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Jets not interested in Andre Johnson

The Jets are not interested in trading for wide reciever Andre Johnson (Dyer, July 14).

Trading for Johnson “is not something we are actively pursuing,” a Jets executive said.

Johnson is quite adamant about getting out of Houston, even talking retirement from the NFL. He is likely going to hold out from Houston unless he gets a raise, or dealt to another team.

“Clearly Andre is a special player, but special players come at a price,” the executive said. “Right now, with the direction the team wants to go, it isn’t the best fit. While he is a tremendous talent, he would hurt a lot of cap flexibility.”


Jets running back Chris Johnson recently exuberantly proclaimed that he would be on board with the Jets making such a move.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

We wrote in-depth about the Jets and Johnson just a few days ago (TJB, July 12), so see more there.

In short, Johnson is a certain upgrade to what the Jets depth chart, but the cost in money, draft picks and roster impact seems to be more than the team is willing to take on.




15 comments
levi
levi

Good, now lay this to rest and move on.

juunit
juunit

That's the right move IMO. I just hope he doesn't end up getting cut, allowing him to sign where he wants. Because then he'll end up on the Pats or Broncos, and the world will implode in a hurricane of spaghetti and cheeseballs.

Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

You guys! The Jets can't sign Andre Johnson because they must maintain a good $20 million dollars worth of cap space so they'll have the flexibility to sign a guy like Andre Johnson. 



Danny Tonkin
Danny Tonkin

Smokescreen, don't want to tip your hand


cosmicwy
cosmicwy

@Jeff E. Guy i get it.  but do you realize they can roll over some of that cap to next year for the huge players they have to sign?

Bent
Bent moderator

@Hanknaples Yeah, they start earlier because they are playing in the hall of fame game.  Giants must be starting soon too.

Brendan
Brendan

@wangbegone "You can say that, but this type of stuff can get out of hand in a hurry."


Then why hasn't it happened already? 

a57se
a57se

@wangbegone 

You are dealing with NY Jets professional apologists...anything said that can be remotely construed with criticism will be promptly obfuscated and the poster will be villified...

__fense
__fense

@wangbegone @Dr. Jonathan Reefer Leaking what? CJ doesn't really have any say in the matter, and everyone knows it. Him saying that he wants the Jets to get him is no different than you or I saying the Jets should get him. 

Brendan
Brendan

@wangbegone Gotten out of hand? CJ isn't the only Jets player to voice this opinion. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @wangbegone Brendan has a point though.  If this sort of thing can "get out of hand in a hurry" why hasn't it gotten "out of hand" in the six weeks since CJ actually made that comment?


If these things can get out of hand in a hurry and on this occasion that didn't happen, maybe the Jets have already kept a lid on it.  Alternatively, you're just worrying about nothing.