Saturday, February 27, 2010

News From GM Mike Tannenbaum of the Jets

Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum just spoke at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis today and here are a few nuggets:

  • WR Braylon Edwards, who is expected to get a first- and third-round tender of a one-year deal worth over $5 million, had better put up or pack up, Tannenbaum said in no uncertain terms. Edwards, who had an up-and-down season, is looking for a long-term deal.
  • K Jay Feely will hit the free agent market but Tannenbaum said it's not over until it's over. ``We'll keep the lines of communication open. ... By no means does that mean Jay will not be back." Meanwhile, the GM called the signing of ex-Cowboys kicker Nick Folk "good business." Feely, who made $1.5 million last season, must be looking to break the bank. At 33, Feely must figure this is his last shot at a big contract and he wants to cash in.
  • Tannenbaum didn't provide an update on talks with veteran RB Thomas Jones. Jones, who is due to receive a $3 million roster bonus next month and a $2.8 million base salary in 2010, has been told to rework his done or take a walk. The two sides will meet in Indy.
  • The Jets are expected to meet with the agent for two-time Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold, who is in the final year of his contract.

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