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Matt Moore is the only realistic guy on that list. Maybe Bush, but probably not.

Jets have absolutely no business at all going after RFAs this year. They need to draft players with their picks, not trade them for much more expensive free agents. Can't imagine the Jets being able to afford Spencer, either, forget whether he's worth it or not.

spencer is gonna be lookin' for some " major coin "...oh well :frown: ....i would like to have him on our roster though :winking0001:

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Polian ranks the free-agent class
 
ESPN analyst Bill Polian, a former general manager, released his free-agent rankings this week (Insider). He breaks them down into three categories -- A, B and C free agents.

Polian's definition of the three tiers :

A Players: Worth paying big, starter-caliber money.

B Players: Guys I would sign but only if the value made sense.

C Players: Guys I'd sign for low-salary, short-term (one or two years) value, with low bonuses.

Polian mentions only five Jets in his rankings, which is interesting
because he was invited by owner Woody Johnson to participate in some of
the team's recent general-manager interviews.   :frown:  ~ ~ SAYS SOMETHIN' ABOUT OUR ROSTER FOLKS ~ ~ :frown:

Anyway, here you go :

'A' FREE AGENTS

S LaRon Landry:
Landry had a good year for a bad team. He's a striker, a big hitter.
While he is a little older, he's still a pretty serviceable player.
We're closer to B territory now, but for a team looking for a safety, he
could do a good job.

'B' FREE AGENTS

DT Mike DeVito: He's a hard-playing run-defender, and teams that play the 3-4 will take a look at him as a valuable role player.

Other B free agents  : RB Shonn Greene, TE Dustin Keller, RG Brandon Moore
 

 

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The Buffalo Bills made their first significant moves on new coach Doug Marrone's watch Monday,

releasing veteran starting linebacker Nick Barnett and safety George Wilson.


Barnett, who will turn 32 in May, signed a three-year contract with
the Bills in 2011. He recorded back-to-back 100-tackle seasons. However,
Buffalo's run defense has gotten progressively worse and was 31st in
the NFL last season.Wilson was a respected leader and voted a five-time team captain

during his eight seasons in Buffalo. He was also the team's NFL Players
Association representative.

 

"Moves like the ones we've made today are never easy, but we have to

do what's best for our team and keep moving forward," Bills general
manager Buddy Nix said in a statement. "We've got some good young
players on our roster who we feel are ready to take the next step and
they will now have the opportunity to do so."We thank both Nick and

George for everything they've given the Billsorganization and wish them

nothing but the best for the future," he
said.


The Bills are expected to have a drastic makeover at linebacker, and
cutting Barnett was the first move. The group was pushed around too
often last season and needs to get bigger and more physical.

Wilson, who will turn 32 next month, played 92 career games with

the Bills and posted more than 100 tackles each of the past two seasons,including 104 last season.

 

> http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8936939/buffalo-bills-cut-nick-barnett-george-wilson

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The Dallas Cowboys franchised Anthony Spencer
last year in the hopes that he'd have a big contract year and they'd
get the best out of him. They got their wish. Unfortunately, because of
that, they may not be able to keep him.Stephen Jones offered this not-overly-optimistic analysis of the team's chances
to retain Spencer, who is eligible for unrestricted free agency while
the Cowboys are projected to be about $18 million over the salary cap.

 

Per the Dallas Morning News :
 

The Cowboys can do some things to clear cap room. They can extend Tony Romo's contract, restructure the deals of Brandon Carr and Miles Austin. They can cut some players, like Marcus Spears and Doug Free.
They likely could, if they wanted to, clear enough room to allow them
to re-sign Spencer to play defensive end in their new 4-3 scheme. The
problem is, they likely wouldn't be able to add any other pieces of
significance, and they need help on the offensive line as well.Spencer is going to cost. He made $8.8 million in 2012 on thefranchise tag and is likely looking at an eight-figure average salary on
the open market. He has the ability to play outside linebacker in a 3-4
or defensive end in a 4-3, which increases the size of his market and
likely will lead to a bigger deal. He's not likely to do the Cowboys any
favors by taking a below-market deal to stay in Dallas, and he
shouldn't. The team-friendly way in which NFL contracts are structured
takes loyalty almost completely out of the equation. These NFL careers
are short, and Spencer needs to get the best possible deal for himself.
No one will or should begrudge him that.

So while the Cowboys may want to keep Spencer and he may, in a
vacuum, want to stay, I don't see how they can field a competitive offer
to keep him. They can't afford to franchise him again. Their only hope
of fitting him under this year's cap, even if they did all of that
aforementioned work, would be a long-term deal with a prorated signing
bonus and a low 2013 base salary. The franchise tag is the opposite of
that.If they do lose Spencer, the Cowboys are likely going to be on the
hunt for a pass-rushing defensive end, and those are hard to find. They
might end up needing to take one in the first round of the draft.
There's some thought that Jason Hatcher
could play that spot, and it's possible he can, but he's not a
prototypical 4-3 pass-rushing end, and a move like that could leave them
thin on the interior of the defensive line. Tyrone Crawford
likely isn't ready to be a starter at that position. Losing Spencer
could alter the Cowboys' offseason priority list in a major way.But they and their fans need to be prepared to lose Spencer. Becausethe right thing for him to do is to hit the open market. And when he does, I think he'll quickly work his way out of the Cowboys' pricerange.

 

“Unfortunately you’ve got to make difficult decisions,”
Jones said. “What that will entail we don’t know quite yet. We’ll be
moving forward in a quick way. But obviously Anthony Spencer represents
everything we want to be about. He plays hard. His leadership is
tremendous. And then on top of that, he’s a great football player.”

 

> http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/72411/the-cowboys-anthony-spencer-problem

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Doug Free might make for interesting OL help.

I begrudge Spencer's attempts to get paid. It's unfair he should take up a chunk of a teams cap without being a super elite player (and even then...). Players are just greedy and should stop trying to screw over owners and their friends, the fans.

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Doug Free might make for interesting OL help.

I begrudge Spencer's attempts to get paid. It's unfair he should take up a chunk of a teams cap without being a super elite player (and even then...). Players are just greedy and should stop trying to screw over owners and their friends, the fans.

Yeah I was offered a raise and was like " are you serious?" I'm just not worth that kind of coin! No way I was going to screw over my employers just because they wanted to keep me working for them. I told them to keep their money and offered to extend my hours and shovel the walkway when it snows. Because that's how we roll in America, maaaan.

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The Jets have picked a defensive player with their last three
first-round draft choices. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper suspects they'll
do it again this year with the ninth overall pick.

"I still think the front seven on the defensive side is the way to go," Kiper said Wednesday on a media conference call.

Obvious follow-up question: The Jets had one of the worst offenses last season,
so why would they draft defense? The reason is, the draft is top-heavy
with defensive linemen and linebackers, with no offensive skill players
worthy of a top-10 pick, according to many pundits.

Kiper, who believes the Jets have "so many needs," identified three
possibilities for the Jets at nine -- Oregon DE/OLB Dion Jordan, LSU DE
Barkevious Mingo and Georgia LB Alec Ogletree."(Jordan) could be the ideal edge rusher as a 3-4 outside
linebacker," Kiper said. "He can be a combo guy; you can use him up and
down. He had a great finish two years ago, when he had six sacks late in
the year. He wasn’t as dominant this year, but he was the guy you had
to identify and handle. But he has enormous upside and potential."

Kiper said Mingo is in a "similar category" as Jordan because his
production tailed off last season, adding, "He didn't play as dominant
football this year as he did last year, but he's got an awful lot of
ability." Kiper called Ogletree a versatile playmaker whose stock is
rising."It’s going to be hard to pass one of those linebacker-types up," he said.

Here's the issue :

All three players are questionable scheme fits for
the Jets. In his 3-4 scheme, Rex Ryan prefers the defensive ends to be
290-plus pounds and he likes his outside linebackers in the 255-to-265
range. At 6-foot-6, 243 pounds, Jordan is built like a basketball
player. Mingo is 6-foot-4, 240 pounds and Ogletree is 6-foot-3, 234
pounds.

The Jets also are in the market for a quarterback. No quarterback is worthy of the ninth pick, according to Kiper and many draft experts. Kiper mentioned three late-round possibilities for the Jets -- Zak Dysert
(Miami, Ohio), Sean Renfree (Duke) and Brad Sorensen (Southern Utah).

 

> http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/20761/looking-into-kipers-crystal-ball

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Matt Moore is the only realistic guy on that list. Maybe Bush, but probably not.

Jets have absolutely no business at all going after RFAs this year. They need to draft players with their picks, not trade them for much more expensive free agents. Can't imagine the Jets being able to afford Spencer, either, forget whether he's worth it or not.

 

 

edited    read before i type next time

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8 in the Box : Must-keep free agents

 

Welcome to "Eight in the Box," a new NFL Nation feature that will

appear each Friday during the offseason. This week’s topic: Which free

agent is essential for each team to keep from its 2012 roster ?

buf.gifBuffalo Bills : Safety Jairus Byrd. The Bills are undergoing a defensive makeover. They recently released three veterans on defense -- Nick Barnett, George Wilson and Terrence McGee

-- but Buffalo cannot lose Byrd. He is Buffalo’s best defensive

playmaker. Byrd has 18 interceptions and 10 forced fumbles in the past

four seasons; he will get a lot of interest if he hits the open market.

But Buffalo most likely will use the franchise tag if both sides cannot reach a long-term agreement.

mia.gifMiami Dolphins: Wide receiver Brian Hartline.

The Dolphins have various quality free agents. But out of a deep group,

Hartline would be the most important. Miami needs to add receivers, not

lose them. Hartline led Miami in receptions (74) and yards (1,083) last

season. The Dolphins will look to sign a true No. 1 receiver, possibly Greg Jennings or Mike Wallace. Re-signing Hartline would be a solid No. 2 option. As usual, it's going to come down to money.

nwe.gifNew England Patriots: Wide receiver Wes Welker. The Patriots have several important free agents. Sebastian Vollmer is a top right tackle. Aqib Talib

is easily New England’s best cover corner. However, none of them

matches up to the production of Welker. He is the glue that makes New

England's offense work. He recorded his fifth 100-catch season for the

Patriots, and it's hard to see anyone making up for that kind of

production. It's probably a 50-50 chance Welker stays. The Patriots have

played hardball with Welker for more than a year now and most likely

won't overpay to keep him.

nyj.gifNew York Jets: Tight end Dustin Keller.

Keller is not New York's best free agent, but he is the most important.

New York's passing game was mostly horrendous last season without

Keller in the lineup as the quarterback's safety valve. Keller missed

eight games due to injury in 2012 and had a career-low 28 receptions. He

should be more affordable after a down season, which is good news for

the salary cap-strapped Jets. Safety LaRon Landry made the Pro Bowl last

season and is New York's best free agent. But the Jets' defense was fine

before Landry and should be fine after. The same can't be said for New

York's offense without Keller.

 

> http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/55267/eight-in-the-box-must-keep-free-agents

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we ned to keep our oline, ducasse needs to go and go fast we draft K. Long in the 2nd and keep Moore for a year .Howard played well, a season as a starter will be good for him and we can sing him for cheap now and draft a backup in later rounds

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Dwight Freeney to Jets is a pipe dream
nyj.gifFormer Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney says it would be great to play in New York, either as a member of the Giants or the Jets.

"Big Blue" seems reasonable, considering the Giants’ love for
pass-rushers. But Freeney to the Jets is nothing more than a pipe dream.

The Jets just barely got under the cap this week by cutting five veterans.
How are they going to afford a seven-time Pro Bowler like Freeney? The
Jets most likely can't afford their own free-agent Pro Bowler: safety LaRon Landry.

In addition, Freeney doesn't fit well in a 3-4 defense the Jets
mostly run under head coach Rex Ryan. That is one of the reasons the
Colts let go of Freeney.

Freeney says he's likes Ryan. That's par for the course with many
players, because Ryan is charismatic and very much a players' coach.
However, new general manager John Idzik is making the Jets' decisions,
and the money and scheme don't match.

The Jets are in the middle of a long, hard rebuild. Spending the
little cap room they currently have on an aging pass-rusher doesn't make
a lot of sense. The Jets need to get younger, not older.
 

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Pauline wrote on his blog that the Jets are interested in the Texans' S/DB Glover Quin. The obvious problem is that, like any player the Jets will target, he's not going to be easy to land. The Texans will probably be able to outsmart the Jets with their super special Hansel tactics.

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Changes in Atlanta as 3 key players are out

 

The Atlanta Falcons started their youth movement Friday by ditching

three key players from the most successful era in franchise history.

The Falcons released running back Michael Turner, defensive end John

Abraham and cornerback Dunta Robinson, moves that were not unexpected

given their age (all in their 30s) and hefty salaries.

 

~ ~ The 30-year-old Robinson signed with Atlanta in 2010 and became a steady

figure in the secondary, known especially for his bruising hits.

 
 
 
 
* * ok ,..how 'bout this ;...we trade revis ( for draft picks and/or players ) & sign robinson....
:confused0082:

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Dwight Freeney to Jets is a pipe dream

nyj.gifFormer Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney says it would be great to play in New York, either as a member of the Giants or the Jets.

"Big Blue" seems reasonable, considering the Giants’ love for

pass-rushers. But Freeney to the Jets is nothing more than a pipe dream.

The Jets just barely got under the cap this week by cutting five veterans.

How are they going to afford a seven-time Pro Bowler like Freeney? The

Jets most likely can't afford their own free-agent Pro Bowler: safety LaRon Landry.

In addition, Freeney doesn't fit well in a 3-4 defense the Jets

mostly run under head coach Rex Ryan. That is one of the reasons the

Colts let go of Freeney.

Freeney says he's likes Ryan. That's par for the course with many

players, because Ryan is charismatic and very much a players' coach.

However, new general manager John Idzik is making the Jets' decisions,

and the money and scheme don't match.

The Jets are in the middle of a long, hard rebuild. Spending the

little cap room they currently have on an aging pass-rusher doesn't make

a lot of sense. The Jets need to get younger, not older.

 

 

The timing of this post was brilliant Kelly! 

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I always liked Dunta. Another CB/S/DB candidate?

i always liked him as well.

if he can control his temper ; he can be a productive player & help us.

 

 

 

cheers ~ ~

:cheer:

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Yeah I was offered a raise and was like " are you serious?" I'm just not worth that kind of coin! No way I was going to screw over my employers just because they wanted to keep me working for them. I told them to keep their money and offered to extend my hours and shovel the walkway when it snows. Because that's how we roll in America, maaaan.

 

Sucks that someone so selfless is not playing in the NFL. I bet every FA is going to try to screw over mine and our friend, Mr. Johnson, for money. If he won't do it then they'll just try one of my 31 other owner friends. None of those guys is self made like my friends the owners, and none work as hard. If they DID, maybe they would own a team themselves and earn my loyalty 

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No surprise : Jets don't play tag
 
From the no-brainer department: The Jets opted not to use their franchise tag
before the 4 p.m. deadline.

There had been some faint rumblings they'd use the tag on tight end Dustin Keller,
but that would've cost them $6.066 million, eating up a nice chunk of
valuable cap space. Personally, I think the Jets should try to re-sign
Keller -- he'd be a good fit in Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast offense --
but they will let him hit the open market. Except for a
scouting-combine meeting with his agent and the Jets, Keller hasn't
heard a thing from the team about its plans for him.

The only other candidate for the franchise tag would've been safety LaRon Landry,
but his one-year contract included a clause that prohibited the Jets from applying
the tag to him.

Only eight teams opted to use the tag, down from a record 21 last
year. In terms of supply and demand, the low number bodes well for the
Jets, who will have a better chance of retaining some of their own
players. There will be less demand for them in a deeper unrestricted
market.

The Jets have seven key starters headed to unrestricted free agency :
Landry, Keller, DT Mike DeVito, RB Shonn Greene, RG Brandon Moore,
LG Matt Slauson and S Yeremiah Bell.

The list of franchise tags :

• Chiefs T Branden Albert

• Bills S Jairus Byrd

• Broncos T Ryan Clady

• Bengals DE Michael Johnson

• Colts P Pat McAfee

• Bears DT Henry Melton

• Cowboys DE/LB Anthony Spencer

• Dolphins DT Randy Starks
 

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Manny Lawson is expected to be cut by the Bengals.  He never quite met expectations as a pass rusher (16.5 sacks in 80 games), but he is good in run support, and in pass defense. 

 

At (6'5, 240) he might be a nice little (situational) tea-cup for our bare cupboard. 

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Jarvis Moss, (6'7, 260) former first round pick/bust, is working out with the Cowboys today.  The Raiders liked his work ethic and ability enough to sign him to a $1.25M deal last year.  Now he's just trying to get money as a camp body.  

 

We are awfully thin at the position, and a signing like this is exactly what Seattle did last year with their flurry of WR signings...You bring em in, and hope someone has something left in the tank. 

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Free agency begins at midnight -- kinda
 

Welcome to uncharted waters.


To reduce the amount of blatant tampering that usually occurs before
the start of the free-agent signing period, the NFL created a three-day
negotiating window. It starts in a few hours. Here are the rules :

1. Beginning at 12 midnight Saturday and ending at 3:59 p.m.
Tuesday, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into negotiations
with, the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free
agents upon the expiration of their 2012 Player Contracts at 4 p.m.
March 12. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4
p.m. March 12.

2. During this negotiation period, a prospective unrestricted free
agent cannot visit a club (other than the player’s current club) at its
permanent facility or at any other location, and no direct contact is
permitted between the player and any employee or representative of a
club (other than the player’s current club). If a player is
self-represented, clubs are prohibited from discussions with the player
during the negotiating period.

3. Clubs (other than the player’s current club) may not discuss or
make any travel arrangements with prospective unrestricted free agent
players, their certified agents, or anyone else associated with the
player until the expiration of those players’ 2012 Player Contracts.

4. The three-day negotiating period applies only to potential
unrestricted free agents; it does not apply to players who are potential
exclusive-rights players or restricted free agents, or to players who
have been designated as franchise players or transition players.
 

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Free agency week ( and other stuff )

 
There will be no shortage of Jets news this week. Storylines to watch  :

1. Free agency: They're trying to re-sign DT Mike DeVito before Tuesday

afternoon's opening bell. The Jets appear willing to let their other key free
agents hit the market -- S LaRon Landry, TE Dustin Keller, RG Brandon Moore
and RB Shonn Greene.It wouldn't be a shock if they lose them all over the
next couple of weeks. The Jets will shop for low-cost alternatives, but you
get the feeling new GM John Idzik won't rush into anything.

2. The Darrelle Revis situation:

It was a relatively slow Sunday in the NFL, but there was an awful lot

Revis propaganda in the blogosphere. Gee, wonder why. In reality,

nothing has changed. The Jets are proceeding slowly, waiting until Revis

gets healthy before they seriously consider trading him -- or, in a

less likely scenario, signing him to an extension. (By the way, they did

have a conversation with the Broncos.) They haven't negotiated with

Revis' agents, but that's hardly news.

It may not be fast enough for some people, but the Jets are ready to

let this play out until the April 25 draft -- and maybe longer. Bill

Parcells joined the Revis debate Sunday. Speaking on ESPN's Free Agency

special, Parcells said, "Fifteen million (a year) for a corner? Not me."

Speaking of money, Revis is due a $1 million roster bonus on Saturday.

3. Santonio Holmes:

The Jets want Holmes to reduce his team-high $11 million base salary,

and the two sides have been in talks for a couple of weeks. The

prediction here is they will find a landing spot (pardon the Mike

Tannenbaum-ism). Holmes is guaranteed $7.5 million whether he's on the

team or not. He knows his 2013 earnings max out at $7.5 million if he's

released, so there's some financial motivation to stick around, assuming

the Jets have less than a $3.5 million cut in mind.

4. Money matters: Aside from Revis, two other players have big roster

bonuses coming their way -- C Nick Mangold ($3 million) and
CB Antonio Cromartie ($2.3 million). The Jets could try to create more
cap room by asking one or both to restructure, taking the bonus as a
signing bonus and pro-rating the amount over the length of the contract
for cap purposes. On another subject, they have to tender their restricted
free agents. The key name is RT Austin Howard, who likely will receive a
second-round tender ($2 million).

5. Tim Tebow: Is this the week  ?

 

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...free-agency primer
Cap Status :

The Jets have a very tight cap. Former general manager Mike Tannenbaum
significantly mismanaged the roster the past couple of seasons by
overpaying veterans and poorly restructuring contracts. This is the year
the Jets pay for those mistakes.

 

Strategy : The Jets have a lot of needs but few resources to work with.

The team already cut veterans Bart Scott, Calvin Pace and Eric Smith

just to get under the cap. New York is not expected to re-sign Pro Bowl

safety LaRon Landry, 1,000-yard tailback Shonn Greene and starting

tight end Dustin Keller because they will be too expensive. Idzik says he

will field a competitive team in his first year, but that's an extremely tough task.
The Jets have no choice but to look for bargain-bin options in free
agency. New York's biggest needs are on offense. The Jets need help at
quarterback but can afford only cheap options like David Garrard.
They also need to add talented skill players at wide receiver, tight
end and running back to support the quarterback. Don't expect the Jets
to make much noise in free agency. New York's best option to improve
this year is through the draft.

 

rest of above article :

 

http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/55980/afc-east-free-agency-primer-3

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How Jets look at free agency

 

OVERVIEW

In each offseason of the Rex Ryan era, the Jets have been loud — like

signing Bart Scott (at midnight), Plaxico Burress and Tim Tebow loud.

But as the John Idzik era begins to take shape, so will a different

organization that likely cannot, and will not spend as lavishly on the

open market. Resting about $6 million below the salary cap, the Jets

will instead do their best to find value in affordable, short-term

contracts. Unfortunately, this comes at a time when the team has quite a

few positions of need. Coming off a 6-10 season, the Jets will need to

get things right in order to keep Ryan around.

AREAS OF NEED

SAFETY: After successfully plugging the gap with LaRon Landry

and Yeremiah Bell last year — both were on 1-year contracts — the Jets

find themselves back in the same position again. Defensive coordinator

Dennis Thurman doesn’t think that young incumbents like Josh Bush and

Antonio Allen are ready to start, leaving the Jets searching for two

players to fill the gap. Although the top-tier safeties are a bit out of

their price range, that hasn’t stopped the Jets from poking around at

anyone on the open market, according to one person with knowledge of the

situation who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to

discuss personnel moves. Possible targets: Glover Quin, Charles Woodson

GUARD: Matt Slauson and Brandon Moore are free agents drawing

interest from other teams. Moore, especially, is one of the most sought

after at his position. With Vladimir Ducasse possibly able to slip into

one of those positions, the Jets still need another starter and,

possibly, a second body for insurance. Once perceived to be the team’s

strength, the offensive line slipped under Tony Sparano and Co. last

season. Losing Moore, who was also a leader inside the locker room,

obviously doesn’t help much. Possible targets: Geoff Schwartz, Antoine

Caldwell.

LINEBACKER: The Jets will be without Calvin Pace, Bart Scott

and, likely, Bryan Thomas next year. Demario Davis will elevate to the

starting position alongside David Harris, but that still leaves two

outside linebacker slots if the team wants to remain committed to a 3-4

scheme. The Jets have been targeting the position in the draft, since it

is one of the few positions of depth in the 2013 class. Getting to the

passer has been a constant struggle for the Jets, who will look to

ratchet up the pressure under Thurman. Possible targets: Victor Butler,

Gerald McRath.

 

ON THE MARKET

DL Mike DeVito: The Jets really want the 28-year-old defensive tackle

back in the fold for 2013, although there are at least six other teams

that have expressed interest. DeVito fits well in both the 3-4 and 4-3,

which the Jets could transition into if personnel dictates. Plus, his

coaches have noted his proven ability as a veteran leader for a young

core of defensive linemen.

S LaRon Landry: Another player the Jets would like back, although

it’s difficult to see them spending the kind of money Landry wants.

During his last few weeks with the team, Landry said he would not sign

another 1-year deal like he did in 2012. After proving himself healthy

for 16 games and making the Pro Bowl, he is surely on his way to a

comfortable multi-year deal.

TE Dustin Keller: Keller got his wish and avoided the franchise tag,

but that likely also means he won’t be returning to the Jets in 2013.

The Jets tendered Keller’s backup, Jeff Cumberland, as well which also

clouds Keller’s future with the team. Although his representatives met

with new GM John Idzik at the combine, look for the team’s 2011 leading

receiver to don a different uniform this season.

DON’T BE SURPRISED IF

…The Jets bring in at least one big-name veteran at a low cost. The

locker room, without Brandon Moore, Bart Scott, Yeremiah Bell and

possibly Mike DeVito, is seriously devoid of leadership and veteran

direction.

…New offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg tries to find a running

back that can better fit his system. Shonn Greene, a free agent, is

unlikely to return.

…The Jets look for a multi-faceted wide receiver — someone like St.

Louis’ Brandon Gibson, for instance — to help get the offense out of a

rut.

 

> http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2013/03/how_jets_look_at_free_agency.html

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NFL Free Agency : Mike Goodson on Verge of Signing With Jets

The Jets have rolled out the red carpet treatment for Raiders free

agent running back Mike Goodson, and he is close to signing with New

York, according to Jake Steinberg of SNY. 

Goodson visited with the Jets today after meeting with the Bengals yesterday.

In 12 games last season for the Raiders, Goodson recorded 221 yards

on 35 carries, filling in quite nicely for the oft-injured Darren

McFadden whenever needed.

 

> http://goldengatesports.com/2013/03/14/nfl-free-agency-mike-goodson-on-verge-of-signing-with-jets/

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We are three days in to the NFL free agency period, but there are a
lot of top players and solid contributors left on the open market. Now
that the heavy spending has been done, it is the appropriate time for
teams to come swooping in and get players at a discounted and bargain
value. While the big name signings to start free agency get the
attention, it is the later acquisitions that fill out a roster which are
key to winning a championship.


For teams looking to add talent to the trenches, there are still a
handful of top tackles available on the market including Jake Long and
Sebastian Vollmer. If your team is looking for a discounted offensive
lineman that can help protect your quarterback and open holes for the
running backs, there are plenty of options remaining.


Who are some of the top available players left on the market? Let’s take a look.


Here are the top available offensive linemen that are remaining on the free agent market :


  1. Jake Long, Tackle — 2012 team: Miami Dolphins
  2. Sebastian Vollmer, Tackle — 2012 team: New England Patriots
  3. Brandon Moore, Guard — 2012 team: New York Jets
  4. Eric Winston, Tackle — 2012 team: Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Andre Smith, Tackle — 2012 team: Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Willie Colon, Guard — 2012 team: Pittsburgh Steelers
  7. Bryant McKinnie, Tackle — 2012 team: Baltimore Ravens
  8. Brad Meester, Center — 2012: Jacksonville Jaguars
  9. Jammal Brown, Tackle — 2012 team: Washington Redskins
  10. Chris Spencer, Center — 2012 team: Chicago Bears

> http://fansided.com/2013/03/15/best-available-2013-nfl-free-agents-remaining/

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