Joe Doulgas Meets Press; Many Calls Made, no Trades Followed
“It takes two to tango” was the old saying Joe Douglas used to explain why no trades followed the many calls Gang Green made as the trade deadline came and went without the Jets making any deals. In desperate need of help along the offensive line and at wide receiver, Douglas said the Jets called lots of teams about lots of positions but nothing came to fruition.
Douglas also touched on a variety of topics.
- He discussed the addition of veteran guard Rodger Saffold, speaking highly of his intelligence, character and experience. Saffold will join the Jets practice squad before the team moves him to the active roster.
- Douglas said he anticipates the return of Aaron Rodgers this season which some took to mean in terms of returning to the field. The GM cleared that up and said any decisions on Rodgers’ return would be left up to the doctors and that he was referring only to Rodgers re-joining the team.
- Fans have been calling for edge rusher Bryce Huff to get an extension for quite some time now and Douglas revealed that the Jets and Huff’s reps have begun talks. They’re in the early stages but heading in the right direction.
- Obviously Carl Lawson and Dalvin Cook weren’t dealt. With that being the case, Joe Douglas of course referred to the pair as “assets” who could be useful over the second half of the season. If you believe that one…