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New York congressman compares kneeling for national anthem to Nazi salute, blasts Jets chairman Christopher Johnson

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 hrs ago.

Jets chairman Christopher Johnson has offered to pay the fines of players who kneel for the anthem. The fallout from the NFL’s decision to force players on the field to stand for the national anthem took another political turn on Saturday when New York Rep. Pete King (R) compared kneeling for the anthem to “players giving Nazi salutes or spewin

Just One NFL CEO Will Pay Fines for Players Who Want to Kneel During the National Anthem

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 17 hrs ago.

The NFL this week created a new policy that will punish players who opt to kneel during the national anthem, threatening players with a fine and other possible penalties if take part in this act of protest. In a response that has been disappointing to many players and fans, the CEOs of the NFL’s teams voted to impose this new policy on players. A

As the NFL Bans Kneeling During the National Anthem, a New Petition Urges Sponsors to Boycott the League

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

After the NFL banned players from taking a knee during the national anthem, major sponsors of the league are facing calls to pull their support. The NFL said Wednesday that players are free to stay in the locker room during the national anthem, but if they go out and kneel—which many have been doing to protest policy brutality—then they will fa

Jets, NFL could be on an anthem collision course

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson became the first NFL owner to deviate from the non-unanimous unanimous non-vote vote to change the anthem policy. The NFL typically doesn’t regard fines as parking tickets, where you just violate the rule, write the check, repeat, repeat, repeat. Instead, the NFL tends to increase the punishment in order to stop the u

NFL Team Owner Says He'll Cover Any Fines if Players Don't Stand for National Anthem

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

Soon after the NFL announced it would issue fines if players do not stand during the national anthem before games, one team owner said he will cover any financial penalties that come as a result of players protesting. Johnson said that he prefers that players stand during the national anthem, but he will not punish players who decide to protest. Jo

This NFL Owner Says He’ll Pay the Fines When His Players Kneel During the Anthem

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

As the NFL rolled out its new national anthem policy mandating that all players on the field stand during the song on Wednesday, New York Jets chairman Christopher Johnson said his team would not punish any player who protests. “I do not like imposing any club-specific rules,” Johnson told Newsday on Wednesday. “If somebody [on the Jets] take

Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins says owners thwarted 'constitutional rights' with anthem policy

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the NFL’s solution to its national anthem issue didn’t sit well with everyone. The NFL tried to leak out the new policy by strategically framing it as a compromise, when it wasn’t. The NFLPA was angered by it.

Jets' Christopher Johnson: 'If somebody takes a knee, that fine will be borne by me'

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

No sooner did the NFL announce, to great fanfare (as it announces pretty much everything), its new national anthem policy did New York Jets chairman Christopher Johnson declare that he will pay any fine if a Jets player kneels during the song. “If somebody [on the Jets] takes a knee, that fine will be borne by the organization, by me, not the pla

Jets' Donahue says 30-day stay in rehab was 'life-changing'

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Dylan Donahue feels fortunate to have a second chance. The New York Jets linebacker knew he needed to make some major changes this offseason after making a decision that nearly cost him everything. The 25-year-old Donahue was arrested and charged with drunken driving early on Feb. 26 after police say he drove the wrong way in the Lincoln Tunnel in

Jets pull plug on a horrendous draft pick, ship Christian Hackenberg to Oakland

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

The Christian Hackenberg draft pick wasn’t bad because he didn’t work out, though that obviously is the biggest part of the final verdict. It was awful because most people who follow football knew the moment the New York Jets drafted Hackenberg in the second round that it was a mistake. The Jets finally threw in the towel.

Jets trade disappointing QB Hackenberg to Raiders

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

The New York Jets traded disappointing quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The trade occurred just hours after Hackenberg sharply criticized the Jets while meeting with reporters. Hackenberg, who never played in a game for the Jets over his two seasons, said

Jets trade Christian Hackenberg to Raiders for seventh-round pick

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

The Christian Hackenberg era has come to an end for the Jets, after zero games played. Hackenberg has been traded to the Raiders for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. The Jets took Hackenberg in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft, so to settle for a seventh-round pick for him now is a major disappointment.

Jets trade QB Hackenberg to Raiders for 2019 7th-round pick

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Christian Hackenberg spent his final day with the New York Jets much as he did in his first two seasons. The Jets traded the 23-year-old quarterback to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday for a conditional seventh-round draft pick next year, ending Hackenberg's tenure with the team before he ever took a regular-season snap. ''Some players, it takes a

Golden Knights: Seven More Great Sports Upsets as Las Vegas Reaches Stanley Cup Final

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

The Las Vegas Golden Knights are on the verge of completing one of the biggest sporting upsets in history after reaching the Stanley Cup Final. The Golden Knights beat Nashville 2-1 in Game Five to claim the Western Conference title in their first NHL season, becoming the first expansion team across the four major U.S. leagues since the 1967-68 St

Golden Knights: Seven More Great Sports Upsets as Las Vegas Reaches Stanley Cup Final

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

The Las Vegas Golden Knights are on the verge of completing one of the biggest sporting upsets in history after reaching the Stanley Cup Final. The Golden Knights beat Nashville 2-1 in Game Five to claim the Western Conference title in their first NHL season, becoming the first expansion team across the four major U.S. leagues since the 1967-68 St

Jets sign third-rounder Nathan Shepherd

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 8 days ago.

The Jets continued whittling down their number of unsigned draft picks on Friday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Jets have signed third-round choice Nathan Shepherd to a four-year deal. Shepherd is the fourth of six 2018 picks to agree to a deal, leaving first-round quarterback Sam Darnold and fourth-round tight end Chris Herndon as th

Kelvin Beachum: We won’t know about Sam Darnold until he gets hit in the mouth

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson made a bold proclaimation about the Jets’ decision to draft quarterback Sam Darnold this week when he said people will look back in 20 years and see it as the moment the Jets “became a great team.” One of Darnold’s new teammates

Jets' Darnold using high-tech training that could help QBs

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 17 days ago.

Sam Darnold zipped pass after pass down the field, knowing each one of them counted. The New York Jets rookie quarterback was at his old stomping grounds of San Clemente High School in California last month, just a few weeks before being the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft , tossing ''smart'' footballs equipped with computer chips calculati

Jets CEO: Drafting Darnold will be seen as moment Jets shifted to new gear

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 18 days ago.

The Jets will give Sam Darnold a chance to convince them that he’s the right choice as the starting quarterback heading into the 2018 season, but one member of the team’s brass already sounds convinced that winning the job for Week One will be the least of Darnold’s accomplishments with the team. Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson opte

Jets coach Todd Bowles can't say whether Teddy Bridgewater will participate in next OTAs

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 18 days ago.

When Teddy Bridgewater returned last season to be the Minnesota Vikings’ No. 2 quarterback by midseason, it was a great story. There are still questions about Bridgewater’s health and his ability to practice with the New York Jets almost two years removed from a terrible injury. Bridgewater, who suffered a horrific knee injury just before the 2

Jets sign kicker Taylor Bertolet, waive Bryson Keeton

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 19 days ago.

The Jets tried out four kickers last week. The Jets waived cornerback Bryson Keeton in a corresponding move. At Texas A&M, Bertolet made 66 percent of his field-goal attempts in 52 games and had 186 touchbacks.

Jets sign two more draft picks

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 20 days ago.

The Jets have half of their six-man draft class under contract. The team announced that sixth-round picks Parry Nickerson and Foley Fatukasi have signed their four-year deals. Nickerson had 18 interceptions in 48 games for Tulane and will be vying for a cornerback job behind Morris Claiborne and Trumaine Johnson during his rookie season.

Shepherd, Fatukasi could make big impact on Jets' D-line

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 20 days ago.

Nathan Shepherd jumped off the defensive line, got into the New York Jets' backfield and saw Sam Darnold standing just a few feet away. ''Oh, I stayed away from him,'' a smiling Shepherd said of Darnold on Saturday during rookie minicamp. Quarterbacks are off-limits to contact in NFL practices, so would-be sack-happy defenders such as Shepherd

Todd Bowles: I’m not inhibiting Sam Darnold

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 20 days ago.

While downplaying Sam Darnold‘s first day at rookie minicamp, Jets coach Todd Bowles also wasn’t ready to name Josh McCown the team’s starting quarterback without a competition. “[I’m not] inhibiting him,” Bowles said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN. The Jets also will give Teddy Bridgewater a chance.

Confident Darnold hits Jets practice field for first time

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 22 days ago.

Todd Bowles chuckled for a moment and then just couldn't resist the urge to break from his normally low-key, stoic public persona. The New York Jets coach had just been asked what his initial impressions were of first-round pick Sam Darnold at rookie minicamp Friday - and Bowles went wild. ''He was great! I want him to play right now!'' a smil