Jets Send Paper Season Tickets to the Trash Bin
East Rutherford, n.j. — The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly.
The high-end rewards include Super Bowl tickets and a trip to a road game on the team plane.
Other NFL clubs, such as the Broncos and Chiefs, already have gone to paperless access control systems. But as Seth Rabinowitz, the Jets’ vice president of marketing and fan engagement said Tuesday: “Certainly we are the first to do this much.”
That begins with a simpler way to enter MetLife Stadium. Season ticket holders will use wallet-sized smart cards that are loaded for 2014. No more paper that can get torn, wet or chewed up by the dog.
The program also will provide incentives for the season ticket holders to keep coming, with bonus points accumulating throughout a season. Once a fan has been to seven of the 10 home games, the rewards points increase significantly, right through the home season finale.
San Diego — The San Diego Chargers agreed to a two-year contract extension with running back Danny Woodhead.
Woodhead signed a two-year contract when he joined the Chargers as an unrestricted free agent from New England in March 2013. His new contract runs through the 2016 season.
Woodhead is coming off a career year. He had career highs of 76 catches (second on the team), 605 yards and six touchdowns.
He ranked first among all running backs in touchdown catches and ranked second in receptions and yards receiving.
Jacksonville, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders says he is facing a four-game suspension and won’t be around for the majority of training camp.
Sanders held a conference call with reporters Tuesday evening to disclose his looming punishment.
He declined to discuss the reason for the pending suspension, but says “personal reasons” will prevent him from attending the start of training camp Friday.
Sanders says he will seek counseling and not rehab.
Flowery Branch, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons have added depth and experience at linebacker by signing former Colts starter Pat Angerer.
Atlanta lost linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for the season with a torn Achilles in June.
Angerer, a second-round pick by Indianapolis in 2010, made nine starts in 2013 and had 63 tackles with one interception.
Angerer finished last season on injured reserve with a knee injury. He made only three starts in 2012 because of a foot injury.
The Falcons also signed wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, who had three catches for 18 yards in five games with Jacksonville last season. Ebert was a seventh-round pick by New England in 2012. He spent time on the Patriots’ and Eagles’ practice squads in 2012.
Terms of Tuesday’s deals were not released by the team.