By Glenn Naughton
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York is reporting that the Jets are making an effort to retain linebacker and special teams ace Josh Martin, who is set to become a free agent.
Despite their efforts, it appears Martin will test the open market.
#Jets have expressed interest in re-signing LB Josh Martin, their top special teams player, per source. But he's poised to hit market.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 7, 2017
The team to watch here is the New England Patriots as Bill Belichick had high praise for Martin leading up to a meeting between the two clubs in 2016, saying “In the kicking game [Josh] Martin is still the guy to stop. I mean, he’s one of the top players in the league. He’s done a great job for them.”
Whether or not Martin will be top guy for the Jets in 2017 remains to be seen.