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Jets acquired WR Brandon Marshall from the Bears in exchange for a fifth-round pick.

This should effectively end Percy Harvin's time with the Jets. The Jets will take on Marshall's $7.7 million salary and delete Harvin's $10.5 million, sliding Marshall in opposite Eric Decker. Marshall gives the Jets a true No. 1 receiver, allowing Decker to settle back in as a complementary No. 2. It became increasingly clear over the past 24 hours that Marshall wasn't returning to Chicago. New Jets coach Todd Bowles was with Marshall in Miami from 2010-2011. Marshall's fantasy outlook takes a hit going from Marc Trestman's offense to Geno Smith, but new OC Chan Gailey has always had a creative mind. Marshall will be a fantasy WR2 in New York. Gailey runs a spread offense and Marshall should remain heavily targeted, even of those targets are likely to be less efficient with Gang Green.
Mar 6 - 11:13 AM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports the Bears' new regime "appears intent on moving on from" Brandon Marshall.

The Bears are reportedly seeking a mid-round pick in exchange for Marshall, but Biggs believes the 31-year-old may be released if a deal isn't found before Marshall's salary becomes guaranteed next Thursday. Scheduled to earn $7.7 million this season in the second year of a four-year deal, that's not overbearing for a true No. 1 receiver like Marshall. He's coming off an injury-plagued season, but the ankles shouldn't be an issue in 2015. Expect Marshall to draw a ton of interest if he hits the free-agent market. We also wouldn't rule out a trade.
Mar 6 - 9:30 AM

ESPN New York expects Percy Harvin to be released unless he agrees to a pay cut.

Harvin is reportedly amenable to a restructure, but not a straight cut. Something is going to happen, as Harvin's non-guaranteed, $10.5 million salary for 2015 is untenable. A resolution is expected by March 19. Currently, the Jets only owe the Seahawks a sixth-rounder for Harvin's services, but that would turn into a fourth rounder if he's still around on March 19.
Mar 5 - 4:19 PM

The Chicago Tribune reports the Bears are looking to trade Brandon Marshall.

The Bears will try to trade Marshall before March 12, when his $7.5M base salary becomes guaranteed. The 30-year-old was a shell of himself in 2014, reaching 100 yards just twice en route to Marshall's lowest receiving total since his rookie season. Injuries played a role, but it became increasingly clear Alshon Jeffery is the Bears' No. 1 receiver. One source told the Tribune it would only take a mid-round pick to pry Marshall out of the Windy City.
Mar 5 - 11:25 AM

Jets signed DE Ronald Talley.

Talley was out of the league last year after getting cut by the Bucs in training camp. He spent his first three seasons in Arizona, playing under Todd Bowles. Talley will compete for one of the Jets' final roster spots.
Mar 4 - 4:49 PM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta expects the Bills "to put on a full-court press" in trying to lure free agent ILB David Harris.

The Bills and Jets will likely be the biggest bidders for Harris' services, though the Falcons, Bears, and Dolphins have also been linked to the 31-year-old. Harris has been coach Rex Ryan's "quarterback" of the defense the past six years and would probably be interested in following him to Buffalo. Harris will likely be angling for $6-8 million per year on a multi-year contract.
Mar 4 - 1:53 PM

The Jets are hoping to resolve Percy Harvin's contract situation before March 19.

If Harvin is still on the team by March 19, New York would owe Seattle a fourth-round draft pick. If he's gone, the Jets would only be on the hook for a sixth-rounder. New York is hoping to reduce Harvin's salary figure for next season, but both sides see that as an unlikely outcome. Harvin recorded 350 receiving yards in eight games after his midseason trade to New York.
Mar 3 - 12:44 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini says the Jets' priority is to re-sign Bilal Powell over free agent C.J. Spiller.

The Jets were believed to be going hard after Spiller based on his Chan Gailey ties, so it's surprising to hear Powell holds more importance. Powell is expected to command between $1.6 million and $2 million per year. He's drawn favorable comparisons to Packers chain-moving backup James Starks.
Mar 3 - 9:32 AM

Sources tell Metro New York that the Jets will not attempt to re-sign free agent OG Willie Colon.

It's not a surprise after Colon's performance fell off a cliff in 2014. He was a major part of the problem on a sub-par Jets offensive line. Turning 32 next month, Colon should not be pursued by other teams as an expected starter.
Mar 1 - 5:24 PM

ESPN New York expects the Jets to move on from free agent SS Dawan Landry.

Landry was PFF's ninth-rated safety in 2014, but wasn't involved in a single takeaway. He has just five interceptions over his nine-year career and doesn't have the skill-set for new coach Todd Bowles' system. Moving on from Landry will allow the Jets to use Calvin Pryor at strong safety.
Feb 28 - 8:31 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini speculates free agent Michael Vick may draw some interest from the Ravens.

With nobody of note behind Joe Flacco on the depth chart, the Ravens will be linked with a host of backup quarterbacks this offseason. With former Jets OC Mary Mornhinweg now the quarterbacks coach in Baltimore, Vick to the Ravens makes some sense, but he would be a terrible fit for Marc Trestman's offense. He will likely be a backup somewhere else in 2015.
Feb 28 - 9:11 AM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports the Dolphins are "expected to pursue" free agent ILB David Harris.

Harris would play middle linebacker for the Dolphins. Though he just turned 31, Harris is expected to have a robust market, with the Dolphins joining the Bills, Falcons, Bears, and Jets as teams interested in him. New Dolphins president Mike Tannenbaum drafted Harris in New York in 2007. If he were to sign with Miami, MLB Koa Misi would kick back outside to strong-side linebacker. Free agent MLB Mason Foster is viewed as a fallback plan for the Dolphins.
Feb 24 - 10:36 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora "would be shocked" if Percy Harvin agreed to take a pay cut to remain with the Jets.

Due a non-guaranteed $10.5 million, the Jets are expected to ask Harvin for a pay cut. If he declines, there's a chance the Jets could release Harvin. If he's cut, La Canfora expects the Patriots to have interest in Harvin. New England has always thought highly of the soon-to-be 27-year-old. We'd expect the Jets to do everything they can to retain Harvin, as they're in need of offensive weapons.
Feb 23 - 9:13 PM

After attending the NFL Combine, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini gets the "preliminary sense" that the Jets won't be using the No. 6 overall pick on a quarterback.

Per Cimini, the "vibe close to the organization" is that new GM Mike Maccagnan isn't in "quarterback-or-bust mode." Smith finished 2014 strong and will be an intriguing match for new OC Chan Gailey's Pistol Spread offense, one similar to the system in which Geno played at West Virginia. Smith improved his completion rate, TD-to-INT ratio, and QB rating as a sophomore. His physical skills are superior to any free agent quarterback's.
Feb 22 - 6:47 PM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure reports Atlanta will "definitely" have interest in free agent ILB David Harris if he hits the market.

McClure says the Bears will, too, and the Bills figure to as well with old Jets coach Rex Ryan now running the show. A 3-4 inside linebacker in New York, Harris would make a seamless transition into Vic Fangio's new 3-4 defense in Chicago. He would play the Bobby Wagner role under Dan Quinn in Atlanta.
Feb 21 - 12:00 AM


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