While the Jets have continued to say they would like to re-sign Damon Harrison even the most optimistic person you know would've had to say it was unlikely they would be able to. With the legal tampering window open, where agents can discuss deals with teams players just can't make visits or officially sign deals yet, the interest in Harrison continues to pick up.
The Titans were the first team to be mentioned and they are expected to put together an aggressive offer to,land him and now the Giants are trying to get in on the Snacks sweepstakes. Both teams have far more cap space than the Jets and be make sure they can outbid the Jets, they just might have to worry about outbidding each other. Other teams will likely continue to show interest in Harrison but usually the more aggressive teams at the start of the process stay the most aggressive throughout the process.
It will be interesting to see how well Harrison plays if he goes to a team like the Titans where he won't be surrounded by talent like Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson but whoever gets him will be getting an excellent nose tackle even if he isn't quite as disruptive as he was with the Jets.
With Harrison all but gone the Jets will have officially add nose tackle to their long lists of need and while you can expect them to address that in free agency Mike Maccagnan will certainly focus on value at the position and will not be investing a lot of money there. Another possible option for the Jets is to pick up a nose tackle in the draft, this year's defensive line (especially defensive tackle) class is exceptionally deep and there will be plenty of great value options for Maccagnan to choose from in the early and middle rounds.
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