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Jets Free Agency Preview: Running Backs

Stump Mitchell's Aboard as RBs Coach to Guide a Solid Group Led by Matt Forté & Bilal Powell
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Jaguars rookie destroys Bilal Powell with big hit

Jaguars rookie linebacker Myles Jack was projected by many to go early in the first round, but ended up falling to the second, with Jacksonville selecting him with the 36th overall pick. There were concerns about his knee, but he looked pretty good in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Jets, and he absolutely destroyed running back Bilal Powell on one particular play...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Myles Jack delivers big hit in first preseason game

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie inside linebacker Myles Jack hits like a jackhammer — a fantastic trait that was on full display Thursday night. Just check him out here absolutely destroying New York Jets running back Bilal Powell, who trying to make a reception across the middle. Breh @MylesJack — medlax (@med11n) August 12, 2016 Note to opposing...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Forte to split carries with Bilal Powell

The New York Jets don’t want to burn out veteran running back Matt Forte, who is reportedly going to split carries this year with Bilal Powell. Speaking with ESPN’s Mike Clay, Jets reporter Darryl Slater dropped this knowledge: Just now on @NextLevelFF, @DarrylSlater said to expect a near "even carry split" between Forte and Powell this year (slight edge to Forte) — Mike...
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August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Interested In Free-Agent Running Back Bilal Powell

The New England Patriots could fill one of their biggest needs by signing a former New York Jets running back. The Patriots are interested in free agent Bilal Powell, league sources told the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta. The 5-foot-11, 204-pound running back carried the ball 70 times for 313 yards with one touchdown in 2015. He also had 47 catches for 388 yards with two...
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Options at running back

The New York Jets have questions at the running back position after releasing Chris Johnson, declining the one year remaining on his contract. Chris Jonson’s statistics were underwhelming to say the least. He ran for just 663 yard with an average of 4.3 yards per carry and just one touchdown. With the release of Johnson, the Jets are likely to add someone else in what looks to...
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bilal Powell Making The Most Of His Opportunities In The Preseason

Photo: Former Louisville running back Bilal Powell is going up against some stiff competition this season within the New York Jets backfield. Powell had his best season as a professional in 2013-14 where played in every game for the Jets and started more than half of the time. He finished with 697 yards on the season, averaging four yards per carry. In his fourth season...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Biggest winners in camp so far

New York Jets training camp is going as smoothly as a New York Jets training camp can be expected to go. There’s drama, but it’s no Sanchez v. Tebow. There’s chatter, but is anyone truly surprised? But more than anything else, training camp is about who is performing well and who is not. With the Jets’ first preseason game a mere five days away (hosting Indianapolis this...
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Too Many New York Jets Draft Rumors: Trading into Top 10?’s Ian Rapoport reported two things about the New York Jets last night, but they sounded funny together in the same sentence. Rapoport tweeted the following: “Mentioned earlier the #Jets are looking to trade up. Their target is the Top 10, and I’m told they are very hot on #LSU WR Odell Beckham.” If you follow me on Twitter @Adam_Zielonka, you know I was very skeptical...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson released – why the New York Jets should sign him

He refused to take a pay cut. His relationship with the Tennessee Titans seemed irreparable. Finally, Chris Johnson was released Friday. After a week of discussion about DeSean Jackson’s release (for an entirely different reason) and about whether the Jets ought to try to sign him, another new offensive weapon hits free agency and becomes the biggest name, the only name to talk...
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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