7 most likely NY Jets signings after Day 2 of free agency

Who are the Jets most likely to sign today?

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The NY Jets have been one of the quieter teams through the first two days of the unofficial free-agent period. With free agency officially set to kick off later today, the Jets still have plenty of work to do.

The team started the offseason off with a trio of signings on Monday, adding offensive guard John Simpson, defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, and backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor just before the clock struck midnight.

Their second day of free agency wasn't quite as active, as the Jets were only able to come to terms on a deal with nose tackle Leki Fotu. Fortunately, there are still a number of appealing names remaining on the open market.

But which free agents are the Jets most likely to sign? This isn't necessarily a list of the best remaining targets for the Jets. Rather, it's a prediction of which remaining players the team will sign.

7/6/5. The NY Jets re-signings

  • Thomas Morstead
  • Solomon Thomas
  • Ashtyn Davis

Let's get the internal free agents out of the way first. The Jets have already re-signed the likes of safety Chuck Clark, kicker Greg Zuerlein, and tight end Kenny Yeboah (restricted free agent). There's more where that came from.

Punter Thomas Morstead is essentially a lock to re-sign with the Jets, and it's widely expected to happen as soon as the new league year kicks off at 4 pm ET today.

Even after signing a pair of defensive tackles, there's still a good chance Solomon Thomas is back as well. Thomas is a highly respected locker room leader, and his role on the roster hasn't necessarily been filled yet.

There's also a good chance that Ashtyn Davis will be brought back, largely due to his connection with special teams coordinator Brant Boyer. Davis could still figure into a safety room that currently hosts Chuck Clark, Tony Adams, and Jarrick Bernard-Converse.

Two other unrestricted free agents to keep an eye on are special-teams ace Justin Hardee and center Connor McGovern. Both players could return, but I'm not willing to predict it will happen just yet. The addition of Isaiah Oliver could be bad news for Hardee.