Jets, Maccagnan Unload Big Guns in First Hours of Legal Tampering

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Jets, Maccagnan Unload Big Guns in First Hours of Legal Tampering
Jets, Maccagnan Unload Big Guns in First Hours of Legal Tampering

New York Jets fans woke up happy today.

Yes, you read that right. As the NFL’s official legal tampering period arrived at 12pm EST yesterday, things around the league have gone ballistic. In this rare instance, it’s been a positive outcome for the Jets thus far.

General manager Mike Maccagnan and company strutted into the first hours of the legal tampering period with the 2nd highest amount of cap space in the league, behind only the Colts. Fans anxiously awaited to see if the Jets would open their wallet from the get-go, which they have been so hesitant to do in the past.

This time has been a bit different. While the Jets certainly weren’t the first to flash the cash yesterday, they did make sure to begin their spending spree appropriately. Here’s how things have played out thus far (will be updated as legal tampering period continues):

1:01PM EST 3/10/19

The Oakland Raiders have an agreement in place to trade G Kelechi Osemele to the New York Jets. The Jets will surrender the 141st overall pick and will receive Osemele and the 198th pick from the Raiders. – Adam Schefter

1:36pm EST 3/11/19

The New York Jets have reached an agreement with free agent WR Jamison Crowder. Reports are that the deal is a 3-year, $28.5 million with $17 million guaranteed – Adam Schefter.

5:07pm EST 3/11/19

The Jets are closing in on a deal with former Bears WR/ST Josh Bellamy. The deal is expected to come in at 2-years, $7 million max with $2.75 million fully guaranteed at signing. – Ian Rapoport

9:26pm EST 3/11/19

The Jets are signing former Vikings LB Anthony Barr. Contract details have yet to be disclosed. – Adam Schefter

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3:14am EST 3/12/19

Former Ravens pro bowl LB CJ Mosley is expected to sign with the Jets on a 5-year, $85 million deal with $51 million guaranteed. – Ian Rapoport.

12:45pm EST 3/12/19

After intending to sign with the New York Jets, LB Anthony Barr has backed out and will return to Minnesota. – Mike Garafolo

12:24am EST 3/13/19

The New York Jets have reportedly come to an agreement with free agent RB Le’Veon Bell. The deal will is said to be 4-years, $52.5 million with $32 million guaranteed. Max value will be $61 million – Adam Schefter

This article will continued to be updated.

– Kyle Hirshkind is the Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage Jets and covers the New York Jets. Like and follow on

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