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.