New York Jets News and Notes
1) Safety Bob Sanders visits- On Wednesday free agent safety Bob Sanders visited with the New York Jets. Sanders, the Defensive Player of the Year in 2007, was recently released by the Indianapolis Colts after three injury plagued seasons (only played in 9 games).
When healthy Sanders is one of the hardest hitting safeties in the NFL, therefore it makes sense for the Jets to bring him in for a visit. I would not be opposed to the Jets signing Bob Sanders as long as they could get him to agree to an incentive laden deal. This type of a deal would end up being low risk, with a potential for a high reward. The more Sanders produces, the more he gets paid. As insurance Gang Green can re-sign a player like Eric Smith or Brodney Pool.
2) Jets release TE Hartsock- On Wednesday the New York Jets released tight end Ben Hartsock. Hartsock was scheduled to make $1.6 million dollars in 2011, which is hard to justify for a blocking tight end.
The Jets are reportedly trying to bring Ben back under a new deal, but that will not happen until a new CBA is put into place. Hopefully the Jets can add a clause into Ben’s contract that will fine him for stupid/costly penalties.
3) Taylor wants to return- When the Jets released defensive end Jason Taylor there was plenty of speculation that the future Hall of Famer was ready to retire. Well Mr. Taylor would like to return for another season, and play that season with the New York Jets. According to several published reports JT informed head coach Rex Ryan that he would like to return, leaving the ball in the Jets court.
I think that Taylor had a solid season with the Jets and would not be shocked to see the team bring him back. I think a lot will depend on if Gang Green can get Shaun Ellis re-signed.
4) Jets to offer 1-year deal to Jenkins? New York Metro is reporting that the Jets are prepared to offer recently released defensive tackle Kris Jenkins a one-year deal. This should come as no surprise as Jenkins has openly stated that he would like to return to Gang Green. In the end it will come down to money and it will be interesting to see what the Jets offer as compared to other teams.
5) Sneak peek of Bart Scott’s wrestling appearance- Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News recently posted a quick blurb from linebacker Bart Scott’s TNA wrestling appearance. To see the video click here.
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