25 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Hours after being brought in for a workout, quarterback Josh Johnson has been added to the mix at quarterback for the New York Jets. Gang Green has signed him and waived Jake Heaps.

The Jets will be Johnson's fifth NFL team. After being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the San Diego product spent some time with the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and San Francisco 49ers. Going into his eighth season, Johnson has a relatively small sample of results but still somewhat respectable experience. In 29 career appearances, he has started five games and completed 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,042 yards, five touchdowns, and ten interceptions.

The decision to waive Heaps is no surprise as the undrafted rookie realistically did not stand a chance against Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Bryce Petty from day one. Bringing in Johnson along with signing Matt Flynn last week makes that clear. Heaps did not have much to show appearing in only preseason game and attempting only one pass which was incomplete.

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Here Comes the Pain: Big Injuries Seemingly Inevitable in Jets–Giants Preseason Matchups

August 27th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Preseason may not count, but it is more than a preseason game when the New York Jets and New York Giants battle for bragging rights every August. These games seem to bring as much nervousness for fans as it does excitement.

If you are a betting person, this would probably be a game to place bets on who gets hurt. If there is one thing that the yearly Jets-Giants preseason game brings, it is the fear of important players getting injured. This yearly tradition has featured several injuries that made players miss significant time and even impacted their careers.

Jason Sehorn, 1998: On the opening kickoff, Jason Sehorn suffered what really turned out to be a career changing injury. The former Giants cornerback suffered a torn ACL and MCL after being tackled by then Jets safety Chris Hayes. Sehorn's injury kept him out for the entire season, and his speed diminished when he returned the following year. Sehorn never quite returned to form.

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New York Jets to Workout Quarterback Josh Johnson: Report

August 27th, 2015 at 9:02 AM
By Dan Benton

Less than a week after signing quarterback Matt Flynn to backup Ryan Fitzpatrick as the team awaits the return of Geno Smith, the New York Jets may look to add another veteran arm. And on Thursday afternoon, Gang Green will host journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson for a workout.

Johnson, a fifth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2008 NFL Draft, had most recently signed with the Cincinnati Bengals back in early April. However, after several weeks of training camp and two preseason games, Johnson ultimately lost out to A.J. McCarron for the back-up job to Andy Dalton.

In addition to the Bengals and Buccaneers, Johnson has also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns and Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.

There was word additional on who else the Jets may also have in for workouts on Thursday.

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New York Jets Reached Out to Osi Umenyiora One Day Prior to Retirement

August 26th, 2015 at 2:39 PM
By Dan Benton

The New York Jets, still uncertain about the future of defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, made a last-ditch effort to sway free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora on Tuesday. Unfortunately for Gang Green, Umenyiora had made up his mind and decided to sign a one-day contract with the New York Giants before officially retiring after a successful 12-year NFL career.

"I actually got an offer on Tuesday to go play, which I thought was pretty ironic," Umenyiora said during his retirement press conference. "They had six months to do something, then they wait to the day before I’m supposed to retire, like ‘Hey, what’s going on?’ Like no, ‘I’m okay.’ Once I made the decision I came to a little while ago. I said to myself, ‘I already know what it’s like playing with another franchise’ — and Atlanta was great, no doubt about that. For me, it was either I was going to play for the Giants, or I wasn’t going to play football at all."

Although Umenyiora refused to name the Jets as the team that inquired — saying "no, they don't deserve that" when asked who it was — reports immediately surfaced that it had been the New York Jets.

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