Are the Jets interested?
"At this point of free agency we continue to explore all our options," said a Jets spokesman.
That sounds like a "yes."
It's no secret that Lynch would like to play for his close friend Herman Edwards and the Jets. Lynch is the godfather of Edwards' son Marcus.
While Lynch is 32-years-old and not the player he was, he's still a solid safety, and would give the Jets the defensive leader they badly need.
The Buccaneers are going to allow Lynch to pursue a trade for himself.
"That's the way we're going to handle it right now," said Buccaneers GM Bruce Allen. "That's what we have discussed."
It probably wouldn't be a smart move for the Jets to give up a premium draft choice for a safety with a problematic shoulder and limited range.
Especially since Lynch will be released if Tampa Bay can't make a trade.