The Jets have been entangled in some confusing visit scheduling today. Now, they’re going to be meeting Monday with a player previously slated to visit the Giants on that date. Gang Green will host tight end David Njoku on a visit, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Njoku’s Giants visit, which he first spoke about nearly two weeks ago, has been cancelled, per Raanan. This comes hours after some rescheduling moved Gareon Conley‘s Jets summit to Tuesday back from Monday. The Jets have a need at tight end after seeing some of the sparsest production in modern NFL history from that position over the past two years. Of course, new OC John Morton figures to use that spot a bit more than predecessor Chan Gailey, whose offense did not feature tight ends much in his passing game.
Here’s the latest coming out of the Eastern divisions as teams continue to make their final draft preparations.
- Mentioned as one of three teams to be pursuing Jared Odrick, the Giants might not have too much interest in the recently released defensive lineman, per Raanan. Big Blue’s focus may be more specified than just adding a talented defensive lineman. With three high-paid starters on that unit, the Giants are likely seeking a run-stuffing tackle to replace Johnathan Hankins, who spurned their reported four-year, $28MM offer to sign with the Colts. The Giants currently employ fourth-year man Jay Bromley and former waiver claim Robert Thomas. Both of those players’ skill sets are geared more toward getting into the backfield, Raanan writes, whereas the Giants want someone to complement Damon Harrison. A backup for most of his career, Bromley has one sack in three seasons. Thomas has registered one in two years.
- Odrick will cost some money the Giants may not be willing to spend up front, and the defensive tackle is going to have some other interested parties, pointing James Kratch of NJ.com to not make it a given the former Dolphins and Jags lineman comes to New York. Harrison, Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul are signed to high-value contracts, making another expenditure up front dicey. The Eagles and Seahawks are believed to be interested in Odrick as well.
- Jay Gruden believed the Redskins needed extensive help up front that one player wasn’t going to provide. That was a debate among Washington’s evolving power structure this offseason, and John Keim of ESPN.com notes the results of that choice yielded the signings of Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain rather than the more expensive Bennie Logan. The Chiefs swooped in and added Logan after he’d visited the Redskins. Those two Washington signees will have a combined cap figure of $6.9MM in 2017, while Logan’s is set to come in at $7.953MM on Kansas City’s payroll. Washington will have a new-look defensive line in 2017 after the departures of Chris Baker and Ricky Jean-Francois.
- Jets second-year wide receiver Robby Anderson parted ways with his agent, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports (on Twitter). Anderson will presumably look for new representation after moving on from Chris Wiestling of SIG Sports. Wiestling also represents Muhammad Wilkerson.