Jets waive TE Tye, release RB Murphy from practice squad
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived tight end Will Tye and released running back Marcus Murphy from the practice squad.
Tye was claimed off waivers last month from the Giants, where he played the last two seasons. The former Stony Brook star had four catches for 38 yards in three games for the Jets.
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.
Jets rule 6 players out for Raiders game
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have ruled out six players for their game against the Oakland Raiders, including starting tight end Eric Tomlinson.
Tomlinson injured his left elbow while making the second of two catches in the Jets' season-opening loss at Buffalo last Sunday. Rookie Jordan Leggett (knee) is also out, leaving New York with only Will Tye and Neal Sterling as healthy tight ends on the roster.
Jets sign former Jaguars, Monmouth tight end Neal Sterling
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed former Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Neal Sterling and waived wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow.
Sterling, a seventh-round draft pick out of Monmouth University in 2015, has 12 career catches for 110 yards in 19 games. The converted wide receiver was waived by the Jaguars on Sunday.
Jets claim 4 off waivers, including former Giants TE Tye
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Tye is switching uniforms and staying in the same home stadium.
The New York Jets claimed the former Giants tight end off waivers Sunday, a day after NFL teams trimmed their rosters from 90 to 53 players.
Geno Smith makes Giants as backup QB
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Geno Smith is back in the NFL.
Smith completed a remarkable comeback from major knee surgery last season and his subsequent release by the Jets after an inconsistent tenure. He made the New York Giants' roster as Eli Manning's backup. At least for now.
The 26-year-old Smith edged fellow veteran Josh Johnson for the No. 2 spot, with third-round draft pick Davis Webb waiting in the wings.
The decision was one of several tough ones Saturday for coach Ben McAdoo.
Sullivan: Eli Manning doesn’t let miscues stop him from leading Giants to victory
EAST RUTHERFORD – Eli Manning was caught again making one of those meme-worthy faces, staring up at the scoreboard in disbelief, the twisted look of confusion in his eyes, the frustration of a fourth-quarter interception in his gut. Stranded alone somewhere near his own 20-yard line, the Giants quarterback didn’t want to accept what had just happened, how his third-down throw to Will Tye was deflected at the line of scrimmage, how the wobbly ball had no chance of making it all the way to the tight end, how linebacker Jordan Hicks slid in to catch it instead, and mostly, how the ugly sequence of events threatened to undo a game-long Giants lead, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Giants not throwing Eli under the bus with O struggling
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With the New York Giants' offense struggling, no one is pointing fingers, especially at quarterback Eli Manning.
There is no doubt the 35-year-old, two-time Super Bowl MVP has not played his best in recent losses to Minnesota and Green Bay.
There are a lot of reasons. The offensive line has been inconsistent. The running game has disappeared with starter Rashad Jennings missing the past three games and Shane Vereen lost for the season with a triceps injury in Week 3.
New York Giants looking to mix and match with tight ends
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Looking around the New York Giants' tight ends room, Kevin Gilbride Jr. knows this is the best group of players he has been given to coach.
Larry Donnell has looked good after overcoming a neck injury that sidelined him the second half of last season. Will Tye appears ready to take the next step after being the biggest surprise of the offense in 2014.
Matt LaCosse and Ryan Malleck have shown flashes, and sixth-round draft pick Jerrell...