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Date: Team: Pos:

At least two teams have approached the Jets about trading for RE Muhammad Wilkerson.

It's easy to connect the dots here as Wilkerson is one of the game's best 3-4 ends and he's also staying away from offseason workouts as he enters the final year of his contract. General managers are only doing their job by seeing if he's available. But it would qualify as a major shock if the Jets dealt a foundation piece like Wilkerson, even if he's asking for massive Robert Quinn kind of money ($41 million guaranteed).
Apr 28 - 10:18 AM

NJ.com believes Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley could share the backfield duties for the Jets this season.

"Regarding the running game, expect Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley to share the bulk of the load," beat writer Dom Cosentino said. "One of those two might get 20 to 30 carries more than the other guy, but it won't be a huge gap, provided both backs stay healthy." It is an interesting take on the situation, but one that seems very unlikely. Neither Ivory nor Ridley has the pass-game chops OC Chan Gailey has required from his backs in the past, and the Jets look poised to add a running back in the draft. There will be a role for a back like Ridley or Ivory in the offense, but the Jets only need one of them on the roster to fill it.
Apr 25 - 11:05 AM

Jets re-signed restricted free agent S Jaiquawn Jarrett to a one-year, $1.542 million contract.

A third-round pick of the Eagles in 2011, Jarrett was tendered at the original-pick level. He made five starts last year, grading out positively in pass coverage by PFF. Jarrett will return in a backup role behind Calvin Pryor and Marcus Gilchrist. Jarrett is also a plus special teams contributor.
Apr 24 - 6:18 PM

Jets exercised OLB Quinton Coples' team option for 2016.

It's worth $7.8 million. The option is guaranteed for injury only, so the Jets could still move on if Coples doesn't take the necessary step forward in 2015. The owner of 16.5 career sacks, Coples managed just 6.5 on 708 snaps last season, earning a negative pass-rushing grade from Pro Football Focus.
Apr 23 - 4:16 PM

Jace Amaro dropped six passes on 52 targets last year, the second-highest percentage in the NFL.

Only Lamar Miller had a worse drop rate. Amaro's head was spinning as he went from Texas Tech's spread offense to Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast system and he finished with just 38-345-2. Now he has to learn another system, but Chan Gailey's spread scheme fits Amaro's skill set much better. As the clear-cut starter and a playmaker who needs to be detached from the line, there's TE2 appeal here. A higher comfort level should result in fewer drops for Amaro.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 23 - 8:56 AM

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


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