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Date: Team: Pos:

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

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


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