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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Golden Tate officially is off the board.
The former Seahawks wide receiver confirmed on Twitter that is now a member of the Detroit Lions. Tate confirmed to ESPN's Josina Anderson that he signed a five-year, $31-million deal that includes $13.25 million guaranteed.
Former Bronco Eric Decker is still perceived to be the top wide receiver on the free-agent market. On Wednesday he visited...Read more »
After a quiet start to free agency, the Jets could be gearing up to make a splash on Day 2.
Eric Decker -- the top free-agent wide receiver -- will visit the Jets on Wednesday, according to Kim Jones of NFL Network.
Decker posted career highs in receptions (87) and receiving yards (1,288) and catching 11 touchdown passes in 2013. But many question whether that had more to do with having...Read more »
Looks like Antonio Cromartie isn't the only cornerback the Jets will need to replace.
Isaiah Trufant has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns, his agent Doug Hendrickson announced on Twitter. Trufant will be reunited with former defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who is now the Browns head coach.
Trufant, an undrafted free agent, played four seasons with the Jets....Read more »
Austin Howard has a new home.
The former Jets right tackle has reached an agreement with the Oakland Raiders, a source confirmed to Newsday. According to ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter, it's a five-year, $30 million deal, which includes $15 million guaranteed.
Locking up Howard was a big offseason priority for the Jets. But the right tackle, who turns 27 later this month,...Read more »
The Jets have some competition for Josh McCown.
A source said the former Browns quarterback will visit the Bucs, Texans and the Jets – in that order. But there’s always a chance McCown, 34, won’t make it to Florham Park. He said on Sirius radio Monday that he knows the “one or two teams” he’s going to play for and that he wants to get a deal done quickly.
The longer it takes for...Read more »
Nick Folk finally got more than a one-year deal.
The veteran kicker signed a multi-year deal, the Jets announced Tuesday.
The team placed the franchise tag on Folk almost two weeks ago – the franchise-tag amount for kickers is projected $3.55 million – but both sides were able to reach a long-term deal.
Folk, who made $780,000 last season, had a career year in 2013. He connected...Read more »
Austin Howard officially is on the market.
A source said the Jets' right tackle is now a free agent after his agent and the Jets could not agree on a multi-year deal. Locking up him was one of the Jets’ biggest priorities this offseason, but now Howard – who turns 27 later this month – will get to test the market.
Free agency officially started at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Despite...Read more »
The Jets announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with Ellis Lankster and Darrin Walls.
The pair of cornerbacks were set to become free agents on Tuesday -- Ellis an unrestricted free agent, while Walls would have been restricted. But both avoided free agency by agreeing to return to the Jets.
Lankster, a seventh-round pick of the Bills in 2009, has been key on special...Read more »
The Jets announced Wednesday that they have acquired cornerback Johnny Patrick off of waivers from the Chargers.
Patrick, 25, was waived Tuesday.
A former third-round pick of the Saints in 2011, Patrick played in 13 games (four starts) and posted a career-high 34 tackles during his first season with the Chargers in 2013. He also recorded the first interception of his NFL career against...Read more »
According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, the NFL notified clubs that the salary cap for 2014 will be $133 million -- an increase of nearly $10 million per team over the 2013 figure.
Even better: the cap is expected to be higher in 2015.
The Jets should have over $25 million in cap space after franchising kicker Nick Folk on Friday. And they could clear another $25M more if/when they...Read more »