9 potential cap casualties the NY Jets could target in 2023 free agency

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8. NY Jets target: Leonard Floyd, DE, Los Angeles Rams

Yet another potential Rams cap casualty, Los Angeles can save $15.5 million by designating Leonard Floyd as a post-June 1st cut. Given their current cap situation, it might make sense to do so.

Floyd turned his career around with the Rams after a difficult start in Chicago. The former top-10 pick has recorded at least nine sacks in each of the last three seasons and hasn't missed a game since 2016. That's a remarkable streak of durability.

It's worth wondering how Floyd would fit in Robert Saleh's defense, however. The Georgia product has never been a true 4-3 defensive end in his career — he's exclusively played a stand-up pass rusher role.

If the Jets cut ties with Carl Lawson to save money, they might be able to get Floyd for cheaper, assuming the Rams do release him. It's worth considering, even if the fit isn't obvious.

7. NY Jets target: Robert Woods, WR, Tennessee Titans

The cap casualty portion of the offseason is already underway, and now-former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Robert Woods was among the first to officially be handed his walking papers.

Woods saw his production drop significantly in Tennessee's run-heavy offense last season as he finished with just 53 catches for 527 yards and two touchdowns. Prior to 2022, however, Woods found plenty of success with the Rams.

A torn ACL in 2021 ended what looked like a streak of four consecutive 900+ yard seasons. Even at 30 years old (he turns 31 in April), Woods still has plenty left in the tank.

The Jets will likely be looking for wide receiver help this offseason with Corey Davis and possibly Braxton Berrios expected to be released. Woods could be an intriguing target in a weak free-agent market.