Lunch with the New York Jets: Simms lands with Bills


Enjoy your lunch today with some reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, articles on Matt Simms reuniting with Rex Ryan in Buffalo, a Jets’ mailbag from ESPN and news on the reworked contract with wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Enjoy!

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Former Jets QB Matt Simms reunited with Rex Ryan in Buffalo by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Simms isn’t a lock to make the team, as they have three veterans on the depth chart — , former No. 1 pick and . But Manuel is on shaky ground, with rumors that the Bills could be looking to deal him. Matt Cassel EJ Manuel Tyrod Taylor"

Jets mailbag: Mo Wilkerson trade rumors, Bryce Petty’s chances, Devin Smith’s role by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Don’t worry, Andrew, isn’t going anywhere. I’d say there’s only a five percent chance he gets traded before the season. It’s not zero because you never say “never” in the NFL. Muhammad Wilkerson"

Jets retool contract of wide receiver Brandon Marshall by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Marshall was scheduled to earn up to $7.7 million this season in the form of a $7.5 million base salary and a $200,000 workout bonus, but his new deal includes a fully guaranteed base salary of $9 million for 2015, though his workout bonus has been eliminated."

Former Jets QB David Garrard: Geno Smith ‘worried about outside noise’ by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"“I definitely think Geno has the ability to be a pretty good quarterback. I just think sometimes he’s worried about the outside noise,” Garrard said. “He’s worried about what his teammates think, what his coaches think, what the media thinks, what the fans think and he’s not just concentrating on his game and just making the plays that he should be making. You can see a lot of times in practice and in the meeting room, he’s spot on; he knows exactly what to do. But he has moments where he’s not doing that.”"

Calvin Pryor says Jets’ secondary ‘can be a dominant group’ in 2015 by John Munson (

"“I don’t want to say how good we can be, but I know we can be a dominant group if we put everything together,” he said this week during organized team activities. “If everybody plays together and does their part, we can be a dominant group."

5 Biggest Takeaways from the New York Jets’ OTAs by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)

"Thus, while may be the front-runner for now, that may not remain the case as the regular season approaches. There’s still a long way to go, with a couple of weeks left in OTAs before mandatory minicamp in June, followed by a brief respite before the five-week road from the beginning of training camp to the beginning of the regular season.  Geno Smith"

Next: What happens if Geno Smith ultimately fails? Career done?

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