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Jets GM says he might add rookie to QB mix

While saying it's "highly unlikely" they will add another veteran quarterback, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan didn't rule out the possibility of adding a rookie to his stable of arms.

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Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Manager Terry Collins said there's "a good chance" backup Rene Rivera -- not presumed starter Travis d'Arnaud -- will catch Noah Syndergaard on opening day. Syndergaard and d'Arnaud have struggled to control the running game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan declined to say if they will exercise the fifth-year option for former first-round S Calvin Pryor. His play regressed last season after a promising 2015, and the team likely won't pick up the option, which would be about $7 million in 2018 salary (guaranteed for injury only).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley is upset that Patrick Ewing didn't call him or speak out after Oakley was removed from MSG last month. "I'm hurting because he didn't call in and show love because I had his back for 10 years," Oakley said, according to TMZ Sports, pointing out that Michael Jordan got involved in an attempt to broker peace between Oakley and Knicks owner James Dolan. "You should have been the first one who said something about what happened in The Garden. Should have been the first one." Ewing and Oakley played together for 10 seasons in New York.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Brooklyn Nets will extend a second 10-day contract to guard Archie Goodwin, league sources tell ESPN.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said it's "highly unlikely" they will add another veteran QB, but he didn't rule out drafting one. He declined to say if McCown will go into camp as the starter -- he deferred to Todd Bowles -- but, "I still think he has some good football left in him." Reading between the lines, it sounds like Christian Hackenberg will get a chance to compete for the job.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard looked very good in six innings of work vs. the Astros today. He allowed one run, four hits, zero walks and struck out five. Only blemish was allowing four Houston steals, an issue that has plagued him in the past.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Keenan Robinson's new deal with Giants is believed to come with a $3 million cap figure. He can earn up to $4 million with bonuses and incentives.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Another beautiful day in Port St. Lucie. Mets vs. Astros with New York ace Noah Syndergaard on the hill.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Johnathan Hankins is an unrestricted free agent. That gives him some say in his situation. Most players get that once or twice in a career, if they're lucky. At this point, his choices are (a) take one of the offers he doesn't like or (b) wait for one he does. It's march 24 – nearly two months before NFL teams begin their offseason programs. What's the rush? Hankins believes, based on his performance, that he should get a multi-year deal at a certain salary level, and he's right. His problem is that the defensive tackle market isn't supporting his expectations, as guys like Bennie Logan and Dontari Poe have had to settle for one-year deals. But put yourself in his situation. With no real deadline to decide, would you be in a rush to accept the salary and contract terms the lever-pullers in your chosen profession have decided makes sense for you? Or would you stay true to your belief in yourself and your talents, and continue to try to get what you think you're worth? I'm sure there are people reading this who fall into either category, but I personally think it's admirable in some respects for Hankins to put himself in the latter one.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan DL Ryan Glasgow said he met with the Saints, Ravens and Giants. The Eagles are coming in to meet with him Monday. He will go to local pro day with the Bears and met with Colts today.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Not much has changed for the Knicks' lottery projections after their last 2 losses. They have a 31% chance of landing a top-5 pick and a 21% chance of getting a top-3 pick, per ESPN's BPI. NY is virtually guaranteed a top-10 pick (99.9%). There are 8 teams 'competing' for top lottery seeding. The Knicks have the fourth toughest remaining schedule among that group of 8, per BPI.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

All three apparel shops at First Data Field have been sold out of Tim Tebow shirts/jerseys for weeks. Another batch was ordered at some point but hasn't arrived.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Staring at about six screens trying to figure out how the Nets have more wins in this mad, mad March (six) than the Cavaliers (five) ...

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The first man to fall in the Yankees' starter competition is Luis Cessa. Cessa was out-righted to Triple-A after a poor spring. This leaves Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Adam Warren, Chad Green and the emerging Jordan Montgomery competing for the 4th and 5th spots.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are showing interest in the draft's top quarterback prospects -- hardly a surprise. They've already held a private workout with Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, a source confirmed, and they're planning a workout with North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky. No word yet on Clemson's DeShaun Watson and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles, continuing his scouting tour of the Big Ten Conference, is attending the Michigan pro day on Friday. Talent evaluators say the Wolverines could have as many as 12 players drafted, including DE Taco Charlton and S Jabrill Peppers -- potential first rounders. Yesterday, Bowles scouted Ohio State, another school loaded with defensive talent. Detect a trend?

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Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Yes, that is $110 million Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes turning double plays at second base. He also took reps at third and looked smooth, with the exception of one early drop.

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