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Jets Name Geno Smith the Starting Quarterback

Jets Name Geno Smith the Starting Quarterback

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- Despite the signing of Michael Vick in the offseason, the New York Jets have named Geno Smith the team's starting quarterback.

"I think he's taken off from where he left off [last season]," Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. "I expect great things in the future."

Smith was the team's starting quarterback last year, and played well at times as he navigated through his rookie season. Even though Vick has been a Pro Bowl quarterback, he will start the season on the sidelines.

"I think it's great for Geno," Vick said. "I knew the entire time that Geno was going to be the starter, but Geno went out and proved that he's capable of running this team and putting this team in a position to win."

In five quarters of play in the preseason, Smith threw only one interception. He also completed 70 percent of his passes with one touchdown.

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Bears Agree to Deal with Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes

Bears Agree to Deal with Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Bears are rolling the dice on a potential big return as ESPN is reporting the team has agreed to terms on a deal with wide receiver Santonio Holmes.

The 30-year-old Holmes spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets, but has struggled to stay healthy the past two seasons.

He appeared in just four games in 2012 due to a lisfrank injury, and never fully regained his old form. 

The team decided that it was time for both sides to mutually part ways as he didn't figure into the teams future plans.

In 11 games last season, Holmes caught 23 passes for 456 yards and one touchdown. He appeared in all 16 regular season games just once during his time with the Jets.

With the Bears set at wide receiver with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, Holmes figures to be a complimentary part of an already explosive Bears offense under second-year head coach Mark Trestman.

In 2014, the Bears had the eighth ranked offense in the NFL.

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Jets Have Faith in Geno Smith

Jets Have Faith in Geno Smith

Nick Lahem/Getty Images(CORTLAND, N.Y.) -- New York Jets veteran quarterback Michael Vick believes second-year quarterback Geno Smith will be "10 times" better than he was last year.

The Jets signed Vick to be the backup to the young Smith in the offseason and he's taken it in stride.

"He's going to be great," Vick said Tuesday after practice. "He's going to be 10 times better than where he was last year, and I'm looking forward to it."

"You see guys around the league, around his age, having success and doing good things for their ball club, and I think he wants to fall right into that echelon," Vick continued.

Smith will start the preseason opener on Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts.

"I want to see some production," head coach Rex Ryan said of Smith. "I think we'll see it. I know [Smith] will have the command. Let's have the production, too.".

Ryan, who is relying on the success of the team for another contract, believes that having Vick as a backup is a good thing for Smith.

"When you have a Mike Vick come in here, you'd better be at the top of your game," Ryan said.

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Jets’ Smith and Milliner Make a Pair of Bold Proclamations

Jets’ Smith and Milliner Make a Pair of Bold Proclamations

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(CORTLAND, N.Y.) -- The one thing the New York Jets are not short on during training camp is confidence. Second-year players Geno Smith and Dee Milliner both think they're on the verge of stardom.

In a recent survery compiled by ESPN, Smith was ranked the worst starting quarterback in the NFL, something he plans on changing.

"The thing about it is, you have to climb up," Smith told ESPN.com on Saturday after practice. "If I'm No. 32, by this time next year or the year after, I expect to be in the top 5."

In his rookie year, Smith threw 12 touchdowns compared to 21 interceptions.

Meanwhile, sophomore cornerback Dee Milliner made an even bolder claim.

"The best corner in the league? Me," Milliner told the New York Daily News in an interview Saturday. "I ain't gonna say that somebody else is better than me."

Milliner's rookie season was categorized by many as inconsistent at best. He made 56 tackles in 2013 to go along with three interceptions.

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Jets Draft QB Tajh Boyd

Jets Draft QB Tajh BoydKevin C. Cox/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- The New York Jets selected former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd with the 213th overall pick on Saturday. Jets head coach Rex Ryan's son, Seth, is a freshman wide receiver on Clemson and gave the Jets and...

Jets’ WR Eric Decker Looking Forward to 2014 Season

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N.Y. Jets Sign RB Chris Johnson

N.Y. Jets Sign RB Chris JohnsonAndy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free agent running back Chris Johnson agreed to a contract with the New York Jets on Wednesday. The two-year deal is worth up to $9 million, according to ESPN. Johnson was originally selected out of East Carolina wi...

Jets Add CB Dimitri Patterson to Their Secondary

Jets Add CB Dimitri Patterson to Their SecondaryJoe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets signed cornerback Dimitri Patterson on Tuesday. ESPN.com reports it's a one-year deal worth $3 million. The 30-year-old Patterson played last season with Miami, recording 18 tackles, six passes ...

N.Y. Jets Sign WR Jacoby Ford

N.Y. Jets Sign WR Jacoby Ford David Lee/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets signed free agent wide receiver Jacoby Ford on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Raiders selected Ford out of Clemson in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft. In 38 games with Oakl...

Eagles Agree to Terms with Quarterback Mark Sanchez

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Jets Sign Vick, Release Sanchez

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Cardinals Sign CB Antonio Cromartie

Cardinals Sign CB Antonio CromartieDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie reached an agreement with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Cromartie will team up with Pro Bowl corner Patrick Peterson...

Jets Re-Sign Linebacker Calvin Pace

Jets Re-Sign Linebacker Calvin PaceJoe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a resurgent season, the New York Jets have decided to bring back linebacker Calvin Pace as the two sides recently agreed on a two-year deal. Pace's deal with the Jets will pay him $5 million, and the team is ...

Jets Sign WR Eric Decker

Jets Sign WR Eric DeckerNFL Shield(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets signed wide receiver Eric Decker to a five-year deal on Wednesday.   Decker is coming off of a trip to the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos. His deal is worth $36.25 million with $15 million guaranteed, ...

Buccaneers Release CB Darrelle Revis

Buccaneers Release CB Darrelle Revis Don Juan Moore/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis on Wednesday. The Bucs acquired Revis from the New York Jets before last year’s NFL draft, in which they sent their 2013 f...

Jets Part Ways with Santonio Holmes

Jets Part Ways with Santonio HolmesJeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The New York Jets released wide receiver Santonio Holmes on Monday, ending his four-year tenure with the team. The former Super Bowl MVP with the Pittsburgh Steelers was traded to the Jets in 2010.  ...

Jets Cut Cromartie

Jets Cut CromartieJoe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets cut cornerback Antonio Cromartie Sunday.  The move frees up $9.5 million in cap space for the Jets, who would have owed Cromartie a $5 million bonus in the upcoming days.  The 29-year-ol...

Jets Place Franchise Tag on K Nick Folk

Jets Place Franchise Tag on K Nick FolkAl Pereira/ Getty Images Sport (NEW YORK) --  After a career year in 2013, the New York Jets have placed their franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk. Folk was set to become an unrestricted free agent starting in the new league year on March 11, but Ga...

Mike Pettine Named Cleveland Browns Head Coach

Mike Pettine Named Cleveland Browns Head CoachiStockphoto(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Browns introduced Mike Pettine as their new head coach on Thursday. He will become the Browns’ seventh-full-time coach since 1999. The 47-year-old Pettine takes over for Rob Chudzinski, who was fired after ...

Jets Sign Rex Ryan to Contract Extension

Jets Sign Rex Ryan to Contract ExtensionNick Lahem/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  After an 8-8 season, the New York Jets have agreed an agreement with head coach Rex Ryan on a multiyear contract extension, the club announced Thursday.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. There was on...

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