by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/8/14) With the No. 18 pick in the NFL Draft, the Jets selected safety Calvin Pryor from Louisville.
Pryor is 5-foot-11, 207 pounds. He finished his junior year at Louisville with 69 tackles, 5.5 for a loss, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. In conference play, Pryor ranked 16th in tackles for all positions with 50, or 7.1 per game.
Pryor is expected to start at free safety for the Jets, and he should help improve their secondary and the Jets DST .
Dimitri Patterson joins the Jets
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/1/14) The Jets announced the signing of defensive back Dimitri Patterson Tuesday, to a one-year deal worth $3 million according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Patterson played in just six games last season due to injuries, but played well when he was out there. He had four interceptions and 19 tackles in his six games. Patterson has played all 16 games in a season just once during a nine-year career.
Jets re-sign Calvin Pace
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (3/16/14) The Jets re-signed 33-year-old outside linebacker Calvin Pace to a two-year, $5 million deal, reports Pro Football Talk. He had 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and 53 tackles while playing every game last season.
Jets expected to pick up option for Muhammad Wilkerson
The report says the Jets could sign Wilkerson to a long-term contract extension this offseason, but that could be unlikely unless he "accepts a team-friendly deal."
Wilkerson is scheduled to earn $1.2 million in 2014. Per terms of the CBA, Wilkerson, the 30th pick in the 2011 draft, is in line for $5.25 million-$6 million in 2015 under the team option.
Jets announce re-signing of two defensive backs
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/6/14) The Jets announced they have re-signed a pair of impending free agents Wednesday, inking defensive backs Ellis Lankster and Darrin Walls prior to their entrance to free agency.
Lankster spent most of the 2013 season on special teams, recording 20 tackles in kick coverage. Walls spent more of his time on defense, finishing with 24 tackles and five passes defended in 16 games.
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The Jets DST used to be considered an elite unit, but for the past two years they haven't been a solid Fantasy option. In 2013, the Jets finished No. 27 in Fantasy points with 13 interceptions, 41 sacks, two fumble recoveries, two defensive touchdowns and one safety. They lost Antonio Cromartie as a free agent, who was their best cornerback, and this looks like a shaky secondary even with the addition of rookie free safety Calvin Pryor with Dee Milliner, Dimitri Patterson and rookie Dexter McDougle at corner and Pryor and Dawan Landry at safety. The front line is solid with Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson, but they need to create more sacks and turnovers. The positive for the Jets is the upgrades on offense with Michael Vick, Chris Johnson and Eric Decker should hopefully keep the defense off the field a little more, but the Jets DST is just a No. 2 Fantasy option in the majority of leagues. They should be considered a bye-week replacement or a waiver wire addition if your starting unit struggles to open the season.