Coming Up
  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:10 AM EDT Live Belichick Presser

    Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addresses the media during his Training Camp press conference at Gillette Stadium.

  • Mon., Jul. 28, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to a replay of Tuesday's edition of PFW in Progress.
  • Tue., Jul. 29, 2014 12:00 AM - 11:55 AM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Tue., Jul. 29, 2014 11:55 AM - 2:00 PM EDT Live PFW in Progress Have lunch with Editor in Chief Fred Kirsch along with editor Paul Perillo, assistant editor Andy Hart and staff writer Erik Scalavino as they take you behind the pages of PFW on their online radio show exclusively on Patriots.com. Send in your questions and comments to webradio@patriots.com or call (508) 298-0398.
  • Tue., Jul. 29, 2014 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to a replay of today's lineups on Patriots.com Radio.
  • Wed., Jul. 30, 2014 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" of Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 12:00 AM - 11:55 AM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" of Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Live PFW in Progress Have lunch with Editor in Chief Fred Kirsch along with editor Paul Perillo, assistant editor Andy Hart and staff writer Erik Scalavino as they take you behind the pages of PFW on their online radio show exclusively on Patriots.com. Send in your questions and comments to webradio@patriots.com or call (508) 298-0398.
  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" of Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 12:00 AM - 11:15 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" in Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Mon., Aug. 04, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to a replay of Tuesday's edition of PFW in Progress.

 38   Ray Mickens   CB
  Height: 5-8   Weight: 180
  Year: 11   Yrs/Pat: 1
  Acquired: FA-06
  School: Texas A&M
  Born: Jan 4, 1973    

Personal

Mickens and his wife, Nicole, have a daughter, Kamray, and a son, Ray Jr. ... An avid golfer, Mickens used his passion for golf to help in the community in 2002 when he participated in the Autism Golf Outing to benefit autism research ... Also supported the United Way through their 2002 Gridiron Greats Dinner ... Nicknamed "Big-Play Ray" ... Majored in accounting while at College Station ... Half bother, Fred Williams, played with the Houston Oilers in 1993 ... Attended the Jets Taste of New York event in 2003 ... Visited Shore Road School in Bellmore, NY as a part of the Jets Readers Club program ... Appeared at Esquire Magazine's NY Sports Charity Night to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Career Transactions

Ray Mickens was originally selected by the New York Jets in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft (62nd overall). After missing the entire 2004 season due to injury, Mickens was released by the Jets on Aug. 8, 2005 and signed with Cleveland the following week. Signed with the Jets as a free agent on May 31, 2006. He was released by New York in the final preseason roster cutdown on Sept. 2, 2006. Signed with the Patriots on December 3, 2006.

Career Statistics

Regular Season Tackles Interceptions Miscellaneous
Year Team G/S TT UT A S Yds No Yds PD FF FR SpT
1996 JETS 15/10 52 37 15 0.0 0.0 0 0 7 0 0 1
1997 JETS 16/0 26 25 1 1.0 9.0 4 2 10 2 0 5
1998 JETS 16/3 34 30 4 0.0 0.0 3 10 15 0 1 2
1999 JETS 15/4 43 36 7 2.0 21.0 2 2 5 1 0 3
2000 JETS 16/0 22 19 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 5 0 0 3
2001 JETS 16/4 71 57 14 1.0 3.0 0 0 12 1 1 4
2002 JETS 16/1 42 30 12 2.0 22.0 0 0 7 0 1 5
2003 JETS 16/14 75 51 24 0.0 0.0 2 16 18 0 0 1
2004 JETS 0/0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BROWNS 16/3 33 26 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 13 0 1 0
2006 PATRIOTS 4/0 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals   146/39 400 311 89 6.0 55.0 11 30 92 4 4 24


Career Highlights

Career GP/GS: 146/39 (3/0)

2006 Season

2006 (4/0/0/0): Signed as a free agent on Dec. 4, 2006.

at Miami (12/10): Saw significant action in a reserve role as the nickel back and collected two tackles. vs. Houston (12/17): Played in a reserve role as a nickel back in the Patriots' commanding 40-7 victory over the Texans. at Jacksonville (12/24): Saw limited action on special teams in the Patriots' 24-21 division-clinching win over the Jaguars. at Tennessee (12/31): Saw action in a reserve role as the nickel back in the Patriots' 40-23 victory over the Titans.

2006 Postseason (3/0/0/0): vs. N.Y. Jets (1/7): Saw action in a reserve role as the nickel back ... Notched two solo tackles and a pass defensed in the Patriots' 37-16 AFC Wild Card victory over the N.Y. Jets ... Batted down a pass intended for Jerricho Cotchery in the fourth quarter. at San Diego (1/14): Played as a nickel cornerback in the Patriots' 24-21 AFC Divisional playoff victory over the Chargers. at Indianapolis (1/21): Played in a reserve role as the nickel back ... Notched a solo tackle and a pass defensed ... Batted down a pass intended for Aaron Moorehead on third-and-10 late in the fourth quarter.

2005 Season

2005 (Cleveland Browns): Mickens played in all 16 games and finished third on the team with 13 passes defensed.

2004 Season

2004 (New York Jets): Suffered a season-ending injury during practice on Aug. 15, as he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee ... Placed on Injured Reserve on Sept. 9.

2003 Season

2003 (New York Jets): Took over for the injured Donnie Abraham and started the final 14 games of the season at CB and set career highs in starts, 14, tackles, 75 (51 of them solo) and PD, 18 (led the team) ... Also recorded two INT and one tackle on special teams on the year.

2002 Season

2002 (New York Jets): Played in all 16 games, starting one, and recorded 42 tackles (30 solo), two sacks, seven PD and a FR on defense, primarily from his nickel back position. Also added six tackles on special teams ... Was the team’s leading tackler, recording seven tackles (five solo) from his nickel back position in the 41-0 win over IND in the AFC Wild Card playoff game ... Also played well on special teams, registering one tackle, one FF and a FR.

2001 Season

2001 (New York Jets): Played in all 16 regular season games, plus the one playoff game, making four starts ... Finished the season with 76 tackles, 11 PD, one FF, one FR, one sack and eight special teams tackles ... Played in the nickel package at OAK in the team's postseason appearance and was credited with one tackle.

2000 Season

2000 (New York Jets): Played in all 16 games as the nickel back and finished the season with 22 tackles and five PD.

1999 Season

1999 (New York Jets): Played in 15 games, making six starts at RCB and had 43 tackles, two sacks, two INT, one FF and five PD ... Saw most of his action the second half of the season as the team’s nickel back.

1998 Season

1998 (New York Jets): Played in all 16 games and started three ... Had 34 tackles, three INT and 15 PD and was named to Dr. Z's Sports Illustrated's All-Pro team as a nickel back.

1997 Season

1997 (New York Jets): Played in all 16 games as the Jets nickel back and had 26 tackles, four INT, 10 PD, two FF and a sack ... His four INT in 1997 trailed only KC nickel back Mark McMillan (eight) and SF nickel Tyronne Drakeford (five) for tops in the NFL among extra DBs.

1996 Season

1996 (New York Jets): Played in 15 games with 10 starts in rookie season with Jets ... Had 52 tackles and seven PD, which placed him fifth on the team ... Was injured with a strained quadricep muscle in game 10 and was inactive for game 11.

College

Ranked fourth on the Aggies' career PD list behind Derrick Frazier, Aaron Glenn and Kevin Smith when he left the Aggies ... Had 162 tackles and nine INT for Texas A&M ... Started the final 34 games of his college career ... Also saw time as a return man and finished among the top punt returners in the nation as a senior with 24-281-11.7 average ... Earned All-America and All-Southwest Conference recognition as a junior and senior ... Ran track for the Aggies as a junior, competing in the 55-meters.