Ralph Vacchiano notes that Douglas created some speculation about Jadeveon Clowney on Wednesday when he said the team is “going to do our due diligence on everybody that’s out there — especially at the edge-rushing position.”
Vacchiano reports that there is no indication that Douglas is willing to spend that kind of money on any one player in free agency. And a team source says Douglas’ plan is based on being “disciplined financially” and creating “flexibility.”
John Clayton notes that Jadeveon Clowneyhas apparently dropped his yearly demand to around $17 million. Clayton notes that while Seattle still has a chance to re-sign him, both the Jets and Titans are talking to Clowney about making him the third highest-paid outside linebacker in a 3-4.
Matt Miller says every source he spoke to thinks the Jets will take an offensive tackle at No. 11 overall.
Miller does, however, say that the Jets are “very high” on Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.
New Jets WR Breshad Perriman expects to bring some play-making ability to the team’s offense: “I bring a lot of speed, a lot of big play-making ability to this team. I can’t wait to get to work to prove that anyone who has doubt in their mind is wrong.” (Ralph Vacchiano)
New Jets OL Connor McGovern said his contract includes language that, if he doesn’t pass a physical, it would void. He has yet to take a physical, given that most players are unable to do so. (Connor Hughes)
As for signing with the Jets, McGovern said: “It was a team that I thought had a real opportunity to win a lot of games… make the playoffs and hopefully win a Super Bowl … The reason I’m with the Jets is that I think they got the coaches and players to win a Super Bowl.” (Manish Mehta)
New England RB James White spoke about moving on from Tom Brady, and who could take over at quarterback between Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham: “We’re confident in Stidham, confident in Hoyer, whoever it happens to be. (Stidham’s) willing to learn, willing to take the coaching and keeps fighting no matter what the situation is.” (NESN)
Matt Miller of B/R mentions that the one thing he has consistently heard about the Patriots is that Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels likeJarrett Stidham as the quarterback of the future and believe he’s ready to take over for Tom Brady.