April 16, 2012: OLB Aaron Maybin signed his one year tender offer, taking him off the list of restricted free agents; a signing that was music to everyone’s ears after his performance in 2011. Maybin became the impact player the Jets needed, riding that chip on his shoulder from his tenure with the Bills to a one-year $1.26 million dollar deal with Gang Green for the 2012 season!
The New York Jets made some other moves today to add depth to the roster.
They signed S DeAngelo Smith, a part-time player over the last few seasons, who last suited-up for the Cleveland Browns in 2010. Smith’s résumé includes stints with the Chicago Bears & Detroit Lions. The University of Cincinnati product has 16 tackles in seven games played.
The Jets also announced the signing of defensive end Jay Richardson. Though he didn’t play in the league last season, he played two seasons with the Oakland Raiders after being drafted by the team in 2007. He spent the 2010 season with the Seattle Seahawks, only playing in seven games. The former Buckeye has tallied 7 sacks and 115 tackles in 55 NFL games.
In order to make the moves, the team parted ways with Taylor Boggs.
April 15, 2012: Tim Tebow gets booed while taking in a game at Yankee Stadium with Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. Wade, rocking a Yankee-fitted ball-cap, received a mixed reaction…first loud boo’s which turned to a derisive cheer once he showed the crowd his headwear. Tebow received the same mixed expression of love from the crowd…a crowd of mostly Giants fans. Oh it’s gonna be fun in the Big Apple this season!
April 11, 2012: Jets chairman and CEO Woody Johnson named the NFL’s senior vice president of corporate development, Neil Glat, as the new Jets team president.Résumé: Glat’s been involved in ticketing, apparel, video games and media, as well as the development of more than 20 stadium projects around the league including the building of MetLife Stadium.”I’ve had a fairly extensive involvement with the Jets on numerous initiatives,” Glat said. “Most specifically, I was involved in the team sale to Woody Johnson in 2000, and in the league’s efforts to support the Jets and Giants in jointly building MetLife Stadium. The role we played was multifaceted, involving stadium financing and securing the necessary league approvals to get the stadium under way.”He has his J.D. from Harvard Law School & his B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.About Neil Glat: He grew up in Westchester County, N.Y. and considered himself a fan of the local teams growing up, “including the Jets…I remember all the games with the Sack Exchange, with Wesley Walker, Freeman McNeil, Bruce Harper, all those teams. It was probably the late Seventies and early Eighties where I started to develop a keen interest in the NFL.”He and his wife, Dana have twin 8-year-old daughters, Ashley & Isabelle.