Who’s still on the market?

Now that we’re into June, any unrestricted free agents signed no longer count toward the formula for calculation of compensatory picks in the 2015 NFL draft. Therefore, as ESPN’s Mike Reiss wrote over the weekend, the market might pick up for some of the players still available.

Could the Jets show interest in any of the players out there? While it’s unlikely they will receive a compensatory pick in the 2015 draft, it’s not impossible so if they were going to add another veteran, waiting until June does make some sense. Do remember though that any players released by their previous teams (Santonio Holmes for example) or re-signing with their previous team do not affect the compensatory pick calculation anyway, so the June 1 deadline isn’t really relevant to them.

It’s worth taking a look at which veterans are still available. PFT’s “all-unemployed team” contains seven ex-Jets. See if you can guess who they might be before you click the link. (Clues: Six of them are offensive players and Kellen Winslow and Ed Reed are NOT included).

Are there any players on this list (or suggestions that are not on this list) that you’d like to see the Jets target? Let us know in the comments.




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Geoff Dean
Geoff Dean

i think cribbs for the return game, that first guard and, call me crazy holmes for ONE last kick at the can. not sure how much all this would cost. life is too short to worry about finance in sports.

xplr
xplr

As always, there will be lots of players cut in training camp for salary cap and other issues. I'm sure the Jets could pick up another receiver and CB if they really needed to.

BDarc23
BDarc23

The only place I have real concerns on the roster is Guard and OL in general. I am for sure concerned about Colon coming off of injury but also Winters being any good. Even Breno is a question mark for me and the depth is a complete unknown for everyone.

Monty
Monty

The only person I would like to see come back is Reed..For the other positions lets just see what we have in camp and preseason at this point. lets give the kids some reps and see what shakes out. Its going to be a good team..



williamg1
williamg1


If you ever want a preview of Joey's next comment, just read the negative stuff written on ESPN NY's Jets blog. Joey just repeats Cimini's negativity. 

But here's the thing: every once in a while Cimini will post a positive nugget or two. Notice how Joey doesn't repeat those? He only repeats the negative stuff. 

He literally bottom feeds off of the bottom feeders. 

a57se
a57se

So, since there is absolutely nothing else going on right now, how'd the GOT fans like Sunday (Monday for the Euros) nights show???

Hey joey, can your boy fight like that?


a57se
a57se

Ed Reed is all we need......

jsadolph
jsadolph

Vernon Golston is still out there and he could instantly improve the pass rush.


(sarcasm font)

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

Grab dunta maybe to hell be cheap and like they said hes physical and if one of the sides at corner implodes we can atleast have someone there who knows what hes doing we would just have to see what he has left. 

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

With the doe we have grab a vet guard since they especially said it one the best positions left on the market. Grab one of them to sure up that Winters spot or if an injury happened. (knock on wood)

SackDance99
SackDance99

I wouldn't mind seeing Wade Smith signed.  He's a vet, can play center in a pinch and is a clear bench upgrade over what the Jets have now.

BDarc23
BDarc23

@Monty Just curious on why.  I'm fine with Reed too but the Jets have quite a few young safeties. What makes that position different for you?

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100


"That someone would be cornerback Darrelle Revis, whose focused practice habits were legendary when he played for the Jets. Ryan wasn't comparing McDougle to Revis—he's not that crazy—but instead was trying to make a point about McDougle's dedication to his craft, at least based on what Ryan and the coaching staff have observed during McDougle's first few weeks with the Jets." - Dom Consentino, NJ.com


Side note: REALLY impressed with Dom recently.  Attention to detail, understanding of complex issues, not afraid to challenge pre-conceived notions, seems to have a sense of humor and writes well.  They've been churning out content over there too.  Anyone else noticed all this?

williamg1
williamg1

@jake100


We do have our Revis back. His name is Dee Milliner. Kid is going to be All Pro by next season. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Bent called this, and the fact that it's you fulfilling the prophecy was so easily predictable that Vegas wouldn't even let us bet on you. 


Let me help you. 


"[McDougle] won't let you catch a ball in walk-through, which reminds me of someone,” Ryan said.


That someone, Ryan later elaborated, is Revis.


"But he's really professional about his stuff,” Ryan said. "He knows what he's supposed to do, and again, sometimes when you put him out there, we'll see if some of the pieces fall out. That's what happens. Everybody thinks they know it and then they get out there in an 11-on-11 situation and something is missing. But he is really a sharp young man. And remember his experience now, after he was hurt he came back with the team and helped his guys out, helped his teammates out, but he also helped the coaches out, so maybe he has that perspective as well. But he seems like a very sharp young man and I think we'll all be excited to watch him compete when he finally gets that chance.”


I've bolded the only part of Rex's comments that are a direct comparison to Revis. 


Rex compared one specific aspect to Revis. It'd be like saying a young player is similar to Kevin Garnett in never letting a cheap after-the-whistle shot go in, even if it doesn't count. It's literally an identical principle, in fact. 

BDarc23
BDarc23

@a57se Cool ending but the sound effects were kind of silly.  I read Storm of Swords when it came in 2000 out so i knew it was coming...they fooled me for a second with the spear through the chest. It was the last book I read though because the next one didn't come out for 5 years and I had lost interest until the show.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se I saw it coming, but it was still a pretty spectacular ending.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@a57se I want a t-shirt that says "All you need is Reed".

tsjc68
tsjc68

@jsadolph It's baffling as to why the Browns haven't signed him yet.  Clearly he's needed to bolster Joe Haden's play at CB, alongside of Ahytba Rubin, the second greatest nose tackle in NFL history.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@SackDance99 Yeah, I wouldn't complain at that.


A Wade Smith/Dakota Dozier/Dalton Freeman OL bench is one I can live with.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@BDarc23 @Monty

I'm not Monty, but I'd say the big reason Reed would slot in as a higher veteran FA acquisition than say Travelle Wharton/Wade Smith/Uche Nwaneri/Garrett Reynolds to help fortify our guard depth is because Ed Reed doesn't just upgrade the S#4 spot over the likes of Bush/Jarrett/Miles, he also helps out the entirety of the rest of the secondary both on the field (cleaning up mistakes and freeing others to attack) and on the practice field/classroom (as a master teacher).


I'm not against bringing in a depth play at OG, or CB, or WR or anywhere else, but Ed Reed just has a bigger impact on the 2014 Jets than any other veteran acquisition out there (with the possible exception of Andre Johnson).

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @jake100


Rex compared one specific aspect to Revis. It'd be like saying a young player is similar to Kevin Garnett in never letting a cheap after-the-whistle shot go in, even if it doesn't count. 


I eagerly anticipate Dex McDougle telling Tom Brady that his wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.

__fense
__fense

@Brendan @jake100 Also he said that like a week ago. Why is McManus just now getting around to writing about it?

a57se
a57se

@williamg1 @jake100 

You should AUTOMATICALLY assume if Joey thinks something is BS, it MUST be good.....and the piece he links to actually is.


a57se
a57se

@tsjc68 @a57se 

If Idzik's e-mail address goes public, we' will have to inundate him with that sentiment.....

jsadolph
jsadolph

@tsjc68 @jsadolph 

That's why we need to jump first and pick up Vernon.  With him and Big Snacks, Millner could be All-World.

BDarc23
BDarc23

@tsjc68 @BDarc23 @Monty Makes sense. I would just prefer to have one of those guys instead of both Reed and Landry.. while keeping an extra of Jarrett, Miles, Bush

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Do mean the NJ.com piece talking about the original, or the original? 


Because with deep analysis like this, the original piece should be ridiculed and nothing more: 


"John Idzik still represents a "regime change" point, and Michael Vick combines with a repurposed Geno Smith to make a "new quarterback," but the bottom line is that the Jets lead the league in phrases that must be placed within quotation marks."

__fense
__fense

@a57se @tsjc68 You know, now that I think of it, there has to be a 50/50 chance that it's jidzik@newyorkjets.com, right?

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 So you admit her headline is misleading and you just posted that here out of boredom knowing it was nonsense? 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

The Tanier piece deserved to be mocked and the NJ.Com piece that Joey said was the 'most BS article' he has ever read does just that.

I think joey was actually referring to the Tanier piece as being BS but that is not the meaning he portrayed in his comment...........

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Brendan Hmmm...Tanier is usually an entertaining read.  I'll give this article a try.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se That's what I figured, but as you said Joey wasn't clear (and you never know with him). 

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Brendan Wasn't that bad.  Bill Simmons-esque premise without the 90210 references.  Jets fans are, by nature, pessimistic, so I'm not sure it was that far off base.