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Nick Mangold: Perennial Pro-Bowler who is under contract for $9.1 million in 2013. He's not going anywhere anytime soon.
David Harris: His production dropped for the first time in 2013, but the Jets would lose money if he's cut. Time to revamp the linebacking unit and let Harris be a good mentor to the new breed for at least one more season.
Santonio Holmes: Nobody is taking Holmes off the Jets' hands and his contract prevents him from being released. Knock him all you want, but he was seriously missed in 2012.
Antonio Cromartie: Cromartie was arguably the team's best player in 2012 and played on a level that resembled Darrelle Revis. He's on the books for $10.75 million next year and is worth it if he duplicates this performance. Good for him.
D'Brickashaw Ferguson: Ferguson's contract makes it impossible to cut him in 2013. There's no reason for them to move away from him anyway. He improved his play this season after a sub-par 2011 and has a chance at another Pro Bowl bid.
Kyle Wilson: Wilson gained valuable experience when he was pressed into service after the Revis injury. He's not perfect by any means, but he had his share of excellent games. His contract is team-friendly and he'll be back for sure.
Quinton Coples: After a slow start, Coples is really coming on, much the same way Muhammad Wilkerson did in 2011. At times, he flashed freakish physical ability. He now just has to do it on a consistent basis. Coples is tied for the team lead with Wilkerson with four sacks in a fraction of the playing time.
Muhammad Wilkerson: What a leap forward Wilkerson took in 2012. He is turning into one of the best young defensive players in the NFL and comes at a bargain price of $1.87 million in 2013.
Stephen Hill: Hill was admittedly a project right from the start and had a tough rookie year. Looking back, he would have benefited from being surrounded by veteran receivers this year, but that simply didn't happen. He needs time to develop and flashed some of the physical traits that made him a second-round pick.
Valdimir Ducasse: Ducasse saw his most extensive playing time and increased his production from awful to below-average. That being said, both of the Jets starting guards are free agents and it would be a surprise if both were back. Expect Ducasse back and to be a starter in 2013.
Kenrick Ellis: Ellis wasn't very productive to say the least, but he was a cog in a very good defense. He's under contract for $707,500 and there's no reason for the Jets to move on from a cheap player like Ellis who continues to develop.
Demario Davis: Davis never got consistent playing time in 2012, but did show very good ability when he was out there. Hopefully Davis has learned from being the baby in a veteran linebacker group and can step right in next year as a starter.
Bilal Powell: Powell kept improving as the season went on and will be back as a main cog in the backfield in 2013. Aside from his running ability, Powell was great at picking up the blitz and didn't fumble once in 106 touches.
Darrelle Revis: There has been some debate that the Jets should trade Revis for a haul of draft picks, but that's not happening. Revis is a Hall of Fame talent, and you don't trade him when his value is at an all-time low. He'll rehab his injury just fine and will be back to give the Jets the best starting cornerback tandem in the NFL in 2013.
Jeremy Kerley: The Jets receiving corps was knocked as one of the worst in the NFL, but Kerley shouldn't be included in that group. He's not a No. 1 receiver by any means, but would be an outstanding slot receiver if supported by a strong cast. He led the Jets with 53 catches and 739 yards,
Jeff Cumberland: Cumberland is a free agent and unless some team saw something that wasn't apparent to everyone else, nobody is going to be throwing money at him. Because of Dustin Keller's injury problems, Cumberland got valuable playing time. He should be brought back at his low price and given the chance to continue to develop.
Austin Howard: Howard was an upgrade from Wayne Hunter and had an up-and-down season in 2012. With Jason Smith due an unfathomable $12 million next year, look for him to be released, Howard to be moved into Smith's role and the Jets to draft an upgrade at offensive tackle.