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Monday, April 7, 2014
Eight free-agent leftovers, including Reed

By Rich Cimini

The New York Jets began free agency with 16 unrestricted free agents. They lost two players and re-signed six, leaving eight on the open market. A quick update on the unwanted eight:

Ed Reed, safety: Rex Ryan said he hasn't shut the door on the future Hall of Famer, but a return seems unlikely.

Aaron Berry, cornerback: The Jets have six veteran corners on the roster and they probably will add another in the draft. No room at the Inn for Berry.

Josh Cribbs, kick returner: The addition of Jacoby Ford makes him expendable.

Josh Mauga, linebacker: They're thin at inside linebacker, so a return is possible.

Kellen Winslow, tight end: If Winslow plays again, it won't be for the Jets.

David Garrard, quarterback: Michael Vick is the new grizzled vet/mentor in the quarterback room.

Lex Hilliard, fullback: They have to bring in competition for Tommy Bohanon.

Darius Reynaud, kick returner: See Cribbs.