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Joe Douglas: Vision and plan of Robert Saleh’s staff makes my job easier

The Jets made a big trade last week when they shipped quarterback Sam Darnold to Carolina and cleared the path to take a new quarterback with the second overall pick in this month’s draft. Once that quarterback — Zach Wilson is the expected choice — is in place, he’ll join head coach Robert Saleh and [more]

Phillip Adams’ brain will be studied for CTE

Earlier this week, former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams shot and killed five people before killing himself. Adams’ father said that “football messed him up.” Scientists will take a closer look at that specific question. Via the Associated Press, the brain of Phillip Adams will be tested for Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy, a degenerative condition that [more]

Report: Phillip Adams shootings were sparked by decision to stop medication

It remains unknown why former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams shot and killed a prominent South Carolina doctor, his wife, two grandchildren, and another person. A new report supplies a potential motive. South Carolina U.S. Representative Ralph Norman tells Alex Giles of WBTV that Dr. Robert Lesslie had been treating Adams, and that Dr. Lesslie [more]

Trey Lance schedules second Pro Day for April 19

Trey Lance will throw for NFL teams once more before the upcoming draft. Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Lance has scheduled his second Pro Day for Monday, April 19 — 10 days before teams select in the first round. Lance held his first Pro Day on March 12, drawing several General Managers and head coaches to [more]

Joe Douglas wanted to see QB prospects in person before moving Sam Darnold

While trades involving quarterbacks Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff and Carson Wentz were agreed upon long before the start of free agency last month, the New York Jets didn’t decided to move Sam Darnold until the first week of April. Why wait when potential options for a trade could dry up? Jets general manager Joe Douglas [more]

Phillip Adams’ father says: “I think football messed him up”

Former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams obviously suffered from severe and untreated mental illness. That’s the only way to explain his decision to take five lives and then his own on Wednesday. His father blamed the situation on Adams’ football career. “I can say he’s a good kid,” Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV. “I think the [more]

Joe Douglas rooting for Sam Darnold, even if QB’s success makes him look bad

For Joe Douglas, the hardest part of the Jets’ trade of Sam Darnold to Carolina was the phone call the General Manager had to make to the quarterback. “The swallow-hard moment for me was just making that call to Sam,” Douglas told Albert Breer of SI.com. “You know how much work and dedication he’s put [more]

Report: Jets “feel confident” in Zach Wilson’s surgically repaired shoulder

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, the presumptive No. 2 overall choice, had shoulder surgery before the 2019 season. That is the reason Wilson is among the almost 150 draft prospects in Indianapolis for medical checks. The Jets, though, don’t need to wait for the results from Wilson’s physical “to feel confident in [Wilson’s] shoulder,” Ian Rapoport [more]

Jets re-sign Bennett Jackson

The Jets have re-signed safety Bennett Jackson, the team announced Thursday. Jackson appeared in four games in 2020 and took 48 special teams snaps before he was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. The Jets claimed Jackson off waivers in September 2019, and he has spent the past two seasons on and off [more]

Jets signing Corey Levin

The Jets are signing interior offensive lineman Corey Levin, Connor Hughes of The Athletic.com reports. Levin 26, has not played a regular-season game since 2018. The Titans made him a sixth-round choice in 2017, and he played all 16 games with one start in 2018. Levin played 140 offensive snaps and 61 special teams snaps. [more]

After opting out in 2020, C.J. Mosley gets his vaccine and urges everyone to do so

Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley was one of the highest-profile players to opt out of the 2020 NFL season, deciding that he didn’t want to play football during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today he took a big step toward getting back on the field safely. Mosley posted on Instagram that he has been vaccinated and urges everyone [more]

Former NFL player Phillip Adams kills five, then himself

Philip Adams, a former NFL defensive back who played for the 49ers, Patriots, Seahawks, Raiders, Jets, and Falcons, shot and killed five people on Wednesday and then committed suicide. Via the Associated Press, Adams killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, two of their young grandchildren (Adah and Noah), and James Lewis. A sixth person [more]

Brian Hoyer set to visit Jets

The Jets are set to add a rookie quarterback with the second overall pick in this month’s draft and they’re also set to talk to a potential veteran to back up that quarterback. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Brian Hoyer is scheduled to visit with the Jets on Thursday. Hoyer returned to the Patriots [more]

Report: 49ers, Washington had some interest in Sam Darnold

The Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Panthers and perhaps got more out of the deal than they otherwise might have considering the apparent lack of another serious bidder. But two other teams were at least intrigued by the quarterback. Before free agency began, the 49ers and the Washington Football Team both took “a hard [more]

Jets not tipping their hand even if everyone knows they will draft Zach Wilson

The Jets hold the No. 2 overall choice and traded their starting quarterback, Sam Darnold, to the Panthers. That leaves James Morgan and Mike White in the team’s quarterbacks room. Thus, it doesn’t take a genius NFL General Manager to ascertain the direction the Jets are going in the draft later this month. General Manager [more]

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