It’s now or never for Christian Hackenberg

The Jets have taken a day-to-day approach to training camp, focusing on baby steps in an attempt to be a better team than many are forecasting. But time is running out on one player: Christian Hackenberg.Saturday’s preseason game at Detroit figures to be his last real chance to be a

Fantasy baseball owners: Get ready to gobble up prospects

On Sept. 1, the day MLB active rosters expand from 25 to 40 players, fantasy baseball owners are going to feel like contestants scrambling around one of those wind-blown, cash-grab booths. Teams in playoff contention will fortify their bench depth and rotate in numerous minor league hopefuls to keep the

Jet fighting for Nick Mangold’s old job wants to be detective in next life

You might not want to cross paths with Jonotthan Harrison once his playing days in the National Football League are done. Harrison has thoughts about becoming a homicide detective in his next career, an occupation where his presence is likely linked to tragedy.“It’s something that has always interested me,” Harrison

Raiders CB charged with beating, stomping on sister’s boyfriend

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors say Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister’s boyfriend last month.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that Smith faces assault and battery charges.They say the 30-year-old Smith beat the victim and then stomped on the man’s head

Chris Long supports Malcolm Jenkins’ anthem protest

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles’ exhibition game Thursday night against Buffalo.Jenkins stood with his right fist raised in the air as he’s

Giants’ No. 2 QB battle: McAdoo leaves door open for Davis Webb

Does rookie Davis Webb have a shot at getting promoted into the backup quarterback role?Short answer: probably not. He hasn’t taken practice snaps in the team periods and is almost assuredly destined to serve as the No. 3 quarterback.Longer answer: If Geno Smith and Josh Johnson are so terrible this

Ben McAdoo confronts race issues head on and Giants love it

The metronome routine of practice, game and film review was broken last week, when the Giants reviewed how they stood for the national anthem in their preseason opener.The replay revealed a group of coaches and players at the 50-yard line, as well as the youth football teams invited to take

Josh McCown “needs work’ and Jets are ready to give it to him

Christian Hackenberg isn’t the only quarterback in need of more reps.Though Todd Bowles declined to name a starter for Saturday’s preseason game in Detroit, the Jets coach confirmed Josh McCown will be featured in the second exhibition game. McCown and Hackenberg split reps with the first team during Thursday’s practice,

Sterling Shepard doesn’t mind if teams aren’t worried about him

Don’t sleep on Sterling Shepard.He’s the Giants’ overlooked man in the middle, flanked in the receivers room by two mega-personalities — Odell Beckham Jr., who’s a rock star, and veteran Brandon Marshall, who never has been accused of being a wallflower.That, however, doesn’t mean Shepard can’t emerge as even more

NFLPA boss: Future NFL lockout or strike a “virtual certainty’

Mark 2021 on your calendars because part of the NFL season could be in jeopardy.NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith painted a gloomy picture of the union’s relationship with the league and the likelihood of the two sides striking a new deal when the current collective bargaining agreement expires

Harvard star enjoying this Jets run for however long it lasts

Nearly all of Anthony Firkser’s teammates had left the practice field long before, but the Jets rookie fullback lingered a bit longer, signing autographs for several children screaming for a player who never heard his name called in the NFL draft.“They were all excited, and I’m like, ‘How do you

Ezekiel Elliott justified choking ex as “tough love’: accuser

see also As the NFL and its Players’ Association wage war about who’s leaking information about Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal, who’s shaming an alleged domestic violence victim and who’s shaming a shamer, the conversation gets further and further away from what happened over a span of a few days in July 2016

The Giants’ biggest concern has the same problems

Sirius XM analyst and former Giants lineman Geoff Schwartz talks Big Blue’s offensive line, lessons from Eli Manning and life after football with The Post’s Justin Terranova.Q: Do you think Ereck Flowers can make a jump this season?A: He seems to be the same guy he’s always been:

Jaguars players doing terrible job hiding Blake Bortles anger

Some of the Jaguars players have not been happy with their quarterback, and they do not seem interested in keeping those feelings to themselves.The frustration with Blake Bortles has been leaking out, both on the field and off it, first with cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who took a passive-aggressive Instagram shot.SB

Unfortunate witness to Kaepernick’s rise thinks this is “crazy’

Alex Smith was there for a much smaller Colin Kaepernick controversy.Smith led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game in 2011 and had the team positioned for a similar run in 2012 before suffering a concussion. Kaepernick replaced him as the starter, and Smith never got the job back then

Notorious ex-Jet injures cops in panicked courtroom bolt

Former NFL cornerback Dimitri Patterson disappeared on the Jets, and now he might be going away for a while again.The 34-year-old injured two police officers while trying to bolt out of a Miami family courtroom Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald, after the judge told him he would be going

Fantasy football experts debate on these eight QBs

The is great debate over when and who to take at quarterback in fantasy drafts. Post fantasy Madman Drew Loftis and Roto Rage Jarad Wilk debate whom you should chose among these options:Drew: Just to be clear, we really like the value you get with Big Ben late in the

How one of the Jets’ top WRs is dealing with upcoming ban

Welcome to Jalin Marshall’s no-man’s land.If the Jets’ season were to start Sunday, Marshall likely would be one of their starting receivers. A nice story for an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State who was a long shot to make the team in the first place last summer.But here’s

The Falcons house the world’s most useless Chick-fil-A

Tucked inside the Falcons’ new stadium is a Chick-fil-A whose purpose, for NFL fans, is nearly entirely decoration.Mercedes-Benz Stadium is opening this month in Atlanta, where it will host Falcons games and Atlanta United (MLS) matches, as well as a few college football games and concerts. The football fans will be

Inside the house that Todd Bowles built to make over Jets

Todd Bowles added another line to his resume this summer: interior decorator.The Jets coach oversaw a redesign of the Jets’ training center in Florham Park, changing the messaging around the building as he attempts to establish a new culture with his team.Bowles began thinking of the changes last year, which

Todd Bowles won’t stop any Jets player from protesting

Todd Bowles does not expect any of his players to stage a protest this weekend before the Jets play at Detroit, but he believes they have the right to do so.NFL protests have been a major story since Colin Kaepernick did not stand for the national anthem last season. Last

What it’s like to get virally humiliated by Odell Beckham

So, what is it like to get posterized by Odell Beckham Jr.?Well, it’s not fun, but it is not run-and-hide embarrassing, either.“If you know football, you know coverage, it was great coverage,’’ Janoris Jenkins told The Post. “It was a fantastic catch by Odell. He made the impossible possible.’’The smile

Jets linebacker faces charges in club beatdown

Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, who is accused of battering a man who accidentally spilled champagne on him, showed up in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday to face an assault rap.The 24-year-old showed up at 9 a.m, wearing a slick blue suit and yellow tie, for what was supposed to be

Buccaneer’s wife as disturbing as you pictured on “Hard Knocks’

Miko Grimes did her best Rex Ryan impression Tuesday night on HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.”The outspoken wife of Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes shattered any Stepford notions by dropping a number of f-bombs and scatological references while playfully describing the relationship with her husband.But who