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QB Ainge Says He’s Retiring

Jets quarterback Erik Ainge is retiring from football, Dennis Waszak of The Associated Press reports. The 25-year-old Ainge missed last season as he tended to his addictions to drugs and alcohol. Sober for a year, Ainge underwent foot surgery in January and earlier this month announced that he was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff […]

QB Erik Ainge Has a Torn Rotator Cuff

Jets quarterback Erik Ainge disclosed on his Twitter account that he has a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. “Found out i have a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder today,” wrote Ainge. “no fun, o well, could always be worse, im sober and loved, all that matters.” Ainge, who turns 25 on […]

Erik Ainge Opens Up About His Long Time Drug Use

ESPN New York has a piece on Jets backup quarterback Erik Ainge, who has opened up about his drug use, as well as how he would have made Charlie Sheen look like Miss Daisy. Jets backup quarterback Erik Ainge started using drugs when he was 12. It began with a bong hit, and it escalated […]

QB Ainge Missing from Workouts According to Players

The Journal News reports that quarterback Erik Ainge was absent from the Jets workouts for the last week, but was in the facility on March 26th, the first time the media was allowed back to talk to players. Players told the paper they had not seen him at the facility in at least a full […]

Ainge Feels He’s Got a Shot to be the Starting QB in 2009

With Brett Favre gone, the QB spot is wide open, and Erik Ainge thinks he’s got a legit shot to be the starter in 2009. Here’s a report from the New York Post on Ainge and his possible starting opportunity in 2009: Erik Ainge told newyorkjets.com that he feels like he’ll have a legitimate chance […]

Rookie QB Ainge Suspended for Four Games

Jets rookie QB Erik Ainge has been suspended four games by the league for violating the leagues policy regarding anabolic steroids and related substances.  Ainge was a fifth-round draft pick by the Jets back in 2008 out of Tennessee.  He won’t be able to be back with the team till December 15th, but since he […]

Jets Put Both Chatman and Ainge on IR

The Jets today put running back Jesse Chatman on IR along with QB Erik Ainge. Chatman was hurt during Sunday’s 28-24 win over the Chiefs. He suffered a left knee injury. He had 8 yards on four carries in the game and one catch for three yards before leaving with the injury. Ainge had been […]

Vols Ainge Signs With Jets

Quarterback Erik Ainge signed a contract with the NFL’s  Jets Thursday, after being picked by them in the fifth round of April’s draft.  Ainge is expected to compete to be the Jets third quarterback behind Chad Pennington and Kellen Clemens.  The 6-5 Ainge started 35 games for the Tennessee Vols during his college career in […]