The Jets main focus will be signing their own free agents like Lamont Jordan, John Abraham and Jason Ferguson.
The number one target is likely Abraham, and the Jets brass is convinced he isn't going anywhere.
"He will be part of this team next year," said Bradway.
Helping the Abraham situation is Bradway's good rapport with the defensive end's agent – Tony Agnone.
"I've known Tony forever," said Bradway. "I have a good relationship with him."
But the same can't be said for free agent Kareem McKenzie's agents, the Poston Brothers.
"I don't have the relationship with them I have with Tony," said Bradway.
The Poston Brothers are considered impossible to deal with. The Redskins bypassed picking Miami tight end Kellen Winslow in last year's draft because they didn't want to deal with the Poston's . . .
Steeler's coach Bill Cowher told Bradway in a phone conversation, the day after the Jets playoff loss to Pittsburgh, that Dewayne Robertson is the best defensive tackle in football . . .
While free agent tight end Anthony Becht will be playing elsewhere next year, restricted free agent tight end Chris Baker will be back with the team.
"He will be here," said Bradway. "He is a very good blocker and excellent hands."
The tough decision the Jets have to make is whether to give Baker a first or third round tender. If they give him a third round tender, there is a chance they could lose him. There is a shortage of good tight ends in the league, especially players who are talented at both blocking and receiving like Baker. So if the Jets give Baker a third round tender, they are taking a big chance . . .
Bradway still hasn't made up his mind about whether Doug Brien will be back with the team.
"It's too early to say that," said Bradway. "I want to give Mike (Westhoff) a chance (to evaluate him)." . . .
A big priority for the Jets this off-season is to get younger in the secondary and add another tight end. They also will be looking for a kick returner. Jerricho Cotchery was just a stopgap measure . . .
The Jets signed Australian Rules Football player Ben Graham to a contract. He is going to attempt to become an NFL punter . . .
The Jets are likely going to use the franchise tag on either Abraham or Jordan. That tag has to be placed between February 8 – 22 . . .
The Jets aren't going to use the "transition" tag on any player this year, just the "franchise" tag . . .
Bradway said nobody has contacted the Jets directly about the availability of defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson.
"There is no doubt in my mind Donnie will be a head coach one day," said Bradway . . .
The Jets personnel department ranks the players on the roster every four weeks during the season on a board. They feel 23 of the top 25 players will definitely be back. One departure from the Top 25 will likely be McKenzie and the other one potentially is Jordan, though they are going to try very hard to keep the running back.
"I'm Lamont's biggest fan," said Bradway . . .
According to Bradway, there is a good chance Ray Mickens will be back with the team. Mickens missed the season after blowing out his knee in training camp.
"We missed him this year," said Bradway.
With the new rules giving wide receivers a big advantage over cornerbacks, blanket cover guys like Mickens are invaluable . . .
If the Jets change offensive coordinators, we hear a top candidate would be Kansas City's quarterback coach Jason Verduzco.
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