Connor Hughes

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WATCH: Are the Jets mistreating Muhammad Wilkerson?

With all the attention this offseason given to Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the status of defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has flown a bit under the radar.<p>Slapped with the franchise tag, Wilkerson is about as frustrated as one player can be that he, despite being one of the game’s best at his …

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WATCH: Jets OL Brent Qvale deadlifts 600 pounds

You have to be strong to be an NFL offensive lineman, right?<p>Well, Jets offensive lineman <b>Brent Qvale</b> let the Instagram world in on just how strong he is yesterday. While working out at the University of Nebraska, Qvale deadlifted 600 pounds.<p>Don’t believe us? Check out the video below posted on his …

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Jets Matchups to Watch: Week 6, Tyrann Mathieu vs. Calvin Pryor

<i>The NFL season is getting closer and closer, which has Jets Wire excited for the premier individual matchups members of Gang Green will be facing off against each week. Today, we look at the best one-on-one battle in the Jets’ Week 6 game in Arizona:</i><p>So the Cardinals have a clear advantage over the …

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Top 25 Jets of All-Time: No. 22 Kyle Clifton

Usually, it’s players that make flashy plays like one-handed interceptions or bone-crushing hits that get remembered most.<p>It’s a shame that NFL players are sometimes graded on the wow factor as opposed to the ones who are who are dependable, durable and consistent. New York Jets linebacker Kyle …

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What Geno Smith needs to fix to be Jets starter

<b>Geno Smith</b> has earned high praise throughout the course of the Jets offseason conditioning program.<p>The fourth-year pro has shown a control of the offense and command in the huddle. His practice production has been much more good than bad. Sure, these were nothing but padless workouts in May and …

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Herm Edwards says Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets contract will 'get done'

The loose deadline of training camp for the Jets to get something <i></i>done with quarterback <b>Ryan Fitzpatrick</b> is fast approaching. In just over two weeks, those on New York’s roster will report to the Atlantic Health Training Facility to begin preparation for the upcoming season.<p>With Fitzpatrick unsigned, …

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Jets, Muhammad Wilkerson not talking as contract deadline approaches

Each passing day, it’s becoming increasing clear that <b>Muhammad Wilkerson</b>‘s days with the Jets are numbered.<p>With the deadline (July 15) fast approaching for Gang Green and Wilkerson to agree to a long-term contract, according to a report from NJAM, there has been no communication between the two …

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Jets 2016 breakout candidate: wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins

With training camp approaching, it’s time to breakdown players that could have a breakout season in 2016. After catching on with the Jets almost halfway through last season, Kenbrell Thompkins found a role in the offense with the loss of Devin Smith.<p>Can Thompkins take on more targets this upcoming …

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Jets Matchups to Watch: Week 5, Le'Veon Bell vs. Steve McLendon

<i>The NFL season is getting closer and closer, which has Jets Wire excited for the premier individual matchups members of Gang Green will be facing off against each week. Today, we look at the best one-on-one battle in the Jets’ Week 5 game in Pittsburgh:</i><p>The matchup to keep on eye on Week 5 will be …

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How Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker can get better in 2016

What Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker did in 2015 had never been done before in Jets team history.<p>Never. Not once.<p>The two were, to put it bluntly, arguably the best 1-2 receiving punch in the entire league. Their statistics back that up: 189 combined receptions for 2,529 yards and 26 touchdowns. …

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Eric Decker, Sheldon Richardson among Jets snubbed on NFL's 'Top 100'

The NFL Network concluded its countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2016 Wednesday night. Checking in at No. 1 was league MVP and Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton.<p>Throughout the unveiling process, several Jets saw their names appear a bit further down from Newton. Darrelle Revis (24), Matt …

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Will the Jets Wear White in Color Rush Game Against the Bills?

The NFL is bringing back Color Rush uniforms for Thursday night games this year. You might remember how bad these uniform styles looked in 2015 …

Where does the Jets defensive line rank vs. rest of NFL?

With training camp right around the corner, it is time to take a look how the Jets roster is stacking up compared to the rest of the league. Let’s break down a standout group in the defensive line.<p><i>*These rankings will factor in edge rushers that are often listed at ‘OLB’</i><p><i>Jets DL roster: Muhammad</i> …

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Jets' Devin Smith feels 'great' and 'healthy' entering 2016

Devin Smith hasn’t been cleared for football activity yet. Still recovering from a knee injury that cost him much of 2015, there’s no timetable for a return to the field.<p>There’s a chance he’ll be back for the start of training camp, or land on the PUP list. There’s a chance he could miss a …

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Jets Training Camp Position Battles: Cornerbacks

<i>Over the course of the next several weeks, Jets Wire will be taking a look at many of the team’s positional battles leading up to training camp. From backup spots, to starting positions, we’ll break them all down. On tap today? The cornerbacks.</i><p><b>POSITION:</b><p>Cornerback<p><b>SPOT ON DEPTH CHART:</b><p>Reserve [Fifth, …

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Jets' Darron Lee 'saddened' by Alton Sterling death, voices frustrations on Twitter

Darron Lee just said what’s on the mind of so many across the United States.<p>Wednesday morning, 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot dead by two police offers in Baton Rouge, La. According to a report from the New York Daily News, an anonymous call was made in which it was claimed that Sterling, who …

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Top 25 Jets of All-Time: No. 23 Marty Lyons

The younger generation of Jets fans may know Marty Lyons, the broadcaster. But for those who had the pleasure of seeing him play, they remember how fierce of a competitor he was on the field.<p>Lyons was an All-American defensive tackle under legendary coach Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama. …

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Explaining the leverage Ryan Fitzpatrick has over the Jets

From an outside perspective, Ryan Fitzpatrick has no leverage with the Jets.<p>None. Zip. Nada.<p>A simple conceptual knowledge of negotiating tells you that Fitzpatrick wants X amount of money. The Jets are offering Y amount of money. With no third party competing for Fitzpatrick’s services, nothing is …

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