Big guys lined up in front of Darnold a huge key for Jets
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — All eyes will be on Sam Darnold when the New York Jets open their season against the Detroit Lions.
But the five big guys lined up in front of him will play a major role in the success — or failure — of the rookie quarterback and his offense Monday night.
Jets place RG Brian Winters on IR, promote DL Deon Simon
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brian Winters is being shut down for the New York Jets' season finale.
The starting right guard was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday with an abdominal injury that he has been dealing with for most of the season.
New York promoted defensive lineman Deon Simon from the practice squad to take Winters' place on the active roster. The Jets also announced that they signed defensive lineman Francis Kallon to the practice squad.
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.
Claiborne, Forte sit out practice for Jets
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne and running back Matt Forte were among a handful of players who sat out practice with injuries.
Claiborne has been dealing with a sprained right foot since late October and says Wednesday that his performance against Denver last Sunday was embarrassing. He says he was limping throughout, but assured coaches he was OK because he didn't want to come out.
Jets WR Robby Anderson limited with hamstring issue
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was limited at practice after tweaking a hamstring, and his status for the game against the Denver Broncos is uncertain.
Anderson was a full participant Wednesday, but was listed on the team's injury report with a hamstring issue. Coach Todd Bowles says the second-year receiver had a setback Thursday, but hopes it isn't serious.
Jets CB Burris out for game vs. Chiefs with concussion
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets backup cornerback Juston Burris has been ruled out against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday because of a concussion.
Burris was injured last Sunday against Carolina and did not practice all week while in the league's concussion protocol. Coach Todd Bowles says Rashard Robinson, Robert Nelson and rookie Derrick Jones could fill in at Burris' spot as New York's No. 4 cornerback behind Morris Claiborne, Buster Skrine and Darryl Roberts.
Forte limited, questionable for Jets vs. Panthers
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Matt Forte will be a game-time decision to play against the Carolina Panthers because of his ailing right knee.
Forte returned to practice Friday on a limited basis, which marked slight progress after he had not practiced or played since running for a season-high 77 yards against Buffalo on Nov. 2.
Jets’ Forte sits out practice again, uncertain to play Bucs
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Matt Forte sat out practice for the second straight day with swelling in his surgically repaired right knee.
Forte had a season-high 77 yards rushing last Thursday night against Buffalo, but is uncertain to play Sunday at Tampa Bay. He had arthroscopic surgery on the knee in the offseason to repair a torn meniscus. Coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday that the knee swelled.
Jets starting guard Brian Winters out vs Dolphins
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will be without starting right guard Brian Winters for their home opener Sunday against the Miami Dolphins because of an abdominal injury.
Winters was injured last Sunday at Oakland and replaced by fourth-year backup Dakota Dozier. Coach Todd Bowles says Friday that Dozier and Brent Qvale split the snaps this week during practice, but he had not yet decided on who would start.
Winters chooses to stay with Jets over trying free agency
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Winters is sticking with the Jets after they took a chance on him four years ago.
The right guard signed a four-year contract extension Monday night worth $29 million, including $15 million guaranteed.
Rather than test the free agent market, staying put was more appealing to the 25-year-old Winters.
Jets guard Brian Winters gets 4-year extension
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are off to a quick start in what's expected to be a busy offseason.
The team announced Monday night that it signed right guard Brian Winters to a four-year contract extension.
Winters was scheduled to become a free agent in March, but the Jets secured one of the most consistent performers on an offensive line that could be revamped next season.
Jets’ injury-plagued O-line on 9th combination of players
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — James Carpenter knocked on the side of his locker — it's wooden — and shook his head at the fact that he's the last one standing.
The New York Jets have lost four of their five projected starting offensive linemen to season-ending injuries this season, and the left guard is the only one to start every game.
Jets place Brian Winters, Mike Catapano on season-ending IR
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed starting right guard Brian Winters and backup linebacker Mike Catapano on season-ending injured reserve.
The team also announced Tuesday it promoted defensive lineman Brandin Bryant and offensive tackle Donald Hawkins to the active roster.
The Jets also signed center Kyle Friend and tight end Jason Vander Laan to the practice squad.
Jets’ Revis (hamstring), Decker (shoulder) sit out practice
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and wide receiver Eric Decker sat out practice Wednesday with injuries, and they're both uncertain for New York's game at Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Revis is dealing with a hamstring issue that caused him to miss most of the fourth quarter of the Jets' 27-17 loss to Seattle last Sunday. New York faces the possibility of facing Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers' strong passing game without the leader of its secondary.