New Jets GM Joe Douglas is reportedly willing to trade several high-priced players ahead of this year’s deadline, according to Jason La Canfora.
The Jets are winless on the season, despite spending big money in free agency, and are still waiting for QB Sam Darnold to return after missing the past month with mono.
Trading one or both would likely require the Jets to absorb some salary, but this likely isn’t an issue for New York. La Canfora reports that rival GMs doubt the Jets would be able to move struggling corner Trumaine Johnson and his $8 million salary, even in a salary dump.
According to La Canfora, there has been any chatter about the Jets making RB Le’Veon Bell available for trade, even though reports had said HC Adam Gase wasn’t on board with signing him to a big-money deal this offseason.
La Canfora adds that he expects the Jets to make at least a few moves before the deadline.
Williams, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2015. He was in the final year of a four-year, $18.6 million rookie contract and is set to earn a base salary of $2,975,574 in 2018 when the Jets picked up his fifth-year option last year.
Williams will make a base salary of $14.2 million for the 2019 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2020.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading will free up $14.2 million of available cap space while creating no dead money.
In 2019, Williams has appeared in three games and recorded 10 tackles and no sacks.
We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2020 Free Agents list.
Osemele, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Ravens back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with the Ravens before signing a five year, $58.5 million contract with the Raiders back in 2016.
The Raiders traded Osemele to the Jets this offseason. He stands to make base salaries of $9.7 million and $11.2 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2019, Osemele has appeared in three games and made three starts for the Jets.
We’ll have more regarding the Jets as the news is available.