New York Jets Running 2016 Free Agency Blog – Day Two (3/9)

Coverage of the New York Jets and NFL activity on March 9th, the official opening day of the 2016 NFL league year…

Back with another day of New York Jets free agency coverage, after a relatively quiet start yesterday. Outside of rumors, posturing and an expected Chris Ivory departure, nothing much happened…which means there is nowhere to go but up today in terms of activity. Follow along below:

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New York Jets Running 2016 Free Agency Blog – Day One (3/8)

A live running blog of the New York Jets day in free agency for March 8th

The league year officially opens tomorrow at 4PM but the action and rumors have already started in the NFL. Check out yesterday’s New York Jets free agency primer and stay with us right here throughout the day for updates, analysis and reaction…

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New York Jets 2016 Free Agency Primer

Joe Caporoso with a primer for the New York Jets as they head into the 2016 league year

The league year officially opens on March 9th at 4PM but in reality the action should start up later today and only increase tomorrow. Similar to previous years we will maintain a running free agency blog but before everything starts here is a primer for the New York Jets, as they try to build on a 10-6 season.

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New York Jets – 2015 Free Agency Review/2016 Projections

Joe Caporoso breaks down the performance of Mike Maccagnan’s 2015 free agent class and projects 2016

Continuing our three part series of reviewing New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan’s rookie season, we look at his 2015 free agent signings and project what could be on the way for 2016. Part one on the 2015 draft picks is here and part two on the 2015 trades is here…

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What’s Next? New York Jets Potential Free Agent Targets

Joe Malfa looks at potential free agents the New York Jets could consider this off-season

As long as the right moves are made by the New York Jets and the proper holes are filled, there is no reason to believe this team can’t improve in 2016. With that, here are some of the top free agents available at positions of need that the Mike Maccagnan might want to take a flyer on during his second offseason at the helm:

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New York Jets Free Agency Top Five – Running Backs

Dalbin Osorio looks at the top five free agent targets for the New York Jets at the running back position

With ample salary cap space, the New York Jets should be major players in free agency as they try to end a four year playoff drought. Here are the top 5 unrestricted free agents at the running back position the Jets could potentially target: 

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Peaking At New York Jets Contracts For Upcoming Off-Season

Mike O’Connor takes a stance on some of the decisions the Jets will have to make in the off-season, and how the rest of the season will impact them

The New York Jets are not at the brightest of spots right now but at least John Idzik has set them up well to handle the team’s free agents this off-season while still reserving free money to spend elsewhere. Not only will they be looking to extend some of their cornerstone players, but they also have to make decisions on a bunch of guys finishing up their contract year. With this season a complete wash and only seven games remaining to convince their value, let’s look at which players should be invested in. Also, where will extensions be worked on, and how will it impact re-signing other players?  Using Over The Cap off-season cap numbers, a fantastic resource, let’s try and predict how this off-season’s money will be spent on the team.

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New York Jets Free Agency – Perspective Piece

Much has been made of the New York Jets free agent strategy to date. Some praise second year GM John Idzik’s meticulous approach. Others condemn him for lacking vision and ignoring blatant holes in the roster. Regardless of your opinion on the matter, some league wide perspective on this free agency period is in order.

NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal provides this list of teams and the number of players from other rosters that they signed. What can this list tell us?

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New York Jets – Go Get DeSean Jackson

Joe Caporoso on why the New York Jets should go get DeSean Jackson

Despite public posturing earlier in the week, the relationship between DeSean Jackson and the Philadelphia Eagles has likely reached a point of no return. When there is this much chatter on a player leaving a team and the General Manager and Head Coach remain so noncommittal about his return, he is as good as gone. The Eagles hope to trade him but eventually just releasing him outright is not out of the question. There has been debate about whether the Jets should pursue him via trade or look to sign him if he is released. Considering the Jets financial situation, their need at the position, Jackson’s skill set and his fit into their offense…yes…the Jets should go get DeSean Jackson.

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New York Jets Look To Upgrade Backup Quarterback

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets potentially signing Mike Vick to improve their quarterback depth

The New York Jets will be hosting quarterback Mike Vick Friday at Florham Park with hopes of securing him to compete with Geno Smith in training camp. Prior to the visit, the team seems to have leaked their thoughts on Vick’s potential role to the media. Vick will be given the chance to unseat Smith but will not be signed under the expectation of being a starter.

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