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Jets' Bowles: Titans loss will stick 'for rest of my life'

Dec. 3, 2018 5:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mood around the Jets' facility was predictably somber, a mix of disappointment and disbelief after another brutal loss. New York blew a 16-0 lead at Tennessee on Sunday before falling to the Titans 26-22, the team's sixth straight defeat in what has spiraled into another lost season....

Jets' Darnold doubtful vs. Bills, unlikely to back up McCown

Nov. 9, 2018 4:11 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Take a seat, Sam. You're sitting this one out. New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was listed as doubtful Friday for the team's game against Buffalo on Sunday, making it highly unlikely he will serve as Josh McCown's backup. While coach Todd Bowles left open the possibility...

Jets' McCown to start vs. Bills for injured Darnold

Nov. 8, 2018 6:25 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown is going from mentor to starter this week for the New York Jets. The 39-year-old quarterback will be under center Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in place of injured rookie Sam Darnold, who's sidelined with a strained right foot. "I'm ready to rule him out as a...

Jets' Darnold has strained foot, could miss game vs. Bills

Nov. 7, 2018 5:11 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold could be headed for the sideline this week — and maybe longer. The New York Jets rookie quarterback has a strained right foot, coach Todd Bowles announced Wednesday, leaving Darnold's status for the team's game Sunday against Buffalo in doubt. "It's just...

Jets injured WRs Anderson, Enunwa closer to returning

Nov. 2, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receivers Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa are moving closer to returning from their ankle injuries and are listed as questionable to play at Miami on Sunday. Both were limited participants at practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. Coach Todd...

Maccagnan: Jets can use free agency as 'springboard' in 2019

Nov. 1, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike Maccagnan is living in the present — with an eye on the New York Jets' future. The fourth-year general manager is far from pleased or satisfied with the team's third straight 3-5 start. He also insists there's plenty of time left before this season can be accurately...

Jets rookie QB Darnold aims for improvement in next 8 games

Oct. 31, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Flashes of brilliance. Spurts of inconsistency. Steady progress. The first eight games of Sam Darnold's NFL career have been marked by the ups and downs typical of a rookie quarterback playing his way through a crash course of a life as a pro. Starting now, though, the face of the...

Time for struggling Jets to 'dig ourselves out' of 3-5 hole

Oct. 29, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All those good feelings and positive vibes from a two-game winning streak are long gone. Two straight losses have the Jets scrambling for answers — again — and they need to find them fast. Todd Bowles' bunch is 3-5 after eight games for the third straight season. New York...

Trubisky throws 2 TDs as Bears beat Jets 24-10

Oct. 28, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears got the win they sorely needed, only to lose another key player. Guard Kyle Long had to be helped off the field in the closing minutes with an injured right foot, putting a damper on a 24-10 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday. Mitchell Trubisky threw for two...

Jets' Rodgers cleared to return to work, will be eased in

Oct. 15, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets' defense is getting its leader back. Coach Todd Bowles announced Monday that defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers is returning to work this week after missing the past two games while dealing with an unspecified illness . "He's been cleared and he should be ready to go,"...