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Rex Ryan offers non-denial denial on Jets trade rumors

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.

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30 Responses to “Rex Ryan offers non-denial denial on Jets trade rumors”
  1. Thor says: Apr 21, 2010 8:49 AM

    Faneca would shock me, but the rest wouldn’t.

  2. nohio says: Apr 21, 2010 8:50 AM

    Hello Cleveland?

  3. Chizzle says: Apr 21, 2010 8:51 AM

    How about a pack of Hot Dogs and a bag of Rolls for Shaun Ellis Fat Rex?

  4. oldschool says: Apr 21, 2010 8:56 AM

    1969

  5. Mean D says: Apr 21, 2010 8:57 AM

    Ryan is a fat slob.

  6. sniperhare says: Apr 21, 2010 8:59 AM

    For the right price every player on every team besides franchise QB’s in their prime and LT’s are available.
    If the Seahawks offered their two firsts and a second for MJD the Jags would take it in a heartbeat.

  7. JoeSixPack says: Apr 21, 2010 8:59 AM

    I’d have more respect for Rex Ryan as a Head Coach if he could tell me if his sneakers are tied without looking in a mirror.

  8. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 21, 2010 9:05 AM

    Kellen Clemens sucks

  9. brownsfn says: Apr 21, 2010 9:09 AM

    don’t tell mangina this…

  10. mama tried says: Apr 21, 2010 9:09 AM

    He’ll trade them all for a lifetime “eat-free” pass at Burger King!

  11. Cro-Mags says: Apr 21, 2010 9:11 AM

    Clemens is worthless.

  12. r8rsfan says: Apr 21, 2010 9:12 AM

    This is not a reply so please don’t post this – I just want to say thanks to Florio and staff for their hard work and dedication in putting this site together. I come here several times per day and enjoy the information offered. I also appreciate that you are generous in regards to censorship and allow people to speak their minds. Well done Mike!!

  13. cbatchel says: Apr 21, 2010 9:13 AM

    7-9 book it. Ryan is sucking all the team chemistry out of that team.

  14. Popeye says: Apr 21, 2010 9:16 AM

    they all suck..who cares

  15. Teblow Fever! says: Apr 21, 2010 9:21 AM

    Faneca for a 6th rounder? Get on that Mangini(Jets scrap heap trader extraordinaire) and move him to right tackle.

  16. Krow says: Apr 21, 2010 9:23 AM

    Is there anything Rex won’t do for publicity?

  17. HOI says: Apr 21, 2010 9:24 AM

    Quick impression…. fins fan…most of whom never contribute anything of value
    “I’m surprised Rex can even talk…he was probably eating a burger.”
    HAHAHAHAHA

  18. go big green says: Apr 21, 2010 9:25 AM

    so when do we get that established veteran to back up the pretty boy?

  19. pacstud says: Apr 21, 2010 9:26 AM

    Nice spin Rexy. Order a pizza and wait patiently for reality to hit your team like a ton (pun intended) of bricks…or calzones, whatever.

  20. jetters149 says: Apr 21, 2010 9:45 AM

    give me a break you idiots they will not trade any of those people except for clemens, You people are complete idiots if you think he would dismantle the o-line. He was asked a question and did you hear his response it was retorical answer nimrods, Anything to talk crap about the jets hey little boys.

  21. bleekercreature says: Apr 21, 2010 9:45 AM

    In regards to Rex Ryan postings on this blog, can someone actually submit a value-adding comment to the post instead of all these senseless fat jokes. Talk about beating a dead horse. We all get it by now.

  22. jasonadel says: Apr 21, 2010 9:53 AM

    Why would u trade or release Faneca? The OL was a strong coheesive group last yr with a great run off. Why would u ruin that. Esp in a yr where there is no cap. Ellis I do not see as big loss. He is getting older and has never been a huge sack producer.

  23. Gunther69 says: Apr 21, 2010 9:59 AM

    REX is right. The media throws out names just hoping one or more stirs the pot. Just like McNabb wanting TO in Wash. Now it comes out it was BS. Some media type was played or made it up and it was picked up and repeated.

  24. nedirect says: Apr 21, 2010 10:04 AM

    rex is hilarious. he is going to be a star after hard knocks is all said and done. its refreshing to have guys like this in the league.

  25. JETSJetsJetsJets10 says: Apr 21, 2010 10:30 AM

    @bleekercreature – Amen. Jeez we finally have an entertaining, refreshing and real head coach in this league and all people can think of is fat jokes. It’s getting old – quick.

  26. se18a29 says: Apr 21, 2010 10:38 AM

    Rex knows the Jets will suck this year and wants excuses…

  27. r8rsfan says: Apr 21, 2010 11:25 AM

    Rex Ryan and Jamarcus Russell are spitting images of each other – seems like destiny that they wind up together. Send Russell and a case of twinkies to NY, nothing needed in return.

  28. TheRedBengal says: Apr 21, 2010 11:54 AM

    Jets really need to not get too cocky. I hope the fins sweep them again this year.

  29. Chizzle says: Apr 21, 2010 12:08 PM

    JETSJetsJetsJets10 says:
    April 21, 2010 10:30 AM
    @bleekercreature – Amen. Jeez we finally have an entertaining, refreshing and real head coach in this league and all people can think of is fat jokes. It’s getting old – quick.
    Well that’s because he’s umm…. FAT!

  30. Booker says: Apr 21, 2010 2:23 PM

    Who cares if Ryan is fat? What kind of physical shape do you have to be in to be the coach? You guys are haters becuase you are jealous.

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