According to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun and National Football Post reported that the former Baltimore Ravens defensive end “will visit the Jets on Friday and Saturday, according to a league source.”
With another two days until teams can start reaching out to most free agents teams can only talk to free agents who were cut from their old teams, which is why Canty is allowed to get a jump start on shopping his service while players who are free agents simply because their contract ran out have to wait.
Canty has had a great career, including a stint with the New York Giants so he’s familiar with the area, but at the age of 32 he’s not quite the player that he used to be. But for a team with Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Quinton Coples that’s okay. The Jets don’t need a top of the line starter at defensive end but they do need a solid veteran they can feel comfortable rotating in and that’s exactly what Canty could provide them.
Both new head coach, Todd Bowles, and new defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers are familiar with Canty when all three of them were with the Dallas Cowboys.