Jets to be "big players" in free agency

INDIANAPOLIS - As the scouting combines come to a close, Tony Pauline of our sister site, DraftInsider.net gave us some interesting tidbts about who the Jets liked at the combine and how they are going to approach free agency with a boatload of cap money to spend.

"It was bandied about the internet the New York Jets spent a significant amount of time with Miami WR Philip Dorsett. I can confirm this to be true. Besides the Jets the other team who has taking a liking to the speedy wide out are the Green Bay Packers.", said Pauline.

He further went on....

"Getting back to the New York Jets, I spoke with a league insiders about the teams free agency plans. I was told the Jets intend to be big players in the free agent market, specifically on defense. I’m told they will target outside linebackers and cornerbacks as big ticket items. They evidently will look for younger, taller corners. Potential free agents who fit the mold include Davon House, Chris Culliver and someone familiar to the teams new general manager Bob Maccagnan, Kareem Jackson. I’m told they will look to add depth on the defensive line and hope to add a mid-value guard, someone that won’t cost a lot of money. When asked if the Jets would go after Mike Iupati the response was, “the present belief around the league is they won’t spend $8 million for Iupati.”

We will be getting more tidbits regarding the Jets direction in the draft and free agency from Pauline in the coming weeks.

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