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4-12, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan, speaking to reporters at the NFL meetings, reiterated his interest in trading down in the draft. "I won't say we're committed to doing that, but we'd be intrigued," he said. One league source told me Maccagnan is on a mission to recoup his second-round pick (see: 2018 trade with Colts). He said he's had some feelers from teams interested in the third pick, but no concrete offers. Maccagnan said he won't trade up ... He was evasive on the future of LB Darron Lee, saying, "I think that will work itself out over time." Maccagnan said he likes the ILB position (C.J. Mosley, Avery Williamson, Neville Hewitt and Lee), yet he was non-committal when asked if he will try to trade Lee. Translation: He will try.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

In an interview with ESPN's Adam Schefter at the NFL meetings, coach Adam Gase touched on his key additions. He called RB Le'Veon Bell a "rare" talent, adding, "I'm excited ... seeing what we can create." Gase called Jamison Crowder a slot receiver, but added, "I don't want to put him in a box." Gase said LB C.J. Mosley is "a culture builder. He's one of those guys that, you put him in a locker room and things change." Gase acknowledged that practice could be "lively" with him and DC Gregg Williams, adding, "It'll be good for the players to see how competitive we are and they'll follow our lead."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

While praising his team's off-season haul, CEO Christopher Johnson acknowledged Sunday, "We need a lot of other pieces and we're working on that. We're not completely done with free agency and we still have the draft." He wouldn't specify the needs, except to say some are obvious. You know the positions: OLB, CB and C. The Jets have $30.4M in cap space with 66 players under contract, per overthecap.com. Problem is, there isn't much left in free agency, which creates added urgency in the draft. That's why they're interested in trading down for extra picks.

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Jets owner Christopher Johnson said he isn't certain how he'll vote on a series of proposals to add pass interference to the NFL's list of reviewable plays. But he made clear that he knows what it's like to be without a safety net after a controversial call. The entire Jets team was fuming after a series of pass interference penalties contributed to a loss last season to the Packers. "There was a game last year that drove me absolutely berserk because of a pass interference situation," Johnson said. "I think you all know what I'm talking about. I would love to see if that could be rectified. Can it be rectified without messing up the game? I don't know. I want to see that hashed out, but I would love to see that fixed."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are stealing the headlines with their big-name signings and the Giants are getting ripped apart because they traded Odell Beckham, Jr., so are the Jets poised to overtake the Giants in the New York market? "Honestly, I'm just not worried about that," CEO Christopher Johnson said Sunday night at the owners' meetings. "I just want to win games. All that can come. Look, if we win a Lombardi trophy, I'll wear it around like a crown until people are sick of me." It seems like we've heard this narrative before, haven't we?

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

A few takeaways from Jets CEO Christopher Johnson, who spoke to reporters at the NFL meetings: Despite an unprecedented spending spree, Johnson declined to raise expectations. He stuck to his usual talking points. He expects the team to be better than last year, hardly a bold statement. "I sure as hell hope we're a playoff team," he said, adding they have "a really good chance to be quite good." But no playoff mandate for GM Mike Maccagnan or HC Adam Gase ... Johnson also made a few unsolicited remarks about how well Maccagnan and Gase are working together, which I found interesting. Last season, there was some strife between Maccagnan and Todd Bowles.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan did not attend Josh Allen's Pro day at Kentucky, likely because Allen — a potential target with the No. 3 pick — opted to stand on his combine workout. Allen told me he has a pre-draft visit scheduled for next week with the Jets. The Jets had at least one scout at the pro day, but no front-office personnel and no coaches. I asked a handful of NFL types at the pro day about the Jets, and the consensus belief if they will pick Allen if they are indeed playing a 3-4 defense.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are going light on quarterback insurance this year, a show of faith in Sam Darnold. The one-year contract for new backup Trevor Siemian, who agreed to terms Wednesday, is for only $2 million. A year ago, they went to training camp with Josh McCown ($10M) and Teddy Bridgewater ($6M) before trading Bridgewater. Darnold will miss McCown as a mentor; that can't be overstated. Siemian is a strong-armed passer who has won some games, but he hasn't started many more games than Darnold — 24 to 13. If Siemian fizzles or gets injured in training camp, it wouldn't shock me if McCown returns. Adam Gase's hunch on Siemien had better be right because the Jets can't afford to flush the season if Darnold goes down.

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Bell on Roethlisberger: 'Wants to win his way'

Le'Veon Bell, now a Jet, reflected on his time as a Steeler and told Sports Illustrated that his former quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, "wants to win his way, and that's tough to play with."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Trevor Siemian is visiting the Jets Wednesday as the team begins its search for a backup QB. It's slim pickings out there: Brock Osweiler (played under Adam Gase), Mike Glennon, Blaine Gabbert, Robert Griffin III ... get the picture? The door isn't shut on a Josh McCown return, but he may take another two months or so to decide his future and he understands the team must proceed with its business. Siemian didn't see any action last season with the Vikings. With the Broncos, he was 13-11 as a starter, with 30 TDs, 24 INTs, a 59-percent completion rate and a 79.9 passer rating. The Vikings reportedly want to re-sign him.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DL Henry Anderson admitted he was "a little worried" about his future with the team when Gregg Williams was named the defensive coordinator. The reason: Scheme fit. Williams ran a 4-3 in Cleveland, but he's switching to a 3-4. It's a better situation for Anderson, who had a career year in the Jets' 3-4. Anderson, whose concerns were allayed when he spoke to Williams before free agency, expects the Jets to use "a lot of different looks." Clearly, the Jets expect a lot of Anderson, whose three-year, $25.2 M contract includes a $17M guarantee at signing.

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Jets LG Kelechi Osemele is coming off a down year with the Raiders, but that hasn't affected his confidence. Osemele, acquired in a March 10 trade, said he's in "the best shape of my life." He weighs 307; he was listed at 333 last season. An injury, the former Pro Bowler said, is the only thing that can stop him. "You can look at the film; the film speaks for itself," he said on a conference call. "I'm going to dominate like I always do." Osemele said he found out about the trade while walking out of church with his girlfriend.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

New Jets WR Jamison Crowder expects to hit it off with Sam Darnold. Crowder, speaking to reporters on a conference call, believes he can be "very valuable" to a young QB because of his ability to find holes in a defense. He calls himself a "very friendly target." Crowder said Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa remind him of former Redskins teammates DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, respectively, both of whom topped 1,000 yards in 2016. Crowder said there were "some talks" with the Redskins about returning, but "not much."

Team Stats

Passing Yards197.825th
Rushing Yards101.426th
Points For20.823rd
Points Against27.629th