August 2019 - New York Jets Wiretap

Texans Have Spoken To Five Teams About Jadeveon Clowney

Aug 29, 2019 8:30 AM

The Houston Texans have spoken to as many as five teams about a trade for Jadeveon Clowney.

While the most significant talks have come with the Miami Dolphins, the Texans have also spoken to the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins and New York Jets.

Clowney cannot be traded without first signing his franchise tag tender.

Aaron Wilson/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Le'Veon Bell: 'Need' Teammates To Hit Me In Practice

Aug 22, 2019 7:54 AM

Le'Veon Bell tells his defensive teammates before practice each day to "give me a little something."

Bell, who is being held out of the preseason games as a precaution, wants to get his body acclimated to contact before Week 1.

"Go for the ball, things like that, just so I can get prepared," the running back said.

Bell, 27, said he's on board with coach Adam Gase's decision to keep him out of live action, confident he can get his regular-season prep on the practice field.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor

Brandon Copeland Suspended Four Games By NFL For PED Violation

Aug 21, 2019 5:41 PM

Brandon Copeland has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating its policy on performance enhancing drugs.

Copeland, 28, posted on Instagram that a supplement he took "was contaminated with a banned substance" that wasn't listed on the label.

Copeland had a career-high five sacks last season. The New York Jets converted him to an off-ball linebacker in certain packages.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tags: New York Jets, Suspension

Jets Won't Play Le'Veon Bell In Preseason

Aug 19, 2019 9:32 AM

Le'Veon Bell will not play in either of the New York Jets' final two preseason games.

Adam Gase hadn't decided whether or not the running back would play, but linebacker Avery Williamson's torn ACL against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday convinced the coach to sit Bell.

Bell said last week he was on board with sitting out the exhibition games.

"I understand they're going to protect me from myself," Bell said. "I'm definitely ready to play. And play against people other than my teammates... and guys who don't know our plays. It's hard having to be patient and wait, but at the same time, I know it's for the better good. When Week 1 comes around, I'm going to be happy out there playing. OK, now the lights are on. It's time to go."

Adam Maya/NFL

Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor

Jets Lose Avery Williamson To Season-Ending ACL Injury

Aug 16, 2019 8:31 PM

Avery Williamson has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the entire 2019 season.

The injury happened on a fluke play late in the second quarter, when Williamson was the only defensive starter in the game.

Williamson started every game last season, missing only five defensive snaps. The Jets figured to have a strong inside-linebacker tandem with Williamson and C.J. Mosley, one of their top free-agent additions.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tags: New York Jets, Injury

Jets Still Working To Find Right Kicker

Aug 16, 2019 8:06 AM

The New York Jets are still working to find a replacement for Jason Myers.

Myers made the Pro Bowl last year, but signed a four-year, $15 million deal to kick for the Seattle Seahawks this offseason.

The Jets opened the preseason with Chandler Catanzaro, but he missed two extra points and retired.

They signed Taylor Bertolet, but he missed two extra points on Thursday night in the team's season preseason tilt.

New York Daily News

Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor

Le'Veon Bell: I Don't Need Preseason Reps

Aug 14, 2019 9:10 AM

Le'Veon Bell didn't play in the New York Jets' first preseason game and appears unlikely for Thursday's tilt against the Atlanta Falcons.

Adam Gase has said that experiencing the "flow of the game" might be beneficial for Bell ahead of the regular season.

Bell said he is "definitely ready" to play, but knows the Jets is "going to protect me from myself" and believes it won't take much for him to be back up to speed after his extended hiatus from game action.

"I don't really necessarily need [preseason reps]," Bell said. "If I get them, they'll help. But I don't think I'll need them. I think once we get out there ... football is football. I've been playing for so long. It naturally will come back to me. I'll get adjusted to the game ... in a couple plays and I’m ready to go."

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor

Stephen Jones: Le'Veon Bell's Deal Re-Set RB Market

Aug 7, 2019 8:01 AM

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones says Le'Veon Bell's deal with the New York Jets re-set the market for running backs.

While discussing Ezekiel Elliott's future in February, Jones said Todd Gurley's deal with the Los Angeles Rams was "probably where it starts."

Gurley's average annual salary is $14.375 million, but Bell signed a deal with the Jets that calls for average salaries of $13.125 million. Bell also got $10 million less in guaranteed money than Gurley.

Jones was asked if he regrets intimating that the team would be using Gurley’s contract as a jumping off point in Elliott talks.

"No, I still think that's within the realm. At the same time, I think the market re-set with Le’Veon," Jones said. "I think you see what happens with Gurley and you get a great player like Le'Veon, who's every bit as well thought of as Gurley and he had unfettered free agency. He had 32 teams with no draft picks attached, and the market was $13.5 million ... less than Gurley's. At the end of the day, business changes, and we pay attention to that."

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jets Acquire Alex Lewis From Ravens

Aug 5, 2019 8:29 PM

The New York Jets have acquired Alex Lewis from the Baltimore Ravens for a 2020 seventh round pick.

The Ravens planned on releasing Lewis before they found a trade partner in the Jets, who had the No. 3 waiver priority. 

Lewis has one year remaining on his contract and is due to make $2 million in 2019.

Lewis will be a backup guard for the Jets.

Rich Cimini, Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Ryan Kalil Signs One-Year, $8.4M Deal With Jets

Aug 1, 2019 7:34 PM

Ryan Kalil has come out of retirement to sign a one-year, $8.4 million deal with the New York Jets.

Kalil made $7.5 million last season for the Carolina Panthers.

The Jets reached out to Kalil a few weeks ago to gauge his interest in coming out of retirement. 

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tags: Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing