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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 11, 2019 file photo, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas greets reporters during a practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Joe Douglas understands the frustrations of generations of New York Jets fans. Douglas wants more from the team — more winning, more meaningful games late in the season, more communication. He knows the task at hand for him is building a squad that ends a nine-year postseason drought and, ultimately, deliver the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance since the days of Broadway Joe. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

GM liked Jets' finish, but aims for big improvements in 2020

Dec. 31, 2019 5:05 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Joe Douglas understands the frustrations of New York Jets fans. No, really. He gets it. And the general manager feels the same. Douglas wants more from the team — more winning, more meaningful games late in the season, more communication. He knows the task at hand for him...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Toughest task of all begins now for Jets, GM Joe Douglas

Dec. 30, 2019 4:34 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Get ready, Joe Douglas. All eyes are on you for the next several months. The New York Jets general manager embarks on his first full offseason in charge, with the difficult and unenviable task of trying to improve a team that went 7-9 this season but was ravaged by injuries and...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jets' Darnold looks for positive finish to up-and-down year

Dec. 26, 2019 8:11 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The season has come full circle for Sam Darnold. He was dealing with the beginning effects of mononucleosis the previous time he faced the Buffalo Bills in the New York Jets' season opener. The second-year quarterback was inconsistent in a 17-16 loss that was only the start of a...

Jets-Bills Preview Capsule

Dec. 26, 2019 12:04 PM EST

NEW YORK JETS (6-9) at BUFFALO (10-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Bills by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jets 6-9; Bills 9-5-1 SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 63-55 LAST MEETING - Bills beat Jets 17-16, Sept. 8. LAST WEEK - Jets beat Steelers 16-10; Bills lost to Patriots 24-17. AP PRO32 RANKING - Jets No. 24,...

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) dives with ball in front of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs (96) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Steelers playoff hopes damaged with 16-10 loss to Bell, Jets

Dec. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' path to the postseason just got a lot more difficult. They entered their game Sunday against former teammate Le'Veon Bell and the New York Jets with their playoff destiny in their hands. They fumbled that away with an ugly 16-10 loss. “Not a lot...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, New York Jets offensive assistant coach Hines Ward watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Ward has been a popular guy this week — and he has the voicemails, texts and emails to prove it. The Steelers are coming to town and the former Pittsburgh wide receiver has been hearing from friends and former colleagues who hope to catch up with the  Jets' offensive assistant coach. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Jets' Hines Ward finds himself in 'strange' spot vs Steelers

Dec. 20, 2019 6:30 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Hines Ward has been a popular guy this week — and he has the countless voicemails, texts and emails to prove it. The Steelers are coming to town and the former Pittsburgh star wide receiver has been hearing from friends and former colleagues who hope to catch up with the...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell watches before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Bell will see lots of familiar faces when he faces his old team on Sunday. The Jets running back spent his first six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including last year when he sat out all of it in a contract dispute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Jets' Bell has no regrets, no animosity toward Steelers

Dec. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell will jog onto the field at MetLife Stadium on Sunday and spot plenty of Jets fans in the stands wearing his green and white jersey. The New York running back knows lots of well-traveled Steelers fans will also make the trek from Pittsburgh, where he spent his first...

Steelers-Jets Preview Capsule

Dec. 19, 2019 1:46 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (8-6) at NEW YORK JETS (5-9) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE — Steelers by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Steelers 7-5-2, Jets 5-9 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 20-5 LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Jets 31-13, Oct. 9, 2016 LAST WEEK — Steelers lost to Bills 17-10; Jets lost...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston signals during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and sit for NFL Week 16

Dec. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EST

All of the mock drafts, bold middle round picks and brilliant waiver wire selections — along with a little luck — have brought fantasy teams to Week 16. Championship week has arrived, concluding another regular season that results in a year of bragging rights for the last teams standing. There is...

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) runs the ball against New York Jets outside linebacker James Burgess, left, and defensive back Blessuan Austin (31) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

'Funky season' provides Jets early evaluating for next year

Dec. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonotthan Harrison entered training camp as the New York Jets' center, eager to establish himself as a reliable starter. It all changed in a snap in early August when Ryan Kalil was lured out of retirement — sending Harrison to his familiar backup role. That is, until Kalil was...