A new (league) year's eve update on the New York Jets:
1. Giants nibbling on Snacks: Nose tackle Damon Harrison is a popular guy, having drawn interest from several teams. One of those teams is the New York Giants, who still need help up front even with the return of Jason Pierre-Paul. Colleague Dan Graziano explains why Snacks makes sense for Big Blue. The Jets want to re-sign Harrison, but there's a good chance he will be out of their price range. He's seeking more than $6 million per year, which is steep for a two-down run stuffer, albeit a very good one.
2. Interest in Pacman? The Jets are showing interest in Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones -- a.k.a. Pacman -- according to Pro Football Talk. The Jets appear to be seeking a cheaper version of Antonio Cromartie -- i.e. an established starter who can hold the fort for a year if none of the young starting candidates emerge. Jones turns 33 in September, but he played close to 900 defensive snaps last season on a good defense. Right now, this appears to be a long shot.
3. Ivory looks to be a goner: Running back Chris Ivory has been contacted by no fewer than seven teams, according to a source. It would be an upset if the Jets retain their leading rusher, who wants to be one of the highest-paid backs in the NFL. Don't be surprised if something happens Wednesday or Thursday with Ivory. His situation will crystallize when Doug Martin and Lamar Miller, the most coveted running backs, sign their deals.
4. A Brick replacement? The Jets were in the running for coveted guard/tackle Kelechi Osemele, according to NFL Media. This is very interesting because of Osemele's price tag; he reportedly agreed to a deal with the Oakland Raiders that will pay him $11 million per year. (By rule, the deal isn't official until 4 p.m. ET Wednesday.) That's left-tackle money, not guard money. If the Jets were in the bidding, it makes you wonder if they're looking to upgrade at left tackle. D'Brickashaw Ferguson is coming off a so-so year and he has a $14.1 million cap charge.
5. Love me tender: The Jets have yet to announce their plans for their three restricted free agents -- punter Ryan Quigley, tight end Zach Sudfeld and wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins -- but it would be a surprise if any of them receives the minimum qualifying tender ($1.67 million). The tender would give the Jets the right of first refusal, but they wouldn't receive draft-pick compensation because all three players were undrafted out of college. It wouldn't preclude the team from signing them for lesser deals.