Things are beginning to heat up in Florham Park as the rumor mill is spinning. Let’s take a look what John Idzik and the Jets front office are up to on day four of NFL free agency.
1) According to Adam Schefter, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is flying in to Florham Park this evening for a visit. Rodgers-Cromartie was one of the best corners in the league last season, especially in man coverage. Rex Ryan’s defensive scheme relies heavily on isolated, cornerback man coverage, making him an excellent fit.
Although many will claim Rodgers-Cromartie has had an inconsistent career, it was his offseason retirement talk that seems to have scared away potential suitors. His worst years seemed to be in Philadelphia, where he was playing in zone coverage as a nickel back.
If the Jets do lock him up and he is motivated, Rex Ryan should be able to help Rodgers-Cromartie repeat another good year at the cornerback position.
2) Breno Giacomini’s contract terms were released today. The new Jets right tackle received a contract worth $18 million, $4.5 million per year with $7 million guaranteed.
That is impressive work by John Idzik. Giacomini is a lateral addition from the loss of Austin Howard, but he was paid more than double in guaranteed money than Giacomini from the Raiders.
3) What in the world is going on with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders? The New York Daily News had been repeatedly reporting the Jets had a lot of interest in Sanders, pre-free agency. Sanders has visited with the Jaguars, Chiefs, and is now on his way to San Francisco to meet with the 49ers.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports while both parties were interested in arranging a visit this week, the Jets and Sanders could not make an arrangement.
As Joe Caporoso of Turn On The Jets and Scott Salmon of Gang Green Nation speculated, the Jets may possibly have another wide out currently visiting. James Jones has been a name kept under wraps throughout free agency and the Jets have reportedly been high on him. Could we see a James Jones signing in the upcoming days?