Reports have surfaced this week that the New York Jets are looking to trade multiple players, including guard Alan Faneca, quarterback Kellen Clemens, defensive end Shaun Ellis and outside linebacker Bryan Thomas.
Jets coach Rex Ryan dismissed those reports in a media conference call Tuesday night — sort of.
“I’m just shocked that David Harris, Bart Scott, Jim Leonhard and Damien Woody weren’t on that list as well,” Ryan said. “I guess you can throw enough names out there that maybe you hit on one, so, whatever. Nice report.”
However, Jane McManus of ESPN.com reports that Thomas was the only player Ryan specifically denied the Jets would trade. Which would suggest that Faneca, Clemens and Ellis might really be available.
In the case of Clemens, the Jets reportedly would like a late-round pick for him and would release him if they can’t get even that.