Justin McCareins comments on the trade rumors

There are rumors that Jets wide receiver Justin McCareins could be traded, possibly to the Titans. McCareins commented on that speculation on Friday from the team's OTA's.

Q)What are your thoughts on the trade rumors?

McCareins: I have always tried to worry about things that I can control. There are a lot of things that are out of my hands and decisions that are made that I have no control over.

I am a New York Jet until they tell me to leave and I will continue to work hard every time I walk into this building and out on to this field. I am going to be doing things 100% and preparing myself. I am a professional football player and I strive to be the best I can be.

Q)Do the trade rumors bother you?

McCareins: There is nothing guaranteed in football or in life, but I feel my skills are as good as anyone out there. That doesn't mean that everyone else will feel that way.

Q)How do you feel physically?

McCareins: I feel as good as I have ever felt. My skills are improving and I feel like I am coming to work focused and I am practicing hard.

Q)Do you feel extra pressure now with all the speculation regarding your future?

McCareins: I don't feel any more then before. I am a pretty self-motivated guy. I try not to worry about (what people say). I know when I am doing well and I know when I am playing my best, practicing as hard as I can and focusing as best I can. That's what I try to do - meet my own standards.

Q)How do you feel about being in limbo?

McCareins: I don't think it will feel any different then every other off-season. I try to practice and prepare like I am being cut no matter what season I played in the league. This is a competitive business and I am not going to go out half-stepping any day of the week. I am going to continue to prepare like I am going to be on the team and practice like nothing is guaranteed and I have always approached things that way.


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