With news that the NFL is preparing for a season as short as eight games, it would seem as though the lockout is not going away any day soon.
The New York Jets, just like every other team in the league, have to deal with the side effects of a lockout, such as the lack of ability to talk with their players.
In some ways the Jets are at an advantage, because they already have a strong nucleus that has taken them to back-to-back AFC Championship games.
In other ways they are hurt by the amount of free agents they have this offseason, and the lack of ability to discuss a new contract with them.
The following slideshow points out five ways in which the lockout is hurting the Jets.
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