Gase: Bell won’t make Jets debut until regular season
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell's debut with the New York Jets will not come until the regular season after Adam Gase announced the star running back will be held out of the final two...
Jets place LB Williamson on IR, sign LB McClellan
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed linebacker Avery Williamson on season-ending injured reserve and signed former Ravens and Patriots linebacker Albert...
AP source: Jets lose LB Williamson for season with torn ACL
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets will be without playmaking linebacker Avery Williamson for the season because of a knee injury.
A person familiar with the nature of the injury told The Associated...
Mosley already the quiet leader of Jets’ new-look defense
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Avery Williamson remembers walking up to C.J. Mosley at the NFL combine five years ago, eager to meet the playmaking Alabama linebacker.
Jets unveil new uniforms, tweaked logo
NEW YORK (AP) — Jamal Adams believes this is the dawning of a new era for the New York Jets.
There's a new coach in Adam Gase. They've got a handful of new players, including star running...
After dominant opener, Jets’ defense aims to ‘step it up’
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets were dominant on defense in their season opener, with one player after another coming up with highlight-reel plays.
Five interceptions, big tackles and lots of pressure on the quarterback marked the 48-17 victory in Detroit last Monday night .
"I couldn't stop smiling, man," linebacker Avery Williamson said, "for like the whole night."
Jets Preview Capsule
NEW YORK JETS (5-11)
New faces: Rookie QB Sam Darnold, CB Trumaine Johnson, RB Isaiah Crowell, WR Terrelle Pryor, LB Avery Williamson, C Spencer Long, DE Henry Anderson, S J.J. Wilcox, K Jason Myers, rookie DE Nathan Shepherd, rookie TE Chris Herndon.
Key losses: DE Muhammad Wilkerson, LB Demario Davis, RB Matt Forte, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, DE Kony Ealy, C Wesley Johnson, K Chandler Catanzaro.
Giants TE Evan Engram leaves with concussion
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants starting tight end Evan Engram was forced to leave Friday's preseason game against the Jets with a concussion.
Engram was hurt with 5:21 left in the second quarter when he was sandwiched by linebackers Darron Lee and Avery Williamson after catching a 6-yard pass at the Jets 24. The ball came loose at the end of the play and was ruled a fumble, but the call was overturned after a video review.
Titans trade up 3 spots for Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Linebacker Rashaan Evans couldn't be happier after the Tennessee Titans drafted him with the No. 22 pick, a selection predicted by his friend Derrick Henry.
The former Alabama teammates had discussed how much they wanted to play together in the NFL. Henry, a Heisman Trophy winner at Alabama in 2015, called Evans once the pick was in.
"Everything worked out as we talked about," Evans said.
Jets sign LB Avery Williamson to 3-year, $22 million deal
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed linebacker Avery Williamson to a three-year contract worth $22.5 million.
Williamson spent his first four NFL seasons with Tennessee and led the Titans in tackles in two of those years.
It appears the 26-year-old Williamson will be a replacement at inside linebacker for Demario Davis, who led the Jets in tackles last season with a career season but is 29 and a free agent.
Tennessee Titans free agency capsule
TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LBs Avery Williamson and Erik Walden; WRs Eric Decker and Harry Douglas; DE DaQuan Jones; CB Brice McCain; G Josh Kline; C Brian Schwenke; QB Brandon Weeden.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: G Quinton Spain; DE David King; CB Curtis Riley.
Tennessee puts pressure on Colts in 20-16 victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tennessee put more pressure on Indianapolis than it could handle Sunday.
It's happened a lot to the Colts lately.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett spent most of the day getting up from the turf. The Titans forced a key turnover late in the third quarter and overpowered the Colts in the fourth to rally from a 10-point deficit to a 20-16 victory.
Titans focus on AFC South leaders Jacksonville after loss
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have all the incentive necessary to forget a disappointing loss. Next up are the Jacksonville Jaguars, who sit atop the AFC South.
That's the spot the Titans want.
And they stumbled out the gate in Week 1 after finishing a game behind the Houston Texans in the division last season. The Titans haven't won the AFC South since 2008, — which happens to also be the last time they swept the Jaguars and reached the playoffs.
Aqib Talib avoids fine from NFL over skirmish with Douglas
The NFL declined to fine anybody involved in the Harry Douglas-Aqib Talib sideline skirmish last weekend.
The Broncos cornerback tussled with the Titans receiver one play after Douglas' low block on cornerback Chris Harris Jr. that reverberated throughout the league.