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Sanchez retires, will be ESPN college analyst

Mark Sanchez is retiring from the NFL after 10 seasons to join ESPN as a college football analyst. He was the Rose Bowl MVP in 2008, when his Trojans finished No. 3 in the country.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The holdup in the Quinnen Williams contract negotiation is the signing-bonus payment schedule. Williams would like the bonus ($21.7M) paid in full in the first year; the Jets want to defer part of it to Year 2. From what I understand, it would be the largest deferment of any top-5 pick. A year ago, Sam Darnold received his entire bonus ($20.1M) within 15 days of signing, which is rare for a high pick. Williams will get his money, but the two sides have to agree on when. The first practice is Thursday. It would be a bad look if the Jets, starting a new era, can't get their No. 1 pick on the field in time.

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The Jets have placed S Marcus Maye (shoulder) on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list, which means he can be activated to the roster at any time. Maye, coming back from surgery, was limited throughout the spring. The team's hope was to have him ready for training camp. This isn't a setback unless he misses significant practice time. They also placed S Brandon Bryant (undisclosed) on PUP. Rookie CB Bless Austin (knee) was placed on the active/non-football injury list, which was expected.

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Source: Jets agree on Griffin deal, add TE depth

Ryan Griffin has agreed to a deal with the Jets, who are in the market for a tight end with Chris Herndon set to serve a four-game suspension at the start of the season.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With TE Chris Herndon due to serve a four-game suspension, the Jets signed former Texans veteran Ryan Griffin — a necessary move. They would've had only four tight ends for the preseason (counting Herndon, who can play in preseason games), but four isn't enough. Griffin (136 career catches) immediately becomes their most accomplished tight end. That isn't saying much because, after Herndon, there's a big drop off to Eric Tomlinson, Daniel Brown and rookie Trevon Wesco. Griffin can use the preseason to learn the offense. By Week 1, he should be up to speed. The signing was first reported by the NFL Network.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

First-round pick Quinnen Williams remains unsigned as the Jets' rookies reported to training camp on Friday. It's too soon to be alarmed, as the first practice isn't until Thursday. Williams will sign a four-year, $32.5 million contract, but the two sides are haggling over legalese within the contract.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have bolstered their analytics department, hiring Matt Sheldon as director of football research and strategy. (This was a quiet move; the team made no announcement.) He held the same title with the Dolphins in 2017-2018 — his connection to Adam Gase. Prior to that, he spent three seasons with the Bears in a similar role, crossing paths with Joe Douglas. Sheldon has a coaching background, but he got involved in analytics in recent years.

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Jets' Herndon suspended 4 games after DWI

Jets tight end Chris Herndon will miss the first four games of the season, the result of a drunken-driving arrest in 2018. Herndon is the team's best pass-catching tight end.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Herndon's four-game suspension, though not unexpected, is a big blow to the offense. Basically, it removes the tight-end position from the Jets' passing attack. The other tight ends — Eric Tomlinson, Daniel Brown and rookie Trevon Wesco — are more adept at blocking than receiving. This puts more pressure on QB Sam Darnold, who loses a quality, middle-of-the-field target. The silver lining: Coach Adam Gase can try to scheme around Herndon's absence because he has versatile players such as Quincy Enunwa and Le'Veon Bell. Enunwa thought his hybrid days were over, but he could go back to a tight end-type role.

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Jets' TE Chris Herndon has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt Michaels, who died Wednesday at the age of 89, played a prominent role in two of the most exciting eras in Jets history. He was the defensive coordinator on the Super Bowl III team and was the head coach for the New York Sack Exchange in the early 1980s, returning the franchise to respectability. He was a hell of a coach, well-respected by his players. Unfortunately, it ended badly — the controversial Mud Bowl loss to the Dolphins in the 1982 AFC title game, resulting in his ouster. (Walt never wavered in his belief that Don Shula was responsible for the uncovered field.) It was a tough way to go out, but his overall contributions to the franchise shouldn't be forgotten.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have signed third-round pick Chuma Edoga. The slotted contract for the former USC tackle is four years, $3.4M, including $867K to sign. Only one pick unsigned: DT Quinnen Williams, third overall.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Australian rugby star Valentine Holmes is trying a new sport. He's attempting to make the Jets' roster as a running back, and his position coach, Jim Bob Cooter, says he's "ahead of the curve."

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Team Stats

Passing Yards197.825th
Rushing Yards101.426th
Points For20.823rd
Points Against27.629th