While Jim Leonhard may be the next starting safety opposite Kerry Rhodes, that doesn't mean there won't be a role for Abram Elam. The hard-hitting safety was given the lowest possible $1.01 million dollar tender offer as a restricted free agent. As a result, there's a good chance he sticks around, but if he chooses to go elsewhere, the Jets get no compensation. They would get a chance to match the offer though.
Rich Cimini has the story.
As for Brandon Moore, Cimini still seems to think it's a foregone conclusion that he's gone. But he also provides a compelling case for keeping Moore after obtaining a copy of the guard's contract.
I like Ryan trying to place his own stamp on a team, but why ruin offensive line cohesiveness if you don't have to? This shouldn't have to be another Pete Kendall situation. At least in this case, the Jets would have several months to find a replacement rather than a few weeks, but they should not pull the trigger on this move.