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With multiple needs and plenty of money to spend, the Jets will be active in the free agent market this offseason. However, they should be wary of wasting money on players who are declining, have injury or attitude concerns, or that might be poor scheme fits. 

Let's look at six potential signings they should probably pass on.

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New York Jets third round draft pick Nathan Shepherd works out during NFL rookie camp, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Jets third round draft pick Nathan Shepherd works out during NFL rookie camp, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

After Nathan Shepherd played 16 games with five starts throughout his rookie season in 2018, the second-year defensive tackle missed the 2019 season opener as an inactive for the Jets.

Shepherd's absence from the Jets appears is primed to continue well past Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills.  

Shepherd told NFL.com's Tom Pelissero that he faces a six-game suspension for two separate violations of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. The team confirmed the news Tuesday afternoon.

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