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Jets release rugby league star Holmes from practice squad

Nov. 22, 2019 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Valentine Holmes gave his NFL dream a chance. Now, the rugby league star is set to return to Australia to resume his already successful career. The New York Jets released Holmes, who played running back and wide receiver, from their practice squad Friday. The 24-year-old Holmes joined New...

‘Sticky Hands’ Griffin becoming dependable target for Jets

Nov. 21, 2019 9:04 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Griffin has been so sure-handed lately for the New York Jets that he ended up on a T-shirt. Catching touchdown passes certainly helps. But capping them with celebrations that go viral get everyone’s attention. “He's been awesome for us,” quarterback Sam...

Jets’ Bell rips NFL for ‘random’ 5th HGH test

Nov. 20, 2019 5:15 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le’Veon Bell is throwing a flag on the NFL’s drug testing policy. The New York Jets running back says Wednesday is upset he has been randomly selected five times this season by the league to take tests for performance-enhancing drugs. “I done had 5...

Kalil out, Bell questionable for Jets vs. Redskins

Nov. 15, 2019 7:08 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets center Ryan Kalil will miss his third straight game with an injured right knee. He was officially ruled out Friday, along with safety Matthias Farley (quadriceps) and linebackers C.J. Mosley (groin) and Paul Worrilow (quadriceps). “He didn't have a...

Darnold: Another year with Gase will be ‘absolutely amazing’

Nov. 14, 2019 7:17 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' owner has Adam Gase's back. The franchise quarterback does, too. A day after team CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson announced the coach will remain in place for next season, Sam Darnold gave the news an enthusiastic thumbs-up. “If everything works out...

Not pretty but progress: Jets give Redskins look into future

Nov. 14, 2019 2:56 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — When the New York Jets take the field on Sunday, the Washington Redskins could see a glimpse into their future. It’s not pretty, but it’s progress. The Jets are enduring a tough season under first-year coach Adam Gase and young quarterback Sam Darnold they hope will be...

Jets' Le'Veon Bell sits out practice with illness

Nov. 13, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell sat out practice with an illness, but is expected to be OK in time for the team's game at Washington on Sunday. “I don't think it's something serious,” coach Adam Gase said Wednesday. When a reporter jokingly asked if Bell...

Eww York: Darnold, Jets hold on to beat Jones, Giants 34-27

Nov. 10, 2019 6:29 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets are feeling a whole lot better about themselves — and their prospects for this season — after a gritty win. Even if it came against the equally lowly Giants. Le'Veon Bell scored a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown early in the fourth...

Jets' Bell, Herndon questionable, but likely to play Sunday

Nov. 8, 2019 5:56 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets expect Le'Veon Bell to be in the backfield when they square off against the Giants. Sam Darnold and the offense could also have tight end Chris Herndon on the field for the first time this season. "Yeah, it looks good," coach Adam Gase said Friday. Both Bell and...

Jets' Adams clears air with Douglas, Gase about trade talk

Nov. 7, 2019 6:42 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jamal Adams finally cleared the air with Joe Douglas and Adam Gase. The New York Jets safety spoke with the general manager and head coach Monday, six days after Adams said he was "hurt" by being "shopped" by the team in trade talks. Adams chatted last week with team chairman and...