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Five players the Jets may target

Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington looking to pass

Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington looking to pass against the San Diego Chargers. (October 5, 2008) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Alan Diaz

Five players the Jets may target when the market opens Friday:

JAY FEELY, K Jets

The signing of ex-Cowboy Nick Folk came out of nowhere and the move immediately led some to think Feely's days with the Jets were done. But Feely maintains he wants to finish his career with the organization and there's still a chance both sides can work something out.

CHAD PENNINGTON, QB Dolphins

Serving as Mark Sanchez's mentor and coming back to the organization that spurned him for Brett Favre might be a tough pill for the prideful Pennington to swallow. He admitted as much during Super Bowl week, but didn't completely shut the door on returning as the veteran backup.

CHESTER TAYLOR, RB Vikings

Like the soon-to-be released Thomas Jones, Taylor is over 30. However, he's a year younger than Jones and should have some tread left after rushing only 94 times for 338 yards. He has 1,028 carries in his nine-year career and could complement Shonn Greene and Leon Washington.

ADALIUS THOMAS, LB Patriots

Although he isn't a free agent and remains with the Patriots, New England is expected to release him as soon as tomorrow. If he is waived, the Jets would be eligible to sign him since his contract extends beyond the 2010 season and LB Bart Scott is lobbying for the ex-Raven to come to the Jets.

DERRICK WARD, RB Buccaneers

The former member of the Giants' trio dubbed "Earth, Wind & Fire" didn't have a very productive first season with the Bucs, and there are rumblings in Tampa he could be on his way out. He ran for just 409 yards and a touchdown on 114 carries after signing a four-year, $17-million deal on the heels of his 1,025-yard campaign in 2008.

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