The Jets list 16 players as potential Unrestricted Free Agents when the start of the NFL's Unrestricted Free Agency signing period begins on Tuesday, March 11.
Three 16-game starters are in that list, including the two right-side offensive-line starters — G Willie Colon and T Austin Howard. The other full-season starter is LB Calvin Pace, the most senior Jet who recorded a career-high 10 sacks this season. And midseason safety signee Ed Reed continued to move up the NFL career interceptions list by adding three more picks to his storied résumé.
Other Jets who appeared in at least 15 games for us this season include K Nick Folk, who set a few team records in hitting 33 of his 36 field goal attempts and TE Jeff Cumberland, DT Leger Douzable, and CB/ST contributor Ellis Lankster.
We also have four Restricted Free Agents — LBs Nick Bellore and Garrett McIntyre and cornerbacks/special teamers Isaiah Trufant and Darrin Walls. And TE Konrad Reuland is our one player listed as an Exclusive Rights Free Agent who participated on the field during the regular season.
Here are the Jets' potential free agents by position:
Unrestricted Free Agents (16)
QB — David Garrard
RB — Lex Hilliard, Darius Reynaud
WR — Josh Cribbs
TE — Jeff Cumberland, Kellen Winslow
OL — Willie Colon, Vlad Ducasse, Austin Howard
DL— Leger Douzable
LB — Josh Mauga, Calvin Pace
DB — Aaron Berry, Ellis Lankster, Ed Reed
K — Nick Folk
Restricted Free Agents (4)
LB — Nick Bellore, Garrett McIntyre
DB — Isaiah Trufant, Darrin Walls
Exclusive Rights Players (3)
RB — John Griffin
WR — Vidal Hazelton
TE — Konrad Reuland