Five players Jets could make run at during NFL free agency period
The NFL free agency period starts Monday: Here are five players the Jets could make pursue:
Another former Patriot should interest the Jets. The 27-year-old does not have a lot of wear and tear, with just 329 career carries. Lewis is a receiving threat as well as a runner, and would join Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire in the backfield.
Mixon ran 178 times for 626 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie. The Bengals will likely be looking for more bang for the buck per carry with Mixon taking on the starring role in his second season.
Allen helped himself at the NFL Scouting Combine this past week, displaying a pleasant but serious personality and, as expected, a howitzer right arm. Rosen flawlessly handled his media availability and showed off his accurate passing skills. Darnold did not really help his cause, as he opted not to throw at the combine, preferring to wait for his USC Pro Day on March 21, a session the Giants are sure to attend.
In 2015, NFL teams agreed to pay about $1 billion to settle brain-injury claims by nearly 5,000 ex players in the suit – and an unknown number of Patriots are among more than 15,000 former players who have registered for potential benefits as part of the settlement, the report said.
Riddell was not part of the settlement and continues to challenge the lawsuit.
Using the team’s rosters, the Globe compiled a list of Patriots who alleged they suffered brain damage.
They include Hall of Famers Nick Buoniconti, Raymond Clayborn, Steve Grogan and Babe Parilli.
Eight players, including Junior Seau and Mosi Tatupu, were diagnosed after their deaths with CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repetitive brain trauma.
Randall Gay, the youngest Patriot to play int he 2005 Super Bowl, retired in 2011 at 29 after suffering multiple concussions.
The 35-year-old Gay has graduated from law school and is a practicing attorney with his wife Desha, in Louisiana, but he said he has bouts of depression and other symptoms he believes were caused by football injuries.