With two pending free agents at guard, the Jets are considering their options to keep their offensive line stable with expected losses of Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson. Rumor is the Jets are trying to keep Slauson if possible, but any decision to return will be in Slauson’s hands as the Jets won’t be the only team interested in Slauson. According to Adam Caplan, the Raiders and Cowboys might be in play for Slauson because of their coaching connections back to the Jets in Bill Callahan and Tony Sparano.
But what if the Jets can’t get Slauson back under contract?
According to a source familiar with the Jets thinking, the Jets have expressed interest in Minnesota Vikings lineman Geoff Schwartz as a potential replacement to their line. At present, the Jets don’t feel pressured to move on Schwartz as they wait to see how any negotiations with Slauson might play out first. It is expected that Schwartz would come cheaper than Slauson, the Jets starting left guard from 2010-2012, and the team believes that they could grab Schwartz further into free agency should any negotiations with Slauson fall through.