New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have concluded a visit with Bills free-agent CB E.J. Gaines, the team announced. Their interest in Gaines sparks two thoughts: It signals that Buster Skrine ($8.5M cap) could be in trouble. Gaines isn't a great position /scheme fit. He comes from a zone-based system and hasn't played the slot since 2014, his rookie year with the Rams. He's also visiting the Browns.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants released WR/KR Dwayne Harris. It saves them $2.45 million vs salary cap. Giants signed him to a five-year, $17.5 million deal in 2015. Got solid returns on their investment first few years. Harris injured his foot and missed final 11 games of this past season.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Earlier today, Aaron Boone said he didn't like the idea of pitchers using their own personal catchers. He stood by that again just now, telling reporters Gary Sanchez — a catcher he called "elite" — was in a good place with the entire staff. Added Jordan Montgomery (who spent 20 games last season pitching to Austin Romine compared to six with Sanchez): "Me and Gary have been going pretty good. We can just keep being on the same page, and he can keep hitting homers for me."

Romine hits in go-ahead run for Yanks (0:29)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone considered Jordan Montgomery's "pitch-efficient" six-inning, 61-pitch outing a good one. He said it was a good step as Montgomery gets ready to start New York's home opener April 2. "You can tell he's gotten more comfortable in his delivery," Boone added.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacoby Ellsbury called today's game his "first test" of the oblique muscle that he injured earlier this spring. He's had ABs during pitchers' sides, but obviously no game action. He was expecting two at-bats today, but was glad he got to the plate three times. Seeing a lot of pitches each appearance, he said this was a "productive day."

A-Rod snorts through laugh on air during spring training debut (0:29)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

New Jets CB Trumaine Johnson on his playing style: "I'm a game changer. I'm a playmaker. I bring leadership to the team. I'm big, I'm fast. I used to be a receiver if you go back to college, so my hands have always been a strength for me."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Recounting his expectations at the outset of free agency, Jets CB Trumaine Johnson said "my whole goal is to win a championship. ... I'd play this game for free. Money doesn't really matter to me. I love winning that much." It should be noted that he received a $34 million guarantee from the Jets, who are coming off back-to-back 5-11 seasons.

Postseason Squeeze

With the playoffs getting closer each and every day, Don La Greca discusses the chase for the playoffs and also answers tweets on the draft lottery and more!

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacoby Ellsbury has battled back from an oblique issue and an illness to make his first spring appearance in a few weeks. He led off with a strong at-bat, fouling off a couple pitches before drawing a walk.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's Estevan Florial showing off his speed with a triple from earlier this spring:

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' "We-Need-a-QB" tour will remain in Los Angeles today for a private workout with UCLA's Josh Rosen. Team brass was in LA yesterday for Sam Darnold's pro day at USC. On Friday, the tour moves to Wyoming for Josh Allen's pro day, followed by Saturday stop in Oklahoma for a private workout with Baker Mayfield.

A-Rod: Yankees lineup will be 'fierce' (0:42)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

While Jason Pierre-Paul would have had a $17.5 million salary cap charge in 2018 with the Giants, the Bucs' salary cap charge is only $12.5 million (from his $11.25 million base salary + $1 million per game roster bonus + $250,000 workout bonus). The Giants have to eat $15 million in dead money now for proration of his $20 million signing bonus given in the 2017 original extension.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The trade of Jason Pierre-Paul is a combination of financial and fit. He didn't fit the 3-4 scheme they are expected to run under new coordinator James Bettcher, especially with Olivier Vernon already on the roster. Pierre-Paul also takes substantial money off the books in the future for the Giants. They take a dead money hit of $15 million this year and save only $2.5 million vs. cap for 2018. But they take cap hits of $19.5M and $17.5M off the books for 2019 and 2020. That provides flexibility.

Will JPP trade change Giants' strategy with No. 2 pick? (1:00)

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