Jets introduce McCareins

The Jets had no interest in trading for disgruntled wideout Terrell Owens, who ended up being sent from the San Francisco 49ers to the Baltimore Ravens for a second round pick.

While there were myriad rumors the Jets were interested in acquiring Owens, Jets GM Terry Bradway said they were never true.

"Trading for [Owens] was never a consideration," said Bradway on Monday.

Bradway said the Jets number one target at wide receiver was Tennessee's restricted free agent Justin McCareins, who they traded for on Friday.

"Justin is a guy who's name we have tossed around since the end of the season," said Bradway. "Justin was our number one consideration from Day One."

McCareins was introduced as a Jet at a Monday press conference in Hempstead.

"He is a big receiver who can run and is physical," said Jets coach Herman Edwards. "He has passion for football and has an upside."

Aside from being big (6-2, 218) and physical, McCareins is also fast, with 4.45 speed.

"I will definitely be able to run by guys," said McCareins. "I ran a lot of deep routes last year."

With McCareins passing his physical and signing his contract, the Jets finally released wideout Curtis Conway after just one season with the team. The team avoids having to pay Conway a bonus in the area of $700,000 by releasing the classy veteran before March 10. He had 45 catches for the team last year.

In other news, the Jets are currently negotiating with the agent for safety Rogers Beckett, but they still have interest in other free agents at the position.


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