New York Jets Free Agency Rumors: Big Names, Big Decisions

Rounding up all the rumors surrounding the New York Jets in free agency

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Sanchez Thinks Edwards and Holmes Will Be Back

In a Wednesday interview with the NFL Network, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez expressed confidence in General Manager Mike Tannenbaum's ability to bring Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, and Brad Smith back next year --

"I think that’s what Mike Tannenbaum does best and he’s the best GM in football. Mr. [Woody] Johnson, that’s part of his job. And Rex, that’s keeping all of us together. He wants the offense to run smooth, he wants us to pick up where we left off and to do that, we need all of our guys back. I think that would be the best-case scenario."

It is nice to hear such confidence from Sanchez, but it would be just about a miracle if Tannenbaum could somehow find a way to get all three back. Considering the Jets just drafted two wide receivers and apparently do have a legitimate interest in Randy Moss, it sounds like the organization is prepared for the reality of one or two of them leaving.

Also in the interview, Sanchez revealed the Jets are planning to have a full team "lockout camp" this June. It is good to hear to the entire team will be together and that Sanchez is taking the lead to make sure it happens. We are going to need some type of news in June that isn't related to court hearings.


Nnamdi Asomugha Is A Long Shot For Jets

Jason La Canfora is reporting it is "long shot" the New York Jets will pursue free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. This isn't surprising considering how high his price tag will likely be and how many other free agency concerns they have.

The Jets have a way of automatically being linked with every big name available but it would be foolish to invest so much money in one position, especially when they get Antonio Cromartie back for less money. In La Canfora's report, it is mentioned that Asomugha is more likely to end up with a NFC East team. I am sure the Redskins will be ready to dump a truckload of money at his doorstep and there has been some rumors around Philadelphia that the Eagles could pursue him as well.

If the Jets can't get Cromartie back, look for them to pursue a cheaper option than Asomugha like Ike Taylor or Jonathan Joseph.


New York Jets Free Agency Rumors: No Plaxico Burress?

The latest rumors surrounding soon to be released from prison, wide receiver Plaxico Burress, is that the New York Jets aren't likely to pursue him, with the Philadelphia Eagles becoming the most recent front-runners.

Burress could be another short term option to replace Braylon Edwards or Santonio Holmes if either leaves in free agency. Although, similar to Randy Moss, Burress makes more sense as a replacement for Edwards considering his size and the type of game he plays. Edwards has recently expressed his desire to stay with the team, yet again, this time citing his growing closeness to quarterback Mark Sanchez.  

Edwards has endeared himself to fans in the past year with his improved consistency on the field and outspoken desire to remain with the Jets. It remains to be seen if he can work out a contract, despite him mentioning the possibility of taking a hometown discount.

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