Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones


Kimberly Jones joined NFL Media in 2012 after spending seven years as the Yankees clubhouse reporter for YES Network. Previously, she was the New York Giants beat writer and NFL columnist for The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.). She also covered Penn State football for the Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.). In addition to writing for, Jones is a reporter for NFL Network's "NFL Total Access," "NFL GameDay Morning" and other shows. 


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants are 5-5, completely imperfect, often their own worst enemy, unable to finish, occasionally explosive offensively, leaders by a game in the NFC East and holding tight to the belief that their best football is... more

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- This was never going to be a run-of-the-mill game, was it? Not with Rex Ryan returning Thursday night to MetLife Stadium -- his Bills vs. his former team, the Jets . Not with all of the history built at 1 Jets Drive, the two AFC... more


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tom Coughlin started his Wednesday press conference as he always does, with a lengthy statement hailing the considerable strengths of the upcoming opponent. Before taking his first question, Coughlin added: "I'm not going... more

At the quarter mark of the NFL season, the New York Jets and New York Giants are still living, breathing, winning and possibly -- possibly -- on their way to being contending football teams. And if you don't think that's news around here, then you... more


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In the wake of the Giants' second mind-boggling, logic-defying and downright painful defeat to start the season, Shane Vereen stood in the losing locker room and tried to make sense of it all. "You just gotta do it," Vereen... more


The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league . For... more

The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league . For... more


Randy Gregory, a top prospect in the '15 class, said he failed a drug test at the combine. (AP) ATLANTA -- If the evaluation process were solely about talent, Randy Gregory almost certainly would be a top-10 pick in next month's NFL draft.... more


Two Sundays ago, New York Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. delivered his one-handed, see-it-to-believe-it touchdown reception , a 43-yard miracle that sent the sports world spinning. "He is ... insane," broadcaster Al Michaels said immediately on NBC.... more


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As the football season in the New York metropolitan area has dissolved into irrelevance on the field and uncertainty off of it, the starting quarterbacks for the Jets and Giants faced questions Wednesday about their respective... more

LONDON -- In preparation for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium, the Dallas Cowboys started their on-field work week Wednesday. Without Tony Romo. While the quarterback's teammates practiced at Saracens Rugby Club's... more


ARLINGTON, Texas -- DeMarco Murray is the NFL's leading rusher, has eclipsed Jim Brown's record of consecutive 100-yard rushing games to start a season and would be a leading MVP candidate were the vote taken today. But the way the Dallas Cowboys back... more

The New York Jets' biggest problem is that Geno Smith is not their only problem. His play is an issue, undeniably. It's never good for a starting quarterback to rank first in the league in apologies and 32nd in passer rating, as Smith does. But he's... more


Kathy Willens/Associated Press Eli (left) and PeytonManning attended a New York Yankees game -- as guests of Derek Jeter -- back in May. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., and EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As Derek Jeter sits at his locker in a visiting... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Manning stood at his locker, surveyed the surrounding media and answered a question with eight inarguable words. "Always glad when the preseason is over with." Yes, the longest preseason in NFL history -- or so it... more


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. and D'IBERVILLE, Miss. -- Kevin Norwood can hardly believe it's going on nine years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, uprooting a tree that fell through the roof of his mother's Gulfport, Mississippi, home. In the days that... more


Jadeveon Clowney has spent the day in an office in Charlotte, N.C., with financial professionals who will manage and protect his future wealth. The short-term prospects are unquestionably bright, to the tune of eight figures. The goal is to make sure the... more


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Close to 200 players, all eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft, gathered over the weekend at the New York Jets facility for the second of 10 NFL regional combines. The goal of every player? To impress with speed, power or ability -- or... more


OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Last Sunday, Joe Flacco's day began early, with a 5:30 a.m. phone call from his wife, telling him she was in labor with the couple's second child. Ninety minutes before kickoff, Daniel Flacco was born. After the Baltimore Ravens... more


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- For a while, this has felt like a season of transition for the New York Jets, who have a new general manager, the same head coach, familiar mistake-prone play at the quarterback position and a penchant -- still -- for being the most... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- In getting to know EJ Manuel, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has found it easy to appreciate the rookie quarterback's ability to correct mistakes, his strong commitment and work ethic, his intense competitiveness.... more

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Mark Sanchez knows he can't commit turnovers and keep his job. He just can't. And the 6,000 New York Jets fans who showed up Saturday night for the annual Green & White scrimmage provided a reminder, loudly booing after a long pass... more

Sixteen games in, Bill Parcells was on the ropes. It was 1983, his first year as New York Giants head coach, and Parcells' injury-ravaged team had finished 3-12-1. General manager George Young considered firing Parcells as he flirted with hiring Howard... more


ANDERSON, Ind. -- Time after time, the ball left Andrew Luck's hand like it had GPS, landing perfectly in his receivers' mitts during 11-on-11 drills Monday. Nine consecutive completions under Crayola blue skies on the second day of Indianapolis Colts... more

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Let's face it: Not much is expected of these New York Jets. Oh, there's a quarterback competition, of course. There will be headlines generated by some sort of locker room drama, either real or contrived or somewhere in between. Rex... more


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Greg Olsen is a football player all his life, starting tight end for the Carolina Panthers, presumed tough guy. And he marvels at the strength of his infant son, T.J. "I wish I was as tough as him," Olsen said. "If I was as tough as... more


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Eli Manning invited three of his New York Giants teammates to join him for quarterback/receiver drills in early April at Duke University, he figured the group -- which included Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Louis Murphy --... more

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Mark Sanchez is adapting to his third offense in as many seasons. That cannot be easy. But the New York Jets quarterback doesn't have to be perfect in learning the West Coast offense under new coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. He has... more


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- He traded Darrelle Revis and just drafted the New York Jets' quarterback of the future , but it might be a 130-word Monday morning press release that tells us the most about how John Idzik operates. "The New York Jets have waived... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As Justin Tuck prepares for his ninth NFL season, you'd think offseason conditioning -- including the voluntary team workouts that began Monday -- would be business as usual. You'd also be wrong. For Tuck and the New York... more


Elaine Thompson/Associated Press RexRyan's New York Jets have missed the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, limping to a 6-10 mark in 2012. PHOENIX -- He might be coaching for his job with a spotty roster, a franchise player who could... more

PHOENIX -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says the next time we see Robert Griffin III on the football field, the quarterback will be fully healthy. The question: When will that be? Shanahan told NFL Network on Tuesday at the NFL Annual... more


INDIANAPOLIS -- Kimberly Jones spent the past four days patrolling Lucas Oil Stadium during the NFL Scouting Combine, filling her notebook with chatter and information. Here are 10 observations: 1) Tyrann Mathieu might have helped himself as much as... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Fittingly, it came down to defense for the Baltimore Ravens. A goal-line stand that would define their season as champions -- or not -- and serve as the final stamp on Ray Lewis' 17-year career. Who's been writing this script? "Our... more


NEW ORLEANS -- You can tell Matt Birk likes telling this story. The veteran center is talking about how generous Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is with his offensive linemen, particularly at Christmas. This year's gift? Bose speaker systems.... more

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Welcome to the New York Jets, John Idzik. Are you going to trade Darrelle Revis? The answer: Who knows? The conclusion: Once the Jets -- led by Idzik, their new general manager -- have the chance to evaluate the roster, including... more

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As his last ride continues to charter a magic carpet, Ray Lewis wonders aloud: "How else do you cap off a career?" Well, there are many possible answers to that question, of course, but none Lewis would have accepted. He and the... more

After two rounds of postseason play, four teams remain in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy. On Championship Sunday, two teams will punch a ticket to New Orleans and Super Bowl XLVII. has prepared a comprehensive scouting report for each of the... more

Wild Card Weekend is history, and now it's time for the top-seeded teams in the AFC and NFC to enter the playoff fray. The stakes couldn't be higher in the divisional round, with the right to play on Championship Sunday on the line. Let's take a closer... more

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The sentences came out staccato style, fast, high-pitched, clustered. As if Rex Ryan thought he was on the clock. "We're going to be the team that you don't want to play," the New York Jets head coach said. "(And show) that we are... more

The 2012 playoffs are finally here, with the 12 surviving teams -- the best of the best in the NFL -- set to fight it out for the Super Bowl XLVII title. The action kicks off this weekend with the wild-card round. To get you ready, let's take a closer... more


Associated Press RexRyan (left) will endure his first losing season with the New York Jets. TomCoughlin's Giants need a makeover. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- For all of their differences, and there are many, the New York Giants and New York Jets... more

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- And on Thursday, Rex Ryan interjected another quarterback, this one a pipe dream, into his harebrained quarterback quandary. "I'll be honest with you," Ryan said at his press conference. "If we had Tom Brady, I'd be happy with... more

Kathy Willens/Associated Press Rookie tailback DavidWilson set a New York Giants record last Sunday with 327 all-purpose yards (100 rushing). EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Twelve-point-four seconds. In 12.4 seconds -- the time it took to return a... more

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- These New York Jets, this week, aren't a traveling circus or a predictable punch line. What they are is a team with a problem. A problem at quarterback. And they have four weeks to solve it. Before we start, let's be clear: This... more


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Six weeks ago, in the immediate aftermath of their 27-23 win over the Washington Redskins, the New York Giants defenders knew they'd gotten lucky. With 73 seconds to play, the 77-yard hookup between Eli Manning and Victor Cruz... more

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets are 3-6, their owner isn't happy about it and their fans are furious. But, rest assured, Rex Ryan says his players are more harmonious than ever. "This team, in my opinion, is not going to be pulled apart by... more

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets are coming off a bye week, which means there's been plenty of time to digest their 30-9 drubbing courtesy of the Miami Dolphins in Week 8 and to assess the first half of their season. There was plenty to absorb.... more

Associated Press New York Giants QB EliManning (left) and Pittsburgh Steelers QB BenRoethlisberger have each won two titles. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They have 250 games, 7,796 passes attempted, 376 touchdowns and 240 interceptions between... more


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- One year ago, Tim Tebow as an NFL phenomenon was still fresh. Perhaps you remember. Yes, we know, how could you forget? He led the Denver Broncos to an impossible -- nearly impossible -- 18-15 overtime win over the Miami Dolphins... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Ninety-two seconds. You can't fully microwave a Hot Pocket in 92 seconds. Or fill your gas tank. Or -- trust us on this one -- cash a check at the local bank. Ninety-two scant seconds. To Eli Manning, though, that kind of... more

Geoff Burke/US Presswire Washington Redskins running back AlfredMorris leads all rookies, and is fifth in the league, with 538 yards rushing. ASHBURN, Va. -- His prized possession is a 1991 Mazda 626, he's the middle child in a family of seven... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They meet again. The New York Giants vs. the San Francisco 49ers . Sunday afternoon. At Candlestick Park. What? Is there a problem with that lead? Were you looking for something more ... clever? Well, the Giants and 49ers... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's come to this for the New York Jets. The team that will say (almost) anything has undergone a metamorphosis. These Jets will try anything. Almost anything. "They threw the kitchen sink at us," Houston Texans coach Gary... more

Nine questions into a phone interview, we ask Matt Schaub about his ear. The ear. The most famous ear since Mike Tyson took a bite out of Evander Holyfield's. "I was wondering when you were going to get to that," the Houston Texans quarterback said. "I... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- This was supposed to be a top five defense -- "That's a given," Rex Ryan said in August -- led by the self-described best defensive coach in football and complemented by an up-tempo offense that would challenge opposing defenses... more


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan's press conferences almost always begin with an opening statement that can take many twists and turns as the New York Jets coach searches for focus before fielding questions. As part of a 10-minute, 1,003-word monologue... more

Steve Mitchell/US Presswire Dolphins owner Stephen Ross (right) and the South Florida community have welcomed Ryan and Lauren Tannehill. DAVIE, Fla. -- Lauren Tannehill returns the phone call in the afternoon. Yes, Ryan Tannehill is the rookie... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Over the past eight days, the New York Giants have had nothing but time. Time to reconsider, rewatch, relive their season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys . Time to prepare for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whose defense is suddenly... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At halftime, while LaRon Landry was required to take a break from punishing ball carriers, he and some teammates spent a moment assessing their initial 30 minutes of the 2012 season. "And we realized, we haven't punted yet,"... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- We know Eli Manning. The pedigree. Peyton. The first overall draft pick, traded, on draft day, to the New York Giants. The early struggles and criticism. The two Super Bowl championships and accompanying MVP awards. Success as a... more


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Among Rex Ryan's first words at a recent press conference were these: "I want to congratulate Nick Folk." Folk is the New York Jets kicker. Ryan singled him out for winning a closely contested competition with Josh Brown, a battle... more

Brace Hemmelgarn/US Presswire Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 3,832 yards and 24 TDs last season, but his 23 interceptions led all NFL quarterbacks. Ryan Fitzpatrick has never met Jeremy Lin. Their Harvard careers didn't overlap. But that didn't... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants, to a man, will admit that it didn't look good. The chaotic cold-tub video , viewed in the singular, out of what players would call the proper context, appears to be evidence of mean-spirited bullying. A... more

Associated Press New York Giants star JasonPierre-Paul (left) was seen on video dumping PrinceAmukamara into a cold tub. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As the preseason plods along, the New York team that prides itself on mostly avoiding... more has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps. Kimberly Jones details her visit with the New York Giants. (Click here for the complete archive of Training Camp Reports .) WHERE IS NFL.COM? For the 16th time, the New... more

July has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps over the next few weeks. Kimberly Jones details her visit with the New York Jets. (Click here for the complete archive of Training Camp Reports. ) WHERE IS NFL.COM? SUNY... more

Mark Konezny/US Presswire After a hot start in 2011, Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ended up with an NFL-high 23 interceptions. has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps over the next few weeks.... more


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- So much for the New York Jets' quarterback derby. Really, it wasn't one. Not this spring. Not in seven-on-seven drills. Not now. Mark Sanchez is the starter, as Rex Ryan has reminded us at every turn and as Sanchez himself has... more

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As Giants players and coaches were milling around the White House prior to their Super Bowl-celebration ceremony with President Obama, Tom Coughlin had two things on his mind: "When are we going to see the Wounded Warriors?" Coughlin... more

Julio Cortez/Associated Press Fourth-year Jets coach Rex Ryan has dropped 90 pounds since undergoing lap-band surgery in March of 2010. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan listens to his players, sometimes compromises with them, often agrees with them.... more


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Hakeem Nicks was diagnosed a week ago with a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the New York Giants wide receiver didn't have to look far for an expert opinion. His teammate, running back Ahmad Bradshaw, has a... more

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The pass down the left sideline spiraled through the air, landing in the hands of wide receiver Stephen Hill. On a play that covered 75 yards, the rookie wide receiver's path to the end zone continued unimpeded, his double move... more

Robert E. Klein/Associated Press New Ravens DC Dean Pees must overcome a devastating injury to Terrell Suggs in his first season at the helm. OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- As Dean Pees takes over as Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator, his mission is... more

ATLANTA -- Referencing the deep disappointment of recent seasons in Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged Tuesday that the window is closing on the current roster's chances to win a championship. "Well, my window is getting shorter. Time goes... more

NEW YORK -- In 2004, they were linked forever in New York Giants history: Tom Coughlin a first-year head coach in New York, Eli Manning the rookie instantly cast as franchise quarterback. Eight years later -- with a couple of hot seats and a... more

Mel Evans/Associated Press Second-round draft pick Rueben Randle of LSU will be competing to become the Giants' No. 3 wide receiver. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Meet Jayron Hosley, a cornerback and punt returner from Virginia Tech who knows exactly... more

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The buildup was created by the New York Jets organization, which decided that Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow would be available to the media for the first time this spring on the same day, Thursday, 3 1/2 weeks after the start of the... more

Jim O'Connor/US Presswire Pass rusher Quinton Coples hit the field with the rest of the New York Jets rookies over the weekend. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As Quinton Coples begins his career as a New York Jet, he owns a new playbook, occupies one of the... more

Eight years into his pro career, Eli Manning can be defined in many ways: tough, studious, serious, unfailingly professional, even polite. A winner. Funny and mischievous aren't on the list. Unless you talk to those close to the New York Giants... more


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As he left the New York Giants locker room Thursday, Justin Tuck had a message for some folks at NFL Network who were leery of the reigning Super Bowl champions getting the chance to defend their title . "Tell your colleagues,"... more

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