Five Free Agents the Jets Should Look Into

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Jan 6, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) runs after a catch for a third quarter touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Wild Card playoff game at M

DENNIS PITTA, TE(RFA): Another guy that hasn’t been talked about, but should be. Conventional wisdom is that the Jets will let Dustin Keller walk. Assuming that comes true, the Jets will be in need of a big time pass-catching TE. Anthony Fasano, who is also a free agent, is a guy that Jets fans talk about a lot, and might be an easier get. Dennis Pitta, however, has out-performed Fasano. He had his coming out party in 2012, with 61 receptions for 669 yards and 7 TDs, a statline that is on the edge of top tight end status. Pitta has only been in the league for three years, as opposed to Fasano’s seven, so he has much less mileage on him. It might be tough to convince him to leave a team in two straight AFC championship games, but not impossible. This guy would fit the Dustin Keller role admirably, and the Jets would be silly not to explore it. Make the call.

MATT MOORE, QB: This is a guy that has been talked about a lot amongst Jets fans, and with good reason. In the quest to find competition for Mark Sanchez, if the Jets can’t land a bigger fish such as Matt Flynn or Alex Smith, they need to go ahead and look into Moore. He’s only 28 years old, and hasn’t been a full time starter, so has a lot of gas left in the tank. However, when he has had the chance to be a starting quarterback, he has performed well. In 2011, Moore started 12 games, and threw for 16 TDs against only 9 INTs. He started 5 for Carolina in 2009 and threw for 8 TDs vs only 2 INTs. When Moore has the chance to play, he plays well, and that chance is not coming in Miami. Staying in Miami he will be a career backup, with Ryan Tannehill there for the long haul.  It is certainly worth a try, he wouldn’t hurt to have in training camp.  The Jets should absolutely make the call.

Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) reacts after a tackle for a loss against New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (28) at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

ANTHONY SPENCER, OLB: Anybody remember the last time the Jets had a player with double digit sacks? I don’t. Yes, we probably have one on his way their(Coples), and likely two (Wilkerson), but they are not there yet. Could you imagine how good these guys would look if they could add an established edge pass rusher to the mix? Anthony Spencer could be that guy. He had a career high in 2012 with 11 sacks, and has recorded 22 sacks over the last three seasons. He is only 28 years of age, he’s got something left. It can’t hurt. Make the call.

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