Here is the most up-to-date information on whom the Jets have added and lost during free agency, including contract details and salary cap information. The official signing period begins Wednesday at 4 p.m., so be sure to bookmark this page and check back for frequent updates.
JETS SALARY CAP SPACE
(As of Tuesday, March 20): $58,781,287
That official number, as released by the NFL Players Association, does not include the contracts for QB Teddy Bridgewater, LB Avery Williamson, C Spencer Long, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB Brandon Copeland, or DE Xavier Cooper. The deals for Bridgewater, Williamson and Long alone bring their remaining cap space to under $40 million. The details on the other deals are not available yet.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (16)
LB David Bass
S Terrence Brooks: Jets re-signed Brooks to a two-year deal.
LB Bruce Carter
K Chandler Catanzaro: Signed a three-year, $9.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that included $3.75 million guaranteed...Salaries: $1.35 million (2018), $3.25 million (2019), $3.5 million (2020)...Roster Bonus: $1.65 million (2018)
The Jets were not expecting to lose their kicker, especially on the first day of free agency. He wasn't bad last season, but the bigger problem is there aren't a lot of great options on the market. Among the names available: Kai Forbath, Caleb Sturgis, and old friend Nick Folk. Look for Ross Martin, who has almost won the Jets' job twice, to get another shot.
CB Morris Claiborne Re-signed with the Jets for one year, $7 million, including a $3 million signing bonus. … Salary: $3.85 million (2018). … Roster bonus: Up to $150,000. … 2018 CAP HIT: $7 million.
LB Demario Davis: Agreed to deal with Saints worth $24 million ($18 million guaranteed) over three years.
OL Dakota Dozier
DE Kony Ealy
TE Chris Gragg
C Jonatthon Harrison
C Wesley Johnson
QB Josh McCown: Re-signed for the Jets for one year, $10 million, including a $5 million signing bonus. … Salary (2018): $5 million. … 2018 CAP HIT: $10 million
The Jets were happy with just about everything Josh McCown did for them last season. So once free agent Kirk Cousins shunned them for the Vikings, McCown's return was only a matter of time. It became official on Tuesday afternoon when McCown officially re-signed with the Jets. >> Read more
DT Mike Pennel: Re-signed a three-year deal with the Jets.
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars
LB Julian Stanford: The Bills announced they signed a deal with Stanford.
DT Ed Stinson
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (5)
DE Xavier Cooper: Re-signed with Jets on a one-year deal.
WR Quincy Enunwa: Given the second-round tender by the Jets. One year. $2.914 million.
A year ago, Enunwa was supposed to be the Jets' No. 1 receiver so bringing him back was a no-brainer. The second-round tender is smart because he could've been in demand given his potential, even though he missed all of last season with a neck injury. The Jets think he and veteran Jermaine Kearse is a decent 1-2 pairing, with hopefully Robby Anderson in the fold as their deep threat. They also like second-year pros Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart and they could get more playing time next season too. But Enunwa should still be a big part of their offense.
OL Brent Qvale: Offered a right-of-first refusal tender by the Jets. One year. $1.907 million.
TE Neal Sterling: Offered an original-round tender (7th round) by the Jets. One year. $1.907 million.
S Rontez Miles: Offered a right-of-first refusal tender by Jets. One year, $1.907 million
Miles, one of the longest-tenured Jets, has become a key special teams player. He's also good insurance at safety, where the Jets are otherwise set with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. Jets get no compensation if he signs an offer sheet and they don't match because he was undrafted in 2013, but at that price they should be safe.
OL Brent Qvale: Right of first refusal
TE Neal Sterling: Jets used an original-round tender on Sterling.
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS (3)
S Doug Middleton: The Jets tendered him. The amount is $630,000 for one year. 2018 CAP HIT: $630,000.
FB Lawrence Thomas: The Jets tendered him. The amount is $630,000 for one year. 2018 CAP HIT: $630,000.
TE Eric Tomlinson: The Jets tendered him. The amount is $630,000 for one year. 2018 CAP HIT: $630,000.
ROSTER CUTS (2)
OT Ben Ijalana: Re-signed with the Jets on a one-year deal.
DL Muhammad Wilkerson: Agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 million contract with the Green Bay Packers that includes another $3 million in incentives
FREE AGENTS SIGNED FROM OTHER TEAMS (8)
QB Teddy Bridgewater: Signed to a one-year deal with the Jets with a base value of $6 million, including a $500,000 signing bonus, a $500,000 workout bonus, and another $9 million tied to playing time and performance incentives...Salary: $5 million (2018,, non-guaranteed). 2018 CAP HIT: $6 million
With the quarterback that the Jets desired (Kirk Cousins) heading to Minnesota, the Jets quickly turned their attention to Bridgewater. >> CLICK HERE to read more
LB Avery Williamson: Signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract with the Jets that includes $16 million guaranteed and a $5 million signing bonus...Salaries: $4 million (2018), $6 million (2019), $6.5 million (2020). 2018 CAP HIT: $6 million
The Jets got far more than they expected out of linebacker Demario Davis last season, but it wasn't enough to convince them to give him a lucrative, long-term deal. So they're going to sign Williamson instead. >> CLICK HERE to read more
RB Isaiah Crowell: Agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with the Jets that includes a $3 million signing bonus and $6 million guaranteed...Salaries: $1 million (2018), $4 million (2019), $4 million (2020). 2018 CAP HIT: $2 million
The 25-year-old may have been buried in Cleveland the last four years, but he has stood out for his tough running style and his remarkable durability. >> CLICK HERE to read more
CB Trumaine Johnson: Signed a five-year, $72.5 million contract with the Jets that includes a $20 million signing bonus and $34 million in guaranteed money. … Salaries: $6 million (2018), $8 million (2019), $11 million (2020), $13 million (2021), $14.5 million (2022). … 2018 CAP HIT: $10 million.
The Jets began building what they believe is the best young secondary in the league last season. On Tuesday, they made it even better. >> CLICK HERE to read more
C Spencer Long: Signed a four-year, $28 million deal with the Jets.
Todd Bowles made it clear he was unhappy with the way the Jets' offensive line performed last season. They seemed particularly bothered by the play up the middle. But with Brian Winters and James Carpenter signed, their only option was to upgrade at center over Wes Johnson. Whether the 27-year-old Long is an upgrade remains to be seen, but he is big (6-foot-5, 318) and is a three-year starter, though he missed nine games last season with knee and quad injuries.
K Cairo Santos: Signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Jets that includes a $500,000 signing bonus...Salary: $1.5 million (2018). 2018 CAP HIT: $2 million.
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis: Expected to sign a two-year, $6 million deal with the Jets
LB Brandon Copeland: Signed a contract with New York
RESTRUCTURED CONTRACTS (0)
None so far.
None so far.