The NFL lockout looks like it is coming to a close, which will open the doors to free agency. This year, free agency is key for the New York Jets if they want to repeat the success they have had the last two years and make it back to the playoffs.
Some notable players the Jets will want to sign once the lockout is lifted are Shaun Ellis, Antonio Cromartie, Tony Richardson, David Harris, Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress and Brad Smith.
No one expected the lockout to go this long, and because of its length, there will be a short free agency period, making time of the essence. This slideshow describes some situations that could happen once the lockout is lifted; if they happen, they could hurt the Jets' hopes of winning the Lombardi Trophy in Indianapolis this season.