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The New York Post's Brian Costello was told the Jets could offer Kirk Cousins $60 million in the first year of his contract.

New York is reportedly "willing to pay whatever it takes" to land Cousins, so this does not come as a surprise. It also makes some sense for the Jets, who have the cap space to both front-load the contract and make moves to improve the rest of the roster. The Broncos, Vikings, and Cardinals are also teams to watch in the Cousins sweepstakes.
Feb 20 - 9:32 AM

The Jets declined OT Ben Ijalana's $500,000 option bonus on Monday, allowing Ijalana to hit free agency.

Exercising Ijalana's bonus would have triggered his $4.5 million base salary for 2018, something the team clearly didn't want to do with its swing tackle. 29-year-old Ijalana has value as someone who can play both tackle spots, but the Jets are preparing to offer everything under the sun to Kirk Cousins next month, and this frees up even more money. Ijalana could re-sign later.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 19 - 7:03 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport seconded an ESPN New York report that the Jets are "willing to pay a lot of money to Kirk Cousins, maybe more than anyone else."

Rapsheet also noted the Jets hired Jeremy Bates as offensive coordinator; Bates' system is similar to what Cousins ran in Washington. When discussing the Jets' competition for Cousins, Rapsheet first mentioned the Broncos, whom he expects to "go all in on a free agent quarterback." Rapsheet said the Cardinals are "in the mix as well," and to "keep an eye" on the Vikings.
Feb 19 - 4:22 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports the Jets are "willing to pay whatever it takes" to land Kirk Cousins.

MMQB's Peter King "guesses" Cousins will end up in Denver, but the Jets are certainly going to make a strong run at him. Working against the Jets is Cousins' reported desire to play for a team "with a good defense" where "he can win," but New York can point to their surprising success last year as evidence they are headed in the right direction. The Jets are projected to have over $70 million in cap space and can easily create more.
Source: ESPN
Feb 19 - 10:16 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects free agent A.J. McCarron to command "at least as much" as Mike Glennon on the open market.

Glennon signed for three years and $45 million with $18.5 million guaranteed last offseason and there's a good chance McCarron will surpass those figures in 2018. While McCarron will undoubtedly be on the Jets' radar—they nearly traded for him last offseason—Cimini believes bringing back a known commodity in Josh McCown would be a better use of the team's funds. It shouldn't take more than $12 million to re-sign McCown for 2018.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 18 - 11:02 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini fully expects New York to be "one of the suitors" for free agent Kirk Cousins.

The Jets have a boat load of cap space -- $73 million and the fourth-most in the league. Their need for a quarterback has been hanging over the team's head seemingly since the Joe Namath days. With Jeremy Bates expected to be promoted to offensive coordinator, that puts another feather in the team's cap to make them more attractive to Cousins. Bates is a disciple of the Mike Shanahan offense, the same offense Cousins was drafted into in Washington and excelled at under the Shanahans and then Jay Gruden-Sean McVay. Cousins spoke glowingly of Bates while at the Super Bowl on Tuesday. The Jets won't be his only suitor, however, and whoever wins the bidding war will have to back up the Brinks truck.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 31 - 9:50 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Jets are expected to hire former Bills OC Rick Dennison as their run-game coordinator/OL coach.

Dennison was let go shortly after Buffalo was ousted from the postseason. The Bills ran well under Dennison in 2017, finishing sixth in the league in rushing yards per game (126.1). Of course, he won't have LeSean McCoy at his disposal in East Rutherford.
Jan 26 - 3:32 PM

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield met "at length" with the Bills, Dolphins, Jets and Saints during Senior Bowl week.

The Heisman winner impressed in Mobile and is being projected as a first-round pick. Each of the teams mentioned would be a natural fit for Mayfield as the Bills, Dolphins, Jets and Saints are all seeking franchise quarterbacks. Mayfield is undersized (6'0") and has shown maturity issues, which has led to unfavorable comparisons to Johnny Manziel. However, talent evaluators have universally lauded his leadership qualities, mobility and playmaking ability.
Jan 26 - 2:05 PM

Ex-Lions QBs coach Brian Callahan will interview for the Titans' offensive-coordinator vacancy.

He will also interview to be the Jets' QBs coach. Callahan left the Lions earlier this week as they embark on a new journey with coach-to-be Matt Patricia. Callahan had a good relationship with Matthew Stafford and has overseen two of his best seasons the past two years since Callahan came over from a six-year run with the Broncos that saw him win the Super Bowl as Peyton Manning's QBs coach. Callahan is an up-and-comer.
Jan 24 - 3:17 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, ex-Steelers OC Todd Haley is a candidate for the Jets' vacancy at offensive coordinator.

It seems like fate that the Jets would part ways with OC John Morton on the same day that the Steelers decided not to renew Haley's contract. Haley is familiar with head coach Todd Bowles, having worked with him when both were assistants to Bill Parcells in Dallas. The Browns, who are prepared to hire an OC for the first time under Hue Jackson, might also be an option for Haley.
Jan 17 - 7:12 PM

Jets fired OC John Morton.

Morton lasted just one season in the Big Apple. According to ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini, Morton rubbed some players the wrong way and also had "philosophical differences" with head coach Todd Bowles. Morton's play-calling also came into question throughout the year. Todd Haley, who will not be retained by Pittsburgh, could be of interest to the Jets while QBs coach Jeremy Bates is the leading in-house candidate to replace Morton. The Raiders briefly pursued Morton for their offensive coordinator position but ultimately went with Rams QBs coach Greg Olson. The Jets' next offensive coordinator will be their sixth in eight years.
Jan 17 - 5:23 PM

In an interview with Sports Illustrated's Peter King, Bruce Arians suggested he'll attend Jets training camp this summer.

Arians promised he'll "be in a training camp this summer" while adding "it might be the Jets." The former Cardinals coach is a close friend of Todd Bowles, who served as Arians' defensive coordinator for two seasons in Arizona before leaving to coach the Jets in 2015. According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, if Arians does attend Jets' camp, it would likely be an "informal" visit. The 65-year-old announced his retirement from coaching amid health concerns last week.
Jan 12 - 2:43 PM

According to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta, the Jets and contract-year DL Sheldon Richardson are interested in a reunion.

The Jets got rid of the wrong lineman, choosing Muhammad Wilkerson over Richardson, and they now have a chance to right that wrong in the offseason. Wilkerson is a lock to be cut, and Richardson will be a free agent who reportedly never wanted to leave New York in the first place. The Jets got Jermaine Kearse and a 2018 second-rounder from Seattle for Richardson back in September. It could be a huge win on all fronts for GM Mike Maccagnan. Richardson has just one sack for Seattle but has been a force when on the field.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Jets waived WR Jeremy Kerley.

Kerley's four-game suspension for PED violations had recently ended. He chipped in 22 catches for 217 yards and a touchdown in eight appearances before the ban.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Jets released RB Travaris Cadet.

With the Jets' backfield back to full health, Cadet was no longer needed. He notched four touches in three games.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 03:56:00 PM

Free agent DE Armonty Bryant worked out for the Jets.

Bryant was let go by the Lions earlier this week after finishing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The Jets could certainly use a pass-rusher. Only the Bucs have recorded fewer sacks this season, and they had a bye in Week 1.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 06:48:00 PM

Texans claimed CB Marcus Williams off waivers from the Jets.

CB Johnthan Banks was released in a corresponding roster move. The ex-starter provides depth for a Texans team missing Kevin Johnson (MCL). Williams had played just 38 snaps for the Jets this season before being cut loose.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Jets waived CB Marcus Williams.

Williams had six interceptions in 2015 and was a starter in 2016, but he fell out of favor and became superfluous after the Jets added Morris Claiborne.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 03:59:00 PM

Jets waived TE Will Tye.

With Austin Seferian-Jenkins active and cooking, Tye was a healthy scratch for Week 4. The ex-Giant caught four passes in three games.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 04:29:00 PM

Free agent RB Knile Davis worked out for the Jets.

With Matt Forte battling a toe injury, the Jets are taking a look at some backs. Davis was released by the Steelers at final cuts.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 05:42:00 PM


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