Jets Rumors & News
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Back in January, New York Jets running back Kevan Barlow was lobbying to remain with the Jets, stating that he loved playing for head coach Eric Mangini. However, the possibility never seemed particularly likely, as the Jets were pleased with the production of the young tandem of Leon Washington and Cedric Houston. If the Jets did look to add a third component to that duo next season, it seemed likely they’d pursue a more impact player than the mediocre Barlow.

Yesterday, those thoughts were confirmed, as the Jets cut Barlow, along with offensive lineman Trey Teague. The Daily News reports that no further cuts are expected before the start of free agency in eight days, and instead Gang Green will turn its attention to potential free agent signees, in particular Baltimore Ravens All-Pro linebacker Adalius Thomas. The Jets were thought to have interest in Patriots’ cornerback Asante Samuel, however New England slapped the franchise tag on Samuel, ending any such thoughts. Now it appears the team will keep an eye on Baltimore’s negotiations with Thomas, in hope that he reaches the open market. The Ravens have until today to franchise Thomas.

It’s unclear if the Jets feel strongly enough to enter into a bidding war for Thomas’s services, however the Daily News reports that the team has more than $20 million in cap space should they choose to use it.

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