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Are the Jets cheapskates?

In his latest mailbag, senior writer John Clayton dispels the notion that the Jets were tight with their money. They have been everything but the past several seasons, writes Clayton:

If anything, the Jets have been one of the most aggressive teams in football as far as trying to build a playoff-caliber roster. That aggressiveness has them knocking on the door of challenging the New England Patriots for supremacy in the AFC East.

Thanks to their acquisitions, the Jets have a dozen position players who have been to the Pro Bowl, the same number as the Patriots.

The Jets' aggressiveness comes with a price, of course. Clayton notes that "it's going to cost more than $200 million in contracts to extend Ferguson, center Nick Mangold, linebacker David Harris and cornerback Darrelle Revis."

Read the full mailbag here.