At the start of free agency, Terry Bradway mentioned that The Jets would not be active in the pursuit of high priced free agents. He stated that there would be some real bargains at the end of the free agency period. Well, we are approaching that "end".
Here are some of the players that are still available that could be had for bargain prices. The Jets signed one in backup FS/SS/CB/KR, Tyrone Carter.
TE- Wesley Walls- A guy, I would go after if he has a clean bill of health.
OT-James "Big Cat" Williams- He's a quality veteran tackle that could be a short term answer as the third tackle on The Jets.
RB- Olandis Gary- The best RB out there right now. He's got size, speed and hands and the reason, why he is not in Denver is because of a numbers game. I only to look to sign him if The Jets deal Jordan. He's a young back who is familiar with the west coast offense and has showed in the past that he can get the job done as a feature back. A real bargain for whomever signs him.
OL-Solomon Page- I can't believe that noone has gone after this guy. He's 6'5 325 pounds, can play guard and tackle, He's been a solid player in The NFL. He's only 27 and he'd come real cheap and he has starting experience. Seems like a guy, The Jets could go after.
OL- Floyd Wedderburn- Same status as Page, perhaps a notch below. Floyd is only 26, has starting experience, is 6'5 330 and has played in a west coast offense.I think, he's worth a look as a backup.
G- Mo Collins- I am not a fan of this guy and really don't want to see him come in, but he's a quality starting guard and a real good run blocker. He's gotta land somewhere.
S-Kwame Lassiter- Good veteran safety who has good cover skills. Not a fit with The Jets because he's a free safety looking to start.
S-Sammy Knight- Looking for starting spot that Jets won't give.
S-Lee Flowers- same as Knight.
S-Victor Green- Quality veteran safety who can cover and tackle. He's a bargain to whomever picks him up.
WR- Germane Crowell- Everyone is staying away from him because of his history with injury. The label is that he is damaged goods. That's unfortunate because at one time, He looked like the next big star at WR.
P-Craig Hentrich- At one point, This guy was one of the best young punters in the league. Actually a former Jet draft pick. His production level has slipped the last two years. If The Jets ever have problems with Stryzinski, He could be someone to go get.
There are two kickers that figure to be released probably around camp time.
K-Brett Conway from the Colts and K- Matt Bryant from The Giants.
On June 1st, several veterans are rumored to be released.
QB- Brian Griese- He'll sign with Fish or be in Dallas with Tuna. Either way, he's fishy.
LB-Junior Seau- He gets released if he isn't traded. Will most likely get dealt and then he'll restructure his deal with new team.
DE-Tony Brackens- Jags may change their mind and keep him. I wouldn't let him go either.
FB- William Henderson- Good fit for The Jets. A quality veteran fullback who is a very good west coast player.
WR- Sylvester Morris- Big, young, fast WR, who is being given up on too early.
WR- Snoop Minnis- KC has too many WR's on roster earning big money. Minnis joins Morris on the market.
WR- Marcus Robinson- Bears could decide to hold on to him but he's owed a few million next season and his situation as a player is very similar to Germane Crowell.
WR- J.J. Stokes- Biggest underachiever. Never developed into solid NFL Wideout. He's an extra guy at this point of his career.
That's just a quick look at what's out there and what could be out there after June 1st.