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Posted 23 Aug 2016So i wanted to look into our cap situation, not just for this year but next as well.
Currently we sit at 1.4 million left
I believe we will give young WRs a shot and cut ross and thompkins which would give us roughly another 1.3 million upping it to 2.7 mil for the year
I assume we don't pay anyone else, we could cut geno and save another 600k, but i doubt it. So I'm going to go with 2.7 mil
As of now our 2017 cap room is -2.6 mil. With the carry over above, we will basically have 0 cap room for free agents or rookies so we will need to clear some up.
Lets look at key free agents we have in 2017
Ryan fitzpatrick - will count 5 mil against our cap in 2017 but isn't under contract after signing a (pretty much) 1 year deal. If hack isn't ready to go and petty doesn't step up we could need to work out a deal for him. not to mention geno will be a free agent as well and no way we resign him
Dee Milliner - former 1st round pick is at the end of his deal. Unless he makes big strides this off season, I can't see him coming back
Brian Winters - solid G we will probably want to bring back
Marcus Williams - could earn the nickel back spot this year. If he plays like he did last year, the jets will want to keep him around. Could cost a lot of he has a big season
So from that, we would need to resign 2-3 players plus have room for rookies. Luckily outside of fitz, the rest are pretty expendable.
Now how can we clear money?
Ryan clady 10.5 mil - I can't see us cutting him. he'll turn 30 which isn't old for a lineman. If he stays healthy and plays well, I could see the jets giving him a multi year deal to lower his 2017 cap number. Est savings 3 mil
Sheldon Richardson 8 mil - final year is a 5th year option at 8 mil. A real steal for his talent. but with wilk making 17 mil a year and williams still on a rookie deal through 2018. we will likely not take the option or better case take the option and trade him for at least a 2nd rounder. savings 8 mil
David harris 6.5 mil - and no dead money if cut. I doubt he will be worth that price. we just drafted lee and henderson has played very well, I can't see paying this much for a 30+ year old 2 down LBer. He'll retire or be released IMO. best case is he stays on and takes a pay cut in half in a limited role. But my prediction is he will be gone. Savings 6.5 mil
Breno 5 mil - a decent player but I think a young lineman will step up for us allowing him to be cut. way too much money for a below average RT. savings 4.5 mil
So basically by clearing out 2 over the hill vets, trading a young start, and reworking a good LT contract, we can clear out 22 million in space without hurting the team overall. Now how can we spend that 22 mil? sounds like a lot right? well it isn't. Rookie contract will be about 4 mil leaving us 18 mil overall
Resign fitz - we will pretty much have too. will probably suck again like it did this year. hack needs 2-3 years sitting and petty isn't an NFL starter. we can do another creative contract so I'll go ahead and say 7 mil cost (and 5 mil in the 2018 cap) just like we did this year. he'll count 12 against the cap total in 2017 this way Now we are down to 11 mil
Resign winters and williams - both shouldn't cost much. we always need lineman and CBs. williams can remain our nickel with burris in the dime. Skrine and revis remain starters. Est cost between the 2? 7 mil now we are down to 4 million
So basically we are left with 4 million. enough to sign a decent veteran player to fill a hole. Thankfully I don't see many holes in the 2017 roster plus we have the draft to fill needs
Possible FAs in that price range?
Jermaine Greshham TE - solid TE, better then what we have. would instantly improve our offense
Joe Hawley C - solid backup lineman. could even start at guard for us if needed
Andre smith - upgrade at RT from breno.
Evan mathis G - older lineman who is still a solid starter
Not much there. So don't expect our 2017 roster to look much different then it is now. Hitting on some instant impact players in the draft would go a long way
Posted 22 Aug 2016Studs
Leonard Williams - another game he looked good and disruptive. had another nice sack
Robbie Anderson - We might have another player at WR here. I know stats don't mean everything, but 6 for 131 and a TD with a long of 50 (and the TD was the go ahead one late in the game for 42 yards) http://www.nfl.com/g...7930&tab=videos He ran routes, showed good hands and good ball skills on a day where our other WRs didn't. If he keeps this up, it wouldn't surprise me of he stays. We have a hell of a battle at WR. the top 4 spots are locked with enunwa, B marshall, smith, and decker. but ross, peake, j.marshall thompkins, and now anderson are fighting for 2 spots
lac Edwards - Dude can flat out punt. big improvement from our punters the past 5 years or so.
Revis - looked good out there period. had a TD saving INT in the end zone, tackled well, covered well and looked like a stud
Up and Down Since it's preseason, a new category for people who made some plays but also failed sometimes
Petty - scored our only 2 TDs, had a couple of nice throws to anderson including the go ahead TD on a 42 yarder with 4 mins left. How ever he did fumble twice and miss some wide open throws and the 50 yarder to anderson was under thrown or it would have been a 70+ yard TD
Sudfeld - Had a couple nice grabs including a good TD in traffic. But also had a costly fumble
J Marshall - had some nice grabs but also a few drops as well.
Jusitn burris - had some really nice coverage on some plays and played the ball well, but also gave up the game losing TD (although his coverage was really good) and extended that drive with a penalty.
Fitz and Geno - both were ineffective, and geno threw an INT on a terrible throw into triple coverage.
Kellen Davis - seriously cut this bum and run with sudfeld and amaro. Drops almost everything and had a fumble.
R. martin - missed an XP, he isn't taking folks job for sure.
Posted 12 Aug 2016Not a lot of stats because preseason, but might as well
Fitz - looked sharp on his 2 drives. led 1 TD drive where he had 2 nice passes to enunwa and capped it off with a powell 4yr TD run. 3/4 for 72 yards. 0TDs or INTs
Geno - Lone passing TD for the jets. Hit peake on a 19yard back shoulder throw that was beautiful. 8/14 79 yards and a TD
Enunwa - 2 big cathces for 69 yards on one drive. set up the powell TD
j. Marshall - 84 yard KR to set up the geno TD pass at the end of the 2nd half
Peake - 4 catches 45 yards and a TD
Ross - 3 catches for 51 yards, also his 1 return was a 51 yarder
Lee - 2 TFL and 1 sack
Leonard williams - Big sack on a nice swim move on 3rd and goal. saving 4 points
Middleton - game winning INT in the end zone. admittedly it was luck as the QB pass hit the back of a jets defender not looking at the ball, then got kicked up in the air by the WR it was intended for by accident. But he didn't drop it at least
Milliner - looked bad and got burnt several times, also drew an offsides penatly
Martin - 1 for 3 on FGs. isn't gonna take folks job playing like that
Posted 12 Aug 2016Some things just never change.
Ex-Jets and current Bills linebacker IK Enemkpali — the guy who punched Geno Smith — got into a fight at practice Thursday. According to multiple reports, Enemkpali "took a swing" at offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio.
Oh! Thursday was the one-year anniversary of Enemkpali's locker room altercation with Smith.
No. That's not a joke.
On Aug. 11, 2015, Enemkpali fractured Smith's jaw when he punched him over a reported $600. Smith had reportedly agreed to attend a football camp hosted by Enemkpali. When Smith had to cancel last minute, Enemkpali asked him to pay back the money he fronted for Smith's airline ticket. Smith said OK, but never actually supplied the refund.
That led to Enemkpali confronting Smith in the locker room. The two exchanged words. Then Smith, as Jets coach Todd Bowles described, was "cold clocked."
It has been a whirlwind for both Smith and Enemkpali since the incident. The Jets released Enemkpali that day. The Bills subsequently claimed him off the waiver wire. Smith lost his starting quarterback job and hasn't gotten it back. He's still No. 2 on the Jets' depth chart behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Per reporters in Buffalo, it doesn't look like Enemkpali's altercation Thursday was as severe as the one with Smith. Reports said Enemkpali and Kouandjio fell to the ground "grappling" each other. One report stated it's unclear if Enemkpali's punch even connected.
Posted 12 Aug 2016EAST RUTHERFORD — The first preseason game means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things. The score doesn't matter, most of the game is played by people that will be unemployed in a month, and it rarely has any entertainment value.
But it's still football. And after seven months off, something is better than nothing.
Thursday night, the Jets defeated the Jaguars, 17-13, at MetLife Stadium in the first of their four exhibition games. For two Jets rookies, their first time on an NFL field was quite impressive.
So who were the top three performers from the victory? Watch the video below for Thursday night's three stars.
3) Darron Lee - 4 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack. played D and sp teams
2) Enunwa - 2 passes for 40+ yards
1) Peake - 4 passes for 45 yards and a TD
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