NFL Free Agency 2011: Plaxico Burress Signs One-Year Deal With Jets

The New York Jets were in hot pursuit of Nnamdi Asomugha, but he signed with the Eagles -- hurting both the Jets and Giants in the process.

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NFL Free Agency 2011: Plaxico Burress Signs One-Year Deal With Jets

Just days after missing out on star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Jets responded early Sunday morning by snatching free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress from the free-agent market.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Burress signed fully-guaranteed, one-year contract worth just over $3 million. This ends the speculation that the New York Giants, Burress former team, were strong suitors for the 6-foot-5 wide receiver. Pro Football Talk's Mike Lombardi tweeted the Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers were the only real players in the Burress sweepstakes.

This move for Burress will more than likely silence critics who were slamming the Jets organization for going after Asomugha when their offense clearly needed more weapons. If Burress can get back into football shape, he can be a nice target for quarterback Mark Sanchez. However, there's still be questions marks about Burress. The biggest question is: Can he produce after spending 20-months in prison?

For more on the signing of Burress checkout SB Nation's Big Green Nation.

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Free Agency 2011 Showdown: Jets vs. Dallas For Nnamdi Asomugha

It is down to two teams for the services of All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and Giants fans aren't going to be happy with either choice: the New York Jets or the Dallas Cowboys. With the Houston Texans signing Jonathan Joseph and wide spread reports that the San Francisco 49ers are out of the bidding for Asomugha, it only leaves the Jets and Cowboys, who ironically face off week 1 in Sunday Night Football.

In a final bid to clear cap space for Asomugha, the Jets have released quarterbacks Mark Brunell and Kevin O'Connell. They are expected to resign Brunell after the situation with Asomugha shakes out. They have also announced signing rookie quarterback Greg McElroy to a 4 year deal.

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New York Jets Add Six Undrafted Free Agents

The New York Jets have announced the signing of six more undrafted free agents.
  • ILB Matthias Berning (Central Michigan/Duisburg, Germany/6-0/236)
  • C Taylor Boggs (Humboldt State/Upland, CA/6-3/285)
  • S Byron Landor (Baylor/Lake Charles, LA/6-0/210)
  • S Davon Morgan (Virginia Tech/Richmond, VA/6-0/189)
  • C Zane Taylor (Utah/Moab, UT/6-2/309)
  • OL Jeff Wills (Minnesota/Laurelton, NY/6-7/350)
Yes, we heard about Chad Ochocinco being traded to New England, all that means is that Darrelle Revis now has the chance to shut him down twice a year. 
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Brad Smith Signs With Bills

Not many people expected Brad Smith back with the New York Jets in 2011 and they turned out to be right. While they were waiting to see how the Nnamdi Asomugha situation shakes out, all-purpose wide receiver Smith signed with the division rival Buffalo Bills to a 4 year, 15 million dollar deal. He should provide a good weapon to a young offense. The Jets simply didn't have the money to throw at Smith after paying Santonio Holmes and still having the need to fill their cornerback position. Thus, the Jets are now in need of a new kick returner.

In other news, the Jets are apparently going to let punter Steve Weatherford walk. The favorite to replace him will be TJ Conley, who has been with the team in camp the past two years. LaDainian Tomlinson has also agreed to take a pay cut this year to help in their pursuit of Asomugha.

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NFL Free Agency: Jets Resign Nick Folk

The New York Jets resigned kicker Nick Folk to a one year contract. Folk will compete with the recently signed Nick Novak in training camp for the job. In other special teams news, CBS Sports is reporting the team is unlikely to bring punter Steve Weatherford back.

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  • Bob Glauber and Adam Schein are both reporting that it is unlikely the Jets are going to sign Randy Moss as a cheap replacement to Braylon Edwards, who isn't expected back. Edwards tweeted today that he wanted to return but doesn't think the organization reciprocates those feelings. Many people were expecting the Jets to make a run at Moss in free agency. 
  • The Jets have expressed interest in free agent cornerback Chris Carr and outside linebacker Antwan Barnes.
  • It is being reported the Jets have offered $12 million dollars a year to Nnamdi Asomugha but any movement from Asomugha on that deal or any other offered to him by another team isn't expected for a few days.
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