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Jets Strike out in bid to Land Orlando Brown, Fletcher Cox

Left tackle Orlando Brown and defensive linemen Fletcher Cox have inadvertently given the Jets and their fans some good news, and some bad news.

The bad news is, the anticipated arrival of future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t the magical elixir some had hoped it would be in helping lure players to MetLife Stadium.  The good news is that it appears the Jets believe they can clear enough cap space to make a significant signing if they believe there’s a player who warrants it.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Jets were in on former Chiefs offensive tackle Orlando Brown while Mike Garafolo of the NFL network said Gang Green made a run at Cox, who landed a 1-year $10 million deal to return to Philadelphia.  In the case of Brown, he got a 4-year deal worth up to $64 million from the Bengals.

With virtually no cap space to speak of if they earmark the $15 million necessary to add Rodgers, it was unclear as to whether or not the Jets would be able to offer any deals to highly coveted free agents.

While it seems that’s no longer an issue, the Jets now have to find a way to convince the players to take Woody Johnson’s cash.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.

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