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The Jets are adding former Ravens and Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

The team will reportedly waive RB Zac Stacy due to a failed physical, according to Adam Caplan.

In seven games with the Jaguars last season, Pierce ran the ball only six times for 11 yards, and added three receptions for seven yards. 

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Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen warms up before the game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Images)
Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen warms up before the game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Images)

With Day 1 of NFL free agency in the books, here are some quick thoughts about how the "legal tampering period" has gone so far and what some of it might mean for the Jets.

No country for ol' Wilkersons

Much of what the Jets do (or don't) in free agency will come down to what happens with Muhammad Wilkerson and how soon that takes place. Since the team has to allocate $15 million in cap space to his non-exclusive tagging, that's money the team can't spend elsewhere. The Giants, Bucs, Jaguars, Dolphins and Cowboys are said to be free agent players for defensive line talent, but their attention seems to be focused on Adrian Clayborn (ATL), Charles Johnson (CAR) and Mario Williams (BUF), who are all now free agents. So far, it seems teams are more interested in kicking the tires on those three arbitrage Wilkerson talents since they won't cost their team any draft picks to sign unlike Wilkerson. My money is squarely on Wilkerson remaining in New York when the initial free agency dust settles. Worst-case scenario? The Jets squeeze one final season on a team-controlled contract out of one of the best defensive talents in the NFL.

… or maybe not

A report surfaced Monday night that the Jets might have interest in Los Angeles Rams free agent Nick Fairley. Fairley is a capable player, but might only be a two-down DT in the Jets system. Bent and I consider Fairley a degraded analog for Wilkerson that than one for Damon Harrison, which makes Fairley a Wilkerson roster backfill in the case of a vacancy. So the Jets' interest in Fairley might be an innocent check-in, or it might be an indicator of bigger moving pieces.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Chris Ivory, Damon Harrison, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Zac Stacy, Brian Bassett
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Over the next few weeks we will be looking at each position on the New York Jets roster and seeking your input on who you think should stay and who you think should go. Up next, the Jets' running backs.

Overview: Where to go from here? In some ways I am at war with myself. I know the current NFL to be one where running backs are mostly considered disposable commodities. Yes, the best running backs do add value to a team, though proportionally so much less than 15 years ago. I also know that the Jets' backups who are signed through 2016 are not even close to as good as the team's top two runners. Letting Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell simply hand over their duties to Stevan Ridley and Zac Stacy could grind the Jets 2016 offense to a screeching halt. Should Powell and Ivory both walk, this group has the potential to be an unholy alliance of the 1995 and 2006 Jets backfields.

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Tags: Bilal Powell, Chris Ivory, Stevan Ridley, Tommy Bohanon, Zac Stacy, Brian Bassett
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The Jets placed running back Zac Stacy on IR on Saturday. (AP)
The Jets placed running back Zac Stacy on IR on Saturday. (AP)

The Jets activated wide receiver Quincy Enunwa and signed defensive end Mike Catapano for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Enunwa will return to the Jets after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. He has eight catches for 94 yards this season.

Catapano, 25, will join the Jets after spending the 2013 season with the Chiefs, playing 15 games. A third-year player out of Princeton, Catapano was a seventh-round draft pick in 2013.

To make room on the roster, the Jets placed running back Zac Stacy, who suffered a fractured ankle in the Jets' Nov. 12 game against the Bills, on injured reserve and waived safety Ronald Martin.

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The Jets did an impressive job filling out their top?spots on offense and defense during the?free agency?and draft with additions like Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Brandon Marshall, James Carpenter,?Ryan Fitzpatrick, Leonard Williams and Devin Smith. ?

But the front office?also worked hard to build up the back half of roster through smart free agency retentions,?under the radar trades -- and of course team competition. ?

With OTAs and minicamps in the books and training camp little more than a month away, here's four?players to watch in July and August at Jets Training Camp in Florham Park who might to prove to have bigger roles than many might first thought.

Tags: brianbassett, Chris Owusu, jmcguire860, NYJets, Rontez Miles, Wes Saxton, Zac Stacy, Brian Bassett
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