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Jets plan to make an offer to Jon Asamoah


Teams can begin negotiating with free agents at noon today. By 12:01, Chiefs guard Jon Asamoah may be on the phone with the Jets.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets will make a play for Asamoah.

The Chiefs drafted Asamoah out of Illinois in the third round of the 2010 NFL draft, and he’s spent his whole NFL career in Kansas City. Last year he played in 14 games, starting nine. Asamoah is a good pass blocker who would give the Jets an upgrade over Willie Colon, who started all 16 games at right guard for the Jets last season. Colon is a free agent and is recovering from a torn biceps tendon suffered in Week 17, so it’s unknown whether he’ll be back.

Asamoah is No. 61 on our Free Agent Hot 100.

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18 Responses to “Jets plan to make an offer to Jon Asamoah”
  1. ryann252013 says: Mar 8, 2014 10:04 AM

    John Idzik is doing a very good job so far. The NY Jets are building a foundation with talent for depth and they will add on more depth in the draft. This is the exact blueprint the Seattle Seahawks followed and I have to give Woody credit where credit is due he comes under a lot of criticism but he knew something the entire league didn’t know when it came to hiring Idzik and Rex has to be thrilled.

  2. nehxas says: Mar 8, 2014 10:05 AM

    Go get ’em Idzik. You win games in the trenches.

    Re-sign Howard too and not only is the d-line is set for years to come but the o-line is set for 2-3 years as well.

  3. russellwilsonismymvp says: Mar 8, 2014 10:19 AM

    Idzik is good. Smart guy. I fully expect him to kick the tires on Golden Tate as well.

  4. ssac3408 says: Mar 8, 2014 10:21 AM

    As a Giants fan, I hope you do sign him so we don’t! Way too unimpressed to throw big money at someone so unproven.

  5. slick50ks says: Mar 8, 2014 10:21 AM

    From Chiefs fans everywhere: You can have this under achiever. Hope you over pay for him too.

  6. green41563 says: Mar 8, 2014 10:25 AM

    Eh, I’m a little worried about this. I won’t profess to know too much about Jon Asamoah, but I just read where he lost his starting job to Geoff Schwartz last year. Now maybe Schwartz is Randall McDaniel Jr, but that alone gets me a little worried about spending a lot of money on Asamoah.

  7. mrsryansfamoustoejam says: Mar 8, 2014 10:28 AM

    Rex just loves Asamoah’s agility and foot speed.

  8. upperdecker19 says: Mar 8, 2014 11:08 AM

    As an added perk, Joe Namath offered to kiss him if he signs with the Jets!!!

  9. tellemallrex says: Mar 8, 2014 11:18 AM

    Stick with Willie Colon he brought leadership and toughness to the O Line

  10. laxcoach37 says: Mar 8, 2014 11:24 AM

    He is a below average Guard and lost his job to Geoff Schwartz. However, to make the Jets Fans feel good… he is an upgrade over the “Turnstyle” formerly known as Willie Colon.

  11. ubepunkedagain says: Mar 8, 2014 11:54 AM

    First Jeff Cumbersome and now Jon Asamoah. This is like Christmas in March! No way the Jets don’t go to the Super Bowl this year.

  12. kev86 says: Mar 8, 2014 12:06 PM

    Some splash.

  13. uglydingo says: Mar 8, 2014 12:23 PM

    JETS had a tough couple of years but Tannenbaum’s mistakes are being progressively corrected. JETS are now flying high. Rex Ryan has a decent GM who doesn’t overpay. We’re talking Super Bowl.

  14. jredshoes says: Mar 8, 2014 12:38 PM

    One mans trash is another Jets treasure

  15. martybugs2 says: Mar 8, 2014 1:43 PM

    Remember the Super Bowl isn’t won in March idzik seems like he knows what he is doing give him a chance….

  16. surfinbird1 says: Mar 8, 2014 1:48 PM

    Idzik brought in Geno. Guess you gotta wait to see if that was a smart move.

  17. lrjets says: Mar 8, 2014 5:14 PM

    Gotta love these Jets haters.
    ANY statement of opinion or fact is met here with their thumbs down, or should I say with their orange-stained from Chitos thumbs?

  18. lrjets says: Mar 8, 2014 5:15 PM

    jredshoes says:
    Mar 8, 2014 12:38 PM
    One mans trash is another Jets treasure
    – a diehard Jaguars fan.

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