New York Jets: 2018 NFL free agency tracker

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NFL free agency can move fast, so we’re here to keep you updated on who’s coming and who’s going for the New York Jets.

The New York Jets exceeded expectations in 2017 but need to be competitive in 2018 if general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles are going to keep their jobs. One way to improve is through NFL free agency where the Jets had just over $89 million in cap space to spend, according to Sporting News. Only the Cleveland Browns had more money to work with.

Cutting Muhammad Wilkerson helped reach that amount of cap space but also created another hole for Gang Green to fill. With money to spend and needs to address, the Jets are expected to be major players in free agency this offseason.

Here are New York’s free agents with updates on where they’re headed (in alphabetical order):

David Bass (UFA) –

Freddie Bishop (ERFA) –

Terrance Brooks (UFA) – Re-signed by the Jets for two years (Schefter)

Bruce Carter (UFA) –

Chandler Catanzaro (UFA) – Signing with the Buccaneers (Mike Garafolo)

Morris Claiborne (UFA) – Re-signed with the Jets (Cimini). The deal is for one year, worth $7 million (Cimini). Full contract breakdown (Cimini)

Xavier Cooper (RFA) – Re-signed with the Jets (Cimini). Contract is for one year at $780,000, no guarantee (Cimini)

Demario Davis (UFA) – Signing a three-year, $24 million contract with the Saints, $18 million guaranteed (Diana Russini)

Dakota Dozier (UFA) – Re-signed with the Jets (team website)

Kony Ealy (UFA) – Signed with the Dallas Cowboys on one-year deal (Field Yates)

Quincy Enunwa (RFA) – Given second round tender by the Jets worth $2.9 million (Rich Cimini)

Chris Gragg (UFA) –

Jonotthan Harrison (UFA) – Re-signed by the Jets (Cimini)

Ben Ijalana (UFA) – Returning to the Jets on a one-year deal (Cimini)

Wesley Johnson (UFA) – Signed by the Lions (Lions Twitter account)

Josh McCown (UFA) – re-signed with the New York Jets for one-year, $10M (Mike Garafolo) $5 million is signing bonus the other $5 million is base salary (Aaron Wilson)

Doug Middleton (ERFA) – Re-signed by the Jets (Cimini)

Rontez Miles (RFA) – Tendered contract by the Jets (Ralph Vacchiano), worth $1.9 million, right of first refusal but no draft compensation if they don’t match offer sheet (Cimini)

Mike Pennel (UFA) – Re-signed with the Jets for three years (Cimini). Full contract details (Cimini).

Brent Qvale (RFA) – Received tender with right of first refusal (Rich Cimini). Tender signed by Qvale (team website)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (UFA) – Signs with the Jacksonville Jaguars (Diana Russini). Contract is worth two years, $10 million (Cimini)

Julian Stanford (UFA) – Signed with the Bills (Rich Cimini). The deal is for three years and worth $2 million including $550,000 guaranteed. (Cimini).

Neal Sterling (RFA) – Receives original round tender from the Jets (Rich Cimini)

Lawrence Thomas (ERFA) – Re-signed by the Jets (Cimini)

Eric Tomlinson (ERFA) – Re-signed by the Jets (Cimini)

Muhammad Wilkerson (UFA) – signed one-year, $5M deal with the Green Bay Packers (Rob Demovsky), was released by the Jets on Feb. 28

Here are the outside free agents the Jets have signed with reported contract details:

Isaiah Crowellsigned a three-year deal with the Jets (Adam Schefter), replaces recently retired Matt Forte and will team up with Bilal Powell in Jets backfield. The deal is worth $12 million including $4 million guaranteed at signing (Cimini). Here is a complete breakdown of Crowell’s deal:

Teddy Bridgewaterplans to sign a one-year deal with the Jets Wednesday (Chris Mortensen), will look to stay healthy and reset his market, gives Jets another stopgap option in addition to Josh McCown as they will still likely draft a quarterback sixth overall. The deal is worth a maximum of $15 million (Schefter), with $5 million in base salary, the balance in incentives. Update to the contract, only $500,000 guaranteed (Dan Graziano).

Trumaine Johnsonexpected to sign with the Jets for roughly $15M per year (Ian Rapoport), was one of the top defensive players on the market and will help solidify the Jets secondary, joining Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. 3/14 updated contract info: five years, $72.5 million, $34 million guaranteed (Rich Cimini)

Avery WilliamsonSigns with the Jets (Rapoport), takes the place of fellow free agent Demario Davis in the middle of the defense. Deal is worth $22.5 million over three years (CAA Football). Full contract breakdown (Cimini).

Spencer Longsigned with the Jets (Rich Cimini), likely spelling the end of Wesley Johnson at center. Contract is worth $28 million over four years, plus $2 million in potential incentives (Cimini)

Cairo Santos – Signs one year deal to potentially replace Chandler Catanzaro (Cimini). Deal includes a $500,000 guarantee (Cimini).

Kevin Pierre-Louis Plans to sign with the Jets for two years (Cimini)

Brandon Copeland – Signs with the Jets after sitting out last season due to injury (Cimini). Contract is for one year at $1.2 million $100,000 signing bonus (Cimini)

Terrelle PryorSigns with the Jets (Cimini)

Andre Roberts – Signing with the Jets (Schefter)

Thomas Rawls – Signs with the Jets (Cimini)

Neville Hewitt – Signs with the Jets (Cimini)

Clive Walford – Signs with the Jets (ESPN)

Kevin Minter – Signs with the Jets (Cimini)

Charles Johnson – Signs with the Jets (Cimini)

Next: Jets lock up Teddy Bridgewater and Trumaine Johnson

Latest New York Jets free agency rumors:

New York Jets have regained interest in re-signing TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, according to Gregg Bell, but will have competition from the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints. UPDATE: Seferian-Jenkins signed a two-year, $10M deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Terrelle Pryor visiting the Jets, according to Rich Cimini.

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