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    December 4, 2004 -- JET NOTES

    John Abraham has played for the Jets the last four years, and if he has his way, he'll be back again for another tour in green and white when his contract expires at the end of the season.

    He will give the Jets special consideration, because this has been his home since the defensive end was drafted No. 13 overall in 2000, and because this is the team with whom he has grown into a man. His teammates are special to him, and Abraham echoed the remarks Shaun Ellis made last week. When the Jets signed Ellis to a six-year extension he said his coach, Herman Edwards, and the guys he plays alongside played a major role in his decision not to test free agency. Abraham agrees.

    "Once you're with a team and you're talking with that team, you have to respect that team," Abraham told The Post yesterday. "You'd kind of like to stay with that team. But I understand the rules and regulations."

    Like NT Jason Ferguson, RB LaMont Jordan, RT Kareem McKenzie and TE Anthony Becht, Abraham's contract will expire at the end of the season and there is widespread fear the Jets will not be able to retain all of their talented free agents.

    However, the Jets could put their franchise player tag on Abraham, which would make him one of the highest paid defensive ends in the league, but would only keep him under contact with the club for one more season if a long-term deal can't be reached.

    Last week, Ellis joined Chad Pennington as the only two Jets issued contract extensions, money spent that surely will affect the Abraham negotiations.

    "Honestly, I know the options that I have, and that I'm gonna have," Abraham said. "I'm happy for Shaun . . . it's kinda over for now, but I'm not really worried about it."

    Abraham, 26, is second in the NFL with 91/2 sacks and appears headed to his third Pro Bowl this year.

    But more importantly, he may not be headed out of town quite yet.

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  • Nick
    Jets will make Abraham franchise player
    by Nick
    Jets will make Abraham franchise player
    Jay Glazer /
    Posted: 13 hours ago

    The best free-agent pass rusher has just been taken off the market.

    Jets Pro Bowl defensive end John Abraham has told that he was informed early Wednesday by the team that it will designate him as its franchise player.

    The move means the Jets will have to pay Abraham the average of the top five players at his position, a number that should be north of $7 million for a one-year salary.

    The move in essence takes Abraham off the free-agent market. Abraham made the Pro Bowl this year, but will not participate due to a torn lateral collateral ligament.

    Abraham had 49 tackles, including 9 sacks, in 2004.
    -02-10-2005, 05:51 AM
  • RamsFan16
    Jets | Abraham says it is time to move on
    by RamsFan16
    Jets | Abraham says it is time to move on
    Sun, 26 Feb 2006 06:58:12 -0800

    Steve Serby, of the New York Post, reports New York Jets franchised DE John Abraham is more than ready to leave the Jets. "I don't think they really respect me as a player," Abraham told The Post yesterday in his first public remarks since being slapped with the $8.3 million franchise tag. "I feel I overstayed my welcome in New York. It's time to move on." What particularly irks Abraham is the silent treatment he's gotten from the Jets. "Their communication was really bad with me throughout the whole year," he said. There are rumblings that new head coach Eric Mangini and general manager Mike Tannenbaum will explore trading Abraham between now and the April 29 NFL Draft. Abraham has yet to sign the $8.3 franchise tender. Asked if he plans on signing it, Abraham said: "I'm not sure. It's according to what they're going to do. No one from that organization has called me personally."
    -02-26-2006, 07:26 AM
  • DJRamFan
    [Jets] Paul could go
    by DJRamFan
    Hackett in firing line if Jets flop
    Jets Insider


    If Paul Hackett (l.) can't get offense in gear for Herman Edwards, Jets fans may get their wish and be rid of embattled coordinator.

    When the Jets' season is over, whether it ends Sunday in St. Louis or somewhere in the playoffs, Herman Edwards will sit down with the brain trust and tackle the one big question that should (and will) occupy their thoughts from January to July:
    What can we do to close the gap with the Patriots?

    Answer: Improve the offense. Duh.

    Their solution: If they don't make the playoffs, hard to fathom for a team that started 5-0, Edwards almost certainly will ask Paul Hackett to hand over his playbook. If the Jets qualify, then lay an egg in the first round, it could be the same outcome.

    Put your ear to the walls at Weeb Ewbank Hall, and you can hear the rumblings. The embattled offensive coordinator is starting to look like the fall guy - if, indeed, they need a fall guy. Publicly, Edwards has remained supportive of Hackett, but the Jets' coach is troubled by the lack of point production.

    Asked Monday if there's a common denominator in their five losses, Edwards listed their point totals in those games: 7, 17, 17, 6 and 7. He rattled them off as if they're ingrained in his brain. They are. "Obviously, we didn't light up the scoreboard against those teams," said Edwards, who almost fired Hackett a year ago.

    Those teams - the Patriots (twice), Ravens, Bills and Steelers - happen to be ranked among the top seven in scoring defense, so it's not like the Jets are failing against a bunch of 98-pound weaklings.

    So how do they fix it? Because nine of the starters are locked into long-term, big-money contracts, the Jets won't have much flexibility in terms of improving personnel. If anything, the talent level could slip, with RT Kareem McKenzie and backup RB LaMont Jordan headed toward free agency. So the question becomes, if you can't change the players, how do you get better? Usually, the team changes the coach.

    A year ago, Edwards got rid of players and coaches on defense, hiring Donnie Henderson to rebuild the unit. How did it work out? Like they say in the beer commercial, "Brilliant!" Henderson's success, no doubt, will factor into Edwards' decision on Hackett.

    Hackett is signed through 2005, meaning his contract will have to be addressed in the offseason. No one wants a lame-duck coordinator. So it will be re-up or cut bait. You could make a decent case in support of Hackett. He has gone the last seven games with Quincy Carter and a banged-up Chad Pennington at quarterback. He doesn't have a threat at tight end. As for those conservative game plans, which seem to emerge every time they play...
    -12-29-2004, 03:00 PM
  • Nick
    JETS - CB Law's agent Carl Poston meeting with team today
    by Nick
    Law in order for Jets' 'D'
    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

    The Jets' pursuit of free agent Ty Law is getting serious.
    Law's Houston-based agent, Carl Poston, is scheduled to arrive in New York today to meet with Jets assistant general manager Mike Tannenbaum, Poston told the Daily News yesterday.

    The face-to-face negotiating session is an indication the Jets could be getting close to a deal with the former All-Pro cornerback, who would be the biggest free-agent acquisition of the Terry Bradway/Herm Edwards era.

    Law, who has worked out for the Lions, Chiefs and Jaguars, will not accompany Poston on the trip, the agent said.

    The Jets are believed to be the frontrunners for Law, who has offers from the Jaguars and Chiefs. The Rams also placed an inquiry yesterday, a source said.

    Asked if his trip to New York should be interpreted as a sign discussions are heating up, Poston said, "It's a good sign. I don't know if I'd use the words 'heating up.'

    "The Jets have always shown some interest," he continued. "I told them that if they were serious, I'd come on up. It's always positive that we're talking, and it's better to meet face to face."

    Poston said he doesn't expect to finalize a deal today, but he quickly added, "You never know if you're on the 5-yard line or the 50." He's scheduled to have dinner with Tannenbaum, the Jets' contract negotiator.

    That the Jets didn't invite Law for a workout is somewhat curious. Law suffered a season-ending foot injury last October, a complicated fracture that required surgery.

    Some league officials believe Law still isn't 100%, although the former Patriots star has said recently he's healthy.

    It's possible the Jets will bring in Law at a later date. A deal would be contingent upon him passing the team's physical.

    "Obviously, they're going to take a look at him at some point," Poston said. "I just want to make sure we get the numbers squared away first."

    Law, a four-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time Super Bowl champion, is believed to be seeking about $14 million in a signing bonus. That would be the second biggest bonus in Jets history, behind Chad Pennington ($18 million).

    The Jets aren't going to pay him nearly that much, but their need for a cornerback and Law's desire to play for a contender could create enough incentive for both sides to meet in the middle. The Jets have been careful not to get into a situation where they're bidding against themselves.

    "I'd like to think we're in the same (financial) ballpark," Poston said, adding, "but one side might be in left field and the other side might be in right."

    The Jets' interest in Law intensified...
    -08-03-2005, 02:41 PM
  • Ramendola16
    Santonio Holmes agrees to re-sign with Jets
    by Ramendola16
    Santonio Holmes agrees to re-sign with Jets
    Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 11:20 AM

    The Jets have gotten their top free-agent priority: receiver Santonio Holmes.
    After the Jetsmade an offer yesterday evening, Holmes has agreed to re-sign with the team, per a person informed of the move. That person requested anonymity because the move cannot be made official until Friday.

    According to ESPN, the terms will be five years, $50 million, with $24 million guaranteed.
    Signing Holmes doesn't mean the Jets are out of the hunt for receiver Braylon Edwards, though. Much of what they do over the next hours and days depends on how aggressively they throw themselves into the sweepstakes for free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

    The Jets' top priority now is a cornerback, the best available at a price that works for them. That could mean chasing Asomugha or re-signing Antonio Cromartie, or looking elsewhere, such as Ravens free-agent cornerback Chris Carr.

    Edwards congratulated Holmes on his Twitter account, writing: "Congrats to @santonio10 Great player and good friend!"

    The Jets traded for Holmes last year, swapping a fifth-round draft pick with the Steelers. Holmes, a former Super Bowl MVP, made four game-winning plays in his first six games with the Jets last year.

    Not sure how many of us were interesting in trying to grab Holmes, but he's off the market now.
    -07-27-2011, 08:41 AM