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Complete 2017 NFL Free Agency Primer For The Jets

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Dec 6, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 6, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2017 NFL Free Agency period is set to begin today as the New York Jets will do their best to make the most out of veterans looking to step right in and take care of business.

The 2017 NFL Free Agency period officially starts at 4 PM Eastern Time today and promises to be a frenzy across the league. Let’s face it, the New York Jets are a rebuilding team no matter how you look at it. They have released a plethora of household names with hopes of getting under the salary cap in order to add better talent in free agency.

At this point in time, as per OverTheCap.com, the Jets are $31M under the salary cap. That’s not a whole lot of money to play with but the Jets should be able to add a quality player or two in free agency to bolster their team.

Speaking of bolstering, the Jets need a lot of help in several areas on the team. The elephant in the room, of course, comes down to finding a free agent quarterback as several players the Jets have been linked to are already off the table.

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Since the Jets are rebuilding, they might hold off at shelling out a ton of money right out the gates. General manager Mike Maccagnan is known to be patient and find those hidden gems in the rough. Either way, the Jets should make some moves but it might disappoint fans who are expected huge acquisitions or expecting a big trade right off the bat. It could be a few days before the Jets sign someone worth mentioning.

In the grand scheme of things, please be very careful when reading breaking news you read on the internet. It’s best to stick with verified sources and mainly use Twitter to get the latest and most accurate news when it comes to free agency.

Below are direct links to the Twitter accounts of legit and above all else, verified sources when it comes to the Jets:

Eric Allen  (New York Jets Team Reporter)

Rich Cimini (ESPN)

New York Jets (Official Account)

It’s best to follow these as you know what you’ll get is official and real. Don’t fall for fake accounts with similar variations of the above names as every offseason, they seem to pop up and cause a whole lot of confusion.

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We here at The Jet Press will keep our readers informed of all the latest free agent moves the Jets make right here on the site via our free agent tracker. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we will also only link to legit and verified free agent acquisitions the Jets make.

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