Jets Expected To Target Clint Boling, Orlando Franklin & James Carpenter In Free Agency

According to the Metro New York, the Jets won’t be bringing back veteran G Willie Colon next season, and are instead expected to target younger guards in free agency. 

There’s a push to go younger along the offensive line,” a source told Metro. “In particular at right guard the Jets are going to want to go a different route. It isn’t anything Willie did or didn’t do.”

Although, their source didn’t rule out the possibility that Colon be an option to add depth to their offensive line later on in free agency.

The report mentions that the Jets will “actively pursue” some bigger names in free agency this year such as Bengals G Clint Boling, Seahawks G James Carpenter, and Broncos OL Orlando Franklin.

Franklin has the ability to play both guard and offensive tackles, and the Jets apparently believe he has an “ideal skill-set” for new OC Chan Gailey’s offense.

His versatility is going to generate some interest,” the source said. “He could be a nice fit in Chan’s offense.”

Mike Klis of the Denver Post said on multiple occasions that Franklin is unlikely to be back, and even though he may have a decent amount of interest, the Jets have plenty of cap space to compete in free agency.

As for Colon, others have said that he’s is unlikely to return to New York next year, so this really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

We have all Boling, Carpenter, and Franklin all listed in our Top 100 Free Agents list.


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