The Jets will have a little more spending money than expected for this coming season.
The NFL announced that the cap for 2009 will be about $128 million, and that teams will have an extra $947,000
Could this give the Jets extra room to resign Leon Washington? Could they throw a few bucks in Thomas Jones's direction to make him happy? Might this help the team pursue a big name receiver? It probably won't end up meaning that much, but I have to think it helps Gang Green more than most teams, simply because they are close to the cap and have a few salary cap questions to answer.
Plaxico Burress remains an option. Drew Rosenhaus has been tweeting that at least two teams are seriously interested in his services, and he recently received a phone call from an NFL head coach. Might it be the Jets? It makes as much if not more sense for this team as any other. The $947,000 doesn't add much room, but every little bit counts.