AFC East news: All things Jets free agency for Bills fans to know

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While the Buffalo Bills haven’t been the busiest of teams in free agency, the same can’t be said about the rest of the AFC East.

The Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, and certainly New England Patriots have made their fair share of moves through the first wave of the NFL’s 2021 free agency period.

Now, onto the Jets. Bills Wire will get you all caught up on the moves recently made in the Big Apple now. Here’s a quick rundown of the recent moves made by the Jets in free agency:

LB Jarrad Davis

Lions middle linebacker Jarrad Davis. Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Contract: 1 year, $7 million
2020 stats: 14 GP | 46 tackles | 1 for loss | 0.5 sacks | 2 forced fumbles

WR Corey Davis

Titans wide receiver Corey Davis. Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Contract: 3 years, $37 million
2020 stats: 14 GP | 65 catches | 984 yards | 5 TDs

DE Carl Lawson

Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson (Gannett photo)

Contract: 3 years, $45 million
2020 stats: 16 GP | 36 tackles | 4 for loss | 5.5 sacks | 2 forced fumbles

S Lamarcus Joyner

Raiders safety Lamarcus Joyner. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Contract: 1 year, $4.5 million
2020 stats: 14 GP | 66 tackles | 6 for loss | 5 passes defended

WR Keelan Cole

Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole (84). [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

Contract: 1 year, $5.5 million
2020 stats: 16 GP | 55 catches | 642 yards | 5 TDs

TE Tyler Kroft

Bills tight end Tyler Kroft. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Contact: 1 year, $2 million
2020 stats: 10 GP | 12 catches | 119 yards | 3 TDs

DL Sheldon Rankins

Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Contract: 2 years, $17 million
2020 stats: 12 GP | 20 tackles | 3 tackles for loss | 1.5 sacks | 1 pass defended | PFF grade: 57.8

RB Tevin Coleman

49ers running back Tevin Coleman. Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

Contract: 1 year, $2 million
2020 stats: 8 GP | 53 rushing yards | 1.9 yards per carry | 4 catches | 34 receiving yards

DE Vinny Curry

Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry. Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Contract: 1 year, $1.3 million
2020 stats: 11 GP | 16 tackles | 3 for loss | 3 sacks | PFF grade: 68.6

OL Dan Feeney

Chargers center Dan Feeny. Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Contract: 1 year, $3.5 million
2020 stats: 16 GP | PFF grade: 48.2

DB Justin Hardee

Saints defensive back Justin Hardee. Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Contract: 3 years, $5.25 million
2020 stats: 10 GP | 8 tackles

Key departures

Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman. Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

  • DE Jordan Jenkins (signed with Texans)
  • WR Breshad Perriman (signed with Lions)
  • LB Tarell Basham (signed with Cowboys)
  • OL Pat Elfein (signed with Panthers)
  • DL Henry Anderson (signed with Patriots)

Key re-signings

Jets free safety Marcus Maye. (AP Photo/John Munson)

  • S Marcus Maye (Franchise tag)

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