Report: Jets looking to add LB and move on from Darron Lee

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The Jets have been linked with a variety of players at a variety of positions as they head into free agency with a lot of cap room to use on the open market.

One of the ares they’re reportedly targeting early in the free agency process is linebacker. There have been multiple reports about their interest in Anthony Barr, Kwon Alexander and C.J. Mosley.

If and when they land one of their targets, their next move may be to part ways with Darron Lee. The 2016 first-round pick has started 27 games over the last two years, but Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the team is ready to move on without him if they can find an upgrade on the open market.

Lee was suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy last year and that voided the remaining guaranteed money in his rookie deal. He’s set to make just over $1.8 million during the 2019 season.

7 responses to “Report: Jets looking to add LB and move on from Darron Lee

  1. Lee was having a great year before the suspension (obviously, now we know part of the reason why), but I don’t think I’d part ways with him just yet. Maybe they can get something via trade.

  2. Lee was having his best season in 20118 but has never come close to first round status. Maccagnan has made some good free agent signings but has been very suspect in drafting players.

  3. The Jets GM is 14-34 in the last 3 years. He just hired an unpopular coach who went downhill quickly in Miami and was a pretty arrogant and poor playcaller too, now the Jets have the second most cap space in the NFL. What can go wrong here?

  4. Honestly Jets fans have been lying to themselves about Lee he’s an average linebacker that doesn’t fit the scheme…yes I’m a Jets fan.

  5. 1.8 million isn’t that much for a starting LB. Could probably trade him for a late round pick if they wanted to.

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