The Jets conducted some transactional business today by announcing that they have designated inside linebacker David Harris as their franchise player.
We tweeted word of the tag being applied at 9:33 a.m. ET. Brian Mackler, Harris’ agent, said on a tweet shortly after that the Jets were smart in protecting David’s rights and that Harris’ and the Jets’ goal remains to “lock up David long term.”
This is the first time since 2006 that the Jets have used their franchise tag. That year DE John Abraham was designated the Jets’ franchise player.
Ahead on NewYorkJets.com
The news around these parts has been light since the Jets’ elimination from the playoffs and since the Super Bowl. But we’re back and we’ll be providing stories as we can on the Jets.
Over the next three weeks we’ll be doing position-by-position reviews from the season just past. Nick Gallo’s quarterbacks story was the first of eight in the series. My piece on wide receivers will come next on Wednesday and Eric Allen checks in with the running backs on Friday.
And it’s never too early to talk draft. We’re still a month or so away from cranking up our annual NFL Draft package on newyorkjets.com, but we’ll bring stories and blogs to you as we can, including updating you on mock drafts being issued by the people around the NFL ‘net who do them best. We’ll be doing position previews in the weeks before the draft, and we’ll have exclusive independent reports from our favorite draft source, Real Football.
Also, we’ll alert you when we start to post game-by-game, year-by-year packages on our history page. It’s a prodigious project that we expect to take a year or two to complete but we’ll be starting the effort soon.
Welcome, Gen Jets Members
Disney World is nice, but the most desired destination amongst the children of Jets Nation is the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. And in less than two weeks, on Saturday, Feb. 26, the Green & White will open the doors of their house for a tour to all Generation Jets members.
This highly anticipated event will give the Gen Jets an inside look at the locker room, the weightroom and a classroom atrium. The young fans will also be taken inside the auditorium, where head coach Rex Ryan addresses his players during the season, and then they’ll make a stop in the media room to see where the major press conferences take place. Photos will be permitted throughout the tour, so kids will be able to hang on to their memories for a lifetime.
If you’re not a Generation Jets Club member, you still can participate in the tour if you sign up by Sunday, Feb. 20, at genjetskids.com. Once you sign up, you’ll get your official membership card, membership certificate, Generation Jets backpack, Generation Jets folder and a Gen Jets pencil case, as well as other great membership benefits throughout the year.
Make sure your child doesn’t miss the most memorable open house of his/her life.
Tags: Brian Mackler, David Harris, franchise player, John Abraham
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