Aug 11, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Trevor Siemian (19) throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers in the second half at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

QB Trevor Siemian to be inactive Sunday for the Jets

Quarterback Trevor Siemian, signed Tuesday to the Jets practice squad, will be inactive Sunday night when New York hosts the Kansas City Chiefs.

Head coach Robert Saleh told reporters Tuesday that he expects Siemian to pick up the offense quickly and he will determine the veteran’s status on a week-by-week basis.

“He’s obviously got a lot of games under his belt. He’s a quick learner, a quick study from my understanding,” Saleh said. “Just giving the ability to come on the practice squad and help us out was the best decision for us.”

Saleh has been staunchly in the corner of Zach Wilson, who took over after Aaron Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles in the first quarter of his Jets debut. Wilson is scheduled to start against the Chiefs on Sunday with Tim Boyle as his backup.

Siemian, 31, is making his second stint in New York. He is 13-17 as a starter for the Denver Broncos (2015-17), Jets (2019), New Orleans Saints (2021) and Chicago Bears (2022).

He spent the offseason with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Wilson has completed just 52.4 percent of his passes for 467 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions for the Jets (1-2) this season.

–Field Level Media

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) walks on the field Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, before a game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Matt Ryan: ‘No interest’ in coming back to QB Jets

Former Most Valuable Player turned booth announcer Matt Ryan said Monday he has “no interest” in coming out of retirement to play quarterback for the New York Jets.

Ryan, 38, was addressing a report from Sunday that his representatives had reached out to the Jets in the aftermath of Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles injury. Ryan said his agent was just doing his job to check on potential opportunities but that he’s content right where he is.

“My agent is one of the best at what he does — Todd France is incredible. And he wouldn’t be doing his job if he wasn’t looking into certain situations. But he and I talked and I’ve got no interest in doing that right now. I’m enjoying what I’m doing,” Ryan said Monday on CBS

Regardless, the Jets declined to engage on Ryan anyway.

Ryan joined CBS Sports as an analyst in May but said at the time that “this is not a retirement post.”

Ryan authored a 124-109-1 record in 15 seasons and threw for 62,792 yards and 381 touchdowns with the Atlanta Falcons (2008-21) and Indianapolis Colts (2022).

Fox Sports reported that Carson Wentz also reached out to the Jets but was told the team remains committed to quarterback Zach Wilson.

Wentz, 30, compiled a 46-45-1 record with 22,129 passing yards and 151 TDs in five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2016-20) and one each with the Colts (2021) and Washington Commanders (2022).

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New England Patriots tight end Pharaoh Brown on his way to a touchdown against the New York Jets in the first half of a regular season game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in East Rutherford.

Patriots escape with 15th straight win over Jets

Matthew Judon recorded a safety with 2:19 to go and the visiting New England Patriots preserved a 15-10 win over the New York Jets on a rainy Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

The Patriots (1-2) extended their winning streak against their AFC East rival to 15 games, dating to 2015. That ties the Kansas City Chiefs’ run against the Denver Broncos for the NFL’s longest active streak against a single opponent.

Zach Wilson and the Jets (1-2) attempted to salvage a dismal offensive performance with an 87-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that cut their deficit to 13-10. But after New York got the ball back, Judon beat left tackle Mekhi Becton on third-and-long and took down Wilson in the end zone for his second sack of the day.

The Jets forced two three-and-outs to stay alive. Wilson’s Hail Mary throw with 1 second left reached the end zone but fell incomplete, with Randall Cobb just missing the grab.

Wilson completed 18 of 36 passes for 157 yards and the Jets managed just 38 rushing yards. New York had six three-and-outs and 171 total yards (2.8 per play).

Mac Jones went 15-of-29 for 201 yards and a touchdown, and Ezekiel Elliott led the Patriots in rushing with a season-high 80 yards on 16 totes.

The score was 3-0 after one quarter thanks to Chad Ryland’s 48-yard field goal on New England’s opening drive. Ryland went on to miss from 48 and 57 yards during the second quarter.

In the meantime, the Jets went nowhere on their first five possessions, which netted 1 yard and one first down. Wilson took a 12-yard sack early in the second quarter and received a chorus of boos as the Jets went three-and-out.

The Patriots made it 10-0 with 11:49 left in the half when Jones hit uncovered tight end Pharaoh Brown over the top after a play-action fake. Brown chugged 58 yards to the end zone for his first touchdown since 2020 with the Houston Texans.

Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook combined for 29 rushing yards on the Jets’ sixth possession, which included a fourth-down conversion before Greg Zuerlein’s 52-yard field goal with 1:21 left.

Ryland made it 13-3 Patriots with a booming 51-yard field goal with 10:31 left in the third quarter. The teams combined to punt on their next six possessions before the Jets’ touchdown drive.

Wilson completed seven passes on the march, and after a pass interference call on New England brought the Jets to the 1, fullback Nick Bawden pushed in for his first career touchdown with 5:24 left.

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Florham Park, NJ May 31, 2023 -- Offensive tackle Duane Brown during the Jets OTA.

Jets downgrade LT Duane Brown to out vs. Patriots

The New York Jets downgraded left tackle Duane Brown to out for Sunday’s game against New England.

Brown missed practice all week with hip and shoulder issues as the Jets (1-1) prepared to host the Patriots (0-2).

Brown, 38, is a five-time Pro Bowl selection with 217 career starts across 16 seasons with three teams.

Billy Turner is expected to take over Brown’s responsibilities protecting quarterback Zach Wilson’s blind side.

Backup guard Wes Schweitzer (concussion) and starting safety Tony Adams (hamstring) were also ruled out.

Defensive end John Franklin-Myers (hip) and kicker Greg Zuerlein (groin) are questionable for the AFC East clash.

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East Rutherford, NJ August 26, 2023 -- Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the end of the first half. The NY Jets against the NY Giants on August 26, 2023 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, as the rivals play their final preseason game before the start of the NFL season.

Aaron Rodgers named captain in first season with Jets

New York newcomer Aaron Rodgers was named one of the Jets’ three permanent captains on Monday.

The four-time MVP quarterback joins linebacker C.J. Mosley and special teams standout Justin Hardee.

Head coach Robert Saleh said a fourth player will be selected to wear the “C” for each game.

Rodgers, 39, was named a team captain in 12 of his 18 seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

The Jets open the season next Monday night at home against the Buffalo Bills.

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Jul 31, 2023; Florham Park, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) participates in drills during the New York Jets Training Camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.  Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jets WR Randall Cobb fined over $13K for hit

New York Jets wide receiver Randall Cobb was fined $13,889, NFL Network reported Saturday, for an illegal hit on New York Giants cornerback Bobby McCain during a preseason game last week.

Cobb connected with McCain on a blindside block after New York quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed a pass to tight end Tyler Conklin. McCain entered concussion protocol after the hit that earned Cobb a penalty.

The play sparked an on-field rift between Rodgers and Giants linebacker Jihad Ward, who shoved Rodgers a few plays following Cobb’s hit.

The Giants and Jets will face each other during the regular season Oct. 29.

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Jan 8, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

RB Dalvin Cook participates in first practice with Jets

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook practiced for the first time this summer on Tuesday.

The four-time Pro Bowler signed a one-year deal with the Jets on Aug. 14 that is worth up to $8.6 million.

Cook, 28, was released by the Minnesota Vikings on June 9 after his fourth straight 1,000-yard season.

He recently became a first-time father and has been spending time with his son, Dalvin Jr., per ESPN.

Coach Robert Saleh confirmed Cook’s participation in Tuesday’s practice as the Jets prepare for their Sept. 11 opener against the Buffalo Bills. Cook’s younger brother, James, is a running back for the Bills.

Dalvin Cook is returning from shoulder surgery in February.

He posted 5,993 rushing yards, 47 rushing touchdowns, 221 receptions, 1,794 receiving yards and five TD catches in 73 games (72 starts) with the Vikings, who drafted him in the second round in 2017.

Cook joins a Jets backfield that features Breece Hall, who averaged 5.8 yards per attempt across seven games as a rookie in 2022 before tearing his ACL. Saleh also announced that Hall, 22, would practice on Tuesday.

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Florham Park, NJ May 31, 2023 -- Offensive tackle Duane Brown during the Jets OTA.

Jets activate veteran LT Duane Brown from PUP list

The New York Jets activated veteran left tackle Duane Brown from the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday.

Brown, who turns 38 later this month, is coming back from offseason surgery to repair a torn left rotator cuff.

Head coach Robert Saleh said Brown will be ready for the Sept. 11 season opener against the visiting Buffalo Bills.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection will be protecting the blind side of four-time NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Brown started 12 games in his first season with the Jets in 2022. He has started all 215 games in which he has played with the Houston Texans (2008-17), Seattle Seahawks (2017-21) and Jets.

The Jets signed Brown to a two-year, $20 million contract in August 2022. He is due a non-guaranteed base salary of $9 million for 2023 and carries a cap hit of $11.28 million, per Spotrac.

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Oct 16, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (59) chases New York Jets running back Breece Hall (20) during the second half at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Wm. Glasheen/Appleton Post-Crescent-USA TODAY NETWORK

Jets activate second-year RB Breece Hall from PUP list

The New York Jets activated Breece Hall from the Physically Unable to Perform list on Tuesday, one day after agreeing to sign fellow running back Dalvin Cook.

Hall, 22, ran for 463 yards and scored four rushing touchdowns in seven games in 2022 before his rookie season ended with a torn ACL against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 23.

The second-round pick from Iowa State also caught 19 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown. He posted a 100-yard receiving game against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5 and a 100-yard rushing game against the Green Bay Packers in Week 6.

At the start of training camp, Jets coach Robert Saleh said he expected Hall to be ready for the Sept. 11 season opener against the Buffalo Bills in East Rutherford, N.J.

Hall’s return and Cook’s impending arrival give the new-look Jets offense a formidable 1-2 punch in the backfield for new quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Cook reportedly agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $8.6 million on Monday. The four-time Pro Bowl selection was released by the Minnesota Vikings on June 9 following his fourth straight 1,000-yard season.

Cook, 28, is coming off shoulder surgery and is still at least a week away from joining the Jets in practice, according to ESPN.

–Field Level Media

Aug 12, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA;  Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Corral (2) is sacked by New York Jets linebacker Jermaine Johnson (11) in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Jets lean on defense to blow out Panthers

The New York Jets surrendered just 165 yards of total offense to cruise to a 27-0 preseason victory over the host Carolina Panthers on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.

Jimmy Moreland recorded an interception and New York’s defense sacked Matt Corral four times and Bryce Young once to help the Jets get their first win of the preseason. Carolina (0-1) made zero trips to the red zone.

New York quarterback Zach Wilson completed 14 of 20 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown, while backup Tim Boyle added 84 yards passing and two scores on 9-of-10 passing. Israel Abanikanda led the Jets’ rushing attack with 56 yards on 12 carries.

Corral went 15-for-22 passing for 126 yards and an interception. Young, the first overall pick of this year’s draft, completed 4 of 6 passes for 21 yards. Derek Wright had three catches for 35 yards for the Panthers.

After leading 13-0 after three quarters, New York blew the game open in the fourth when Boyle threw scoring strikes to E.J. Jenkins and Zack Kuntz.

–Field Level Media