AFC East: Terrance Ganaway

New York Jets cut-down analysis

August, 31, 2012
Click here for a complete list of New York Jets roster moves.

Most significant move: There were no real significant cuts with the Jets, in my estimation. New York is a team that has a lot of talented starters but not much depth behind them. So, many of the Jets' cuts were predictable. Maybe cutting rookie sixth-round pick Terrance Ganaway was a mild surprise, but even that might be a bit of a stretch. Ganaway scored the Jets' only preseason touchdown. But the consistency wasn’t there for Ganaway all summer. Yet, it shows something that New York is willing to give up on a young draft pick so quickly and risk losing Ganaway to another team via a waiver claim. If Ganaway makes it through waivers, he is a prime candidate for the Jets' practice squad.

Onward and upward: Including Ganaway, the Jets cut three of their draft picks from this year's class. The list includes late picks Ganaway, Robert Griffin and Jordan White. Often, general managers like to hold on to their draft picks for at least a year, because it's difficult to come in and play well in the NFL right away. Maybe someone from this group will turn out to be a late-round surprise and be claimed by another team. Or maybe the Jets got the right read on three of their draft picks right away. Again, all three are practice-squad candidates.

What’s next: The Jets are similar to other AFC East teams. They are looking for depth at several positions. Look for New York to scan the wires and free agency for running backs, receivers and possibly offensive linemen. This is an offense that scored just one touchdown in four preseason games. The Jets need depth on that side of the football, to say the least.

AFC East links: Sanchez gets Namath vote

May, 16, 2012
Buffalo Bills

The experience of head coach Chain Gailey and quarterbacks coach David Lee helped sell new addition Vince Young on the Bills, he told Chris Brown.

Leo Roth of the Democrat and Chronicle throws Bill Polian's name out there as a possibility as the Bills' next general manager.

Miami Dolphins

Quarterback David Garrard is a fan of the fast-paced offense Miami's new coaching staff is installing, he tells the team's official site. "We’re going to be snap that ball at 33 seconds every time," Garrard said. "It’s going to be non-stop, and defenses will be tired because they won’t even get to put their hand on the ground."

Omar Kelly answers some of the questions he posed earlier about how good the Dolphins could be in 2012.

New England Patriots

Julian Edelman was pleased to hear that fellow receiver Wes Welker had signed his franchise tender. "He’s one of our better players on our team and he’s only going to make us better," Edelman told ESPN Boston. "I think that's great." Defensive back Devin McCourty, meanwhile, expects business as usual from Matt Patricia following his elevation to defensive coordinator.

Back with the Patriots after serving jail time for manslaughter and on the heels of lackluster seasons in Baltimore and Washington, receiver Donte' Stallworth says he's a changed man. "I’m in a better place, mentally, physically," Stallworth told the Boston Herald.

New York Jets

Mark Sanchez definitely has the edge on Tim Tebow in the quarterbacking department, Joe Namath told ESPN New York. The legendary signal-caller also said he gets bad vibes whenever he crosses paths with Jets owner Woody Johnson.

A day after signing running back Terrance Ganaway, the Jets added one of Ganaway's former Baylor teammates, guard Robert Griffin. Griffin, who blocked for Ganaway and the "other" Robert Griffin, Heisman winner and first-round pick Robert Griffin III, was taken one pick after Ganaway in the sixth round of April's draft.