East Notes: Harvin, Giants, Cowboys

If Percy Harvin remains on the Jets‘ roster after 3pm CT on the 10th day of the league year (March 19th), the Jets must give their fourth-round draft pick to the Seahawks. If the Jets release him before then, they owe the Seahawks a sixth-round choice. The Jets were smart to make that date March 19th, as Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com writes. That date gives them nine days to explore wide receiver options in free agency and gives them leverage when dealing with Harvin in renegotiation talks. If the Gang Green wants to re-work his deal and he declines, the team can keep him until March 18, meaning he’d miss the first wave of free agency — when the big money is doled out. More from the AFC and NFC East..

  • A reader asked Dan Graziano of ESPNNewYork.com (on Twitter) if the Giants could have interest in tight end Jordan Cameron. That would be out of character for them, he says, since they don’t typically spend on that position.
  • Bob Sturm of The Dallas Morning News says that the Cowboys should restructure Tony Romo‘s contract to improve this team’s offseason rather than stand pat in order to avoid dead money down the line. He also notes that the salary cap in 2018 could be skyhigh, so it doesn’t make sense to penny pinch with the finances of four years down the line in mind.
  • More from Sturm, who writes that Joseph Randle‘s days as a member of the Cowboys is likely over. Randle was an interesting prospect, but he never got major minutes and that likely was a reflection on how they viewed his upside. Sturm never viewed Randle as a possible successor to star running back DeMarco Murray on the roster.
  • The Cowboys bought Romo a ton of time this season thanks to their rebuilding of the offensive line, Rainer Sabin of The Dallas Morning News writes. Romo had an average of 2.84 seconds in the pocket in 2014, a marked improvement over the 2.64 seconds he had four years ago.
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  1. Poppa Big Nick
    Poppa Big Nick

    That’s actually brilliant by the Jets (never thought I’d say that). If they can sign a top WR in the first wave of Free Agency like a Jeremy Maclin, that would give them the best leverage to keep Harvin too. Because all the big money has been dished out, he could stay on a restructured deal and the Jets WR corp would be excellent heading into the draft, which will take another need off the board and can let them concentrate at other areas. The corp if all goes to plan would be Maclin and Decker as your two outside receivers and Harvin in the slot with Kerley as your fourth receiver. Not to shabby.


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