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Sources: Jets WR Holmes may be out for year

Sources: Jets WR Holmes may be out for year

ESPN.com CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
The New York Jets are bracing for the likelihood of not having wide receiver Santonio Holmes for the remainder of the season, according to sources.
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  • With NY Jets struggling to find playing time for Tim Tebow, her…

    With NY Jets struggling to find playing time for Tim Tebow, here are 12 other ways he can help

    nydailynews.com Oct 2, 2012
    T IM Tebow has a quarterback rating 34.6 points higher than Mark Sanchez, even though the backup has thrown only one pass. Imagine what he could do if he threw, say, four or five passes.
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  • Niners' DB Rogers 'shocked' by Jets' effort on D

    Niners' DB Rogers 'shocked' by Jets' effort on D

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    One of the worst defensive performances in Rex Ryan's coaching career turned even worse Tuesday night, when San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers accused the New York Jets of quitting late in Sunday's 34-0 blowout.
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  • Running With Purpose

    Running With Purpose

    CNNSI.com Oct 2, 2012
    Will the Patriots rush their way to the playoffs? Chris Burke delivers his Second Read observations from Week 4, including J'Marcus Webb's turnaround, the 49ers' dominance and more.
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  • In 2012, Kaepernick is the real Wildcat quarterback

    In 2012, Kaepernick is the real Wildcat quarterback

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    With all the talk (and, to date, that’s what it’s primarily been) about the Jets using the Wildcat formation, the 49ers quietly have outdone the Jets. There was nothing quiet about the Niners’ use of Colin Kaepernick on Sunday, who rushed for 50 yar
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  • Cleveland ’95 special more about Belichick than the Browns

    Cleveland ’95 special more about Belichick than the Browns

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    In  2011, NFL Films launched its remarkable A Football Life series with a two-part study of Patriots coach Bill Belichick.  The next episode, which focuses on the ’95 Browns, should more accurately be regarded as a Belichick prequel. The study of the
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  • Jets sign ex-Dolphins FB Hilliard, release Turner

    Jets sign ex-Dolphins FB Hilliard, release Turner

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have signed fullback Lex Hilliard and waived wide receiver Patrick Turner.
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  • Dolphins bring in WR Gaffney, cut Naanee loose

    Dolphins bring in WR Gaffney, cut Naanee loose

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Receiver Jabar Gaffney has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who terminated the contract of receiver Legedu Naanee.
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  • "TEWBOW AT QB," And More Fan Suggestions To Improve The Jets

    "TEWBOW AT QB," And More Fan Suggestions To Improve The Jets

    deadspin.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Jets are in trouble. Their last game against the 49ers was an embarrassing 34-0 rout. Mark Sanchez passed for 103 yards. The Jets' next game is Monday night against the Texans, and the team has to improve. So someone on the Jets' Facebook page came …
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  • Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch

    Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    The race to determine the second-best quarterback in the AFC East continues to heat up. We are at the quarter mark of the season. Let's check out the latest "Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch." Mark Sanchez, New York Jets Result: L, 34-0 aga…
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  • Tuesday John Murphy Show

    Tuesday John Murphy Show

    buffalobills.com Oct 2, 2012
    Rookie Shawn Powell made his NFL debut last Sunday against the Patriots and did pretty well.  Tonight, he joins us on The John Murphy Show at 7:20pm to talk about his game, and his route to the Bills. At 8pm, we’ll be live on the air with author Kevin
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  • Patriots DC sees no issue with Peyton Manning’s arm

    Patriots DC sees no issue with Peyton Manning’s arm

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    With the subject of Peyton Manning’s arm strength all the rage, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia chimed in Tuesday, saying he couldn’t see anything wrong with it. Granted, it’s not as if he’d watch film with his boss Bill Belichick and
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  • Rex rules out none of the free-agent receivers

    Rex rules out none of the free-agent receivers

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    With all signs pointing to receiver Santonio Holmes being done for the season and with several big-name free-agent receivers on the market, it makes sense to wonder whether the Jets would try to replace Holmes with someone like Terrell Owens, Chad Johns…
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  • Chan Gailey says Bills need to be mentally tougher

    Chan Gailey says Bills need to be mentally tougher

    Before the season started, Bills General Manager Buddy Nix responded to growing hype around his team by saying that it was time for the Bills to “step it up.” Coach Chan Gailey is sending a similar message in the wake of the team’s total meltdown fr
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  • Saints kick tires on five receivers

    Saints kick tires on five receivers

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    At a time when the Jets should be looking for help at receiver (more on that in a bit), the Saints have brought in five wideouts for a tire-kicking. A league source says the Saints worked out Brian Robiskie, Deon Butler, Jason Hill, Rasheed Davis, and P…
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  • NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Dan Koppen’s used to snapping to the best

    Dan Koppen’s used to snapping to the best

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    He’s the new Broncos center because of an injury, but Dan Koppen now has the distinction of snapping to two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. He’s giving it to Peyton Manning now, and will see his old quarterback Tom Brady this weekend i
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  • Aaron Berry knows he’s working on last chance

    Aaron Berry knows he’s working on last chance

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Jets had an obvious need at cornerback when they signed former Lion Aaron Berry, but they weren’t so desperate they didn’t investigate him thoroughly. They did a background check, and got an endorsement from quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, who
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  • Stock Watch: AFC East

    Stock Watch: AFC East

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Let's take a look at who is rising and falling in the AFC East: Falling 1. Buffalo Bills defense: What...was...that? That is one way to sum up the performance of Buffalo's revamped defense in a 52-28 loss to the New England Patriots. The Bills allowed 3…
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  • Crennel cracks door for Quinn

    Crennel cracks door for Quinn

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    On Sunday, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said that Matt Cassel is still the team’s starting quarterback.  On Monday, Crennel reiterated that position - with a caveat. Crennel said the Chiefs may give Brady Quinn some of the first-team reps in practice t
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    Brandon Bolden isn’t the first little-known running back to break out against the Bills. According to coach Joe Philbin, Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has played better than his statistics. Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd was pretty excited to score his first to
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  • Matt Ryan lets the expletives fly, too

    Matt Ryan lets the expletives fly, too

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    During Sunday’s win over the Bills, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a message for no one in particular after his touchdown run was upheld via replay review:  “F—k you bitches.” As it turns out, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a similar messa
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  • Video - Holmes out for the season 02:55

    Holmes out for the season

    Oct 2
    New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan announces Wednesday that wide receiver Santonio Holmes has a Lisfranc injury and is out for the remainder of the season.
  • Video - Buy or Sell?: Should Tebow start? 05:31

    Buy or Sell?: Should Tebow start?

    Oct 2
    Is it time for Tim Tebow to replace Mark Sanchez? Darren Sharper and Heath Evans debate that, plus whether the Packers are the best team in the NFL and if it's time for the Cowboys to get rid of Dez Bryant.
  • Video - T.O. or Ochocinco in NYC? 00:48

    T.O. or Ochocinco in NYC?

    Oct 2
    Should the Jets pursue Plaxico Burress, Terrell Owens or Chad Johnson? Charlie Casserly explains what the Jets need to do to replace Santonio Holmes.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Time For Mario Williams To Step Up 00:46

    Blogger Blitz: Time For Mario Williams To Step Up

    Oct 2
    AFC East blogger James Walker talks about Mario Williams' disappointing performance so far this season

Sports Columnists

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    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…