The first day of NFL free agency has passed, and many eye-opening deals went down in those 24 hours as the league shook up its rosters.
The Jets were slow compared to others in their division, like the Dolphins who made a few big signings. However, they still put a deal down and are engaged elsewhere as well.
Here's what happened on Day 1, starting with the team's first free agent signee:
- Jets agree to three-year deal with free agent OT George Fant: GM Joe Douglas missed out on players like Jack Conklin and Graham Glasgow, but he landed Fant late Monday night. However, it was a very interesting signing considering he was primarily a backup with the Seahawks.
- Jets showing interest in veteran CB Prince Amukamara: New York needs some help in the secondary, and they're eyeing a consistent vet in Amukamara who knows the city very well after five seasons with the Giants.
- Jets expected to let OLB Jordan Jenkins walk, with Giants interested: He had a career year with Gang Green last season, but they're expected to let him walk into free agency. And their intra-city rival could scoop him up.
- VACCHIANO: Jets expressed serious interest in CB Chris Harris: James Bradberry is with the Giants. Byron Jones is with the Dolphins. And the Jets still need help in the secondary. Harris might be their next-best option.
- With Amari Cooper off the board, Jets must re-sign Robby Anderson: Amari Cooper found his way to the free agent market, but had a brief stay after the Cowboys brought him right back on a long-term deal. So the Jets have to up their efforts to re-sign their own receiver.
- VACCHIANO: With free agent market thinning, Jets should turn here for O-line help: The Jets need to pivot with top options off the board, so who could they go after?