According to an NFL source would spoke with the New York Daily News, the situation between the Jets and CB Darrelle Revis stands a good chance of getting “very ugly.“
“I think it’s going to get ugly, very ugly,” said the source. “You can’t trade your best player. You do everything to keep him. It’s going to get ugly with the player and the agent. I don’t know how you get around it. It’s very difficult.”
While Revis is coming off of an ACL tear, the source doesn’t believe it’s going to be that big of a deal, but expects it have an impact on their compensation for him.
“They will get 75 cents on the dollar,” the source said. “If he was not hurt, I would say you would be looking at getting two No. 1s. Now it’s more like a No. 1 and a No. 3. And I’d want a high No. 1.”
Once the news broke that the 49ers were going to be receiving a second-round pick and another conditional draft pick in 2014 for QB Alex Smith, speculation began connecting the dots between San Francisco’s obvious need at cornerback and the fact that the Jets are clearly preparing for a rebuild. Since then, the talk has died down considerably, but it’s still a possibility.
We’ll be hearing more about a potential Revis trade next week.
The Jets reportedly “made it known” at this year’s NFL Combine that they would like to retain S LaRon Landry, who’s set to become an unrestricted free agent in the next few weeks, via ESPN New York.
New York has cleared a lot of salary, but is still sitting with only $8 million in cap space to work with.
Landry signed a one-year deal after suffering an Achilles injury two seasons ago. His contract included a clause that prevents the Jets from franchising him and all indications from his camp are that he’s going to pursue top dollar on the open market. Basically, there’s almost no chance he’s back with the Jets.
We have Landry listed as the No. 67 best available player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
Impending free agent TE Dustin Keller mentioned that he’s yet to hear from the Jets regarding a contract extension.
“Yeah, I’d like to return,” Keller said, via the New York Post. “I have a lot of great friends on the team, and I’ve always thought of myself as a key piece of the offense there, but if I’m not there that’s fine, too.”
Originally thought to be a candidate for the franchise tag, Keller should be in high demand as he’s one of the top tight ends available in this year’s free agent market.
We have Keller listed as the No. 56 best available player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, the Jets are reportedly mulling over whether to use a first or second-round tender to restricted free agent Austin Howard.
Once again, the Jets have limited cap space to work with, which means a difference of $840,000 is actually a pretty big deal for them.
NFL team’s rarely target any player designated with a first or second-round tender, so they could take a calculated risk and go with the latter and most likely retain Howard. Draft picks are more valuable than ever, so I’d be surprised to see them use a first-round tender.
- Cimini writes that he wouldn’t be surprised to see them loose DE Mike DeVito, TE Dustin Keller, G Brandon Moore RB Shonn Greene and S LaRon Landry this offseason.
- The Jets have reportedly met with the Top 10 quarterback prospects in this year’s draft. (Rich Cimini)