After two prior stints with the Jets, receiver Laveranues Coles could be returning for a third.
Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Coles will work out for the team on Friday, and that he could sign a contract to return more than a year after negotiating his release.
Coles walked away from $6 million in guaranteed money that the Jets owed him in 2009 for a crack at the open market. And Coles pocketed $9.7 million in one year with the Bengals.
In 16 games with 13 starts, Coles caught 43 passes for 514 yards, his lowest output since his rookie year.
Coles was drafted by the Jets in 2000. He jumped to the Redskins as a restricted free agent in 2003, and he returned via a trade that in part sent Santana Moss from New York to Washington.
In April, Cimini reported that the Jets have “all but eliminated” the possibility of bringing back Coles after trading for Santonio Holmes.
Coles would help fill the void on the depth chart during the first four games of the season, at which time Holmes will be serving a suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.