Jets LG Willie Colon believes the team will release Mike Goodson following his arrest on Friday morning.
"It's one of the things where it's zero-tolerance with stuff like that," Colon said. "It's sad. Mike could have been huge for us. He wasn't around a lot, so I didn't really get to see him a lot. For the most part, I was kind of anticipating seeing how he was going to do in OTAs. A lot of guys were upset. They knew the type of ballplayer (he was)." The Jets guaranteed Goodson nearly $2 million two months ago, so we're not quite sure this is the end. But it wouldn't be a surprise if it was. Goodson faces jail time and almost certainly a suspension.
Retired QB David Garrard says the Jets have offered him a coaching-intern opportunity for 2013 training camp.
Garrard is strongly considering the chance to coach, which confirms his retirement at age 35 is for real. "The Jets offered me the chance to come back if I want to take a shot at that coaching thing with an internship in training camp," Garrard said. "I told them I'd talk with my wife about it, so I could still work with those guys. It's definitely something I'm considering."
Jets RB Mike Goodson has been formally slapped with five charges stemming from his Friday morning marijuana and weapons arrest.
Per USA Today, Goodson has been charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of a handgun, possession of a loaded gun, and possession of hollow-point bullets. He may need a miracle-working attorney to avoid jail time. An NFL suspension also seems likely.
News 12 New Jersey reports Jets RB Mike Goodson was arrested for marijuana and weapons possession early Friday morning.
Goodson and a friend were allegedly "found intoxicated in an SUV" along a Denville, NJ highway. Goodson was reportedly so drunk that he had to be hospitalized, while his gun was loaded with hollow point bullets. Goodson was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver was charged with DUI. Goodson is facing serious charges, perhaps even the kind that could imperil a reserve running back's roster spot. At the very least, he'll be facing a suspension if found guilty.
No. 9 pick CB Dee Milliner has fired his agents.
Per the New York Daily News, it was not because Milliner was unhappy with his draft position. It's just a reminder that players switch agents all the time, and that the handwringing over Geno Smith's decision to find new representation was utterly absurd.
Jets OLB Quinton Coples says he's responded with increased effort after coach Rex Ryan called him out last week.
"I responded in the weight room and got better," Coples said. "I gave better effort and made sure that won't happen again." Ryan's tactic worked with a player the Jets need to be a major pass-rushing presence off the edge this season. Coples has some serious ability, but is towering for a linebacker at 6-foot-6, 284 pounds. He's working to slim down. We'd guess he posts a nice sack total after tallying 5.5 as a rookie.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen stated on NFL 32 that people around the league believe Mark Sanchez has regressed as a passer since his first year.
This may seem obvious considering Sanchez's career arc in terms of wins and losses, but it's notable that league observers believe he's regressed as a pure thrower. "People I've talked to say that he is not throwing the ball as well as he was as a rookie," were Mort's exact words. Mortensen suggested the Jets had hoped David Garrard would open the season as the starter, before ceding the position to rookie Geno Smith. And in the ideal scenario, the team would have cut ties with Sanchez. Those plans were scuttled when Garrard surprisingly retired.