There are just a couple of days before the trade deadline, and the Jets could be busy. They’ve reportedly been taking calls on receiver Robby Anderson and defensive lineman Leonard Williams, and it sounds like they’re going to be sellers. We now have word on one of the teams that was interested in Williams, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that the Cowboys inquired.
However, Schefter writes that Dallas’ recent trade for Michael Bennett took them out of the running for the USC product. Schefter says New York has “heard from other teams,” so it sounds like they’ll be able to find a suitor if they want to. Williams has been the center of trade speculation in the past, and is in the final year of his contract. Back in January the Jets apparently thought about moving Williams, and were reportedly looking for at least a second-round pick in return.
Williams is still only 25, and will surely be looking for a big payday this offseason. If the Jets don’t get offered an early draft pick, they could decide to just hold onto him and hope to recoup a compensatory draft pick when he signs elsewhere. While the Jets seem to be shopping Anderson and Williams, they aren’t going to conduct a full-on fire sale. Schefter reports that multiple teams have inquired about safety Marcus Maye, but that they’ve been told he’s “not available.”
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