With the Broncos possibly out of the mix, Fitzpatrick’s only option could be to play for the Jets at a salary of around $7 million.
Cimini mentions that the Jets could show interest in veteran quarterbacks such as Brian Hoyer orJosh McCown if Fitzpatrick takes a hard-line stance in regards to his pay.
According to Cimini, the Jets have “zero interest” in free agent pass rusher Greg Hardy.
In regards to newly signed LB Bruce Carter, Cimini could see him operating as a third-down linebacker with Erin Henderson playing on first and second down.
Cimini believes the Bears could be a team to watch for DE Muhammad Wilkersonin the coming weeks. If the Bears were willing to part with their No. 11 overall pick, Cimini thinks the Jets would make that trade in a minute.
Volin believes it’s likely the Patriots will try to reward Edelman and Gronkowski, possibly by taking future base salaries and converting them into signing bonus money.
Mike Reiss gets the sense thatTerrance Knighton‘s contract with the Patriots is closer to one-year, $2 million deal than a one-year $4.5 million agreement. Reiss expects Knighton to have “realistic” incentives to push the deal up to $3 million.