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2017 Schedule
5-11, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets will open the season at the Lions on ESPN's Monday Night Football, as the New York Post first reported. The game is Sept. 10, the first half of the Monday night doubleheader. The full schedule will be released at 8 p.m. ET.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: A partial listing of prospects that visited the team's facility: QB — Josh Allen (Wyoming), Sam Darnold (USC), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Josh Rosen (UCLA); RB — Martez Carter (Grambling), Mark Thompson (Florida), Akrum Wadley (Iowa); WR — Antonio Callaway (Florida), Vyncint Smith (Limestone), Justin Watson (Penn); DT — Derrick Nnadi (Florida State), Julian Taylor (Temple); CB — Christian Campbell (Penn State), Parry Nickerson (Tulane); LB — Jermaine Carter (Maryland), Fred Warner (BYU).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: Only three of their own first-round picks remain on the roster — DL Leonard Williams, LB Darron Lee and S Jamal Adams. The only teams with fewer are the Seahawks (Earl Thomas and Germain Ifedi) and Bills (Carl Lawson and TreDavious White). There's a certain team from the AFC East that, like the Jets, has only three. The Patriots are left with Devin McCourty, Dont'a Hightower and Malcolm Brown.

Mangold announces retirement from NFL (1:56)

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Jets daily draft nugget: USC QB Sam Darnold is visiting the Jets today as the team begins to wrap up its pre-draft visits. Darnold is widely projected as the No. 1 overall pick to the Browns, so the Jets' chances of landing him with the third pick are slim. Still, the team is performing due diligence in the event he slips. Only nine days to the draft. Soon, the suspense will be over.

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Mangold retires, to sign 1-day deal with Jets

Seven-time Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold has announced his retirement, which he will make official after signing a one-day deal with the Jets next week.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Jets C Nick Mangold, who sat out last season after being released by the team in February, 2017, announced his retirement on Twitter. He will sign a one-day contract next week so he can retire as a Jet — as it should be. He was one of the best players in franchise history — seven Pro Bowls and twice an All Pro. For 11 years, the Jets had two quarterbacks on the field. Mangold was always recognized for his on-field smarts, his ability to make the line calls and put people in the right position. And, yes, he helped the quarterbacks, young (Mark Sanchez) and old (Brett Favre). He and Kevin Mawae, a Hall of Fame finalist, are the best centers in franchise history.

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The Jets have claimed PK Nick Rose on waivers from the Chargers. Competition for Cairo Santos.

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S Rontez Miles and TE Neal Sterling signed their RFA tenders, the Jets announced.

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Jets G Brian Winters, who underwent surgery near the end of the season to repair torn abdominal and abductor muscles, said he has been cleared to participate in spring drills. Now that he's healthy, Winters said, "I want to go out and be a force." He played in pain last season after suffering the injury in Week 2. "It was horrendous," he said. "I wouldn't give that pain to my worst enemy. It's something that was very tough and hurtful, from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed." A healthy Winters will be a boost to the offensive line, which returns four starters.

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Jets LB Dylan Donahue, who checked into a rehab facility after a February arrest for drunk driving, was spotted at the team's facility Monday for the start of the offseason program. Donahue had two DUI arrests in less than a year, both resulting in car accidents. Publicly, the club has said it will support Donahue through his treatment.

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Leonard Williams, relaying coach Todd Bowles' message to the team on the first day of the Jets' offseason program, said: "We want to be champions and that starts today. We can't wait until fall camp. We can't wait until the preseason. We can't wait until the season. It starts now." Jermaine Kearse added, "We've got to turn it on right now because the great teams are going to do things right right now." It sounds as if there's a greater sense of urgency than last year — and there should be.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets open their (voluntary) off-season program this morning. By rule, they're limited to strength and conditioning for the first two weeks. Top storylines: Injured players and quarterbacks. QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee), QB Josh McCown (hand) and WR Quincy Enunwa (neck) are key players returning from injuries. The current QB depth consists of four (Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty are the others), and it will grow to five during the draft. They won't go to camp with five, so someone has to go, perhaps two.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: In three drafts, GM Mike Maccagnan has used only one pick in the first and second rounds on a so-called premium position. Most people consider quarterback, left tackle, edge rusher and cornerback as the premium positions. In 2016, he drafted QB Christian Hackenberg in the second round. He has yet to play in a game. Maccagnan's other picks: Safety (Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye), inside linebacker (Darron Lee), defensive end/tackle (Leo Williams) and wide receiver (Devin Smith).

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Jets daily draft nugget: Since the blockbuster offensive-line draft of 2006, when they used first-round picks on LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson and C Nick Mangold, the Jets haven't paid much attention to the front five. Since then, they've picked 11 linemen, including only two in the first three rounds — Vlad Ducasse (2010, second round) and Brian Winters (2013, third). It's possible they could address it this year in the third round.

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Jets daily draft nugget: Their draft classes from 2013-2017 rank only 29th in WAR (wins above replacement), according to Pro Football Focus. Drafted players with the highest WAR per season: Leonard Williams, Sheldon Richardson, Jamal Adams and Elijah McGuire. Drafted players with the lowest WAR: Bryce Petty, Darron Lee, Geno Smith, Chad Hansen and Devin Smith.

Team Stats

Passing Yards198.924th
Rushing Yards106.419th
Points For18.624th
Points Against23.9Tied-22nd