The Leftovers 2018 - End of season update

It's time for our final update on how the players who were on the Jets' roster either this year or last year fared with their new teams in 2017.

We'll start with the highest profile players and work our way down the list:

Darrelle Revis - CB - Kansas City

Having been unsigned all year, Revis was finally picked up by the slumping Chiefs and played in the final five games, including a loss to the Jets that saw him miss a couple of tackles. He made two starts and recorded seven tackles and two passes defensed with one penalty.


In coverage, he didn't give up a touchdown or any long plays, but he still gave up some first downs and seemed to embarrassingly give up on a couple of plays in the postseason loss to the Titans as shown above. Revis has already been cut by the Chiefs and looks like a good bet to retire.

Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB - Tampa Bay

Fitzpatrick saw some playing time down the stretch due to a Jameis Winston injury, leading the Bucs to a damaging 15-10 win over the Jets, despite only completing 50 percent of his passes. He also led them to a win over Miami the following week with a more impressive 275 yard, two touchdown performance.

Ultimately, he played in six games, completing 59% of his passes for just over 1,100 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. However, he also fumbled nine times, losing four. Fitzpatrick is a pending free agent and may retire.

Brandon Marshall - WR - New York Giants

Marshall's season ended just five games in as he was forced to have season-ending ankle surgery. After a slow start that saw him catch just two passes on nine targets in the first two games, he ended up with 18 catches for 154 yards in five games. His best game saw him catch eight passes for 66 yards in the last second loss to the Eagles in week three. That included an 18-yard catch - his longest of the year.

A couple of weeks ago, Marshall vowed to return in 2018 and said he plans to win the comeback player of the year award. He is under contract for a non-guaranteed $5.5 million.

Eric Decker - WR - Tennessee

Decker was consistent down the stretch as he helped the Titans into the postseason. He caught 54 passes, but averaged just 10.4 yards per catch, easily the lowest of his career. He also only had one touchdown and no 100-yard games. In the postseason, he caught eight more passes in two games, including a 6-for-85 performance against New England which also included a 13-yard catch that was overturned due to a controversial offensive pass interference call.

Decker is now an unrestricted free agent. He proved to be a useful addition for the Titans, but his modest production confirmed the Jets were probably right not to build their passing game around him coming off two offseason surgeries.

David Harris - LB - New England

Harris had a disappointing year with the Patriots, who left him buried on the bench for much of the year then missed out on a Super Bowl ring when they lost to the Eagles in Minnesota. Entering week seven, he'd played just seven snaps, but did play more in the second half, making six starts and finishing with 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He didn't play at all after week 15 and was a healthy scratch in all three postseason games.

Harris is under contract for 2018 but could decide to retire even if he isn't a cap casualty.

Breno Giacomini - OT - Houston

Giacomini is a pending free agent after having played every snap at right tackle this year with the Texans. However, he graded out as the worst tackle in the NFL by a wide margin according to Pro Football Focus, giving up nine sacks, nine penalties and over five pressures per game.

Calvin Pryor - S - Jacksonville

Pryor is currently a free agent having been cut by both the Browns and Jaguars last year. He had no tackles in two games last season and had some off-field controversies including a reported fight with a teammate in Cleveland and comments to the media bashing the Browns while he was still in Jacksonville.

Marcus Gilchrist - S - Houston

Gilchrist is also a free agent, but proved to be a useful pick-up for the Texans. After playing rotational reps in the first three games, Gilchrist moved into the starting line-up for every game thereafter. He finished up with 56 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and an interception. He had just eight missed tackles and gave up one touchdown in coverage.

Nick Folk - K - Tampa Bay

Folk is a pending free agent after the Bucs released him with an injury designation and kept him on injured reserve until the end of the year. He'd struggled badly after beating out Roberto Aguayo in preseason, missing seven kicks in just four games, including three in a five-point loss to New England.

Geno Smith - QB - New York Giants

Smith is also a free agent after his one-year deal with the Giants expired. After an unimpressive preseason, he got a chance to start following the controversial benching of Eli Manning, but failed to impress in a 24-17 loss to the Raiders. His numbers were okay (21-34-212-TD) but he fumbled twice and was sacked three times. He didn't get a chance to start after that and only threw two other passes - both incompletions - all year.

Jarvis Jenkins - DL - Kansas City

Jenkins is a pending free agent after serving in a rotational role with the Chiefs. After not playing much in the first half of the season, he saw more action down the stretch, eventually making nine tackles and a sack. He made his only start in the last game with some starters being rested and had just one tackle in the postseason loss to the Titans.

Dexter McDougle - CB - Philadelphia/New Orleans/Jacksonville

McDougle was traded for Terrence Brooks following an impressive preseason but barely played with the Eagles, making just five appearances. He was cut by them and then signed with the Saints, but he lasted just one week in New Orleans. He signed a futures deal with the Jaguars at the end of the season.

Tommy Bohanon - FB - Jacksonville

Bohanon served as the Jaguars' starting fullback all year and remains under contract for next season. He also scored the first four touchdowns of his career, including one in the postseason against the Steelers. He ended up contributing 82 yards on 13 touches and did a solid job as a blocker with just one penalty. He was actually the leader in Pro Bowl voting at one stage but ultimately was not selected.

Marcus Williams - CB - Houston

Williams played in a rotational role with the Texans after his departure from the Jets and is now a pending free agent. He ended up with 12 tackles, an interception and four passes defensed in Houston, but also got beaten for a touchdown by Sammy Watkins and this 41-yard gain by Jaydon Mickens.


Bruce Ellington - WR - Houston

Ellington was a nice pick-up for the Texans after having failed his physical when the Jets signed him; ostensibly to be a kick return specialist. In Houston, however, he contributed more on offense with career-high receiving numbers (29-330-2TD). He also rushed for 17 yards, returned five punts for 47 yards and recovered two fumbles. He's a pending free agent.

CJ Spiller - Kansas City

Spiller had a bizarre season, with the Chiefs signing him five different times and cutting him four times. He actually only played for them once, carrying twice for zero yards and is now a pending free agent having been inactive during the postseason.

Jordan Todman - RB/KR - Houston

Todman saw action in 14 games for Houston, but did not play a single snap on offense. He made five special teams tackles and returned four kick-offs for 84 yards but also had one penalty and a few missed tackles. Todman is now a pending free agent.

Raheem Mostert - RB - San Francisco

Mostert went on injured reserve in November, having made most of his contributions with the 49ers on special teams. He had seven tackles and returned five kickoffs for 83 yards. On offense, he didn't play much, but had 30 yards on six carries. Mostert is an exclusive rights free agent, so is likely to return to the 49ers.

Jesse Davis - OL - Miami

Davis was never more than a third-stringer with the Jets, but found himself starting 10 games with Miami, seeing action at every offensive line position apart from center. He graded out poorly as a run blocker and pass protector although he only gave up two sacks and three penalties.

Shelby Harris - DL - Denver

Lost in the shuffle with the Jets, Harris established himself as a key contributor for the Broncos as he built on an excellent preseason campaign. Harris ended up with 22 tackles, 5.5 sacks and three passes defensed, while also blocking a field goal to clinch a win. His sack total was more than anyone on the Jets managed in 2017. He's an exclusive rights free agent, so will be back in Denver.

Kalif Raymond - WR/KR/PR - New York Giants

Raymond was added to the Giants' practice squad after his costly fumble in Oakland led to him being cut by the Jets. He was eventually activated by the Giants, catching one 12-yard pass and rushing once for a one-yard loss. He failed to impress as a punt returner, with two more fumbles and an average of less than five yards per return with the Giants.

Travaris Cadet - RB/KR - Buffalo

Cadet saw action for the Bills down the stretch but suffered a disclocated ankle on Christmas Eve and is now a pending free agent. In six games with Buffalo, Cadet produced quite well as he rushed 22 times for 93 yards and caught 13 passes for 93 yards.

Shamarko Thomas - S - Buffalo

Thomas is also a pending free agent having seen some action for the Bills down the stretch. He did an outstanding job on special teams with nine tackles, but barely played on defense during the regular season. He did see action on defense in the playoff loss to the Jaguars, making two nice plays in the running game.

Darryl Morris - CB - Indianapolis/New York Giants

Morris was placed on injured reserve and then released by the Colts, but got healthy and played the last five games of the year with the Giants, recording 11 tackles and a pass defensed, although Nelson Agholor beat him for a touchdown in week 15. He is now a pending free agent.

Jeremy Butler - WR - Buffalo

Butler didn't play last year after suffering a concussion in preseason and going on injured reserve. He's a pending restricted free agent.

Donald Hawkins - OL - Kansas City

Hawkins also went on injured reserve after a preseason injury. He was later released and has been a free agent since then.

Ronald Martin - S - Indianapolis

Having spend most of the year on the practice squad, Martin was activated in late December for special teams duties only. He is under contract for 2018.

Mike Liedtke - G - Tampa Bay

Liedtke was activated in December and remains under contract for 2018. He saw action briefly on special teams.

Jason Vander Laan - TE - Indianapolis

Vander Laan was another December activation having been on the practice squad. He saw action briefly on offense but wasn't targeted. However, he did record two special teams tackles. He is under contract for 2018.

Will Tye - TE - New England

After having played in the first three games for the Jets, Tye was released and spent the rest of the year on the Patriots' practice squad. He signed a futures deal with them after the season.

Edmond Robinson - LB - Arizona

Robinson was released from injured reserve by the Jets early in the season and ended up on the Cardinals active roster in December, although he was not active for any games. He is under contract for 2018.

Robert Nelson - DB - Baltimore

Nelson was thrown into the fire by the Jets against Atlanta following an injury to Buster Skrine. He was released a few weeks later and ended up on the Ravens' practice squad. He signed a futures deal with them after the season.

Geoff Gray - OL - Cleveland

Gray was signed off the Jets' practice squad in December but wasn't active for any games with the Browns. He is under contract for 2018.

Anthony Johnson - DL - Indianapolis

Johnson was another December activation by the Colts. He played five defensive snaps for them in their last game of the season, stuffing one run. He is under contract for 2018.

Victor Ochi - DE/OLB - Tennessee

Ochi suffered an ACL injury in camp and spent the year on injured reserve. He's still under contract for 2018.

Alex Collins - RB - Baltimore

Collins originally agreed to sign for the Jets' practice squad, before changing his mind and heading to Baltimore instead. He was soon activated and had an amazing year, rushing for 973 yards and six touchdowns at an average of 4.6 per carry, adding 23 catches for 187 yards. He'll be back in Baltimore as an exclusive rights free agent.

Players signed to futures deals for 2018 who did not play in 2017

Brandon Wilds - RB - Jacksonville
Austin Calitro - LB - Cleveland
Kyle Friend - OL - Pittsburgh
Sean Hickey - OL - Miami
KD Cannon - WR - Dallas
Marquess Wilson - WR - Philadelphia
Alex Balducci - OL - Washington
Fred Brown* - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Connor Harris - LB - Cincinnati
Javarius Leamon - OL - Cincinnati
Jeremy Faulk - DL - Cleveland
Troymaine Pope - RB - Houston
Anthony Firkser - TE - Kansas City
Braedon Bowman - TE - Los Angeles Chargers

*Rookie Camp invitee only