Sheldon Richardson likes being with the New York Jets and likes being the underdog. The defensive lineman is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2017 season, but he wants to stay with the Jets and says he won’t chase a ring the way Kevin Durant did with the Golden State Warriors.

“I don’t like it personally,” Richardson told NJ Advance Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys Media of Durant’s decision to join the Warriors. “But he got a ring out of it. He was already an elite athlete, and he wasn’t getting it done where he was at, I guess. So he felt like he needed to leave, and it was his decision. Would I have done that? No, I wouldn’t have. It’s a little different for me. I wouldn’t do it, but I don’t blame him for doing it.”

The team is hunting for players who will contribute in 2019 or 2020, and Mangold, Revis, Marshall, Harris,and Decker didn’t fit the bill — Enunwa and Wilkerson do.

“[Harris] was a great leader in the locker room and on the field, but we have some young guys in that linebacking corps,” Wilkerson said, via NewYorkJets.com. “They may not be big-name guys like Dave, but those guys can definitely step up and make plays.”

The Jets have made a commitment to building through the draft and got that started in April with the additions of Jamal Adams and Marcus Mayes — a pair of safeties who could start as rookies.

Losing will inevitably be a byproduct of cutting ties with so many veterans, but the Jets are better set up to be winners in the future.

Is that tanking?

It depends on your definition. If all it takes are moves that push the team toward more losses than wins, then the Jets’ 2017 offseason would certainly seem to qualify. But those moves are about a whole lot more than Darnold or any other top draft pick.

They’re about better positioning the Jets to be winners in Cheap International Soccer Jerseys the years beyond 2017.

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