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New York Jets Sign Former Seahawks CB Phillip Adams, Cardinals WR Walter Powell

September 2nd, 2014 at 2:34 PM
By Doug Rush

With the team in a dire need for extra cornerback help, especially after the release of Dimitri Patterson and the injuries to Dee Milliner and Dexter McDougle, the team made a couple of signings this week to bolster the position.

The Jets first claimed Walter Powell off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals. Powell, who was a sixth-round draft pick of Arizona out of Arizona State, was waived by the team so the Jets decided to take a flier on the NFL rookie and add him to the depth chart.

Powell is considered an elusive player, but small and tends to struggle in press coverage. He's listed at just 5'11" and 189 pounds.

Adams on the other hand, is a veteran in the league dating back to when he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers back in the 2010 NFL Draft in the 7th round out of South Carolina State.

After one season in San Francisco, Adams spent the 2011 season with both the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots before landing with the Oakland Raiders; where he played for the last two years.

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New York Jets GM John Idzik: Cutting Dimitri Patterson was the Best Thing for Team

September 2nd, 2014 at 10:00 AM
By Doug Rush

Over the weekend, the New York Jets made the very non-surprising move to release veteran cornerback Dimitri Patterson after he went missing just before the team's preseason game against the New York Giants.

Patterson did return to the team just after they lost the game to the Giants, but Patterson was then suspended indefinitely by general manager John Idzik and with the team getting down to the 53-man roster, Patterson wasn't part of the team's future in the regular season and thus, why he was let go this weekend.

Idzik spoke to the media this week about his decision to cut loose Patterson and said that ultimately, releasing him was the best move for the Jets going forward.

“We thought it wasn’t good for the team to go forward (with Patterson on the roster),” Idzik said. “That is pure and simple. I think we all put the team first, and if you feel like something is not going to work that way, you just move on. That’s what we did.”

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Oakland Raiders to Start Derek Carr at Quarterback for Week 1 Vs. New York Jets

September 2nd, 2014 at 9:29 AM
By Doug Rush

Last season, it was the New York Jets who started their rookie quarterback in the first week of the season in Geno Smith. One year later, their Week 1 opponents, the Oakland Raiders, will be doing the same thing.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports has reported that Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has informed Derek Carr that he will get the start for the team on Sunday in their regular season opener against the New York Jets.

Carr will start over veteran Matt Schaub, who was traded for by the Raiders from the Houston Texans earlier in the offseason and was originally thought to be the Week 1 starter, but the rookie quarterback Carr showed the Raiders' coaching staff enough during training camp and in the preseason that they felt that he could go in their first real game of the season.

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Carolina Panthers Worked Out Former New York Jets WR Stephen Hill; Could Sign Soon

September 1st, 2014 at 10:51 PM
By Doug Rush

When the New York Jets cut down their roster to the final 53 players, one of their tough decisions was to release third-year wide receiver Stephen Hill after two very unproductive seasons.

Because Hill is still very young with lots of untapped potential, it's no surprise that teams are already showing interest in potentially adding Hill to their team and on Monday, one team wasted no time in displaying their interest, as Hill worked out for the Carolina Panthers.

Carolina's receiving group is rather thin, especially with the departure of long-time veteran Steve Smith, who was released in the offseason and is now on the Baltimore Ravens. They drafted Kelvin Benjamin from Florida State and have veterans Jericho Cotchery (a former Jets receiver) and former Eagles veteran Jason Avant, adding Hill would make sense in giving Cam Newton another option who has some playing experience.

What benefits Hill is that he's just 23 years old and is a 6'4", 215-pound physical receiver who can use his size and strength to his advantage, but he did have a major case of the drops during his time with the Jets and really struggled with holding onto the football during the summer and thus, why the Jets cut him loose.

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New York Jets Sign Leon McFadden; Sign Seven to Practice Squad

August 31st, 2014 at 7:43 PM
By Peter Schifani

Now that all 32 NFL clubs have trimmed there rosters to 53 or less, the players that became available can be claimed by any team. Teams had to wait 24 hours to do so but here are the seven players returning back to Gang Green to start the 2014 season:

Quarterback: Matt Simms (5)

Running Back: Daryl Richardson (35)

Tight End: Chris Pantale (83)

Offensive Tackle: Brent Qvale (79)

Defensive Linemen: Kerry Hyder (62) and Tevita Finau (92)

Safety: Rontez Miles (45)

In addition to these seven men the Jets signed cornerback Leon McFadden, formerly of the Browns, for better depth at that position. They released the recently added LeQuan Lewis, who was signed after Dee Milliner went down before the second preseason game. The Jets have three more spots available on the now 10 man practice squad. We could see them adding several of the following players: linebackers AJ Edds or Troy Davis, cornerback Brandon Dixon, possibly offensive lineman William Campbell or even quarterback Tajh Boyd, should they all have cleared waivers.

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