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Jets had a busy week when free agency opened last week

They re-signed McCown and Claiborne, and added Bridgewater, Crowell, Johnson, Long, Santos and Williamson, addressing most of their needs.

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan watches the second day of

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan watches the second day of training camp on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Photo Credit: James Escher

A look at last week’s free-agent frenzy by the Jets:

Teddy Bridgewater, QB

Last season: Vikings

He’s missed nearly two years recovering from a torn ACL and a dislocated left knee cap. He’s here on a one-year deal and how he plays is unknown. His presence brings experience to the backup position.

Terrence Brooks, S

Last season: Jets

He got more time on special teams where he’ll be needed this year again. It will be hard for him to take over one of the starting gigs from Jamal Adams or Marcus Maye. But he’s got potential and Jets gave him a two-year deal.

Morris Claiborne, CB

Last season: Jets

He had only one INT last year, but had eight pass breakups and covered the opponents No. 1 receiver. His return, a one-year $7 million package, brings stability to the position and another tall corner.

Isaiah Crowell, RB

Last season: Browns

He led the Browns with 853 yards on a career-high 206 carries. He should reach the 200 carry mark again thanks to his play in 2017. He should take the starting job from Bilal Powell, who turns 30 on Oct. 27.

Ben Ijalana, T

Last season: Jets

Ijalana was released as a cost saving move to the tune of $4.6 million, but he’s back to give the Jets’ depth along the offensive line. He signed a one-year deal, but his status with the team isn’t guaranteed.

Trumaine Johnson, CB

Last season: Rams

He cashed in big with a massive five-year, $72.5-million deal. Did the Jets overpay? Yes. But he was one of the best corners on the market and the Jets need to upgrade the position.

Spencer Long, C

Last season: Redskins

A physical presence in the interior of the line is what the Jets needed after watching Wesley Johnson in 15 starts last year. Long has given up just three sacks the last three years.

Josh McCown, QB

Last season: Jets

He becomes the bridge at quarterback either for a draft pick or Bridgewater. McCown was told he’s the starting quarterback unless someone beats him out.

Cairo Santos, K

Last season: Chiefs/Bears

Santos went on IR twice with groin injuries and is apparently healthy enough to kick full-time again. The Jets elected not to sign Chandler Catanzaro, thinking he wanted too much money. So he went to the Buccaneers.

Avery Williamson, ILB

Last season: Titans

Jets were looking for a younger inside linebacker to work in their 3-4 and they found him in the 27-year old. He’s strong against the run, making 92 tackles, but might need some work in pass coverage.

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