Friday, December 21, 2012
Notebook: Moore, Cro, others honored
By Jane McManus
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Brandon Moore is the Jets' Walter Payton Man of the Year, in part for his work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark.
The veteran right guard will receive $1,000 donated to his Moore Family Foundation. He will also be eligible to win the NFL Man of the Year Award, which will be announced during the week of the Super Bowl.
The Jets named winners of several other awards as well.
Antonio Cromartie, cornerback and sometimes wide receiver, was named Curtis Martin Most Valuable Player.
David Harris, linebacker, won the Dennis Byrd Award for most inspirational player.
Jeff Cumberland, tight end, earned the Ed Block Courage Award.
Mike DeVito, defensive end, won the Marty Lyons Award for community service.
RT Austin Howard and QB Greg McElroy will split the Kyle Clifton Good Guy Award.
THOMAS ON FENCE: Although Mike Pettine seemed to intimate that LB Bryan Thomas could be playing in his last two games as a Jet, Thomas said on Thursday he hasn’t made any decisions on retiring yet. He has been limited lately with a pectoral muscle strain and earlier in the season it was a quad injury.
SCOTT CAN WAIT: On Friday, Bart Scott denied saying he would take a pay cut to remain a Jet.
“No, I didn’t say any of that,” Scott said.
The linebacker was the first player tapped by Rex Ryan to join the Jets when he signed on as coach, having gotten to know Scott in Baltimore. The Jets may not opt to retain Scott next season, when they would owe him around $7 million.
LANDRY LIST: Jets safety LaRon Landry will be a free agent at the end of the year and after a strong season has a decent bargaining angle to work with.
“It’s a blessing and hopefully I’m back here,” Landry said.
In a way, the Jets have helped him rehab his ankle and heel, and also rehab his reputation as a dependable, durable player. Landry said he always thought that would happen.
“I know what type of player I am when I’m healthy,” Landry said.