Team Notebook: New York Jets
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Jets | Lots of rest for Matt Forte
Jets | Quincy Enunwa set to be third receiver?
New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa currently has the inside track on being the No. 3 wide receiver. He will battle with WRs Kenbrell Thompkins, Jalin Marshall and Devin Smith (knee) for roster spots and playing time behind WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson expects to be ready
New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) said he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season but is not sure when he will be able to practice during training camp. He said the rehab from his broken leg is going well and that he is running four times a week.
Jets | Sheldon Richardson will not be limited
New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson will receive his normal snaps during training camp even though he has been suspended for the first game of the 2016 season. Richardson was limited during training camp last season and said his conditioning was an issue after he served a four-game suspension.
Jets | Two Jets RBs to compete for No. 3 job
New York Jets RBs Zac Stacy (leg) and Khiry Robinson (leg) will compete for the No. 3 running back job during training camp, but Robinson may have an edge because the team does not believe he has reached his full potential yet.
Jets | Jordan Jenkins may start in 2016
Jets | Important year for Jace Amaro
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro is the projected starter for the Jets after he missed all of last year with a shoulder injury. He has worked hard on his blocking and believes he's improved in that area. However, he must earn the trust of offensive coordinator Chan Gailey and head coach Todd Bowles. The Jets tight ends combined for just eight catches on 23 targets in 2015.
Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson will be ready
New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) said he will be ready for the season opener but can't predict when he'll be available in training camp. He is recovering from a broken right leg suffered in the season finale in 2015.
Jets | Long delay in Ryan Fitzpatrick talks
Jets | Khiry Robinson set for goal-line role?
Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick situation could linger
It looks as though the New York Jets may wait to view the practice repetitions of QB Geno Smith in training camp before there is more movement in talks with free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets), according to sources.
Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets not a given
Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) re-signing with the New York Jets by the start of training camp, or shortly after, isn't a sure thing. The Jets have been offering a three-year, $24 million deal with $12 million in the first year.
Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick to sign soon?
Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) and the New York Jets should have more flexibility in future negotiations because the signing of DE Muhammad Wilkerson brings the possibility of a one-year deal. New York had just $3.4 million in salary cap space before the Wilkerson deal. That will now increase by a few million because the Jets no longer have to carry Wilkerson's $15.7 million franchise tag.
Jets | Sheldon Richardson will be expensive
New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson will "surely" come at a higher price than the $54 million in guaranteed money to which DE Muhammad Wilkerson signed, according to NJ.com's Darryl Slater. Richardson and the Jets are expected to start long-term contract negotiations next offseason as Richardson enters the fourth year of his rookie contract.
Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson may go on PUP list
New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) likely will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list because the team wants to be cautious with him since he is returning from a broken leg. The Jets want to make sure he will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson receives new deal
Updating a previous report, New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson did sign a five-year deal with the Jets Friday, July 15, worth $86 million. The deal includes $37 million guaranteed and $54 million in the first three years.
Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson does not receive deal
Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets far apart
New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson and the Jets are still far apart in their long-term contract negotiations. The deadline for franchise tagged players to sign a long-term deal is Friday, July 15. If a deal is not done, Wilkerson would have to play the 2016 season under the franchise tag. Wilkerson would earn $15.701 million this year with the tag. It's also possible, according to NJ.com's Darryl Slater, that Wilkerson could also be tagged next year.
Jets | Two Jets CBs to compete for starting job
New York Jets CB Buster Skrine and CB Marcus Williams will compete during training camp for the starting cornerback job opposite CB Darrelle Revis. CB Dee Milliner could also compete for the job but is considered a long shot.
Jets | Nose tackle likely for Steve McLendon
Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick remains at impasse
Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) has experienced no progress in contract talks with the New York Jets with just over two weeks away. Time may be running out since training camp felt like a deadline to get a deal done.
Jets | Dee Milliner should have a role
Jets | Lorenzo Mauldin expected to improve
New York Jets LB Lorenzo Mauldin is the leading candidate to start at outside linebacker in 2016, and the team expects his play to significantly improve. Mauldin is a solid pass rusher, but the Jets are unsure about his ability to stop the run and drop into coverage.
Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets not talking
Jets | Dakota Dozier played some center
New York Jets OG Dakota Dozier played the majority of his snaps at center this offseason while C Nick Mangold rested. Dozier did say that he believes he'll play more offensive guard when Mangold comes to training camp, though.
Jets | Big workload for Bilal Powell?
Jets | Steve McLendon playing multiple spots
Jets | Jace Amaro a better blocker
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro has put much effort into making himself a better blocker this offseason, according to tight ends coach Jimmie Johnson. "You can see that he's put a lot of effort into trying to improve that part of his game," Johnson said.
Jets | Erin Henderson could lose playing time
Jets | Buster Skrine ready for increased opportunity
New York Jets CB Buster Skrine, who is expected to start opposite CB Darrelle Revis in the base defense, said he's ready for opposing quarterbacks to come his way often. "Bring it on," Skrine said. He had one interception last year after having four in 2014.
Jets | Sheldon Richardson suspended
Jets | Marcus Williams should see more time
New York Jets CB Marcus Williams was on the field for 27% of the defensive snaps in 2015 but should receive more playing time in 2016 since CB Antonio Cromartie is no longer on the team. Williams should line up as an outside linebacker in the team's nickel coverage if CB Buster Skrine moves to nickel back.
Jets | Buster Skrine expected to start
Jets | Jarvis Jenkins could have bigger role
Jets | Jeremy Ross to be cut?
Jets | Bryce Petty projected off the team
Jets | Nick Folk will have competition
Jets | Leonard Williams more comfortable
New York Jets DE Leonard Williams said he is more comfortable entering his second season than he was as a rookie because he knows the defensive playbook and does not need to think as much on the field. He said he is looking to improve on his solid rookie season and is looking to improve his pass rush.
Jets | Jordan Jenkins works with starters
Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson ditches brace
Jets | Christian Hackenberg not expected in '16
New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg struggled with his accuracy in offseason workouts, and appeared methodical with his footwork while also making poor decisions. Beat writer Rich Cimini notes the rookie showed his arm strength, though, especially on deep balls. He needs to develop consistency. Hackenberg is not expected to play in 2016.
Jets | Dexter McDougle not jumping out
New York Jets CB Dexter McDougle did not do anything wrong during the offseason workouts, but he also did not jump out. The team has five experienced cornerbacks, so beat writer Rich Cimini believes McDougle needs a strong training camp and preseason to avoid being the latest draft pick to be cut.
Jets | Jarvis Harrison needs improvement
New York Jets OT Jarvis Harrison saw time at right tackle during minicamp, but he struggled with pass protection. He needs improvement, as the fifth-round pick in 2015 is not considered a lock for the roster.
Jets | NYJ excited about Deion Barnes
New York Jets LB Deion Barnes spent his rookie season on the practice squad, but he has made big improvement during the offseason. The coaches are excited about his progress, and he has a legitimate chance to make the 53-man roster.
Jets | Lorenzo Mauldin to play every down
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