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Free Agency Live Tracker: Latest moves by the Jets

By Luis Tirado Jr.
SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17: A New York Jets helmet sits on the sidelines during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17: A New York Jets helmet sits on the sidelines during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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In this 2018 NFL free agency tracker for the New York Jets, get the latest news, signings, and rumors from verified sources on the internet.

The 2018 NFL free agency period is finally upon the football world! We’ve been waiting months for this moment as fans of the New York Jets should hopefully be in for a rollercoaster of a ride. Keep in mind that once free agency starts, anything can and will happen.

At this point in time, the Jets have made some big free agent acquisitions but have lost a few of their own internal free agents. They’ve added a new quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, re-signed Josh McCown, and even added a new offensive weapon in running back Isaiah Crowell. On defense, they’ve added star cornerback Trumaine Johnson and linebacker Avery Williamson. Their latest free agent signing bolsters their offensive line as they’ve come to terms with center Spencer Long.

The Jets also re-signed cornerback Morris Claiborne and found a kicker to replace Chandler Catanzaro in Cairo Santos. As the weekend looms, the Jets are likely negotiating deals with other free agents to continue bolstering their roster for next season.

Below is the full list of confirmed free agent signings by verified sources including instant grades and analysis:

CONFIRMED FREE AGENT SIGNINGS

Quarterback Josh McCownGrade & AnalysisRunning Back Isaiah CrowellGrade & AnalysisCornerback Trumaine JohnsonGrade & AnalysisQuarterback Teddy BridgewaterGrade & AnalysisLinebacker Avery WilliamsonGrade & AnalysisCenter Spencer LongGrade & AnalysisCornerback Morris ClaiborneGrade & AnalysisKicker Cairo SantosGrade & AnalysisOffensive Tackle Ben IjalanaDefensive Tackle Mike PennelLinebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis

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In this live tracker below, we here at The Jet Press will only post news from official, verified, and legitimate sources.

Only confirmed news and acquisitions about the Jets will be posted live here as we encourage our readers to also follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we’ll be posting the latest free agent signings there as well.

Please be very careful falling for any news that simply isn’t real by accounts that look like legit ones but are either misspelled or with weird spaces or symbols in their name. We will be sure to avoid any fake or bogus news that will undoubtedly pop up throughout the free agency frenzy. Enjoy and remember, please keep refreshing this page for all the latest updates!

Last Update: 3/18/2018 @ 10:33 AM Eastern Time

The Jets are planning to sign former Chiefs backup ILB Kevin Pierre Louis, a source confirmed. (First reported by… https://t.co/cFxKYGoUzp

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 18, 2018

The Jets have re-signed NT Mike Pennel to a three-year contract, his agent announced on Twitter. Pennel is… https://t.co/DVYA479YuV

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 16, 2018

The Jets addressed their offensive-line depth by bringing back swing tackle Ben Ijalana, a source confirmed. He… https://t.co/4Dvfci8c20

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 16, 2018

Jets Free Agency: Initial grade and analysis of Cairo Santos https://t.co/qofTlk2vdk #NewYorkJets #CairoSantos #JetsTwitter pic.twitter.com/9TQrV0mfdU

— Luis Tirado Jr. (@LTJ81) March 16, 2018

Jets Free Agency: Initial grade and analysis of Morris Claiborne https://t.co/n9zBPePryr #Jets #MorrisClaiborne #JetsTwitter pic.twitter.com/OdEmGqpYw8

— Luis Tirado Jr. (@LTJ81) March 16, 2018

Jets made a mistake signing Cairo Santos https://t.co/nfiw0ssUuI #Jets #CairoSantos #JetsTwitter pic.twitter.com/ecmnkxMBJA

— Luis Tirado Jr. (@LTJ81) March 16, 2018

JET UP!! pic.twitter.com/OG5SJpJSed

— Cairo Santos (@cairosantos19) March 16, 2018

Demario Davis surprised Jets 'didn't make me an offer' https://t.co/7bTtmXJwRB via SNY Desk #Jets #NFL

— Brian Bassett (@Brian_Bassett) March 16, 2018

Resetting the roster after the early flurry of moves. Your 2018 #Jets will look something like this. https://t.co/XhZ5OFFNC3

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 16, 2018

Source: Jets keep Claiborne on 1-year, $7M deal https://t.co/mdqHf5D7lc

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 16, 2018

The #Jets are re-signing CB Mo Claiborne on a 1-year deal, sources say. He’ll make $7M. A one-year deal last year pays off for both sides as NYJ solidifies its D

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2018

The Jets announced the signing of PK Cairo Santos, formerly of the Bears and Chiefs. He gets first dibs at replacing Chandler Catanzaro. #Jets

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 15, 2018

The #Jets are expected to sign K Cairo Santos, who’s visiting the team today, per source.

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 15, 2018

Former Bucs and Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars per source

— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 15, 2018

Source confirms Cairo Santos is visiting the #Jets.

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 15, 2018

#Jets had a strong interest in DE DaQuan Jones, who ended up returning to the Titans — 3 years, $21M, including $14M fully guaranteed at signing. Jets still looking for Mo Wilkerson replacement.

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 15, 2018

No. 15's back in the fold. #1T1G pic.twitter.com/sqDRvgNB5Y

— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 15, 2018

Josh McCown signs contract while waiting at fast-food restaurant https://t.co/JnGw3cSSVV

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 14, 2018

It's time for Jets to say goodbye to Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg https://t.co/3sErWiXa00 #NewYorkJets #Jets #JetsTwitter #BrycePetty #ChristianHackenberg pic.twitter.com/GfBzkXx5us

— Luis Tirado Jr. (@LTJ81) March 14, 2018

Bucs are signing K Chandler Catanzaro, source says. Heads to Tampa after one year with the Jets.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2018

Source: #Jets interested in Barkevious Mingo as #Seahawks considered leaders – https://t.co/XVxPZfrsqt via @Metro_US #jetstwitter #nyj #seattleseahawks

— Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) March 14, 2018

Basically, he gets the same deal former MLB David Harris signed in 2015 ($1M more in guarantees for Williamson) — and he's 5 years younger than Harris. https://t.co/HrCjETWt97

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 14, 2018

WR Quincy Enunwa one of 4 players #Jets tendered. His compensation level was 2nd Round. Others: S Rontez Miles (Right of First Refusal), TE Nate Sterling (Original Round) and OL Brent Qvale (Right of First Refusal): https://t.co/77do9FdkSi pic.twitter.com/tto2ZLDnD4

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) March 14, 2018

Jets deal with Isaiah Crowell is 3 years, $12 million with $6 million guaranteed, per source . #nyj

— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 14, 2018

https://twitter.com/nyjets/status/974013821441462272

Source confirms safety Terrence Brooks is coming back to the Jets on a 2-year deal #nyj

— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 14, 2018

The Bills have signed former Jets LB/special teamer Julian Stanford. #Jets

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 14, 2018

The #Jets gave Quincy Enunwa a second-round tender, which was expected. S Rontez Miles & OL Brent Vale get right of first refusal. TE Neal Sterling gets an original-round tender (seventh)

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 14, 2018

Jets Free Agency: Initial grade and analysis of Teddy Bridgewater https://t.co/xIspOREHB5 #NewYorkJets #Jets #TeddyBridgewater #JetsTwitter pic.twitter.com/PLkoVW8KrG

— The Jet Press (@TheJetPress) March 14, 2018

Former Jets linebacker Demario Davis expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints per source. Deal is 3 years, $24 million, $18 million in guaranteed

— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 14, 2018

Top 5 reasons Jets re-signing Josh McCown makes sense https://t.co/omqEq5Rj6k #NewYorkJets #JoshMcCown #Jets #JetsTwitter pic.twitter.com/PoK23BtY1F

— The Jet Press (@TheJetPress) March 14, 2018

Trumaine Johnson's $72.5 million deal one of biggest in Jets history https://t.co/DzqOByb5m5

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 14, 2018

Jets increased offer to Seferian-Jenkins, who's visiting Seahawks today https://t.co/nGmHZnxPIg via SNY Desk #Jets #NFL

— Brian Bassett (@Brian_Bassett) March 14, 2018

Calling the Badger? https://t.co/IMCG6G7iyN

— Jamal Adams (@Prez) March 14, 2018

Expect the #Jets to be all over the Honey Badger. Both LSU products, Jamal Adams already pitched him (https://t.co/bUerlZjFsD). Tyrann Mathieu also has a child with Todd Bowles' stepdaughter. https://t.co/5SXygYuohA

— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) March 14, 2018

Very unlikely Seferian-Jenkins returns to #Jets at this point, I’m told, which means NYJ in market for a tight end.

Was interest in both sides with getting a deal done. NYJ just not willing to come up from 2-year, $8m deal offered in November.

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 14, 2018

ICYMI: Mike Maccagnan’s stubborn approach with #Jets' in-house free agents shows maturation as GM: https://t.co/19QaVgJtYW

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 14, 2018

Jets S Rontez Miles, a key special teamer, gets the $1.9M RFA tender. #Jets have right of first refusal, but no draft-pick compensation if they decline to match an offer sheet.

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 14, 2018

Where #Jets FA signings rank on ESPN top 100 list: 8. Trumaine Johnson, 19. Teddy Bridgewater, 41. Avery Williamson, 53. Isaiah Crowell, 58. Josh McCown, 81. Spencer Long.

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 14, 2018

Trumaine Johnson contract worth $72.5M for 5 yrs with $34M fully guaranteed plus $11M in injury guarantees.

— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) March 14, 2018

Jets get upgrade at center with Redskins free agent https://t.co/QBeMIhIYvi via @nypostsports

— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 14, 2018

Last time #Jets had big money to spend, Maccagnan went after aging veterans — Revis, Cromartie, Harris, Fitzpatrick, Marshall

This year, not so much. Outside of JM, #Jets signings are following ages: Bridgewater: 25Johnson: 28Crowell: 25Long: 27Williamson: 26

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 14, 2018

#Jets adding center Spencer Long, as first reported by NFL Network. He’ll turn 28 in November. Center spot hurt NYJ OL last year. Long an upgrade after Jets missed out on Weston Richburg.

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 14, 2018

#Jets have agreed to a deal with former Redskins C Spencer Long, a source confirmed (as @JasonLaCanfora said). He also can play guard. Finished season on IR (surgery for quad tendon).

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 14, 2018

#FNNY on the Jets losing out on Kirk Cousins, signing McCown and Bridgewater, if they should still draft a QB and more https://t.co/nWJj10ZFH1 @emacSNY, @RVacchianoSNY, @sal_licata, @MarcMalusis

— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) March 14, 2018

I spoke to Josh McCown last night about waiting on KIrk Cousins and returning to the Jets: https://t.co/sNXI6ItGzp via @nypostsports

— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 14, 2018

#Jets are NFL’s wealthiest team, but they’re letting their own in-house free agents hit the open market.

Puzzling? Maybe. But Mike Maccagnan's stubbornness shows maturity as general manager (via @TheAthleticNYC) https://t.co/19QaVgJtYW

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 14, 2018

#Jets first splash in free agency an expensive, but needed move:

Adding Trumaine Johnson gets Todd Bowles one huge step closer to implementing his ideal scheme (via @TheAthleticNYC) https://t.co/gy4Ozk8AW5

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 14, 2018

NFL free agents 2018: What to know about new Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater | https://t.co/Y7JrHTr8kl https://t.co/wUtFScq0FJ

— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) March 14, 2018

WATCH: Why Jets could be just fine at QB despite not getting Kirk Cousins | https://t.co/Y7JrHTr8kl https://t.co/I9SBmmmK9X

— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) March 14, 2018

NFL free agents 2018: What to know about new Jets CB Trumaine Johnson | https://t.co/Y7JrHTr8kl https://t.co/v594qyLtfE

— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) March 14, 2018

NFL free agents 2018: Jets to sign Avery Williamson | Will he be upgrade from Demario Davis? | https://t.co/Y7JrHTr8kl https://t.co/zguZK5wXUx

— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) March 14, 2018

Jets QB Plan B comes together after they miss on Kirk Cousins: Teddy Bridgewater is expected to sign with them today: https://t.co/yd7X0w8BV3

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) March 14, 2018

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