Eagles release 2017 4th-round pick Donnel Pumphrey
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Running back Donnel Pumphrey was among the players released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.
Pumphrey was a fourth-round pick in 2017 after becoming the all-time NCAA rushing leader at San Diego State. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve because of a hamstring injury and missed the first three preseason games this year because of injuries. Pumphrey could return on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Eagles sign quarterback Christian Hackenberg
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Christian Hackenberg and waived rookie offensive lineman Ian Park.
Hackenberg was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the New York Jets in 2016 but didn't play in a game. He was traded to Oakland in May for a conditional 2019 draft pick and was released two weeks later.
Jets trade QB Hackenberg to Raiders for 2019 7th-round pick
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Christian Hackenberg spent his final day with the New York Jets much as he did in his first two seasons.
As a spectator.
The Jets traded the 23-year-old quarterback to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday for a conditional seventh-round draft pick next year, ending Hackenberg's tenure with the team before he ever took a regular-season snap.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived quarterback Bryce Petty, parting ways with their 2015 fourth-round draft pick after three seasons.
The move Thursday comes a week after the Jets drafted USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick.
New York currently has four quarterbacks on its roster, including Darnold, Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Hackenberg.
The New York Jets find themselves in the same position they seem to every single year when the regular season ends.
Looking for the answer at quarterback.
Right now, the Jets have just two quarterbacks on the roster – Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. Petty has yet to show much in the way of starting ability, with just 1,353 yards, four touchdowns and 10 interceptions across 10 games while competing just 53 percent of his passes. It’s a small sample size but feels like enough.
Petty remains Jets starter, but could Hackenberg see action?
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — There's a chance that Christian Hackenberg could — finally — make his regular-season debut for the New York Jets.
Well, maybe. Or, maybe not.
So, stay tuned.
Coach Todd Bowles reiterated Wednesday that Bryce Petty remains the Jets' starting quarterback and will be under center against the New England Patriots on Sunday. But Bowles also did not rule out Hackenberg seeing his first action in a regular-season game.
Jets QB Josh McCown out for rest of season with broken hand
NEW YORK (AP) — The best season of Josh McCown's career has come to an abrupt and painful end.
The New York Jets quarterback who established himself as a respected leader will miss the team's final three games with a broken left hand that will require surgery.
Eugene Lewis played football in front of as many as 107,000 fans, catching touchdowns from Christian Hackenberg at Penn State and Baker Mayfield at Oklahoma. But it was with much more intimate crowds where he kept his basketball skills sharp, playing with Allen Robinson, Daesean Hamilton, Akeel Lynch and Jordan Lucas, to name a few. “We played with a whole group of guys and we’d play the basketball team, too,” Lewis said. “We’d go to the rec and go play with them. I did the same thing when I was...
Jets focused on wins, not throwing young QBs into games
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets aren't ready to sacrifice wins now for a glimpse at an uncertain future.
A day after coach Todd Bowles insisted that Josh McCown will remain the starter under center, quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates reiterated that point — regardless of the growing sentiment outside the facility that it might be time for Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty to get an opportunity.
Jets’ Bowles says he’s sticking with McCown at QB
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown is still the man under center for Todd Bowles and the New York Jets.
A day after his team dropped to 4-6 heading into its bye-week break, Bowles insisted he's not considering making a quarterback change from the 38-year-old veteran to either Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty.
FLAG Football big hit for NYC kids
On Tuesday, the New York Jets and USA Football hosted a four-team flag football tournament at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. It was part of the New York City Police Athletic League (PAL) NFL FLAG Football program.
It was a huge hit, as quarterbacks Josh McCown and Christian Hackenberg and nose tackle Mike Pennel worked with the youngsters and the winning team earned a trip to Florida.
Jets GM not discouraged by Hackenberg’s development
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Christian Hackenberg remains a big mystery for the New York Jets.
The second-year quarterback has yet to take a snap in a regular-season game, and it appears he won't get an opportunity any time soon.
Hackenberg is the Jets' No. 3 quarterback, stuck behind backup Bryce Petty and 38-year-old starter Josh McCown. For a player selected in the second round of the NFL draft, some might have expected a lot more progress — at least on the depth chart.
McCown starts, has injury scare in Jets’ win over Eagles
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown had the wind knocked out of him, and the New York Jets could only hold their breath.
The 38-year-old quarterback was OK after getting the start — and a big scare — in the preseason finale as the Jets held on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 16-10 on Thursday night.
"Thankfully, it wasn't anything serious," McCown said.
No surprise: Josh McCown named Jets’ starting quarterback
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown is ready to roll — even if he hasn't played much this preseason.
Jets coach Todd Bowles announced Monday that McCown will start at quarterback in New York's regular-season opener at Buffalo on Sept. 10, ending a strange training camp competition that included Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.
"It's a lot overall," Bowles said of the decision to go with McCown. "He gives us the best chance to win right now."
McAdoo annoyed with NFL over 4th-quarter non-play and injury
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo is upset with the NFL's handling of a replay review in a preseason game against the Jets.
McAdoo said Sunday that the league failed to alert the game officials before the next snap and the Giants not only lost a possible late, game-clinching sack and fumble recovery but rookie free agent defensive end Evan Schwan broke his foot on what turned out to be a non-play in the Giants' 32-31 win on Saturday night.
Defense scores 3 times, Manning sharp in Giants win
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP) — If only the New York Giants could play the Jets every week.
Landon Collins and Donte Deayon scored on interception returns, Jason Pierre-Paul recorded a safety and Eli Manning and the offense showed a little life for the first time this preseason as the Giants turned the annual game for the braggin' rights of New York into an early laugher and late thriller with a 32-31 win Saturday night.
As training camp ends, no real clarity on Jets’ starting QB
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets wrapped up training camp and their quarterback situation appears to be the same as it did a month ago.
Well, sort of.
Josh McCown remains the front-runner to start, Christian Hackenberg made some progress and Bryce Petty is third on the depth chart. But the past week or so left several questions about what exactly is going on in the minds of coach Todd Bowles and his staff.
Hackenberg, Petty see most reps again in Jets practice
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' curious quarterback competition continues.
Sure, Todd Bowles has said he'll probably have a decision Monday on his starter for Week 1 of the regular season. But it's unclear who'll be under center in the team's third preseason game on Saturday night against the Giants.
Bowles will announce Jets’ starting QB next Monday
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles will declare the winner of the New York Jets' quarterback competition next Monday.
And, it would be a total stunner if Josh McCown isn't under center for the regular-season opener on Sept. 10 at Buffalo.
Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty are also in the mix, but the 38-year-old McCown has been the front-runner for the job since signing a one-year, $6 million deal with New York in March.
Lions handle Hackenberg, beat Jets 16-6
DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones in the second quarter, and the Detroit Lions shut down Christian Hackenberg and the New York Jets 16-6 in a preseason game Saturday night.
Jets OC Morton on Hackenberg: ‘Basically, he’s a rookie’
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The re-education of Christian Hackenberg is well underway.
The New York Jets' second-year quarterback took the field in a game for the first time in nearly a year last Saturday night, getting extensive action in the win over Tennessee. And as far as offensive coordinator John Morton was concerned, there was plenty to like.
"He did a really good job," Morton said Tuesday. "He was decisive on his throws. I thought he was accurate. I thought he did a really nice job."
Jets receiver Enunwa injures neck during MetLife practice
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are hoping their No. 1 wide receiver isn't sidelined for long.
Quincy Enunwa injured his neck Saturday night during practice at MetLife Stadium, and injury that coach Todd Bowles said was similar to the one that held the receiver out during spring workouts.
"It wasn't severe, but it held him out a while," Bowles said of the previous injury. "I'll see the severity of it when I go inside."
The Way We Hear It: New York Jets’ QB battle already over? One player believes so
Much has been made about the New York Jets’ three-headed monster (scary indeed) of a quarterback battle in training camp. The starting job, it has been written, is open — and Josh McCown, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty are in the running.
But one Jets offensive leader isn’t so sure there’s even anything up for grabs.
All eyes on Jets’ 3-man QB competition as camp kicks off
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — One after the other, each of the New York Jets' three quarterbacks took turns tossing passes to receivers on the first day of training camp.
First, Josh McCown. Then Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.
All eyes were on the quarterbacks Saturday, but it's a competition that lacks star power and, some might argue, overwhelming talent.
"They've been working hard," coach Todd Bowles said. "They've all been learning and studying. We just have to see them play."
Jets receivers out to prove they’re better than people think
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Quincy Enunwa knows that most opinions of the New York Jets' wide receivers are far from favorable.
He and his teammates respectfully disagree.
"How can they know better when they haven't seen anything?" Enunwa said about the naysayers. "It's up to us to prove them wrong."
Bowles: Still no front-runner to win Jets’ QB competition
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Picking a starting quarterback is no snap decision for Todd Bowles.
The New York Jets coach has a journeyman veteran in Josh McCown and two inexperienced youngsters in Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg from which to choose.
And with the team's three-day minicamp completed, there's still no clear-cut answer to the biggest question surrounding the franchise.
Jets’ Hackenberg ignores critics, focuses on making progress
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Christian Hackenberg has plenty of critics, many of whom think the New York Jets' second-year quarterback will never be an NFL starter.
And that's before the former Penn State starter has even played in a regular-season game.
"That's their opinions," Hackenberg said of the naysayers. "I can't really speak for them, whoever it is."
Petty doesn’t feel like forgotten man in Jets’ 3-QB race
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bryce Petty is in the middle of a three-way quarterback competition that many believe is truly just a two-man race.
And, he's the odd-man out.
"I mean, it's OTAs," Petty said Tuesday after the New York Jets' fourth practice of organized team activities. "How do you have an underdog?"
Well, there's Josh McCown, the veteran mentor who appears to be the front-runner to start in the season opener at Buffalo on Sept. 10.
Jets giving all 3 QBs equal shot at winning starting job
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' starting quarterback job is up for grabs.
That means a three-man competition this spring — and maybe summer — between Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, with the winner under center for the regular-season opener. At least that's the company line, as expected, at the moment.
"We're giving everybody a great opportunity to show themselves," new offensive coordinator John Morton said Tuesday, "and see if they can be the starter."
McCown eyes Jets’ starting gig, relishes role of mentor
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown has every intention of being the New York Jets' starting quarterback this season.
Whether that means 16 games, eight or just one, the 37-year-old veteran believes he can still be plenty productive. But if McCown ends up being the backup — and an invaluable mentor — to either Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty, he's OK with that, too.
McCown, Jets get started on 1st day of offseason program
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown has been through this plenty during his NFL career.
The New York Jets are the 10th team the veteran quarterback has been with since 2002, so he's sort of an expert in getting acquainted with teammates in new surroundings.
Jets sign veteran QB Josh McCown to 1-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have turned to Josh McCown in their winter-long search for a quarterback.
The team announced the signing of the veteran free agent on Monday night.
AP source: Jets meeting with free agent QB Josh McCown
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown might be the answer — in the short term, at least — for the quarterback-needy Jets.
The free agent QB is meeting with New York on Friday and Saturday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
Peake, Shell, Simon among Jets who could have bigger roles
NEW YORK (AP) — Next season is already here for Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets.
As the NFL playoffs begin without the Jets for the sixth straight year, the general manager faces plenty of questions in an offseason of uncertainty .
Hackenberg waits for his chance in ‘redshirt’ year with Jets
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Christian Hackenberg will swap his sweats for shoulder pads and a helmet on the New York Jets' sideline Sunday.
That actually counts as progress for the rookie quarterback, who'll be active for a regular-season game for the first time in his NFL career.
Fitzpatrick, not Hackenberg, to start in Jets’ season finale
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Christian Hackenberg's NFL debut will have to wait until next season.
Todd Bowles and the New York Jets are turning back to Ryan Fitzpatrick to start at quarterback against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Rather than give Hackenberg a late-season look in a game that means nothing in the standings for the 4-11 Jets, Bowles is giving Fitzpatrick one final turn under center.
"He was the backup," Bowles said of Fitzpatrick, "so now, he's the starter."
Jets put QB Petty on injured reserve
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bryce Petty has been placed on injured reserve by the New York Jets, ending the second-year quarterback's short stint as the starting quarterback.
Petty tore the labrum in his left shoulder Saturday against New England while tackling Malcolm Butler following a second-quarter turnover. He went on IR on Monday, and the Jets claimed outside linebacker Corey Lemonier off waivers from Detroit.
Tampa Bay RB Martin sits in coach’s decision vs. New Orleans
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to keep their playoff hopes alive without running back Doug Martin.
The Buccaneers deactivated Martin on Sunday against New Orleans in what team officials called a coach's decision. Martin had not been on the Buccaneers' injury report as Tampa Bay (8-6) needed a win along with lots of help to remain alive for a wild-card berth.
Jets’ Bowles says tests on Petty’s chest negative
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets coach Todd Bowles says during a radio interview that a CT scan on Bryce Petty's chest was negative and the quarterback could play Saturday at New England.
Running back Matt Forte (knee) active for Jets vs. Dolphins
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Matt Forte is active against the Miami Dolphins despite dealing with a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Forte worked out on the field before the game Saturday night and was deemed OK to play. He was a game-time decision after injuring his knee early in New York's 23-17 overtime win at San Francisco last Sunday.
From bubble to huddle, Petty ready to be Jets’ starting QB
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bryce Petty went from roster bubble to starting quarterback in a matter of four months.
With lots of twists and turns in between.
The second-year player out of Baylor was no lock to make the New York Jets out of training camp, back when he was competing for the No. 3 job and the team was facing the possibility of keeping four quarterbacks on its active roster.
FLORHAM PARK – When the biggest question heading into Sunday is who the backup quarterback is going to be, it tells you plenty about where your football team is. When the question arises by the NFL’s Week 8, it tells you that place is not good.
It’s been a crazy week for the Jets, with quarterback changes and a key injury.
Here are the five questions facing them as they prepare for Sunday’s game at Cleveland:
1. What’s next for Geno Smith?
Smith made his first public comments Tuesday, after tearing his ACL in Sunday’s win.
Jets’ Harris, Cardinals’ Iupati inactive
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris and Arizona Cardinals left guard Mike Iupati are inactive for Monday night's game.
Harris has a hamstring injury and Iupati is sidelined with a sprained ankle.
Also inactive for the Jets were quarterback Christian Hackenberg, quarterback Bryce Petty, wide receiver Jeremy Butler, tackle Brandon Shell and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who had been listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
Projecting success at QB tougher than other positions
Recruiting analysts say it's tougher to project which top prospects will succeed in college at quarterback than at any other position.
Jets cut high draft picks Milliner and Amaro, keep 4 QBs
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets cut ties with two high draft picks once considered future cornerstones of the franchise.
The team announced it waived/injured cornerback Dee Milliner and waived tight end Jace Amaro on Saturday as it reduced its roster to the NFL's mandatory 53-player limit.
Jets’ Christian Hackenberg trying to learn from rough night
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles safety Ed Reynolds watched the play develop from the secondary.
His kept his attention on Jets receiver Robby Anderson, but he also watched closely as quarterback Christian Hackenberg came under sudden pressure in the backfield.
The Jets' rookie took a low hit as scrambled. Hackenberg started to fall, but he cocked his arm anyway.
Petty, Hackenberg _ no Geno _ in Jets’ preseason finale
NEW YORK (AP) — The two young guys will be under center for the New York Jets' preseason finale.
Coach Todd Bowles announced that "probably" both second-year quarterback Bryce Petty and rookie Christian Hackenberg will play against Philadelphia on Thursday night, with backup Geno Smith sitting out.
Jets’ Christian Hackenberg up and down in NFL debut
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Christian Hackenberg jogged onto the field at MetLife Stadium to cheers from New York Jets fans who had been waiting all summer to see the rookie quarterback play.
He gave them a lot more to be excited about just a few minutes later.