Jets expect Bart in off-season program

March, 20, 2012
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A few leftovers from Mike Tannenbaum's Q & A with reporters Tuesday:

BART UPDATE: LB Bart Scott, disgruntled with his role last season, continues to float in limbo. The team has shopped Scott, but his $4.2 million salary is a deal breaker. Said Tannenbaum: "He's going to be here for the off-season program (April 16). He's under contract. That's where it's at." Scott has a $250,000 workout bonus for completing the off-season program. It makes no sense to pay him that if they're planning to unload him.

NO J-CO: The team has no interest in re-signing WR Jerricho Cotchery -- at least not now. "Nothing is on the horizon," Tannenbaum said. The Jets did have internal discussions at the start of the offseason about the possibility of adding the well-respected Cotchery to aid their locker-room issues, but that notion has waned. A source said the Jets remain interested in WR Donnie Avery, who visited Monday.

CHILLIN WITH SCHILENS: Tannenbaum on the possible role of recently-signed WR Chaz Schilens: "The pen is in his hands. He could start for us, he could catch 100 balls or he could be a special-teams player." Translation: They still don't have a No. 2 wide receiver.

FEEL THE DRAFT: Tannenbaum suggested they're finished with the main phase of free agency, saying the team is "shifting our attention to draft preparation."

REX ON THE ROAD: Rex Ryan traveled to Chapel Hill to attend the North Carolina pro day on Tuesday. The main reason was to check out highly-regarded DE Quinton Coples, projected as a top-10 pick. Ryan stood near Coples during drills and asked him to perform OLB drills as well as DL drills, according to the Charlotte Observer. The Jets are looking to draft a pass rusher with their first pick (16th overall).

BACK TO PACK: DB Jarrett Bush, who visited with the Jets over the weekend, re-signed with the Packers.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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