Tuesday, March 12, 2013
DeVito visiting Chiefs; Jets set up visits
By Rich Cimini
The Jets appear to be on the verge of losing longtime DT Mike DeVito, who is headed to Kansas City to meet with Chiefs officials, his agent confirmed Tuesday.
Former Jets linebackers coach Bob Sutton is the Chiefs' new coordinator under Andy Reid, and Sutton always has been fond of DeVito. One source told me he expects a deal to get done in short order. The Jets tried to re-sign DeVito before the start of free agency.
Losing DeVito and NT Sione Po'uha (released) in the same day would be a blow to the defense. Somewhere, Rex Ryan is getting ready to cry. Imagine if Darrelle Revis is traded.
Meanwhile, the bargain-hunting Jets have scheduled a visit Wednesday with Rams WR Brandon Gibson, a source confirmed. Gibson, 25, is regarded as a second-tier free agent, attracting interest because of his upside. He caught 51 passes for 691 yards and five touchdowns last season, including two TDs against the Jets. New Jets coordinator Marty Mornhinweg coached Gibson with the Eagles in 2009. The Jets see him as a receiver who could compete immediately for a starting job.
The Jets also have expressed interest in Browns WR Mohammed Massaquoi, according to a league source.
The Jets also plan to visit with Raiders RB Mike Goodson, according to league sources. Goodson, 25, is a lot like Gibson -- a young backup with potential. And, of course, the price tag should be affordable, which is important to the Jets. Goodson rushed for 221 yards and a 6.3 average last season with the Raiders.
The Jets are prepared to lose their starting running back, Shonn Greene, a free agent.