If at first you trade for a fat guy with bad knees, try, try again.
Undeterred by a previous attempt to find a right tackle when the Jeff Otah deal fell through, the Jets are apparently trying to trade for another one.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets “have reached out to other teams” to try to acquire a replacement for Wayne Hunter.
Hunter was benched yesterday, and they’ll start Austin Howard in that spot Sunday against the Panthers.
But with cuts coming, they’ll be combing through the waiver wire for upgrades.
“We’re always looking for things,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “If we can improve this team, then certainly we’re not going to shut ourselves out of that possibility.
“Right now, I’m thinking that we’re going to be OK. I don’t know exactly what’s out there. We don’t know who’s going to be cut from other teams. . . . I don’t believe you’re going to find somebody right now that can be a starting right tackle ahead of who we have.”
Maybe at this point, the best bet is to get owner Woody Johnson on Twitter so he can hustle something up.