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Pauline: New York Jets Will Be Big Players in Free Agency

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According to league insider Tony Pauline, the New York Jets are expected to make a significant push in free agency. This confirms what GM Mike Maccagnan both said and implied, that the team will be active. Pauline had other news from the 2015 NFL Combine as well:

It was bandied about the internet the New York Jets spent a significant amount of time with Philip Dorsett. I can confirm this to be true.

I spoke with a league insiders about the teams free agency plans. I was told the Jets intend to be big players in the free agent market, specifically on defense. I’m told they will target outside linebackers and cornerbacks as big ticket items. They evidently will look for younger, taller corners. Potential free agents who fit the mold include Davon House, Chris Culliver and someone familiar to the teams new general manager Bob Maccagnan, Kareem Jackson. I’m told they will look to add depth on the defensive line and hope to add a mid-value guard, someone that won’t cost a lot of money. When asked if the Jets would go after Mike Iupati the response was, "the present belief around the league is they won’t spend $8 million for Iupati."

There's a bunch to unpack here. There had been reports that the team interviewed Dorsett at the Senior Bowl, and while most teams will interview most players, it's something to keep an eye on.

As for free agency, the news that they are looking for big corners is certainly interesting. That's the way the league is trending after the success of the Seattle Seahawks. House is an interesting name, a decent sized guy that's been hampered by injuries.

What do you make of this news?