Additionally, Wells thinks Allen will have a more expansive role in the offense in OC Rob Chudzinksi‘s system.
Although the Jets previously stated they want to get younger this offseason, Rich Cimini of ESPN says the team felt they could “bend a little” on signing RB Matt Forte because they viewed him as a productive and versatile player without a large cap number.
Cimini doesn’t anticipate the Jets re-signing some of their veteran free agents like I don’t think you’ll see older vets such as OLB Calvin Pace, G Willie Colon or DL Stephen Bowen.
The Jets could bring back LB Erin Henderson on a team-friendly contract, but Cimini mentions that he’s drawing interest from other teams right now.
Cimini also expects New York to focus on getting younger at linebacker and offensive line.
Although Rothstein views free agent LT Russell Okung as a good addition, he believes a good No. 3 tackle would still be required, considering that Okung has struggled to to stay healthy for a full 16 games.
Regardless of the possibility of the Lions signing Okung, Rothstein could see the Lions selecting an offensive tackle with the No. 16 overall pick.
Rothstein mentions the linebacker spot as another position they could address in the draft with Alabama ILB Reggie Ragland and Ohio State OLB Darron Lee named as possible options.
Rothstein could also see the Lions drafting a defensive tackle, unless they sign a free agent like DT Akiem Hicks.