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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

According to ESPN New York, free agent RB Bilal Powell is "generating buzz in league circles."

Jets beat man Rich Cimini "spoke to coaches from two teams that described Powell as an underrated talent who will draw interest on the open market." In four seasons since the Jets took him in the fourth round of the 2011 draft, Powell has averaged just 3.90 YPC and scored six touchdowns on 332 carries. But he's a plus in the pass game, as both a protector and receiver. Powell will find a role somewhere.
Feb 20 - 8:47 AM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (Achilles') may not be ready to participate in football activities until early summer.

Beat writer Rich Cimini believes the Jets should consider anything they get from Milliner a "bonus" after an injury-plagued first two NFL seasons. New GM Mike Maccagnan stated at the Combine on Wednesday that the Jets plan to be active in free agency. Cornerback should be among their top targets.
Feb 18 - 9:25 PM

New coach Todd Bowles said at the Combine that the Jets are still "evaluating" Percy Harvin's spot on the roster.

New GM Mike Maccagnan "hinted" the Jets may ask Harvin to redo his deal. In an ideal world, the Jets would bring back Harvin at a salary lower than his currently-owed $10.5 million. The Jets need to be collecting weapons, not cutting them.
Feb 18 - 3:21 PM

The Jets will meet with free agent ILB David Harris' agent at the NFL Scouting Combine this week.

Harris, 31, is the Jets' field general and hasn't missed a game since 2008. He's registered at least 123 tackles in three consecutive seasons and has 30 career sacks. Harris is easily the Jets' top in-house free agent, but it's fair to wonder if he may want to follow coach Rex Ryan to Buffalo. He won't break the bank.
Feb 18 - 10:35 AM

The Jets will meet with RE Muhammad Wilkerson's player rep at the Combine.

The linchpin of Gang Green's defensive line, Wilkerson is going into the final year of his rookie contract. One of the league's top 3-4 ends, Wilkerson will make $6.969 million in 2015. He'll be angling to blow by $10 million annually in long-term talks.
Feb 17 - 5:18 PM

The Jets could decline the fifth-year option for OLB Quinton Coples.

Coples would make $7 million in 2016 if the Jets pick up his option. He's averaged 5.5 sacks over the last three seasons, and will be cheaper to sign on a long-term deal. The Jets have until May 3 to make a decision on Coples.
Feb 14 - 3:20 PM

Jets exercised OLB Jason Babin's 2015 option.

Babin was productive in a situational role last year, appearing in all 16 games and playing on 45 percent of snaps. Bringing him back is a low-risk move for the Jets. Babin has just a $1.63 million cap hit.
Feb 14 - 3:00 PM

Jets exercised OLB Calvin Pace's 2015 option.

Pace will be brought back at a $2.125 million base salary. He hasn't missed a start since 2010, but showed major signs of decline last year. Pace won't prevent the Jets from upgrading at outside linebacker this offseason.
Feb 14 - 2:52 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes New York is unlikely to retain free agent SCB Kyle Wilson.

The No. 29 overall pick of the 2010 draft, Wilson only played 320 snaps last season. Wilson has already proven he cannot play outside in the NFL, and he is at best a league-average slot corner. He will have to wait until at least the second wave of free agency to find a job. Wilson is Rotoworld's No. 22 available corner.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 14 - 1:23 PM


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