ESPN New York: Jets positional analysis

February, 17, 2011
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Thursday is the eighth in a series of daily Jets' positional breakdowns by ESPNNewYork.com. Jets blogger Rich Cimini focused today on New York's defensive tackles.

Writes Cimini: "The big question involves the big fella -- [Kris] Jenkins, who is due a $1 million roster bonus and a $3.75 million base salary. Clearly, he will have to take a pay cut if he wants to return. Even then, there's no guarantee he'll make it back. He'll be 32 in August, and he's coming off back-to-back knee surgeries, but Jenkins says he wants to keep playing. Pryce indicated at the end of the season that he's leaning toward retirement. [Sione] Pouha, 32, is no spring chicken, but he can hold down the fort. The Jets would've backed up the Brinks truck for Ravens NT Haloti Ngata, but he received the franchise tag. They're high on Dixon, but this is a position that needs to be addressed in the draft or free agency."

Previously on ESPNNewYork.com: Analysis of the Jets wide receivers, center/guards, offensive tackles, quarterbacks, tight ends, fullbacks and running backs.

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