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http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/03/24/report-jets-in-the-mix-for-free-agent-rb-jones-drew/

 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Jets have their eyes on a good veteran running back, but will almost certainly have to outsmart two division rivals to get him.

The Jets are currently one of four teams to be interested in free agent Maurice Jones-Drew, the Daily News reported Monday.

Jones-Drew would be the perfect complement to incumbent Chris Ivory and would be an excellent pass-catching option out of the backfield. The only problem is Jones-Drew is also being pursued by the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers, the newspaper reported.

He could meet with the Jets by the end of the week.

It is believed Jones-Drew is looking for roughly $3.5 million per season, but it’s hard to say if John Idzik will meet his asking priceicon1.png when the Jets’ general manager has taken a hard-line stance on veteran players during free agency.

Idzik, who is said to assess a monetary value to all free agents and not deviate from that price, let many of the top players on the market, including cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and wide receiver James Jones, sign with other teams because, among other reasons, he didn’t feel like giving players nearing 30 long-term deals.

Jones-Drew, 29, might fit into the same category. However, he might also be viewed as an exception because his production over the years has been exemplary. Jones-Drew has rushed for 8,071 yards, hauled in 335 receptions and scored a total of 79 touchdowns in eight NFL seasons, all with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

While it’s true the three-time Pro Bowler averaged only 3.4 yards per carry last season, he was playing for one of the worst teams in the NFL. In all, he totaled 1,117 yards from scrimmage and had five touchdowns.

The Jets have stressed competition since Idzik arrived last summer and the infusion of a Jones-Drew to a backfield featuring injury-prone Ivory, overachieving Bilal Powell and Mike Goodson, who is coming off a season-ending injury, would certainly be an upgrade and add a new dimension to an offense that is striving for both explosiveness and balance.

The Jets are also rumored to be in hot pursuit of disgruntled Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who would slot in perfectly next to recently signed Eric Decker.

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DeSean Jackson first would prefer Chris Johnson or Knowshon Moreno.

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While it’s true the three-time Pro Bowler averaged only 3.4 yards per carry last season, he was playing for one of the worst teams in the NFL. In all, he totaled 1,117 yards from scrimmage and had five touchdowns.

 

So what you're saying is that he's perfect for implementing our new falcon offense.

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$3.5 mil seems fair but with that said don't see there being a team in position to dish that out right now with some many question mark about his health.

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Man I can't wait to miss out on MJD because Idzik draws another "line in the sand"!

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Man I can't wait to miss out on MJD because Idzik draws another "line in the sand"!

 

Man, I can't wait for us to sign MJD and you to be upset that we acquired another scrub, while letting all those CBs go elsewhere.

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Too late for "can he play corner"?

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Man, I can't wait for us to sign MJD and you to be upset that we acquired another scrub, while letting all those CBs go elsewhere.

 

Yep, sucks about all those guards, tackles, corners and safeties that we couldn't grab with our Scrooge McDuck sized pile of cap space.

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Down for some MJD on Los Yets.

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Too late for "can he play corner"?

 

Should not have let McKnight sign with the Chiefs. 

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Yep, sucks about all those guards, tackles, corners and safeties that we couldn't grab with our Scrooge McDuck sized pile of cap space.

 

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$3.5M per year gets 3.5 yards per attempt.  I'm not good at math, someone help me out. 

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I think woody is losing his patience and wants more stars

 

I think the jets get either MJD or djax

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Hopefully NE overpays for him.

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it is a one year deal, I am sure.  One year deals do not scare me.  I just have no idea if he can still play or not.

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Everyone is underestimating MJD. In my opinion he is worth $5 mil a year. He played and injured and jaguar-ed his way to less money but he's an absolute beast IMO

But he's a pipe dream... Not gonna happen. It's the Jets. Our RB isn't chop meat either, he's just an injury waiting to happen.

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This is from last year

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45cPYghAOyo

 

highlights don't start until :39

 

He gets caught from behind now, but still runs hard up the middle.  I think our OL and offense could actually be a great fit for him as he had 43 rec. last year as the team's focal point.  Here, he'd be a complimentary piece which would open up more space for those dump off passes and screens. 

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Unless they plan on cutting Goodson I don't see how this makes much sense.

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This is from last year

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45cPYghAOyo

 

highlights don't start until :39

 

He gets caught from behind now, but still runs hard up the middle.  I think our OL and offense could actually be a great fit for him as he had 43 rec. last year as the team's focal point.  Here, he'd be a complimentary piece which would open up more space for those dump off passes and screens.

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I would like to see MJD in our backfield, he would compliment Ivory quite nicely.

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Hopefully NE overpays for him.

So he can destroy our LB's out of the backfield 2 times a year ?

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I can see him having an LT like impact with us and being valuable in a reduced role.

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I think I'd rather have him than Desean, but probably not gonna happen

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This is from last year

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45cPYghAOyo

 

highlights don't start until :39

 

He gets caught from behind now, but still runs hard up the middle.  I think our OL and offense could actually be a great fit for him as he had 43 rec. last year as the team's focal point.  Here, he'd be a complimentary piece which would open up more space for those dump off passes and screens. 

 

He's lost his burst and leaves a lot of yards on the field.  Dont really see what he gives the Jets that they dont already have, to be honest. 

 

It's a meh signing at a meh position.  The NY nightlife scares me with him.  He's never been in trouble but he doesnt turn down a good party either.

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http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/03/24/report-jets-in-the-mix-for-free-agent-rb-jones-drew/

 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Jets have their eyes on a good veteran running back, but will almost certainly have to outsmart two division rivals to get him.

The Jets are currently one of four teams to be interested in free agent Maurice Jones-Drew, the Daily News reported Monday.

 

That's where I stopped reading.  Why you people give credence to anything the NYDN reports is beyond me.  Mehta has been wrong with just about every one of his predictions this offseason so far.

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