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New York’s Worst Kept Secret; Geno Smith Will Start

New York’s Worst Kept Secret; Geno Smith Will Start

jetsgab.com Updated Sep 3, 2013
The worst kept secret in New York is about to become common knowledge. Geno Smith will start Sunday for the New York Jets when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to various sources, Mark Sanchez isn’t likely to recover from the shoulder injur…
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  • Giants Insider: Thomas says be patient for Blue

    Giants Insider: Thomas says be patient for Blue

    nydailynews.com Sep 3, 2013
    They aspire to be the finest defense in the NFL — a goal set forth by their leader, Justin Tuck, just a week ago — and they believe they can carry this team to the Super Bowl. They promise to finally stuff the run, and maybe even return to their old QB-…
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  • Free Agent Running Backs Still Available Heading Into Week 1

    Free Agent Running Backs Still Available Heading Into Week 1

    giantsgab.com Sep 3, 2013
    Former Giants Brandon Jacobs and DJ “Danny” Ware round out the list of free agent running backs available. Free agent RBs: Jonathan Dwyer (worked out for Giants today) Willis McGahee Michael Turner Cedric Benson Chris “Beanie” Wells (worked out for Gian…
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  • Yanks rally with 5-run 8th to drop White Sox

    Yanks rally with 5-run 8th to drop White Sox

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    Eduardo Nunez's two-run double capped a five-run eighth inning that rallied the New York Yankees past the Chicago White Sox 6-4 on Tuesday night for a crucial victory as they chase an AL playoff berth.
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  • Former Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson sees no future for Mark Sanc…

    Former Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson sees no future for Mark Sanchez as a starting QB

    yahoo.com Sep 3, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – LaDainian Tomlinson has looked into the crystal ball and he sees no future for his former teammate Mark Sanchez as a starting quarterback. Tomlinson and Sanchez were teammates on the New York Jets for the final two years of the runn…
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  • Medlen, Braves top Mets, stay hot at home

    Medlen, Braves top Mets, stay hot at home

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    Kris Medlen pitched seven strong innings while Andrelton Simmons and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves win their second straight game with a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
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  • How should Jets fans greet Revis?

    How should Jets fans greet Revis?

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    Darrelle Revis returns to MetLife Stadium Sunday, nearly five months after he was traded by the Jets. Should he be cheered? Booed? Technically, Revis was sent packing by the Jets, but let's not turn him into a martyr, because we all know he was just as …
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  • BGA: Scouting Alex Green

    BGA: Scouting Alex Green

    thejetsblog.com Sep 3, 2013
    Bent, TheJetsBlog.comThe Jets made three waiver claims this week, as well as signing Brady Quinn. We’ve already looked at Ben Ijalana and Scott Solomon, but today it’s the turn for Bent’s Game Analysis to look at running back Alex Green. Jets fans might…
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  • Jeter moves into ninth on all-time hits list

    Jeter moves into ninth on all-time hits list

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    Derek Jeter moved into ninth place on the all-time hits list with an infield single during the third inning of Tuesday's New York Yankees game against the Chicago White Sox.
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  • Cowboys sign 6-time Pro Bowl G Brian Waters

    Cowboys sign 6-time Pro Bowl G Brian Waters

    giantsgab.com Sep 3, 2013
    Bad news Giants fans, the Cowboys just shored up their interior offensive line. G Brian Waters has agreed to terms with the Cowboys. Huge signing for them — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 3, 2013 More via CBS Cowboys play-by-play man Brad …
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  • Giants Host Workouts for RBs Jonathan Dwyer, Leon Washington, a…

    Giants Host Workouts for RBs Jonathan Dwyer, Leon Washington, and Beanie Wells

    giantsgab.com Sep 3, 2013
    RB Jonathan Dwyer, via SI.com The rumors have been flying that the Giants were going to keep their options open to sign a veteran RB sometime between weeks 1 and 2 of the regular season. And with Andre Brown added to short term IR today, that leaves a r…
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  • Bilal Powell listed as starting running back

    Bilal Powell listed as starting running back

    thejetsblog.com Sep 3, 2013
    On the Jets updated depth chart, Bilal Powell is listed as the team’s starting running back. Chris Ivory and Alex Green are listed as his backups. You can take this with a grain of salt, as the starting QB is listed as “Mark Sanchez/Geno Smith.”
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  • Girardi wants Rivera to reconsider retirement

    Girardi wants Rivera to reconsider retirement

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    Joe Girardi will spend part of the coming offseason advising Mariano Rivera to reconsider his scheduled retirement, the New York Yankees' manager told ESPNNewYork.com.
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  • Jordy Nelson is good to go for Week One

    Jordy Nelson is good to go for Week One

    profootballtalk.com Sep 3, 2013
    With the Packers’ backup quarterback situation more unsettled than the Jets’ starting quarterback situation, it’s been easy to forget that Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson has knee surgery in early August and missed the balance of training camp. He retur…
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  • Roster News: Aumavae replaces Shugarts on practice squad

    Roster News: Aumavae replaces Shugarts on practice squad

    thejetsblog.com Sep 3, 2013
    One more minor transaction has been announced by the Jets: The Jets have released T JB Shugarts from practice squad, have signed DL Junior Aumavae to practice squad.— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 03, 2013 Bent, TheJetsBlog.comAumavae had showed som…
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  • Kellen Winslow will rest one day a week

    Kellen Winslow will rest one day a week

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    In an attempt to manage chronic pain in Kellen Winslow's surgically repaired right knee, the Jets will put the veteran tight end on the LaRon Landry program -- meaning he'll be allowed to miss one practice per week. That day, Winslow said, will be Wedne…
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  • Rex says cutdown day controversy 'comical'

    Rex says cutdown day controversy 'comical'

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    The pressure and criticism already are mounting for Rex Ryan, but the New York Jets coach laughed off the latest controversy -- his decision to leave the team on cutdown day to attend his son's college game Saturday night at Clemson.
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  • With Spencer iffy, Cowboys trade for DE

    With Spencer iffy, Cowboys trade for DE

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    With Anthony Spencer's availability for Sunday's season opener against the New York Giants in doubt because of knee surgery, the Cowboys added a second defensive end to the roster in four days by trading for Caesar Rayford.
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  • Raptors waive swingman Richardson

    Raptors waive swingman Richardson

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    The Toronto Raptors waived swingman Quentin Richardson on Tuesday, less than two months after he was acquired in a trade with the New York Knicks.
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  • Mets' Murphy wins NL weekly honor

    Mets' Murphy wins NL weekly honor

    MLB.com Sep 3, 2013
    The Mets' Daniel Murphy was named the National League Player of the Week on Tuesday after a seven-game stretch that saw him net four games with two or more hits.
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  • 10 Things To Know About Giants / Cowboys Rivalry

    10 Things To Know About Giants / Cowboys Rivalry

    giantsgab.com Sep 3, 2013
    Giants.com just posted a great video slideshow showcasing the Top 10 stats to remember about the rivalry between the NY Giants and the Dallas Cowboys ahead of Sunday night’s primetime matchup. My favorite stat: 4 Bob Papa give’s us the context: “The num…
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  • Cowboys hope to break Giants' hex at home

    Cowboys hope to break Giants' hex at home

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- Maybe DeMarco Murray was just playing along. Maybe he really was unaware the New York Giants are 4-0 at AT&T Stadium. “Are they?” Murray asked Monday. “I don’t know, maybe they like it here. We definitely got to make sure we change …
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  • Right decision, wrong reaction on Rex’s trip to Clemson

    Right decision, wrong reaction on Rex’s trip to Clemson

    A lot has been made of Jets head coach Rex Ryan flying to South Carolina on Saturday. With questions swirling around the Jets head coach and the shrinking degree of power on this roster, Kristian Dyer took a hard stance on Ryan’s trip for CBS NY to see …
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  • Giants likely to place Andre Brown on short-term IR

    Giants likely to place Andre Brown on short-term IR

    When Andre Brown first fractured his left leg in the preseason finale in New England, he lobbied to stay on the Giants' active roster, insisting he could recover in a few weeks. But it appears he won't get the chance to prove it.
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  • Rolle confident, likes chemistry among DBs

    Rolle confident, likes chemistry among DBs

    Antrel Rolle has recovered from his ankle woes and is preparing to lead the Giants’ secondary for another season. The veteran safety to discuss the upcoming season, the injury to Stevie Brown and the comebacks of WR Victor Cruz and DB Terrell Thomas. “R…
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  • Giants Working Out Two Offensive Linemen Today

    Giants Working Out Two Offensive Linemen Today

    According to multiple reports, the Giants worked out OL Zebrie Sanders and OL Steven Baker today. Giants work out two offensive linemen: Zebrie Sanders, Steven Baker worked out for the Giants. @footballpost #NFL — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) September…
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  • Hakeem Nicks is being very careful

    Hakeem Nicks is being very careful

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- All eyes were on Victor Cruz as the New York Giants went through the early part of their Monday morning practice. The star wide receiver, who was the focus of so much of the Giants' offseason due to his contract issues, was back…
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  • Forget Guarantees: The Knicks Won’t Be Winning A Championship N…

    Forget Guarantees: The Knicks Won’t Be Winning A Championship Next Season

    dimemag.com Sep 3, 2013
    When Game 6 of this past season’s Knicks-Pacers Eastern Conference Semifinal series was winding down and thus marking a bitter end to what had once been a promising season for New York, the same thought continued to repeat itself in my head: J.R. needs …
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  • A wild ride: Nine QBs in 18 months

    A wild ride: Nine QBs in 18 months

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    Does the Jets' quarterback situation make your head spin? Welcome to the club. The last 18 months have been like a ride on the Coney Island Cyclone. We're talking about nine quarterbacks, three free-agent signings, three cuts, two trades, one retirement…
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  • Media member Bart Scott rips media “jerks” in Jets’ locker room

    Media member Bart Scott rips media “jerks” in Jets’ locker room

    profootballtalk.com Sep 3, 2013
    Bart Scott thinks there are a lot of bad people in the Jets’ locker room. And he’s not talking about his former teammates or coaches. Scott, who played for the Jets the last four seasons and retired this year, said on WFAN this morning that the reporter…
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  • More Roster Analysis: Heavy at DL, Light at LB

    More Roster Analysis: Heavy at DL, Light at LB

    From Andy Furman of UltimateNYG: The Giants released their 53 man roster. The cuts that got more attention for the GMen were David Carr and Marvin Austin. Word from Mike Garafolo, via twitter, was that the Giants were trying to make a trade for Austin b…
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  • 2013 NY Giants Practice Squad – Additions and Subtractions

    2013 NY Giants Practice Squad – Additions and Subtractions

    giantsgab.com Sep 3, 2013
    Via Giants.com The Giants practice squad was announced over the weekend, with the announcement of all eight additional roster spots. Seven of the group have been added from within, the eighth and final spot came from Safety Jawanza Starling, formerly of…
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  • Mo eclipsed Whitey to enter class by himself

    Mo eclipsed Whitey to enter class by himself

    MLB.com Sep 3, 2013
    The Yankees were in the midst of their World Series dynasty when Mariano Rivera solidified himself as one of the premier postseason performers of all time. It was in a Game 3 win against the Mariners in the 2000 American League Championship Series that …
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  • Five Wonders: Can pro scouts hit again?

    Five Wonders: Can pro scouts hit again?

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- For the third time since 2007, the Cowboys are set to kick off the regular season against the New York Giants. They earned a 45-35 win in 2007 at Texas Stadium and a 24-17 win last year at MetLife Stadium. I wonder if they will earn a w…
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 3, 2013
    The Bills will need someone to step into the nickel linebacker role vacated by Bryan Scott. Injuries could leave the Dolphins thin at corner in the opener. Patriots rookie S Duron Harmon credits Adrian Wilson with mentoring him this summer. G Willie Col…
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  • Lansanah added to practice squad

    Lansanah added to practice squad

    thejetsblog.com Sep 3, 2013
    As expected… LB Danny Lansanah (@dannylan58) is back with the #Jets. They've signed him to their practice squad. PS set at 8 players now. #nyj— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) September 03, 2013 Bent, TheJetsBlog.comLansanah was a popular member of the team…
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  • Buzz: Sanchez out, Idzik hasn’t ruled out cutting him?

    Buzz: Sanchez out, Idzik hasn’t ruled out cutting him?

    thejetsblog.com Sep 3, 2013
    According to both Rich Cimini and Manish Mehta on twitter, they’ve been told by sources that Mark Sanchez will miss the season opener. Cimini also stated the following in this article: Sanchez is due to make a guaranteed $8.25 million this season from t…
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  • Tuesday Morning Report: More Roster Decisions Loom

    Tuesday Morning Report: More Roster Decisions Loom

    John Fennelly, Lead Writer Today is Tuesday, which means it’s players’ day off during the regular season. The Giants will be begin practicing in earnest tomorrow for their game this week vs the Dallas Cowboys. Yesterday, the team was out on the field al…
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  • Report: Sanchez won’t be able to go this week

    Report: Sanchez won’t be able to go this week

    profootballtalk.com Sep 3, 2013
    In recent days, the sea change in New York has been noticeable, as reports have emerged that paint quarterback Geno Smith as the favorite of the Jets’ coaching staff. But it appears that whatever the long-term implications of a quarterback change might …
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  • Trancript: Milliner, Quinn 9/2/13

    Trancript: Milliner, Quinn 9/2/13

    thejetsblog.com Sep 3, 2013
    New York Jets CB Dee Milliner, 9.2 On how his leg is feeling… I feel great. I’m back out on the field. I’m back doing everything 100 percent, so I feel good. On his excitement for his first NFL game… I’m very excited, to be back out there on the field. …
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  • Harper dealing with hip soreness

    Harper dealing with hip soreness

    MLB.com Sep 3, 2013
    After Sunday's 6-5 victory over the Mets, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper declined to say what was ailing him. But after Monday's 3-2 loss to the Phillies, manager Davey Johnson revealed that Harper was dealing with a hip problem.
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  • Video - Braves Rally Past Mets 00:32

    Braves Rally Past Mets

    Sep 3
    The Braves scored three runs in the seventh inning to topple the Mets 3-1.
  • Video - Yankees Rally For Late Win 00:32

    Yankees Rally For Late Win

    Sep 3
    Derek Jeter moved into ninth on the all-time hits list, and the Yankees scored five runs in the eighth inning to defeat the White Sox 6-4.
  • Video - Will New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez ever start again? 01:15

    Will New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez ever start again?

    Sep 3
    LaDainian Tomlinson discusses why he believes his former New York Jets teammate, Mark Sanchez, has seen his last days as a starting NFL quarterback.
  • Video - Rex Ryan Skips Cut Day 00:56

    Rex Ryan Skips Cut Day

    Sep 3
    Antonio Pierce and Herm Edwards discuss Jets coach Rex Ryan skipping NFL "cut day" to attend his son's football game at Clemson.

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    Sep 3
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    Sep 3
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