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Antonio Cromartie Set to Return to Jets

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Two days after a reunion with Darrelle Revis, the Jets will bring back another familiar face to help bolster their secondary heading into the 2015 season.

The Jets and cornerback Antonio Cromartie agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal on Thursday, according to sources who spoke to ESPN.

On Wednesday night, Revis said he was planning to make a recruiting call to Cromartie, saying he wants the "Batman-and-Robin tandem" together again. After two years apart, the Jets' cornerback tandem from 2010 to 2012 will be reunited.

Cromartie is coming off his fourth Pro Bowl appearance after finishing 2014 with 53 tackles and four interceptions.

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Report: Jets Acquire QB Ryan Fitzpatrick From Texans

Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets acquired quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick from the Houston Texans on Wednesday for a late-round conditional draft pick in 2016, according to ESPN.

Depending on how much playing time Fitzpatrick gets with the Jets, Houston will either receive a sixth-round or a seventh-round pick.

The 10-year NFL veteran became available when the Texans agreed to a contract with free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer and brought back Ryan Mallett.

Fitzpatrick is set to make a base salary of $3.25 million for the 2015 season. In 96 regular-season games with the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and Texans, he has passed for 19,273 yards with 123 touchdowns and 101 interceptions.

Fitzpatrick is expected to battle Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job with the Jets. 

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Revis Returns to the Jets 

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After spending the last two seasons with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, cornerback Darrelle Revis is returning to the New York Jets, according to ESPN.

ESPN reports Revis receives a five-year, $70 million contract -- $39 million guaranteed. That makes him the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history.

Revis, 29, helped the Patriots win their fourth Super Bowl of this century last season.

The Patriots could have picked up a $20 million option on the four-time All-Pro for the 2015 season but declined. Revis then became a free agent at 4 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday before agreeing to join the Jets.

During Revis' six seasons with the Jets, he made four Pro Bowls. The phrase "Revis Island" was also created referring to his ability to shut down an opposing teams' best receiver.

In 2013, Revis was traded by the Jets to Tampa Bay for first and fourth-round picks. Revis then signed a six-year, $96 million contract with the Bucs. He stayed in Tampa for only one season before joining the Patriots.

Revis played in all 19 games for the Pats last season, recording 53 tackles, 18 passes defended, three interceptions, and one forced fumble.


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Patriots Decline $20 Million Option on Revis

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(FOXBORO, Ma. ) -- Darrelle Revis is free to sell his services to the highest bidder once again.

The New England Patriots declined a $20 million dollar contract option on the All-Pro cornerback Monday, allowing Revis to enter free agency.

Revis's original team, the New York Jets are believed to be very interested in reuniting with their 2009 first round pick.  The Jets traded him in 2013 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a first-round and what would eventually be a fifth-round selection. The Jets selected defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the first-rounder in 2013.

The Patriots continue to actively negotiate with Revis after recently re-signing defensive back Devin McCourty to a five-year, $47.5 million contract. 

New England filed tampering charges against New York in January after Jets' owner Woody Johnson stated he would "love for Darrelle to come back."

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Chris Johnson in Stable Condition After Shooting

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former New York Jets and Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is in stable condition after being shot in the shoulder during a drive-by that occurred at 4 a.m. Sunday in Orlando, Florida, according to police.

According to a police report, deputies arrived at the scene to find a Jeep with one deceased man and two others with gunshot wounds on the sidewalk. The victims said an unknown vehicle pulled up beside them at a red light and opened fire.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and everyone impacted by this tragic event," the Jets said in a statement.

Chris Johnson is set to become a free agent Tuesday. After one season with the Jets, the team declined to exercise an option for 2015, setting him free.  Johnson will look for work elsewhere next season.

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Jets Re-Up MLB David Harris To Three-Year Deal

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- The New York Jets are bringing back David Harris to lead their defense for a few more seasons.  

The 31-year-old linebacker known as "Hitman," signed a three-year contract worth $21.5 million, $15 million of it guaranteed in the first two seasons.   

"After hearing the plans and vision of Coach Bowles and Mike Maccagnan, there was no doubt I wanted to return, help win a Super Bowl with the Green & White, and retire a Jet," Harris said. 

The Buffalo Bills, now led by former Jets head coach Rex Ryan, and the Miami Dolphins who added former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum to their front office, were expected to aggressively pursue Harris once free agency began.

Harris was selected by the Jets in the second round out of Michigan in 2006. He has played in all but five games since 2007.  

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LaRon Landry Suspended 10 Games For PED Use

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free agent safety LaRon Landry will be unavailable to any team for the first ten weeks of the 2015 NFL season.

The NFL suspended the former Indianapolis Colts defensive back for ten games after a second positive test for performance enhancing drugs. 

Last season, Landry missed four games for the Colts season as a result of his first positive drug test. His impact was mixed as he registered just 46 tackles on the season, creating no turnovers and according to Pro Football Focus, graded out marginally well in coverage.

Landry was released last month by the Colts after signing a four-year deal worth $24 million in 2013.

Landry has never admitted to PED use, but he famously tweeted out this picture after a workout:







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Report: Bears Trade W.R. Brandon Marshall to Jets

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Bears have traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, a league source tells ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Marshall will join a Jets receiving core that features Eric Decker and Percy Harvin.

The deal is pending a physical and cannot become official until the new league year on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

Marshall pulled in 61 passes for 721 yards and eight receiving touchdowns in 2014. The ten-year veteran has 773 receptions for 9,771 yards and 65 touchdowns for his career.

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Jets Decline Option On Chris Johnson

Leon Halip/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- The New York Jets will part ways with running back Chris Johnson after one underwhelming season.

The team declined a second year option worth $500,000. A decision was required on Monday.

Last season Johnson was signed by former general manager John Idzik to a two-year, $8 million deal in the expectation that he would create an aggressive running attack. The running back formerly known as "CJ2K" ran for a career low 663 yards on 155 carries. 

Johnson had hoped to revive his career with New York after being released by the Titans after the 2013 season.  Initially he was to provide a speed compliment to Chris Ivory, but by the end of season he saw his carries eclipsed by the Ivory and Bilal Powell.

Johnson, 30 was one of seven running backs in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season. In 2009 he ran for 2,006 yards.  

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Jets Introduce Todd Bowles

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Todd Bowles era in New York has begun.

Bowles was introduced on Wednesday by the Jets, and he understands that in the end it comes down to winning.

"We're going to be a tough team, intelligent team, do things the right way," Bowles said.  "Going forward we're going to everything we can to use all our resources, we're going to try and build a championship team here and that's my only job."

Bowles comes over from the Arizona Cardinals, where he served as defensive coordinator for the past two seasons. Previously, he served in the same position with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 and was the assistant head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008-2011. Bowles was also the interim head coach of the Dolphins for the final three games of the 2011 season.

"I'm just going to be myself," Bowles said when asked of how he'll handle the New York media.  "I'll deal with the media as they talk to me I'll talk to them."

"I'm open, honest, upfront," Bowles continued.  "I grew up here, I understand the media."

Bowles, 51, is New Jersey native who grew up in Elizabeth and attended Temple University. He played 8 seasons in the NFL: seven with the Washington Redskins (1986-1990, 1992-93) and one with the San Francisco 49ers (1991).

Bowles understands that there will have to be a culture change in the locker room coming off the Rex Ryan era.

"We have to get to some of the players and we got to teach them our culture," Bowles said.  "Not that the other culture was bad, but it didn't win.  Our culture is going to try and instill different things in them from a winning organization."

Bowles said he'd also evaluate all the players on the staff, including quarterback Geno Smith, once all the coaches are in place.

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