As the New York Jets look to move past their nightmare season, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and company figure to keep them prominently involved in the 2012 free agency period.
Though the Jets were naturally one of the first teams listed as a possible destination for Peyton Manning, the extension offered to Mark Sanchez last week effectively removed them from Manning Watch. Sanchez' extension totals five years for $58.25 million with $20.5 million fully guaranteed over the next two seasons.
Free agency period: March 13, 4 p.m. ET - July 22 (the first scheduled day of NFL training camps)
Salary cap: $120,600,000 per team
Jets cap situation: According to ProFootballTalk.com, $7.1 million under at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, March 9. That figure doesn't include the $1.6 million the NFL is distributing to most teams after the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins were penalized a combined $46 million in cap space after piling money into last season's uncapped year.
Restricted Free Agents (4):
Unrestricted Free Agents (11):