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David Harris Stays Green, Re-Signs with New York Jets

March 6th, 2015 at 3:55 PM
By Mario Scipioni

There will be no free agency for New York Jets linebacker David Harris. After trading for Brandon Marshall, general manager Mike Maccagnan took care of more much-needed business and re-signed the linebacker.

In eight NFL seasons, all with the Jets, Harris has compiled 1,019 tackles, recorded 32 sacks, and intercepted seven passes returning one for a touchdown. He has always been a solid contributor and a good leader to the team. Because of the underrated success Harris has had during his time with the Jets, especially under Rex Ryan, there was common belief that he would head to the Buffalo Bills to join forces with his former head coach. Jets fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.

Harris's new contract is a three-year deal worth $21.5 million. Even at 31-years old, it is clear that Harris is still valuable to the Jets as his consistent play along with his veteran leadership will be needed to help the team win and set examples. His three straight seasons of at least 123 tackles help serve as proof. While the Jets are making changes left and right, Harris fits the bill of stability to help the team win.

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New York Jets Make Big Trade, Acquire Brandon Marshall from Chicago Bears

March 6th, 2015 at 12:22 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Boom! There is a lot of noise coming out of Florham Park as the New York Jets have taken part in a big trade and are bringing in wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

After the Buffalo Bills generated some major buzz by acquiring LeSean McCoy and Matt Cassel in trades, the Jets have made one heck of a counter. In exchange for Marshall, the Jets will be sending the Chicago Bears their fifth-round draft pick. Jets first-time general manager Mike Maccagnan has already made his presence well-known and is not playing games. The deal will become official on Tuesday when the new league year begins pending the results of Marshall's physical.

One positive aspect of this trade is the talent the Jets are acquiring. They need a wide receiver badly and they got one of the best in the league, marking an obviously huge upgrade. At 6'5," Marshall will be an excellent deep threat and redzone target. With Marshall on one side and Eric Decker on the other, the Jets' aerial attack looks to be taking some serious form. Another good thing is the low risk the Jets take. By giving up only a fifth-round pick, the Jets have so much to gain from it. If the five-time Pro Bowl receiver puts up big numbers for Gang Green, it could turn out to be a big steal.

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How Does the LeSean McCoy–Kiko Alonso Trade Affect the New York Jets?

March 4th, 2015 at 12:13 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Football America was shellshocked with the news of the Buffalo Bills trading Kiko Alonso to the Philadelphia Eagles for LeSean McCoy. Obviously the trade impacts the Bills and Eagles, but it also affects the New York Jets in several ways.

Divisional boost: Facing LeSean McCoy twice a year will be a big challenge for Gang Green. Just like that, the Buffalo Bills are now a team to watch. The Jets now have even more pressure to build a winner. With the Bills on the rise along with the New England Patriots still running the AFC East and the Miami Dolphins always being a tough opponent, the Jets find themselves in a real war zone.

David Harris done with the Jets?: The biggest concern among Jets fans with this trade is the fate of David Harris. Former Jets head coach Rex Ryan runs the show in Buffalo now and will want to recruit some of his strongest links from the Jets. With the Bills trading an inside linebacker and Harris becoming a free agent unless the Jets give him a good offer, it looks like Harris will join forces with Ryan in Buffalo.

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New York Jets Owner Woody Johnson Has His Eyes on Signing Darrelle Revis

March 3rd, 2015 at 1:25 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Jets Nation, you may get your wish. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson really wants to see all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis in green and white again.

According to multiple reports, Johnson is pushing for Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan to sign Revis as soon as free agency begins. This goes to show that Johnson does not have a personal vendetta against Revis after all despite popular belief. Johnson even noted at his December 29th press conference that he he would have signed Revis if he knew he could have gotten him for the price the New England Patriots did, which led to tampering charges.

Is this desperation or is it that Johnson is having a change of heart? It is no secret that working with Revis's agents was never an easy task. There are three Revis holdouts to back that up.It may be safe to say that the trend of Revis holdouts was the reason the Jets did not pursue him in free agency last season.

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Demaryius Thomas Franchised by Denver Broncos, Chances of Joining New York Jets Out the Window

March 2nd, 2015 at 1:07 PM
By Mario Scipioni

It looked like New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker was going to pull off an excellent recruiting job by trying to convince his best friend and former teammate Demaryius Thomas to join the green and white. Unfortunately, the chances of Thomas signing with the Jets just went bye bye.

The Denver Broncos chose to place the franchise tag on Thomas, who has emerged into one of the NFL's elite receivers. In his five pro seasons, the 6'3" 229-pound Georgia Tech product has caught 351 passes for a total of 5,317 yards and 41 touchdowns. Some notable moments in his career include catching the catching the game-winning touchdown pass from Tim Tebow in a Wild Card Victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers, being on the receiving end of Peyton Manning's record 55th single-season touchdown in 2013, which also set the single-season passing yards record giving Manning 5,477 yards for the season, and setting a Super Bowl record with 13 receptions in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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