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Jets Announce No More Travel for Coaches and Scouts Due to the Coronavirus

With the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus, professional sports has been effected, starting with the NBA which Wednesday night announced they were suspending games for the time being.

While there’s no games to suspend in the NFL, there are teams always on the move and looking to travel to talk to potential free agents and lure them to their city.

That’s not going to happen in New York, as the Jets announced today for the time being that they are suspending travel for coaches and scouts.

Wide Out Robby Anderson Says Again He Wants to Stay with the Jets

Robby Anderson reiterated his desire to return to the Jets, and he said the feeling is mutual, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

“I think they definitely want me back,” Anderson said during an appearance on ESPN’s “NFL Live” on Tuesday. “I truly do want to be back with the Jets. I love Sam [Darnold]. I love my teammates, Jamal [Adams], all those guys. I feel like it’s unfinished business there that I’ve been trying to get done since I got there. I would hope to finish out the mission all in all. But it’s a business.”

The speedy wide receiver is set to become a free agent next week. The Jets could sign him to a contract extension before the 2020 league year begins on March 18, but indications are that Anderson will test free agency and weigh his options.

Anderson is one of the better receivers in what is a rather thin free-agent market and he could command more than $12 million a year. The Jets have numerous holes to fill, and receiver is one of them.

“I want to win, more importantly,” Anderson said. “The money, that’s everything, but I want to go somewhere where I’m going to win and I can be the player I can be.”

Jets Expected to Land Titans Free Agent OT Jack Conklin

Tackle Jack Conklin is one player who is going to be in high demand on the market this offseason after the Titans opted not to exercise their fifth-year option on him.

While there’s a number of team’s with interest, one team that looks like they have the inside track on Conklin is that of the Jets.

Pro Football Talk reports that “Per a league source, one NFL team has been informed that Conklin plans to sign with the Jets when free agency opens on March 18th.”

that team is the Jets, a team that could use some help on their offensive line with a tackle, and guy that can fit their team like a glove.

There’s wonder how a deal can ‘get done’ between the Jets and Conklin before the tampering period comes into play, but for now no one is saying anything and it looks like all is okay.

Conklin is a former first round pick of the Titans, selected in the first round from Michigan State in 2016.

He has started all 16 games in three of his four seasons in Tennessee.

Don’t Expect the Jets to Move RB Le’Veon Bell This Offseason

The odds of the Jets trading running back Le’Veon Bell this offseason seem “remote’ according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.

Despite coach Adam Gase’s open antagonism of Bell throughout his debut season in the Big Apple, Cimini doesn’t see a trade coming to fruition without the Jets taking on a significant portion of his 2020 salary, which calls for a whopping $13.5 million in guarantees.

Even then, Cimini wouldn’t anticipate New York getting much in return for Bell (a Day 3 draft pick is probably the best they could hope for).

Bell had the worst season of his NFL career in 2019, rushing for only 789 yards a scoring a total of four touchdowns in 15 games. That is a pretty pathetic return after the Jets invested in him to the tune of four years and $52.5 million including $27 million in guaranteed money.

Only Buccaneers plodder Peyton Barber averaged fewer yards per rushing attempt (3.1) than Bell (3.2) last season. The Jets believe Bell put on weight last season while losing much of his explosiveness.

Nevertheless, that giant contract will probably keep Bell in a Jets uniform for the foreseeable future as they cannot afford the salary cap hit of cutting him.

Bell turns 28 years old on February 18th.

Jets Hire Former NFL DB as New Assistant Defensive Backs Coach

The Jets have added a new face to their coaching staff, as the team has brought in former NFL defensive back Leigh Torrence.

Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that Torrence is the team’s new assistant defensive backs coach. He’s been a defensive assistant since 2017 when he began his coaching career as an intern with the Saints.

Torrence played seven years in the NFL, with stints with the Packers, Falcons, Washington, Saints, and Jaguars.

He replaces Steve Jackson, who left the Jets to take a job with the Bengals.

Could WR Quincy Enunwa Be on the Chopping Block for the Jets This Offseason?

Numberfire.com has out with a list of one player for each AFC team they think might be on the chopping block this offseason.

For the Jets the site has picked wide out Quincy Enunwa as the player that could find himself released. Here’s what they have to say about Enunwa getting cut.

New York Jets – Quincy Enunwa

Dead Cap Hit $5.4M, Cap Saving $2.4M

Releasing Quincy Enunwa would leave quite a dead-money hit for the New York Jets. But the economics should give way to the fact that Enunwa may never set foot on a field again, after the injury he suffered early in 2019.

Even if he is cleared to return to action, it is unlikely it will be with the Jets, given he is one of a host of players who doesn’t seem to have quite hit it off with Adam Gase.

Jets QB Sam Darnold Has Minor Thumb Surgery

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold underwent minor surgery to repair a thumb ligament on his non-throwing hand, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

He’s not expected to miss any time this offseason when players report back to the team facility in the spring. His offseason training in Southern California won’t be impacted in any meaningful manner, either.

Darnold injured his thumb in a loss to the Jaguars in late October before playing the rest of the season with a brace. He altered his handoffs by using two hands for the final couple months of the season, but didn’t impact his throwing in any tangible way.

Darnold said after the season that he would need more tests before determining whether or not he would require surgery.

Video: Jets Surprise the Steelers, Top Pittsburgh at Home 16-10

The Jets defense stepped up, as they held the Steelers to 260 yards and did enough, as they topped Pittsburgh at home Sunday 16-10.

Here’s the highlights.