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Jets at Dolphins NFL Week Nine Inactives

Here’s the Inactives for today’s Jets matchup with the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami

Jets

OG Dakota Dozier
DT Folorunso Fatukasi
CB Trumaine Johnson
CB Derrick Jones
LB Frankie Luvu
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
TE Neal Sterling

Dolphins

TE A.J. Derby
DE Charles Harris
C Wesley Johnson
LB Martrell Spaight
QB Ryan Tannehill
DE Jonathan Woodard
OT Sam Young

NFL Inactives Week 8 – Jets at Bears

Here’s today’s inactives as the Jets get set to take on the Bears:

Jets

WR Robby Anderson
OG Dakota Dozier
WR Quincy Enunwa
DT Folorunso Fatukasi
CB Trumaine Johnson
CB Derrick Jones
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis

Bears

FB Michael Burton
CB Marcus Cooper
OT Rashaad Coward
OG Eric Kush
LB Khalil Mack
WR Allen Robinson
DE Nick Williams

Jets Ink Former Titans WR Rishard Matthews

The Jets have finally gotten some help for the wide out core of the team.

They signed free-agent wide receiver Rishard Matthews, who was released by Tennessee last month after requesting the move because he felt he was being underused. He had three catches for 11 yards in three games.

The Jets were short-handed at receiver because Quincy Enunwa, who has a team-leading 22 catches, is out a few weeks with a sprained ankle. Terrelle Pryor was also released last Saturday with an injury settlement because of a groin tear.

To make room for Matthews on the roster Tuesday, New York placed safety Doug Middleton on injured reserve after he tore a pectoral muscle Sunday in the Jets’ game against Minnesota.

The 29-year-old Matthews signed a one-year contract extension with the Titans in August after leading them with 1,740 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns combined over the past two seasons. He missed organized team activities, minicamp in June, training camp and Tennessee’s first three preseason games with an undisclosed injury before being activated from the physically unable to perform list before the regular season.

Jets Announce Release of WR Terrelle Pryor; Hope to Bring Him Back

The Jets Saturday announced they have released wide out Terrelle Pryor, this due to a tear in his groin.

While he was released in favor of healthy wide out Deontay Burnett, the team is hopeful after missing a few weeks to heal up they will be able to bring Pryor back.

Pryor inked a one-year, $4.5 million deal, which included a $1 million signing bonus, with the Jets in March.

This season he had 14 receptions for 235 yards, and caught a touchdown in the last two games with the Jets he’s played in.

Jets QB Sam Darnold Not Buying Into Praise From Broncos LB Von Miller

Broncos’ six-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Von Miller heaped compliments on Jets’ rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, saying he thought he should have been drafted No. 1 overall. But Darnold, after hearing about Miller’s comments for the first time, did his best to play it cool, Matt Stypulkoski of NJ Advance Media reports.

“That’s high praise from a really talented player – probably one of the best players in the league,” Darnold said. “Obviously, you know, he’s a great player and I’m looking forward to going up against him.”

“It’s pretty cool that he said it and it’s definitely very humbling, very flattering, but at the same time, you know, we’re going up against him,” Darnold added. “And a bunch of people know and I know that, like I just said, he’s one of the best players in the league. So nothing much needs to be said about him because everyone already knows that. So I’m just going to go out there and we’re going to handle him the way that we need to and we’ll go about our business that way.”

“It’s a good feeling, I’m not going to lie,” Darnold said. “But at the same time, I’m not worried about that – I can’t be. I have a lot going on in my own life with football and everything, in terms of running the plays, executing, being on the same page with everyone on the offense. So there’s a lot going on in my world, I’m not too worried about what other people are saying.

“But when guys like that have high praise for me or they’re saying cool things, it’s obviously very flattering.”

Jets QB Sam Darnold Wants to Beat the Browns; Not Worried About How They Passed Him Up in April

Sam Darnold appeared destined to go to Cleveland in the months leading up to the NFL draft.

Then, the Browns called an audible along the way and went instead with Baker Mayfield at No. 1 overall. After the Giants took Saquon Barkley next, the New York Jets ended up with the quarterback they wanted all along and Darnold was headed to the Big Apple.

“I thought I could’ve been there or several other teams,” Darnold said Monday. “I honestly haven’t even thought about it since I got drafted by the Jets. With (Cleveland) having the (No.) 1 pick, I guess there was a good chance I might have gone there, so I was thinking about it before. But ever since the draft, I haven’t thought about it.”

On Thursday night, Darnold will be in Cleveland. But as the enemy — and a reminder to Browns fans of who they might have had.

Not that Darnold, who’ll be making his third NFL start, has revenge or redemption on his mind.

“No, I’m just going to go out there and play ball,” he said.

Darnold has much more pressing matters at hand, such as trying to bounce back from a 20-12 loss to Miami on Sunday .

The No. 3 overall pick struggled at times with some missed opportunities and mistakes, as did the rest of the Jets. But Darnold also had some positive moments, and at 21 years and 103 days old became the youngest player to throw for 300 yards. He finished with 334 yards passing with one touchdown and two interceptions.

“Other than the two picks, I thought I played pretty well,” Darnold said. “So, I’m just going to continue to try to play as consistent as possible and find completions when I can and take shots when I can.”

Meanwhile, Mayfield hasn’t yet taken a regular-season snap for the Browns with Tyrod Taylor as the starter. The former Oklahoma star is considered the future of the franchise for Cleveland — a label that appeared reserved for Darnold.

“I was excited to go anywhere,” Darnold said. “Whoever wanted me, whoever wanted to pick me. As a top pick, it was a dream come true right when it happened. I wasn’t concerned with who was picking me, but more with where I was going and where I might need to spend the next, for now, three or four years.”

The Jets envision Darnold being around for a lot longer than that, and Thursday will serve as the next test — and step — in the young quarterback’s development.

The Browns are still winless since 2016, but they have a tie and a three-point loss through the first two games so they’re no pushovers.

Gregg Williams’ defense has already caused problems for the likes of Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and New Orleans’ Drew Brees, and could be licking its chops to face a rookie at home in front of the Dawg Pound.

“First of all, I think his guys are ready to play every single game,” Darnold said. “They come out fiery and at the same time, they bring pressures that, sometimes, no one’s ever seen before. We’re going to be ready. I’m focused on what we’re doing, but also on what the defense is doing and how we can attack them.”

The Jets and Darnold will have to do a better job than they did for much of the game against the Dolphins. New York was just 3 of 10 on third downs, including 1 of 8 in the first half when it fell behind 20-0.

This will be the third game in just 11 days for the Jets, no easy task for a rookie QB. Darnold recognizes that this week’s preparation will be condensed even more than last week, when New York was coming off a Monday night game in the opener.

“It’s a different challenge, something I haven’t necessarily dealt with, but it’s awesome,” Darnold said. “It’s just another challenge for this team and we’re going to take it head on. Looking at Cleveland last night, it was moving on right after that game. We watched that game and then got right to Cleveland. Not the final score that we wanted. Obviously, we looked to come out of there with a win, but move on as fast as possible and get to Cleveland because it’s a short turnaround.”

Jets Officially Name Rookie Sam Darnold as Starter for Season Opener

It’s official – the Jets have a new quarterback, as the team will officially go with rookie Sam Darnold for their opener on Monday against the Detorit Lions.

The Jets have a new starting quarterback and a new face of the franchise.

Rookie Sam Darnold was officially named the starter Monday, coach Todd Bowles announced. He will become the youngest opening-day quarterback in NFL history. He will be 21 years, 97 days old when the Jets travel to play the Detroit Lions next Monday night.

Bowles said he informed both quarterbacks of his decision in a brief meeting before he announced it to the media. Bowles said it was “close, obviously.”

Explaining his choice of Darnold over the more experienced McCown, Bowles said Darnold gives them “a good chance” to win, but he never said “best chance.” In the past, Bowles has always maintained that he starts the players who give him the best chance to win.

“I think I can win with both,” Bowles said. “I think Sam’s growth gives us a chance to win with him right now, and that’s who I’m going with.”

Jets Set to Start Rookie QB Sam Darnold in Week One Vs the Lions

Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold will start Week 1 against the Lions on Monday Night Football, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports via Kevin Patra of NFL.com.

The 21-year-old quarterback completed 64.4 percent of his 45 preseason passes with two touchdowns to one interception, with an 83.9 quarterback rating.

Even with Bridgewater outplaying Darnold during the preseason, it was always the rookie’s job to lose. Wednesday’s trade of Teddy B confirmed as much.

Darnold impressed during the preseason with his ability to make reads, spread the ball around, an NFL-caliber arm, and improved pocket presence. Despite a middling 5.4 yards per attempt average and a reluctance to push the ball down the field, Darnold showed the Jets’ brass he can command the team and be a dynamic point guard of the offense.

Darnold will become the youngest QB to start a season opener since the 1970 merger — 21 years and 97 days old when the Jets play at Detroit — and the second-youngest QB to start a game regardless of the week — Tommy Maddox in 1992 at 21 years, 81 days for the Denver Broncos.