16 best NY Jets free agency targets still available after Day 1

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12. NY Jets target: Russell Gage, WR

The Jets brought back fan-favorite Braxton Berrios on Monday filling a hole at slot receiver, but they could still be in the market for another receiver.

Russell Gage is an ascending wideout who, at just 26-years-old, should have a decent market, especially given how the wide receiver market had developed. The Berrios re-signing makes this less likely, but he's still an appealing target.

11. NY Jets target: Maliek Collins, DT

The Jets have a pretty sizable hole at defensive tackle following the departure of Folorunso Fatukasi. Expect them to make at least one addition at that spot in free agency.

One of the better defensive tackles remaining is Maliek Collins. Collins could fill the hole left by Fatukasi's departure and serve an important role as a rotational interior defensive lineman.

10. NY Jets target: Jayron Kearse, S

The Jets are going to sign a safety. It might be today. It might be tomorrow. Either way, it's going to happen. One under-the-radar player who makes a ton of sense is Jayron Kearse.

Kearse has experience playing in a Dan Quinn defensive scheme that's not too dissimilar to the one Robert Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich run. He's a fun chess piece who could provide a big boost to the Jets' defense at a relatively cheap price.

9. NY Jets target: Donte Jackson, CB

The Jets remain active in the cornerback market even with the top names already signed. One player who makes sense as a potential target is Donte Jackson.

Jackson has been inconsistent in Carolina, but at only 26-years-old, the former second-round pick is a good scheme fit and someone with the ball skills they're looking for. 12 interceptions in four years is nothing to scoff at.