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According to reports by various members of the media, the New York Jets are interested in adding a bit more depth to their anemic corps or wide receivers. Anyone who watched the Jets last year can tell you that the organization is in a serious need of hands. The signing of Decker was a great one but that is only a small move in the overall picture of this New York Jets rebuilding.
Jets have shown interest in free agent WR Jacoby Ford, according to a source. Ford played for Jets WR coach Sanjay Lal in Oakland. #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 17, 2014
Per Brian Costello, New York Jets beat writer for the New York Post, the New York Jets are interested in signing free agent wide receiver Jacoby Ford, formerly of the Oakland Raiders. Throughout his career, Jacoby Ford really hadn’t done anything to wow the fans in Oakland. Ford has 57 receptions for 848 yard and 3 touchdowns in his 3 year career. I think by the Jets kicking the tires on Ford, they are just adding some very much needed depth at wide receiver position. Clyde Gates and the rest of that tier of players carried over from the Tannenbaum era, are slowly but surely being purged from the organization. In my opinion Ford would just be a player to fill in one of those roles. What Ford can do though is return kick with his blazing speed. Think of Ford as a replacement to Cribbs if signed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2014
Ian Rappaport of NFL.com is also reported that the New York Jets are showing interest in signing Sidney Rice. The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks are also players in the Sidney Rice Sweepstakes. The New Orleans Saints mortgaged it all to keep Jimmy Graham and make their offseason moves. I just can’t imagine them giving Rice a boatload of money to bring him aboard. Seattle is missing a receiver now that Golden Tate has signed with Detroit. It’s hard to believe that Rice would not resign with Seattle. In that scenario, he could be a impact receiver in what the media/prognosticators/”experts” consider a team who has a very good chance of defending their Super Bowl Title next February. We do know thing, whatever moves are made, John Idzik will not overpay for his players. Throughout, this offseason, we one learned one thing.; John Idzik will draw a line in the sand and will not cross it for any player.