NY Jets general manager Joe Douglas met with the media following the trade deadline on Tuesday to give his annual midseason check-up, and we asked about the future of star defensive end Bryce Huff.
Douglas told reporters that the Jets have had preliminary and "informal conversations" with Huff's representatives about a potential extension, although he did indicate that the team is a long way away from reaching an agreement.
Huff, who is in the last year of his current contract, leads the entire NFL with a ridiculous 30.5 percent pressure rate. How ridiculous is that? No other player has a pressure rate higher than 21.5 percent.
Douglas did suggest that discussions are "trending in a positive direction," so there is at least some hope that the Jets keep one of their best players around long-term. As expected, this will likely be an offseason topic for Douglas and the Jets.
The price tag is only going up.
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Jets on primetime again
The Jets will be on primetime television in consecutive weeks in Weeks 9 and 10 after the NFL opted not to flex the team's upcoming Week 10 matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football out of its scheduled spot.
The Jets will take on Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football this week before flying out to Las Vegas for a battle with the Raiders on Sunday night the following week.
Some were surprised that the game wasn't flexed out, but the NFL cares about one thing: ratings. The Jets have been involved in the three most-watched NFL games this season, and the Raiders, for all their struggles, have one of the largest fan bases in the league.
These two teams draw. There's a reason the NFL is sticking with this matchup, even if the offensive production might not be particularly exciting.
Jets place three players on IR
The Jets officially placed three players on the injured reserve on Tuesday as part of a bevy of roster moves. Center Connor McGovern (knee), guard/center Wes Schweitzer (calf), and defensive tackle Al Woods (Achilles) were all added to the IR this week.
McGovern and Schweitzer both have a chance to return this season, although the timeline for their recovery is not currently known. Woods, unfortunately, had his season end with a torn Achilles in Sunday's game.
The Jets signed "Hard Knocks" legend and fan-favorite Tanzel Smart to the active roster to replace Woods, while veteran offensive lineman Dennis Kelly was also promoted from the practice squad.
The final roster spot was filled by offensive lineman Chris Glaser, who was signed off the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad. Glaser has spent the majority of the last two seasons with the Jets in some capacity and was with the team this summer.