Buzz: More names leaking out

With an awareness that there are smokescreens and agents generating leverage and interest for their clients, we present details of a few more players in whom the Jets may be reportedly interested.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Soon we’re going to reach the point where it would be quicker to pass along a list of players the Jets haven’t been linked with.

With rumors circling that the Jets could be targeting Alterraun Verner in free agency, it might make sense for them to be giving some consideration to the secondary market for safeties. Whitner is more of a strong safety, but would appear to have the skill-set to operate well within a Rex Ryan defense that often calls for the safeties to be interchangeable. Clemons is more of a deep safety and the possibility of the Jets targeting him was recently discussed on PFF.

Jones-Drew will be 29 in two weeks and his salary will likely reflect the fact that he is thought to be past his best. In theory, he could prove to be a pickup in the mold of LaDainian Tomlinson’s signing back in 2010. Jones-Drew can arguably pass protect and catch passes better than anyone currently on the Jets roster, so perhaps could be set to transition into a third down back role as his career winds down, much like Tomlinson did in his two years with the Jets.




78 comments
Joan Israel
Joan Israel

2nd coming of Ladamian Tomlinson? God help the Jets. Despite all the hype, LT was a bust. 'Minus 2 yards, and a cloud of dust.'


Jim Israel

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

dumb question..since someone like darren sproles got cut can we sign him right now or do we have to wait til tuesday 4pm like other free agents???

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

final true detective on tonight atleast ill stop thinking about free agency for an hour 

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

i feel like mehta is gonna throw every fa name out there as a person of intrest before tues just so he will be right atleast once 

John Ledo
John Ledo

My FA wish list


1. Decker


2. Whitner


3. Shaub


4. Howard


5. McCluster


6. Finley ( if healthy )


7. Chandler ( if Finley isnt healthy)


8. Verner 


9. Schwartz 


10. DMC


11.  Le'ron McClain ( we need a better FB if we are returning to ground and  pound )

Brendan
Brendan

@JasonLaCanfora Colts nearing a deal with Vontae Davis. Every expectation it will get done Monday

jimjets
jimjets

Whitner and Cro at cap friendly deals? That better than verner? MJD hates the patriots too. He or sproles would be welcome IMO

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Byrd, mystery corner, Tate(the golden kind), knowshon Moreno, I would not sign any of the tes available and instead sign a vet qb, shwartz or saffold, then we can draft a te and wr, and depth.

dobermite
dobermite

How can I find my old posts?

I'm looking for something I posted last night, but I forgot which thread its in and I can't find it.

Brad Jerris
Brad Jerris

If the Jets are trying to follow the blue print of the Seattle Seahawks, they want a great intimidating secondary as well as a dominant and physical Running Game. What if the Jets sign Verner, but also sign Chris Clemons for FS and Whitner for SS- On paper, that would create a very good secondary.

Then they sign Tate, MJD and Guard Asamoah? as well as resigning Howard. That would be very productive Free Agency.


50 Million to spend:


Verner: 10 mil

Whitner: 6 mil

Clemons: 5 mil

Defense: 21 mil spent

Tate: 7 mil

Howard: 6 mil

MJD: 5 mil

Asamoah/Guard : 4 mil

Offense: 22 mil spent


7 mil still available

jdb4
jdb4

@rstysanchz  

He can be signed by any team at any time because he was cut.

a57se
a57se

@Brendan  

Also seeing reports of Asamoa ending up in Atlanta.....

nickballs
nickballs

@Brendan im hoping that Idzik has some kind of assurance or high level of confidence that Verner or Munneryn will be signing first thing Tuesday....otherwise, i dont think that Cro would be telling everyone that his time in NY is done....if they didnt have something worked out with say , Verner, then i would assume that they would tell Cro tjhat they might want to rework a deal to bring him back........with Cro sounding like its completely over, Verner could be on the way...we shall see

jdb4
jdb4

@j3tsfan29  

Then he must have resigned himself to taking a team friendly deal.

dobermite
dobermite

Disgruntled, its the thing I posted last night about my FA plans, and you responded by saying the only thing you didn't like was Cromartie at free safety. Do you remember what thread that was in?

dagr33k
dagr33k

Love the wish list but i think only 1 or 2 guys from this list will sign if we are lucky. I think Asmoah has a verbal agreement with miami already.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Brad Jerris  


Yes.....Whitner, Reed, Verner, MJD and either Sanders/Jones/Tate - amazing if the Jets can make it happen......dreaming

harold
harold

Why would we sign two safeties when have 5 safeties under contract already?

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@dobermite  No idea. :)  There have been so many posts the last couple of days, I don't really keep track.  That's another shortcoming of Livefyre, IMO, it's not easy to find old posts, not to mention the lack of response notification.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@harold  



Uhhh......you sign 2 safeties if you can upgrade over the 5 you have.......not rocket science


Other than A.A none of our safeties are any good.....and Reed isn't under contract

dobermite
dobermite

FOUND IT, Bent just bumped that thread back to the top. 

juunit
juunit

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @dobermite 

It's old school TJB, where we'd just type in our chosen name and hit post. To improve our experience, SNY has gone backwards in technology. Next up, the return of the outhouse. 

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Bent @harold  just because we have 40 mil to spend dosent mean we should spend 39 on this year fa...next year when we are broke and cant resign wilk everyone is going to hate idzick like he is tanny 2.0....the only reason i say this because some peoples free agent wishlist on here is a little crazy 

Bent
Bent moderator

@harold  You need to develop diamond-in-the-rough players to succeed in this league.


If the Jets were to spend a bunch of money on the safety position where they have a handful of promising, young and cheap players, I would be furious.

harold
harold

Reed had as many picks as anyone on team in only 7 games. Why should we let him go.

harold
harold

We were number 6 without him. Also Brendan point we need to get oline settled more than safety.

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Then why would we need reed? Let him to pasture Brendan. Its ok. Back away from the reed slowly.

harold
harold

I am going off the scenario presented. At 2 million give me MJD.

Also Whitner may get closer to 7 million.

You act like this scenario would make us champions. For that money you should get a better squad.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@harold  


You are guessing numbers.........and Idzik won't pay that

harold
harold

For 5 million pass

harold
harold

For 11 million I will pass

harold
harold

AA is a starting level player, you would not put that many resources into the secondary, especially safety. Dawan Landry was solid last year.

Also MJD for 5 million is crazy....

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks Remember they already have Landry under contract as a veteran. 

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks There is no need to spend $11 million on two safeties with this team if you sign Verner or an elite CB. I think they'll re-sign Reed if one of these options doesn't work out, but the point is they really only need one FA safety right now.