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Jon Gruden can even praise Christian Hackenberg

New Raiders coach Jon Gruden has never met a player he couldn’t praise. That even extends to Christian Hackenberg, who hasn’t thrown a pass in the NFL. During a call with season-ticket holders, Gruden offered some positive words about his newest quarterback, who was acquired from the Jets for a seventh-round pick. “We’re looking for [more]

Austin Seferian-Jenkins offers support to Dylan Donahue

Austin Seferian-Jenkins knew the road Dylan Donahue was heading down. Not the wrong lane of the Lincoln Tunnel specifically, but the greater issue he was dealing with. The Jaguars tight end and former Jet has tried to help Donahue, after the Jets linebacker checked himself into rehab following a wrong-way crash into a bus. Seferian-Jenkins [more]

Jets, NFL could be on an anthem collision course

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson became the first NFL owner to deviate from the non-unanimous unanimous non-vote vote to change the anthem policy. And his plan to pay any fines arising from players protesting during the anthem without passing the fines along to his players, which many regard as admirable, could quickly get interesting. And expensive. [more]

NFL admits there was no formal vote on new anthem policy

The NFL claimed that its owners unanimously voted to adopt a new anthem policy. And, as it turns out, the vote wasn’t unanimous. Also, there wasn’t a vote. After ESPN’s Seth Wickersham reported that no actual vote was taken, the NFL admitted that, indeed, no formal vote was taken. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN that [more]

Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has somehow become accepted as appropriate, as long as helps achieve [more]

Jets sign Jonah Trinnaman

The Jets announced they signed receiver Jonah Trinnaman on Wednesday. Trinnaman went undrafted out of BYU before signing with the Cardinals. Arizona, though, waived him two weeks later. He worked out for Green Bay and the Jets this week with the Packers trying him at corner. The Bears also expressed interest in Trinnaman after the [more]

Christopher Johnson pledges not to force players to stand for anthem

On the anthem issue, Big Shield has a few cracks. Apart from 49ers owner Jed York abstaining from the vote, Jets CEO Christopher Johnson has made it clear that he won’t punish players who violate the new mandate to “respect” the flag. “I do not like imposing any club-specific rules,” Johnson said, via Bob Glauber [more]

Jets linebacker hopes wrong-way tunnel DWI a wake-up call

Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue made the worst kinds of headlines this offseason, but he’s hoping they represent a starting point. After being charged with DWI after driving the wrong way down the Lincoln Tunnel and crashing into a bus, the second-year linebacker said he hopes the event becomes a wake-up call. “It was very enlightening,” [more]

Todd Bowles: No regrets about Christian Hackenberg pick

The Jets traded quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Raiders on Tuesday a short time after the 2016 second-round pick said that he felt frustrated by “not really getting any information from anybody on how to fix” the problems with his game that led him to be anchored to the bench the last two seasons. Jets coach [more]

Jets trade Christian Hackenberg to Raiders for seventh-round pick

The Christian Hackenberg era has come to an end for the Jets, after zero games played. Hackenberg has been traded to the Raiders for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. The Jets took Hackenberg in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft, so to settle for a seventh-round pick for him now is a major [more]

Christian Hackenberg: I’m 23, I have a lot of ball ahead of me

Quarterbacks were a top storyline at the start of Jets OTAs on Tuesday as the team had Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold and Christian Hackenberg on the field for the same practice. That’s the same order they took their reps, which did little to counter the feeling that Hackenberg is going to end up [more]

Report: Terrelle Pryor dealing with another ankle injury

Among the players taking part in the first OTA of the Jets offseason is wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, who missed all of last season with a neck injury. Enunwa isn’t wearing a helmet, so he’s still limited but being on the field is a step up from what Terrelle Pryor is up to on Tuesday. [more]

Teddy Bridgewater taking part in Jets OTAs

Jets coach Todd Bowles said early this month that he wasn’t sure how full a participant quarterback Teddy Bridgewater would be during the Organized Team Activity phase of the team’s offseason program. Bowles added that he wanted to see Bridgewater “out there throwing and competing” with everyone else and things got off to a good [more]

Jets sign fourth-rounder Chris Herndon

Quarterback Sam Darnold was the first of six Jets draft picks this year and he’s now the last one without a contract. The Jets announced that tight end Chris Herndon has agreed to a four-year deal with the team. Herndon was selected in the fourth round with the 107th overall pick. Herndon had 40 catches [more]

Jets QB competition will move forward during OTAs

Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum said recently that the team won’t know what it has in quarterback Sam Darnold until the third overall pick in this year’s draft takes a big hit and that hit won’t come during the team’s organized team activities this month. With or without full contact, the practices will give the [more]

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