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Coffee with the Jets: Team cuts Nick Folk and Breno Giacomini

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Dec 11, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks for a field goal against the San Francisco 49ers with a hold by punter Lac Edwards (4) during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. The New York Jets defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 11, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks for a field goal against the San Francisco 49ers with a hold by punter Lac Edwards (4) during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. The New York Jets defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the latest news and updates about the New York Jets. The salary cap cuts continue to roll as they prepare for free agency.

It’s always a great time to be able to sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee, and read the latest about your favorite team. In this case, the New York Jets made some more salary cap cuts to be able to make some moves in free agency. At the end of it all, they’re hoping to fill their locker room with better talent. Here’s the latest on Gang Green for today from some of the best sites across the internet.

Longtime kicker Nick Folk, RT Breno Giacomini released by Jets by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

“It’s a sad day, but that’s the business side of things,” Folk said in a statement. “I had a great seven years here. I think the only thing that would’ve topped it off would’ve been a couple of Super Bowl wins.”

Jets’ Draft Needs (ESPN First Draft)

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the strategy for the Jets with the 6th overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Earth to Jets: Time to re-discover tight-end position by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

New coordinator John Morton comes from an offense (Saints) that employed three wide receivers and one tight end as its base package. He also has roots in the West Coast system, which is tight end-friendly.

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Would the New York Jets Trade for Jay Cutler? by Jon Dove (With The First Pick)

However, it seems like a huge waste to completely write-off Hackenberg based on 1 year of practice time. Signing Cutler would give the Jets the ability to have Hackenberg spend another year honing his talents and still remaining in the mix for the future.

Reaction to the Jets Cutting Breno Giacomini and Nick Folk by John B (Gang Green Nation)

On today’s podcast we talk about the two moves. I don’t think there is going to be a ton of debate that cutting Breno was the right move. Folk’s release is probably a bit more controversial, but I think it was the right move as well for reasons I explain.

New York Jets: 5 Reasons To Avoid Mitch Trubisky In 2017 NFL Draft by Nolan Rich (Empire Writes Back)

If the Jets do select a quarterback it will be very telling about how the feel about Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. Despite a 5-11 record, New York made sure to make the media and the fanbase know that Hackenberg would be redshirting the 2016 season.

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