The JETS had a very healthy Draft in 2014 bringing in 12 new players, all at positions of need.
That was the writing on the wall for the team’s unrestricted agents.
In free agency, the Cleveland Browns signed free agent cornerback Isaiah Trufant, Trufant was a restricted free agent after 2013 but the team decided not to offer another contract, presumably filling their needs during the draft.
The New head coach of the Browns, Mike Pettine was a former defensive coordinator for the Jets.
The Browns also signed Aaron Berry who battled a hamstring injury late in the 2012 season. It resulted in him going on injured reserve.
Last season, Berry tore his ACL during the first practice of training camp in 2013 causing him to miss the season.
In addition, future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed (who should be considering coaching), said Sunday that he would like to return for his 13th NFL season. He states he can still play.
Jets tight end in 2013, Kellen Winslow, concluded his legal case for possession of synthetic marijuana. The resolution was a conditional discharge, similar to probation Winslow must stay out off trouble for a year before the charge votes away.
With the team’s new signings he’s unlikely to return.
Also making that list of unsigned and unlikely to return are:
* wide receiver and special teams returner Josh Cribbs, * quarterback David Garrard, * fullback Lex Hillard,
* linebacker Josh Mauga * Running back and special teams returner Darius Reynaud.
The status of Mike Goodson and Konrad Rueland is also in question.
The JETS have now signed 11 of their 12 2014 Draft Class only Dexter McDougle remains un-signed.
Posted by Jim Boyd @MedicFL1 New York Jets fan / #JETSfan