Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Reports: Jets interested in Jenkins, Sanders
The New York Jets were busy Tuesday. They officially released three players with a combined 11 Pro Bowls and placed provisional qualifying offers on nine free agents.
They might be active again Wednesday, too.
New York Metro writer Kristian Dyer, citing an unnamed source, reported the Jets will try to re-sign nose tackle Kris Jenkins at a reduced salary.
The Jets cut Jenkins, outside linebacker Jason Taylor and right tackle Damien Woody as part of a roster organization before the collective bargaining agreement expires Thursday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday morning that free-agent safety Bob Sanders will visit the Jets. The former Indianapolis Colts star previously met with the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars. Sanders has played only nine games the past three seasons, but the thought of a healthy Sanders in Rex Ryan's defense must sound dreadful to opposing quarterbacks.
Also of note, the Jets have not announced a roster move for defensive end Vernon Gholston. He reportedly was to have been released along with Jenkins, Taylor and Woody.