Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Tuesday that veteran OLB Trent Cole was expected to draw interest from “several” teams in the coming days, after news broke that the Eagles were releasing him.
Sources tell La Canfora that the 49ers and Jets are two teams to keep an eye on for Cole in the coming days.
The Jets could be a fit for Cole, seeing as Todd Bowles coached him while in Philly. Although, he would have to continue player outside linebacker.
For what it’s worth, Adam Caplan mentions that Cole could end up with a team that employs a 4-3 defense, which happens to be his old position.
Cole, 32, recorded 52 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles over the course of 15 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 19 outside linebacker in a 3-4 system out of 46 qualifying players.
We’ll have more updates regarding Cole and potential landing spots as the news is available.