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  1. Foles on target for late-season return?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Philadelphia Eagles got some good news this weekend when it comes to Nick Foles, who had been their starting quarterback before injuring his collarbone in Week 9. "Foles' 4-week followup CT scan showed the quarterback's left collarbone is heal...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  2. Jets: short-, long-term QB plans

    Tom Carpenter

    The New York Jets switched from Michael Vick to Geno Smith in Week 12, but the move failed to generate any noticeable change in their weak offense. In the end, the Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills and finished with just three points, the second-lowest ...

    Blog | November 29, 2014
  3. Browns to wait on Hoyer's next contract?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Cleveland Browns plunked down a first-round pick on Johnny Manziel with the hope that he would become their much-desired franchise quarterback. He may become just that at some point down the road, but right now, veteran backup Brian Hoyer has sta...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  4. Jets' Week 9 QB: Smith or Vick?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's no secret that the New York Jets stunk up the joint from top to bottom on Sunday, as they got smoked 43-23 by a mediocre Buffalo Bills team that was missing their top two running backs. Geno Smith was pulled for Michael Vick after throwing three...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  5. Will Rex Ryan consider a QB change?

    Tom Carpenter

    After falling to the Chicago Bears on Monday night, the New York Jets are 1-2. QB Geno Smith's play is largely to blame, as he has a 3:4 TD:INT ratio, a 33.2 total quarterback rating, more pick-sixes (six) since the start of last season than any othe...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  6. How secure is Geno as Jets' starter?

    Tom Carpenter

    After Friday's preseason tilt, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan dubbed Geno Smith his Week 1 starter over Michael Vick, as expected. The question now is for how long will Smith hold on to that job? "Although Ryan characterized Smith's grip on the j...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  7. Is Vick OK with being a backup?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although there was supposed to be a quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick, it never came to fruition. Smith is going to start in Week 1 for the New York Jets, and Vick never really made an on-field case to convince coach Rex Rya...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  8. Will Locker continue improving accuracy?

    Tom Carpenter

    Injury-prone QB Jake Locker managed to play only seven games last season, but he did manage to complete 60.7 percent of his passes. Not only was that a career-high mark as a pro, but it was better than any of his four seasons in college. While it's p...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  9. Will Vick make a mark with his legs?

    Tom Carpenter

    Back in July, I examined some quotes by former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannebbaum, who said he expected coach Rex Ryan to use Michael Vick's athleticism this season, even if that meant using the quarterback in short bursts as a reserve beh...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  10. Is Sudfeld pushing Amaro?

    Tom Carpenter

    During the offseason, there was a fair amount of hype in Fantasyland about rookie Jace Amaro carrying some sleeper potential. Has he lived up to the hype early during training camp? "Amaro has had some issues with drops early in camp, which contin...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  11. Will Vick play even if he doesn't start?

    Tom Carpenter

    Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum spent four years working alongside coach Rex Ryan, so he should have a pretty good read on the coach's thinking. That's why his comments on NFL Network Thursday about how Ryan may use Michael Vick ...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  12. Will Smith start over Vick?

    Tom Carpenter

    In his annual ranking of NFL quarterbacks, ESPN's Ron Jaworski pegged New York Jets QB Geno Smith 30th as we head into training camp. Because he ranks only one quarterback from each NFL team, the presumption, then, is that he expects Smith to start o...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  13. Latest buzz on DeSean Jackson

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: We now have a couple of more teams that reportedly are interested in acquiring DeSean Jackson from the Eagles. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders have "lots of interest" in D-Jax. Arguably no tea...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  14. 49ers possible landing spot for Vick?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although there is a chance that Michael Vick will re-sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, all signs point to him departing as a free agent. He's stated that he wants to start, and there are several teams in need of at least a quarterback who can start ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  15. Jets still considering Sanchez?

    Tom Carpenter

    Free agency in the NFL begins on Tuesday, March 11, but the date that matters most to quarterback Mark Sanchez is March 25. That's when he is due a $2 million roster bonus by the New York Jets. Since Sanchez sports a whopping $13.1 million salary-cap...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  16. Eagles still an option for Vick?

    Tom Carpenter

    Beginning Saturday, free agent Michael Vick can begin speaking with teams about working out a contract, and he can officially sign with a new team on Tuesday. We all know that he wants to secure a starting job somewhere. He may have to settle for a s...

    Blog | March 07, 2014