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2017 Schedule
5-11, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the Jets exercised options for NT Steve McLendon and LB Josh Martin, sources confirmed. (First reported by NFL Media.) McLendon, 32, who will make $3.1 million in 2018, still is an excellent run defender and locker-room leader. Martin is one of their top special teams players and ascended to a starting job late in the season. His salary will be $1.8 million.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Today is the first day teams can apply the franchise tag. This is a non-issue for the Jets, as none of their prospective free agents is worth the tag. Truth is, they probably won't have a franchise-tag candidate until 2020, when Leonard Williams is eligible for free agency (if he plays out his fifth-year option).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets apparently will let OT Ben Ijalana test free agency. They have yet to exercise a $500,000 option bonus and the deadline was today, according to the NFL Network. The option would've triggered a $4.5 million base salary (non-guaranteed). The move saves the Jets $4.7 million on the cap. Ijalana, 28, has value because he can play left and right tackle. The Jets could try to re-sign him as a free agent.

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New Jets OC has a Kirk Cousins connection

Jeremy Bates used to coach under Mike Shanahan, and Kirk Cousins used to play for him. That common history could make for a better future in New York.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With offensive-coordinator positions filling up around the league, Jets fans might be wondering about their own OC. Jeremy Bates is expected to get the job, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Jan. 22, but the Jets have yet to make it official. Is there a snafu? Is Bates pulling a Josh McDaniels? The team has declined to comment on the delay. My sense is there's no concern within the organization and that Bates remains the guy. They're just taking their sweet time.

Team Stats

Passing Yards198.924th
Rushing Yards106.419th
Points For18.624th
Points Against23.9Tied-22nd