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Jets Free Agency News, Signings, Rumors, and Live Updates on 3/16/17

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Wednesday we finally saw the end to #HightowerWatch2017, and it was exactly the result most of us expected. Dont’a Hightower is returning to the Patriots.

Late in the process, reports came out that the Jets were not really making a big push to sign Hightower, and that their offer was not really $12 million per year. Are these things true? Maybe Hightower’s representation planted misleading stories about the Jets’ interest level in hopes it would get the Patriots to raise their offer. Maybe the Jets said these things to reporters to save face after they found out they weren’t going to get Hightower. Maybe both happened.

It doesn’t really matter. What matters is Hightower will return to New England as expected.

The Jets also did not land Travaris Cadet, another of their free agent targets. The back is returning to the Saints.

What will Thursday bring? The GGN Twitter widget embedded below will tell us providing live updates in all of its 140 character or less glory.