The Jets will not have any compensatory draft picks in the upcoming draft (Cimini, March 23).
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
No surprises here, Bent predicted this last year and so there’s no extra picks this year that will allow the Jets the opportunity to grab some extra players or be more free with their tradeable draft picks. The Jets made some major acquisitions through free agency and will have enough ammunition in the draft to add at least two to three immediate impact players come April.
Jets owner Woody Johnson said he has not spoken to Darrelle Revis.
The Jets signed Revis to a huge contract earlier this offseason, but the team owner is yet to speak to his “new” star cornerback.
“I think he makes us better,” Johnson said of Revis.
Johnson also said that the team has not yet decided if they will hold training camp in Cortland, New York next year.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
It seems odd that the two wouldn’t have conversed. The team just signed Revis to one of the richest contracts in team history …
As far as Cortland, I highly doubt that the team will return for another season to Cortland. While the town and atmosphere at camp is always enjoyable, we suspect that the team wants to use camp as a mechanism for revenue and so holding camp in Cortland doesn’t help that endeavor. Until told otherwise, we fully expect camp to return to the tri-state area this summer.
Linebacker Spencer Paysinger will visit the Jets on Tuesday, according to reporter Ralph Vacchiano.
Paysinger was a undrafted player out of Oregon that signed with the Giants in 2011.
Over 62 games (14 starts), Paysinger has 93 tackles, one sack, a pass defended and three fumble recoveries.
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With the offseason now well and truly underway, we’ve been looking at the new players the Jets have added to their team since free agency began. Yesterday, we looked at offensive lineman James Brewer, but today we move on to look at veteran defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson, who announced on his instagram page on Friday that he was signing with the Jets.
The 32-year-old Vickerson is listed at 6’5″ and 328 pounds having bulked up from 305 pounds over the last few years. He was a 7th round pick back in 2005 and is about to enter his 11th NFL season. The Jets are his sixth team after he spent last year as a rotational lineman with the Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed his best success with the Broncos between 2010 and 2013 where he amassed 41 of his 44 career starts for a team that reached the Super Bowl once. Vickerson is more of a run stopper than a pass rusher as he has never had more than two sacks in a season. However, despite his size, his main role has never been as a traditional nose tackle.
After the jump, I’ll be sharing my observations from viewing regular season footage of Vickerson in action over the last few seasons in order to assess some of his strengths and weaknesses.
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