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Coffee with the Jets: Top targets to focus on in free agency

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Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots middle linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) reacts after a tackle in the third quarter during Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots middle linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) reacts after a tackle in the third quarter during Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports
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Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with the latest news and updates on the New York Jets. Here are some of the top targets Gang Green has their sights on come free agency.

Nothing beats getting the week started better than a hot cup of coffee and the latest news on the New York Jets. The NFL free agency period starts this Thursday, March 9th, at 4:00 PM Eastern Time as it promises to be a fast-paced frenzy as teams start shelling out big bucks for the top free agents.

New York Jets: 5 Big-Name 2017 Free Agent Targets by Nick Ziegler (Empire Writes Back)

One of the best defensive free agents that are available on the defensive side of the ball is linebacker Dont’a Hightower. For the Jets to truly have a need for Hightower, they would likely have to cut David Harris. With that being a possibility, Hightower would be an excellent replacement.

New York Jets Rumors: Early Push To Be Made For Mike Glennon by Kenneth Teape (Empire Writes Back)

Glennon has spent the first four seasons of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But, with Jameis Winston as the franchise quarterback, there is no need for Glennon in Tampa Bay. Glennon should find do great on the free agent market as well.

Nick Mangold: I Was Hoping to Work Out a Return to the Jets by John B (Gang Green Nation)

The Jets are in the beginning stages of what is likely to be a massive rebuilding project. It might have been time to move on. While it is sad to see a team legend leave, sometimes to have a brighter future it is necessary to make a painful decision to cut ties with the past.

More from The Jet Press

New York Jets: Evaluating the State of the Team by Alan Schechter (NFL Spin Zone)

This strategy could determine a lot with the Jets biggest need. Fans know which one I am talking about, it’s the one that has been a need for several decades. The quarterback position has been open since before some of us were born.

Jets should focus on Mike Glennon, A.J. Bouye in free agency by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

Acquire a starting-caliber quarterback. It’s a big ask, but the Jets have no choice because Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg — the only quarterbacks under contract — aren’t ready for the opening-day gig.

Is ex-Jets star Darrelle Revis a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Uh, not so fast by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

It’s a different story on the first-ballot issue. Only one committee member said Revis deserves to make it in his first year of eligibility, which comes five years after he retires. Six leaned toward no and three said they’re undecided, with several saying it’s difficult to gauge a candidacy without knowing the strength of the 15 finalists in that particular year.

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