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7-9, 3rd in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' free-agent agreement with former Rams S Marqui Christian has fallen through, a source confirmed. (NY Post first) The two sides couldn't agree to final contract terms. There appeared to be a one-year, $2 million deal in place last Saturday. This is the third known deal to fall apart in the league, perhaps fallout from COVID-19, which has delayed team physicals.

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The Jets are loading up on inside linebackers. The latest is former Raven Patrick Onwuasor (one-year contract), who played 443 defensive snaps last season and made 61 tackles and three sacks. The Joe Douglas/Baltimore connection strikes again. Baltimore tabbed Onwuasor as C.J. Mosley's replacement, but he struggled and was moved back to WLB after four games. A change of scenery might be good. The Jets now have six ILBs. Who's the odd-man out?

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Larry Hardesty

Larry Hardesty reacts to the top news of the day including Robby Anderson's departure, Noah Syndergaard's surgery and more.

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Jets act fast, sign WR Perriman to one-year deal

The Jets quickly found a replacement for Robby Anderson, signing former Bucs receiver Breshad Perriman to a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets responded to Robby Anderson's departure by agreeing to a deal with an Anderson-type receiver — Breshad Perriman (one year, $6M guaranteed). He's not nearly as productive as Anderson, but he came on strong at the end of last season for the Bucs. After three disappointing years, he averaged 17.9 ypc (6th) and had only one drop in 65 targets. He averaged 18.8 yards per target, first in the NFL. He can take the top off a defense, bringing much-needed speed to the offense.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets finished 32nd in total offense WITH Robby Anderson, so losing him isn't the end of the world. Yes, they will miss his deep speed and ability to stretch a defense, but they're not losing a WR1. He goes to Carolina for two years, $20M, including $12M in year one. The Jets wanted him back, but not for that much. Now the pressure is on GM Joe Douglas to find a starting-caliber WR. He could take Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb at 11 or wait until Round 2 or 3. Deep draft. They also need a veteran

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Source: WR Anderson leaves Jets for Panthers

Receiver Robby Anderson, who caught 52 passes for 779 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Jets, has reached a two-year, $20 million deal with the Panthers, a source told ESPN.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though the Jets still have a need at tackle, they're not likely to immediately pursue Redskins LT Trent Williams in a trade. Nor should they. He was a Pro Bowl player from age 24-30, but he will be 32 in July and hasn't played in a year. The cost, in both salary and trade compensation, wouldn't jibe with how the Jets are approaching the offseason. They can draft an OT with the 11th pick. Failing that, they could explore a trade during the draft if Washington and Williams drop their prices.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

In Mel Kiper's mock draft 3.0, he has the Jets taking OT Jedrick Wills, Jr. at 11. He's the third OT off his board, behind Tristan Wirfs (8) and Mekhi Becton (10). You're thinking, "Another OLM?" Yes, it makes sense even with the new free agents. LT George Fant has never started a full season and RT Chuma Edoga is unproven. Worth noting: WRs Jerry Jeudy and Cee Dee Lamb are still available in the mock. That has to be tempting, especially if they lose Robby Anderson.

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Jenkins agrees to re-sign with Jets, source says

After failing to land a long-term deal on the open market, linebacker Jordan Jenkins is returning to the Jets on a one-year contract, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The return of OLB Jordan Jenkins is a win for the Jets, who keep a solid starter at a reasonable price — one year for a reported $5M (NFL Network). The market never warmed for him, so he decided to accept the Jets' prove-it deal. In a year, he can take another bite at the apple. Despite a team-high eight sacks, Jordan isn't a prolific edge rusher, but he's a good, complementary piece in Gregg Williams' defense. The Jets still are seeking that elusive edge presence.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets and the Johnson family have made a $1 million joint donation to multiple United Way agencies in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The support will help families and individuals in need. Support also will assist vulnerable populations, such as families and individuals facing loss of income due to business and school closures and children lacking access to school meals.

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LB James Burgess, a non-tendered RFA, is returning to the Jets on a one-year contract. He's a Gregg Williams favorite who provides nice depth at "Mike" linebacker. He gives the Jets four experienced ILBs, with C.J. Mosley, Avery Williamson and Neville Hewitt. They also have second-year LB Blake Cashman returning from shoulder surgery.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Analyzing the Jets' free-agent moves and how they could impact their draft strategy.

Could the Jets still end up with Robby Anderson? (0:59)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The addition of former Colts CB Pierre Desir (one-year contract) makes sense in that a.) the Jets are desperate for corners and b.) assistant GM Rex Hogan, a former Colts exec, is familiar with him. Desir had a promising 2018 and landed a 3-year extension, but his coverage and tackling slipped last season. Said one NFL scout: "Good player, down last year. Mindset seemed to change a bit." Also a questionable scheme fit, as the Colts played the highest-percentage of Cover-2 in the league, per ESPN

Team Stats

Passing Yards194.429th
Rushing Yards78.631st
Points For17.331st
Points Against22.4