Jets get visit from free agent offensive tackle Duane Brown

Jets get visit from free agent offensive tackle Duane Brown

Free agent offensive sort out Duane Brown, a five-time Professional Bowler, visited the Jets on Saturday, a supply confirmed. 

Brown began each recreation for the Seahawks within the final two seasons, however he stays a free agent. The Jets are trying to find depth at sort out behind George Fant and Mekhi Becton. Brown visited the Jets and stayed for the Inexperienced and White Scrimmage at MetLife Stadium on Saturday night time. 

Brown, who will flip 37 on Aug. 30, made the Professional Bowl final yr as an harm substitute. He has began each recreation up to now two years and solely missed 4 video games over the previous 4 seasons. Brown was a first-round decide of the Texans in 2008, made 4 Professional Bowls throughout his decade in Houston and was first-team All-Professional in 2012. He was second-team All-Professional in 2018 with the Seahawks. 

The Jets had Reilly Reiff in for a go to in June, however he signed with the Bears. At the moment, Chuma Edoga and Conor McDermott are the backup tackles for the Jets. 

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Head coach Robert Saleh has loved reuniting with defensive sort out Solomon Thomas, who performed for him in San Francisco. 

“He’s the epitome of ‘All Gasoline,’ ” Saleh stated. “He’s superior. His work ethic, an instance — OTAs, now we have a bowling outing as a workforce, we come again and he goes proper to the gymnasium. He’s continually making an attempt to raised himself, making an attempt to raised these round him. He’s continually simply 100 miles an hour, every little thing he’s received, doesn’t depart something left within the tank. He’s an undersized man, however if you watch him play, he performs with a lot explosiveness and energy that he doesn’t get moved fairly often. Simply actually excited that he’s right here.” 

Third-year operating again La’Mical Perine is buried on the depth chart behind Michael Carter, Breece Corridor, Tevin Coleman and Ty Johnson. Saleh didn’t prefer it, nonetheless, when somebody known as him the forgotten man. 

“I don’t suppose he’s forgotten as a result of he’s additionally confirmed up,” Saleh stated. “He’s in actually good condition. He seems actually good. He’s come a great distance, too. He’s a bruiser. If I used to be going to speak to you about Perine, he’s a bruiser. He understands the playbook a hell of much more. He’s doing a greater job at safety which was a giant a part of it a yr in the past. When his pads are laying ahead and he’s transferring, he’s very onerous to carry down. That group is in a really, very, very aggressive state with regards that each one of them carry one thing to the desk.”

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