Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jets will release Smith.
Smith was a second-round pick in 2015 after starring at Ohio State, but injuries have kept him from doing much of anything for the Jets. He tore his ACL late in his rookie season, which sidelined him for much of 2016, and then missed all of last season after he suffered the same injury last April. He had 10 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown in 14 total games.
Brian Costello of the New York Post expects Bilal Powell's production to "drop dramatically" in 2018. Costello cites new addition Isaiah Crowell's health as a major reason for this prediction, as well as the emergence of second-year running back Elijah McGuire.
"I expect the Jets to give Teddy Bridgewater plenty of reps during training camp and the preseason games to see what he can do. He and rookie Sam Darnold should get a lot more work than Josh McCown, who is more of a known commodity," said NY Post writer Brian Costello.
"If Bridgewater outplays McCown in training camp and the coaching staff does not think Darnold is ready, I don’t think they would hesitate to give him the starting job.
If Bridgewater and McCown both play well in camp and the Jets trust Darnold enough to make him the No. 2 quarterback, Bridgewater could find himself on the trading block at the end of the summer."
The story went on to say Bridgewater has looked good during the spring and he moved around without any problems. Costello went on to say he thinks the only way Bridgewater stays with the Jets is if the team doesn't think Darnold is ready and they want him to be more of a third quarterback.
Now that the legal system has run its course on Anderson's offseason run-ins with the law, we will see what the NFL does in terms of discipline. After being arrested twice in a nine-month span, the league could look to send a message. A suspension would be unlikely to extend past the first two games of the season.
"I believe so," said Pryor, adding that the decision will be that of Bowles and head athletic trainer John Mellody. "But, for now, in my mind, I'll be there the first day."
Pryor enjoyed a breakout season in 2016 with over 1,000 yards and a top-24 PPR finish, but he was unproductive in 2017 in Washington before suffering an ankle injury. If he can get healthy and back in form, he would be a welcomed addition to a lackluster Jets receiving corps. Pryor is currently the No. 71 wide receiver off the board.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the reason for the boot is that Pryor had a “minor cleanup procedure” on his foot. Pryor ended last season on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Pryor is expected to be ready for training camp this summer and he’ll have to make up for lost time as he bids for a spot on the roster, the story said. After a 1,000-yard season with the Browns two years ago, Pryor caught just 20 passes for 240 yards with the Skins last year.
The Miami Herald reports that Herndon, who played his college football at the University of Miami, was arrested after crashing his car early Saturday morning in New Jersey.
A 6-foot-4, 253-pound tight end, Herndon had 40 catches for 477 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Hurricanes. The Jets took him with the 107th overall pick in this year’s draft.
The official Twitter account of the New York Jets tweeted the news from head coach Todd Bowles that QB Christian Hackenberg was dealt to the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft pick.
The Jets' QB depth chart has had quite the overhaul from last year. Incumbent starter Josh McCown remains, while the team added Teddy Bridgewater via free agency and Sam Darnold via the draft; they released Bryce Petty earlier this offseason and have now dealt Hackenberg.
No matter how much new Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has praised Hackenberg in the past, it's unlikely this trade will turn into a positive for the Raiders or Hackenberg. He goes from one muddied QB depth chart to the next, where he'll likely begin his new Raiders journey as the team's fourth-string quarterback behind Derek Carr, E.J. Manuel, and Connor Cook.
Pryor will join a Jets WR corps that features Robby Anderson, Jermain Kearse, and Quincy Enunwa. After a breakout campaign at receiver as a Cleveland Brown in 2016, in which he caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns, Pryor struggled to cement himself in Washington's offense last season, while also dealing with injuries. He only appeared in nine games, catching 20 passes for 240 yards and one touchdown.
We have a trade to announce: the New York Jets have traded a 2018 first round pick (sixth overall), two 2018 second round picks (37 and 49 overall), and a 2019 second round pick to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the third overall pick in this year's draft. If the Jets want to draft one of the top-tier QB prospects, they now have a much better chance of landing one.
Last season turned out to be a comeback season for ASJ, who flashed the potential many saw in him when the Buccaneers used a second-round pick to draft him in 2014.
Thanks to catching 59 passes, Hyde was the No. 8 fantasy scoring back last season in PPR leagues. He has yet to crack 1,000 yards rushing, but thanks to his receptions and touchdowns (86 catches and 17 total touchdowns) the last two seasons, Hyde has been a fantasy relevant RB. He could provide useful yet again this season, but with Duke Johnson on the team, and the possible drafting of Saquon Barkley, the touches may be limited in an RBBC situation.
The Jets re-signed Josh McCown earlier today to a one-year deal worth $10 million, and it was later reported he would be the team's starting QB in 2018. They will also add Teddy Bridgewater to their QB depth chart.
Bridgewater has only made one appearance the last two seasons (two pass attempts) after suffering a brutal knee injury. If the McCown news is to be believed, Bridgewater will compete for the No. 2 QB spot. The Jets also own the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and could take one of the top QB prospects. The Jets' offseason QB battle will be a storyline to follow.
The New York Jets are about to add some much-needed help in the secondary with the signing of CB Trumaine Johnson. The exact terms of the deal have not been made public yet, but Ian Rapoport reports it will be in the vicinity of $15 million per year.
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