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Old 06-09-2019, 11:51 AM   #1
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Adam Gase’s stint as Jets’ interim GM is over | What moves did he make while in charge?
Updated 8:39 AM; Today 8:39 AM

By Matt Stypulkoski | NJ Advance Media for

Adam Gase said he didn’t want control of the Jets’ roster – but he got that power for 24 days.

That’s how long it took the Jets to hire Joe Douglas as their new GM after firing Mike Maccagnan on May 15. Gase was handed interim general manager duties by acting owner Christopher Johnson during that period.

This isn’t exactly the most active time of year for NFL general managers, but Gase still took advantage of his power while he had it, making eight moves – some of them pretty impactful.

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Here’s a look back at all of Gase’s moves as interim GM over the past few weeks:

Signed RB Bilal Powell

The Jets agreed to terms with Powell on Friday, after hosting him for a workout. Powell sustained a season-ending neck injury last fall, but was recently cleared, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Claimed LB James Burgess off waivers

The Jets scooped Burgess up on May 28. He played under Gregg Williams with the Browns and had crossed paths with Gase as a practice squad player with the Dolphins, too. The team placed running back Jalin Moore on injured reserve in a corresponding move.

Waiving WR Xavier Ubosi

The Jets announced May 21 that they cut Ubosi in a corresponding move, making room for Deonte Thompson. He was with the team for about a week. The Jets originally picked him up when he was dropped by the Patriots.

Signing WR Deonte Thompson

Thompson split last season between the Cowboys and the Bills after getting cut midseason. The 30-year-old caught 17 total passes for 161 yards last season. He has 94 career catches since joining the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

Firing scout Bill Dekraker

Gase let go of Dekraker on May 21 and has privately told people that he wants to “streamline” the Jets’ scouting department, according to the New York Daily New.s

Waiving TE Jordan Leggett

This was a corresponding move to the Matt Darr signing and came later May 20. Leggett was a fifth-round pick in 2017, but missed his rookie season due to injury and provided very little last season, catching just 14 passes. He finished his tenure with the Jets with just one touchdown.

Signing free-agent P Matt Darr

Gase made this seemingly minor signing on May 20, adding competition for Lachlan Edwards. Darr played just five games for the Bills last season after spending 2017 without a team. But, he punted for Gase with the Dolphins in 2016, so there’s some familiarity there.

Trading LB Darron Lee to Chiefs

Gase wasted absolutely no time getting this move done, as he traded Lee just hours after Mike Maccagnan was fired and he became the interim GM. He dealt Lee – who became expendable after the Jets signed C.J. Mosley – to the Chiefs for a sixth-round draft pick in 2020.

I find it so very interesting that Gase screwed around with the scouting department that Douglas was supposed to put together LOL. What a friekin mess. Maybe it's just me but I don't see Gase around for very long.
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5 Eagles that new Jets GM Joe Douglas could target | Trade possibilities, potential camp casualties
Today 6:30 AM

Sam Darnold onJets hiring Joe Douglas as GM
By Matt Stypulkoski | NJ Advance Media for

There’s no doubt that the Jets’ roster is stronger now than it was at the beginning of this offseason.

But that doesn’t mean it’s strong enough.

Head coach Adam Gase admitted this past week that the roster remains thin at several positions and that he would like to make some moves to bolster the talent level and competition.

What does Jets’ Sam Darnold make of new GM Joe Douglas? ‘It definitely is reassuring’

On Saturday, Jets quarterback Sam Darnold reacted to the news that the team has hired Joe Douglas as its new general manager.

Enter new general manager Joe Douglas.

Douglas is now responsible for finding those potential upgrades. And if his track record as a front-office decision maker holds, there is a good chance he’ll try to bring in some familiar players to pad his roster.

That means the Jets could feasibly target some Eagles players soon enough.

Who could fit that bill? Here are five Eagles players who could become available – either via trade or if/when they hit free agency or the waiver wire after training camp – that would help the Jets fill a need:

CB Rasul Douglas

How Douglas could acquire him: Trade

Analysis: The Eagles are pretty well off at cornerback. The Jets are not. At this point, Rasul Douglas seems like the cornerback that Eagles general manager Howie Roseman would be most apt to part with. Joe Douglas was part of the Eagles’ front office when they drafted Rasul Douglas. So, presumably he likes his potential. If he still sees that potential and thinks he could blossom in a different situation, this move would make perfect sense. Darryl Roberts needs a push for that No. 2 starting job; bringing in a player with some starting experience would do that.

EDGE Daeshon Hall

How Douglas could acquire him: Post-training camp cut

Analysis: The Jets have been trying to solve their pass-rush woes for years now. Leonard Williams and Henry Anderson are pretty clearly their starters at defensive end right now, but the depth chart looks grim beyond those two. The Eagles signed Hall off the Texans’ practice squad last December. If he doesn’t make it through camp, perhaps the 22-year-old could make a depth addition for the Jets.

EDGE Joe Ostman

How Douglas could acquire him: Post-training camp cut

Analysis: Ostman was a practice-squad player after going undrafted in 2018. But Roseman has specifically shouted him out when discussing the Eagles’ current pass-rush situation, so the GM looks bullish on his development. That said, there’s no guarantee he’ll make a big enough jump to make the roster, given the Eagles’ crowded competition for spots on the edge. If he comes up short, maybe Douglas gives him a shot to keep developing while also serving in a depth role with the Jets.

WR Shelton Gibson

How Douglas could acquire him: Post-training camp cut

Analysis: The Jets’ top three wide receivers are set, with Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder. Beyond that, the field is a bit murky. If Douglas thinks the Jets need more pieces, Gibson could become one of them. He’s on the bubble with the Eagles, but has show steady progress throughout his career and is an absolute burner.

OT Jordan Mailata

How Douglas could acquire him: Trade

Analysis: Odds are that the Eagles won’t cut Mailata just one year after using a seventh-round pick on him. But drafting Andre Dillard means that Mailata is unlikely to make a huge impact any time soon – even though Mailata is thought of highly within the Eagles organization. If the Eagles feel they have enough depth at tackle, you could imagine him on the trade block for the right price. Flipping a seventh-rounder from last year for a 2020 mid-round pick could be a win for the Eagles. It could also be a win for Douglas, if he thinks Mailata would provide more stability on the Jets’ line and has a legitimate chance to develop into an impact player.

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