20. Ryan Quigley (Restricted)
The New York Jets were let down by their special teams all season in 2015. The punt team was one of the areas that struggled. It was not all Quigley's fault. There were coverage issues. Still, Quigley was 26th in average and 31st in net average in the league. His 21 yard punt in the season finale against the Bills helped Buffalo take control of the game. I am not saying the Jets have to let Quigley go. He is still young enough to get better. Gang Green cannot enter 2016 with Quigley as the only option, though. At the very least, there has to be competition.
19. Randy Bullock (Unrestricted)
If anything, Bullock should show you how interchangeable most kickers are. The Jets have had Nick Folk as their kicker for six seasons. In those six years, he has made 81.3% of his field goal attempts. He has kicked touchbacks on kickoffs 24.3% of the time. There has been plenty of talk about how great he is, and the Jets gave him a contract that averages $3 million a year. This season Folk got hurt. The Jets picked Bullock off the scrap heap. What did he do? Make 82.4% of his field goals and kick a touchback on 47.6% of his kickoffs. There are always kickers like this available for cheap. The Jets should certainly save the cap space by letting Folk go. They could bring Bullock back to camp as part of a competition, but he should not be a priority. The team should be on the lookout for a young kicker coming out of college who is a cut above both guys.
18. Stephen Bowen (Unrestricted)
With the defensive line depth the Jets had, he was not expected to be much of a factor. He was not, although he did receive some snaps in the finale against the Buffalo Bills. Either way, it is tough to feel too strongly about bringing him back.
17. Antonio Allen (Unrestricted)
It felt like Allen might have a chance to stick as a role player in Todd Bowles' defense. A linebacker/safety hybrid spot seemed suited for Allen since he was a linebacker who converted to safety. Instead he suffered a serious injury and missed the season. Now not only does he have to recover from a serious injury, a pair of reserve safeties with similar tools, Dion Bailey and Rontez Miles, played effectively and have presumably passed him on the hierarchy.
16. Zach Sudfeld (Restricted)
The torn ACL in OTA's was a tough break for Sudfield. At the end of the day, he's going to be 27, though, and has shown no signs of developing any sort of tight end skills. The only reason he even rates this highly is he has been a decent special teamer.