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Geno leading the Jets in July workouts

Jets quarterback Geno Smith needs to do everything right if he’s going to keep his precarious hold on the team’s quarterback job. One thing he’s doing right this month is leading workouts with the team’s wide receivers, tight ends and running backs. “Yes, we will all be getting together,’’ Smith told the New York Post.…

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Buster Skrine: I’ve never seen a defense with this much talent

The Jets made a big investment in their secondary this offseason by signing Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Buster Skrine and Marcus Gilchrist to overhaul a group that struggled last season. They also added Leonard Williams to an already talented defensive line, leaving them well stocked at both the front and back end of their defense.…

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Andre Johnson: Andrew Luck is “the best quarterback in this game”

Maybe it’s just that Andre Johnson has post-traumatic stress disorder. But now that he’s with a real, live NFL quarterback, he thinks he’s the best in the NFL. The veteran receiver said he’s glad to be united with Andrew Luck, and threw some high praise his way. “He’s a hell of a player,” Johnson said,…

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Geno Smith still having a hard time keeping Porsche between the curbs

On a day when his Jets teammates were trying to put the Porsche back in the garage, quarterback Geno Smith kept driving it into ditches. According to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News, Smith threw three interceptions on the first day of Jets minicamp, raising all the same issues we’ve been talking about for…

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Matt Simms feels like he has a better shot in Buffalo than with Jets

Matt Simms is still the fourth quarterback of four. But he still feels like he’s in a better spot now. Simms said he never felt like he had a fair shot with the Jets — an accurate read of the situation — leading him to ask out and ultimately be claimed off waivers by the…

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Ryan Fitzpatrick on QB job: Todd Bowles is going to play the best guy

Last week brought one of our annual doses of Jets quarterback confusion when head coach Todd Bowles responded to offensive coordinator Chan Gailey putting an end to the idea of a competition at the position by saying that putting Geno Smith at the top of the depth chart in May doesn’t mean he’ll remain there…

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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 NJ.com. “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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