The contract Morton signed with the Redskins (that the Jets matched) was a five-year deal that can be voided after three years if Morton reaches certain goals. While the Jets matched the offer, they left out the voidable part of the contract. The Jets brass doesn't believe restricted free agents are allowed to have voidable years in their contracts. Morton and his agent Leigh Steinberg weren't happy with the Jets for deleting this part of the contract. The NFLPA is looking into the matter and could have an announcement by Thursday. Whatever is decided it's unlikely Morton will be rewarded back to the Redskins . . .
The Jets are in no rush to sign a receiver to replace Laveranues Coles. After all, they do have until Wednesday to decide whether they will match Coles Redskins offer. They aren't going to do anything until they make a decision on Coles. Once Coles is gone, expect the pursuit of a replacement to pick up speed. Contrary to some reports, the Jets are not interested in former Titan Kevin Dyson. There were reports he was going to visit the Jets, but it never happened. His injury history might have something to do with it. He's has had trouble staying on the field.
The Jets have expressed mild interest in two restricted free agent wideouts - San Francisco's Tai Streets and Seattle's Darrell Jackson. Both visited the Jets complex in the last week. However, the Jets have decided not to give Jackson an offer sheet. It would be a waste of time because Seattle likes him and would likely match it. Plus Jackson wouldn't help the Jets need for a receiver with size. Streets on the other hand would be a nice fit for the Jets at 6-2, 206 pounds. He is excellent in the red zone and is good at winning jump balls. The Jets might be able to work out a sign and trade deal for Streets.
Two wildcards in Jets pursuit of a big receiver are Kansas City's Sylvester Morris and former Bear Marcus Robinson. Morris doesn't seem to be in Kansas City's plans. He missed a lot of time the last few years with knee issues. But he's the type of size-speed the receiver who could help the Jets. He is a 6-3, 214 pound target who runs 4.5. Remember Terry Bradway drafted him in Kansas City, so he obviously likes this player a lot. Robinson is another player who has been banged up in recent years, but has a lot of talent and tremendous size (6-3, 213 pounds). The Jets could get him cheap. He would be worth taking a chance on at a low price.
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