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Robert Griffin III (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Robert Griffin III (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

RG3 visits FP, NJ

The talks with Ryan Fitzpatrick and his agent Jimmy Sexton stalled badly. There might not be acrimony between the Jets and Fitzpatrick, but until someone blinks, nothing should change. So, the Jets requested a visit with Robert Griffin III, which seems to have everyone either excited or anxious. I'm sure there's legitimate interest on the part of the Jets, but this feels like an attempt to make Fitzpatrick sweat. In the nicest way, I'll say I'm hesitant about the sort of offense the Jets could run with RG3 as the team's starter, but I am not going to burn too many calories on that yet. As a backup, I'm fine with RG3 being in New York (although Geno Smith might not be as enthused), but to have him as a presumptive leader heading into a QB competition in training camp? Pass the Prozac.

Beachum hits the beaches

Former Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum visited with the Jets and apparently is heading to Jacksonville to visit with Gus Bradley and the salary cap-rich Jaguars. I believe Beachum would be a good solution for the Jets given their level of play at both tackle spots. Whatever transpired between him and the Jets didn't force the lineman to rip up his itinerary to Florida, so assume the money wasn't stunning from the player's side. I hoped the Jets would clear a salary path for Beachum while also keeping D'Brickashaw Ferguson for one last year, and that still could happen, but the Jets will have to up whatever offer they've already made for Beachum.

My kingdom for a linebacker

Some of the better players at the linebacker position have been snapped up by ambitious teams, but a quick look at a free agency tracker shows there a lot of options the Jets could pick through over the next few weeks. Erin Henderson hasn't signed with the Raiders, so there's still hope he could be back with the Jets in 2016.

Tags: Chris Owusu, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Erin Henderson, Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Zach Sudfeld, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall points towards the sideline during a timeout against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USATSI)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall points towards the sideline during a timeout against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USATSI)

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at each position on the New York Jets roster and seeking your input on who you think should stay and who you think should go. Up next, the Jets' wide receivers.

Overview: On the whole, this group is in good order for the 2016 season, but needs some added pieces to maintain the level of effectiveness that we saw out of the Jets passing game in 2015. The team will need to find a third receiver to take some of the pressure (and some of the burden) off of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Will that player come from within or someone they pick up through free agency or the draft?

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Tags: Brandon Marshall, Chris Owusu, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Quincy Enunwa, Brian Bassett
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The Jets did an impressive job filling out their top?spots on offense and defense during the?free agency?and draft with additions like Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Brandon Marshall, James Carpenter,?Ryan Fitzpatrick, Leonard Williams and Devin Smith. ?

But the front office?also worked hard to build up the back half of roster through smart free agency retentions,?under the radar trades -- and of course team competition. ?

With OTAs and minicamps in the books and training camp little more than a month away, here's four?players to watch in July and August at Jets Training Camp in Florham Park who might to prove to have bigger roles than many might first thought.

Tags: brianbassett, Chris Owusu, jmcguire860, NYJets, Rontez Miles, Wes Saxton, Zac Stacy, Brian Bassett
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