Originally posted on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 1/10/12
While free agency won’t begin until the end of February, we wanted to take some time to look at the Jets free agent lists, and write up some initial thoughts about their future status with the Jets.  We’ll start this morning with the Exclusive Rights Free Agents … TE Matthew Mulligan — While he had some solid run-blocking performances earlier in the season, Mulligan nose-dived at the end, ranking second in penalties on the team (nine) for the season.  In the last game of the season, Mulligan was called for a crucial 15 yard penalty that effectively put the Jets past field goal range (with the team losing by two points). Even though he’s an exclusive rights player for the Jets, there’s little to no reason to bring him back with a full slate of draft picks, Jeff Cumberland getting healthy and Josh Baker showing some promise at the end of the season. DB Ellis Lankster — While he was a special teamer most of his time on the field, Lankster did show some promise in recovering two fumble...
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