Jets make it official with J.J. Wilcox
There won’t be any third thoughts for safety J.J. Wilcox when it comes to picking a team for the 2018 season.
The Jets officially announced Wilcox’s signing on Wednesday afternoon. Their plan to sign him first surfaced on Tuesday while Wilcox was at the 49ers facility with the expectation that he would be signing with them.
Wilcox joins the Jets in the wake of news that safety Rontez Miles is going to miss 3-4 months after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Wilcox, who played 12 games for the Steelers last season and spent the first four years of his career in Dallas, gives them an experienced backup to second-year starters Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye at safety.
On an off day in March 2009, James drove two hours to Columbus to attend a high school championship game featuring his alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary, and Thurgood Marshall, a high school in Dayton.
It was a hotly contested game with James’ school ultimately winning by six, but Thurgood Marshall’s Juwan Staten, a spark-plug junior guard at the time, scored 28 points in defeat. In the moments after the final buzzer, Staten broke down in exhaustion and grief, holding his head in his hands as he started to cry. He felt someone hug him and start to speak to him.
There will likely be some update about whether there’s concern that Claiborne won’t be ready at that point once members of the organization speak to the media this week.
Several fans hid in the lot by laying on the ground underneath their cars. When the Cavs piled off the bus, the fans rolled out into plain sight, hoping to get an autograph or a picture with James, who was unfazed.
I mean, to be honest, man, I had got so much in high school, it wasn’t something that was surprising to me or something that I haven’t seen before, James said. I mean, everywhere we went in high school, man, there was people outside our rooms, whether we was in a motel or a hotel, or a Holiday Inn, people was there trying to figure out what the hype was all about. I had seen it so much in high school throughout those last three years that when I got to the NBA, it was like, ‘OK.’