Although they re-signed Erin Henderson earlier this month, the Jets lost Demario Davis in free agency and remain in the market for help at the linebacker position. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter), the team’s search for reinforcements at linebacker will result in a visit for veteran free agent Bruce Carter.
Having played both inside and outside in 4-3 schemes, Carter would project as an inside linebacker for the Jets. Gang Green currently has David Harris and Henderson penciled in as potential starters, but if he were to sign with the club, Carter could push for playing time.
Here are a few more free agent updates and notes from around the NFL:
- Defensive back Walter Thurmond continues to contemplate retirement, but if he does decide to continue his career, he shouldn’t lack options. Rapoport tweets that Thurmond has turned down offers of $4MM+ per year.
- Earlier this month, veteran guard Willie Colon said during an appearance on ESPN New York 98.7 FM that he was “on the fence” about potentially retiring. However, Darryl Slater of NJ.com hears from a source that Colon doesn’t intend to retire and hopes to sign a new contract for the 2016 season. The Jets have yet to reach out to Colon about re-signing him, the source tells Slater.
- Having signed with the Packers this week, tight end Jared Cook explained that it was “imperative” during his hunt for a new team that he find a team with a quarterback “known for getting the job done” like Aaron Rodgers. Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette has the quotes and the details.
- Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal examines why the Browns prefer newly-signed linebacker Demario Davis to Karlos Dansby, who was cut by Cleveland early on in the new league year.