The New York Jets turned to a veteran free agent for offensive help.
According to NFL Network insider Jan Rapoport, Duane Brown will visit the Jets on Saturday.
Brown, 36, has spent the past four and a half seasons with Seattle and remains the best striker on the market. A first-round pick by the Texans in 2008, Brown won five Pro Bowls, including last season, and was on the All-Pro First Team in 2012. Brown started all 17 games for the Seahawks in 2021, but they replaced him with first-round tackle Charles Cross.
If he comes to New York, Brown will become the second high-profile veteran to sign with the Jets in the past two weeks, after Kwon Alexander joined Gang Green on July 29.
Brown was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in early July after allegedly carrying a hidden gun in his luggage.
New York is looking for a big-name addition to the offensive line in August, which signals its desire to build depth, but also questions the Jets’ confidence in their latest options – George Fant on the left tackle, Mekhi Beckton on the right tackle. Beckton was recently transferred to RT after returning from a list of physically unable to perform. The third-year striker struggled with injuries early in his career.
Protecting second-year signalman Zach Wilson is paramount in 2022, and the Jets will leave no stone unturned in their search for stability in the offensive line.
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