Jets likely to make a trade or two

With the NFL trade deadline fast approaching, expect the 1-5 Jets to be working the phones.

Two players the Jets will likely shop are cornerback Andre Dyson and linebacker Eric Barton.

A team to keep an eye on as a possible suitor for Barton is Arizona. The Cardinals could use an inside linebacker, especially after the knee injury on Sunday to Karlos Dansby.

So perhaps the Jets and Cardinals can do some business. Maybe the Jets can pry a defensive tackle away from the Cardinals.

Some reporters, who are trying to run Chad Pennington out of town, are suggesting the team trade the signal-caller, who is no longer allowed to make any mistakes in eyes of the media and fans.

Well the Cardinals have two serious quarterback injuries to Matt Leinart (collar bone), who is out for the season, and now Kurt Warner, who hurt his elbow on Sunday.

Maybe they would have an interest in Pennington.

How about trading Pennington for defensive tackle Alan Branch, who at 6-6, 330 pounds looks like an ideal 3-4 end. He was the Cardinals second round pick in 2007 from Michigan. The Jets love players from Michigan.

The problem with trading Pennington is it could really backfire on the Jets if Kellen Clemens doesn't live up to the media-hype he is getting. If the Jets turn to Clemens, and he struggles, and Pennington is gone, where do the turn at that point?

Eric Mangini called Pennington trade rumors "ludicrous" on Monday.

While Clemens is a media darling, he is for the most part unproven at this point. You can't judge a quarterback by one career start.

So don't be shocked if the Jets make a couple of deals before tomorrow's deadline.

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