Jets go after Outside linebacker

The Jets  reached an agreement Friday on a two-year deal with former Canadian Football League defensive lineman/Outside linebacker Freddie Bishop III.

CAREER HISTORY:

Bishop signed with the Detroit Lions on May 14, 2013 after going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Released on June 26, 2013.

Bishop was signed to the Calgary Stampeders practice roster on July 16, 2013.

Bishop recorded five tackles and a sack in the Stampeders win against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 102nd Grey Cup.

A Michigan native, Bishop (6-4, 265 pounds) had a breakout season for the Calgary Stampeders in 2015, recording 11 sacks, 44 tackles and forced fumble in 16 games.

Bishop, 25, joined the Stampeders in 2014, recording three sacks in nine games. For his career, he’s accumulated 14 sacks in 25 games and was a Grey Cup champion in 2014.
According to ESPN, he had visited with seven NFL teams.

Team history
Detroit Lions (2013)*
Calgary Stampeders (2013–2015)
New York Jets (2016–present)

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Jets New Special Teams Coaches

The Jets have hired Jeff Hammerschmidt as special teams assistant coach.

He will an assistant to newly hired Brant Boyer, who was himself recently hired as special teams coordinator.

Hammerschmidt, 46, brings coaching experience from the college level.

*special teams coordinator at Colorado State for the past four seasons and also coached running backs (2012-14) and tight ends (’15) there.

*Hammerschmidt had eight years of ST experience in the Pac-10/12 and the Big Ten.

*has seven years of experience as a defensive coordinator, at Southern Utah, St. Mary’s and Montana, and has coached every defensive position.

New York born and bred, James is a decades long New York Jets Fan and writer dating back to their Superbowl days. A frequent guest on sports talk shows James is the host of OneJetDrive on Blogtalk radio, OneJetDrive Facebook Group and page As well as mixlr. A former U.S. Marine. Semper Fi.

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Jets making ST effort with Kicker

The Jets have signed kicker Kyle Brindza to a reserve/future contract.

He was previously tried out in 2015, but not signed.

Brindza (6’1″, 236) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame with Detroit after last year’s draft. The Lions traded him to Tampa Bay for TE Tim Wright in late August and the Buccaneers waived him in October.

He was perfect in the preseason for the Lions, hitting all three fields and both extra points he tried, before the trade. As the Bucs’ kicker in the first six games, he converted six of 12 field goals and six of eight PATs. One of his field goals was a 58-yarder against the Texans.

On September 27, 2015, in a Week 3 contest against the Houston Texans, Brindza missed 3 field goal attempts and an extra point in a 19-9 loss. However, he made a career long 58-yard field goal in the same game. The next week he would miss 2 field goal attempts and another extra point in a crucial 37-23 loss against the Carolina Panthers.

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New York born and bred, James is a decades long New York Jets Fan and writer dating back to their Superbowl days. A frequent guest on sports talk shows James is the host of OneJetDrive on Blogtalk radio, OneJetDrive Facebook Group and page As well as mixlr. A former U.S. Marine. Semper Fi.

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Who’s the Jets Quarterback?

Let the rumors and speculation begin, even before the NFL‘ official dates!

Remember that the 49er’s have brought in chip Kelly.

But, it’s that time of year folks, so here’s a fast sampling of what’s being said. For your entertainment purposes only.

“I don’t want Kaepernick,” New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall said on ESPN’s First Take (via Jason Lisk of the Big Lead). “I think he’s good. My guy’s [Ryan Fitzpatrick].”

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Dom Cosentino of NJ Advance Media reported “there’s no truth” to rumors that Kaepernick would like to leave the 49ers to join the New York Jets.

“No,” Cosentino’s source said. “Nothing. No idea where it came from. Random, strange article.”

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported Kaepernick wants out of San Francisco and the Jets “are his preferred destination.” 

Mehta also said the Jets are “aware and intrigued by Kaepernick’s desire to play for them.”

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported 49ers general manager Trent Baalke had a sit-down meeting with Kaepernick near the end of the season that could “prove incredibly valuable” as they look to 2016.

Per Rapoport, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock called Kelly’s hiring “one of the best things that’s happened for (Kaepernick).”

Kaepernick, is coming off an utterly forgettable 2015 season in which he started just eight games before being placed on injured reserve. Kaep is due to make $11.9 million for the 2016 season and has a $16.015 million cap hit, per Spotrac.

ESPN.com’s Bill Barnwell noted the 49ers wouldn’t necessarily need to cut Kaepernick for financial purposes, since they will have around $50 million in cap space after their rollover.

New York born and bred, James is a decades long New York Jets Fan and writer dating back to their Superbowl days. A frequent guest on sports talk shows James is the host of OneJetDrive on Blogtalk radio, OneJetDrive Facebook Group and page As well as mixlr. A former U.S. Marine. Semper Fi.

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Jets sign Archer to reserve contract

The Jets today added to their list of reserve / futures contact signings.

From New York Jets press release:

The Jets have signed running back/wideout/returner Dri Archer to a reserve/future contract.

Archer (5’8″, 173) was the third-round choice (97th overall) of Pittsburgh in the 2014 draft out of Kent State who was waived by the Steelers last November.

In his two seasons for the Steelers, Dri (pronounced “DREE”) played in 20 games and had 23 kickoff returns for a 22.4-yard average. On offense he had 10 carries for 40 yards and seven receptions for 23 yards, all in 2014.

He intrigued the NFL with his Kent State career plus his performance at the 2014 NFL Combine, where he recorded a 4.26-second 40-yard dash, second-fastest in the last 10 combines only to Chris Johnson’s legendary 4.24 in 2008.

In his 2012 season, Archer started all 14 games and rushed for 1,429 yards on 159 carries (9.0 yards/carry) and 16 touchdowns, and added 39 receptions for 561 yards and four TDs, giving him 1,990 yards from scrimmage and 20 TDs.

Add in his 591 kickoff return yards in ’12 and he had 2,581 all-purpose yards.

Three of his returns went for touchdowns and one of them was a 99-yarder against Ball State. That gave him 23 TDs for the year, a school record.
His multiple-threat game earned him the MAC’s Special Teams Player of the Year award and a finalist’s spot for the Paul Hornung Award honoring the nation’s most versatile player.

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In 2013 his numbers suffered due to an ankle sprain suffered in the opener, yet he still ran for 527 yards, had 327 receiving yards and had only two KO returns, one of them for a 100-yard TD against Northern Illinois.

For his college career Archer had 2,342 rushing yards, 1,194 receiving yards and 1,436 kickoff return yards.

New York born and bred, James is a decades long New York Jets Fan and writer dating back to their Superbowl days. A frequent guest on sports talk shows James is the host of OneJetDrive on Blogtalk radio, OneJetDrive Facebook Group and page As well as mixlr. A former U.S. Marine. Semper Fi.

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Jets name special teams coach

Jets have named Brant Boyer as the team’s new special teams coordinator

It appears Jets head coach Todd Bowles has picked a former linebacker, NFL intern and special teams assistant to lead the Jets troubled squad out of special teams Hell.

Boyer played in the NFL as a linebacker (6′-1″ 240#).

Career history as a coach:
Indianapolis Colts (2012-2015) (Assistant ST)
New York Jets (2016-present) (Special Teams coordinator)

Brant Boyer (born June 27, 1971 in Ogden, Utah) played linebacker for ten seasons in the National Football League for three different teams.
He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft.

Boyer worked with the Indianapolis Colts’ as an assistant special teams coach from 2012 through the 2015 season.

Boyer joined the Colts after completing a 10-year playing career in the National Football League. He also served as a coaching intern with the New York Giants (2010) and Cleveland Browns (2009).

Boyer’ claim to fame – long snapper Matt Overton, who made the Pro Bowl in 2013, a year after Boyer scouted him and brought him to the Colts for a tryout before his signing after the 2012 draft.

Boyer has been trying to compile a coaching resumé after a playing career as a 10-year linebacker and special teams member for Miami (1994), Jacksonville (1995-2000) and Cleveland (2001-03).

Boyer entered the NFL as the Dolphins’ sixth-round pick (177th overall) in the 1994 draft and in his career played in 129 games and totaled 250 tackles, 13 sacks and six interceptions.

Boyer also served as special teams captain for the Jaguars and Browns leading the Browns in ST tackles in 2002 and 2003.

Boyer starred at ILB as captain of the University of Arizona’s defense and enjoyed a superb senior season leading the Wildcats in tackles.

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Watch “NY Jets Draft Blunders” on YouTube

Speaking of New York Jets drafts!

This guys got a playlist.

Commissioner Pete Rozelle was busy in those days.

But remember the good times too like Mark Gastineau Joe Klecko Marty Lyons …

Enjoy until this year’s draft, Mike Maccagnan’ first real test.

New York born and bred, James is a decades long New York Jets Fan and writer dating back to their Superbowl days. A frequent guest on sports talk shows James is the host of OneJetDrive on Blogtalk radio, OneJetDrive Facebook Group and page As well as mixlr. A former U.S. Marine. Semper Fi.

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