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Coffee with the Jets: Teammates continue support of Geno Smith

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Oct 17, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 17, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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As you enjoy your morning coffee, here are the latest news and updates on the New York Jets from across the internet.

It’s always a great feeling to sit back, enjoy a hot cup of coffee, and read the latest on the New York Jets. Here are the top news and updates about the Jets as they continue through making this offseason matter.

Why Geno Smith’s phone is blowing up with calls from Jets’ teammates by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

As you may have heard, the Jets need an experienced quarterback. They haven’t ruled out Smith, but it sounds like he’s only a fallback option at this point. There’s some concern about his knee and his rehab timetable; they believe he may not be ready until September. He blew out his ACL in Week 7.

Jets need pass-rushing linebacker, but where are they hiding? by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

It’s the same old story: They need a 3-4 outside linebacker who can pressure the quarterback — i.e. a speed-rusher to complement the interior horses. Mauldin, a former third-round pick, was supposed to be that guy, but he has been slow to develop.

Jets Will Be Live at the Combine by Eric Allen (New York Jets)

“The long-term goal has always been to build through the draft,” Maccagnan said at his season-ending news conference. “We do have some ability the way the contracts were structured to make determinations on how to proceed going forward if we decide to either create cap space or keep the player. We’re no different than we were originally. Again, our long-term goal is to build through the draft.”

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Jets’ Sheldon Richardson has to go, says Boomer Esiason by Darryl Slater (NJ Advance Media)

“They cost their team a game by not playing in the first quarter,” Esiason said. “Think about that for a second. You’ve got 16 games. It’s hard enough as it is. And your best players are late for meetings and not playing in the first quarter? Costing their team a game? That’s a big, big issue.”

GENO SMITH TALKS POSSIBLE RETURN TO JETS, SAYS BEING A BACKUP QB IS NOT HIS GOAL by Rob Goldberg (Bleacher Report)

The 2013 second-round pick struggled mightily in his first two seasons in the league. He earned 29 starts but went just 11-18 in that stretch, throwing 34 interceptions to go with his 25 touchdowns. He also completed just 57.5 percent of his attempts.

2017 NFL MOCK DRAFT: BLEACHER REPORT’S FINAL PRE-COMBINE UPDATE by Brent Sobleski (Bleacher Report)

This week’s festivities in Indianapolis can have a dramatic effect on a player’s future. Medical checkups, interviews and workouts all factor into teams’ evaluations. A poor report can send organizations scrambling, while an outstanding effort will create plenty of positive momentum.

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