Defensive standouts like Von Miller and Josh Norman can likely count on being tagged, but what about players like Kirk Cousins, Michael Crabtree and Alshon Jeffery?
Sure, Rex Ryan facing his old team is a juicy storyline, but this AFC East rivalry game between the Bills and Jets has major playoff implications. Here are five key stats to know about Thursday night's showdown.
Fortunes can be made or lost in a contract year, and players like Josh Norman, Eric Berry, Michael Crabtree and Doug Martin are on pace to cash in big. On the other end, Sam Bradford and Alfred Morris are losing value.
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Muhammad Wilkerson, who is playing out the final year of his rookie contract, will not entertain any further contract talks with the Jets.
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Upsets throughout the NFL in Week One result in significant changes to the selection order -- but not a switch of the player expected to first overall or where the three projected first round quarterbacks land.
The Jets have been unwilling to compensate their star defensive lineman with the guaranteed money of other players at his position who has signed recent deals.
With three stars sitting out the Steelers-Patriots openers, Joel Corry examines the real costs for a player and a team for star NFL players who are missing time this season due to suspensions.

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