Player News - Jets

Date: Team: Pos:

The New York Daily News expects it to be "tough" for the Jets to re-sign free agent NT Damon Harrison.

The Jets have to find a way to retain LE Muhammad Wilkerson, while RE Sheldon Richardson is entering a contract year. Although Jets coach Todd Bowles has been open about his hopes of retaining Harrison, the two-down run stuffer could get overpaid if he hits the free agent market.
Feb 10 - 10:09 PM

NFL draft insider Tony Pauline hears the Jets "really like" third-year OL Brent Qvale.

Pauline is largely a draft guru, but he also gets on-point NFL scoops from time to time. Qvale, 25 in March, stands 6-foot-6, 318 and has the athletic makeup of a right tackle. The Jets badly need to upgrade on RT Breno Giacomini.
Feb 10 - 9:13 PM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss thinks it is unlikely impending free agent Stevan Ridley returns to New England.

The Patriots need running back help, and Ridley was drafted by and had his best seasons in New England. The pair divorced for a reason last offseason, however, and an unsuccessful stint with the Jets likely did not change Ridley's opinion on his potential workload with the Patriots. Ridley will likely find a cold market in a loaded running back class, but a reunion remains unlikely.
Source: ESPN
Feb 6 - 9:27 AM

Jets signed LB Freddie Bishop to a two-year contract.

He visited seven teams before signing. Bishop was a CFL stud, winning a Grey Cup with Calgary in 2014 and recording 11 sacks in 2015. Bishop had a cup of coffee with the Lions in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan, only to be cut after OTAs. Bishop managed a 4.88 forty at his 2013 Pro Day, and his 9-foot-9 broad jump hints at a lack of short-area explosion.
Feb 5 - 3:46 PM

Jets signed K Kyle Brindza to a reserve/future contract.

Brindza made just 6-of-12 field goals before the Buccaneers cut him in October, though he drilled a a 58-yarder in Week 3. Randy Bullock filled in at kicker for the Jets after Nick Folk missed the final eight games with a quad injury.
Feb 5 - 3:32 PM

Jets signed RB/KR Dri Archer to a reserve/future contract.

A 2014 third-round pick, Archer was cut from the Steelers in Week 9 and spent the rest of the year out of the league after declining multiple practice-squad offers. He's been a special teams only player the last two seasons. Archer will compete for a role on kick returns and as a gadget player in Chan Gailey's offense.
Feb 3 - 4:32 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said "the indicators suggest" impending free agent Chris Ivory will not re-sign with New York.

Cimini said Ivory is no better than fourth on the free-agent priority list for the Jets, who also need to re-sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, DE Muhammad Wilkerson and NT Damon Harrison. Ivory admitted there may not be enough cap space to re-sign him last week, and that will be especially true if the Jets have to place the franchise tag on Wilkerson. Even in a strong free agent class, Ivory should get plenty of interest on the open market.
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 1:07 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes Darrelle Revis would be "amenable" to re-structuring his contract.

In this scenario, Revis wouldn't be taking a pay cut. Instead, the Jets would convert part of his base salary into a signing bonus. That would alleviate some of the team's cap concerns for 2016. Cimini said the maneuver would give the Jets "fast cash, but the credit-card bill wouldn't be pretty." The Jets could also save money by dumping Antonio Cromartie or asking D'Brickashaw Ferguson to take a pay cut.
Jan 31 - 11:13 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger expects Antonio Cromartie to be a cap casualty.

This falls in line with multiple reports. Cromartie graded as one of the worst corners in the league last year and is due a non-guaranteed $8 million salary. The Jets have Marcus Williams as an in-house replacement.
Jan 30 - 4:41 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger doesn’t expect Bryce Petty to push Geno Smith for the Jets’ backup job.

Reporter Darryl Slater says Petty would only be elevated to the No. 2 role if the Jets draft a quarterback/move on from Smith. Petty made strides in practice as a rookie, but hasn't done anything to suggest he’s ready to be a backup. Smith should play out his final year behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Jan 30 - 4:20 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini does not expect impending free agent OLB Calvin Pace to re-sign.

The 35-year-old has been with the Jets since 2008, but New York is looking for new pass-rushing blood after struggling to get outside pressure last season. If Pace leaves, 2015 third-round pick Lorenzo Mauldin would be the top returning outside linebacker. Finding edge rushers should be a top priority for the Jets this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 11:35 AM

Jets owner Woody Johnson said Geno Smith "has all the skills" to be a franchise quarterback.

"It is a question of what his desire is," Johnson said. "And from what the coaches told me and from what I have seen myself, I think he has matured a lot. And he is working on his game and he knows he’s a professional and he has the ability if he sticks with it." Johnson may believe Smith has the ability to be an NFL starter, but the team has been clear about its desire to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick. If the Jets have their way, Geno will be no better than the backup in the final year of his rookie deal.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 10:29 AM

Impending free agent RB Chris Ivory said the Jets may not have the cap space to re-sign him.

"They want to bring me back, but, like I said, I think it's about the cap space," Ivory said. "That's going to be the biggest factor as to whether I'm back or not." Ivory has said he wants to return, but ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects he will be priced out of the Jets' range. Despite a puzzling lack of carries in the Week 17 loss which ultimately cost the Jets the playoffs, Ivory set career highs in carries (247), yards (1070) and touchdowns (7). He should get plenty of interest even in a strong free agent class.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 9:29 AM

In-house reporter Chris Brown considers free agent ILB Demario Davis a potential fit for the Bills.

Coming off a down year, the Jets are expected to re-sign Erin Henderson over Davis. The Bills have a tight cap situation and should only have interest in Davis if he drops below market-value. A Rex Ryan favorite during his first three seasons, Davis could be an option to replace Nigel Bradham.
Jan 29 - 6:30 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini reports impending free agent NT Damon Harrison is likely looking for "at least" $5 million annually on a new contract.

The Jets reportedly value re-signing Harrison as highly as keeping RE Muhammad Wilkerson, who is also scheduled for free agency. Harrison "believes he's the best 3-4 nose tackle in the league" and wants to be paid like it. Vince Wilfork and Terrance Knighton made $4.45 million annually in 2015 as the league's highest-paid pure 3-4 nose tackles. "Big Snacks" should best that.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 29 - 10:11 AM


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