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Jets scheduled to host free agent wideout Chaz Schilens

Oakland's Schilens smiles on the bench during the Raider's overtime win against Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri Reuters

Free agent wide receiver Chaz Schilens has a connection with the Jets. Their new receivers coach, Sanjay Lal, was Schilens’ position coach for three years in Oakland.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Schilens is scheduled to visit the Jets. The 49ers have also shown some interest in the talented, but injury-prone receiver.

Schilens was a favorite of late Raiders owner Al Davis because he’s big and runs a good forty time.

But Schilens has transitioned that potential into just 72 receptions across four seasons. He has seven career touchdowns.

The Jets can offer an opportunity for significant playing time, however. They have a hole at the wideout position opposite Santonio Holmes. On talent alone, Schilens is capable of filling the void.

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16 Responses to “Jets scheduled to host free agent wideout Chaz Schilens”
  1. spellingcopfather says: Mar 14, 2012 3:49 PM

    He should have been release by The Raiders years ago, AL kept him around in hopes he would become a star, Cya (Glass Schilens)!!!

  2. 867-5309 says: Mar 14, 2012 3:49 PM

    Unfortunately Chaz had to cut the meeting short after 15 minutes with an injury.

  3. raydahhs75 says: Mar 14, 2012 3:52 PM

    I like Chaz, I really do. He has talent for sure. An injury history like his, however, and a bevy of young receivers needing playing time to develop, and it was time for him to go. I’m sure all of Raider Nation joins me in wishing him well.

  4. RaiderMight says: Mar 14, 2012 3:54 PM

    What could have been if he wasn’t injured all the time. God luck to him!

  5. lilcrazycat1 says: Mar 14, 2012 3:56 PM

    i wish he wudda stayed healthy in oakland, he does have potential to be a solid player but is very injury prone and a slow healer.. he will prob break his hand signing the contract

  6. duanethomas says: Mar 14, 2012 4:05 PM

    Second Tier guys. I thought everybody wanted to play for the “lil” Jets.

  7. cool10857 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:13 PM

    He’ll sign with the Jets, get injured in preseason and not make any significant contribution in the regular season. Rex, don’t sign him.

  8. jlb10 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:30 PM

    i too liked schilens and thought he would turn into something good. he has all the tools. height size speed and good hands. just CANNOT get and STAY healthy.

    @lilcrazycat1 good one!

  9. souldogdave says: Mar 14, 2012 5:31 PM

    He won’t last the season.

  10. joetoronto says: Mar 14, 2012 5:33 PM

    Chaz has crazy talent, I hope he stays healthy.

  11. JSpicoli says: Mar 14, 2012 5:50 PM

    The big truth of Chaz is injuries, not lack of WR talent, as the “author” so carelessly tries to smear Schilens with.

    Nozzle of the Dew

  12. gla55jaw says: Mar 14, 2012 5:57 PM

    WHO? This is the WR the Jets are looking at? Geez, sign Braylon Edwards already.

  13. sanchize6 says: Mar 14, 2012 7:28 PM

    duanethomas says:
    Mar 14, 2012 4:05 PM
    Second Tier guys. I thought everybody wanted to play for the “lil” Jets.
    ————————————–
    lol riiiiight.. has nothing to do with this little thing called the “Salary Cap” which is preventing the Jets from signing big ticket players, right? Some people just make me laugh. You are now one of them.

  14. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 14, 2012 7:53 PM

    There’s a reason he’s got the nickname “Glass”…
    Good luck..

  15. mullman7675 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:14 AM

    Schilens is a big, fast receiver with good hands. That being said, it will be a miracle if he makes it to Week 4.

  16. silvernblak says: Mar 15, 2012 5:05 PM

    He had his moments but it takes more then a moment to make it in what we call Raider Nation FOOTBALL….It takes Heart! Bottom line is, his only real injury prone report comes from a lack of heart despite his physical injuries. Hes nothing more then paper wight now, good luck while you be another teams full time player “ON IR” cuz you always be chilin Schilin!!!

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