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Jets follow Super model with Harris tag

Homegrown talent got Pack, Steelers to XLV; trade-happy Gang gets with the program

Updated: February 15, 2011, 3:38 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Why David Harris? Why not Santonio Holmes or Braylon Edwards or Antonio Cromartie?

They're all gifted, all entering their prime years and all free-agents-to-be, but the New York Jets decided to use the franchise tag on Harris for this reason:

He's a homegrown talent with a blemish-free image, and the Jets recognize they need to keep their own players -- the good ones -- instead of always buying and trading.

Buying and trading almost got the Jets to the Super ...

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