Jets free-agent class '13

A roundup of the Jets eligible for unrestricted and restricted free agency:


S Yeremiah Bell -- There's usually not much of a market for 35-year-old safeties, but he was a solid addition and brought leadership to the locker room. They should bring him back on a one-year deal. He's a good "hold-the-fort guy," as Parcells used to say.

DT Mike DeVito -- The Jets are nuts if they let him get away. He's a true heart-and-soul player, still in the prime of his career. But here's the reality: They have to make Quinton Coples a starter to justify his first-round status, and that means DeVito will get better money elsewhere.

PK Nick Folk -- Solid kicker, solid year. Sounds like another one-year contract.

RB Shonn Greene -- It's be interesting to see the kind of market that develops for him. He's a complementary back, not a true No. 1. Chances are, the Jets will look to upgrade, bringing in a speed back to complement Bilal Powell.

FB Lex Hilliard -- The Jets plucked him off the scrap heap and that's where he'll end up.

TE Dustin Keller -- Someone will get a great bargain, and it probably won't be the Jets. In the right offense, Keller has the receiving skills to shine. The Jets' interest will depend on their new offensive scheme -- assuming Tony Sparano is gone.

S LaRon Landry -- Should the Jets try to re-sign him? Absolutely. Will it happen? Highly unlikely. They can't use the franchise tag, per a clause in his contract, and they probably won't be able to afford him. Landry bet on himself by signing a one-year deal with the Jets -- and he won.

G Brandon Moore -- He's the fourth-rated guard in the league, according to ProFootballFocus.com, but the Jets probably will try to get younger. At the same, Moore, who will be 34, may want a change of scenery after a decade of Jet craziness.

WR Chaz Schilens -- He's a one-year, minimum-salary type of player, strictly a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver. He can play special teams, too. He's unlikely to return. The media madness around the team really was an eye-opener for Schilens.

G Matt Slauson -- Management forced him to take a pay cut and turned his position into a time-share with Vladimir Ducasse, strong indications that it's prepared to part ways. Too bad, because Slauson is a smart, workmanlike player.

LB Bryan Thomas -- He'll be 34 and his body is breaking down. The former first-round pick gave everything he had for more than a decade, but it's time to move on. Thomas could end up retiring.


TE Jeff Cumberland -- He can be a serviceable No. 2 tight end, but it wouldn't be a surprise if they let him test the market.

RT Austin Howard -- It'll be interesting to see if the new GM likes him as much as the old one. Howard came a long way in a year and, with continued development, he can be a solid starter in the league.

LB Josh Mauga -- Unlikely to be tendered.

LS Tanner Purdum -- They brought in some competition by signing Travis Tripuka to a reserve/future contract. He's the son of former NBA player Kelly Tripuka and grandson of former Broncos great Frank Tripuka. The Jets probably won't tender Purdum, letting him test the waters.