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Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Salas caught one pass for eight yards on five targets in Thursday's preseason finale against the Eagles.
Impact: According to Daryl Slater of the Star-Ledger, Salas is vying with Stephen Hill and Saalim Hakam for what will be either one or two roster spots. None of the three impressed in Thursday's game.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hill (illness), who caught one pass for 14 yards on two targets in Thursday's preseason finale against the Eagles, may not make the final roster, Daryl Slater of the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Once expected to seize the starting role across from Eric Decker, Hill is now on the roster bubble, and doesn't figure to have a prominent role even if he makes the team. He dropped one of his two targets in Thursday's game, staying true to form to finish off a poor preseason.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Jets suspended Patterson for the remainder of the preseason, NFL.com's Chris Wesseling reports.
Impact: The team imposed the suspension after Patterson failed to show up for the team's preseason game last Friday due to his unhappiness with his place on the Jets' depth chart. His suspension will be lifted Sept. 1, but there's still a chance the Jets could cut him if they don't believe he's committed to the team.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hill is dealing with an illness, but he has still been able to participate in practice, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: He does not appear to be dealing with a serious setback, but it remains to be seen if he will play in Thursday's preseason finale. Hill figures to grab a spot on the Jets' 53-man roster, but it is unlikely that he will open the season with a prominent role in the offense.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Allen (concussion) won't play in Thursday's preseason finale, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: Allen suffered a concussion during Friday's preseason game, so returning to play an exhibition game less than a week later is hardly a smart option. That's especially true when considering the Jets' currently dire situation at cornerback, where Dee Milliner (ankle) and Dimitri Patterson (suspension) look iffy for Week 1. A converted safety, Allen could very well start at cornerback should either Milliner or Patterson be ruled out for the beginning of the regular season.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | STATS
News: Saunders is simply happy to be back on the football field. The New York Jets rookie wide receiver was a full participant at practice for the first time in over a week Monday after suffering a seizure that hospitalized him for two days following a single-car accident.
Impact: Coach Rex Ryan confirmed that Saunders, a fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma, had a seizure when he drove his car off the road on Aug. 15 on his way to the team's facility. The incident Saunders dealt with had been previously described only as a "medical event."
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Patterson's unhappiness with the Jets' current pecking order at cornerback is thought to be a reason behind him not showing up for Friday's preseason game, the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: Patterson went missing without communication from the Jets' organization for 48 hours over the weekend, including their third preseason game Friday. That unexcused behavior caused the Jets to suspend him indefinitely Monday. Despite ankle, calf, and quad injuries limiting Patterson throughout the preseason thus far, the Jets believe their newly-signed cornerback is disappointed with his positioning on the team's depth chart. If that feeling is true, he certainly took an unconventional route to express such a sentiment. Nonetheless, the Jets could use Patterson's help at cornerback, since Dee Milliner (ankle), Antonio Allen (concussion), and Dexter McDougle (knee) are all presently sidelined.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Saunders practiced fully Monday, the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: The report clarifies that the medical incident -- which occurred while the wideout was driving to practice on Aug. 15 -- and resulted in Saunders spending two nights in the hospital, was a seizure. Coach Rex Ryan said Monday that Saunders has now been cleared by doctors for full participation in practices and games, with the fourth-rounder thus slated to see his share of action in Thursday's preseason finale, as both a receiver and returner.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Patterson will be suspended indefinitely by the Jets, while the team gathers more information regarding his unexcused absence over the weekend.
Impact: Patterson went missing for a 48-hour period over the weekend, failing to contact the Jets or show up for Saturday's preseason game. As the team aims to find out what led to his unusual behavior, the cornerback will be suspended until further notice. The journeyman battled multiple lower body injuries earlier in training camp, but general manager John Idzik said Patterson is now fine physically. While more news regarding Patterson's curious time away should surface in the coming days, his absence leaves an already depleted Jets' secondary even thinner for the time being.
Sun. Aug 24, 2014 | STATS
News: New York Jets coach Rex Ryan doesn't expect the team to have a resolution to the situation regarding Patterson before the preseason finale Thursday at Philadelphia.
Impact: Ryan had no updates Tuesday on the status of Patterson, who was suspended by the team indefinitely Monday after returning to the Jets following a 48-hour unexcused absence.
Sun. Aug 24, 2014 | STATS
News: Patterson did not show up for the team's game against the Giants on Friday night and has had no direct communication with anyone in the organization since.
Impact: General manager John Idzik announced Sunday during a conference call that he learned through Patterson's agent on Saturday that the player was OK physically and it is not believed to be a legal issue. But neither Idzik nor coach Rex Ryan have had messages left for Patterson returned by him directly.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dowling was released by the Jets on Sunday, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Dowling, who has finished both of his previous NFL seasons on injured reserve, dealt with foot and groin injuries during training camp.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ford was released by the Jets on Sunday, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Ford failed to emerge as a viable candidate to help the Jets' lackluster receiving unit and will now probably look to highlight his kickoff return ability, in hopes of landing with another team.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Amaro caught four passes for 37 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason loss to the Giants.
Impact: Handy work from the rookie, who caught all four of his targets. We're used to modest returns from first year tight ends, but perhaps Amaro can be an exception to that rule. Certainly, New York's wideouts are nothing special.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Vick, as expected, lost the starting quarterback competition to Geno Smith, coach Rex Ryan announced Friday.
Impact: It was Smith's job to lose all along, and Vick never really made it a battle. Ryan made the announcement after the team's third exhibition game Friday in which Vick went 4-of-5 for 35 yards and a touchdown.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hill caught one pass for 12 yards on four targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.
Impact: Expected to compete with David Nelson for a starting spot across from Eric Decker, Hill now seems to be merely fighting for his roster life. Nelson has also failed to impress, and the Jets may want to consider using Jeremy Kerley as something close to an every-down player. Though he has the size-speed combination of a stud No. 1 wide receiver, Hill continues to struggle with drops, among other things.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ivory (ribs) gained 50 yards on six carries in Friday's preseason game against the Giants.
Impact: Ivory and Chris Johnson both found success, as did Geno Smith through the air. Johnson started and got the first handful of touches, but Ivory was also quite active with the first-team offense. Ivory should get most of the goal-line carries, while Johnson figures to handle most of the passing-down snaps. Johnson is the best bet to lead the team in Week 1 touches, but the workload division is still worth keeping a close eye on. Ivory seems to have recovered nicely from the rib injury that kept him out of last week's preseason game.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith will start the Jets' Week 1 game against the Raiders, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.
Impact: Not that anything else was expected, but the Jets made an announcement following Friday's preseason game, during which Smith completed 9-of-14 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown. Both Smith and Mike Vick have played reasonably well this preseason, a scenario that always figured to end with the youngster starting. Smith may have a hard time carrying his success into the games that count, but his early-season schedule looks favorable from a fantasy perspective, and his supporting cast has been upgraded from last year.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Davis left Friday's preseason came against the Giants and did not return.
Impact: Davis left with a leg injury.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Allen, a safety starting at cornerback because of injuries to the secondary, left in the second quarter of Friday's preseason game against the Giants with a head injury.
Impact: He and teammate Demario Davis banged helmets after a 7-yard catch by Rashad Jennings.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Decker (quad) caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Friday's preseason game against the Giants.
Impact: Decker played well into the second half, catching his touchdown pass from Mike Vick. In addition to Decker proving his health, the Jets' first-team offense looked surprisingly good, with Geno Smith completing 9-of-14 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown. The Jets' quarterback play will likely determine Decker's value, as the 27-year-old wideout is a proven commodity with no questions about his role. Even if Smith and/or Vick can be surprisingly successful, Decker will still be dealing with a huge drop-off in quality at quarterback.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis left Friday's game with a leg injury and is questionable to return, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports.
Impact: Davis isn't a major part of the Jets' linebacking corps, so this will have little fantasy impact.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Allen left Friday's preseason game and will likely undergo the NFL's concussion protocol, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports.
Impact: Allen is in the running for a starting cornerback spot on New York's offense, so hopefully he is able to pass the concussion tests. We will update his status when more news is made available.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cumberland (Achilles) will not play in Friday's preseason game, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports.
Impact: He has now been dealing with the sore Achilles for almost two weeks, and while the injury isn't considered serious, it's enough to keep him out of action Friday. Jace Amaro should get plenty of looks at tight end during the Jets' third preseason game.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hill might not have a roster spot locked up, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.
Impact: While this nugget is strictly speculation by Cimini, he's a long-time Jets beat writer and knows the team as well as any media member. Bottom line, Hill is entering a make-or-break season, his third as a pro, and he's been unimpressive most of the summer. We'll watch him closely in the third preseason game.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | STATS
News: The New York Jets have placed rookie cornerback Dexter McDougle on season-ending injured reserve after he had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn knee ligament.
Impact: McDougle, a third-round draft pick out of Maryland, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during training camp practice on Aug. 10. McDougle wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that he was having the surgery Wednesday, and the move by the Jets was expected.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nelson remains above Stephen Hill on the depth chart, opposite Eric Decker, the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: This item is more of a knock on Hill than it is a credit to Nelson, but maybe Nelson will sneak his way to 40-50 receptions. We're not comfortable expecting more than that.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hill is still behind David Nelson on the Jets depth chart, according to the New York Daily News. Hill has run 37 routes in preseason games but has just one reception.
Impact: It's a critical year for Hill and so far he hasn't shown much. He'll start the year on the waiver wire, deservedly, in most fantasy leagues.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith will start Friday night's preseason game against the Giants, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The report suggests that Smith is expected to work for two-plus quarters with the Jets' starters Friday, and while coach Rex Ryan hasn't confirmed the second-year signal-caller as the team's Week 1 starter, it's an assignment that Smith is expected to draw, barring an injury. As far as when there might be an official announcement to that effect, Ryan noted, "when we think it's the right time, we'll tell you."
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve by the Jets.
Impact: Evans, who hasn't practiced with the Jets since July 31, had surgery on Tuesday to repair his shoulder injury, with his placement on IR officially ending his season. The 2014 fourth-rounder will thus compete for a role in the Jets' offense next season, assuming no setbacks with his shoulder as the 2015 campaign approaches.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Patterson (leg) was limited in practice Tuesday, but could play in the third preseason game, Darryl Slater of The Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Patterson was expected to be ready for the season opener, and the most recent news points towards the possibility of an even earlier return. He is dealing with multiple injuries to his ankle, calf, and quad, leaving the team's two starting cornerbacks (Patterson and Dee Millner) sidelined.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | STATS
News: The New York Jets have placed Evans on season-ending injured reserve after he underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday. The fourth-round draft pick out of UCLA missed most of training camp after injuring a shoulder that caused him to sit out practice on Aug. 1. Coach Rex Ryan said a few days later that the shoulder "looks pretty bad" and Evans never fully returned to practice.
Impact: Evans had nine touchdown catches for UCLA last season. He had at least one reception in each of his last 28 games with the Bruins, and led the team in catches his last two years.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans (shoulder) was waived/injured by the Jets on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impact: He'll likely revert to the Jets' injured reserve list once he clears waivers. Evans, a fourth-round draft pick from UCLA, underwent season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Decker (quadriceps) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: Decker has recently been limited in practice and also missed Saturday's preseason game to rest a quadriceps ailment. However, since the issue isn't considered serious, Decker should be able to suit up Saturday, when he'll work as the Jets' No. 1 wide receiver.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ivory (ribs) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game versus the Giants, the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: Ivory hurt his ribs during the Jets' preseason opener and was held out of the team's second exhibition outing last weekend as a precaution. He'll return this Saturday for the Jets' dress rehearsal, when the team's starters are slated to play the entire first half, as well as the first series of the second half. With that in mind, it will be worthwhile to monitor how Ivory, Chris Johnson, and possibly Bilal Powell split snaps within New York's first-team offense.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dowling (groin) went through positional drills Tuesday, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Dowling injured his foot during the onset of training camp and has nursed a groin injury recently as well. While the cornerback was able to play in the Jets' opening preseason game, he was held out of their most recent outing against the Bengals. However, with New York currently sorting out a messy situation at cornerback, Dowling's return should help his chances of earning playing time.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cumberland (Achilles) missed Monday's practice, NJ.com reports.
Impact: Cumberland exited last Tuesday's practice with soreness in his Achilles tendon and has not practiced or played since. While his condition isn't considered serious, Cumberland had surgery on his other Achilles back in 2011, so the tight end is certainly wary of coming back too early. Fortunately, Cumberland returned to positional drills Tuesday and figures to reassume the Jets' starting tight end position ahead of rookie Jace Amaro.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans will undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday, NJ.com reports.
Impact: Evans injured his shoulder on July 31 and has not practiced since. The rookie's injury is clearly severe enough to require surgery and Evans is thought to be a candidate to land on injured reserve once final roster cuts are made. Should that happen, the fourth-rounder would be ruled out for the season, adding to the Jets' uncertainty at wide receiver.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Decker (quad) participated in 7-on-7 drills during Monday's practice, Seth Walder of the Daily News reports.
Impact: While Decker didn't play against the Bengals on Saturday, he got some good work in Monday, which bodes well for the wideout's chances of suiting up in Friday's contest against the Giants.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Saunders, who was hospitalized over the weekend following a single-car accident Friday, returned to the Jets' practice facility Monday, working with trainers at the start of the team's workout, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: The report notes that Saunders, who experienced an unspecified "medical event" on his way to the Jets' practice facility Friday morning, will be eased back by the team, but his presence at Monday's practice is nonetheless an encouraging development for the Jets' fourth-round draft choice.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Per coach Rex Ryan, Milliner has officially been diagnosed with a high left ankle sprain, the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: While Ryan noted that "we feel confident that it's healing nicely," Milliner's ankle issue continues to cloud his Week 1 availability.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Patterson (leg) is expected by coach Rex Ryan to be ready for the Jets' season opener on Sept. 7 versus the Raiders, NJ.com reports.
Impact: Patterson, who has played just 15 games over the past three seasons, is dealing with calf, ankle, and quadriceps ailments at the moment. In fact, the cornerback hasn't been a full participant since the Jets' preseason opener on Aug. 7. While he did go through individual drills during Monday's practice, it's unclear if Patterson will play in New York's remaining two preseason games. Despite his time off, he's still expected to be ready for Week 1, when he could help boost the Jets' current injury-riddled secondary.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hill and David Nelson have not done much to separate from one another in the battle for a starting wideout spot opposite Eric Decker (quad), the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: The theme continued Saturday night against the Bengals, as Hill caught one pass for 17 yards, and Nelson caught two for just nine yards. It increasingly looks as if slot man Jeremy Kerley will be more productive than whichever player starts across from Decker. That said, Hill is a 6-4 former first-round draft pick with good speed, so his ceiling is easily higher than Nelson's.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nelson caught two passes for nine yards on four targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals.
Impact: Nelson, who is competing with Stephen Hill for the starting job opposite Eric Decker, saw the first two targets of the night from Geno Smith. Ultimately, neither Hill nor Nelson made much of an impression, which isn't exactly surprising. According to a recent report from the New York Daily News, the two receivers haven't done much to separate from one another. Hill is a former first-round pick with the measurable of a No. 1 wideout, but his health, hands, route-running and ball skills are all in question. Nelson is 6-5 and fairly experienced, but he isn't particularly strong or fast, and would ideally be a No. 4 wideout on most teams.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kerley caught one pass for 21 yards on one target in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals.
Impact: With Eric Decker (quad) sidelined, there was more to go around for Kerley, Stephen Hill and David Nelson, all of whom are jostling for snaps and targets behind the former Bronco. None of the three made much of an impression, but Kerley has the least to gain or lose, as he's seemingly locked in as the slot man. The illness Kerley dealt with a couple of weeks ago does not appear to be a lingering issue.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With Chris Ivory (ribs) not playing, Johnson finished Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals with 63 yards on 10 carries and one yard on two receptions.
Impact: While Johnson is expected to work in tandem with Chris Ivory this season, an injury to Ivory wouldn't necessarily lead to a major increase in Johnson's touches, as the Jets also have Bilal Powell, who played well in Saturday's game. Saturday's performance was encouraging, but Johnson still figures to split the workload, and isn't expected to get many goal-line carries.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Making his 2014 preseason debut, Powell (hamstring) had four carries for 41 yards and a touchdown and two receptions for 13 yards on two targets Saturday against the Bengals.
Impact: Chris Ivory (ribs) didn't play, allowing Powell to work as the No. 2 running back behind starter Chris Johnson. While Johnson and Ivory are expected to handle most of the workload this season, Ivory has always struggled to stay healthy, and Johnson isn't the same guy who once rushed for 2,000 yards. Powell seems to be locked in as the No. 3 running back, leaving him one injury away from what would likely be a significant role in the offense.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith completed 10-of-13 passes for 98 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals. He added four carries for 20 yards and a score.
Impact: Though his passing numbers were unimpressive, Smith led the first-team offense to two touchdowns and a field goal, with the Jets' running game also playing a huge role. A good portion of the production came against Cincinnati's backups, as the Jets continue to build Smith's confidence by leaving him in games against second-stringers. With all signs indicating that the Jets want Smith to start, the second-year pro has done enough to keep his job.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ivory (ribs) won't play against the Bengals on Saturday, the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Ivory's rib issue is not thought to be serious, however, with his absence Saturday presumably precautionary in nature.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Decker (quad) is not in line to play against the Bengals on Saturday, the Daily News reports.
Impact: Decker has been doing limited work at practice as of late, so the Jets will play it safe Saturday with the wideout, who has been dealing with a quad issue.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | STATS
News: New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders was involved in a single-car accident early Friday and hospitalized.
Impact: The team announced Saunders, a fourth-round pick, was on his way to the Jets' practice facility at the time of the accident. There was no immediate word on Saunders' condition, but the Jets say he won't travel with the team for their preseason game at Cincinnati on Saturday night. The team did not release additional details of the accident.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Saunders, who was hospitalized after being involved in a single-car accident Friday morning, is being monitored as a precaution, the Jets' official site reports.
Impact: We'll wait further details, but the report does note that the rookie receiver will not travel with the Jets to Cincinnati for Saturday's preseason game with the Bengals.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson blames his 2013 struggles on Tennessee's predictable play-calling, something he doesn't see as a problem with the Jets, according to ESPN.com.
Impact: When it comes to pointing the blame at someone else, Johnson still has elite quickness. But maybe New York OC Marty Mornhinweg will be able to unlock Johnson in 2014.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | STATS
News: The New York Jets have signed Lewis and waived linebacker Tim Fugger.
Impact: Lewis has been with several teams since signing with Dallas as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State in 2011. He spent time in training camp with the Jets in 2012, and was also on their practice squad for a week that season.
Sun. Aug 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Dee Milliner, a major part of Rex Ryan's defense in his second season, was helped from the practice field after injuring his left ankle. A half-hour earlier Sunday, McDougle was carted off after tearing a ligament in his left knee.
Impact: "Those things happen and it's unfortunate, but you've got to move on," Ryan said before the team announced the severity of McDougle's injury. "Who plays in their place, I've got to find out who's still out there."
Sun. Aug 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Patterson, projected as a possible starter opposite Milliner, missed practice for the second straight day with ankle and calf injuries - making the Jets' secondary extremely thin.
Impact: Their next preseason game is at Cincinnati next Saturday.
Sun. Aug 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Milliner has a sprained left ankle that could sideline him for a few weeks, jeopardizing his availability for the regular-season opener.
Impact: Milliner was injured during practice Sunday, about a half-hour after fellow cornerback Dexter McDougle was lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Milliner had an X-ray on his ankle, but the team is waiting for the swelling to subside before performing an MRI.