The result of this mass exodus of players is a deep pool of possible waiver wire claims that's become an annual tradition at this point. The Jets figure to be among the more active teams on the waiver wire if recent history repeats itself.
Jets general manager Joe Douglas has been arguably the league's most successful GM when it comes to finding waiver-wire gems. Look no further than the additions of players like John Franklin-Myers, Braxton Berrios, and Quincy Williams for proof of that.
Who might be Douglas' prized addition this year? Let's take a look at seven players the Jets could target on the waiver wire.
NOTE: This list only includes players subject to waivers. Veterans like Jaquiski Tartt and Tony Jefferson will not be included as they are free to sign with any team.
7. NY Jets waiver target: S Teez Tabor
A former second-round pick of the Detroit Lions, Teez Tabor's NFL career hasn't taken a weird trajectory to this point. He lasted just two years in Detroit before spending essentially three years bouncing around on practice squads.
He resurfaced with the Chicago Bears last season after making the switch to safety and he played well for the team in limited action. Tabor joined the Atlanta Falcons this offseason and looked to compete for a roster spot in the team's secondary.
Despite a strong summer that saw him pick off Chris Streveler in the team's preseason meeting with the Jets, Tabor wasn't able to crack the 53-man roster.
The former Florida star has the versatility to play both safety and nickel cornerback, two positions the Jets could use some depth at after their roster moves on Tuesday. It helps that he crossed paths with Robert Saleh in San Francisco as well.