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Yesterday, the New York Jets cut right tackle, Damien Woody, nose tackle Kris Jenkins, linebacker Jason Taylor, and defensive end and former #4 pick, Vernon Gholston. The Jets announced today that they will bring back LaDainian Tomlinson for the 2011 season. To me, a few of the moves were very surprising and left me wondering what the Jets were thinking..

Yes, That's A Throwback Walt 'Clyde' Frazier Jersey and A Dog Tag..

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ESPN’s Todd McShay released his third installment of his NFL Mock Draft today (Insider req’d). McShay had the Giants selecting USC offensive tackle, Tyron Smith with the 19th pick while McShay had the Jets selecting Baylor nose tackle, Phil Taylor with the 30th pick.

Linebacker and offensive linemen are clearly the two biggest needs for Big Blue, so Smith makes some sense. McShay had this to say about the Giants’ selection:

The Giants can use this pick to solidify QB Eli Manning‘s protection for the next several years. Current LT David Diehl can move inside to guard, Will Beatty can play either tackle position and RT Kareem McKenzie is entering his 11th season and will be a free agent after the 2012 season. Smith has great potential as a left tackle, but he started two seasons at right tackle at USC and is still a bit unpolished.

Mike profiled UCLA outside linebacker, Akeem Ayers earlier this week, who McShay had going #21 to Kansas City. Ayers is definitely another potential option for the Giants.

Given their copious amounts of free agents, the Jets have a lot of question marks concerning their roster. Over the last two seasons, nose tackle Kris Jenkins has failed to live up to expectations, playing only seven games. In addition, Shaun Ellis’ contract is up and many believe that the Jets will not bring him back. The Jets have allowed other 30-year-old players to walk in the past (Alan Fancea, Thomas Jones), so the selection of Phil Taylor makes sense. McShay added this about Taylor:

The Jets need a reliable presence in the middle of their 3-4 defense, and veteran NT Kris Jenkins has played just seven games combined in the past two seasons. Taylor has the size to anchor the middle of that three-man front and surprisingly good feet for a 350-pound prospect.

McShay had defensive end, Da’Quan Bowers going #1 to Carolina and defensive tackle, Nick Farley going #2 to Denver.

On Sunday afternoon, we saw the New York Giants and their defense dominate in the New Meadowlands. But at 7 PM tonight, we will get to see our other New York team, the Jets, face off against the Baltimore Ravens.

Rex just having some fun - AP

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Today, New York Jets head coach, Rex Ryan announced that the team will have its own version of ‘The Biggest Loser”. Ryan will compete against defensive tackle, Kris Jenkins, and offensive tackle, Damien Woody in a three-month contest to see who can lose the most weight.

Who ya Got???

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As reported earlier by columnist Matt Vereb, the New York Jets received word today that free agent defensive end Jason Taylor agreed in principle to a contract. The contract will be for two years, and reportedly very incentive-based. Check out our article to see how we think he will fit in with his new team, and what this means for Thursday’s NFL Draft.

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In the finale of our four part series, we’ll take a look at the New York Jets and their defensive needs for the looming 2010 NFL Draft. Last year, the Jets’ defense was phenomenal, leading the league in scoring defense (14.8 points per game) and total yards (252.3 yards per game). However, there are still some holes that could be filled via the draft, so let’s see what positions the Jets should look at.

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