The Jets nonetheless have loads of roster holes to fill because the second week of free company will get underneath method.
General supervisor Joe Douglas has proven he’s a discount shopper and there needs to be bargains available now that the primary wave of free company is over. There will likely be gamers who anticipated large paydays able to accept short-term offers for much less dollars.
With that in thoughts, listed below are 5 gamers nonetheless available on the market who might make sense for the Jets:
Breshad Perriman, WR
Douglas was with the Ravens after they drafted Perriman within the first spherical in 2015, so there’s some familiarity there. Perriman didn’t develop in Baltimore the best way the Ravens had hoped, however he had an honest 2019 season for the Buccaneers. The 26-year-old had 36 catches for 645 yards and 6 touchdowns. He had three 100-yard receiving performances in Tampa Bay’s remaining three video games.
The Jets nonetheless might deliver again Robby Anderson, who stays a free agent, however Perriman may be an excellent possibility if they’ll’t.
Logan Ryan, CB
The Jets had been by no means entering into the big-money cornerback market, in order that they watched Byron Jones go to the Dolphins and James Bradberry be a part of the Giants. The place stays an enormous want for them. Gregg Williams discovered a option to scheme round their deficiencies final 12 months. The Jets ought to give him some higher gamers this 12 months.
Ryan is the very best cornerback left available on the market. An NFL Network report stated he was keen to play on a one-year deal, however is in search of $10 million. I’m unsure if Douglas will go that prime, however the worth might come down quickly as the times drag on.
Ryan, 29, had four interceptions within the common season for the Titans final 12 months and added a memorable one within the postseason on what was Tom Brady’s final move as a Patriot. The Rutgers product has been a part of successful applications in New England and Tennessee and will assist the Jets’ locker room.
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Jimmy Smith, CB
The longtime Raven stays available on the market and his price ticket might be low. The 31-year-old might present a veteran presence for the Jets, one thing they want within the secondary. Smith has had off-field points in Baltimore, however Douglas and his right-hand man, Chad Alexander, a longtime Ravens scout, each know Smith effectively. The Jets debated drafting Smith in 2011, however went with Muhammad Wilkerson as an alternative. Maybe now he’ll grow to be a Jet.
Joe Flacco, QB
You may be sensing a theme with former Ravens. Douglas was the scout who pushed for Baltimore to draft Flacco in 2008. The Jets want a veteran backup for Sam Darnold and Flacco makes a variety of sense. One factor that needs to be cleared up earlier than Flacco goes wherever is his well being. The 35-year-old suffered a neck damage final 12 months and was launched with a failed bodily designation by the Broncos final week. If Flacco is wholesome, he is perhaps the right backup for Darnold, who has missed six video games in his first two years.
Cameron Wake, OLB
We have gone with a variety of gamers with connections to Douglas, however right here is one with a connection to teach Adam Gase. Wake performed three seasons for Gase with the Dolphins. The 38-year-old solely performed 9 video games with the Titans final 12 months as he battled accidents. He had 2.5 sacks. He had 10.5 sacks in 2017, which isn’t that way back, and he might present management within the locker room.