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Quinnen Williams unsigned with Jets rookies reporting to camp

Jets rookies are reporting to training camp on Friday, but they may be missing their top pick in this year’s draft. Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was the third overall pick this year, but he and the Jets have not agreed on a contract at this point. Despite that, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that [more]

Free agent Rashard Robinson suspended 10 games

The NFL has suspended free agent cornerback Rashard Robinson for 10 games, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Jets cut him May 10. Robinson served a four-game suspension to start the 2018 season after an arrest for possession of edible marijuana. In 2016, the 49ers made Robinson a fourth-round draft choice. He played 22 games, [more]

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

Will the Jets limit Le’Veon Bell’s touches?

In our countdown of 2019 storylines, topic No. 11 focuses on the performance of Jets running back Le'Veon Bell after a year away from football. A quote regarding Bell from another countdown series suggests that maybe Bell won’t be used to the extent he was in the past. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily [more]

Todd Gurley should be very happy with his Madden rating

We’ve spent plenty of time the past couple of days talking about players being upset with their ratings in the new Madden game, and the motivation they have drawn from it. One player who shouldn’t be upset (and in turn has no basis for extra motiviation) is Rams running back Todd Gurley. Gurley is the [more]

Jets hire Matt Sheldon as director of football research and strategy

The Jets have made an addition to their analytics department and the new arrival has ties to both head coach Adam Gase and General Manager Joe Douglas from previous stops. Rich Cimini of ESPN.com noted that Matt Sheldon is the team’s new director of football research and strategy. The team never made a formal announcement [more]

Aaron Rodgers’ Madden rating plummets

The full Madden ratings have been released, and a certain player with a reputation for being a tad sensitive may not be happy with the number he received. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who last year was one of seven players to get a game-high 99, has fallen all the way to 90. Still the No. [more]

Melvin Gordon gains nothing by sitting out the full year

Last year, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell won his freedom from Pittsburgh by sitting out the entire season. This year, with Chargers running back Melvin Gordon threatening to do the same thing, some think that, like Bell, Gordon could end up forcing his way to free agency by literally doing nothing. But there’s a big [more]

Melvin Gordon: You can’t just replace a great back

Melvin Gordon isn’t in the same position that Le'Veon Bell was. Gordon is under contract. Bell wasn’t, refusing to sign the franchise tag. So while Bell could afford to sit out all season, Gordon can’t. He has to show up by the Tuesday after Week 10 to get credit for the year. Bell likely didn’t [more]

PFT 2019 storyline No. 11: After a year off, what will Le’Veon Bell do?

When last we saw running back Le'Veon Bell, he generated more than 1,900 yards from scrimmage in 15 regular-season games with the Steelers. But that was in 2017; he skipped all of the 2018 season in lieu of playing under the franchise tag for a second straight year. So now he a new team and [more]

NFL suspends Jets’ Chris Herndon four games

The Jets have indicated this offseason that they think tight end Chris Herndon is going to have a big role in the new offense, but that won’t come until the fifth game of the season. The NFL announced today that Herndon is suspended for the first four games of the season. Herndon’s suspension comes as [more]

Four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA

Last July, five of seven unsigned players in the top 10 were represented by CAA. This year, four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA. One reason for this? CAA typically represents a lot of first-round picks. Another reason for it? CAA drives a hard bargain for its clients, and there’s nothing wrong [more]

Former NFL player, head coach Walt Michaels dead at 89

The daughter of former NFL player and head coach Walt Michaels announced, via the Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, that her father died on Wednesday at the age of 89. Michaels was a seventh-round pick by the Browns in 1951 and was traded to the Packers before the start of his rookie season. He returned to the [more]

Has Davis Webb passed Trevor Siemian on the Jets’ depth chart?

Two years ago, former seventh-rounder Trevor Siemian was getting ready to beat out first-rounder Paxton Lynch for the starting job in Denver, for the second straight year. Now, Siemian is trying to hold on to the backup job with the Jets. Connor Hughes of TheAthletic.com suggests that Siemian may be losing his grip on the [more]

Sam Darnold holding second offseason throwing session with teammates this week

The Jets believe quarterback Sam Darnold will improve as a byproduct of practicing against defensive coordinator Gregg Williams this summer, but that’s not the only avenue Darnold is using in an effort to make strides heading into his second season. Like many other quarterbacks, Darnold has organized throwing sessions with his teammates to fill the [more]

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