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J.J. Wilcox: Jets opportunity was one I couldn’t turn down

Safety J.J. Wilcox was in Santa Clara to meet with the 49ers earlier this month and there were reports he agreed to a deal with the NFC West club, but he won’t be with the 49ers this season. Wilcox never signed a contract and wound up heading across the country to sign a deal with [more]

James “Friday” Richards, Jets player and high school coach, dies at 64

James “Friday” Richards, who had a brief NFL career but is much better known for shaping the lives of hundreds of young men as a high school coach, has died at the age of 64. Richards grew up in Marietta, Georgia, and was an all-state running back as a senior, when he rushed for more [more]

Jabar Gaffney denies vandalizing Lito Sheppard’s car

Former NFL players Jabar Gaffney and Lito Sheppard played together in high school and at the University of Florida, but any friendship that may have existed between the two men has soured over the years. Sheppard was at dinner at a restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, Florida last week and left to find that his car [more]

Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

The end of offseason programs around the league last week have all 32 teams looking forward to training camp and the start of the push to the regular season. All 32 teams have now announced the reporting dates for training camp. Many teams will have their rookies report ahead of their veterans and all teams [more]

Robby Anderson gets six months probation for reckless driving

Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson has resolved the final charge from a January arrest in South Florida. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports, via Anderson’s lawyer, that the wideout pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge on Wednesday. He was sentenced to six months of “non-reporting probation” and Garafolo adds that the NFL’s review [more]

Edmonton adds Hackenberg to dibs list

The CFL has a unique system for allocating players, a highly-sophisticated process that is akin to calling “shotgun.” As to former Jets and (blink and you missed it) Raiders quarterback Christian Hackenberg, the Edmonton Eskimos have secured dibs. More specifically, and according to 3downnation.com, the Eskimos have added Hackenberg to their negotiating list. Hackenberg, a [more]

Jets have limited public practices this year

A staple of the slow time is the release of training-camp practice schedules. And this year’s training-camp practice schedule for the Jets will make fans feel like it’s still the slow time. Via NJ.com, the Jets will have only three public practices at the team’s facility. Due to scheduling conflicts, the team also won’t practice [more]

Zach Brown: We’ll “have it out” for Terrelle Pryor at joint practices

Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor should probably keep his head on a swivel when the Jets share the practice field with Washington during training camp. The two teams will have joint practices before an August preseason game and Washington linebacker Zach Brown said that it will provide him and his fellow defensive players to do something [more]

Jets may have an unlikely star running back on the roster

The Jets have several running backs with names that hard-core football fans instantly will recognize: Isaiah Crowell, Bilal Powell, Thomas Rawls. The team’s running backs coach thinks another running back on the depth chart may become a household name. Stump Mitchell believes Elijah McGuire could perform like one specific Hall of Famer. “He has the [more]

Jamal Adams, Trumaine Johnson think Jets secondary can be “something special”

The Jets have made big investments in the secondary over the last two seasons and two of those investments are expecting big things from the unit this season. Safety Jamal Adams, the team’s first-round pick in the 2017 draft, said this week that he would “take us over anybody” when asked about how the Jets [more]

Police: Kellen Winslow II targeted older women for kidnapping, rape

Police say former NFL player Kellen Winslow II spent months targeting older women for crimes, including two women he kidnapped and raped. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Winslow, who has been arrested and is currently in jail, kidnapped and raped two women in May. One was 54 years old and one was 59. Winslow [more]

Terrelle Pryor declares himself healthy after ankle surgery

Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor didn’t practice during the Jets’ minicamp this week, but he did take one step in the right direction after having ankle surgery earlier in the offseason. Pryor’s recovery from that operation has reached a point where he no longer has to wear a boot on his right foot. That wasn’t enough [more]

Sam Darnold to begin camp third on depth chart but has “real chance” to start

Sam Darnold will begin training camp third on the depth chart behind Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater, head coach Todd Bowles said Thursday. But the No. 3 overall pick isn’t expected to stay there long. Darnold will get a chance to compete for the job. “We’ll see what happens at the end of training camp,” [more]

Kellen Winslow II arrested for sex crimes

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II’s legal troubles are getting deeper. Winslow was arrested by San Diego Sheriff’s Department on Thursday and is facing a long list of sex crime charges. Winslow is being charged with two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape and two counts of [more]

Jon Gruden: CBA big factor in Hackenberg’s failure to launch

Raiders coach Jon Gruden has made no secret of his distaste for the league’s collectively bargained rules governing offseason work and he went back to the well on Thursday while discussing quarterback Christian Hackenberg‘s release. Gruden pointed to Hackenberg’s work this offseason to change “his stroke, his passing motion” and said there wasn’t enough time [more]

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