~ ~ Scouts Inc. and ESPN Insider's Matt Williamson have ranked players at all positions in the NFL heading into the 2012 season and the Jets are led by shutdown corner Darrelle Revis. Revis is ranked fifth overall and is one of five Jets in the top 200. Here's how Gang Green fared in the rankings :
QB: Mark Sanchez: No. 31 QB
QB: Tim Tebow: No. 34 QB
RB: Shonn Greene: No. 29 RB
WR: Santonio Holmes: No. 159 overall, No. 24 WR
TE: Dustin Keller: No. 12 TE
OT: D'Brickashaw Ferguson: No. 96 overall, No. 9 OT
The Jets trimmed the roster to 74, releasing PK Josh Brown and waiving five others: TE Josh Baker (injured), LB Damario Ambrose, WR Stanley Arukwe, WR Wes Kemp and RB Jeremy Stewart.
Teams must be down to 75 by 4 p.m. Monday.
The Jets return to practice Tuesday, starting preparation for the preseason finale Thursday night in Philadelphia -- a game in which very few starters will play.The bloodiest day of the year is Friday, the final roster cutdown by 9 p.m. Teams must get down to the 53-man limit.
We all know the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets need offense. Specifically, both AFC East teams need help at wide receiver to improve their shaky passing games.One of the greatest wide receivers off all time is back on the market. Six-time Pro Bowler Terrell Owens was recently cut by the Seattle Seahawks. But according to reports, both the Jets and the Dolphins are saying “Thanks, but no thanks.”
Owens is 38, has baggage and didn't look great with Seattle. He was able to get open but suffered several drops. Braylon Edwards eventually beat out Owens in Seattle by making more plays.The Dolphins are cleaning house of players with character issues. So it would make little sense for the Dolphins to sign Owens, unless they were really desperate. I could see the Jets as being a little more likely to give Owens a chance. New York is a veteran team which wants to win now, and its offense has yet to score a preseason touchdown. But Owens’ play no longer warrants the potential headache. Miami and New York both have plenty of issues to deal with.
Jason Smith Now Set To Frustrate, Confuse New York Jets Fans
St. Louis Rams fans have been trying to deal with Jason Smith angst for three years now, as worry about the former No. 2 overall pick has shifted from concern over his concussion problems to concern over his overall upside to confusion as to how he was ever the second overall pick in the draft. Now New York Jets fans get to have the same carousel of unfortunate emotions, though things will probably play out in a much more compressed way—my guess is that he'll have a good game or two, then get concussed right as people begin to worry about his overall upside.According to Turf Show Times, it looks like neither team has their new offensive lineman playing a big part in their projected offense. But I have to wonder about the wisdom of trading Smith, who's at least shown flashes of adequacy, for Hunter, who was statistically one of the worst linemen in football last year. That doesn't seem quite worth the couple-million-bucks that the Rams are going to save on the deal.
If any Jets fans are here, incidentally, please let me save you some time :
Just assume Jason Smith is going to disappoint you, even when he's not disappointing you.