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Jets release Matt Simms

Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms recently shared his opinion that his younger brother Matt hasn’t gotten a serious shot to be a starting quarterback in the NFL because he’s the son of Phil Simms and, therefore, a victim of “the politics of the NFL.” Simms got some more fodder for his feeling on Thursday. The…

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PFT Live: Mehta says the leash will be short for Geno Smith

Manish Mehta gives his thoughts on the Jets’ QB competition, which are it’ll be difficult for Geno Smith to lose the starting job in preseason. Mehta says Smith needs more first-team reps than Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Thursday morning one-liners

Bills RB Fred Jackson gets to stay a starter with LeSean McCoy on the sidelines. The Dolphins have reasons for concern and optimism on their offensive line. The cloud of #DeflateGate won’t be leaving the Patriots anytime soon. Based on track records, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick deserves a shot at the Jets starting job. The Ravens…

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Geno Smith may have to compete for job after all

Perhaps Chan Gailey spoke too soon. Or just too honestly. After his offensive coordinator said Geno Smith was pegged as the starter and there would be no competition for the quarterback job, Jets head coach Todd Bowles said that wasn’t necessarily the case. “Chan’s very matter-of-fact,” Bowles said, via Dom Cosentino of “Come camp…

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Hernandez claims he’s running out of cash

After nearly two years of legal maneuverings in multiple criminal cases and with no income, it’s no surprise that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is running out of cash. One of his lawyers, John Fitzpatrick, made that argument to a Massachusetts judge on Thursday in connection with the efforts of the mother of Odin…

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Chan Gailey: No competition, Geno Smith is Jets starter

There might be questions about the opening week starting quarterback for some teams in the AFC East, but one of them seems locked in. The Jets, of course. New offensive coordinator Chan Gailey told reporters today that incumbent Geno Smith was expected to enter the season as the starting quarterback. Gailey said he didn’t anticipate a…

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Jets sign QB Jake Heaps after tryout

Bryce Petty won’t be the only rookie quarterback working with the Jets this offseason. The team announced Monday that they have signed former University of Miami quarterback Jake Heaps after he tried out for the team during last weekend’s rookie minicamp. Heaps becomes the fifth quarterback on the roster, joining Petty, Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick…

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Jets get Bryce Petty’s contract done, let the calls to start begin

Let the inevitable controversy begin, the Jets have another quarterback under contract. The Jets announced they have signed third round linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin and fourth-round quarterback Bryce Petty, in addition to the previously reported seventh-round defensive tackle Deon Simon and fifth-rounder Jarvis Harrison. While the hysteria hasn’t built for Petty to get the starting job yet, it…

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Bryce Petty wants to prove the other 31 teams wrong

If Tom Petty was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round on Saturday, he might have opened his conference call with the media by saying that the waiting was the hardest part. It was Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty that the Jets traded up to take, however, and that means there were fewer song lyrics…

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Jets end Bryce Petty’s wait at No. 103

The Jets quarterback situation just got a bit more interesting. The Jets and Jaguars agreed to swap picks in the fourth round and the Jets used the 103rd selection to make Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty the newest member of the team. They sent the 229th pick to Jacksonville to facilitate the swap. Petty’s stock was…

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Geno Smith on Jets potentially drafting a QB: I believe this is my team

The Jets spent time with the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft and there have been various reports of interest in making a move up in the draft to get Marcus Mariota, but Geno Smith says the chatter isn’t having any impact on his approach to the season. Smith, who has been the team’s…

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Fitzpatrick plans to compete with Geno Smith, eventually

The offseason program has moved to Phase Two in New York.  But the quarterback competition remains at Square One. The Jets traded for veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, as the potential alternative to incumbent starter Geno Smith.  Unless the Jets emerge from Thursday night’s first round of the draft with Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota, it’ll be…

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Jets brought Marcus Mariota in for a pre-draft visit

Barring a surprising move in the next six days, the sixth-picking Jets won’t have much of a shot at either of the top two quarterbacks in the 2015 NFL Draft. But they’re doing their research, just in case. Via Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets had Oregon’s Marcus Mariota in for a…

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Report: Jets to visit Rex Ryan in Week 17

When Rex Ryan was hired as the coach of the Bills, it guaranteed that he’d face his former employers twice in his first season in Buffalo. It looks like one of those matchups with the Jets will close out the year. Darryl Slater of reports that the Jets will visit the Bills in Week 17,…

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Jets huddling with all of the draft’s top quarterbacks

A rookie quarterback appears likely to join the Jets’ quarterback depth chart. The Jets have either already had private sessions with, or plan sessions this week with, the draft’s top four quarterback prospects: Florida State’s Jameis Winston, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Baylor’s Bryce Petty and UCLA’s Brett Hundley. They’re showing a lot of interest in a…

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