Wesley Sykes

About Wesley Sykes

Wesley Sykes has covered the New York Jets since 2010 for the JetsInsider.com before becoming the managing editor of Flight5Live.com. With his journalism degree in hand via Hofstra University, Wesley has covered high school and collegiate sports on Long Island while having provided freelance work for the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks. Follow Wesley on Twitter at twitter.com/wesley_sykes.

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NY Jets GM John Idzik tight-lipped on futures of Darrelle Revis and Tim Tebow; Fans Approve … for now

NY Jets GM John Idzik tight-lipped on futures of Darrelle Revis and Tim Tebow; Fans Approve … for now

by WESLEY SYKES (@Wesley_Sykes) Newly appointed Jets general manager John Idzik may not have been the guy Jets fans lusted for, but it’s becoming more and more clear he’s the guy the Jets need. Afters recent years where the team’s Florham Park facilities looked more like an extension of the Jersey Shore set — a(…)

RT @NickFolk2 “Thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of the tragic event that unfolded today…”

RT @NickFolk2 “Thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of the tragic event that unfolded today…”

Today’s Social Hit comes from Jets kicker Nick Folk, who expressed his sorrow and compassion for the victims in the explosion during the Boston Marathon earlier Monday morning. [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/nickfolk2/status/323944723247157249"] WHY, OF COURSE, YES… When tragic national events occur, like what unfolded today during the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, the levity of sports rivalries(…)

As Tim Tebow Prepares for OTAs, NY Jets Hold the Back-up QB in Purgatory

As Tim Tebow Prepares for OTAs, NY Jets Hold the Back-up QB in Purgatory

Tim Tebow has already told reporters that he plans on joining his New York Jets teammates at the Atlantic Health Facility Center in Florham Park, NJ for voluntary workouts April 16th. [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/BrianCoz/status/321292514306965506"] The question is, however, do the New York Jets plan on having him there? Reports have been swirling that — yet again(…)

Flight 5 presents: Marty Madness DEFENSIVE Bracket!!!

Flight 5 presents: Marty Madness DEFENSIVE Bracket!!!

Last week on Flight 5 Live Nick, Frankie, Wesley and Bill broke down the four regions of the top 64 offensive draft prospects this year and, in knockout formation, countdown to the best suited defensive prospects for the Jets. This week is no different as we break down the top 64 defensive draft prospects. Does(…)

NY JETS SCHEDULE VISITS WITH MARGUS HUNT, QB ZAC DYSERT & OLB DION JORDAN

NY JETS SCHEDULE VISITS WITH MARGUS HUNT, QB ZAC DYSERT & OLB DION JORDAN

by WESLEY SYKES (@Wesley_Sykes) As the Jets draw closer and closer to the NFL Draft we will hear more and more  about who they are visiting and inviting for personal workouts. Today, Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger revealed some of the local and non-local invitees the Jets have scheduled prior to the draft. The(…)

NFC WEST TRADES OF MATT FLYNN & CARSON PALMER AFFECT NY JETS DRAFT PLANS

NFC WEST TRADES OF MATT FLYNN & CARSON PALMER AFFECT NY JETS DRAFT PLANS

by WESLEY SYKES (@Wesley_Sykes) The quarterback carousel has taken yet another turn; this time in the ever-improving NFC West. The Seattle Seahawks, who continue their off-season over-haul, traded quarterback Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders for their 2014 fifth-round pick and a conditional pick in 2015; in return, the Raiders sent Carson Palmer to Arizona for(…)

Flight 5′s Path to the Draft: Player Spotlight — TRAVIS KELCE

Flight 5′s Path to the Draft: Player Spotlight — TRAVIS KELCE

by WESLEY SYKES (@Wesley_Sykes) In what might be the deepest tight end draft to date, University of Cincinnati senior Travis Kelce is regarded by many as one of the best. At nearly 6-foot-5 and weighing 255 pounds, the Bearcat tight end is a sure-handed, big-body target in the middle of the field and a tenacious(…)

FREE AGENT TE FRED DAVIS, LONG ON CONFIDENCE, CANCELS VISIT NY JETS; SIGNS 1-YEAR DEAL WITH REDSKINS

FREE AGENT TE FRED DAVIS, LONG ON CONFIDENCE, CANCELS VISIT NY JETS; SIGNS 1-YEAR DEAL WITH REDSKINS

by WESLEY SYKES (@Wesley_Sykes) UPDATED 12:47 pm EST 3/29/13: After multiple outlets reported an interest on between free agent tight end Fred Davis and the Jets, Davis cancelled his meeting with the Jets brass late Thursday evening.  The tight end’s short list of teams is comprised of the Washington Redskins and the Buffalo Bills, a(…)

NY JETS LOOK TO REPLACE LaRON WITH DAWAN AS FA SAFETY VISITS FACILITIES

NY JETS LOOK TO REPLACE LaRON WITH DAWAN AS FA SAFETY VISITS FACILITIES

  by WESLEY SYKES (@Wesley_Sykes) After seeing younger brother LaRon Landry leave Gang Green after a Pro Bowl return year for the Indianapolis Colts earlier in free agency, the Jets have set their eyes on his older brother, Dawan, to fill the hole he’s left at safety. As NFL.com’s Ian Rappoport first reported, the Jets(…)

Flight 5′s Path to the Draft: Player Spotlight — JARVIS JONES

Flight 5′s Path to the Draft: Player Spotlight — JARVIS JONES

by WESLEY SYKES (@Wesley_Sykes) Georgia defensive end/outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has been labeled as the best pure pass rusher in the 2013 NFL Draft. And with the Jets standing firm (at least for the current moment) at the nine spot it’s an easy connection to draw with head coach Rex Ryan’s affinity for pass rushers(…)

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