Jets interested in WRs, including recently-released Miles Austin

The Jets are interested in a trio of wide receivers, including Miles Austin, who was just released by the Cowboys (Rapoport, March 12).

The team is also interested in James Jones, who recently played with the Packers. He has not scheduled a visit with the team yet (Mehta, March 12).

The Panthers are likely cutting Steve Smith. The Ravens, Raiders and Bucs are interested (Jones, March 12). The Jets do have interest in former-Panthers WR Brandon LaFell, but he’s visiting New England on Wednesday (Costello, March 12).

Eric Decker is visiting with the Jets on Wednesday. His wife recently tweeted, “So proud of my hubby… I support him 100 percent…” (Read Brian Basset’s thoughts on Decker here.)

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The Jets have a real need to get better through free agency at wide receiver so while they have been quiet so far, we expect things to pick up for them rather soon.

If Decker made NY his first spot to visit then that is a pretty good sign about both sides intent. With players like Jones and Decker, not to mention Steve Smith coming available, the Jets would we wise to start making some noise.
If Decker slips the net or proves wants too much expect John Idzik to round on Jones.




170 comments
a57se
a57se

Interesting 25 and a half hours of Free Agaency. The Jets sign NO ONE, lose their starting RT and their third round draft pick devalues to a 4th round pick. Not an auspicious start.

Div Bhansali
Div Bhansali

What would people consider a fair avg yearly salary for Decker? I wouldn't go above $7M, maybe $8M, and I suspect some team will blow through that figure.

Jimmy Passadino
Jimmy Passadino

I rather Stone Cold Steve Austin.

That dude is trouble, especially with the young blah QB

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

Why do I think Idzik when shopping  in a department store is approached by salesclerks  who ask " May I help you" and he replies "No Thanks, just looking"!


we seem to be 'interested' in everything but signing someone.

Juan Pablo Granda
Juan Pablo Granda

Nah we're alright without him...he only got 244 yards with no touchdowns last year. He was 8th worst in yards for a starting receiver.

maxjet
maxjet

Come on Idzik, get Geno - Sproles!

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

An now Decker left without signing. Idzik is on a role >(

Pat d
Pat d

ATTN

nick balls

fan is short for fanatic

maxjet
maxjet

@Brendan That's the excting thing about free agency and the draft ultimately people have different reasons to doubt a player whether one thinks those reasons are sound or not. It's what makes the world of sports go round. As a Jet fan if we do get Decker am all for him to succeed regardless of my apprehesions. 

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Pats clearing cap space I wonder why

nickballs
nickballs

dont worry guys...we signed Folk

maxjet
maxjet

@Brendan @tal8 Hey if you like Decker that's fine. Am of a different opinion.

nickballs
nickballs

there are few things funnier than watching the same people defend the Jets no matter what the issue/situation....and to be fair, i defend this team 95% of the time but people getting offended that some of us would like Idzik to make a friggin move need to wake up........guys are flying off the board and we are standing stilll.......oh wait, we signed Folk......thats cute....when the Pats are laughing at us while they handing Revis his new jersey, maybe Idzik will get moving then.....but hey, cant say anything negative bout Idzik....forgot

maxjet
maxjet

@tal8 With Peyton Decker made career numbers. Denver has a offensive system with Payton with very precise running routes. Geno and the Jets have not reach that point yet. With the Jets Decker needs to get ample seperation to even come close to those numbers.

a57se
a57se

Hey we can sign Brandon Weeden to back up Geno!

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Tate signed with Detroit and revis is cut.

nickballs
nickballs

welp fellow Jets fans...this could be a very very long night....

nickballs
nickballs

anytime now the Jets can jump into the mix here in free agency....wouldnt mind a signing at some point here....now that we opened up 2 additional holes at RT and Corner.......not to mention WR, safety, OLB, RB, ...smfh

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Div Bhansali  


He's worth 6 but he'll get 8


supply/demand

bradysucks
bradysucks

@maxjet  


MJD would help Geno more than Sproles. MJD can block and protect the QB and also run and catch......He's a true ALL prurpose threat....


I like Sproles though.....

Brendan
Brendan

@maxjet You can doubt him, but I just don't think you have sound reasons for it. 


If Decker signs for $7-$8 million? Boom, put it in the books, you have an above-average WR for market value. If he wants $10 million? See ya. 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@nickballs So the Pats are so wise and mighty.  How many moves have they made in FA.  Seems like they have been losing players and I haven't heard of many signings.

tal8
tal8

@nickballs  Say anything u want about Idzik... But just a thought, can it wait like... Lets say... Two days??????????

bob
bob

@maxjet


Well he'll have some really good ample separation from Denver if he signs with the Jets

Brendan
Brendan

@maxjet  Why didn't he need to get separation in Denver again? 

tal8
tal8

@maxjet  You are right then... Lets not sign him. Lets keep Tone.

bob
bob

@j3tsfan29

I would just like to Add That Revis was cut and Tate signed with Detroit.

Brendan
Brendan

@nickballs  Et tu, Nickballs? 


You know better than to get upset this soon. 


Things are happening, they're just not happening at a breakneck pace. But they're still happening. 

a57se
a57se

@nickballs  

What are you talking about? We have Darren Walls CB, Oday Aboushi RT and William Campbell RG as well as Barnes OLB and Chris Ivory at RB with Goodson and Powell and Griffin! We also have Hill, Kerley, Nelson and Gates at WR....WE ARE FRIGGIN STACKED!

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

@Brendan @maxjet  I'ts not just about Decker at this point though. We needed more than just a wide out. You have to admit the non action is a little startling no matter how much we trust in Idzik. 

nickballs
nickballs

@jsadolph @nickballs  and dont get me wrong...there are plenty of guys that we can still land that id be thrilled with.....my point is, LETS GO GET EM.......

nickballs
nickballs

@jsadolph @nickballs  last time i checked, they won the division and won more than 10 games once again....if we were coming off that same record, then i can see us doing things just like the Pats

nickballs
nickballs

@tal8 @nickballs  its not about the length of time...its about the guys being snagged up....i trust Idzik, i really do...but i still dont want to miss out on a bunch of guys that can help us....the $$ Tate got from Detroit was more than fair.....were we in on him at all?  and when Revis lands in NE, which corner do you want ?  since we wiffed on Davis.. Talib, Verner gone too...who u want?  Cro?  the same guy everyone trashed all year......or Munnerlyn.....options dwindling at corner .....and how bout the right side of line....


nickballs
nickballs

@Brendan @nickballs  ive been patient B.....i really have....but we've done nothing but lose players..and now REvis bout to go to Pats .....at some point i wnat to see something get done.....whats the point of having 45 mil in cap room when we sit on it......hope you are right...but lets see.....

nickballs
nickballs

@a57se @nickballs  we waiting for the perfect deal apparantly...nevermind the top guys dropping off the board......now if Revis goes to Pats...gonna get ugly

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

@Brendan @maxjet  sorry thought we were doubting Idzik not Decker.... gotta step up the reading comprehension over here. 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@nickballs @jsadolph I'm just saying that great teams are made with patients and smart moves.  Good teams are made with knee jerk(Tanny) moves.  I think Idzik is building for a very bright future & not for great headlines. 


Any team can make a good team for a year or 2, all you have to do is morgage the future(just ask Tanny).  It takes a little more thought to build a sustainable contender.

nickballs
nickballs

@tal8  if you happy then thats all that matters man.....no worries.....there are guys i would have liked my team to go after.....Byrd, Whitner, Tate, Roberts...etc......you can say "oh we didnt want them anyway"....so this a pointless argument.....those are guys i think we missed on..those are guys you didnt want obviously..

tal8
tal8

@nickballs @tal8  Who did we miss? Sorry... If we sign Decker, we didn't really miss anyone, right? If u can see through the future regarding Revis, u ought 2 be a rich man. I actually think he's going to Phily

nickballs
nickballs

@Pat d  who said that?  i just want something to start happening.....been a fan long enough to know how it works...obviously i didnt expect us to do what the Broncos have done....but want to see soemthing start happening.....we land Decker and a RT and then focus on a corner..then ill be happy...until then, ill be waiting for FA to start

Pat d
Pat d

You have been anything but patient. You expect a team with a rookie QB to approach FA the same way a team with a small window does.

nickballs
nickballs

@Brendan @nickballs  well get ready...cuz it will be happening...we'll talk when it happens...and then we can see if then you FINALLY start to get impatient...oh and Tate off the board too....but dont worry, we dont want Idzik to move to quick and land a guy like Tate...we dont need WRs

Brendan
Brendan

@nickballs It's been 24 Hours! Nothing has happened...for one day. 


Let's revisit in a week or two and see how the team stands. 


I'll believe Revis goes to the Pats when it happens and not a second sooner.