On NFL.com, Chris Wesseling posts a list of 10 possible trades that could happen over the summer.
Of particular interest to Jets fans will be the two players that could be on the block who had the Jets listed as a potential destination:
Dion Jordan, DE/LB, Dolphins: Jordan has been connected to Graham in trade talks that reportedly went nowhere between the Eagles and Dolphins. Whether it’s true or not, there is persistent speculation in league circles that Jordan is available for the right price because new general manager Dennis Hickey doesn’t value him nearly as high as former boss Jeff Ireland did. It doesn’t help that Jordan remains without an obvious position in the Dolphins’ 4-3 defense.
Potential landing spots: Eagles, Colts, Jets, Saints, Titans
Denarius Moore, WR, Raiders: Plagued by inconsistency since flashing major playmaking ability in his rookie training camp, Moore appeared to fall out of favor with the Raiders’ coaching staff last season. Now that the team has signed James Jones and claimed Greg Little off waivers, tough cuts will have to be made in late August. Receiver-needy teams should be sniffing around on Moore as he enters the final year of his rookie deal. Unfortunately, two of the teams most in need of a deep threat (Chargers, Chiefs) are division rivals.
Potential landing spots: Browns, Chargers, Chiefs, Jets, Panthers
Bent, TheJetsBlog.comWhile it should be noted that this is just speculation to link the Jets to these players, it’s worth considering whether either one is a possibility.
It would be shocking for the Dolphins to give up on Jordan after just one season, especially after having moved up for him in last year’s draft. Maybe he isn’t a scheme fit, but you’ve got to believe Miami could find some kind of a role for a guy with his kind of potential and it’s unlikely they’d get good value for Jordan coming off an underwhelming first season that saw him record 26 tackles and 2.0 sacks in a reserve role. Jordan is the type of player Rex Ryan could certainly find a role for – most likely as an heir apparent to Calvin Pace – but the jury is out on what kind of impact he can have at this level. It’s doubtful whether Miami would want to trade him to a divisional rival anyway.
As for Moore, this is something that might have made sense before the draft, but seems less likely now. With three receivers selected in the draft and two signed as free agents already this offseason, I’m not sure there’s room for another. If Moore was a number one receiver, that might change things, but his career best season saw him catch 51 passes in 2012, which is 10 less than David Nelson caught just one year prior to that. Moore does have 17 touchdowns in three seasons, but with a contract extension on the horizon, it’s more likely they will go with what they have. Maybe that will change if none of the rookies step up during the offseason program.
Is there anyone else on the list (or not on the list) you think the Jets could target? Alternatively, could you see them trading away anyone currently on the Jets roster?