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 Latest Jets Player Notes
Apr 21 2018 - Leonard Williams
  DL Leonard Williams had his fifth-year option picked up by the Jets, the team announced Saturday. Williams has started 47 of 48 games, including all 16 in each of the past two seasons, since the Jets selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of USC. The 6-foot-5, 298-pound Williams had 47 tackles, 2.0 sacks and an interception in 2017 after establishing career highs with 7.0 sacks and 68 tackles the previous season.


Apr 12 2018 - Leonard Williams
  DE Leonard Williams will have his fifth-year option picked up by the New York Jets. The New York Daily News reported that the Jets will pick up the option of the sixth overall pick in the 2015 draft, for the 2019 season prior to the May 3 deadline, the newspaper reported, citing an undisclosed source. Williams, 23, will make $2.975 million in 2018 while his fifth-year option salary will be the average of the top 10 players at his position.


Apr 11 2018 - Leonard Williams
  DE Leonard Williams will have his fifth-year option of his contract picked up by the team, according to a published report. The New York Daily News on Wednesday reported that the Jets have been encouraged by the play of Williams, who was the sixth overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. The team will pick up his option for the 2019 season prior to the May 3 deadline, the newspaper reported, citing an undisclosed source.


Apr 9 2018 - Charles Johnson
  WR Charles Johnson was signed by the New York Jets, the team announced on Monday. Johnson has not played since the 2016 season when he was with the Minnesota Vikings. He signed with the Carolina Panthers last year but was waived in July after undergoing knee surgery. In 2016, Johnson played in 16 games, including seven starts, and caught 20 passes for 232 yards.


Apr 4 2018 - Quincy Enunwa
  WR Quincy Enunwa signed his restricted free-agent tender with the New York Jets, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday. Enunwa, who sat out all of last season following neck surgery, is set to make just over $2.9 million after receiving the second-round tender.


Apr 3 2018 - Travis Swanson
  C Travis Swanson will sign a contract with the New York Jets, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday. The move would effectively complete a swap of centers involving the Jets and Detroit Lions, who signed unrestricted free-agent Wesley Johnson on Thursday. Swanson likely will be a reserve with the Jets, who already signed former Washington Redskins center Spencer Long last month.


Apr 3 2018 - Robby Anderson
  WR Robby Anderson will not face felony charges from prosecutors in Florida, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday. Anderson is not out of the woods as he still faces one misdemeanor count of reckless driving stemming from his Jan. 19 arrest in Sunrise, Fla., the Broward County State Attorney's Office confirmed to NFL.com. The 24-year-old Anderson was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges after he allegedly failed to yield during a traffic stop. "The felony charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor charge due to a possible discrepancy regarding the initial estimated speed, but there is no doubt that the defendant was driving recklessly," the State Attorney's Office said in a statement, per NFL.com. "The other charges were declined, not filed, due to insufficient evidence."


Apr 2 2018 - Clive Walford
  TE Clive Walford was claimed by the New York Jets off waivers on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. The Oakland Raiders waived Walford last week. The Jets need a tight end because they lost tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency. Seferian-Jenkins had 50 receptions for 357 yards and three touchdowns in 2017. Walford, 26, had just nine catches for 80 yards and no touchdowns while playing in 13 games for the Raiders last season. That was a significant drop in production after he had 61 receptions for 688 yards and six touchdowns over the 2015 and 2016 seasons combined.


Apr 1 2018 - Thomas Rawls
  RB Thomas Rawls is headed east as he left the Seattle Seahawks to join the New York Jets. Before he left, however, Rawls posted a lengthy farewell post on Instagram that included everyone from former teammates, coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider and owner Paul Allen. Rawls didn't stop there, as he also thanked the fans as well as, well, janitors, nutritionists, chefs and security. Like we said, everyone. "Everyone played a huge role in my life and helped not just my career but you make me a better man," Rawls wrote. "Those who know me know that I will continue to persevere and grow through any challenges that come my way. I'm accepting a new challenge in life to elevate myself as a person and teammate."


Mar 30 2018 - Clive Walford
  TE Clive Walford was released by the Raiders on Friday. Walford caught nine passes for 80 yards in 13 games for the Raiders last season. His best season was 2016, when he had 33 receptions for 359 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games, including eight starts. Drafted by the Raiders in the third round of the 2015 draft, Walford played 44 games, with 10 starts in his three NFL seasons. He made 70 catches for 768 yards and six touchdowns in his career in Oakland.


Mar 30 2018 - Neville Hewitt
  LB Neville Hewitt, the New York Daily News reported on Friday. Hewitt played the last three seasons with the Dolphins. He has 104 tackles, one sack and one interception during his career.


Mar 30 2018 - Thomas Rawls
  RB Thomas Rawls has signed with the New York Jets, the team announced on Friday. Rawls was not very productive the last two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, and the Jets are hoping Rawls can recapture the success he had three seasons ago. An undrafted rookie in 2015, Rawls rushed for 830 yards and had a league-leading 5.6 yards per carry as a fill-in for injured Marshawn Lynch. He then set a franchise postseason rookie record with 161 rushing yards against the Lions in the NFC wild-card game. The 5-foot-9 Rawls has been unable to stay healthy the last two seasons, however. He was penciled in as the starter after Lynch departed, but Rawls started only 10 games in the last two years.


Mar 25 2018 - Robby Anderson
  WR Robby Anderson was due in court Monday related to a felony arrest but the trial was postponed to Aug. 6, according to ESPN, citing court records. Anderson has been arrested twice in the past year. In May 2017, the 24-year-old was charged with a felony count of resisting arrest with violence and obstruction of a police officer after an incident at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami. In January, he was arrested on nine charges in Sunrise, Fla. Per the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Anderson was charged with resisting an officer, harming a public servant/family, eluding a law enforcement officer with sirens on, and several other driving violations that include speeding, running a red light and failing to drive in a single lane. According to the police report obtained by NJ.com, the arresting officer said he clocked Anderson going 105 mph in a 45-mph zone. He also ran two red lights and swerved across the road. After Anderson was apprehended, he told the arresting officer that he would find the officer's wife and have sex with her (in vulgar language) along with other threats against the officer's family. The Jets will be in training camp when Anderson's trial in Miami begins. His arrests could lead to a suspension by the NFL.


Mar 24 2018 - Andre Roberts
  WR/KR Andre Roberts signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets, the team announced. Roberts signed a one-year, $1.8 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 and followed that up with just one catch for 12 yards. He made a large impact on special teams, averaging 22.6 yards on 38 kickoff returns and 7.4 yards on 27 punt returns last season.


Mar 21 2018 - Teddy Bridgewater
  QB Teddy Bridgewater, speaking with the New York media for the first time since signing with the Jets, said he is ready to compete for the starting job despite missing almost two seasons because of a knee injury. "Being an athlete and ultimate competitor, as a player, I welcome competition," Bridgewater, 25, who signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Jets, said Wednesday during a conference call. "I can't wait. I'm excited." However, Bridgewater would not tell reporters where he stands in his rehab from the serious injury he sustained during 2016 training camp when he was the Minnesota Vikings' starter."That's not something I'm comfortable talking about right now," said Bridgewater, who has not played a full game since the 2015 playoffs.


Mar 20 2018 - Xavier Cooper
  DE Xavier Cooper signed a contract with the New York Jets, the team announced. Cooper collected 16 tackles and one sack in eight games last season. He also pressured New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and hit his arm, resulting in Leonard Williams' first career interception in Week 15.


Mar 20 2018 - Brandon Copeland
  LB Brandon Copeland signed with the New York Jets, the team announced. Copeland, who is expected to provide depth on defense and play on special teams, notched 30 tackles, one forced fumble and a half-sack in 32 career games with the Detroit Lions. The 26-year-old missed the 2017 season with a pectoral tear that he sustained in the preseason.


Mar 18 2018 - Teddy Bridgewater
  The New York Jets signed free agent QB Teddy Bridgewater to a contract Sunday. The Jets announced the signing on Twitter with a photo of Bridgewater signing the contract. The tweet read: "Done deal for @teddyb_h2o." The team has not released details, but the Associated Press reported that it is a one-year deal. Bridgewater, 25, played in one game for the Minnesota Vikings in 2017, a Dec. 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He attempted two passes, both of which were incomplete.


Mar 16 2018 - Cairo Santos
  PK Cairo Santos, the first Brazilian native to play in the NFL, signed with the New York Jets on Thursday. Santos was a restricted free agent and inked a one-year deal with the Jets, who saw Chandler Catanzaro sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent. Santos was an undrafted free agent out of Tulane and began his career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014. He was released early last season by the Chiefs, kicked in two games for the Chicago Bears and was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. He injured his groin in training camp, sat out preseason games before returning. Then Santos, reinjured his groin in Week 3 and was subsequently waived by the Chiefs. For his career, Santos has converted 84.1 percent of field goal attempts and 96.2 percent of extra-point attempts.


Mar 14 2018 - Trumaine Johnson
  CB Trumaine Johnson and the New York Jets reached agreement on a deal worth $72.5 million over five years, including $34 million in guaranteed salary, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Johnson has spent all six of his NFL seasons with the Rams, who used the franchise tag on the star cornerback in each of the last two years. The 28-year-old Johnson had 65 tackles and two interceptions last season for the Rams, who used their franchise tag this season on safety Lamarcus Joyner to finally give Johnson the chance to hit free agency.


Mar 14 2018 - Quincy Enunwa
  WR Quincy Enunwa had a second-round tender used on him by the Jets, the team announced Wednesday. The Jets are putting a $2.91 million placeholder on Enunwa. If a team signs him to an offer sheet and goes unmatched, New York will receive a second-round pick as compensation. Enunwa is recovering a neck injury that sidelined him for all of last season. He enjoyed a career year in 20016 with 58 catches and 857 receiving yards along with four touchdowns.


Mar 6 2018 - Trumaine Johnson
  CB Trumaine Johnson, who had received the franchise tag the past two offseasons, will be an unrestricted free agent on March 14 when the new league year begins. The Rams used the non-exclusive franchise tag on S Lamarcus Joyner. Johnson's future with team is in doubt after it acquired Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this offseason.


Mar 1 2018 - Marcus Maye
  S Marcus Maye underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ankle after the season, according to a published report Thursday. Maye sustained the injury during the Jets' season finale against the New England Patriots. The New York Daily News reported that Maye had the surgery and is already running, well ahead of the team's offseason program.


Feb 26 2018 - Dylan Donahue
  LB Dylan Donahue was charged with DWI and reckless driving after causing a wrong-way crash in the Lincoln Tunnel early Monday morning, authorities told the Jersey Journal. Donahue drove a Dodge Charger around traffic cones and into the center tunnel against traffic at about 2 a.m., according to a Port Authority spokesman. Four passengers of a jitney bus suffered minor injuries; 15 people were on board.


Feb 24 2018 - Andre Roberts
  WR Andre Roberts knows the drill all too well. After becoming a free agent in 2016 and again in 2017, Roberts expects to become a free agent on March 14. "I believe I will be a free agent this year," Roberts told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Just like last year and the year before that. I'm understanding of it."


Feb 20 2018 - Ben Ijalana
  OT Ben Ijalana had his 2018 option declined by the Jets, sccoring to reports. It will make him a free agent next month. Ijalana played in 11 games in 2017 but made no starts after starting 13 games for the Jets in 2016.


Feb 20 2018 - Josh Martin
  LB Josh Martin had his 2018 contract option exercised by the team. Martin, 26, finished the 2017 season as a starter at outside linebacker, and also contributes on special teams. He started nine of the 14 games in which he played this past season and recorded 43 tackles and 1.5 sacks.


Feb 20 2018 - Steve McLendon
  NT Steve McLendon had his 2018 contract option exercised by the team. McLendon, 32, has been a starter in each of the past five seasons for the Jets, and he started 14 of 16 games in 2017, when he recorded 46 tackles and 1.5 sacks.


Feb 20 2018 - Teddy Bridgewater
  QB Teddy Bridgewater barely played last season, but despite the lack of appearances, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback said it was the favorite season of his football career. Bridgewater still is working his way back from a crushing knee injury suffered during the 2016 preseason. His only action last season was attempting two passes without a completion and running out the clock in Minnesota's Week 15 blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Bridgewater might become a free agent if an independent arbitrator says his rookie contract should carry over into 2018 because of time he spent on the physically unable to perform list last season.


Feb 10 2018 - Kacy Rodgers
  DB Kacy Rodgers II was signed to the Jets' 90-man roster, agent David Canter announced on Twitter. If the player's name sounds familiar, well ... it should. Rodgers is the son of the Jets defensive coordinator of the same name. The younger Rodgers, 25, spent the last two years with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, recording 74 tackles, an interception, a sack and two forced fumbles in 25 games. Rodgers also had 12 defensive tackles in two playoff games last season. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder was set to become a free agent on Feb. 13, but was released by the Roughriders to pursue an NFL opportunity. "He's a self-made man," his father said after his son worked out for the Jets in December, per ESPN. "I take my hat off to him." The younger Rodgers was undrafted out of Miami in 2013.


Jan 19 2018 - Robby Anderson
  WR Robby Anderson was arrested on nine charges early Friday morning in Sunrise, Fla. Per the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Anderson is charged with resisting an officer, harming a public servant/family, eluding a law enforcement officer with sirens on, and several other driving violations that include speeding, running a red light and failing to drive in a single lane. The arrest was the second in eight months for Anderson.


Jan 10 2018 - Rashard Robinson
  CB Rashard Robinson was arrested for possession of edible marijuana after he was pulled over for careless driving last month. According to the Hanover Township (N.J.) police report, Robinson's 2018 Mercedes Benz smelled like marijuana at the time he was pulled over on Dec. 15 in Morris County. Police then found "THC infused Peanut Budda Buddah Candy" in the 22-year-old's possession. A spokesman for Hanover police told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday that Robinson did not appear for his initial court date on Monday. Should Robinson fail to show for his next court date on Jan. 29, a warrant will be issued for his arrest.


Jan 3 2018 - Andre Roberts
  KR/PR Andre Roberts (knee/ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. With Roberts out, wide receivers Justin Hardy and Taylor Gabriel caught punts.


Jan 1 2018 - Robby Anderson
  WR Robby Anderson had only one catch for 2 yards on Sunday before suffering a concussion, leaving him 59 yards short of 1,000 for the season.


Jan 1 2018 - Jermaine Kearse
  WR Jermaine Kearse, with five catches for 59 yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, earned $300,000 in incentives for hitting 65 receptions for the season. He already got $250,000 for reaching 750 receiving yards, so he made $550,000 on top of his $2.2 million base salary. Kearse had two short catches on the Jets' final drive on Sunday.


Jan 1 2018 - Brandon Shell
  RT Brandon Shell (concussion) was inactive for the season finale.


Jan 1 2018 - Robby Anderson
  WR Robby Anderson sustained a concussion on a hit in the third quarter Sunday.


Jan 1 2018 - Marcus Maye
  S Marcus Maye was ruled out with an ankle injury.


Jan 1 2018 - Christian Hackenberg
  QB Christian Hackenberg, the Jets' second-round draft pick in 2016, was considered a possibility to make his professional debut in the season finale Sunday. That didn't happen. "We don't know if he can or can't (play)," coach Todd Bowles said of Hackenberg in a somewhat contentious postgame session with reporters. "He works hard every day. He got a lot of reps in the preseason. Bryce got a lot of reps in the preseason. Bryce played better than he did in the preseason. Bryce got to play at the end of the year. (Hackenberg will) come back next year, he'll work hard in the spring and we'll look at it then."


Jan 1 2018 - Bryce Petty
  QB Bryce Petty played the entire finale, completing 19 of 36 passes for 232 yards. With nothing left to play for and New York well on its way to a 5-11 finish, there was speculation that Christian Hackenberg, the Jets' second-round draft pick in 2016, would finally make his professional debut. That didn't happen.


Dec 28 2017 - Jordan Jenkins
  LB Jordan Jenkins (ankle, shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.


Dec 28 2017 - Jermaine Kearse
  WR Jermaine Kearse (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.


Dec 28 2017 - Morris Claiborne
  CB Morris Claiborne (foot) did not practice Wednesday.


Dec 28 2017 - Robby Anderson
  WR Robby Anderson (illness) did not practice Wednesday.


Dec 28 2017 - Brandon Shell
  RT Brandon Shell (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.


Dec 28 2017 - Leonard Williams
  DE Leonard Williams (lower back) did not practice Wednesday.


Dec 28 2017 - Deon Simon
  DL Deon Simon, a third-year pro out of Northwestern State, was signed from the practice squad to take Brian Winters' spot on the active roster. DL Francis Kallon was signed to the practice squad to take Simon's spot.


Dec 27 2017 - Brian Winters
  RG Brian Winters (abdomen) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. The fifth-year man out of Kent State suffered the injury in Week 2 in Oakland and sat out the following week, but played the whole rest of the season until missing Sunday's game against the Chargers. Dakota Dozier started in his place last week and likely will again against the Patriots.


Dec 27 2017 - Travis Swanson
  C Travis Swanson practiced in full Wednesday for the first time since he suffered a concussion in a Week 14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Swanson is no lock to play this week, but if he's cleared to return by an independent neurologist it would be an important step for the free-agent-to-be who also missed five games with a concussion last year.


Dec 26 2017 - Robby Anderson
  WR Robby Anderson is 61 receiving yards away from 1,000 for the season.



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