A source said Bridgewater would like to sign a one- or two-year contract with the hopes of parlaying that into a long-term contract in the future. However, once the signings started, it was going to be a long while before they stopped.
Bridgewater, who was drafted in the first round (32nd overall) by the Vikings in 2014, showed promise in his first two seasons but suffered a serious leg injury that sidelined him for all of 2016 and most of 2017.
Josh McCown, who played 13 games for the Jets last season, is next on the list. McCown set individual highs with 2,926 yards passing and 18 touchdowns, and quickly established himself as a respected leader in the locker room.
Finally, in a move that brings Demario Davis' second go-around with the Jets to an abrupt ending, inside linebacker Avery Williamson agreed to terms agreed on a 3-year deal worth $22.5 million ($16 million guaranteed) with the Jets after spending his first four pro seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
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Over the past three seasons, Butler started 47 of 48 regular-season games for New England and seven of eight postseason games. After releasing Murray, the Titans needed more help for quarterback Marcus Mariota and new offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.
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The former Celebrity Big Brother star also said she was "so happy" to hear Ken had married his partner of 40 years, Anne Jones. She said: 'When I was 14 in Liverpool Ken used to get me onto gigs, he was helpful and so instrumental in getting me started.
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Asked about how Trump used Twitter in announcing Tillerson's firing, Johnson said he "would have handled things differently". While the message was aimed at Pyongyang, it also helped Tillerson make the case for peace at the White House.
NY will have a bit of a new look on offense this season, too, with coordinator John Morton fired and replaced by quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates.
The Jets also appeared poised to make a big splash on defense, with multiple reports saying Tuesday night that NY was close to signing both former Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson and former Titans linebacker Avery Williamson.
The Jets needed to find a quarterback pretty badly this year.
The 25-year-old also had 96 receptions for 770 yards and one score during his National Football League career.
Bridgewater is a free agent with Minnesota having declined his fifth-year contract option.