Jets DE Richardson Pleads Guilty in Police Car Chase; Gets Probation

Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson on Tuesday received his punishment for speeding away from Missouri police in July, allegedly at 143 mph, Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

As part of a guilty plea agreement, Richardson received two years of bench probation, which means he doesn’t have to report to a probation officer, according to his attorney, Scott Rosenblum. But Richardson avoided jail time.

Once Richardson’s probationary period is complete, provided he stays out of trouble, the misdemeanor resisting arrest charge he faced will be wiped from his record. But Richardson still faces the possibility of an NFL suspension.

Richardson also received 100 hours of community service for the resisting arrest charge, and fines totaling $1,050 for four traffic violations, including speeding and running a red light while eluding police.

Jets at Bills NFL Week 17 Inactives

Jets inactives: RB Bilal Powell, QB Bryce Petty, G Dakota Dozier, CB Dee Milliner, S Dion Bailey, LB Taiwan Jones and LB Josh Martin

Bills inactives: RB LeSean McCoy, LB Nigel Bradham, WR Dezmin Lewis, QB Josh Johnson, LB Max Valles, DT T.J. Barnes, DE Lavar Edwards

Patriots at Jets NFL Week 16 Inactives

Patriots inactives: CB Troy Hill, G Josh Kline, S Devin McCourty, S Patrick Chung, WR Danny Amendola, WR Julian Edelman, LB Jonathan Freeny

Jets inactives: QB Bryce Petty, CB Dee Milliner, S Dion Bailey, LB Taiwan Jones, G Dakota Dozier, T Ben Ijalana and LB Josh Martin

Bills at Jets NFL Wednesday Injury Report

BUFFALO BILLS
 
Status Report
  OUT DT Kyle Williams (knee)
 
  QUESTIONABLE T Seantrel Henderson (illness), T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee)
 
  PROBABLE RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle), DE Mario Williams (calf)
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Monday T Seantrel Henderson (not injury related), RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder), DT Kyle Williams (knee)
  Tuesday T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee), DT Kyle Williams (knee)
  Wednesday DT Kyle Williams (knee)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle)
  Tuesday T Seantrel Henderson (illness), RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle), DE Mario Williams (calf)
  Wednesday T Seantrel Henderson (illness), T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee), RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle), DE Mario Williams (calf)
 
NEW YORK JETS
 
Status Report
  OUT S Dion Bailey (ankle), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
 
  DOUBTFUL CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), RB Bilal Powell (ankle)
 
  QUESTIONABLE CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
 
  PROBABLE RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (hand), WR Eric Decker (knee), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Monday S Dion Bailey (ankle), CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), K Nick Folk (right quadricep), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
  Tuesday S Dion Bailey (ankle), G Willie Colon (knee), CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
  Wednesday S Dion Bailey (ankle), CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), G Willie Colon (knee), WR Eric Decker (knee), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), RB Bilal Powell (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
  Tuesday RB Bilal Powell (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
  Wednesday RB Bilal Powell (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday TE Kellen Davis (hand), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)
  Tuesday RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (hand), WR Eric Decker (knee), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)
  Wednesday RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (hand), WR Eric Decker (knee), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)

Jaguars vs Jets NFL Week 9 Inactives

Jaguars inactives: RB Toby Gerhart, WR Marqise Lee, S James Sample, DE Chris Smith, RB Joe Banyard, LB Hayes Pullard, OL Luke Bowanko

Jets inactives: RG Willie Colon, QB Bryce Petty, S Calvin Pryor, RB Bilal Powell, G Dakota Dozier, T Ben Ijalana and NT T.J. Barnes

Brandon Marshall Defends Geno Smith on ‘Inside the NFL’

New York Jets v Oakland Raiders

Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall sounded off about his potential new quarterback, Geno Smith, during Tuesday night’s episode of Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

After Smith replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick in Oakland, where the starter was injured on the game’s opening drive, Marshall praised Smith. Marshall continued to support Smith on Tuesday during his regular “Inside the NFL” appearance.

“When did I get here [with the Jets]?” Marshall said. “April? May? Since that day, I’ve been a fan of Geno Smith. I’m going to stick to that. I love him. I’m proud of the kid.”

Marshall said it’s a “reality” that Smith can get the job done in 2015 as the Jets’ starting quarterback, if they need him. Marshall’s fellow panelist on the show, former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason, disagreed.

“The perception out there is that he can’t do it,” Esiason said. “I believe that that perception does have a tinge of reality attached to it, because I haven’t seen it. I’ve seen some moments where he can throw the ball physically, but mentally, there are times where I just think he’s clueless on the field.”

Marshall interjected.

“Now I’m not just going to take this stance because I’m his teammate,” Marshall said. “But you take a kid who hasn’t played all year and you throw him in that game, and look what he did.”

Esiason then brought up the whole IK Enemkpali incident.

“But [Smith] also got punched in the face by a teammate in the locker room,” Esiason said. “And we can’t forget that. That tells me volumes about what his teammates think of him.”

Marshall continued to defend Smith.

“Can we give a kid, a young kid, a second chance?” said Marshall, who had previously defended Smith for his role in the Enemkpali punch.

Esiason fired back.

“Well, he’s had like three different chances already, didn’t he?” Esiason said. “Geno’s had ample opportunities to really show that he can do it. He screwed up a major opportunity at the beginning of this year to play with what I thought would be his best offensive team.”

Jets Lose Fitzpatrick, Fall Badly to Raiders 34-20 in Oakland

New York Jets v Oakland Raiders

The Jets lost more than a game on Sunday in Oakland, they lost their offensive leader for the rest of the 2015 season.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went down on the Jets first drive with a torn left thumb ligament, and from all indications he will miss the final 9 regular season games of the year.

The injury to Fitz took place on a scramble, and just a quickly as he was put in the starting role, he’s now done as Geno Smith will be back under center it appears.

The interesting thing is Fitzpatrick returned despite the injury and threw two passes before Smith returned. Fitzpatrick will have an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.

”Unfortunately just couldn’t really grip the ball, couldn’t really do anything with pressure,” he said.

Smith on the day was 27-for-42, 265 yards, two touchdowns, one interception.

He wasn’t awful on Sunday, but he was no match for young Raiders thrower Derek Carr, who threw for four touchdowns and 333 yards as Oakland ran past the Jets 34-20.

The Jets were their own worst enemy on defense, as they missed a number of tackles and just didn’t have the aggressive tendency as they did in weeks past.

”We probably had something like over 20-something missed tackles,” defensive back Antonio Cromartie said.

”That’s something that we can’t do. When you have the missed tackles, penalties and giving up long touchdowns, you’re automatically going to lose that game.”

It seemed like a lot of the young up and coming Raiders all had a hand in the win over New York. Rookie running back Latavius Murray ran for 113 yards, and wide out Andre Holmes caught two touchdown passes.

Wide out Michael Crabtree had 102 yards receiving and a score, and another solid youngster, Taiwan Jones added his first career score on a 59-yard catch and run.

The loss drops the Jets to 4-3 on the season, the same record as Oakland as it looks like they will be fighting it out with the silver and black for a possible AFC Wild card spot.

The Jets will look to break their two-game losing streak next week as they host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jets vs Raiders NFL Week 8 Inactives

Jets inactives: QB Bryce Petty, WR Delvin Smith, S Calvin Pryor, RB Bilal Powell OG Jarvis Harrison, OT Ben Ijalana, C Nick Mangold

Raiders inactives: WR Walt Powell, CB Dexter McDonald, LB Neiron Ball, OL Jon Feliciano, OL Matt McCants, WR Rod Streater, DL C.J. Wilson