The New York Jets didn’t make any deadline trades Tuesday, but they have a mess to clean up: a potential rift between star safety Jamal Adams and first-year general manager Joe Douglas.
Adams attacked Douglas on Twitter late Tuesday, saying he told Douglas last week that he wanted to remain with the Jets but the GM “went behind my back and shopped me around to teams, even after I asked him to keep me here! Crazy business.”
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The Jets talked with multiple teams, namely the Dallas Cowboys, who offered a 2020 first-round pick for Adams, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported. After a few hours of intense speculation, Douglas opted to retain the Pro Bowl safety.
In a post-deadline news conference, Douglas confirmed that he fielded offers for Adams, but claimed he didn’t initiate any of the conversations.
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He said his policy is to listen to all offers, and that no player, except for a franchise quarterback, is untouchable.
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