RG3 visits FP, NJ
The talks with Ryan Fitzpatrick and his agent Jimmy Sexton stalled badly. There might not be acrimony between the Jets and Fitzpatrick, but until someone blinks, nothing should change. So, the Jets requested a visit with Robert Griffin III, which seems to have everyone either excited or anxious. I'm sure there's legitimate interest on the part of the Jets, but this feels like an attempt to make Fitzpatrick sweat. In the nicest way, I'll say I'm hesitant about the sort of offense the Jets could run with RG3 as the team's starter, but I am not going to burn too many calories on that yet. As a backup, I'm fine with RG3 being in New York (although Geno Smith might not be as enthused), but to have him as a presumptive leader heading into a QB competition in training camp? Pass the Prozac.
Beachum hits the beaches
Former Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum visited with the Jets and apparently is heading to Jacksonville to visit with Gus Bradley and the salary cap-rich Jaguars. I believe Beachum would be a good solution for the Jets given their level of play at both tackle spots. Whatever transpired between him and the Jets didn't force the lineman to rip up his itinerary to Florida, so assume the money wasn't stunning from the player's side. I hoped the Jets would clear a salary path for Beachum while also keeping D'Brickashaw Ferguson for one last year, and that still could happen, but the Jets will have to up whatever offer they've already made for Beachum.
My kingdom for a linebacker
Some of the better players at the linebacker position have been snapped up by ambitious teams, but a quick look at a free agency tracker shows there a lot of options the Jets could pick through over the next few weeks. Erin Henderson hasn't signed with the Raiders, so there's still hope he could be back with the Jets in 2016.
Still searching for a tight end
Jermaine Gresham was said to be on the Jets' radar over the past few days, but so far there's really been nothing done at the spot other than bringing back Zach Sudfeld. I watched only a few Bears games last year, but of any Bears free agent this season (looking at you Shea McClellin), Zach Miller would be a great target. Miller could be relatively cheap -- like how Ben Watson signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Ravens -- due to his age.
Returners bring big returns
Missing out on Marcus Sherels was a slight disappointment, but the Jets still need to make additions to their roster for the sake of their return game. The Jets might want to look to the 2016 NFL Draft for some new blood in their return game, but they would be wise to bring back some veterans who have return skills like Chris Owusu -- assuming he still wants to play football after the number of injuries he has suffered.