Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Developing story: Jets looking at John Lynch?
Rich Cimini has been covering this developing story. The Jets are showing interest in former Pro Bowl safety John Lynch. He had been let go by both Denver and New England, as his speed has become a major detriment at this stage of his career.
The Jets tried to sign Lynch twice. The first time was when Herman Edwards was coach back in 2004, but despite their tight relationship, he went to Denver. This time around, Eric Mangini wanted him around for some veteran depth, but he opted for the Patriots. He was released, but many assume they will bring him back after week one when contracts are no longer guaranteed.
The Jets are working on it. It might be a longshot, but it's a possibility. Another former Patriot safety who was released was Eugene Wilson, so the Jets may be interested in him, though that's just speculation on my part.
Other news and notes.
*The Patriots have signed TE Jason Pociask to their active roster and OT Jacob Bender to their practice squad. Gotta love this rivalry.
*Miami signed OT Nate Garner to their practice squad, so both rivals are getting in on the acton.
*The Jets formally brought back Mike Westhoff today, who will work with Kevin O'Dea on the special teams. He'll be calling the special teams plays, but Eric Mangini does not want to call him a replacement.
*Finally, the players finally moved to the new Florham Park facility, which was by all accounts a beautiful venue, filled with big screen TV's. It's sad leaving Hofstra, but a new, upgraded facility should be exciting for the players.