The New York Jets recently released cornerback Antonio Cromartie to free up some cap space, so now they will be able to target some of the available free agents on the open market to boost their defensive backfield.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, one of the top free agent safeties, T.J. Ward, is drawing interest from the Jets.
Jets priority on defense is to their strengthen secondary: Browns safety T.J. Ward is also on their Persons of Interest list. #nyj
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 10, 2014
With so much focus on improving their secondary, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Jets would be gauging the market on Ward.
Of course, he is going to be a highly sought after free agent so he could end up being priced out of the Jets spending range.
Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com leading up to and throughout the NFL Free Agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors.