Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson Starts Training Camp on the PUP List

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One of the Jets big name defensive players won’t be on the practice field when camp starts, as today the team announced that Muhammad Wilkerson is starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Wilkerson is still recovering from a broken right leg that he suffered last season, but the good news is he’s expected to be ready to go week one against the Bengals.

Wilkerson wasn’t the only Jets player to begin camp on the sideline. Devin Smith, Khiry Robinson, James Carpenter, Breno Giacomini and Kendall James all were placed on the PUP list

Jets Waive Punter Hackett to Make Room on the Roster for Ryan Fitzpatrick

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Thursday afternoon, the Jwets announced they have waived undrafted rookie punter Tom Hackett as a corresponding transaction to the signing of Ryan Fitzpatrick.

As a result, Lac Edwards, New York’s seventh-round pick in this year’s draft, becomes the lone punter on the Jets’ roster, Conner Hughes of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Hackett, 24, was signed by the Jets shortly after the 2016 NFL draft came to a close as an undrafted free agent. At that point in time, the Utah product was viewed as competition for Edwards. Despite the two splitting reps during OTAs and minicamp, Edwards had a clear-cut advantage. While both players were evenly matched in terms of directional accuracy, Edwards’ leg strength was far and away better than Hackett’s.

Jets WR Brandon Marshall Challenges Steelers WR Antonio Brown in Bet Involving Yards

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Standing in front of a white Porsche — the new sponsor of the Jets — Brandon Marshall said on an Instagram video he’ll give up the car if Antonio Brown outdistances him in receiving yards, but “if I have more receiving yards than you, you’ve got to give me the Rolls-Royce,” Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Brown is scheduled to drive a Steelers-inspired Rolls-Royce Wraith into training camp Thursday.

Marshall recorded 1,502 yards last season, which is 332 short of Brown’s 1,834 total.

“The RR is about $100K up (from the Porsche value),” Brown told TMZ. “If he really serious, CALL ME…I’ll gladly accept. Don’t Internet it.”

Report: Jets RB Zac Stacy Waived, Khiry Robinson a PUP candidate

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There was big news in the Jets run game today, as the team said good-bye to running back Zac Stacy, who was waived after he failed his physical.

The team also may be putting new running back Khiry Robinson on the PUP list as he tries to continue his comeback from a broken leg.

Matt Forte and Bilal Powell will likely open camp as the two feature backs, and it remains to be seen how Todd Bowels splits their time as camp gets going.

Report: Jets Have Made QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Multiple Offers to Choose From

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The Jets have given veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick multiple offers with the hope of bringing back their undisputed leader from a year ago before the start of training camp this week, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

The Jets’ three-year, $24 million offer (which is below market value but includes $15 million in guarantees) has dominated the conversation for the better part of two months, but the organization has presented at least one other option for Fitzpatrick, whose franchise-record 31 touchdowns helped Todd Bowles to 10 wins in his rookie season.

The Jets would almost certainly prefer a one-year, $8 million pact (to keep in line with the $8 million/year average in their well-publicized three-year offer), but that’s simply insulting given Fitzpatrick’s true value to this team.

Although the organization might be amenable to a one-year deal with a base value of $8 million that includes incentives that would push the max value to $12 million, that still isn’t fair for a player that gives the Jets the best chance to snap a five-year playoff drought.

Jets Planning On Giving New RB Forte Lots of Rest During the Season

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The New York Post reports that the Jets plan to give veteran running back Matt Forte “plenty of rest” throughout the 2016 season.

All signs point to the Jets using a “time-share system” at running back with Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson expected to see plenty of touches.

Obviously the 30-year-old Forte is considered the No.1 in that scenario considering the Jets signed him to a lucrative free agent deal this offseason after his eight stellar years with the Chicago Bears.

But Forte’s dreams of being an every-down back once again appear destined to be dashed, primarily due to his age and the amount of tread left on his legs. Fantasy football players are currently drafting Forte as a top-15 back but there is a good chance his stats will disappoint at that price in 2016.

Jets Come to Terms with DL Muhammad Wilkerson on Five-Year Deal

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The Jets have reportedly signed defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson to a five-year deal according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Contract details have not yet been made available but Rapoport reports that the deal is worth $17 million annually. This has to go down as one of the major shockers of the entire offseason as there have been reports for months that there had been no progress made on a contract extension and no apparent ongoing negotiations. Wilkerson stayed far away from OTAs and minicamp and had made it clear that he intended to hold out of training camp as long as he did not have a longterm deal. And there have been rumors, especially around the time of the draft in May, that the Jets had Wilkerson on the trading block.

That said, there is no doubt this is the right move for the Jets. The 26-year-old Wilkerson, a 2011 first-round pick out of Temple, has been a leader both on an off the field during his five years with the Jets. He is a prolific pass rusher, amassing 12 sacks in 2015 alone, and has been an extremely durable player who has missed only three games due to injury his entire NFL career.

If the Jets can pull a rabbit out of a hat at the last minute with Mo Wilkerson, can Ryan Fitzpatrick be far behind? And will they still have enough money and cap space left to sign him?

What if the Jets Logo Went Pokémon Style?

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Ever wonder what would happen if the NFL went Pokémon style with their logos?

Well, with the new sensation Pokémon Go hitting the market, Daily Snark put out all the NFL teams if their logos were done in the style of Pokémon – with the Jets instead of being the Jets being known as the New York Geots.

Here’s the complete list of teams at the link HERE