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Take it for what you will, Jets fans.

ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler is claiming that after a very active offseason, the Jets are still looking to make a “splash” move.  Fowler says Gang Green would like to add a “center fielder” at safety before the season kicks off.  This coming in an ESPN piece that ranked teams from 1-32.  The Jets came in at 21.

What could change for the better: It seems like New York is still looking for another splash move in the secondary. The Jets were in the mix for several high-cost free agents and signed corner D.J. Reed but could still use one more playmaker. A rangy center fielder at safety would elevate what should be an emerging defense. — Fowler

Any such move would tell us the Jets aren’t very happy with the progress of safety Ashtyn Davis, whose elite athleticism was expected to make him a defender who could cover the entire field.

 

 

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Does this make sense?   They got the Tampa  guy to play strong safety and Joiner, Pinnock , and Davis to play free safety.  Id think offensive tackle , defensive tackle , LB and kicker could most use upgrading at this point.

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who is even out there that we want/? all for getting rid of davis, i mean he could maybe play better sure, but it doesnt seem likely. Guy was responsible for giving away so many long run by being in ban postion missing tackles he has no business missing. I mean its equivelent is wilson just fumbling the snap 10 times. ..

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1 hour ago, BornJetsFan1983 said:

who is even out there that we want/? all for getting rid of davis, i mean he could maybe play better sure, but it doesnt seem likely. Guy was responsible for giving away so many long run by being in ban postion missing tackles he has no business missing. I mean its equivelent is wilson just fumbling the snap 10 times. ..

Jessie Bates got franchised and his deadline to extend passed. Curious to see if the Bengals try and get some value for him or if they risk losing him or just franchise him again. Basically I’m saying that Jessie Bates makes sense as a possible trade target.

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Jets were rumored to be in on a couple big name safeties this offseason. Jessie Bates reportedly has no interest in signing his franchise tag or playing under it. 

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7 minutes ago, Zachtomims47 said:

With what money?

 

The nfl extend into years beyond 2022. And while other teams are paying their QB 40 million a year, we are paying ours 9. 

And guys like cj mosley and corey David can be cut after this year with virtually zero cap hit so our future cap space is better than what you would see if you just looked up our future cap situation. So we could trade for a guy and sign him to a long term deal and simply use the money we currently use to pay mosley and davis.

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1 hour ago, Joe W. Namath said:

There will be no splash move made.  Just like there was no tyreke hill, aj brown, terry mcclauren, deebo samuel etc etc etc.

We are building it the right way.  Keep being patient Joe!!!  We got your back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you can sign a guy in the off season the right way, and Joe would do that. your examples poorly fit this conversation, as your argument.

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2 hours ago, JoJoTownsell1 said:

The nfl extend into years beyond 2022. And while other teams are paying their QB 40 million a year, we are paying ours 9. 

And guys like cj mosley and corey David can be cut after this year with virtually zero cap hit so our future cap space is better than what you would see if you just looked up our future cap situation. So we could trade for a guy and sign him to a long term deal and simply use the money we currently use to pay mosley and davis.

Rankins would save us $5.4M.  If we need to sign someone, I think that's a good place to look for cap room.

We'll save either $500k or $1M depending on which kicker we let go.

Perine is $900k.

And there's a Safety named Kai Nacua (never heard of him) taking up almost $1M.

There's always some money to be had.  Not a lot, but enough for almost any contract if they want it bad enough.

 

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kinda contradicts every Saleh been saying about how there is not much difference between players A and B aside from opportunity.  Essentially all the players are almost the same except for ur unicorn players?  if they did this what players on defense did they develop that will actually play?

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LOL

If this is even remotely true, you people are freebasing bath salts if you think it’s for Bates.

The Bengals are coming off a Super Bowl appearance and trying to replicate that feat.

They aren’t trading one of their two best defenders for a f*cking conditional mid-round pick a year from now.

Giving up a relatively high pick for a safety would be a blemish on an otherwise damn near picture perfect offseason for Douglas IMO.

Having a battle between dudes like Joyner, Davis and Pinnock for the FS job is far from a doomsday scenario.

Go sign a couple of cheap vets like Kwon Alexander and Riley Reiff and get ready to roll into the season.

 

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2 hours ago, Joe W. Namath said:

There will be no splash move made.  Just like there was no tyreke hill, aj brown, terry mcclauren, deebo samuel etc etc etc.

We are building it the right way.  Keep being patient Joe!!!  We got your back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, because Joe couldn’t close, it’s suddenly “part of the plan”?

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6 hours ago, addage said:

Maybe they can get Jamal for a conditional 5th assuming Seattle eats a lot of the contract $

Nooooo. JD will take Jamal back but only if Seattle gives us 2 #1’s and eats up that contract.  JD is a savage.

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6 hours ago, Bowles Movement said:

Does this make sense?   They got the Tampa  guy to play strong safety and Joiner, Pinnock , and Davis to play free safety.  Id think offensive tackle , defensive tackle , LB and kicker could most use upgrading at this point.

Whitehead is a box SS, not a centerfielder which they are looking for. Joyner missed all last year, is a pretty average FS and is towards the end of his career. Davis has been a major disappointment. Pinnock has potential but is wet behind the ears. It’s not surprising they looking for someone to play alongside Whitehead. Previously, this organization Wouk’s have just folded their arms. It s good to see JD trying to make a splash  and upgrade a weak position. 

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This seems like speculation to me.

With that said, Joe Douglas has always been willing to make a trade at the right price.  The Jets are in a good spot with their cap for this year and beyond.  They can certainly pull the trigger if a good opportunity comes along.

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