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The New York Jets have resigned outside linebacker Bryan Thomas to a one year deal. This is a smart, low risk move by the team and will help their solidify their depth at the linebacker position. Thomas is coming off a season ending torn Achilles and is expected to be ready when training camp starts. He is a good fit in Rex Ryan’s defense and is solid against the run.
The signing of Thomas could be the first in a series of moves that facilitates a trade of outside linebacker Calvin Pace. If the Jets can also bring in free agent Jarret Johnson and spend their first round pick on a player like Melvin Ingram, Andre Branch, or Courtney Upshaw the Jets could be looking to move Pace and his hefty contract.
In other news, the Jets are planning a visit with former Detroit Lions quarterback Drew Stanton. We speculated here earlier that the Jets could have interest in Stanton as a low cost backup to Mark Sanchez. The Jets have also expressed their interest in free agent safeties Brandon Merriweather, LaRon Landry and Reggie Nelson according to The Daily News. At wide receiver, outside of reaching out to Laurent Robinson the Jets are also interested in former Oakland receiver Chaz Schilens, who was coached by their new wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal.
What is frustrating to hear is that the Miami Dolphins have a visit scheduled with Eric Winston tonight and the Jets haven’t had any movement towards expressing interest in him or any other tackles on the market, yet.
Other news around the league – Josh Morgan signing with the Washington Redskins, joining Pierre Garcon. CB Brandon Carr visiting with the Cowboys. TE Martellus Bennett visiting with the Giants and Chad Henne planning to visit Seattle after meeting with Jacksonville.
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The NFL free agency floodgates open at 4 PM today. Here are a few last minute thoughts related to the New York Jets before anything can become official later this afternoon -
1. Jamaal Westerman, Matthew Mulligan, and Marquice Cole weren’t tendered, leaving them unrestricted free agents. Mulligan is a goner, which is a good thing unless you are in favor of penalty yardage. Rex...
The New York Jets have had inconsistent play at the safety position since Rex Ryan took over as head coach. The problem is magnified because they play in the same division as the New England Patriots, who have the best tight end in the league, Rob Gronkowski, and another top ten tight end in the league in Aaron Hernandez. It isn’t just New England who attacks the middle of the...
According to Brian Costello of the NY Post the Jets have placed an original first-round tender on OLB Aaron Maybin while renouncing the rights to TE Matthew Mulligan (if you listen closely you can literally hear Jets fans cheering wildly), DB Marquice Cole and OLB Jamaal Westerman. None of these moves are particularly surprising, but these moves combined with the extensions of Sanchez...
The Jets have re-signed kicker Nick Folk, who spent the last two years with the team.
Folk, a former Pro Bowl selection with Dallas, converted 19 of 25 field-goal attempts last season, but three of those misses were from 50 yards or more.
Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Folk was signed by the Jets in 2010 after three seasons with the Cowboys. After struggling...
Bryan Thomas is the third Jets player to re-sign with the Green and White this week, joining quarterback Mark Sanchez and nose tackle Sione Pouha. While many felt wholesale changes were on the horizon, the team appears focused on keeping its core group together.
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson says that the team "passed up" on Peyton Manning -- even though Peyton Manning NEVER ONCE considered playing for the Jets.N.Y. Daily News is reporting that even with the known fact, Johnson claims that the team wanted to stick with quarterback Mark Sanchez. "Our fans expect us to look at every opportunity. We looked at the body of...
The personnel coming to AFC East Rex Ryan knew he had to stop the Patriots to have a chance at a Super Bowl. So you bring in your highly drafted cornerbacks to stop the Patriots wide outs. Revis was already in place and after losing the AFC Championship game it was clear the CB’s were the weak link on the team not counting Darrelle Revis.
So what does a head coach do after identifying...
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business channel to talk about what is usually talked about on Fox Business channel. In the middle of all that, Cavuto changes gears and asks Johnson about the Jets’ pursuit of Peyton Manning. Johnson contends that the organization “passed” on Manning and then gives a basket full of unconvincing reasons why.For the...
Manish Mehta, the New York Jets beat writer for the New York Daily News, is reporting via Twitter on Wednesday that the Jets have expressed interest in bringing back wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery per a source. The Jets released Cotchery last August after his request to be cut loose as he reportedly was unhappy with his role as the Jets No. 3 receiver. Cotchery of course ended up...
ather than spending their weekend trying to lurePeyton Manning to New York where he could ply his trade in the same home stadium stadium as his brother, the New York Jets sent a strong message of their own by extending a three-year extension, including $27 million guaranteed, to fourth-year quarterback Mark Sanchez. In the grand scheme of things, his fourth season could be a
As expected, NFL free agency is roaring out the gate, particularly in the AFC East where the New York Jets primary competitors are either making major moves or are on the cusp of making them. Mike Tannenbaum has been quiet so far. Let’s round up the early chatter. Make sure you are following Turn On The Jets on Twitter and Facebook.
- Miami and Chicago made the biggest splash...
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