Coffee with the Jets: Team declines 2017 option of Ryan Clady
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As the New York Jets head into the offseason, it’s always great to stay informed about the latest news while enjoying your favorite cup of coffee. Here are all the latest news and updates from the best sources across the internet.
Source: Ryan Clady a free agent after Jets decline 2017 option by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
On Wednesday, the team informed Clady’s agent it won’t pay a $1 million roster bonus, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. By not paying the bonus, due Wednesday, the Jets made Clady a free agent.
Kiper’s updated mock: Jets buck a trend by picking Leonard Fournette by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
Just a hunch, but there probably would be mixed feelings if the Jets draft the former LSU star. Why? It would be criticized because of the reason we just mentioned — positional value — and because the Jets have greater needs than running back.
Jets Free Agency Preview: Defensive Line by Randy Lange (New York Jets)
In the middle, Steve McLendon came over from Pittsburgh and posted a career-high 3.5 sacks and added 6.0 tackles at or behind the line, then sat the last five games with a hamstring injury. That gave strongman Deon Simon time to show he could also produce on the inside with his first 1.5 pro sacks plus 4.5 tackles at/behind the line.
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Fixing the Jets: Assessing Barnwell’s Five-Point Plan by John B (Gang Green Nation)
There isn’t much doubt the Jets will make cuts. There isn’t much doubt cuts are necessary. The questions are how deep the cuts will be and what priorities the Jets will make after their cuts. If they gut the entire roster, they could create around $70 million in new cap space.
Jets clear $10M in cap space by letting injury-prone tackle walk by Howie Kussoy (New York Post)
The Jets had traded for the veteran from the Broncos in April after longtime tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson — who never missed a game in his 10-year career — retired, but Clady appeared in just nine games with the Jets last season, before being placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn left rotator cuff.
Rookie Review: Lawrence Thomas by David Wyatt (Gang Green Nation)
After arriving at East Lansing as a highly recruited linebacker, Thomas would appear as a fullback before settling down to play on the defensive line. He would slowly build his reputation as a hard working lineman with excellent athleticism and a great motor.