The Jet Press Podcast: NY Jets trade deadline recap, OL issues, Chargers preview

  • Trade deadline recap
  • Offensive line issues
  • Chargers game preview
NY Jets, Ezra Cleveland
NY Jets, Ezra Cleveland / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

In the latest episode of The Jet Press Podcast, Justin Fried and Mike Luciano recap the NY Jets' trade deadline, discuss the team's offensive line issues, and preview the Jets' upcoming Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The conversation began with a discussion of the Jets' moves, or lack thereof, at this year's trade deadline. The Jets opted not to make any deadline-day deals, settling for the Mecole Hardman swap as their only trade of the season.

They couldn't find takers for running back Dalvin Cook and defensive end Carl Lawson. More importantly, the Jets weren't able to address any of their numerous roster needs.

Justin and Mike criticized the Jets for not being more aggressive in their pursuit of an offensive lineman. It certainly seems as though the Jets missed a golden opportunity not trading for former Minnesota Vikings guard Ezra Cleveland, who was sent to Jacksonville for a sixth-round pick.

The Jets also didn't add a wide receiver at the deadline, leaving the team with Randall Cobb as their WR3 moving forward. Wide receiver is a serious position of need for Gang Green.

The state of the Jets' offensive line is also very much in question. The Jets signed veteran Rodger Saffold to their practice squad on Tuesday, and there's a chance he could start as soon as this week.

What should Jets fans expect from Saffold? What might the offensive line look like come Week 9? All of that was discussed.

Finally, Justin and Mike were joined by Jason Reed of Bolt Beat to discuss the team's upcoming matchup on Monday Night Football. Should the Chargers be considered the favorites for this conference showdown? What do the Jets need to do to win?

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