The NFL has set the restricted free agent tenders for the upcoming season, according to Pro Football Talk. However, it seems unlikely the Jets will opt to tender any of their restricted free agents this year.
Punter Ryan Quigley, tight end Zach Sudfeld and wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins are all restricted free agents but none are expected to be tendered, according to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini.
Quigley has been the Jets' punter since early in the 2013 season, but most Jets fans believe the team should be able to upgrade.
Sudfeld is a good special teamer and probably would have been in the mix for playing time last year had he not been injured, but with just 10 career catches, he won't carry a lot of value in the open market.
Thompkins had a few big plays down the stretch -- and came close to making the biggest of the season in the finale against the Bills -- but as a fourth or fifth receiver that the team signed off the street, he isn't likely to be seen as indispensable.
If not tendered, a restricted free agent becomes an unrestricted free agent, but won't count as a qualifying loss for compensatory pick purposes. It wouldn't preclude any of them being re-signed to a lower-value deal, though. Restricted free agency tenders have started to be issued around the league, so the Jets may look to weigh up whether to target any of these players, some of whom would require draft pick compensation if signed.