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.
Jets not expected to bring back Ed Reed
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/14/14) The Jets are unlikely to bring back safety Ed Reed for 2014, reports ESPN.
Reed, 35, is an unrestricted free agent, but the report says he doesn't figure in the immediate plans. He could be a fallback option if there's an injury down the line.
Reed, who had 27 tackles and three interceptions in 14 games in 2013, said he would like to play one more year.