Jets Rumors & News
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The flame lighting the NFL hot stove is usually fairly dim. Of course, once in a while you’ll have a full-on conflagration like the New England Patriots put together last season, however, for the most part, the NFL fan can go into hibernation in mid-February and sleep until August.

Not so if you’re a New York Jets fan this offseason evidently, as the team has been linked to more free agents and trade targets than I can count. Of course, the last time Gang Green had a 4-12 season, they brought in a new GM and coach, so it’s really not all that surprising that you’ll likely see a whole slew of new faces lining up for the Jets next season.

robertson-bobble.jpgIt was previously reported that the Jets are shopping LB Jonathan Vilma and DT Dewayne Robertson, and that the team was heavily interested in Detroit’s Shaun Rogers.

However, today comes word of a potential three-way trade, via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. According to the report, the Jets, Lions, and Broncos are discussing a deal that would send Rogers to New York, Robertson to the Broncos, and Denver cornerback Dominique Foxworth and a second-round pick to the Lions. Florio writes that the Lions could still seek a deal for Vilma separately.

As far as NFL rumors go, that one is pretty wild. Writes the Daily News’ Rich Cimini on his Jets Stream blog, “Now I know how the baseball writers feel, covering the hot-stove league.”

Cimini weighs in on the rumored three-way transaction, writing:

As crazy as it sounds, it makes sense on a lot of levels, although the Jets should be wary of Rogers: He can be a dominating player, but there’s some “dog” in him and he’s had some knee issues. Three-way trades are rare in the NFL, but GM Mike Tannenbaum is pretty creative with that sort of thing. Remember, he pulled off a three-way in the John Abraham-to-the-Falcons deal, which also involved the Broncos.

Does that means there’s substance to the rumor, or simply that it’s a nice idea? Not sure.

In the same blog, Cimini notes that Vilma alone would probably not be enough to land Rogers, and that the Saints’ interest in the former pro bowl linebacker “has cooled.”

He also identifies the free agents that he expects Team Tangini to target most aggressively: Lions G Damien Woody, Steelers LG Alan Faneca, Raiders DE Tommy Kelly and Cards OLB Calvin Pace.

Free agency begins at midnight tonight.

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