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Former Jets defensive lineman Paul “Rocky” Rochester dies at 81

Former Jets defensive tackle Paul “Rocky” Rochester died last weekend, the team announced. He was 81 and would have turned 82 next month. He joined the Dallas Texans of the new American Football League in 1960 as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State. Rochester spent his first three-plus seasons with the franchise that [more]

Chris Simms top 40 QBs ranking, No. 23: Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold may see ghosts, but Chris Simms sees Darnold as the No. 23 quarterback in the NFL. Darnold has landed in that spot after two NFL seasons, the second of which was marred by a bout with mono and, more generally, a supporting cast that doesn’t really give him much support. We discussed Darnold’s [more]

Report: Sam Darnold to work out with Jets receivers in Florida

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has been doing what he can to make connections with new teammates from a distance, but there’s only so much that can be done to generate chemistry remotely. That’s why Darnold is reportedly making a change in his location in the coming days. Darnold has been spending the offseason in California, [more]

Kyle Long denies report of Jets interest

The Jets might have asked, but Kyle Long is apparently not interested in coming back. According to Rick Tarsitano of WGN, Long was asked if there was any truth to the report from the New York Daily News about the Jets asking him to come out of retirement, and Long replied: “No. None.” The 31-year-old [more]

Report: Jets have talked to Kyle Long about coming out of retirement

The Jets coaxed center Ryan Kalil out of a brief retirement ahead of the 2019 season and they have reportedly spoken to another offensive lineman about reversing course this year. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that they have spoken to former Bears guard Kyle Long about returning to action. Long announced [more]

The Chris Simms top 40 QBs countdown, No. 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick

On Thursday, we paused the Chris Simms Top 40 quarterback countdown on PFT Live in order to devote the full show to the ongoing conversation regarding a moment of profound change in America. On Wednesday, we unveiled two more. Quarterback No. 28 is a quarterback who seemingly has played for 28 teams. Ryan Fitzpatrick actually [more]

Report: Jets never had serious interest in Jadeveon Clowney, still don’t

The Jets gained $11 million in salary-cap space this week when Trumaine Johnson’s deal came off the books. They now have $25.2 million in cap space, fourth in the league, according to the NFL Players Association. That gives them pretty of room to make a run at pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney if they want. Except they [more]

Fox bringing Jonathan Vilma onto NFL broadcast team

Jonathan Vilma is back in the NFL, at least as a broadcaster. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, the former Jets and Saints linebacker is leaving his job as an ESPN college analyst to join Fox. Vilma is expected to be paired with Kenny Albert on game broadcasts, replacing Ronde Barber. Barber’s [more]

Jets reopen facility Wednesday, will wrap up offseason program next week

After New Jersey cleared the way for professional sports to resume last month, the Jets said that they would reopen their training facility with a phased approach. The first phase of that process got underway on Wednesday. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the team reopened their facility with a limited [more]

Jamal Adams makes a simple plea: “Stop killing us”

As the world continues to react to a moment that should serve as a catalyst for real change in American society, plenty of people from the NFL’s universe are joining in the call for a dismantling of systemic discrimination that, when it comes to police officers with the ability to use lethal force, all to [more]

Jets, Falcons among teams that gained cap space after June 1

Monday was June 1 and that means teams that cut players with post-June 1 designations earlier this offseason have some more cap space at their disposal. The Jets are at the top of that list. They released cornerback Trumaine Johnson early in the offseason and they now have $11 million in cap space to use. [more]

Jets sign fifth-round choice Bryce Hall

Bryce Hall was the eighth of nine draft choices the Jets made, but the fifth-round pick became the first to sign. The cornerback signed his four-year deal Monday, according to the NFL’s transactions. He was a four-year starter at Virginia. Hall made 154 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, five interceptions and 38 pass breakups [more]

Seven classic Super Bowls coming to NBCSN, NBC this week

As we wait for live sports to return, why not enjoy some of the best live sports from days gone by? You’ll get to do that this week on NBCSN and NBC, with seven classic Super Bowls re-aired from Monday through Sunday. All were originally televised by NBC. It starts Monday night at 8:00 p.m. [more]

Joe Flacco on starting again: You never know what three years down the line looks like

Joe Flacco told reporters on a conference call Thursday that he is “fully embracing” his new role as a backup to Jets starting quarterback Sam Darnold, but that doesn’t mean he’s given up hope of one day being back in the top spot. Flacco signed a one-year deal with the Jets this month and is [more]

Quincy Enunwa not giving up hopes of playing again

The Jets placed wide receiver Quincy Enunwa on the reserve/physically unable to perform list earlier this month and the move leaves him ineligible to play during the 2020 season. A neck injury was the reason why Enunwa landed on the list and that’s the same reason he missed all of the 2017 season and all [more]

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