December 2006 - New York Jets Wiretap
Jets Headed To The Playoffs
The preseason forecasts of gloom and doom are long gone. These surprising Jets are headed for an improbable trip to the playoffs. Chad Pennington threw a touchdown pass to Chris Baker, Leon Washington ran for a touchdown run and Mike Nugent kicked three field goals to lead the Jets to a 23-3 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.
Jets Defeat Dolphins To Move Closer To Postseason
The stadium was two-thirds empty by the fourth quarter, and small clusters of Jets fans let out a hearty cheer when Mike Nugent kicked the winning field goal with 10 seconds left Monday night. A playoff atmosphere? Hardly. But the Jets moved closer to the postseason with an ugly but crucial comeback victory. New York overcame steady rain, a sputtering offense and two late scores by the Dolphins to win 13-10.
Jets Look To Beat Dolphins For Second Time
Chad Pennington and Laveranues Coles each turned in one of their best performances of the season last week to keep the Jets in the playoff hunt. They're both hoping to get the chance to do it again versus one of their favorite opponents. The Jets look to beat the Dolphins for the second time this season when the AFC East rivals meet Monday night at Dolphin Stadium.
Jets Release Riddle, Sign Tutt From Practice Squad
The Jets released linebacker Ryan Riddle on Saturday, and signed fullback Stacy Tutt from the practice squad. Riddle, signed as a free agent in September, had two tackles in five games with the Jets after spending his rookie season with Oakland.
McGahee Leaves Game With Mysterious Illness
Buffalo running back Willis McGahee sat out the second quarter of the Bills' game against the New York Jets with an undisclosed illness. Linebacker Takeo Spikes was also taken to the locker room in the second quarter with an ankle injury, and his return was questionable. McGahee spent most of the second half on the end of Buffalo's bench with his jersey and pads off and a big, blue Bills jacket draped over him. He was on his way to a big game against the Jets, gaining 75 yards on six carries, including a 57-yard TD run. Shortly before halftime, McGahee was standing on the sideline with his pads and jersey back on.
NFL Owners Aprrove $300 Million For Meadowlands Stadium Funding
The New York Giants and Jets will receive $300 million in funding help from NFL owners for their new stadium at the Meadowlands. The ballpark is projected to cost between $1.1 billion to $1.2 billion. The owners approved the league stadium financing request, a loan, at the NFL owners meeting in Frisco, Texas, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.
Jets' Dwight Placed On IR; Activate WR Wright To Fill Roster
New York Jets wide receiver Tim Dwight was placed on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season because of a foot injury. Receiver Wallace Wright was activated from the practice squad to fill the roster spot.
Jets' Thomas Signs Contract Extension
Eric Mangini likes the way Bryan Thomas has acclimated to the hybrid role of defensive end and outside linebacker. The Jets on Friday signed Thomas to a contract extension. Terms were not disclosed. Thomas was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in March.