Lynch update

Tampa Bay safety John Lynch is coming closer to making a decision about his next team. He has scheduled a visit with the Jets.

According to an NFL source, Lynch will visit the Jets on Thursday and Friday.

The key part of the visit will be the physical that Lynch takes with the Jets medical team. If that goes okay, expect him to be a Jet.

"If he's healthy, it's a done deal," said the NFL source.

Lynch is coming off a season that was cut short by a neck injury. He had surgery after the season to remove bone spurs, but the Buccaneers aren't convinced that he will be ready for training camp. Concerns about his neck are a big reason why the Buccaneers are moving on from Lynch. The Pro Bowl safety feels it's a none issue.

Lynch's position was backed up by the Seattle Seahawks. During a visit with the Seahawks, Lynch passed their physical.

The Jets and Lynch seem like a perfect marriage. They need a strong safety and a defensive leader, and he can fill both roles.

The Jets main competition for Lynch's services are Denver, Seattle, Indianapolis and New England. But due to Lynch's close relationship with Jets coach Herman Edwards, the Jets are clearly the favorite to land the five-time Pro Bowler.

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