One-year deals for WR Keelan Cole, G/C Dan Feeney

Keelan Cole attempts to make catch

Keelan Cole tries to make catch

The Jets and GM Joe Douglas are equipped with around $69 million in cap area this offseason, which is why Gang Green is anticipated to be extremely active in landing brand-new gamers from every tier.

Here’s the most recent buzz surrounding those totally free representative targets…

March 18, 5:30 p.m.

The Jets and previous Jaguars WR Keelan Cole have actually reached a one-year offer worth $5.5 million, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Cole was an undrafted totally free representative out of Kentucky-Wesleyan in 2017 when he signed with Jacksonville. He made his mark there the previous 4 seasons as a rapid receiver that can undoubtedly work in a complementary function to others. The Jets currently have Corey Davis, Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims on their lineup, however Cole includes more depth to the position that must be enjoyable to enjoy in training school.

Last season with the Jags, Cole amounted to 642 backyards on 55 receptions with 5 goals – a career-high.

New york city likewise tattooed a one-year pact with G/C Dan Feeney, a previous Battery charger, per ESPN’s Adam Caplan. He was a third-round choice back in 2017 and has actually begun every video game for the previous 3 seasons at either left guard or center.

March 18, 10:57 a.m.

The Jets have been having conversations with WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning.

Gang Green just signed fellow WR Corey Davis to a three-year deal earlier this week, but the Jets were reportedly speaking with Smith-Schuster prior to that deal, as well.

Nothing is set in stone, but it looks like they may not be finished adding playmakers to their offense just yet.

March 17, 2:34 p.m.

The Jets brought RB Josh Adams, a restricted free agent, back on a one-year deal, according to The Athletic.

Adams played in eight games for Gang Green last season, and had pretty solid numbers when he was carrying the ball. In 29 attempts, he picked up 157 yards, which was good for 5.4 yards per carry.

The Notre Dame product hasn’t seen a large workload like he did with the Eagles in 2018 as a rookie, but with an open competition at starting running back for the Jets, he returns to make his run at that.

March 16, 6:48 p.m.

The Jets and cornerback Justin Hardee have agreed to a three-year deal, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.

Terms are not yet known, but Hardee comes to Gang Green after spending his last four seasons in New Orleans.

Hardee has actually never begun an NFL video game at corner — as a matter of fact, he only had one defensive snap last season. But he has been productive in special teams. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week back in Week 9 of 2017.

The Jets now have some added depth in the secondary and help on special teams.

March 16, 5:33 p.m.

The Jets have shown interest in safety Keanu Neal, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.

Neal and Marcus Maye were teammates at the University of Florida, and current Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich was Neal’s defensive coordinator in Atlanta.

Neal played in 15 games last year, and made 100 tackles with one interception.

March 16, 1:24 p.m.

CB Shaquill Griffin, who was a top cornerback on the free agent market the Jets could’ve targeted, is going back home to Florida.

He signed a three-year pact with the Jacksonville Jaguars worth up to $44.5 million with $29 million guaranteed.

The Jets still need a No. 1 cornerback and one of their best options is gone. There are others like Patrick Peterson and Will Jackson on the market.

March 15, 11:07 p.m.

Trey Hendrickson has agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal with the Bengals, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Hendrickson will immediately fill the void left by Carl Lawson, who the Jets signed earlier on Monday.

SNY’s Ralph Vaccinao reported earlier Monday that the Jets were in pursuit of Hendrickson, but he has taken a different route.

March 15, 6:52 p.m.

Kendrick Bourne has agreed to a three-year, $22.5 million deal with the New England Patriots, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday night.

The Jets were interested in Bourne, but he wasn’t considered a high priority for them, according to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.

March 15, 5:15 p.m.

SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano has confirmed that the Jets are one of a few teams showing interest in San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne — though he is not a high priority for the team at the moment.

The 6-1, 200 pound receiver has been a fairly productive third receiver for the 49ers.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that the New England Patriots are working on a potential deal with Bourne, but he’s gotten multiple offers and is still talking to other teams — like the Jets.

March 15, 4:16 p.m.

Joe Thuney, who was one of the top targets on the Jets’ board, has signed a five-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs worth $80 million, reports SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.

March 15, 2:57 p.m.

The Jets are “in pursuit” of free agent DE Trey Hendrickson, reports SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.

Hendrickson, 26, had a career year in 2020 for the New Orleans Saints, racking up 13.5 sacks in 15 starts.

He amassed just 6.5 sacks over the first three seasons in his career, appearing in 30 games (three starts) from 2017 to 2019.

March 15, 2:02 p.m.

The Jets have Joe Thuney near the top of their list, but the New England Patriots could be a serious threat.

The Pats have interest in retaining Thuney, reports SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano. Per Vacchiano, New England’s interest in Thuney bears watching due in part to the question of how much of a bidding war the Jets are willing to get into for him.

New England has already agreed to terms with potential Jets target Matt Judon, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

March 15, 11:54 a.m.

While the Jets will be looking in the upper echelon of free agents, second-tier guys will also be on their radar if they miss out on landing the top dogs.

The Jets have an interest in 49ers cornerback K’Waun Williams and the interest appears to be mutual, an NFL source told SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.

The Jets are unlikely to make any offers to him right away, though, until the first wave of free agency is over. Several teams have reached out to the 29-year-old New Jersey native, who played in only eight games last season due to a knee injury.

He’s considered one of the top slot cornerbacks on the market, though, and is known to be a favorite of new head coach Robert Saleh, the 49ers’ former defensive coordinator.

March 15, 11:06 a.m.

According to NFL Network’s Jeremy Fowler, there is mutual interest between the Jets and WR Breshad Perriman to work out a deal for the veteran to return to New York next season. Fowler added it might not get done, but it’s been brought up.

Perriman joined the Jets last year when Robby Anderson chose the Carolina Panthers instead of returning to the Jets. Injuries hampered Perriman a bit, which has been a problem in the previous, and he hauled in just 30 catches for 505 yards and 3 touchdowns.

He’s still a vertical threat when he’s healthy and just 27 years old. Perriman wouldn’t cost much either.

March 15, 9:30 a.m.

When the “legal tampering” period begins on Monday at noon, the Jets are expected to look heavy in the edge rusher department, multiple sources told SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.

There are a good crop of edge rushers, including Matt Judon, Yannick Ngakoue, Bud Dupree and more that the Jets could bring over to New York.

They are also expected to be looking in the offensive line department, something Douglas is determined to fix for whoever quarterbacks the team this season. Guard Joe Thuney makes the list there.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long included to this report.