Jets release TE Sterling to make room for RB Powell
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have released tight end Neal Sterling, opening a roster spot for the team to re-sign running back Bilal Powell.
Jets agree to terms with RB Bilal Powell
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have agreed to terms with Bilal Powell, bringing back the franchise's 10th-leading rusher after a neck injury cut short his season last year.
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Now your fantasy skills and strategic planning are about to be truly tested. There are six teams on byes this week: the Bengals, Cardinals, Colts, Eagles, Lions and Jaguars.
You won't be setting what you feel is a fully solid lineup. That's why you have to deftly work the waiver wire at all positions.
Jets struggle on offense in 24-10 loss to Bears
CHICAGO (AP) — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets did a good job of protecting the ball.
They just didn't do very much when they had it.
Playing without two of its top receivers, New York managed just 207 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Darnold passed for a career-low 153 yards in his eighth NFL start, and Isaiah Crowell was the Jets' top rusher with a measly 25 yards on 13 carries.
Just a quiet, ho-hum sort of day for everyone in green-and-white.
Jets sign De’Angelo Henderson to bolster backfield
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed running back De'Angelo Henderson from the practice squad, adding much-needed depth to their backfield.
Bilal Powell was lost for the season after injuring his neck last Sunday against Minnesota. That left New York with just Isaiah Crowell and rookie Trenton Cannon as healthy players at the position on the active roster.
The Jets also announced Saturday they released cornerback Juston Burris.
Jets’ Bowles says Powell expected to make full recovery
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Todd Bowles says running back Bilal Powell is expected to make a full recovery after he has surgery to repair a bulging disk in his neck.
Bowles clarified Thursday that Powell's injury, suffered last Sunday during a run against Minnesota, is similar to the one from which wide receiver Quincy Enunwa returned this season.
Jets’ Powell needs surgery for neck injury, could end career
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bilal Powell might have played the last snap of his football career.
The New York Jets running back needs surgery to repair a bulging disk in his neck, and coach Todd Bowles says it's potentially a career-ending injury.
"It's possible," Bowles said Wednesday. "We'll see how the surgery goes."
Jets sign former Chiefs running back Charcandrick West
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets have signed former Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West.
The move Friday came a few hours before the Jets' preseason game against the Giants.
West was waived by the Chiefs on Wednesday after four seasons in Kansas City.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Eli McGuire has a broken foot that will likely sideline him for several weeks.
Coach Todd Bowles confirmed the injury after practice Saturday. He says McGuire was hurt Friday while making a cut — a non-contact injury — during the Jets' first practice of training camp in the team's indoor facility. McGuire was seen limping off the field late in the session and didn't return.
Jets’ Winters out; Williams out of concussion protocol
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets right guard Brian Winters will not play against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday because of an abdominal injury.
Coach Todd Bowles said Friday that either Dakota Dozier or Brent Qvale will replace Winters.
Defensive end Leonard Williams completed the NFL's concussion protocol after being injured last Sunday at New Orleans and was a full participant at practice.
Jets’ Forte still sidelined, uncertain vs. Panthers
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — A bye-week break wasn't enough to get Matt Forte back on the field.
The New York Jets running back remained sidelined Wednesday with an ailing knee and is uncertain to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Forte, who turns 32 on Dec. 10, missed the Jets' last game at Tampa Bay on Nov. 12 with swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. In his absence, Bilal Powell ran for 30 yards on 10 carries and rookie Elijah McGuire had 22 yards on eight attempts.
Sadly, injuries have been the biggest story (and downer) of this NFL season. More than national anthem protests. More than freezing out Colin Kaepernick. And even more than the Zeke-Jerry-Roger saga and declining TV ratings, though that last angle surely is correlated to the weekly falling stars.
Jets’ Powell returns to practice, expected to play at Miami
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Bilal Powell is expected to play at Miami on Sunday after practicing fully for the first time since straining a calf muscle nearly two weeks ago.
Powell is the Jets' leading rusher with 240 yards and two touchdowns. He also has 13 catches for 72 yards out of the backfield.
He was hurt early in the Jets' win at Cleveland on Oct. 8 and hadn't fully participated in practice since. Powell was inactive for New York's loss to New England last Sunday.
Jets’ Powell, Wilkerson, Anderson sit out practice
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Bilal Powell, defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and wide receiver Robby Anderson all sat out practice with injuries.
They are uncertain to play at Miami on Sunday.
Powell missed the Jets' game against New England last Sunday with a strained calf. He wore a helmet during warmups, but coach Todd Bowles says New York's leading rusher did not participate in practice.
Dolphins’ Parker, Falcons’ Sanu inactive because of injuries
The Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons are missing starting wide receivers because of injuries.
Miami's DeVante Parker is inactive with an ankle injury after being listed as doubtful on the team's most recent update.
As expected, Mohamed Sanu is out for Atlanta with a hamstring injury. Falcons receiver Marvin Hall, signed from the practice squad this week, is in uniform.
Falcons kicker Matt Bryant, on the injury report with a back problem, is active.
Wade Davis bailed out the Cubs in epic fashion Thursday night to advance the reigning World Series champions to their third consecutive NLCS. He was something of an unassuming hero — not because he didn't dominate in a vital role during the season, but because he'd never recorded a four-out save, never mind seven; and Cubs fans may have assumed Joe Maddon wasn't going there with his closer again, not after the Aroldis Chapman experience last November.
Powell, Wilkerson questionable for Jets vs. Patriots
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Bilal Powell and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson are questionable to play against the New England Patriots on Sunday because of injuries.
Neither Powell nor Wilkerson practiced this week. Powell, the Jets' leading rusher, has a strained calf, while Wilkerson is dealing with a sprained shoulder and a toe injury.
Coach Todd Bowles says Friday that both players will likely be game-time decisions.
Jets’ Powell, Wilkerson sit out practice with injuries
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — It might be Elijah McGuire's turn to step in as the New York Jets' starting running back.
Bilal Powell sat out practice Wednesday with a strained calf after injuring during the Jets' 17-14 win at Cleveland last Sunday. His status for New York's game Sunday against New England is uncertain.
Injured Jets Matt Forte, Kony Ealy to miss Browns game
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Matt Forte and defensive lineman Kony Ealy will miss Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns because of injuries.
Forte will be sidelined for the second straight game while recovering from turf toe. Bilal Powell is expected to get the start a week after he rushed for a career-high 163 yards against Jacksonville.
Jets’ Forte remains sidelined, appears unlikely to play
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Matt Forte remains sidelined with turf toe and a knee ailment, and could miss his second straight game.
Coach Todd Bowles says Thursday that it would be unlikely Forte will play at Cleveland on Sunday if he doesn't participate in practice on Friday. Bilal Powell started in Forte's place last weekend and ran for a career-high 163 yards in the Jets' 23-20 win over Jacksonville.
Catanzaro’s FG leads Jets to wacky 23-20 OT win over Jaguars
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Long runs, bad breaks, big plays and wacky moments. This one had them all.
Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 41-yard field goal with 28 seconds left in overtime, lifting the New York Jets to a 23-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
"Crazy is right," Jets quarterback Josh McCown said with a grin. "I'm glad we were on the right side of it, though."
Jets’ Forte out vs. Jaguars, Wilkerson questionable
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Matt Forte's big toe will keep him sidelined, and Bilal Powell is ready to step in for him.
Forte won't play in the New York Jets' game Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of turf toe that kept him out of practice all week. He injured the big toe on his left foot last Sunday on a 12-yard run early in the third quarter against Miami.
Jets’ Forte has turf toe, could miss game vs. Jaguars
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Matt Forte's big toe is a big pain right now, and it could keep the New York Jets running back sidelined this weekend.
Forte is dealing with turf toe in his left foot, and sat out practice Wednesday. He was injured last Sunday in the Jets' 20-6 win over Miami and is uncertain when he'll be able to play again.
"I have no idea," Forte said. "We have to wait until we see how it feels. If I'm able to practice, we'll go from there."
Jets sign former Saints RB-KR Cadet, place WR Peake on IR
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed running back-kick returner Travaris Cadet and placed wide receiver Charone Peake on injured reserve.
Cadet gives the Jets some depth at running back with Matt Forte's status uncertain because of a toe injury suffered Sunday against Miami. New York also has Bilal Powell and rookie Elijah McGuire at the position.
Jets put 0-16 talk to rest with stunning win over Dolphins
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have heard all the negative narratives for months.
They're tanking the season. They're a shoo-in for the No. 1 draft pick. They might go 0-16.
With one defiant — and dominant — performance, the Jets put at least one of those predictions to rest.
McCown, defense lead Jets to dominant 20-6 victory
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — All that dismal 0-16 talk is over. And, the New York Jets ended it early with a stunningly dominant performance.
Josh McCown threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson, Bilal Powell ran for a score, and the Jets' defense frustrated Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins in a 20-6 victory Sunday in New York's home opener.
"Oh, man, it was awesome," McCown said. "It was special."
Jets’ run D stumbles in 21-12 season opening loss to Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Most everyone expected Josh McCown and the New York Jets' patchwork offense to be a work in progress opening the season.
That certainly wasn't the case for coach Todd Bowles' pride and joy: the Jets run-stoppers.
Jets’ Mauldin tweaks back, Forte to sit vs. Lions
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin tweaked his back and sat out practice Thursday, leaving him uncertain for the preseason game at Detroit on Saturday night.
Mauldin had been dealing with a back issue earlier during training camp, but returned to the field Wednesday. Coach Todd Bowles said the third-year linebacker was inside receiving treatment during practice Thursday.
Jets hire Stump Mitchell as running backs coach
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have hired former Cardinals assistant Stump Mitchell as their running backs coach.
Mitchell served in the same role the last four seasons with Arizona, including working with Jets coach Todd Bowles from 2013-14 on Cardinals coach Bruce Arians' staff.
Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) doubtful for Jets vs. Patriots
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Matt Forte is doubtful to play against the New England Patriots on Saturday because of knee and shoulder injuries.
Forte has a torn meniscus in his right knee, which he played through last week. He ran for 21 yards on four carries and had a 7-yard reception while spelling Bilal Powell in New York's 34-13 loss to Miami, but he also injured a shoulder during the game.
Jets’ Petty looks for improvement, less nerves in next start
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Chan Gailey watched Bryce Petty scramble to his left and, with a defender in his face, launch a pass down the field across his body — and off his back foot.
The first reaction by the New York Jets offensive coordinator probably mirrored that of many fans.
"No! No! No!" Gailey recalled with a smile Wednesday. "Then, he had a great play, and you get your call sheet ready for the next one."
Matt Forte (knee) among 8 Jets to sit out practice
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Matt Forte's ailing right knee might keep him out of the New York Jets' game against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night.
The running back was among eight players to sit out practice Wednesday with injuries after he hurt his knee early in New York's 23-17 overtime victory at San Francisco last Sunday.
Powell steps up to lead Jets to 23-17 OT win over 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Bilal Powell has been a complementary running back for most of his career, trying to make the most of whatever opportunity comes his way.
When Matt Forte went down with a knee injury in the first quarter and the New York Jets not wanting to put too much on Bryce Petty's plate in his second career start, Powell got plenty of chances.
Another collapse sends reeling 49ers to 12th straight loss
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With two touchdowns in the first five minutes against the reeling New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers looked poised to finally get their first win since the season opener.
Then for the rest of the game, they became the same old Niners and extended their franchise-record losing streak to 12 games.
Powell, Petty rally Jets past 49ers 23-17 in overtime
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Bilal Powell made sure that Bryce Petty's rough start had a positive finish for the New York Jets.
Powell ran for 145 yards, including the game-ending 19-yard touchdown in overtime, to help Petty and the New York Jets rally from 14 points down to beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 on Sunday.
"It shows the character we have," Powell said. "It's not the season that everyone was expecting but we keep fighting and we have a lot of guys on the team who showed a lot of pride."
Jets sign Robinson, promote Wilds, claim Brown from Jaguars
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets signed running back Khiry Robinson, who was waived/injured in September, and promoted running back Brandon Wilds from the practice squad Wednesday.
The team also claimed linebacker Arthur Brown on waivers from Jacksonville, waived/injured linebacker Julian Stanford and signed defensive lineman Claude Pelon to the practice squad.
Jets officially sign C.J. Spiller, waive Knile Davis
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets hope C.J. Spiller can help boost their backfield with some speed and versatility.
The veteran running back was officially signed Wednesday, and the Jets waived running back Knile Davis a day after claiming him off waivers.
Spiller joins a Jets backfield that includes Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, and he's reunited with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, who coached Spiller during some of his best seasons in Buffalo.
Jets claim RB Knile Davis off waivers from Packers
NEW YORK (AP) — Next stop for Knile Davis: the New York Jets.
The running back was claimed off waivers from the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, adding depth to the Jets' backfield.
Davis was acquired by Green Bay from Kansas City on Oct. 18 for a conditional draft choice. He had five carries for 5 yards in two games with the Packers before being waived Monday.
Fitzpatrick blames Jets’ early struggles on himself
NEW YORK (AP) — There's plenty of blame to go around for the New York Jets' 3-5 start. Ryan Fitzpatrick points the finger solely at himself.
The veteran quarterback has been bad, benched — and, lately, bounced back.
Fitzpatrick has helped lead the Jets to two straight wins and he knows it's on him to be a lot better in the last eight games if New York has any chance of making the playoffs.
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There are only two NFL teams with byes this week and the Vikings and Buccaneers offenses won't hurt fantasy teams too much beyond losing standout wide receiver Mike Evans and the Minnesota defense. Be prepared to go full throttle in Week 6 with most of your best players in your starting arsenal.
Jets sign RB Seastrunk, waive/injured RB Tucker
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed running back Lache Seastrunk and waived/injured running back Matthew Tucker.
Seastrunk was a sixth-round draft pick by Washington out of Baylor in 2014 and was a final cut of the Redskins that summer. He has also spent time with Carolina, Tennessee and Dallas, as well as the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Fitzpatrick shows no rust as Jets beat Jags, 17-13
EAST RUTHERFORD — Jets starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s off-season was filled with a lot of contract drama, and not much football preparation. But that hasn’t seemed to hurt him.
Fitzpatrick made his preseason debut Thursday night and there were no signs of rust in limited action against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He went 3-for-4 for 72 yards as the Jets won, 17-13. Almost all of that passing yardage came on the second drive, where Fitzpatrick made two big...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets activated running back Khiry Robinson from the active/physically-unable-to-perform list Monday after he sat out the start of training camp while rehabilitating from a broken right leg.
Robinson was limited to position drills, but it marked the first time he was on the field participating in any portion of practice since he was signed by the Jets in March as a free agent. He briefly worked in the rehab area after going through...