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Mike Maccagnan predicted the Jets

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He wasn’t kidding.The New York general manager has been wheeling and dealing since the NFL’s legal tampering period began Monday http://www.seahawksauthorizedshops.com/authentic-phil-haynes-jersey , making several moves during a splashy spending spree that has the Jets plugging key roster holes.Two people with direct knowledge of the deals say the Jets have agreed to sign wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Josh Bellamy.They also agreed to sign Baltimore middle linebacker C.J. Mosley, a four-time Pro Bowl selection. The Jets also had an agreement with Minnesota linebacker Anthony Barr, but he instead opted to return to the Vikings on a five-year deal worth $67.5 million with $33 million guaranteed and more money available through escalators, according to a person with direct knowledge of the contract.The team also will re-sign defensive end Henry Anderson and backup cornerback Darryl Roberts, according to the people who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because teams can’t announce deals until the NFL’s new year begins Wednesday afternoon.This all comes after Maccagnan and the Jets swung a deal with Oakland on Saturday to acquire left guard Kelechi Osemele, giving up a fifth-rounder while also getting the Raiders‘ sixth-round pick.And New York likely is not done.The Jets entered free agency with over $82.5 million in salary cap space, and still have the type of cash to remain in the hunt for running back Le’Veon Bell, who was considered a top target to add to new coach Adam Gase’s offense.For now, though, New York’s defense has a big-time upgrade with the addition of Mosley, who’ll pair with Avery Williamson to comprise a formidable duo.The 26-year-old Mosley is headed out of Baltimore after the Ravens abandoned hope of matching an eye-popping offer made by the Jets, a reported five years and $85 million, including a whopping $51 million guaranteed.The Ravens had hoped to keep Mosley, who led the team in tackles twice since being selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. But first-year general manager Eric DeCosta couldn’t come up with enough money to keep the five-year veteran.Instead Ugo Amadi Jersey , Mosley will be in the middle of Gregg Williams’ defense in New York.“The Jets just made such a powerful offer that as an organization it just didn’t make sense for us,” DeCosta told the AP. “That’s no reflection on how we feel about C.J. as a person and as a player in this community.”Mosley has had at least 100 tackles in every season but 2016, when he missed two games with an injury and finished with 92.After it appeared Barr would come to the Jets, it was uncertain how Williams would use the four-time Pro Bowl selection and tackling machine. It also clouded the long-term future of 2016 first-rounder Darron Lee, who has been mostly disappointing because of inconsistency. He had a career-high three interceptions last season, but also was suspended for the final four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.Lee has one year left on his rookie deal, and it would appear unlikely the Jets will pick up his fifth-year option for 2020 — even without Barr coming to New York.Crowder, who turns 26 in June, gives second-year quarterback Sam Darnold a playmaking slot receiver to pair with the speedy Robby Anderson and reliable Quincy Enunwa.Crowder, whose deal is for three years and $28.5 million according to published reports, had 221 catches for 2,628 yards and 14 touchdowns in four seasons with Washington. He was limited to nine games last season because of an ankle injury, but the Jets envision his production to be more like the previous two seasons when he combined for 133 catches, 1 Dwayne Haskins Jersey ,636 yards and 10 TDs.Bellamy has 76 career catches for 999 yards and five touchdowns, and is also a special teams contributor. He spent the last five years with Chicago.Anderson tied with linebacker Jordan Jenkins for the team lead with a career-high seven sacks last season. He was acquired from Indianapolis last April for a seventh-round draft pick and thrived in New York’s defense.When Indianapolis switched to a 4-3 base defense, it shopped Anderson — whose size and speed make him a better fit in a 3-4. He was dealt to New York and Todd Bowles’ 3-4 base and had the best season of his career.Williams has traditionally run a 4-3 defense, but Gase said last month that the defensive coordinator would be keeping the Jets’ 3-4 base. That made keeping Anderson a priority for New York.Roberts has been a key backup and spot starter the last three seasons, with two interceptions and 21 passes defensed with New York. Good news, NFL: Commissioner Roger Goodell won’t have to testify in September. Bad news, NFL: Goodell may still have to testify.Via the , the Louisiana Supreme Court has stayed the lawsuit arising from the Rams-Saints NFC Championship game while it considers whether to allow the case to proceed. This decision pauses the “discovery” process, which had called for sworn testimony of Goodell and three game officials to happen next month.The ruling makes practical sense. Why force Goodell and others to testify if the case ultimately is thrown out by the Louisiana Supreme Court? It also gives the court time to consider the broader question of the viability of the case.If the case is deemed to be viable, the depositions of Goodell and others will occur. If the case is determined to not be viable, the lawsuit will end.So the question now becomes whether the case will proceed. And the question presented by the case is intriguing.The NFL argues that spectators never should be able to sue over the outcome of a sporting event, even if blatant errors occur in the application of the rules. The plaintiffs argue that, essentially, the fix was in — that the NFL wanted the Rams to advance to the Super Bowl because of their presence in the L.A. market.To dismiss the case David Long Jersey , the Louisiana Supreme Court will have to decide that a paying customer has no standing under any circumstances to challenge the outcome of a sporting event even if it turns out that the fix was indeed in. If that’s the case, paying customers to sporting events that supposedly are determined based on skill, ability, and occasional luck will have no recourse even in those cases where the powers-that-be desire a certain outcome and misapply the rules in order to achieve it.The notion that there can be no recourse of any kind in such situations gives those who stage sporting events a license to rig the result without the potential for civil liability. As legalized gambling proliferates, that may not be an acceptable conclusion.Still, a disgruntled season-ticket holder and/or gambler shouldn’t have the ability to engage in a fishing expedition for evidence of foul play without something to suggest that foul play actually happened. In this specific case, the argument seems to be that the blatant failure to apply the rules to the most important and consequential play of the game suggests that an error of that nature doesn’t happen in the absence of corruption.So maybe, under the specific facts of this case, there’s enough evidence based on the failed to call pass intererence (or illegal hit on a defenseless receiver) to permit the plaintiffs to try to develop evidence to show that it wasn’t simply an accident.However it plays out, the litigation underscores the importance of taking meaningful steps to prevent blatant mistakes from happening. The NFL has done that, with a solution (replay review of pass interference) that arguably sweeps much farther than it needed to in order to prevent similar mistakes in the future.Still, the fix that was made by the NFL doesn’t necessarily mean that the fix wasn’t in. The Louisiana Supreme Court will eventually determine whether the plaintiffs will secure a chance to prove that it was, by gathering evidence and aggressively questioning Goodell and others.