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  Jets | Erik Ainge to stop playing career    Fri Jun 24, 01:26 PM

New York Jets QB Erik Ainge (foot, shoulder) has decided to end his football career because of injuries to his right foot and right shoulder.

Footballguys view: Ainge was a fifth-round pick in 2008, but never threw a pass in the regular season. He battled through a serious drug addiction the past couple of years and we wish him well in this new chapter of his life.

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  Jets | Erik Ainge has torn rotator cuff    Fri Jun 10, 10:17 AM

New York Jets QB Erik Ainge (shoulder) said via Twitter he was told he has a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Ainge's future with the team appears to be in doubt.

Footballguys view: This injury could spell the end of the line for the troubled QB.

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  Jets | Erik Ainge enters drug rehab facility    Wed Aug 4, 10:33 AM

New York Jets QB Erik Ainge recently entered a drug treatment/rehab facility for 'recreational issues,' reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News, according to sources. The Jets placed Ainge on the reserve/non-football illness list before the start of training camp. The Jets are very disappointed in what appears to be a relapse for Ainge and don't have a timetable for his return.

Footballguys view: We hope Ainge is able to recover from this in a timely manner, but these 'recreational issues' could spell the end to his NFL career.

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  Jets | Erik Ainge on NFI list    Fri Jul 30, 04:29 AM

New York Jets QB Erik Ainge (illness) was placed on the reserve non-football injury list, reports Eric Allen, of NewYorkJets.com.

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  Jets | Kevin O'Connell, Erik Ainge competing for No. 3 QB job    Thu Jun 3, 04:46 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said there is an open competition between QB Kevin O'Connell and QB Erik Ainge for the team's No. 3 quarterback job, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News.

Footballguys view: Both O'Connell and Ainge are big quarterbacks who can see the field well because of their size. O'Connell has more athleticism and can make plays with his feet when the play breaks down. Ainge may have higher upside, but has never played up to his potential. Both are competing for a spot behind Mark Sanchez and Kellen Clemens.

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Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | O'Connell working ahead of Ainge in practice    Mon May 31, 01:21 PM

Jenny Vrentas, from the Newark Star-Ledger, reports via Twitter that Kevin O'Connell was working ahead of Erik Ainge in practice last week.

Footballguys view: Both backup quarterbacks are developmental prospects battling for the third-string quarterback spot in New York. The Jets are unlikely to carry four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, but could try to sneak one of these guys through to the practice squad after training camp.

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Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 20 Inactives    Sun Jan 24, 01:52 PM

The New York Jets have declared RB Chauncey Washington, RB Danny Woodhead, QB Erik Ainge, DL Howard Green, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Kevin O'Connell, OG Matthew Slauson, DL Ropati Pitoitua inactive for Week 20.

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Howard Green player page
Chauncey Washington player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page
Danny Woodhead player page


  Jets | Week 19 Inactives    Sun Jan 17, 03:23 PM

The New York Jets have declared RB Chauncey Washington, WR David Clowney, QB Erik Ainge, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Kevin O'Connell, LB Marques Murrell, OG Matthew Slauson, DL Ropati Pitoitua inactive for Week 19.

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Chauncey Washington player page
David Clowney player page
Marques Murrell player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Ainge practices in full Friday    Fri Jan 15, 04:31 PM

New York Jets QB Erik Ainge (illness) practiced in full Friday, Jan. 15, and is probable for the team's postseason game this weekend.

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  Jets | Ainge misses practice Thursday    Thu Jan 14, 05:43 PM

New York Jets QB Erik Ainge (illness) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 14.

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  Jets | Week 18 Inactives    Sat Jan 9, 03:23 PM

The New York Jets have declared RB Chauncey Washington, CB Donald Strickland, QB Erik Ainge, QB Kevin O'Connell, DL Marques Douglas, OG Matthew Slauson, DL Ropati Pitoitua, LB Ryan Fowler inactive for Week 18.

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Marques Douglas player page
Donald Strickland player page
Ryan Fowler player page
Chauncey Washington player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 18 Inactives    Sat Jan 9, 03:15 PM

The New York Jets have declared RB Chauncey Washington, CB Donald Strickland, QB Erik Ainge, QB Kevin O'Connell, DL Marques Douglas, OG Matthew Slauson, DL Ropati Pitoitua, LB Ryan Fowler inactive for Week 18.

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Marques Douglas player page
Donald Strickland player page
Ryan Fowler player page
Chauncey Washington player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Jan 3, 07:34 PM

The New York Jets have declared RB Chauncey Washington, WR David Clowney, CB Donald Strickland, QB Erik Ainge, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Kevin O'Connell, LB Marques Murrell, OG Matthew Slauson inactive for Week 17.

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Donald Strickland player page
Chauncey Washington player page
David Clowney player page
Marques Murrell player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 16 Inactives    Sun Dec 27, 03:46 PM

The New York Jets have declared RB Chauncey Washington, QB Erik Ainge, DL Howard Green, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Kevin O'Connell, LB Marques Murrell, OG Matthew Slauson, DL Ropati Pitoitua inactive for Week week.

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Howard Green player page
Chauncey Washington player page
Marques Murrell player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 20, 11:53 AM

The New York Jets have declared RB Chauncey Washington, WR David Clowney, QB Erik Ainge, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Kevin O'Connell, LB Marques Murrell, CB Marquice Cole, OL Robert Turner inactive for Week 15.

Chauncey Washington player page
David Clowney player page
Marques Murrell player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 13, 11:51 AM

The New York Jets have declared CB Dwight Lowery, QB Erik Ainge, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Mark Sanchez, LB Marques Murrell, OL Robert Turner, DL Ropati Pitoitua, OT Ryan McKee inactive for Week 14.

Footballguys view: Kellen Clemens starts at QB for Sanchez today but isn't likely to be worth using as anything more than a desperation play in leagues that start two QBs.

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Erik Ainge player page
Dwight Lowery player page
Mark Sanchez player page


  Jets | Week 13 Inactives    Thu Dec 3, 07:08 PM

The New York Jets have declared CB Donald Strickland, CB Dwight Lowery, QB Erik Ainge, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Kevin O'Connell, OL Robert Turner, DL Ropati Pitoitua, LB Ryan Fowler inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: With Lowery out, Lito Sheppard will start. Lee Evans should draw him for most of the night, which makes Evans a nice sleeper play this week.

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Donald Strickland player page
Ryan Fowler player page
Erik Ainge player page
Dwight Lowery player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 29, 12:11 PM

The New York Jets have declared CB Donald Strickland, CB Dwight Lowery, QB Erik Ainge, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Kevin O'Connell, OG Matthew Slauson, LB Ryan Fowler inactive for Week 12.

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Donald Strickland player page
Ryan Fowler player page
Erik Ainge player page
Dwight Lowery player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 22, 03:16 PM

The New York Jets have declared QB Erik Ainge, CB Justin Miller, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Kevin O'Connell, OG Matthew Slauson, DL Ropati Pitoitua, LB Ryan Fowler, LB Vernon Gholston inactive for Week 11.

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Ryan Fowler player page
Justin Miller player page
Vernon Gholston player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 15, 11:51 AM

The New York Jets have declared CB Ahmad Carroll, RB Danny Woodhead, QB Erik Ainge, CB Justin Miller, QB Kevin O'Connell, OG Matthew Slauson, LB Ryan Fowler, LB Vernon Gholston inactive for Week 10.

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Ahmad Carroll player page
Ryan Fowler player page
Justin Miller player page
Vernon Gholston player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page
Danny Woodhead player page


  Jets | Week 8 Inactives    Sun Nov 1, 11:57 AM

The New York Jets have declared CB Ahmad Carroll, WR Brad Smith, QB Erik Ainge, QB Kevin O'Connell, CB Lito Sheppard, LB Marques Murrell, CB Marquice Cole, OG Matthew Slauson inactive for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Jerrico Cotchery is back in the lineup for Matthew Stafford today. Hamstring injuries are often tough to recover from so put him in your lineup with tempered expectations.

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Lito Sheppard player page
Ahmad Carroll player page
Brad Smith player page
Marques Murrell player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 7 Inactives    Sun Oct 25, 03:52 PM

The New York Jets have declared WR Brad Smith, QB Erik Ainge, SS James Ihedigbo, WR Jerricho Cotchery, QB Kevin O'Connell, CB Lito Sheppard, LB Marques Murrell, OG Matthew Slauson inactive for Week 7.

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Lito Sheppard player page
Jerricho Cotchery player page
Brad Smith player page
Marques Murrell player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 6 Inactives    Sun Oct 18, 03:38 PM

The New York Jets have declared WR Brad Smith, CB Donald Strickland, QB Erik Ainge, WR Jerricho Cotchery, QB Kevin O'Connell, CB Marquice Cole, OG Matthew Slauson, LB Ryan Fowler inactive for Week 6.

Footballguys view: With Cotchery and Smith inactive, Dustin Keller and David Clowney should have more targets opposite Braylon Edwards.

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Donald Strickland player page
Jerricho Cotchery player page
Ryan Fowler player page
Brad Smith player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Oct 4, 03:49 PM

The New York Jets have declared CB Donald Strickland, QB Erik Ainge, DL Howard Green, QB Kevin O'Connell, CB Lito Sheppard, OG Matthew Slauson, DL Ropati Pitoitua, LB Ryan Fowler inactive for Week 4.

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Lito Sheppard player page
Howard Green player page
Donald Strickland player page
Ryan Fowler player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page


  Jets | Week 3 Inactives    Sun Sep 27, 12:28 PM

The New York Jets have declared WR David Clowney, CB Donald Strickland, QB Erik Ainge, DL Jamaal Westerman, QB Kevin O'Connell, CB Lito Sheppard, OG Matthew Slauson, DL Ropati Pitoitua inactive for Week 3.

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Lito Sheppard player page
Donald Strickland player page
David Clowney player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page
Jamaal Westerman player page


  Jets | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 20, 11:47 AM

The New York Jets have declared QB Erik Ainge, DL Howard Green, QB Kevin O'Connell, TE Matthew Mulligan, OG Matthew Slauson, DL Mike DeVito, DL Ropati Pitoitua, LB Ryan Fowler inactive for Week 2.

Howard Green player page
Ryan Fowler player page
Mike DeVito player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page
Matthew Mulligan player page


  Jets | Week 1 Inactives    Sun Sep 13, 12:19 PM

The New York Jets have declared CB Drew Coleman, QB Erik Ainge, QB Kevin O'Connell, OG Matthew Slauson, TE Matthew Mulligan, LB Ryan Fowler, RB Shonn Greene inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: We'll have to wait at least another week to see Rex Ryan unveil his version of the three-headed RB.

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Ryan Fowler player page
Drew Coleman player page
Erik Ainge player page
Kevin OConnell player page
Matthew Mulligan player page
Shonn Greene player page


  Jets | Ainge struggles Thursday    Thu May 14, 09:54 PM

Roderick Boone, of Newsday, reports New York Jets QB Erik Ainge struggled with his reads at the end of 11-on-11 drills during the team's practice Thursday, May 14.

Footballguys view: The Jets shipped last years 3rd string QB Brett Ratliff to the Cleveland Browns in the deal that secured the #5 pick (and Mark Sanchez). Erik Ainge has disappointed so far in his pro career, and will have to compete with undrafted rookie Chris Pizzotti for the emergency QB position.

Erik Ainge player page


  Jets | Ainge competing but not on same level as others    Mon May 4, 12:07 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Erik Ainge is in the quarterback competition but added that he is not in it on an equal footing as the others.

Footballguys view: The Jets traded away Brett Ratliff to the Cleveland Browns when they moved up to select QB Mark Sanchez so Ainge could have a clear path to the #3 role.

Erik Ainge player page


  Jets | Ainge reports for offseason program    Thu Apr 30, 01:27 PM

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets QB Erik Ainge reported for the team's offseason program a few days ago after missing a majority of the program because of a personal reason.

Footballguys view: Erik Ainge has gone from a potential QB of the future, to just a questionable future in New York. He did not impress last year in training camp, and was outplayed by now Cleveland Brown Brett Ratliff. Mark Sanchez will be busy battling Kellen Clemens for the starting job, so it appears Ainge could start the season as the #3 QB. However, he had better start playing better or the Jets could go with Chris Pizotti as their emergency QB.

Erik Ainge player page


  Jets | Ainge not present at minicamp    Thu Apr 16, 03:16 PM

Dave Hutchinson, of the Newark Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets QB Erik Ainge was not present for the start of the team's voluntary minicamp Thursday, April 16. Head coach Rex Ryan said Ainge was not there because of personal reasons and is expected to join the team later.

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  Jets | Ainge not at workouts    Tue Apr 14, 12:21 PM

Jane McManus, of the Journal News, reports New York Jets QB Erik Ainge has not been at the team's workouts for the last two weeks. Ainge was at the facility on March 26, the first time the media were allowed back to talk to players. For the last two weeks, however, he has not been in the locker room for that availability, and several teammates said they had not seen him at the facility in at least a week. Ainge's agent, James Sexton, did not return calls seeking comment on the situation. The Jets would only say that the sessions are voluntary.

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