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2016 NFL free agency: Jets players who could be targeted by Jaguars

The Jaguars need a competent running back to pair with T.J. Yeldon. The Jets have three running backs hitting free agency. Are any of them fits?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars need a tag team partner for T.J. Yeldon and the New York jets have three running backs hitting free agency this year. Are any of them fits for Jacksonville? Oh, and some of those defensive linemen look pretty enticing.

Here's a list of all the New York Jets free agents, according to

Player Position Status Salary
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB UFA $3,625,000
Muhammad Wilkerson DE UFA $2,768,800
Calvin Pace OLB UFA $2,375,000
Damon Harrison DT UFA $2,356,000
Bilal Powell RB UFA $2,000,000
Chris Ivory RB UFA $2,000,000
Jaiquawn Jarrett S UFA $1,542,000
Stevan Ridley RB UFA $1,250,000
Leger Douzable DE UFA $1,200,000
Darrin Walls CB UFA $1,037,500
Stephen Bowen DE UFA $950,000
Willie Colon RG UFA $950,000
Kellen Davis TE UFA $950,000
Jamari Lattimore ILB UFA $825,000
Ben Ijalana LT UFA $760,000
Antonio Allen S UFA $745,000
Erin Henderson ILB UFA $745,000
Demario Davis ILB UFA $704,490
Chris Owusu WR UFA $660,000
Randy Bullock K UFA $585,000
Kenbrell Thompkins WR RFA $585,000
Zach Sudfield TE RFA $499,000
Ryan Quigley P RFA $495,000

Muhammad Wilkerson is obviously the gem of this free agency class and he'll turn 27 right before the season opener. I don't know where he plays, but then again I don't really care. Go get good players and then figure out a scheme with what you have. Same goes with Damon Harrison, although he would occupy the spot that Roy Miller and Abry Jones played very well last year.

Stevan Ridley isn't any good. He's just a name you're familiar with, so we'll get him out of contention right now. Chris Ivory was the feature back last year with the Jets and he may not want a reduced role. Plus, the Jets may not want to get rid of him. Bilal Powell fits the role well, and he's the pass-catching option of the two, so he could do well as Yeldon's partner in the backfield.