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Podcast: Things slow down for the Jets as the new league year begins

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Yesterday was the NFL’s version of New Year’s Day. The league year began at 4:00 p.m. New York time. The official start of the league year has become largely meaningless. Perhaps there still is significance since players cannot officially sign contracts with new teams until it comes (Anthony Barr), but the days of coaches and general managers sitting in a car outside a free agent’s house waiting for midnight are over. Players can now negotiate during the legal tampering period, and most of the big names come off the board during that time period.

After the Le’Veon Bell excitement, Wednesday was a slow day for the Jets. They actually lost two of their three Pro Bowlers from a year ago, but the impact is far less than it sounds. The two players they lost were special teamers, Jason Myers and Andre Roberts. The team did retain backup linebacker and special teamer Neville Hewitt. On today’s podcast we discuss these relatively minor developments.

Thanks for listening.