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5 players the NY Jets are unlikely to re-sign this offseason

NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
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NY Jets, Marcus Maye
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2. Marcus Maye, S, NY Jets

It's hard to imagine a player tanking their value as much as Marcus Maye has over the course of the last calendar year. At this time a year ago, Maye was the center of extension talks and could have demanded a hefty contract if allowed to hit the open market.

The Jets wisely placed the franchise tag on him opting to forgo an extension, much to the chagrin of many fans at the time. Ultimately, that absolutely proved to be the correct decision.

Maye encountered legal trouble stemming from an unreported DUI, played some of the worst football of his career, and then tore his Achilles just six games into the season. It was a disastrous 12-month period for the former second-round pick.

All of a sudden, Maye is likely looking at little more than a one-year prove-it deal this offseason as he rehabs from his Achilles injury. On top of that, he's facing a likely suspension following his DUI arrest.

That doesn't sound like a player the Jets want any part of.

That being said, there is an outside chance that the two sides could seek a short-term reunion as somewhat of a last-case resort for both parties. But it's probably in the best interest of everyone involved to move on at this point.

Maye needs a fresh start, and the Jets need to revamp their secondary.

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