We mentioned earlier that Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum doesn’t expect to re-sign any veterans before the start of the new league year.
With that out of the way, we wanted to mention three other key points Tannenbaum touched on before the Jets officially ceded the back page of the New York tabloids to Derek Jeter.
1. Tannenbaum expects LaDainian Tomlinson to be back, despite some reports that his status is in doubt.
“These things could change, but we do expect him back,” Tannenbaum said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “He did good things for us . . . I expect him to contribute for another year.”
2. Linebacker David Harris is a top priority, as we mentioned early in the week. It sounds like the team may use the franchise tag on him instead of signing him to a long-term deal.
“I wouldn’t eliminate either option,” Tannenbaum said.
3. Tannenbaum qualified his praise for cornerback Antonio Cromartie:
“By and large, he had a good year for us on the field. It wasn’t perfect, but he played well. I was glad he was a Jet. He did everything that we asked of him. I thought he got better. . . . Based on his entire body of work and his year with us, he’s a guy we would like to keep.”
(That should prevent Cromartie from calling Tannenbaum an a–hole.)