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Re-setting the Jets' needs after the first wave of free agency

The first wave of free agency is over. In fact, only seven of the top 50 players on ESPN's 150 remain unsigned.

Recapping the New York Jets, they've added three new players -- cornerback Morris Claiborne, left tackle Kelvin Beachum and kicker Chandler Catanzaro. As a result, their team needs have changed a bit.

Updated priorities for free agency and the draft:

1. Quarterback: If you need an explanation, you haven't been paying attention for the last few months -- or 40 years. Adding a veteran is a must. Josh McCown left Sunday without a contract, so the search continues.

2. Safety: Other than making an offer to Tony Jefferson, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens, the Jets have been quiet. They need to add somebody because Marcus Gilchrist (knee surgery) might not be ready for the season and Calvin Pryor is entering the final year of his contract. (Don't bet on the Jets exercising his fifth-year option.) If they stand pat until the draft, it could be a sign they'd be comfortable with Jamal Adams or Malik Hooker with the sixth pick. One of them figures to be available.

3. Tight end: New offensive coordinator John Morton is planning to integrate the tight end into the passing offense, so he needs an athletic pass catcher or two. Austin Seferian-Jenkins has the right skill set, but he's not reliable and he's facing a two-game suspension. Plus, he has only one year left on his contract. Free agent Mychal Rivera (Oakland Raiders), scheduled to visit Monday, could help from a stop-gap perspective. They need to add a young, athletic talent to the pipeline.

4. Cornerback: Claiborne, who signed a one-year contract, helps in the short term. The problem is, the position is too short term. Another one of their top three corners, Marcus Williams, is on a one-year RFA tender. The Jets need to develop long-term stability. It wouldn't be a surprise if they add another free agent -- can't have too many corners -- but the focus shifts to the corner-rich draft.

5. Edge rusher: This has been on the list for about a decade. Hey, these guys are hard to find. They're showing interest in non-tendered free agent Howard Jones (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), but any significant move likely would happen in the draft.

6. Insider linebacker: Their pursuit of Dont'a Hightower ended without a deal, but the size of the offer (five years, $55 million) indicates that replacing David Harris is very much on their mind. They have no known interest in the next-best free agent, Zach Brown (Buffalo Bills), so perhaps they're content for now. At some point, they have to add depth.

7. Wide receiver: Technically, the Jets haven't replaced Brandon Marshall. There's no sense of urgency because they still have Eric Decker (for now), Quincy Enunwa and others, but they're still exploring the market. They met with Quinton Patton (San Francisco 49ers), so it wouldn't be a surprise if they add a second-tier receiver.

8. Running back: It's no secret they're looking to add two elements, a back with pass-catching ability and a blocking back. Benny Cunningham (Los Angeles Rams) and Zach Line (Minnesota Vikings), both of whom visited, remain unsigned and would fill those respective roles.