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Tannenbaum: Jets will keep Gholston, Jones is less certain

Mark Sanchez’s possible knee injury isn’t the only item of Jets news coming out of Alabama Thursday.  Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum held court on a variety of topics.  We could stretch them out into a bunch of posts for pageviews, but that would be selfish.  The quotes are courtesy of the Newark Star-Ledger.

* Vernon Gholston will be back.  With no salary cap, there was thought the team would just get rid of him now.  Tannenbaum on Gholston:
“I have no objective information that the guy doesn’t love football.” 

* While the most disappointing player on the team will be back, one of its leaders, running back Thomas Jones, may be gone.  “We hope that he’s back,” Tannenbaum said before admitted that economic issues could get in the way.  Jones is owed a $3 million roster bonus in March and a $2 million salary.  Translation: he’s not getting all that money.

* Like Braylon Edwards, Leon Washington will get tendered as a restricted free agent.  The lack of a collective bargaining agreement could allow the Jets and Washington to avoid tricky long-term contract negotiations while he recovers from a major injury.

* Tannenbaum expects Kerry Rhodes back.  The buzz on this has changed dramatically within the week.

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17 Responses to “Tannenbaum: Jets will keep Gholston, Jones is less certain”
  1. HarrisonHits says: Jan 28, 2010 6:17 PM

    “Tannenbaum on Gholston: “I have no objective information that the guy doesn’t love football.”
    Only that he is totally ineffective and an utter and total bust.

  2. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jan 28, 2010 6:17 PM

    Teams rarely if ever pay backup running backs $5 million…Jones is gone.

  3. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Jan 28, 2010 6:20 PM

    how the hell are they not gonna bring back Thomas Jones the brotha had over 1400 yards and double digit TD’s…plus he’s older then LT…wtf are they thinking

  4. Tufdan says: Jan 28, 2010 6:28 PM

    I love football too…Can I get a spot on the team and do nothing?

  5. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 28, 2010 6:29 PM

    “We could stretch them out into a bunch of posts for pageviews, but that would be selfish. ”
    Hahahahahahaha

  6. Tufdan says: Jan 28, 2010 6:29 PM

    I love football too…Can I get a spot on the team and do nothing?

  7. Darth Vader says: Jan 28, 2010 6:29 PM

    ha-pauh, Perhaps you are not as powerful as the Emperor thought. cough, Gholston, cough.

  8. nfcbeast says: Jan 28, 2010 6:31 PM

    Jones will find work elsewhere, Greene has taken over.
    I could see the texans or bears picking Jones up. Both of those teams had really big letdowns from their 2nd yr RB’s this past season.
    Just like Vick, Jones aint worth paying 5 million to just keep a seat warm.

  9. snccoach says: Jan 28, 2010 6:32 PM

    Sign of a great GM: Yea we decided to keep the bust, but we’re probably going to released our 1400 yard running back with the insane work ethic. How does Tannenbaum still have a job!

  10. rolltide says: Jan 28, 2010 6:36 PM

    I wish Gholston would be traded to a 4-3 team where he can play with his hand on the ground. I hate declaring him a bust because he couldn’t adapt to a position change from college.

  11. JetFan says: Jan 28, 2010 7:11 PM

    How Does Tannenbaum still have a job? Hmm lets see. In four years He drafted, Mangold, Ferguson, Washington, Revis (All Pro Bowlers). Drafted Shonn Greene, Sanchez & Keller all solid young players and possibly future pro bowlers and all pros. Traded for Jenkins (pro bowl). Signed Faneca (Pro Bowl). Signed Pace & Leonard (very solid). Only strike is Gholston. SNC coach, you betta hope your GM has that much success in building a team

  12. Jets474 says: Jan 28, 2010 7:47 PM

    If there is no new CBE can they dump Gholtons entire contract if they let him go this off-season? Also why dont they try him at DE?

  13. antozzy says: Jan 28, 2010 8:32 PM

    I know Thomas Jones is 31 but his stats have increased the past few seasons and he shows no signs of slowing down. He was no doubt the teams offensive MVP with their production coming from the ground game. He is more than deserving of the 5 million in salary and bonuses this upcoming season. However, they have too much talent at the RB position with Leon Washington and Shonn Green to pay him all that money. It is an unfortunate position for Jones who was one of the most productive running backs in last few years but that is the beast of the NFL.

  14. mwcarolina says: Jan 28, 2010 8:37 PM

    they not gonna bring back Thomas Jones the brotha had over 1400 yards and double digit TD’s…plus he’s older then LT…wtf are they thinking
    you want to know what they are thinking you asked, well lets see, ok, they have Shonn Greene and Leon Washington and not enough carries if all parties stay healthy, he is good yes, but Greene needs more carries than Jones. NOW, i think the only mistake i see is New York wanting to tender Braylon Edwards, i would let him walk away, he is inconsistant and his drops can hurt a young quarterback.

  15. mojo says: Jan 28, 2010 9:15 PM

    As great TJ was to us, we do have good depth at RB. I don’t mind seeing that 5 mil go to a WR (maybe not all 5 mil). Not sure what the Colts are gonna do when A-Gon comes back, but Collie seems like a nice fit, or A-Gon. Someone like Cherbet would be perfect for Sanchez’ growth.

  16. Tamicka Jackson says: Jan 29, 2010 3:25 PM

    Mike Tannenbaum is a sniffer who never played wiffle ball (never mind football) in his life. He just does not want to admit that he is incompetent and made a HUGE MISTAKE drafting Gholston in the first place. Simply put, to say that he knows nothing is a compliment. If it wasn’t for a hostile coup by Mike Tannenbaum against Terry Bradway, he would be lucky to have a job selling life insurance to people in nursing homes.
    How do you have a billion dollar team/business investment run by someone who knows NOTHING! They backed into the playoffs as a one dimensional 500 team and it shows. Rex Ryan should fire Mike Tannenbaum before Mike Tannenbaum throws him under the bus like he did to Bradway, Coach Mangini, and others in the organization. There is a clear history here.
    Tamicka

  17. Tamicka Jackson says: Jan 29, 2010 3:37 PM

    Mike Tannenbaum is a sniffer who never played wiffle ball (never mind football) in his life. Simply put, to say that he knows nothing is a compliment. Mike Tannenbaum does not want to admit that he is completely incompetent and made a mistake drafting Gholston so high.
    If it wasn’t for a hostile coup against Terry Bradway, he would be lucky to have a job selling life insurance to people in nursing homes. How do you have a billion dollar team/business investment run by someone who knows NOTHING! They backed into the playoff as a one dimensional 500 team and it shows.
    Rex Ryan should fire Mike Tannenbaum before he backstabs him like he did to Bradway and Coach Mangini. There is a clear history here and it will repeat itself if Rex Ryan does not watch his back!
    Tamicka

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