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The Jets' one-year deal with Stevan Ridley contains just $80,000 guaranteed and has a total value of $1.25 million.

He got (significantly) less guaranteed money than Darren McFadden ($200,000) and Trent Richardson ($600,000). It's not especially surprising for a two-down running back coming off multiple knee ligament tears, but indicates Ridley isn't a lock for the Jets' 53-man roster. As special teamer Bilal Powell has job security and the Jets are fully expected to draft another back, Ridley and Chris Ivory may end up competing for one spot in training camp.
Apr 15 - 10:22 PM
Joe Mays - LB - Jets

Jets signed ILB Joe Mays, formerly of the Chiefs.

This deal was expected for the last week. Mays, 30 in July, adds inside linebacker depth to a Jets team that has made upgrading that position a priority this offseason. On defense, Mays is a two-down run thumper.
Apr 13 - 3:55 PM

Stevan Ridley (knee surgery) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Ridley is five months removed from tearing his ACL. The Jets felt comfortable enough with his progress to hand him a one-year deal this past week. It's possible Ridley and Chris Ivory will compete for one roster spot, with the Jets also not ruling out taking a running back in the middle rounds of the draft. Bilal Powell is locked in for his special teams value.
Apr 12 - 9:29 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger expects contract-year RE Muhammad Wilkerson to settle for an extension in the range of $30 million guaranteed.

Wilkerson is currently making $6.97 million on his fifth-year option. He didn't report for the start of the Jets' offseason program, but remains a prime candidate for extension. One of the top 3-4 ends in the league, Wilkerson should command in excess of $10M annually.
Apr 11 - 6:09 PM

The New York Daily News reports the Jets will pick up OLB Quinton Coples' 2016 fifth-year option.

The Jets have until May 3 to make it official. Worth $7.8 million, the fifth-year option is guaranteed only for injury, so the team could still cut Coples next offseason with no financial ramifications if his middling play continues. The No. 16 overall pick of the 2012 draft, Coples has 16.5 sacks through his first three years in the league.
Apr 11 - 9:08 AM
Joe Mays - LB - Jets

The Jets are expected to sign free agent ILB Joe Mays.

Mays will turn 30 this summer and is merely a two-down run stopper. The Jets are looking for bodies behind starters David Harris and Demario Davis.
Apr 10 - 10:04 AM

ESPN New York wonders if the Jets new coaching staff has questions about Chris Ivory.

Ivory, a two-down pounder with no pass-game skills, is a very questionable fit for OC Chan Gailey's offense. We could say the same thing about newly signed Stevan Ridley, but the new staff just went after and signed him. Ivory, meanwhile, is a holdover from the Rex Ryan ground-n-pound scheme. Perhaps these two big backs will battle for one roster spot come training camp.
Apr 9 - 8:23 AM

ESPN New York calls Stevan Ridley "another version of Chris Ivory."

It's a fair point. Like Ivory, Ridley is a two-down power back who runs between the tackles and won't contribute much in the passing game. If both stick on the final 53-man roster (and Ridley is back to form off ACL surgery), they'll eat into each other's volume. Bilal Powell, re-signed to a $2 million contract last month, is the only passing back on the roster right now.
Apr 9 - 8:15 AM

Jets signed RB Stevan Ridley to a one-year contract.

Five months removed from ACL surgery, Ridley will attempt to reestablish his value in New York. He should be part of a rotation with Chris Ivory and third-down back Bilal Powell, giving him limited fantasy value. Ridley has averaged 4.1 YPC since breaking out for 1,263 yards in 2012. He reportedly turned down offers from Washington and Miami for a chance to play in Chan Gailey's offense. Ridley is questionable for the start of training camp.
Apr 8 - 7:24 PM

Jets re-signed DL Leger Douzable.

Douzable, 29 in May, appeared in all 16 games for the Jets last season, logging 322 snaps and playing above-average run defense as an interior lineman.
Apr 8 - 2:41 PM

Coach Todd Bowles said OLB Quinton Coples "kind of reminds" him of Geno Smith.

As reporter Rich Cimini explained it, Bowles meant that as "you see the potential, he does some good things, but other times -- not so much." Cimini believes Coples needs to have a really strong offseason, as it remains to be seen if the Jets will pick up his 2016 fifth-year team option. Coples has 16.5 sacks through three seasons but none of his 6.5 last season came on third down.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 8 - 11:27 AM
Joe Mays - LB - Jets

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Jets "have interest in signing" free agent ILB Joe Mays.

Mays, 30 in July, is a two-down run stopper from the inside. He missed eight games with a wrist injury last season for the Chiefs and played just 122 snaps.
Apr 8 - 9:18 AM

Jets FS Marcus Gilchrist is recovering from a shoulder issue and will be limited until training camp.

It's unclear if the Jets' new $22 million safety underwent offseason surgery. He's expected to be fine when it counts. Gilchrist is expected to cover the back end for Gang Green, allowing second-year SS Calvin Pryor to play closer to the line of scrimmage. The Jets secondary got a lot better this offseason.
Apr 7 - 8:39 PM

Jets agreed to terms with LB Erin Henderson, formerly of the Vikings, on a one-year contract.

Going on 29, Henderson was cut by the Vikings last offseason after getting arrested for drunk driving twice in two months. He spent 2014 out of the league, but has apparently gotten his life together. Along with Jamari Lattimore, Henderson will provide depth behind Demario Davis and David Harris.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 7 - 2:26 PM

Calvin Pryor has been told he'll only play strong safety this season.

Due to injuries and poor play, the desperate Jets tried Pryor at free safety a bunch as a rookie. It was a predictable mess that included the No. 18 overall pick getting benched in November. This year, converted corner Marcus Gilchrist will handle free safety duties which will allow Pryor to fill his natural box role. We should see significant improvement.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 7 - 9:41 AM


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