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Jets showing interest in Jacoby Ford

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The second wave of free agency is apparently underway for wide receivers, with some of the lesser-regarded targets starting to move around.

And with a clear need for more help other than Eric Decker, it’s no surprise the Jets are still looking.

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets have shown interest in Raiders wideout Jacoby Ford.

Ford has familiarity with Jets receivers coach Sanjay Lal from Oakland, and has the kind of game-breaking speed the Jets could certainly use in the k

He hasn’t drawn much of a market so far, and the Raiders clearly have no interest in him after he was a healthy scratch the final two weeks of the season.

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23 Responses to “Jets showing interest in Jacoby Ford”
  1. thepftpoet says: Mar 17, 2014 11:31 AM


  2. Patskrieg dot com says: Mar 17, 2014 11:35 AM

    Ford was really good for a while. Somebody ought to kick the tires on him even if it’s the Jets.

  3. r8rsfan says: Mar 17, 2014 11:38 AM

    This guy is NOT a bust, he’d been banged up for as long as I can remember. When he’s healthy he brings good hands, speed and route running. And he can return kicks with the best of ’em. I question how he’s been used in Oakland more than his ability.
    And you won’t get any Diva antics either.

  4. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 17, 2014 11:39 AM

    Yep a 108th pick in the draft is consider a bust!!!

  5. cjas9298 says: Mar 17, 2014 11:41 AM

    He lost 2012 season to knee surgery, may be healthy now. He Had 4 KO returns for TD in first season and a half. Hardly a bust.

  6. whatnojets says: Mar 17, 2014 11:43 AM

    It’s not a Mercedes but I will take a “Ford”.

  7. JSpicoli says: Mar 17, 2014 11:45 AM

    Keep him Reggie. We have no kick returner, and Jacoby, other than injuries, has been a stud.

    Get him cheap, but get him.

  8. raiderapologist says: Mar 17, 2014 11:53 AM

    He was hot garbage on kick returns last season. His effort was obviously lacking.

  9. broncosnative says: Mar 17, 2014 11:55 AM

    If kerley was the jets #1 WR, no doubt decker will take over. The jets needs to continue adding talent around geno and let him progress, I hear allt these talks about Vick joining the team. They went 8-8 when everybody expected them to have less than 5 wins, geno deserves to remain starter and be the starter throughout the offseason. It’s hard for young QBs to develop when their bouncing from the 1st and 2nd unit in OTAs and training camp. In most cases, when a team has confident in their young QB, it begins boosting that young QBs confidence to improve and get better. Sometimes patience is a virtue and I think with geno, the jets should let him prove his worthy in year 2.

  10. broncosnative says: Mar 17, 2014 11:56 AM

    at being said, ford has the talent to be a great WR but he needs a coach who can help take his game to the next level

  11. mpoles says: Mar 17, 2014 12:05 PM

    Back when most defenses played vanilla 43 or 34 on almost every play, there was a space in the league for undersized burners who could get open on deep posts.

    Nowadays, with teams routinely playing five and six DB packages, deep threat wide receivers have to be able to outjump defenders, because they won’t be able to get open just with speed.

    Ford is too small for this. He’s been tried as a slot receiver, but that hasn’t worked. Like others have said, earlier in his career, he was a superb kick returner, but he’s taken a few too many big hits, and last season he looked a little gunshy. Shame, because I always liked him as a player.

    Remember that game he had against KC as a rookie? Wow.

  12. qdog112 says: Mar 17, 2014 12:10 PM

    Jacoby needs a new lease on life. If he’s retained any of his juice from the Clemson days (and is healthy) he will be a steal for an insightful GM.

    That means my Panthers are not even thinking about him.

  13. war27 says: Mar 17, 2014 12:19 PM

    This guy put the ball on the ground at all the wrong moments lately. Maybe it was from trying to hard but giving the ball to the other team is a sure way be leaving town.

    And while he may not be a diva his crybaby antics about losing Jason Campbell make him an issue.

    When he did play well he looked ready to break out. Now he just looks average at best.

  14. piratesofthecoliseum says: Mar 17, 2014 12:22 PM

    Am I the only one that actually watches these games! The last 2 seasons he has dropped very catchable passes, fumbled the ball and been horrible on kickoffs. Now I’m not saying he’s a bust but has clearly lost his confidence!! Let him go big reg we need wrs that can catch and help out our qb….whoever it is! GO RAIDERS!!

  15. natelan69 says: Mar 17, 2014 1:23 PM

    The Raiders went from being a very bad team… To being the WORST team, this offseason.

    It almost seemed impossible for them to get worse, but they proved me wrong many times over.

  16. williamwallacewouldhavebeenaraider says: Mar 17, 2014 1:33 PM

    Love the guy he showed flashes of brilliance. But just injury prone. I think he parties a lot from what I see on twitter so not sure about his preparation. Good luck Ford

  17. jetsfaninindy says: Mar 17, 2014 1:45 PM

    Pay him $875,000 and let him return kicks. Jets could use all the
    yards special teams can gain. Any other production would be a
    cherry on top.

  18. kaprajan says: Mar 17, 2014 2:16 PM

    Heard this guy has no work ethic from a raiders staff member. bust.

  19. rayguyreturns says: Mar 17, 2014 2:51 PM

    He makes McFadden look durable in comparison.

  20. wayneflores says: Mar 17, 2014 8:22 PM

    Johnnie going with him?

  21. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 17, 2014 8:39 PM

    Holy crap is that a Dallas defender making an interception? Where did you find this picture??

  22. aldavis4president says: Mar 18, 2014 8:04 AM

    Was a huge fan of jacoby!! But like some have said, dropped passes, fumbles, and bad KR/PR lately. Lost his edge the past season. If he can return to his old self jets have a huge steal!. Definitely not a bust though.

  23. oaksterdamraiders says: Mar 18, 2014 11:28 AM

    If Ford was 6 feet tall he’d be our number 1 wr, and he’s still better than D Moore unfortunately. I hope we can keep jacoby but either way we need Sammy Watkins and a vet that can teach Pryor some moves while we rebuild our paper mâché OLine

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