The Jets are "actively shopping" Sheldon Richardson around the league as Tuesday's 4p.m. trade deadline rapidly approaches, according to ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio.
An NFL source says a deal is "not likely, but not impossible," and that the Jets are mostly listening to pitches from interested teams.
(1:35p.m.) The Jets have called the Dallas Cowboys about trading for DE Sheldon Richardson, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas.
While the Cowboys are in need of an upgrade to their pass rush, Archer believes the cost of acquiring one is too large for Dallas.
Richardson is set to make $8.069 million next season as part of his fifth-year option, and has dealt with off-field issues in his career. The defensive end was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season due to failing the league's substance abuse policy related to marijuana, and the first game of this season for violating the league's personal-conduct policy due to a 2015 offseason arrest.
Richardson, the 2013 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and 2014 Pro Bowler, has 28 combined tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery through the first eight games of the 2016 season.
The Jets breathed a little more life into their season by squeaking by the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, which means they still have a few more games to care about before they focus on 2017.
But that doesn't mean they should ignore any offers they get for defensive end Sheldon Richardson before the NFL trading deadline on Tuesday. In fact, they should trade him - if the price is high and right. >>Read more...