John Idzik said that the Jets are being “judicious and selective” in free agency and that they “recognize we still have some things to do.”
Idzik gave an opening statement about the team so far in free agency and took questions from the media on the draft, Mark Sanchez, Antonio Cromartie and more.
“We feel like we’ve been productive,” Idzik said. “There are opportunities that await,” pointing to waiver claims, trades and the draft.
Idzik punted on discussing what the team is going to do on Sanchez, saying that the team has been in contact with him and his people.
“We will take advantage of time when we have it,” he said. “In the end, when we do make a decision, it’s well informed and we believe it’s the right decision.
Cromartie, who signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals moments before the call on Thursday afternoon, was something Idzik had to address as well.
“What we made clear to him was that we weren’t closing the door on anything,” Idzik said. “When it reaches that stage where the player is free, both sides have to feel like it’s a fit, given the circumstances … You want to make sure the player, the person and the deal fits. That enables both the club and player to live that deal out.”
Rex Ryan, who was also on the call, praised the team’s current secondary and dismissed talk about Darrelle Revis. Ryan said that Revis is a Patriot now and “it is what it is.”
“I feel really good about our corners,” Ryan said. “I’m really happy with the guys we have.”
Ryan also discussed working with Idzik, the plan they have and how they’re working side-by-side together.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am about this football team,” Ryan said. “We’re in great hands with John Idzik as our general manager.”