Jets release 2012 schedule, open at home vs. Bills

April 17th, 2012

In a yearly event that has evolved with pomp and circumstance, rivaling the opening of presents on Christmas, the NFL announced the official schedule today.

Mark Sanchez and the Jets open the season at home on September 9th against division rival Buffalo. ( Photo)

Highlighting the Jets’ slate of games includes opening the season at home against division rival Buffalo and four prime time contests, the biggest one on Thanksgiving Night against the Patriots at Met Life.  The Jets also play ESPN Monday night matchups home against the Texans, away against the Titans and a Sunday NBC game at home vs. the Chargers.

According to ESPN, the Jets have the 20th hardest schedule in 2012 based on 2011 results.

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2012 New York Jets Schedule


8/10          Friday             at Cincinnati                         TBD                                WCBS

8/18          Saturday         NY Giants                             TBD                                 WCBS

8/26          Sunday           Carolina                                8:00 p.m.                       NBC

8/30          Thursday        at Philadelphia                     TBD                                     WCBS          

Regular Season

9/9             Sunday           Buffalo                                   1:00 p.m.                     CBS

9/16          Sunday           at Pittsburgh                         4:15 p.m.                     CBS

9/23          Sunday           at Miami                                1:00 p.m.                      CBS

9/30          Sunday           San Francisco                     1:00 p.m.                      FOX

10/8          Monday          Houston                                8:30 p.m.                      ESPN

10/14        Sunday           Indianapolis                          1:00 p.m.                    CBS

10/21        Sunday           at New England                   4:15 p.m.                       CBS

10/28        Sunday           Miami                                    1:00 p.m.                        CBS

11/4                                  Bye                                                                                                          

11/11        Sunday           at Seattle                              4:05 p.m.                          CBS

11/18        Sunday           at St. Louis                           1:00 p.m.                          CBS

11/22        Thursday        New England                        8:20 p.m.                       NBC

12/2          Sunday           Arizona                                 1:00 p.m.*                       FOX*

12/9          Sunday           at Jacksonville                     1:00 p.m.*                     CBS*

12/17        Monday          at Tennessee                       8:30 p.m.                        ESPN

12/23        Sunday           San Diego                            8:20 p.m.*                        NBC*

12/30        Sunday           at Buffalo                              1:00 p.m.*                       CBS*

*Subject to NFL Flex Schedule

Tebow to Jets? Not so fast.

March 21st, 2012

After reports came out earier today that the Jets traded for Broncos QB Tim Tebow, ESPN is now reporting that there may be a glitch in the deal that will void the trade.

Many Jets fans are indeed praying that the trade of Tim Tebow to the Jets will be voided.

In possibly the biggest “scratch your head”  news in Jets history (and there have been many over the years) the story broke out early this afternoon that the Jets had sent a 4th round and 6th round pick in this year’s draft  for Tebow and the Broncos’ 7th round pick.

Now, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the two sides have encountered a hangup in the language of Tim Tebow’s contract that could nullify the trade. It this is indeed true, it’s reported that the St. Louis Rams could be Tebow’s destination.

Please check back to often for more info and reaction on this breaking story!

Jets Ink Safety Landry

March 19th, 2012

In their biggest free agent splash of the new season so far, the Jets today came to terms with former Redskins S LaRon Landry today, filling a huge void in Rex Ryan’s defense.

The Jets secondary just got a lot bigger with the addition of former Redskins S LaRon Landry ( Photo)

The deal was confirmed by several sources and reportedly is for one year at $4MM. Landry had spoken with several suitors but it was reported that there had been hesitantancy to sign the talented defensive back to a long term deal due to a history of injuries including a chronic Achilles’ issue. The Jets seem to have hedged their risk by limiting their deal to just a year.

Landry, a former 1st round pick of Washington in 2007, is a great athlete who is a freight train around the line of scrimmage but not as good in pass coverage. Landry will join Eric Smith at FS and there’s a chance Jim Leonhard could be re-signed on te cheap, coming off injury.

Landry joins former Lions QB Drew Stanton and former Raiders WR Chaz Schilens as new free agents that have come to the Jets this past week.

Schotty out as OC. Dynamic Duo coming to replace him?

January 11th, 2012

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UPDATE: Team officially announced the hiring of Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator. Todd Haley’s interview was moved from Wednesday to Thursday.

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Despite team brass saying he will return, Brian Schottenheimer is gone as Jets Offensive Coordinator as confirmed by a statement released by the team late Tuesday evening. Soon after, the word is that former Dolphins Head Coach and Tony Sparano and former Chiefs Head Coach Todd Haley could be coming in to run the Jets offense. Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan will also not be back as he is headed to Dallas to do the same job for the Cowboys.

Jets Fans won't have Brian Schottenheimer to kick around anymore as he has left the team as OC. ( Photo)

The statement released by the team said that Schottenheimer has “decided not to return” but there’s no doubt that he was let go after he did not get the Jaguars head coaching gig. Likely he was given a financial settlement after being told his services were no longer wanted.

Soon after the announcement various sources were reporting that Schotty’s job would be offered to Sparano and then this morning, Haley came into the mix. Sparano and Haley are good friends and ran the Cowboys offense under Bill Parcells in Dallas from 2004-2006. Sparano’s expertise is running backs/offensive line while Haley has experience with Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers. All is all, a great combo.

The Jets are expected to announce Sparano’s hiring today while Haley will reportedly meet with the team today. His hiring is not imminent as the Cardinals are showing interest as well.

Please check back to often for more information on this breaking story!

Jets announce full camp schedule

August 3rd, 2011

The Jets released their full camp schedule as follows:

Date Practice Time

Tues 8/2 2:15pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
GenJets Fest: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 8/3 2:15pm 1:00pm-6:00pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 8/5 2:15pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
GenJets Fest: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sun 8/7 2:15pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
GenJets Fest: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Tues 8/9 2:15pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
GenJets Fest: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Thurs 8/11 2:15pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
GenJets Fest: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 8/12 2:15pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
GenJets Fest: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 8/13 2:15pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
GenJets Fest: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Mon 8/15 Preseason Week 1 Game:
Jets @ Texans at 8:00pm on ESPN
Wed 8/17 2:15pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
GenJets Fest: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Thurs 8/18 2:15pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
GenJets Fest: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 8/19 2:15pm
Jets shop: 1:00pm-6:00pm
GenJets Fest: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sun 8/21 Preseason Week 2 Game:
Jets vs. Bengals at 7:00pm on WCBS
Thurs 8/25 Family Night Practice
Hofstra University at 6:00pm 
Sat 8/27 Preseason Week 3 Game:
Jets @ Giants at 7:00pm on WNBC 
Thurs 9/1 Preseason Week 4 Game:
Jets vs Eagles at 7:30pm on WCBS

Jets Get Plax

July 31st, 2011

Unable to give veteran WR Braylon Edwards the type of contract he wanted, the Jets filled the hole by agreeing to a deal with  former Giants WR Plaxico Burress.

The controversial wideout who is coming off a two year prison term for gun possession will sign a one year deal with Gang Green worth approximately $3MM fully guaranteed.

Former Giants WR Plaxico Burress will fill the void left by Braylon Edwards.

The team was interested in bringing back Edwards but after signing Santonio Holmes earlier this week for $50MM, they  just didn’t have the flexibility to give him the type of money he wanted which reportedly is #1 receiver  compensation. There were rumors of interest in Randy Moss, but sources say that Burress was on their radar from the beginning.

Burress will provide the sure handed big body that Edwards gave the team and should help the team in the red zone, where they have struggled in the past. The trio of Holmes, Burress and veteran Jerricho Cotchery has to make QB Mark Sanchez smile. The team is also very high on bringing wideout Patrick Turner to the next level this season. Turner was Sanchez’s teammate at USC and his favorite target while they played together. 

Sources say the team’s top priority now is to re-sign CB Antonio Cromartie after they lost out on  Nnamdi Asomugha on Friday to the Eagles. Saturday they re-signed S Eric Smith to a 3 year extension. The team also hosted former Ravens FA TE Todd Heap yesterday but did not sign him as of this article. The combo of Dustin Keller and Heap at TE for the Jets would be a lethal combination.

Be sure to check back to JI often for all the latest NY Jets breaking news!

Jets release schedule. Open at home against ‘Boys.

April 19th, 2011

With very little hype, to the Lockout, the Jets along with the rest of the league released their 2011 regular season schedule today with Gang Green opening at home on national TV against the new look Rob Ryan defensed Cowboys.  Here’s a glance of the entire lineup:

WK 01. Sun, Sep 11 – vs COWBOYS – 8:20 (NBC)
WK 02. Sun, Sep 18 – vs JAGUARS – 1:00 (CBS)
WK 03. Sun, Sep 25 – @ RAIDERS – 4:05 (CBS)
WK 04. Sun, Oct 02 – @ RAVENS – 8:20 (NBC)
WK 05. Sun, Oct 09 – @ PATRIOTS – 4:15 (CBS)
WK 06. Mon, Oct 17 – vs DOLPHINS – 8:30 (ESPN)
WK 07. Sun, Oct 23 – vs CHARGERS – 1:00 (CBS)
WK 08. BYE
WK 09. Sun, Nov 06 – @ BUFFALO – 1:00 (CBS)
WK 10. Sun, Nov 13 – vs PATRIOTS – 8:20 (NBC)
WK 11. Thu, Nov 17 – @ BRONCOS – 8:20 (NFLN)
WK 12. Sun, Nov 27 – vs BUFFALO – 1:00 (CBS)
WK 13. Sun, Dec 04 – @ REDSKINS – 1:00 (CBS)
WK 14. Sun, Dec 11 – vs CHIEFS – 1:00 (CBS)*
WK 15. Sun, Dec 18 – @ EAGLES – 4:15 (CBS)*
WK 16. Sat, Dec 24 – vs GIANTS – 1:00 (FOX)*
WK 17. Sun, Jan 01 – @ DOLPHINS – 1:00 (CBS)*

*Final game times and networks could change due to flex scheduling.

To get the entire league schedule on  CLICK HERE.

The Jets open in prime-time at home against Tony Romo and the re-vamped Cowboys on September 11.

Quick observations show the Jets on prime time four more times after the Cowboys (Baltimore, Miami, New England and Denver) which is no surprise for a team that went to the AFC Championship two years in a row. 

Those who are into sports betting have to believe that the odds of the Jets returning to the post-season are good with only five games against teams that made the playoffs last year.  

There were rumors that the Jets would open the season in prime- time against the Giants on September 11, commemorating the ten year anniversary of the tragedy but those turned out to be false as the teams will meet on Christmas Eve with the Jets as the home team.

Jim Leonhard Breaks Leg, Out For Season

December 3rd, 2010

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – As reported earlier by, Jets Safety Jim Leonhard suffered a leg injury after a collision with WR Patrick Turner during practice today.  More details on the injury have been surfacing since our first report and the news is devastating as JI has learned through multiple sources that Leonhard’s right tibia was fractured and he will miss the remainder of the season.

The Jets have lost S Jim Leonhard for the season after a freak collision at practice on Friday. ( Photo)

The news could not come at a worse time as the Jets are preparing to square off for the division lead against the hated Patriots and pass-happy QB Tom Brady on Monday night. Leonhard, the defensive captain who calls most of the schemes, is also the team’s top punt returner. Sources have confirmed that he will undergo surgery tonight at Morristown Hospital and his long term status will be updated next week. It’s a huge blow to the team which has been relatively injury-free since losing NT Kris Jenkins on opening day against the Ravens. Since then, the team has been one of the healthiest in the league.

With Leonhard gone, S Eric Smith move to his spot with Brodney Poole covering at FS. Prior to the injury, Smith and Poole platooned at the FS position. Also, look for S James Ihedigbo to get more reps with Leonhard gone.

UPDATE – Sat Dec 4th, 10AM: Leonhard’s fate is now official as the Jets announced that he has been placed on the injured reserve list. Team officials also announced that Leonhard underwent successful leg surgery last night and will be released from the hospital by Monday at the latest.

Check back to JI often for more information on this breaking story. You can also log on to our Fan Forums ( for up to the second breaking news.

WR Braylon Edwards arrested for DUI

September 21st, 2010

UPDATED @ 9:50AM has confirmed through multiple sources this morning that Jets WR Braylon Edwards has been arrested for DUI.

Details are still surfacing but what we know now is that Edwards was taken into custody early this morning after being pulled over in Lower Manhattan and blowing .16 on a breathalyzer which is double the legal limit.

After a great game on Sunday, Jet WR Braylon Edwards was busted for DWI on Tuesday Morning ( Photo)

Ironically the news comes only days after Edwards had one of his best games as a Jet against the Patriots on Sunday.

This is the first off-field incident that Edwards has had with the team after a dicey history in Cleveland prior to the Jets trading for him last season from the Browns.

Shortly after this news broke the Jets sent out a statement from GM Mike Tannenbaum regarding the incident.

“We are very disappointed in Braylon’s actions this morning. The Player Protect program is in place for our organization to prevent this situation. Braylon is aware of this program and showed poor judgement.

We are reviewing the information with the league and will impose the appropriate discipinary measures”

It will be interesting to see how the Jets actually handle this especially after Tannenbaum’s statement. Technically, the league likely won’t do anything regarding this until the actual incident is resolved in the courts which could drag on until after the season. This is also Edwards’ first strike regarding the NFL’s substance policy so a suspension by the league doesn’t even factor in.

The team though could levy a fine only or fine and suspend Edwards immediately based on the team’s player conduct policy.  However, with a huge AFC East match up this Sunday night against the 2-0 division rival Dolphins and Santonio Holmes out for two more weeks, the team would be a skeleton crew at WR with  only Jerricho Cotchery, Brad Smith and David Clowney left on the roster. The team could temporarily re-sign Laveranues Coles but he’d surely be rusty and it’s not even a lock that he’d come back.  

Bottom line is that Edwards has put the team in a very precarious position. The timing couldn’t be worse as this type of distraction is the last thing the Jets needs after beating New England on Sunday and seemingly getting back on track.

Check back to JI often for more details on this breaking story.

Brick Is First To Get Paid. Who’s Next? Not Mangold.

July 7th, 2010

T D’Brickashaw Ferguson becomes the first of a long list of pending Jets free agents as he agrees to a monster contract exension. JI sources say Mangold is still far from a deal.  

ESPN is reporting that the Jets have agreed in principle to a six year contract extension worth over $60MM with almost $34MM guaranteed. He currently has one more year left on his current deal so he is locked up with Gang Green until 2016.

You can bet that Jets T D'Brickashaw Ferguson has a big smile on his face after signing a $60MM contract extension. ( Photo)

Ferguson, the Jets top pick in 2006 now is tied with Miami’s Jake Long with the highest average salary for an NFL tackle.

With Ferguson signed the Jets now have three more core players that are looking for new deals in CB Darelle Revis, LB David Harris and C Nick Mangold. The team also has two star WR’s that are entering the last year of their contracts in Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes.

ESPN mentioned that Ferguson’s agent Brad Blank commented that his client’s deal would mean other contracts would soon follow. This may be true but according to our sources Mangold will NOT be the next in line to get paid. Draft Expert and NFL Insider Tony Pauline of and JI’s sister site, told us earlier this evening that while the team wants to re-sign Mangold this year, the signing bonus he’ll require to get the contract done is presently too rich for the teams taste

Pauline’s sources confirmed that any contract extension given to the Pro Bowl center today would have to include a guaranteed $25-million,  paid out over three years.  The present collective bargaining agreement, specifically the clause known as the 30% rule would make this type of guarantee an impossible.

The Jets could circumvent this problem by advancing Mangold the money in the form of an upfront signing bonus. However, at present time the team is unwilling to part with the $17-million bonus needed for the deal.

The more likely scenario is once a new CBA is hashed out between the owners and the NFLPA, the negotiations will get more serious. He’ll likely be in line for a contract which guarantees him something near the amount of $30 million.

The same source also said it’s likely the team would put the franchise tag on Mangold rather than taking a chance of losing him in free agency.

In other news, the Jets signed second round pick Vladmir Ducasse to a four year $3.25mm deal. Ducasse will be competing with second year man Matt Slauson for the left guard spot formerly held by Alan Faneca who was released earlier in the spring.

First round pick Kyle Wilson is now the only unsigned rookie draft pick left.