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08-16-2018, 04:51 AM
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The Islanders played the last three seasons at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but it was not a popular move with their fans and the arena is more suited for basketball than hockey. They are building a new arena at Belmont Park, but will split their home games next season between Brooklyn and Uniondale.

Previously set to play 12 games at the revamped Coliseum, they now will have 20 in the 2018-19 season. The Belmont arena is scheduled to open in 2021.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Thursday about the added games at the Coliseum, saying: ”We’re bringing the Islanders home to Long Island and to the fans who have supported their team for decades. Until the grand opening of their new state-of-the-art arena at Belmont Park, the Islanders will reunite with their fans at Nassau Coliseum and build momentum for a long-awaited homecoming.”

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Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said Monday at the NFL meetings that the organization has had "quite a bit of exposure" to Darnold, and bringing in any player for a predraft workout is "no big shocker."

New York traded up from the sixth overall spot to No. 3. Unlike acting owner Christopher Johnson, who the previous day pretty much affirmed a quarterback would be the choice, Maccagnan wasn't dropping any hints.

"We acted a little early on it," Maccagnan said of the deal with Indianapolis that also cost the Jets three second-round picks. "We felt good about our research, inquired with other teams ... three is a position we're comfortable being in. We feel very good about what may potentially be there at No. 3 and feel we can control our destiny."

The price tag wasn't too steep, either Youth Jason McCourty Jersey , Maccagnan emphasized, noting the Jets kept their 2019 first-rounder.

As for which of the top quarterback prospects the Jets might be targeting 鈥?UCLA's Josh Rosen and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield are considered the others 鈥?Maccagnan was mum.

Same with whether Penn State running back Saquon Barkley or North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, and everyone else in next month's draft.

He did say the Jets spoke with Cleveland about the top spot, but not with their fellow owners of MetLife Stadium, the Giants, concerning the No. 2 position. While the Browns are widely expected to go for a quarterback, new Giants coach Pat Shurmur has thrown his support behind veteran Eli Manning. The Giants also could trade down Kris Bryant Jersey , lifting a team with quarterback needs above the Jets.

Maccagnan isn't losing sleep over that prospect, though he recognizes the need to find that franchise quarterback.

"Until you acquire that, you are constantly looking to find one," he said. "Our focus is to identify and acquire one of those; it may be someone on the roster, or elsewhere."

Currently on the roster are four quarterbacks: journeyman Josh McCown, who comes off a strong year shortened by a broken left hand in December; Teddy Bridgewater, signed in free agency in his comeback from a severe knee injury in Minnesota; and 2017 backups Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. If you see a franchise quarterback in that group Taven Bryan Color Rush Jersey , please let Maccagnan know.

Maccagnan further explained the Jets' withdrawal of a contract offer to Ndamukong Suh, the standout (and expensive) defensive tackle cut by Miami this month. Johnson said Sunday it had been rescinded.

"We extended an offer and there was a deadline and it passed," Maccagnan said. "We had to determine if we wanted to stay in or pull out and we pulled out.

"He's a very good player. You watch on tape and he still has the ability to be dominant. We felt good about potentially having him on our roster. It was a one-year contract; we could potentially add him and evaluate it a year from now."

Not committing to Suh helps keep the Jets far under the salary cap heading toward 2019. It's conceivable they could have more money than any team next offseason, perhaps $100 million in space.

"It's hard to predict," Maccagnan said, "but in every free agency there are good values to be had."

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