Offensive lineman James Carpenter, wide receiver Brandon Marshall and safety Marcus Gilchrist had their base salaries for 2016 guaranteed, according to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini.
Carpenter will earn $4.45 million in base salary this season, Marshall $9.5 million and Gilchrist $5 million.
Gilchrist's cap hit will be $5.625 million while Carpenter's will be $5.575 million -- both due to signing bonuses -- while Marshall's cap hit will be $9.5 million, according to Spotrac.
If there was any doubt about whether these people were going to be back with the Jets in 2016, this removes that doubt. What is still up for grabs is whether any of them would get restructured deals as a way to alleviate cap pressure. Marshall had an incredible 2015 season, and the Jets might want to convert that large salary number into a bonus so that it can spread over a few years to make that room. These guarantees are an indication of the Jets faith in these three for 2016, but contracts could still be changed as necessary to create cap room.