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Another Free Agent Rumor Suggests Aaron Rodgers Is Getting Everything He Wants and Some

Published 04/05/2023, 11:06 AM EDT

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The Jets are all but laying out a red carpet for Aaron Rodgers. According to reports, another veteran defensive tackle is reportedly visiting both the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns this week as a free agent. The player is renowned for his unshakable durability and exceptional value in his position, having plied his trade in some of the NFL’s most iconic stadiums over the course of his impressive 13-year career.

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With the Jets in dire need of reinforcements at the defensive tackle position, the addition of this player could be a game-changer. Fans should also be bustling with the prospect of being one step closer to getting star QB Aaron Rodgers on their side.

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Interestingly, this news comes after Aaron Rodgers gave the Jets a list of players he thinks they should sign, including Randall Cobb and Mercedes-Lewis. More on the wish list suggested wide receiver Alan Lazard and expressed his interest in WR Odell Beckham Jr as well. But who is this mystery powerhouse who could potentially join the ranks with the Jets?

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The Jets were also interested in other defensive tackles, such as Fletcher Cox and Calais Campbell, but they both went to other teams. Now, the Jets are possibly going after Al Woods to help fill the gap in their interior defensive line.


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Woods has played 14 games in 2019, 16 games in 2021, and 14 games in 2022 for the Seattle Seahawks, and he is a former captain of the team. With his 13 years of experience and skills, he could be a crucial recruit to any team’s defense.

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It is important for the Jets to find the right pieces to continue the success of their defensive line from last season. The addition of Al Woods would be a step in the right direction for the Jets. However, the timing may be a factor in where he ultimately signs, as he is reportedly meeting with the Cleveland Browns as well.


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“Former DT Al Woods is visiting the Browns and Jets this week, source said. One of the most durable and valuable DTs for the last several years.” – Ian Rapoport posted on Twitter.

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The thought of him lining up next to defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is enough to make any Jets fan excited about what could be a dominating front line. The NFL community is abuzz with the news of Al Woods’ free agency visits to the Jets and Browns, generating optimism among fans. Renowned for his resilience and ability to exceed expectations, he would be a beneficial acquisition for the Jets’ defensive line. The tension mounts as we await his decision, leaving fans and analysts alike eager to see where he will end up. Will he land in New York and along with Rodgers make the team a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming season? Or is it all too much to hope for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Mohammad Asif Ansari

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Mohammad Asif Ansari is an NFL Writer for EssentiallySports. He is a sports enthusiast with prior experience in content writing.

Edited By: Nidhi Rana