Tannenbaum talks Jets exciting start to FA

Jets NT Kris Jenkins

The Jets acquisitions of guard Alan Faneca, defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, outside linebacker Calvin Pace and offensive lineman Damien Woody was the culmination of a lot of hard work, according to GM Mike Tannenbaum.

"We did a lot of planning with the coaches and pro and college scouts, and we are excited about what we accomplished," said Tannenbaum. "It was a methodical process. We had an opportunity to improve our team, and we took advantage of it."

But even though the Jets made a major splash acquiring these players, Tannenbaum made it clear repeatedly during a meeting with reporters on Monday night that he's still committed to "building through the draft."

Faneca will start at left guard, Jenkins at nose tackle and Pace at one of the outside linebacker spots. But what about Woody? The BC product has experience starting at center, guard and tackle. The Jets love his versatility, and he could move around during the season, but for now . . .

"I thought he did a really good job last year playing right tackle," said Tannenbaum. "We do see him playing at tackle."

But with all these impressive additions, before the Jets can be considered a playoff contender again, they need to stabilize the quarterback spot. Tannenbaum was asked who was going to start at QB - Chad Pennington or Kellen Clemens.

"The best players always play here - Chad, Kellen or any other position," said Tanenenbaum.

And as for nose tackle Dewayne Robertson, whose trade to Cincinnati was canceled on Monday, Tannenbaum isn't quite sure what the future holds for him.

"He's still a member of the organization and if nothing changes, we expect him to be in our off-season program on March 17," said Tannenbaum.

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