Jets in the market for another receiver?

The New York Jets released the two leading candidates for the number five wide receiver spot.

The Jets are in the market for a #5 wide receiver. The most exotic name on Saturday's waiver wire is Fred Gibson, a fifth round pick of Pittsburgh in the 2005 draft. He has very good size (6-4, 200), and speed (4.4). He is out of Georgia.

The Jets released the two leading candidate for the #5 receiver spot, Harry Williams and Chas Gessner. It's possible that Williams could be brought back to the practice squad. He was having a good camp, but then a knee injury derailed his progress. He didn't make the trip to Philadelphia, and this has to led to some speculation that might be more to his release than just the injury. Jets coach Herman Edwards intimated on Saturday that there might be a maturity issue with Williams.

With the injury to offensive tackle Marko Cakva (broken left arm), the Jets are in the market for a backup swing tackle.

Marko Cavka wasn't put on IR, so this might not be a season-ending injury. But at the very least, they will need a replacement for 6-8 weeks.

A few names on the waiver wire that could interest the team are Anthony Clement (Denver), Kurt Vollers (Dallas) and Greg Randall (Cleveland).

Clement is a long-time starter in Arizona who signed with Denver this past off-season. He has great size (6-8, 334) and moves well for a man that big. He is out of Louisiana-Lafeyette.

Vollers started at right tackle for Dallas in a few games over the last two years. He is a Notre Dame product.

Randall is a former New England Patriot draft pick, who has been on several teams. He has some starting experience. He is out of Michigan State. He used to go by the last name Robinson-Randall.

Street free agents that could interest the team are Scott Gragg, Ross Verba and Chris Terry.

It is illegal to reprint this story on any message board or website. Violators are subject to legal action.


Jets Insider Top Stories