Sept 13 (The Sports Xchange) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson and Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews were fined by the NFL on Friday as a result of hits over the weekend. Goldson drew a $30,000 fine for "unnecessarily striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area" during the second quarter of Sunday's 18-17 loss to the New York Jets. Goldson was penalized for committing a personal foul after hitting Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland. Matthews was fined $15,000 for his late hit against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson was fined $30,000 by the NFL on Friday for hitting New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland in the head and neck area in the teams' season opener last Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Sanchez is still focused on coming back this season for the New York Jets.
New England's defence forced four turnovers and sacked quarterback Geno Smith four times as the Patriots held on for a 13-10 victory over the New York Jets.
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez's NFL season might be over before it began, with US media reporting he could face surgery on his throwing arm.
After a dismal performance from Geno Smith in the New York Jets’ third preseason game against the New York Giants, it seemed as though Mark Sanchez was destined to win the Jets starting quarterback job. That was right up until Sanchez injured his shoulder in garbage time in the fourth quarter playing behind a reserve…
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Geno Smith rolled right, darted down the sideline and stepped out of bounds, knowing he and the New York Jets needed some major help to pull off a comeback victory.
COMMENTARY | For the first time in what seems like forever, the AFC East is wide open and does not look to have a dominant team. Gone are the years where the New England Patriots and New York Jets could be expected to run the division leaving the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins at the bottom. This season, every team except the Jets projects to be able to make a run at the playoffs, and all have enough questions to make it impossible to be 100% confident in picking a winner.
The New York Jets officially stated Wednesday what had become obvious over the past week: rookie Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback for Sunday's regular-season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Geno Smith is the new face of the franchise for the New York Jets.

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