Apparently, Jets coach Rex Ryan has stopped talking long enough to realize that his team has yet to find a capable replacement for receiver Laveranues Coles.
And so the Jets, per Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News, have had preliminary discussions with a few teams regarding a trade for a veteran wideout.
According to Cimini, the biggest name on the team’s radar is Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall. Though the Broncos have shown no willingness to trade Marshall, the relationship between player and team is tenuous, to say the least. That said, Marshall has way too many question marks hovering over his career, both on and off the field.
Cimini also floats the name of Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe as a possible target, but we can’t imagine Kansas City trading one of their only quality players — cough . . . Tony Gonzalez . . . cough.
As Cimini points out, Jets G.M. Mike Tannebaum has a reputation for making deals late in the preseason. Still, it’s difficult for a receiver to make an impact in a new offense without the benefit of participating in the offseason program and training camp.
But it nevertheless looks like something could be happening. And that’s good news for the Jets, because beyond Jerricho Cotchery the team doesn’t have many quality targets for rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez.