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After losing four players at the outset of free agency, the Jets finally
made an aggressive move. They signed former Raiders running back

Mike Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million contract, a league source

said Friday.Goodson, who also attracted interest from the Bengals,

will have a chance for a significant role. The Jets lost leading rusher

Shonn Greene to the Tennessee Titans, leaving a gaping hole in the

backfield.

The holdovers are Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight, neither of whom has

experience as an every-down back. The last time the Jets went into a

season without a 1,000-yard rusher on their roster was 1994.The Jets

believe Goodson was one of the top sleepers in free agency. He has

some big-play ability (he averaged 6.3 yards per carry last season in

a small role) and he can catch the ball out of the backfield (40 receptions

for the Panthers in 2010).

Goodson flashed some upside in 2010. With DeAngelo Williams injured,

he rotated with Jonathan Stewart and finished with 452 yards and a 4.4

average. He also had five fumbles. He was a fourth-round pick out of

Texas A&M in 2009.The Panthers traded him to the Raiders in 2012 and

he sat behind Darren McFadden.He didn’t see much action at all – about

10 snaps per game – primarily in a third-down role. His best moment was

a 64-yard touchdown on a screen pass against the Miami Dolphins.

The Jets needed to stop the bleeding after a rough start to free agency.

They lost Greene, safeties LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell and defensive

tackle Mike DeVito. They re-signed fullback Lex Hilliard, but made the most

noise when signing former Jaguars quarterback David Garrard to a one-year

contract.

 

> http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/

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Reaction : Jets should've kept Keller

 

Some quick thoughts on the Jets' latest defection -- TE Dustin Keller leaving to

take his talents to South Beach for a one-year contract with the Dolphins :

QUESTIONABLE MOVE : I can understand why the Jets let RB Shonn Greene,

S LaRon Landry, S Yeremiah Bell and, to a lesser extent, DT Mike DeVito

walk out the door, but this Keller situation puzzles me. He's only 28,

still in his prime. He's a pass-catching tight end whose skills would've

translated nicely into Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast system. He

probably didn't break the bank with the Dolphins (guessing around $3

million), so the cost wouldn't have been prohibitive. It's not like they

have no cap space; the latest estimate is about $14 million under the

cap. It seems that new GM John Idzik has it in his mind that he has to

strip down the entire operation.

TOUGH MARKET: Obviously, Keller wanted a long-term

deal, but he was undermined by two factors: The tight end market dried

up quickly, and his value took a hit because he missed eight games last

season due to hamstring and ankle injuries. The durability question is

bogus because he didn't miss a game in his first four seasons. He got

unlucky at the worst time. Stuff happens. At the end of the season, he

talked about not wanting the franchise tag because it afforded no

long-term security. As it turned out, he got a scaled-down version of a

franchise tag.

NOW WHAT ? : The Jets' starting tight end will be Jeff Cumberland,

a restricted free agent who received the low tender ($1.3 million).

This is troubling. He played in 55 percent of the offensive snaps last

season, finishing with 29 catches for 359 yards and three touchdowns --

all career highs. He has the athletic ability, but I wonder if he has

the route-running discipline to thrive in a West Coast offense. He

doesn't have the same rapport with QB Mark Sanchez that Keller did.

MIAMI NICE : Well, say this for the Dolphins:

They're winning the offseason. Of course, that doesn't mean anything.

Remember the "Dream Team" Eagles of two years ago? That said, I think

Keller will be a good pick-up for them. Coach Joe Philbin employs a West

Coast attack, and Keller will give them more in the passing game than

his predecessor, Anthony Fasano (Chiefs). Because he's on a one-year

contract, Keller will be highly motivated in advance of another bite at

free agency.

 

> http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/21532/reaction-jets-shouldve-kept-keller

 

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The Jets have approximately $12 million in cap space and several needs: Safety (two), wide receiver, guard, tight end and quarterback. Here's a list of free agents that have been linked to the Jets: 

QUARTERBACK 

Kevin Kolb, ex-Cards 

Jason Campbell, Bears 

WIDE RECEIVER 

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders 

Braylon Edwards, Jets 

TIGHT END 

Kellen Davis, ex-Bears 

GUARD 

Kevin Boothe, Giants 

Matt Slauson, Jets 

SAFETY 

Dawan Landry, ex-Jaguars 

Charles Woodson, ex-Packers

 

 

Thx, Kelly

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Bradshaw says Jets show interest
 
Ahmad Bradshaw still wants to be a starting running back somewhere.


And although the Jets recently signed Mike Goodsonto a three-year,

$6.9 million deal, they would have legitimate interest if Bradshaw lowers
his asking price, according to a source. Bradshaw says the Jets, Packers
and Steelers have shown interest in him.


The free-agent running back is currently working out in Florida as
he continues to make his way back from surgery on his foot. The former
Giant hopes to find work after he shows teams how healthy he is.

"I feel great," he said on ESPN New York 98.7. "I'm getting there.
I'm walking around without the boot. There are a lot of teams out there
that need running backs.


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Will former Giant Ahmad Bradshaw join the Jets ?

 

"I want to go to a team where I can be the number one (back) and get
multiple carries every game," he added. "A couple of teams are
interested. ... Pittsburgh, the Jets, the Packers, which are all teams
that I feel like need a running back and I can help. It's a process and I
want to take it slow."

Bradshaw wants to stay close to home and he says a return to the

Giants is always a possibility.

"There's always been that chance," said Bradshaw, who mentioned
after he was released that the Giants left the door open for a possible
return someday.

Bradshaw reminisced about how emotional his farewell to Tom Coughlin
and the Giants was when he was released in February, calling the Giants
a family that he still loves.

He was asked if he could play for Rex Ryan after spending his entire
career with Coughlin, since the two New York coaches are polar
opposites.

"I've head from a lot of guys he is a great coach," Bradshaw said of
Ryan. "It is not even about that [difference between Ryan and Coughlin]
with me. He seems to get his guys going for games and for weeks.

 

> http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/21712/bradshaw-says-jets-show-interest

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Dansby or Urlacher would make for interesting veteran LBers here.

we need to get YOUNGER. 

 

 

SERIOUSLY.

 

 

 

 

 

cheers  ~ ~

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Free-agent tight end Fred Davis is getting a lot of interest from AFC East teams

lately. First, the Buffalo Bills' brass met with Davis over the weekend. Now, the

New York Jets are also expressing interest.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Davis said in a radio interview with Pro

Football Central that he will be meeting with the Jets this week."I'm taking a

visit there in a couple days," Davis said of the Jets on Tuesday.There are

various reasons why the Bills and Jets are interested. Both teams need

depth at the tight-end position.

New York lost starting tight end Dustin Keller to the Miami Dolphins
in free agency. The Jets will run a West Coast offense next season
under new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhenwig and need a
pass-catching tight end. Davis is coming off a season-ending knee
injury, but caught 59 passes for 796 yards during a healthy 2011
campaign.

Buffalo starting tight end Scott Chandler also is coming off a season-ending

knee injury and is expected to miss most of the offseason workouts. Davis

should be healthy sooner and could fill that void for the injured Chandler.

 

> http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/56791/jets-also-interested-in-te-fred-davis

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Guard Jake Scott visited Jets, per report

 

Free-agent guard Jake Scott visited the Jets Thursday, but reportedly left without a deal.

 

Scott, 31, had stints in Indianapolis (where he won a Super Bowl) and

Tennessee before joining the Eagles midway through last season.

 

The former fifth-round pick has made 128 starts in 131 career games. The

6-foot-5, 295-pound Scott is now entering his 10th NFL season.

The Jets recently signed...

 

> http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/jets/nothing-but-jets-1.1279166/guard-jake-scott-visited-jets-per-report-1.4935205

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Guard Jake Scott visited Jets, per report

 

Free-agent guard Jake Scott visited the Jets Thursday, but reportedly left without a deal.

 

Scott, 31, had stints in Indianapolis (where he won a Super Bowl) and

Tennessee before joining the Eagles midway through last season.

 

The former fifth-round pick has made 128 starts in 131 career games. The

6-foot-5, 295-pound Scott is now entering his 10th NFL season.

The Jets recently signed...

 

> http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/jets/nothing-but-jets-1.1279166/guard-jake-scott-visited-jets-per-report-1.4935205

the jets recently signed....WHO???? talk about a cliffhanger

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FWIW, I just saw a piece on Bradshaw.  Not sure if it's been posted, but the Steelers were expected to sign him pending a physical.  He left without a contract and they said he will head back to them "when he is healthier"  Seems like he may be kicking around for a bit.

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FWIW, I just saw a piece on Bradshaw.  Not sure if it's been posted, but the Steelers were expected to sign him pending a physical.  He left without a contract and they said he will head back to them "when he is healthier"  Seems like he may be kicking around for a bit.

 

i doubt he signs w/ us.

he's gonna wanna go to a team w/ an nfl qb & a good ol.

that's not us :frown:

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i doubt he signs w/ us.

he's gonna wanna go to a team w/ an nfl qb & a good ol.

that's not us :frown:

 

He likely isn't going to have a choice.  He is a medical mess and will go with who wants him.  He already mentioned interest in joining the Jets on his own.

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