NY Jets news: MetLife Stadium update, Odell Beckham hints at Jets signing
By Justin Fried
Players have been begging the NY Jets and Giants to fix the infamous MetLife Stadium turf that has reportedly been responsible for numerous injuries over the years. This offseason, they've officially made the change.
The Jets and Giants will now play their home games on a surface called the FieldTurf Core system, which is "the first multilayer dual-polymer monofilament fiber," per ESPN. Whatever that means!
It's not the natural grass playing surface that many have pined for, but the hope is that the updated turf will significantly decrease the frequency of injuries at MetLife Stadium.
Players like Julian Love, Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas, Kyle Fuller, and many others have suffered serious long-term injuries at MetLife in recent years. Here's to hoping that the new turf yields more promising results.
Other NY Jets news
Odell Beckham hints at a NY Jets signing on Twitter
Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner continued his recruitment trail on Thursday, tweeting out an image that appeared to pay homage to Odell Beckham's famous one-handed catch with the Giants years ago.
The tweet caught the attention of Beckham, who responded to Gardner, once again prompting rumors that a signing could be near.
The Jets remain the supposed leaders in the clubhouse for Beckham, and following his unofficial meeting with the Jets at the NFL league meetings this week, many believe he'll make his way to Florham Park before long.
The social media teases are fun as long as the end result is Beckham signing with the Jets.
Former Jets tight end Daniel Brown retires
Former Jets tight end Daniel Brown officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday. The former James Madison standout played seven years in the NFL, spending his final three years with the Jets.
Brown signed with the Jets as a free agent in 2019 and would go on to appear in all 32 games with the team in 2019 and 2020. While never a significant offensive contributor, Brown was a core special teamer who played 68 and 76 percent of the Jets' special teams snaps in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Brown appeared in 12 games for the Jets in 2021 before he was sent to Kansas City in the Laurent Duvernay-Tardif trade. He would last just a few weeks with the Chiefs before he was released and re-signed to the Jets' practice squad.
After not playing last season, Brown has officially decided to call it quits. Seven years in the NFL certainly isn't bad for a former undrafted wide receiver convert out of FCS James Madison.