Free Agency Watch: The Signings Begin

Brian Bassett , TheJetsBlog.com

Here’s a quick update on free agency and the Jets. 

Locally Sourced — So far in free agency, the Jets have brought in a number of local guys.  Colon, Garrard, Goodson, Garay … a number of the players that have been signed so far were raised locally and you have to think that’s a good way for the Jets to get some players at a little less money … something that’s necessary this offseason with a limited budget.

Landing a Landry — We wrote last weekend that we thought that the Jets should consider Dawan Landry, and it looks like they are.  Dawan would be a plus run-stopper for the Jets and help to shore up a spot that needs two starting players.  Josh Bush might get a chance to play free this season, but the team is very thin currently at the safety spot.

Mulling it Over — Antwan Barnes might have left New Jersey without a contract signed, but that doesn’t mean that Barnes won’t sign a contract with the Jets. Barnes tweeted that he’s thinking it over.  Stay tuned.

What About Butler? — A lot of folks are interested to know what ever happened with backup OLB Victor Butler.  Butler finished his visit with the Steelers and left town without a signed deal.  It’s rumored that the Saints are also interested and the fact that Rob Ryan is now in New Orleans might make it a hard sell for the Jets to win out over the Saints.

Life After Gibson — There hasn’t been a lot of talk about the Jets snooping around at receiver since they lost out of Brandon Gibson.  There was talk about Mohamed Massaquoi, but see if the Jets don’t show some interest in Ben Obamanu as well since he was cut in Seattle.  Idzik would be familiar with him from Seattle … though he’s not been very productive in recent years due to injury.

One Last Heist — The Patriots are collecting a lot of veterans to help bolster their roster.  Whether it’s Leon Washington or Donald Jones or Danny Amendola to take over the Welker role, or adding a number of veteran defenders like John Abraham, Adrian Wilson,