Two Jets targets sign: Byrd to NO, Verner to Tampa

The Jets reportedly were targeting these two elite defensive players, but now they’re both off the board.

S Jairus Byrd will sign a six-year deal with the Saints (Schefter, March 11).

CB Alterraun Verner will ink a four-year deal with the Buccaneers (Rapoport, March 11).

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Despite the rumors, I don’t believe there was anyone directly linking the Jets to having interest in signing Byrd, to whom the cap-strapped Saints somehow found a way to give a $9m a year deal, according to reports.

As for Verner, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News suggested on twitter that the Jets were “never considered serious suitors” for him and “not in the same financial ballpark”, so maybe the reports of serious interest there were overblown too. There was some concern that Verner would be a better fit on a team like Tampa where he might not be required to play as much press coverage, so he should fit in well with the Bucs. It was a surprise to see Verner accept a deal for less than $7m a year, but this could be a good sign for the market as the Jets continue to search for a cornerback.




402 comments
D
D

no signings

bharper42
bharper42

The only reason i'm upset that we have no CB now is that we might waste a great opportunity to draft talented offensive players by drafting a CB because of need.  That's rex ryan's incessant need to have a CB to fit some scheme of his.


I just can't stomach it.

Kyle Suta
Kyle Suta

So idzik is going to throw this year away just because he loves the draft so much. Here's some news john, you can't find a corner like sherman in the 5th round or a QB like Wilson in the 3rd. Seattle gave out one big contract when they had cash to spend (sidney rice 5/41m) and look how that turned out. I guess we should all calm down but if we just sign a bunch of players for 3-4 m per year than we better get Keenan Allen production from

The receiver or tight end we take in the 1st round.

GhostofBrowningNagle
GhostofBrowningNagle

We're just waiting to give Revis $48M over 3 years, with a $40M base salary in 2014 so the deal is .. "cap friendly" ?

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Twitters getting quiet, I thinks that's it for tonight folks. Catch you guys mañana!

twin
twin

There's your o-line fa breno

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

Geno's going to be wearing defensive ends on every snap...

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

The worst thing about losing Howard is the loss of continuity. O-lines need to gel and now the whole right side will be brand new. Not a good thing...

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Brian Bassett (@Brian_Bassett)

3/11/14, 10:24 PM

Jets trying to sign Breno Giacomini bit.ly/1iyjgfF #Jets #NFL

OT from Seattle.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

If they can get Woodley and anthony spencer for cheap that would be sweet. 

twin
twin

For some reason I trust Idzik

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

i was out all day my phone died around 6 i really thought i was going to come home to more than just a nick folk resigning...now they better redo wilkersons contract tomorrow 

twin
twin

How much cap space do the broncos have left???

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

cant believe the broncos were able to get ward and talib 

Pat d
Pat d

You are anything but patient.

twin
twin

Is he good????

dobermite
dobermite

@nesboogie  Lamaar Woodley is washed up, he hasn't had more than 6 sacks in two years, its a disgrace if thats what we have to settle for when we went into free agency with 46M in cap space. 

IMO the only way the Jets can make this right is to bring back Revis and sign DeMarcus Ware.

I don't give a damn if we have to over pay, then over pay, otherwise 2015 is a waste.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@twin  looks like they started the day with 27 mill... i dunno how much ward and talib cost them 

dobermite
dobermite

@rstysanchz  And they are not done yet, DeMarcus Ware is on his way to Denver for a visit.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@twin  if he was good he would have been part of the emerging trend. Meaning he would have been signed ON DAY ONE!

dabronx
dabronx

@twin  PFF ranked him 41st best RT in NFL... Howard was 47th. 

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Not sure but if he signs I guarantee bents bga will answer that.

Pat d
Pat d

If we overpay Revis and Ware then we can't keep Wilkerson, Coples and Richardson.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@dobermite @nesboogie  i knew idzick wasnt going to come close to spending alot of our cap money but i truly thought he was gonna allow himself to overspend on one of the top cornerback free agents

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@dobermite @rstysanchz  so they prob had more than 27 million or they gonna cut someone soon....von miller is still on his rookie deal and i guess decker will be gone....thats why denver is spending like this 

Pat d
Pat d

Hate to break the news but day one FA does not translate to SB

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

They probably combine left and right into just one category of "guards"

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@dabronx @twin  41st best right tackle. Are you sure? Considering there are only 32 starting RT's in the league that doesn't sound good...

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

@rstysanchz, @twin, @MMehtaNYDN: OT Breno Giacomini, scheduled to visit Jets, has 33 career starts. 9 starts in 9 games last year. 28 yrs old. 5th rounder by Pack in 08 #nyj

Pat d
Pat d

You are dead wrong. If we do that we will lose Richardson.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@rstysanchz @Tequila Joe  Honestly man, it's just a stupid thing to do. Jets picked up his option so his fifth year is guaranteed for about 5million. That should keep him happy for this year. If he gets hurt that money is guaranteed. So he has some insurance and so do the jets.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Tequila Joe  i hear you but also redoing wilkerson contract early has come up alot on here since the end of the season  

Pat d
Pat d

Why overpay. Is that how Seattle built the team they have.

Pat d
Pat d

Cro is not that good and Revis's best days are behind him