Free agent tailback Ronnie Brown is running out of gas at age 30, but he can still pass protect and catch passes at a respectable level. Multiple sources tell ESPNNewYork.com’s Rich Cimini that the Jets have interest in Brown.
Brown knows new Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano’s system from their time together in Miami, and would be a natural replacement for free agent LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson was the Jets’ third-down back last season, but isn’t expected back.
The Jets need a third-down specialist because starter Shonn Greene struggles mightily in the receiving game. In terms of playing time, New York would seem to be one of Brown’s best possible landing spots.