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Mon, 02 Dec 2002 23:30:44 -0800
The USA TODAY reports the New England Patriots have re-signed free agent S Chris Hayes.
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 21:58:50 -0700
Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots have released S Chris Hayes.
Sat, 20 Apr 2002 23:16:23 -0700
The New York Post reports the New York Jets will be looking for Kansas State S Jon McGraw, their second-round draft pick, to fill the role that departed S Chris Hayes played on special teams and as a backup safety.
Tue, 12 Mar 2002 14:34:16 -0800
Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots have announced the official signing of free agent S Chris Hayes (Jets). Agent Brian Levy said Hayes' familiarity with several Patriots players and coaches was the main reason he picked the Patriots.
Tue, 12 Mar 2002 09:09:28 -0800
Dan Pires, of the New Bedford Standard-Times, has informed KFFL that the New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free agent S Chris Hayes (Jets).
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 21:26:59 -0800
The AP reports today's release of P Tom Tupa, WR Matthew Hatchette and S Chris Hayes saved the New York Jets about $1.5 million on their 2002 salary cap.
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 20:36:27 -0800
New York Jets.com reports the team has waived WR Matthew Hatchette, S Chris Hayes and P Tom Tupa.
Tue, 22 Jan 2002 16:41:51 -0800
ESPN reports the New York Jets have placed CB Aaron Glenn, CB Marcus Coleman, S Chris Hayes, DT Shane Burton and ORT Ryan Young on their expansion list.
Mon, 08 Oct 2001 07:08:52 -0700
The NY Daily News reports New York Jets backup FS Nick Ferguson sprained an ankle in the first quarter and didn't return. With Damien Robinson's ankle injury from last week, the team is down to two healthy safeties, Victor Green and Chris Hayes.
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 22:35:50 -0700
The New York Times reports New York Jets starting S Damien Robinson (ankle) did not practice Thursday, and it seems very unlikely that he will play Sunday. S Chris Hayes would start in his place. DT Steve Martin (toe) was able to return to practice on Thursday.
Sat, 25 Aug 2001 07:39:17 -0700
The Star-Ledger reports it will a good battle at safety for the New York Jets as the pre-season starts to wind down. The team currently has five safeties on the roster, Nick Ferguson, Victor Green, Chris Hayes, Scott Frost and Damien Robinson, but they will probably keep only four. Green and Robinson are the starters and Hayes is a special teams ace. That leaves Ferguson and Frost to fight for a roster spot. Frost will see his first action of the pre-season after sitting out the first three weeks of training camp with a broken rib and turned ankle, suffered in a pre-camp automobile accident. Frost is still in catch-up mode.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 21:41:26 -0700
The New York Times reports the New York Jets welcomed S Chris Hayes, S Scott Frost and TE Anthony Becht back to practice on Tuesday. G Randy Thomas (groin) said he expects to return to practice this week and play Saturday against the Giants. WR Matthew Hatchette turned his ankle in Tuesday's morning practice and did not work out in the afternoon. LB James Darling (knee) will not practice or play this week.
Thu, 16 Aug 2001 05:39:40 -0700
The Bergen Record reports New York Jets DE John Abraham returned to practice on Wednesday and he showed no ill effects of being kicked in the shin on Tuesday. FS Chris Hayes (sprained left knee) missed practice again and he will not play against Baltimore this weekend.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 23:00:29 -0700
The Associated Press' Ken Berger reports New York Jets DT Jason Ferguson will have an MRI next Monday to determine whether he will need rehab or season-ending surgery on his partially torn right rotator cuff. DE John Abraham had to be helped off the field during Tuesday's morning practice, but it turned out that he'd only been kicked in the left shin. He was held out of the afternoon practice as a precaution. S Chris Hayes (left knee) missed his second straight day of practice.
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 08:16:44 -0700
The Bergen Record reports New York Jets SS Chris Hayes suffered a slightly sprained left knee in last weekend's pre-season game and probably won't practice today. He is day-to-day. G Kerry Jenkins (broken right hand) was held out of the game, but he should return to practice today. FS Scott Frost (bruised ribs) probably will remain on the non-football injury list.
Sat, 09 Jun 2001 09:50:44 -0700
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports for the Sporting News that S Damien Robinson will be starting ahead of Chris Hayes in the New York Jets secondary when training camp opens next month.
Wed, 02 May 2001 12:51:24 -0700
The Star Ledger reports the New York Jets have asked veteran S Victor Green to take a pay cut of approximately $1 million. The team has given him a week to decide. According to two teammates, Green was extremely upset and said he won’t take a pay cut. Damien Robinson and Chris Hayes will likely start at the safety positions if Green balks at the pay cut and is released.
Mon, 30 Apr 2001 00:58:08 -0700
According to the New York Times, the New York Jets are currently rotating S Damien Robinson, who signed with the team a week ago, in at safety with Chris Hayes. There continues to be speculation that Robinson will be worked into the starting lineup next to Hayes and then the team would release S Victor Green in a salary-cap savings move.
Thu, 26 Apr 2001 00:03:43 -0700
Rich Cimini reports for the Daily News reports today's signing of S Damien Robinson by the New York Jets could spell changes for safeties Chris Hayes and Victor Green. "It looks like I could be the odd man out, being the older guy and making the most money," said Green. Robinson, the likely starter at free safety and also a viable strong safety, provides flexibility and depth at those positions. Green could be asked to take a significant pay cut, according to a person familiar with the Jets thinking. Green counts $2.5 million on the cap of which $1.75 million is in base salary. Hayes declined to comment on the signing of Robinson.
Wed, 25 Apr 2001 23:54:23 -0700
Rich Cimini reports for the New York Daily News that the New York Jets are talking about players to approach to take a pay cut. With the Jets signing of S Damien Robinson on Wednesday, the team now has three capable safeties in Robinson, Victor Green and Chris Hayes. Green admitted that he could now be the odd man out. He counts $2.75 million against the salary cap this year.
Mon, 12 Mar 2001 14:58:49 -0800
As an update to earlier reports, SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the New York Jets new deal with free safety Chris Hayes is worth $5 million over five-years, which includes a signing bonus of $750,000.
Mon, 12 Mar 2001 12:24:58 -0800
As an update to previous stories, NewYorkJets.com reports the Jets have re-signed FS Chris Hayes to a multi-year deal and also signed free agent TE Scott Slutzker (Saints) to an undisclosed deal.
Mon, 12 Mar 2001 08:38:21 -0800
As a follow up to a Sunday morning story, NY Newsday reports the New York Jets could have a press conference, perhaps as early as today, to announce the re-signing of S Chris Hayes. He is expected to sign a five-year contract worth about $5 million, including a signing bonus close to $800,000. A league source with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the Jets will not match Miami's offer for QB Ray Lucas.
Sun, 11 Mar 2001 10:58:02 -0800
NY Newsday reports a source close to the situation said Jets free agent S Chris Hayes will re-sign with the Jets. Although the length of Hayes' contract has yet to be finalized, he is close to signing a $5-million, five-year deal. Hayes would start at free safety for the team. S Scott Frost has signed a one-year deal, so the Jets figure to go into the season with the same two free safeties who finished the 2000 season.
Sat, 10 Mar 2001 00:10:14 -0800
According to the NY Times, it looks at this point free agent S Damien Robinson (Bucs) will not be joining the Jets. Robinson canceled a meeting that had been scheduled for Sunday because the two sides are not close on contract terms, his agent said. Agent James Gould said at least three other teams are interested and that Robinson would begin to look elsewhere. Robinson is reportedly looking for a deal that will pay him between $2 million and $3 million a year. GM Terry Bradway said the team was not surprised by the fact Miami offered QB Ray Lucas a contract. The Jets are still trying to re-sign S Chris Hayes. He has visited Cleveland and New England. With Robinson probably not coming to the Jets, a Hayes re-signing would be important.
Fri, 09 Mar 2001 19:06:35 -0800
According to the team's official site, the Cleveland Browns visited with free agent S Chris Hayes (Jets) and OL Ross Verba (Packers) earlier today. The Browns do not have any players scheduled for visits over the weekend. The five players who visited yesterday, all left town without contracts at this time.
Fri, 09 Mar 2001 11:45:44 -0800
Tony Grossi reports for the Plain Dealer in addition to the previously reported free agent G Frank Middleton, the Browns are also expected to visit with Jets S and special teamer Chris Hayes. The team will suspend free agent visitations after this weekend as coach Butch Davis and Dwight Clark, director of football operations, turn their attention to the NFL draft.
Wed, 07 Mar 2001 00:45:59 -0800
The Boston Herald reports Patriots DT Chad Eaton appears to be getting close to signing in Seattle. He has canceled a scheduled trip to talk with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Patriots are talking with the agent for free agent S/special teams player Chris Hayes (Jets). With the signing of LB Larry Izzo today and the pursuit of Hayes, the team is trying to rebuild its' special teams unit. Izzo will also be available as a backup linebacker.
Tue, 06 Mar 2001 02:19:40 -0800
The Boston Herald reports the New England Patriots are expected to visit with free agent FS Chris Hayes (Jets) as well as TE Byron Chamberlain (Broncos). WR Dedric Ward (Jets) is another free agent possibility. As previously reported, the Patriots are in negotiations for a long-term contract with free agent LB/special teams ace Larry Izzo (Dolphins). The addition of Hayes and/or Izzo would help improve the Patriots special teams unit.
Wed, 14 Feb 2001 00:46:47 -0800
The New York Times reports New York Jets FS Chris Hayes, according to his agent Brian Levy, is unlikely to re-sign with the Jets for the 2001 season. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month. The team may try to pursue Buccaneers free agent S Damien Robinson. In other news, the team has informed DE Eric Ogbogu, a restricted free agent, that he is in their plans for next season. He missed all of last year with a shoulder injury.
Fri, 29 Dec 2000 00:26:20 -0800
The New York Times reports New York Jets coach Al Groh said that QB Chad Pennington has plenty of work to do before he seriously challenges Vinny Testaverde for the starting job. He could become the backup if Ray Lucas, who is about to become a restricted free agent, is traded. Because they are set at most positions, the Jets will have the luxury of drafting to increase their depth. But there are still some gaping holes. The team still needs to pick up a big receiver in the off-season. Groh did say that wide receiver is one of the positions the Jets will look at in the off-season. One need the Jets did not address in last season's draft was free safety. Chris Hayes became the starter after Kevin Williams and Scott Frost had failed to hold the spot, but one problem: Hayes is an unrestricted free agent.
Wed, 27 Dec 2000 00:28:13 -0800
The NY Times reports after the re-signing of LBs Bryan Cox and Mo Lewis on Tuesday, New York Jets coach Al Groh said that the remaining unrestricted free agents will probably not be offered contracts before the free-agency signing period in March. They are: DL Jason Ferguson, WR Dedric Ward, DL Rick Lyle, S Chris Hayes and WR/KR Dwight Stone. Lyle's agent and the team have talked, and Lyle said he would like to sign with the Jets. Groh was noncommittal about PK John Hall's future. Hall is under contract, but it seems most unlikely that he will be back after being replaced by Brett Conway for the final game. The Jets will have the 19th selection in the first round of the April NFL draft.
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 11:50:17 -0800
The New York Daily News reports the New York Jets will likely let LB Mo Lewis, LB Bryan Cox, NT Jason Ferguson, WR Dedric Ward and TE Fred Baxter depart via free agency at the end of the season. DE Rick Lyle, despite just suffering a broken leg, is likely to return as the two sides have been talking all year long. FS Chris Hayes may return, but the Jets wouldn't up a big fight for him if it comes down to a bidding war.