TOJ New York Jets Free Agency Tracker – DAY THREE

Day three of New York Jets free agency coverage at Turn On The Jets

Day three and going strong here at Turn On The Jets. Our day one and day two links are right here, along with initial thoughts on the Eric Decker signing. We are going to also have an in-depth breakdown of Decker’s and Brent Giacomini’s game coming shortly, along with further thoughts on Darrelle Revis going to New England. Make sure you are following us on Twitter and Facebook for further analysis

7:05 PM – Hey a full breakdown of Eric Decker is now live right here. Click! Comment!

Now that you are back: Lamar Woodley has signed with the Oakland Raiders and Captain Munnerlyn has signed with the Minnesota Vikings…two more potential Jets targets off the market. Walter Thurmond, Brandon Browner and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are all still floating around on the cornerback market, so let’s not break into panic mode yet people. If I was a betting man, I’d still say the next two most likely players to be brought into the fold are James Jones and Brandon Pettigrew but nothing is confirmed yet, so we are still playing the waiting game.

This breakdown of Decker’s contract basically shows it to be a 2 year, 15 million dollar contract…so nothing crippling long term for the Jets if Decker doesn’t perform.

5:40 PM – QUARTERBACK MOVEMENT! Kellen Clemens has signed with the San Diego Chargers and Charlie Whitehurst is going to the Tennessee Titans, which is going to lead to Ryan Fitzpatrick being cut. Option for the Jets? Probably not. The market is getting awfully thin for Mike VIck. Does he come crawling back to the Jets on a nice, cheap deal or do the Jets shift their focus to Jason Campbell or Shaun Hill? Beyond that, where will Mark Sanchez have left to go if he is cut as expected before March 25th?

There were some rumblings that the Jets had sealed the deal with tight end Brandon Pettigrew but nothing is official yet. Stay tuned. Pettigrew would immediately become the best blocking tight end on the team’s roster and has three seasons with 59 receptions or more. It isn’t flashy but a trio of Pettigrew, Jeff Cumberland and Zach Sudfeld is far from awful.

3:30 PM – Some big defensive lineman on the move. Justin Tuck has signed a two year deal with the Oakland Raiders. Vince Wilfork has requested his release from the New England Patriots after not agreeing to restructure his contract. The Patriots probably just watched the tape of Vlad Ducasse tossing Wilfork around like a rag doll in week two and decided it was okay to let him walk.

I didn’t comment on it earlier but how about that trade the Eagles pulled off for Darren Sproles? McCoy – Maclin – Sproles – Jackson – Cooper – Celek – Ertz…good luck defending that offense.

As for our Jets, it has been very quiet. Antonio Cromartie is visiting the Cardinals. Captain Munnerlyn has a visit lined up here but beyond that there hasn’t been much.

I’ve been asked about this a few times so a reminder that the Jets have until March 25th to cut Mark Sanchez, which is the date a portion of his salary is guaranteed.

12:15 PM – DAY THREE. SO MUCH TWITTER. A few players to focus on:

  • James Jones – The most likely free agent on the market to join the Jets. Jones would give the team a second proven threat on the outside and open up the middle of the field for Jeremy Kerley, Jeff Cumberland and whatever further additions are made.
  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie – The top corner on the free agent market. He scared teams off with retirement talk at the Super Bowl and apparently just missed out on a monster contract from Denver. He is an ideal fit for Rex Ryan’s defense but will the Jets risk the money on a player who might have a questionable desire to play?
  • Chris Clemons – There has been no rumored interest but he is the arguably the top safety still on the market (along with Thomas DeCloud). Are the Jets going to address safety in FA or are they content with Dawan Landry, Antonio Allen and potentially bringing back Ed Reed?
  • Captain Munnerlyn – Another option at cornerback. He is known more for his play on the inside. Would signing him signal a potential move for Kyle WIlson?
  • WHAT ABOUT GUARD? – Top options left are Willie Colon, Travelle Wharton and Kevin Boothe.
  • Leger Douzable’s contract – 1 year, 1 million dollars, 150K signing bonus. NICE.
  • Still waiting on numbers for Giacomini…

Let’s get after it. (JC)

Author: Joe Caporoso

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