At 4 p.m., they shall be free

On Monday, the Jets took care of their No. 1 priority, re-signing NT Sione Pouha to a three-year contract for a reported $15 million. At 4 p.m. Tuesday, the following players will hit the free-agent market:


QB Mark Brunell -- The Jets will look to upgrade at No. 2; he won't be back.

QB Kevin O'Connell -- Could return as a training-camp arm; knows Tony Sparano's system from a cup of coffee in Miami.

RB LaDainian Tomlinson -- Won't be back, mulling retirement.

WR Plaxico Burress -- Will draw some interest, but not from the Jets.

OL Rob Turner -- Cowboys could show interest. See former Jets OL Bill Callahan.

LB Bryan Thomas -- Jets could have down-the-road interest, depending on his recovery from Achilles' surgery.

S Jim Leonhard -- See Thomas, except his is knee surgery.

CB Donald Strickland -- Jets might consider him as 4th CB for a minimum salary.

S Brodney Pool -- Likely to be squeezed out in safety overhaul.

PK Nick Folk -- He'll shop around, still a possible return.


LB Aaron Maybin -- Tendered at original draft round (first). Not going anywhere.

LB Jamaal Westerman -- Not tendered, meaning he's unrestricted. Keep an eye on the Bucs, led by his former coach at Rutgers, Greg Schiano.

TE Matthew Mulligan -- Not tendered. Maybe Brian Schottenheimer tries to bring him to St. Louis.

CB Marquice Cole -- Not tendered. Still a chance he return.