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  1. Eric Decker: The receiver behind the stats

    Rich Cimini

    Trust your eyes. It's an old scouting axiom, one that came into play when the New York Jets evaluated Eric Decker in preparation for free agency. They had to trust their eyes because too often in professional football -- other sports, too, for tha...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. Mini-shakeup in Jets' scouting department

    Rich Cimini

    The New York Jets have made changes in their scouting department. David Boller, who scouted the West region, was relieved of his duties after only one year, the team confirmed. This came as a surprise because he was hired by general manager John I...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  3. Jets' brass evaluates draft picks

    Rich Cimini

    Leftover "sound" bites from draft weekend, with general manager John Idzik, Rex Ryan and senior director of college scouting Terry Bradway discussing some of the New York Jets' second- and third-day draft picks: Idzik on whether second-round tight...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  4. Road trip: Rex, Idzik visit Clemson

    Rich Cimini

    The New York Jets displayed a show of force Thursday at Clemson's pro day, with Rex Ryan, general manager John Idzik and senior director of college scouting Terry Bradway showing up to watch several NFL prospects perform for scouts and personnel type...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. Draft spotlight: WR Brandin Cooks

    Rich Cimini

    Former Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks, coming off a dominant season in which he caught 128 passes for 1,730 yards and 16 touchdowns (not a typo), lit up the NFL scouting combine by running the best time (4.33) for a receiver. He spoke to re...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  6. Draft spotlight: TE Jace Amaro

    Rich Cimini

    Texas Tech's Jace Amaro delivered arguably the best season ever for a tight end -- 106 receptions, 1,352 yards and seven touchdowns. Amaro, projected as a possible first-round pick, spoke to reporters at the NFL scouting combine. Highlights: On wh...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  7. Draft spotlight: WR Mike Evans

    Rich Cimini

    Former Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans, projected as a first-round pick, spoke with reporters at the scouting combine. Here's a little of what he had to say: On what it was like playing with Johnny Manziel: "It was a great experience, playi...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  8. Kiper's latest Big Board: Burners rise

    Rich Cimini

    ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. posted his latest "Big Board," tweaking his top 25 based on the scouting combine. Interestingly, the most notable risers are skill-position players that figure to be on the New York Jets' radar with the 18th pick -- T...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  9. Scouting combine: Final thoughts

    Rich Cimini

    The NFL scouting combine wraps up Tuesday with on-field workouts for the defensive backs. We'll take this opportunity to put a bow on the combine, recapping it from a New York Jets' perspective: 1. Good hands people: This is one of those years whe...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  10. Report: Jets meet with QB Blake Bortles

    Rich Cimini

    This is interesting: The New York Jets met with former Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles at the scouting combine, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The Jets were one of eight teams to conduct formal interviews with Bortles in Indianapolis...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  11. Jets trainers assist ailing woman on plane

    Rich Cimini

    Two athletic trainers from the New York Jets, on their way to the NFL scouting combine last week in Indianapolis, helped rescue an elderly woman in severe distress on an airplane at Newark Airport. It happened on a Newark-to-Indianapolis flight la...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  12. Receiver-needy Jets see the future

    Rich Cimini

    If your favorite team needs a wide receiver, like the New York Jets do, you've come to the right draft. Most talent evaluators are calling this an exceptionally deep draft for receivers, a notion that was reinforced Sunday at the NFL scouting comb...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  13. Sunday notes: Heard around the combine

    Rich Cimini

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Notes and observations from the NFL scouting combine: 1. Backs to the wall: This comes as a bit of a surprise, but I hear the New York Jets are exploring free-agent running backs -- namely Donald Brown (Indianapolis Colts) and Ben ...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  14. Ebron headlines impressive TE group

    Rich Cimini

    Both the New York Jets and New York Giants are in the market for a tight end. They saw some good ones Saturday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, including an impressive performance by North Carolina's Eric Ebron, the consensus No. 1 tight ...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  15. Jerry Reese: 'It was time to make a change'

    Rich Cimini

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A few takeaways from Jerry Reese's news conference Saturday at the NFL scouting combine: The New York Giants' general manager praised former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, but he also said "it was time to make a change" -- a...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  16. New York Giants will let Justin Tuck, Hakeem Nicks test free agen...

    Rich Cimini

    Defensive end Justin Tuck and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, two cogs in the New York Giants' 2011 Super Bowl championship team, will hit the open market March 11 as free agents, general manager Jerry Reese said Saturday at the NFL scouting combine.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014