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Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

It isn't news that the Jets have cut veteran CB Trumaine Johnson, but it hasn't been official. Until now. 

At end of day on June 1, New York parting ways with Johnson will be set in stone as a post-June 1 cut. In doing so, GM Joe Douglas makes a smart move to save a lot in cap room. 

Johnson's $15 million in 2020 salary was still on the team's books. But as of tomorrow, he will only count for $4 million toward the cap. In turn, the Jets will have $11 million put back on their cap. 

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Nov 5, 2016; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Virginia Cavaliers defensive back Bryce Hall (34) stands on the field during the second half against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. The Demon Deacons defeated the Cavaliers 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports (Jeremy Brevard)
Nov 5, 2016; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Virginia Cavaliers defensive back Bryce Hall (34) stands on the field during the second half against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. The Demon Deacons defeated the Cavaliers 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports (Jeremy Brevard)

Joe Douglas' first two days of his first draft as an NFL GM went just about as well as possible.

Douglas grabbed tackle Mekhi Becton in the first round, then traded back and picked up receiver Denzel Mims in the second round. He followed those moves up by adding safety Ashtyn Davis and edge rusher Jabari Zuniga in round three.

But on Day Three, Douglas may have landed the most intriguing of his draft packs, selecting Virginia cornerback Bryce Hall with the 158th pick. 

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Jan 19, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) runs onto the field before the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)
Jan 19, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) runs onto the field before the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)

A report from the New York Daily News surfaced on Friday that said the Jets are attempting to "free up money" to try and nab veteran free agent CB Logan Ryan. 

Adding Ryan would be a solid move for a Jets defense that definitely could use more help in their secondary, especially in a starting role. 

The Jets may have already brought in another veteran corner in Pierre Desir as well as re-signing players like Brian Poole and Arthur Maulet. But they still have a big question mark at the starting outside corner role opposite Desir on the depth chart. Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts, the team's starters entering 2019 training camp, both were cut this offseason. 

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With less than two weeks until the 2020 NFL Draft, Jets GM Joe Douglas will be putting the finishing touches on his draft plan -- his first ever in his current position. The first-round pick -- many experts are saying it's between a wide receiver or offensive tackle at No. 11 -- will be the major concern for everyone. 

But there are other needs out there for Douglas to fill with the eight picks he owns for this year's draft. 

One of them is at the cornerback position, and that's a given when you break down this Jets defense from 2019. It was an area of concern all year, as injuries and poor play plagued the unit. Still, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams managed to make something out of nothing with his secondary. 

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Dec 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) makes a catch against New York Jets defensive back Blessuan Austin (31) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) makes a catch against New York Jets defensive back Blessuan Austin (31) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

This offseason, the Jets knew they had a deficiency at cornerback, but it wasn't their top priority. GM Joe Douglas was focused on improving his offensive line, and five new players added to that group followed. He also found the time to bolster his linebacking corps with a couple new faces and some re-signings. 

At corner, he did make an upgrade as Pierre Desir joined Gregg Williams' defense as a presumptive starter given his veteran status. But, with Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts both gone, who will be starting opposite Desir is still a big question. 

The NFL Draft is in a couple of weeks, and there are some intriguing prospects who might be able to fill that role. But with other needs -- the offensive line is still a point to upgrade as well as wide receiver -- will the Jets be able to draft someone with starting-caliber talent? 

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Joe Douglas/Justin Jefferson
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The Jets have eight draft picks, including four in the first two days of the draft. That, of course, includes the third-rounder they got from the Giants in the Leonard Williams trade.

Considering how many holes they have to fill after their slow trip through the free agent market, they certainly can put those picks to good use. Exactly how they'll do that is hard to know with one month still to go until the draft starts.

But here's an early projection, based on the team's needs, what sources have said about players they might like, and what scouts have said about the value of certain players in the draft...

Tags: Bless Austin , Brian Poole, Jamison Crowder, Leonard Williams, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Nov 3, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Pierre Desir (35) looks on before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Nov 3, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Pierre Desir (35) looks on before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

How CB PIerre Desir ended up with the Jets isn't anything new for him. 

The Colts surprisingly cut the veteran they signed to a three-year, $25 million extension last season, and it was an obvious shock to Desir. Talking with The Athletic's Connor Hughes, Desir said the emotions were definitely there. 

But then a call from the Jets came a half hour after the Colts told him at noon on Saturday that he was being released. He called the situation "a blessing." 

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Joe Douglas
Joe Douglas

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Jets general manager Joe Douglas told anyone who would listen that he was going to focus on rebuilding the offensive line this offseason -- and boy, did he ever. Four of the six free agents he signed from other teams were offensive linemen, and he brought back one from last year's Jets, too.

And that's great. The Jets' line should be better and stronger and deeper in 2020, which means more protection for quarterback Sam Darnold and running back Le'Veon Bell. The Jets' offense will be better, and obviously that's important.

But what about everything else Douglas still has to do?

Tags: Brian Poole, Jamison Crowder, Jordan Jenkins, Josh McCown, Le'Veon Bell, Markus Golden, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Trevor Siemian, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Jets GM Joe Douglas has added another cornerback to his roster for the 2020 season, and it's a starting caliber one in veteran CB Pierre Desir, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Sunday. 

Desir was released by the Colts on Saturday in an unexpected move, and it didn't take New York long to scoop him up. He now figures to be their top cornerback when the season starts. 

The 29-year-old has spent time with the Browns, Chargers, and most recently, the Colts, who he signed a three-year deal with last season worth $22.85 million. But, for whatever reason, the Colts decided to enact his opt out clause before $3 million of his 2020 salary was guaranteed on Sunday. 

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Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Jets have officially parted ways with one of the most disappointing free agent signings in team history.

On Wednesday, the team made official what's been all but a certainty, releasing cornerback Trumaine Johnson, designating it as a post-June 1 cut to free up some immediate cap space.

The cornerback came to the Jets with much fanfare in 2018, inking a five-year, $72.5 million contract, which included $34 million in guarantees. But following a six-year run with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, Johnson struggled mightily in New York.

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Aug 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) warms up before his game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Aug 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) warms up before his game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

With free agency well underway on Monday, the Jets are reportedly among teams looking into CB Prince Amukamara's market, per The Athletic's Connor Hughes

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano alluded to Amukamara being an option for them if they didn't want to look into the top tier options of Byron Jones and James Bradberry, two players who are now off the market. Bradberry signed a three-year deal with the Giants, and the Jets will be playing against Jones, who signed a massive deal with the Dolphins.

Amukamara, 30, would cost much less but is still a reliable option as an outside corner. As Hughes points out, his Pro Football Focus grades have been consistent and solid over the past three seasons at 71.5, 77.1 and 70.5. 

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The NFL players narrowly voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement that guarantees them more revenue, more teams in the playoffs, and a 17-game regular season.

It also could guarantee the Jets a better receiving corps this year.

Now that the CBA has officially passed, NFL teams will no longer be able to use both the franchise and transition tag this offseason -- something they would've been able to do in the final year of the old CBA if the new one had been voted down. That's a particular problem for the Cowboys, who were reportedly considering tagging both quarterback Dak Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper.

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The Giants and Jets have both made big-money investments in cornerbacks over the last four years, only to get less than satisfying returns. Still, both may be poised to do it again next week.

And they seem to be targeting the same ones.

There could be a Giants vs. Jets showdown brewing for the services of the top corners since both local teams have expressed some level of interest in free agents Byron Jones and James Bradberry, according to NFL sources. They've both also signaled that their interest is real and that -- to a point -- they are willing to spend.

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The Giants and Jets have both made big-money investments in cornerbacks over the last four years, only to get less than satisfying returns. Still, both may be poised to do it again next week.

And they seem to be targeting the same ones.

There could be a Giants vs. Jets showdown brewing for the services of the top corners since both local teams have expressed some level of interest in free agents Byron Jones and James Bradberry, according to NFL sources. They've both also signaled that their interest is real and that -- to a point -- they are willing to spend.

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The Jets have informed cornerback Trumaine Johnson that he'll be cut, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.

Johnson's $11 million salary had been set to become fully guaranteed on March 20. 

Per earlier reporting from Vacchiano, Johnson will be cut as soon as the players vote on the new CBA and the 2020 rules are set, according to an NFL source. When he's cut, he'll leave $12 million in dead money on the Jets' cap and they would prefer to split that hit over two seasons.

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Two years ago, the Jets gave Trumaine Johnson a five-year, $72.5 million contract that turned out to be one of the worst in franchise history.

And if they're feeling burned by that, it's definitely not showing.

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The NFL's offseason started in earnest on Monday, as the league descended on the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis to begin preparations for the NFL Draft. When the week-long meat market is over, free agency will only be two weeks away.

The Jets obviously still have plenty of holes despite a strong finish to their 7-9 season. Here's a look at the five areas -- in order of importance -- that rookie GM Joe Douglas will need to address the most over the next few months:

Tags: Bless Austin , Brian Poole, Jamison Crowder, Jonotthon Harrison, Kelvin Beachum, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Free agency hasn't worked out well for the Jets. They spent a lot of money under former GM Mike Maccagnan and very few of those contracts have turned out to be worth the money. Some of them, in fact, now look like the worst deals the Jets have ever made.

So it's with that knowledge and a sense of great caution that the Jets head into their first offseason under new GM Joe Douglas. He's armed with about $50 million in salary cap space to spend, and likely a lot more coming when he's finished with his cuts. And he will spend, because he has to on a team filled with far too many holes.

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The Jets will head into the first free-agent signing period under new GM Joe Douglas with a ton of money to spend for the third straight year. This time they'll start with at least $50 million, and probably a whole lot more.

The question, though, is whether he'll spend it any better - or smarter - than former GM Mike Maccagnan did.

That remains to be seen, of course, but Douglas will have to begin this offseason erasing some of Maccagnan's mistakes. There are plenty of players on the roster with huge salaries who aren't exactly living up to the numbers. Douglas will have the opportunity to clear a few of them out.

Tags: Avery Williamson, Brian Winters, Quincy Enunwa, Steven McLendon, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Demarcus Robinson

Super Bowl LIV is finally here, as the Chiefs and 49ers square off at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday night to see who will hoist the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy at the end of the night. 

Both squads have their stars. Patrick Mahomes leads a stacked offense that includes Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce as his weapons. But they're going to have to face off against Richard ShermanNick Bosa and the rest of the NFL's No. 2 defense. And, of course, you can't sleep on Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, and the rest of that Niners offense that ran all over the Packers two weeks ago. 

But, for Jets fans, it's a chance to keep your eye on a few players that are set to enter free agency once this game is over. 

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Dec 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) makes a catch against New York Jets defensive back Blessuan Austin (31) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) makes a catch against New York Jets defensive back Blessuan Austin (31) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

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Over the last week or so, we've been taking an in-depth look at the rookie season for each member of the Jets' 2019 rookie class. We continue today with a look at cornerback Bless Austin, who was selected in the sixth round.

For much of the season, Austin was a forgotten man, as he was on the non-football injury list rehabbing a serious knee injury. However, he was activated in November and soon found himself in a starting role after Darryl Roberts got injured and Nate Hairston was benched. Over the next five weeks, Austin and Arthur Maulet provided the Jets with the most consistent cornerback play the team enjoyed all season and it looked like Austin was establishing himself as a potential starter for 2020 and beyond.

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Jets GM Joe Douglas
Jets GM Joe Douglas

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Jets GM Joe Douglas has a lot of work to do this offseason as he begins to reshape the roster the way he wants it to be. And he'll start with the Jets' 23 unrestricted free agents -- most of whom will likely be gone when he's done.

Here's a look at those players -- and whether Douglas should keep them or not -- plus the lone restricted free agent, and a few other players who could be, and perhaps should be, offseason salary cap cuts:

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Nov 10, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) is tackled by New York Jets defensive back Blessuan Austin (31) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 10, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) is tackled by New York Jets defensive back Blessuan Austin (31) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Another week has gone by, and another Jets win transpired. This team is simply clicking everywhere, and while the offensive side of the ball has garnered a lot of praise, it has been the defense that continues to step up and prove that they are one of the best units in the league. 

And that's come with injuries to starters like Avery Williamson, C.J. Mosley and Trumaine Johnson, to name a few. Depth players have had to step up, and lately, none has been more noticeable than rookie CB Bless Austin

The Rutgers product has been a fan favorite during this three-game win streak, as injuries to Darryl Roberts, along with Johnson, have given Austin the opportunity to make a good first impression on defense. 

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The saddest thing about the current state of the Jets is that this was supposed to be the year they arrived. After nine years of waiting for a playoff game, after enduring three years of rebuilding under ex-GM Mike Maccagnan, it was all supposed to come together in 2019.

Not only didn't that happen, but now the Jets appear to be on the brink of a rebuilding project again.

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Vernon Hargreaves (Kirby Lee)

The Jets need some cornerback help, and the Bucs may have just helped them out a bit with a transaction on Tuesday. 

Tampa Bay released Vernon Hargreaves III, a former first-round pick back in 2016, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Hargreaves, who was arguably the top cornerback prospect coming out of Florida in that Draft, hasn't panned out with the Bucs. And during the team's loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, a certain non-hustle play that resulted in a large gain for Arizona prompted head coach Bruce Arians to bench him for the rest of the game. 

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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur (left) shakes with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur (left) shakes with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

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The Giants and Jets are a combined 3-14, one year after going a combined 9-23, one year after going a combined 8-24. That's a 20-61 record over the last 2 ½ seasons, for a "winning" percentage of .246.

So no, the Giants and Jets don't match up particularly well with the rest of the professional football world right now. But how do they match up with each other?

In advance of their big showdown on Sunday at the Meadowlands, let's take a look:

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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur (left) shakes with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur (left) shakes with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

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The Giants and Jets are a combined 3-14, one year after going a combined 9-23, one year after going a combined 8-24. That's a 20-61 record over the last 2 ½ seasons, for a "winning" percentage of .246.

So no, the Giants and Jets don't match up particularly well with the rest of the professional football world right now. But how do they match up with each other?

In advance of their big showdown on Sunday at the Meadowlands, let's take a look:

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Oct 27, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts (27) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports (Douglas DeFelice)
Oct 27, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts (27) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports (Douglas DeFelice)

The Jets have already been without their starting linebackers for weeks now. Leading up to Sunday's matchup with the Giants, it looks like they'll be without their starting cornerbacks as well. 

Trumaine Johnson has hit the IR this week, and is likely done as a Jet. And now head coach Adam Gase revealed on Thursday that CB Darryl Roberts suffered a calf injury during practice on Wednesday. 

According to The Daily News' Manish Mehta, Roberts is dealing with a calf strain, which would likely keep him out on Sunday. 

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Oct 6, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Maurice Canady (26) defends against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Baltimore won 26-23 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Oct 6, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Maurice Canady (26) defends against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Baltimore won 26-23 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

The Jets placed CB Trumaine Johnson on Injured Reserve earlier this week, and the team has now added a new cornerback into the secondary mix.

The Jets have claimed CB Maurice Canady, who was waived by the Ravens on Tuesday. To make room on the roster, the team placed S Rontez Miles on IR.

Canady, a 25-year-old native of Richmond, Va., was originally a sixth round pick of the Ravens in 2016 out of Virginia. In 24 career games for Baltimore, Canady made two starts, recording 50 total tackles. He made his first career interception earlier this season against Baker Mayfield and the Browns. 

 

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The Jets announced Tuesday that they've placed CB Trumaine Johnson and WR Josh Bellamy on Injured Reserve.

Johnson, who played in seven games this season (five starts), had 25 tackles, two passes defended and one interception on the season before being placed on IR. He exited the Jets' loss to the Jaguars in Week 8 with an ankle injury and did not play in their loss to the Dolphins this week.

Based on his play for the team over the last two seasons and how his contract is set up, it isn't too far off to believe that Johnson will not suit up in a Jets uniform again.

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Oct 21, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett II (13) catches a touchdown pass against New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 21, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett II (13) catches a touchdown pass against New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Jets have ruled out starting cornerback Trumaine Johnson and center Ryan Kalil for the team's Week 9 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Johnson suffered an ankle injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8 and has not practiced all week. While Kalil is dealing with knee and elbow injuries, and has not practiced all week as well. He played just 26 snaps (43 percent) in Week 7 and 32 snaps (55 percent) in Week 8 after playing in almost every one of the Jets offensive snaps through the first six weeks of the season.

C.J. Mosley is expected to miss 5-6 weeks with a groin injury, while wide receiver Josh Bellamy (foot and shoulder) and safety Rontez Miles (neck and hip) were also ruled out for Week 9.

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New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) defends Cleveland Browns' Demetrius Harris (88) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) defends Cleveland Browns' Demetrius Harris (88) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Jets safety Jamal Adams popped up on Thursday's injury report and was listed as limited, but head coach Adam Gase said Friday that the third-year pro had his foot stepped on late in practice. He sat out the rest of practice, but suiting up for Sunday's Week 9 matchup with the Dolphins.

"Someone stepped on his foot pretty deep into practice," Gase said. "We were just being precautionary, but everything is fine there."

While Adams is expected to play, a slew of players will be limited in Friday's practice, including tight end Chris Herndon. Herndon injured his hamstring while serving a four-game suspension to begin the season and has yet to make his 2019 debut.

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It's been an eventful week for Jets safety Jamal Adams.

After his name came up in trade rumors earlier this week, Adams was listed as a limited participant at Jets practice on Thursday. He had not been listed on the report before Thursday, and head coach Adam Gase did not mention Adams among the Jets' injured players at his pre-practice press conference. 

Meanwhile, eight Jets did not participate on Thursday, with the list highlighted by Trumaine Johnson (ankles), CJ Mosley (groin), and Ryan Kalil (knee/elbow).

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Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) and cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) celebrate during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) and cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) celebrate during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson is questionable to return against the Jacksonville Jaguars with an ankle injury.

Johnson ran off the field and into the Jets' locker room after suffering the injury.

He was on the team's injury report prior to the game with an ankle injury, and was limited in practice on Friday.

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Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)
Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- People around the NFL are circling the Jets like vultures, believing their roster is ripe for the picking. They see talent there, even though it's collectively not working. And they see a GM in charge of a roster he didn't choose or build.

That's a formula that usually leads to a firesale, and that's what many around the NFL are expecting from the Jets between now and the NFL trading deadline on Tuesday afternoon. They have some very interesting pieces that may not have a long-term future in New York. The big prize is Leonard Williams, but someone could get a consolation prize like receiver Robby Anderson, too.

Who else could be traded? And will it really be a case of "Everything (almost) must go!"? Here's all the latest information on the Jets' trade possibilities, including sourced material, rumors and reports on the tradeable assets they have:

Tags: Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Robby Anderson, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

If the Jets elect to become sellers leading up to the NFL trade deadline, could Robby Anderson be headed for a new team?

According to a report from Bleacher Report's Connor Rogers, there is interest around the league for Anderson's services.

Rogers notes that teams called the Jets last year attempting to trade for the wide receiver, but the Jets, led by GM Mike Maccagnan, had no intentions of moving him. 

It will certainly be interesting to see what the price for starting wide receivers will be at this year's trade deadline on October 29 at 4 PM. The 49ers got things started on Tuesday, acquiring Emmanuel Sanders and a fifth round pick from the Broncos in exchange for a third round pick and a fourth round pick in next year's draft.

Tags: Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson
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Adam Gase
Adam Gase

Monday night's game against the Patriots is one Sam Darnold would love to forget as quickly as possible. And even though he may want to burn the tape, head coach Adam Gase knows his young quarterback must watch his mistakes to hopefully make sure this result never sees the light of day again. 

"We have to learn from this game," Gase told reporters during a conference call on Monday. "It's a game where it's very painful and frustrating to go through. You have to take as much from what you can as far as to learn from mistakes made, learn from the experience, and put yourself in position to where that doesn't happen again."

It was Darnold's worst start of his early career by far. He finished with only 86 yards on 11-for-32 throwing with a career-high four interceptions. His quarterback rating was 3.6...

Tags: Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson, Scott Thompson
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With the Jets at 1-5, GM Joe Douglas could potentially deal some big names in advance of the trade deadline.

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano recently wrote about the few big pieces he has to sell …

DL Leonard Williams

The Jets keep praising the 25-year-old despite his lack of production. "He really has played well," defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said on Friday. "He's graded out high each and every week."

Tags: Kelechi Osemele, Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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After his second interception of the game, with the Jets already trailing, 24-0, Sam Darnold was catching his breath on the sidelines, lamenting the blitzes that kept breaking through the offensive line. It was clear he was either rattled or, at the least, confused by what he was seeing.

That's when the ESPN mic caught him saying "I'm seeing ghosts."

That's not a good sign for a quarterback, but it's clear that's what was happening. He was under so much pressure in the pocket, forced to deal with pass rushers coming from everywhere, he couldn't get an accurate read on the coverage. He was seeing things that weren't there, and not seeing things that were there.

Tags: Brandon Shell, Brian Winters, Kelechi Osemele, Kelvin Beachum, Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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The Jets may have a glimmer of hope now that Sam Darnold is back in the lineup, but they are still facing a stark and unfortunate reality. Since 1990, when the NFL playoffs expanded, only one team has started 0-4 and gone on to make the playoffs. And it hasn't happened since the San Diego Chargers did it in 1992.

That's why between now and the trading deadline on Oct. 29, many around the league believe the Jets' motto should be, and will be: "Sell!"

A lot can happen in the three games between now and that deadline, of course, but multiple league sources told SNY that they expect new Jets GM Joe Douglas to be extremely active in the next few weeks. One source used the word "firesale" to describe what he expects would happen thanks to the combination of a new GM, a team with an 0-4 record, and several expensive but talented players who may not fit in to his long-term plan.
 

Tags: Kelechi Osemele, Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Sep 15, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) for a touchdown in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 15, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) for a touchdown in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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Stefon Diggs is a 25-year-old receiver, coming off a 100-catch season and signed through 2023. Now, it seems, he wants out of Minnesota.

So there's got to be some way for the receiver-needy Jets to get him in a trade, right?

Well, probably not, because according to multiple NFL sources and reports, the Vikings just aren't ready to make Diggs available. Clearly they know he's frustrated - apparently with his role in their offense -- and they appear willing to endure it, given his age, talent, and relatively affordable deal.

Tags: Leonard Williams, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Sep 15, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) for a touchdown in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 15, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) for a touchdown in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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Stefon Diggs is a 25-year-old receiver, coming off a 100-catch season and signed through 2023. Now, it seems, he wants out of Minnesota.

So there's got to be some way for the receiver-needy Jets to get him in a trade, right?

Well, probably not, because according to multiple NFL sources and reports, the Vikings just aren't ready to make Diggs available. Clearly they know he's frustrated - apparently with his role in their offense -- and they appear willing to endure it, given his age, talent, and relatively affordable deal.

Tags: Leonard Williams, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Greg M. Cooper)
(Greg M. Cooper)

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There's been nothing predictable about the Jets' season so far -- until now.

With three key defensive players out and a third-string quarterback who was on the practice squad having never played in an NFL game this time last week, the widely anticipated Patriots blowout was exactly what we saw on Sunday afternoon.

It didn't take long for any lingering hopes that the Jets might step up to make the game competitive against all odds to evaporate altogether, as Tom Brady drove the Patriots down the field for a touchdown on each of their first three drives. This gave New England a 20-point lead early in the second quarter.

Tags: Blake Cashman, CJ Mosley, Le'Veon Bell, Quinnen Williams, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson
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Jalen Ramsey/Trumaine Johnson
Jalen Ramsey/Trumaine Johnson

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Trumaine Johnson has become a weight around the neck of the Jets defense, and his benching on Monday night likely was the beginning of his end. The 29-year-old cornerback likely won't be in the long-term plans, as the Jets continue rebuilding their defense.

But don't expect him to be replaced by Jalen Ramsey, who has asked the Jacksonville Jaguars to trade him. Johnson's albatross of a contract makes it very difficult for the Jets to do that.

That's the part that makes the latest mess with Johnson so bad -- the fact that he's only in Year 2 of a five-year, $72.5 million contract. He's already been paid more than $26 million, and he's costing the Jets $12 million against the salary cap this season. And the way his deal is structured, they might have to endure his presence on the roster for another two years, at least.

Tags: Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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No one knew why cornerback Trumaine Johnson spent roughly the first three quarters out of action until head coach Adam Gase spoke briefly after the game.

Unable to sustain drive on offense, the defense suffered for the Jets in Monday's 23-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Among the questions SNY's Ray Lucas and Bart Scott had once the final horn sounded, what was the real reason why Gase and Gang Green kept Johnson on the sidelines?

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Decimated by injuries, including linebacker C.J. Mosley (strained groin) and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (sprained left ankle), the Jets trotted out a revised defense against a Browns offense littered with dangerous skill players but did not play Trumaine Johnson until the cornerback was forced into action.

Tags: Baker Mayfield, CJ Mosley, Odell Beckham Jr., Quinnen Williams, Trumaine Johnson
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Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian (19) walks off the field after an injury during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian (19) walks off the field after an injury during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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OK, now what?

It was bad enough when the Jets learned quarterback Sam Darnold was out indefinitely with mono, but now they've lost backup quarterback Trevor Siemian, too. He suffered what looked like a nasty ankle injury in the first half of the Jets' 23-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. That forced the Jets to turn to Luke Falk, who had been promoted from the practice squad earlier in the day.

Tags: Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Trevor Siemian, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Gregg Williams
Gregg Williams

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Gregg Williams took the bait, because of course he did. That's exactly what he wanted to do. He didn't have to. He's a grown man, 61 years old, a coach with 30 years of NFL experience. He could have just let those nasty things that Odell Beckham Jr. said about him go.

But that's not Williams' style. He's a brash, harsh, tough guy who at the very least wants to project the image that he'll never back down from a fight. So when he was asked on Friday about Beckham's accusation that Williams ordered his players to intentionally injure the attention-seeking receiver two years ago, Williams began by saying this:

"Odell who?"

Tags: Odell Beckham Jr., Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Aug 29, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Aug 29, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

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Since Sunday's game, there's been a lot of attention centered around the team's kicking woes. Kaare Vedvik, who the Jets picked up to stop the bleeding in that department, missed both his attempts -- a 45-yard field goal and an extra point. 

On Tuesday, though, the Jets brought in their fourth kicker of the year in Sam Ficken after hosting multiple players at the team facility. So with that (hopefully) settled, here are some other issues the Jets will need to focus on:

Tags: Chris Herndon, Le'Veon Bell, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson
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 (Vincent Carchietta)
(Vincent Carchietta)

The Jets' fourth-quarter breakdown on defense has been well publicized since the team's tough Opening Day loss to the Bills on Sunday. You can place blame where you want when analyzing what caused the defensive mishap, whether it be C.J. Mosley's absence or not enough pressure on Josh Allen

However, a recurring theme throughout the game was the Jets' struggling cornerbacks. 

Bills WR John Brown was a nuisance all day toward Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts -- the Jets' starting corners on the outside. He had seven receptions for 123 yards and the game-winning touchdown on his stat sheet at the end of the day, as they couldn't keep up with his blazing speed...

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