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For the New York Jets, 2013 wasn't pretty from a salary cap perspective. The team had over $20 million in dead money for just five players. But after some austerity measures in the first year under John Idzik's direction, the outlook for the team's cap outlook seems much improved. After just one season under Idzik, the team was able to eke out?a small amount of cap carryover from 2013 despite taking a $13 million dead money hit for Darrelle Revis.

As we enter 2014, the Jets enter the new league year with what is (for now) the lowest value of "dead money" in the entire league according to Kevin Seifert and ESPN's Roster Management System.

According to the RMS, the Jets have just $48,958 in dead money as of the start of this week. Compare that to the Panthers who have a $17 million dead money charge, mostly due to trading Jon Beason.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, jets, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, NYJets, salary cap, santonio holmes, Brian Bassett
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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not!?Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.

After Sunday?s loss in Carolina, the time for a green and white playoff pipe dream has all but come and gone. What was once a roaring fire after the upset win over New Orleans is now a collection of smoldering kindling waiting to be mathematically eliminated

Tags: Dee Milliner, Geno Smith, Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, nfl, Opinion, Rex Ryan, santonio holmes, Sheldon Richardson, Brian Bassett
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In what seemed like a last-ditch game for the Jets, bringing as much talent to bear against the Dolphins would seem like a good plan, but after a last minute activation, Jets recevier Santonio Holmes only saw three snaps in the?rather disheartening loss to the Dolphins.
Ryan said there was a plan to "pace" Holmes through Sunday, which saw rookie starting quarterback Geno Smith benched after a terrible first half in favor of the inexperienced Matt Simms.

"We didn't want to overload him," the coach said of Holmes. "We were trying to be careful out there. I don't' know how many plays he played, but I know it wasn't that many."

That plan hadn't been relayed to Holmes, though, he said.

Tags: NYJets, santonio holmes, the Dolphins, Brian Bassett
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The Jets offense has struggled without Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley being available to play, so it might be bad news again for the Jets regarding the team's two top receivers should neither be able to suit up tomorrow.

Kerley has been out the past two games with a dislocated elbow while Holmes has had a series of injuries this year returning from his Lisfranc injury last year. ?Both Kerley and Holmes are?listed as questionable for Miami and while Holmes didn't practice he was optimistic about his status for the game.

?I feel like I have been feeling the past two weeks. Pretty good,? Holmes told the New York Post. ?Coach Rex Ryan was less enthusiastic. ??We?ll see how he is,? Ryan said. ?He did not practice [Friday] so I?m concerned.?

Tags: dislocated elbow, holmes, Jeremy Kerley, NYJets, santonio holmes, Brian Bassett
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After a week off, the Jets have gotten back to practice and Santonio Holmes looks as if he is ready to return to the field full time. Holmes has missed the past five games due to a hamstring injury after easing back into the lineup this year from his season-ending Lisfranc injury suffered just four games into the 2012 season.

On Monday, Holmes participated in the entire 30 minutes of practice open reporters, a good indication that he could see playing time this weekend in Buffalo. Holmes worked with the team was the first such since his injury against the Titans.

So far, Holmes has 10 receptions on 24 targets for 243 yards and one score. More than half those stats came against the Bills in Week 3 when Holmes had a career day. When healthy, Holmes production has been mercurial this season but his talent combined with Geno's progress could be a boost for the Jets during the second half of the season.

Tags: Geno Smith, Jeremy Kerley, jets, New York Jets, News, Ny Jets, santonio holmes, Brian Bassett
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With the Jets on the bye, we thought it would be a good time to look ahead at the Jets upcoming offseason and get an early look at what we can expect in terms of direction and plans. ?In the NFL, the salary cap drives those plans and there's no better person to talk to than Jason Fitzgerald from OverTheCap.com. ?Jason started tracking the Jets cap in 2008 and turned NYJetsCap.com into a respected portrayal of the Jets cap. ?Eventually Jason decided to cover the entire AFC East and then the entire NFL last year under the banner of Over The Cap.

We asked Jason some questions about how the team is faring under John Idzik and what lies ahead in this two part article. First up, how do we grade the 2013 offseason and how much space can the Jets expect to spend on free agents?

TJB: Since there's not much left to do when it comes to the Jets current cap year, how do you think new GM John Idzik did in navigating his first offseason?

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Austin Howard, cap, cap space, Jets salary cap, John Idzik, Mark Sanchez, Muhammad Wilkerson, nfl, Nick Folk, Opinion, salary cap, santonio holmes, Brian Bassett
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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not!?Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.

Unless you?re a member of Nick Folk?s immediate family, the Jets? loss to the Bengals on Sunday was as embarrassing as professional defeats come.

Tags: Dee Milliner, Geno Smith, Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, nfl, Opinion, Rex Ryan, santonio holmes, Sheldon Richardson, Bent Double
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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not!?Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.

The Jets? see-saw of a season dipped low enough to scrape the ground for three straight hours Sunday afternoon.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Geno Smith, Jeremy Kerley, Marty Mornhinweg, New York Jets, Opinion, penalties, Rex Ryan, santonio holmes, Stephen Hill, Vlad Ducasse, Brian Bassett
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It was good for the Jets to open the season with a dominating win. The Bills, despite Sunday's 48-28 loss, are a good measuring stick for where the Jets stand as they are just in the very start of their hunt for a postseason bid.

Here's some of what?occurred?to us in the aftermath of Week One:

1) ?Ground and pound ain't dead yet -- Don't despair at the notion that the Jets only gained 118 yards on 36 carries (a 3.3 YPC average) just yet. ?The Bills were selling out against the run much of the game and that left players like Stephen Hill in single coverage. ?Hill was able to get open in multiple ways, be it with his speed or physicality. ?Now starts the game of NFL cat-and-mouse. ?Teams will start to dial back the eight-in-the-box stuff and that will only help the Jets running game benefit from the softer defensive front they'll see.

Tags: CJ Spiller, Film Room, laron landry, Mark Sanchez, Muhammad Wilkerson, Opinion, Quinton Coples, santonio holmes, sione pouha, Stephen Hill, Yeremiah Bell, Brian Bassett
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For the next couple of weeks I will try to go over the holes that this team has going into the NFL Draft with their options on how to deal with it along with how I think they should approach it

The Problem:?During the 2011 season the Jets struggled to get their passing game going. They finished the season 21st in passing offense, their best receiver, Dustin Keller, finished with a total of 815 yards, and Santonio Holmes struggled to get separation for most of the season, finishing with just 654 yards. Although, Santonio has the ability to be a threat on the fly pattern, overall his real strength is that slant pattern that he did so well during the 2010 season. But for that to work the Jets need to sign a credible deep threat next to him to take opposing defenses away from Santonio a little. The Jets thought Plax could be that guy, but he was not, and now they need to find a deep threat that defenses have to game plan for.

Tags: Braylon Edwards, Main Page, michael floyd, New York Jets, santonio holmes
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Tomorrow?s game can?t come soon enough.? As we gear up to watch the Jets take on the Cowboys during a marquee time slot, here are some of the matchups that I (and a couple of other bloggers) will be paying attention to.

Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff vs. Jets C Nick Mangold

This is a battle that?s made the lists of both ESPN?s Byran Boaddus and Ben Stockwell of ProFootballFocus, and for good reason. Nick Mangold, a Pro-Bowler, will be one of the keys in protecting Sanchez, which will be essential to establishing the Jets? passing game. According to Stockwell:

Tags: antionio cromartie, jets, Main Page, matchups, News, Opinion, Rex Ryan, rob ryan, santonio holmes, Adam Rotter
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