Sauce Gardner breaks news about free-agent WR visiting NY Jets

The Jets are meeting with a wide receiver, per Sauce Gardner

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NY Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner has returned to his "LeSauce Gardner" alter ego to break some news about his team apparently meeting with a free-agent wide receiver.

Gardner took to social media on Friday to declare that he's back from his brief absence from recruiting players to join the Jets. He then let it slip that the Jets will have a wide receiver in for an official visit next week.

It's unclear exactly who Gardner might be referring to in his post, but the Jets have been connected to the likes of Mike Williams, Tyler Boyd, Odell Beckham Jr., and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in recent days.

It's possible that one of those players will be visiting the Jets next week — all of them remain free agents at the time of writing. It's also possible that a different free-agent wide receiver will be visiting the facility.

The NY Jets remain active in the free-agent WR market

The Jets have signed a total of five external free agents this offseason, not including the trade for Morgan Moses. But while the team has clearly prioritized building the trenches, the wide receiver position has yet to be addressed.

At the moment, the current top four wide receivers on the Jets' depth chart are Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard, Xavier Gipson, and Jason Brownlee. For those keeping score at home, that's one of the worst wide receivers in football last season and two bottom-of-the-roster UDFAs alongside Wilson.

It's evident that the Jets need to find ways to upgrade their wide receiver room this offseason. Despite quite a few high-profile receivers changing teams in recent days, the Jets have stayed in their own market.

They weren't interested in trading for players like Diontae Johnson or Keenan Allen. They showed no interest in Marquise Brown, despite the very reasonable contract he received from the Kansas City Chiefs.

There are still a few ways the Jets can bolster the position group, but their options are running out. It's nice to see the Jets at least making waves in the market, however.

Williams is probably the most notable name on the market at this stage. The Jets were previously interested in signing Williams a couple of years ago, but it's unclear how much they'd be willing to pay for him in the present day.

The Jets will sign a wide receiver — possibly two — at some point. That might not come until next week, though, when the Jets visit with Gardner's recruiting target.