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Could it be possible that the Jets and Giants will be going after the same coveted linebacker in free agency?

 

Though it's likely that the Jets will be more aggressive in their pursuit of Ravens' linebacker Bart Scott, the Giants could show interest as well.

 

The Jets, having recently released David Bowens and Brad Kassell, might not re-sign free-agent-to-be Eric Barton, making them thin at linebacker. The team is seemingly positioning itself to make a strong run at Scott or veteran Ray Lewis.

 

The Giants, having stated that Mathias Kiwanuka will remain at defensive end, are in need of a playmaker at linebacker, too. They ended the season with Chase Blackburn starting at weakside linebacker, but he's probably more suited to a reserve role.

 

Bryan Kehl had a few bright moments as a rookie but he's no sure-thing as a replacement, and Gerris Wilkinson cannot stay healthy and on the field.

 

Scott could fill the Giants' void, but Scott's agent, Harold Lewis, said, "No, nothing at all," when asked about any Giants interest in Scott to date. Of course, that doesn't preclude the Giants from making a call early Friday morning, once the free agent signing period begins, if Scott is free.

 

The question is whether Scott will get to the open market Friday, because the Ravens would like to re-sign both him and Ray Lewis. Both players have indicated they want to remain in Baltimore.

 

"That's his No. 1 goal, to work out a deal with the Ravens," Lewis said.

 

Lewis did say that it would be "very attractive to play with his coach up there," referring to Jets coach Rex Ryan, who has been Scott's defensive coordinator his entire NFL career.

 

"He owes so much to the teaching Rex has done with him," Lewis said. "He's very grateful to that."

 

Though nothing is official, it is looking like the Jets are going to release right guard Brandon Moore.

 

Moore, a steady starter for the Jets, is due to receive a $7 million roster bonus in March. The Jets met with his representative at the NFL Scouting Combine last week and proposed a renegotiation figure that was not nearly enough to satisfy Moore.

 

 

http://www.nypost.com/seven/02242009/sport...cott_156701.htm

 

 

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Typical Post bullshit, "could the Giants". If you think about it, you can replace the Giants with just about any other team name and have the same credibility, which is none.

 

Tomorrow's headline "Could the Giants be going after Terrell Owens?".

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Typical Post bullshit, "could the Giants". If you think about it, you can replace the Giants with just about any other team name and have the same credibility, which is none.

 

Tomorrow's headline "Could the Giants be going after Terrell Owens?".

Exactly, haven't we learned the Giants even though being possible in the biggest market and having money galore never go out and sign big names, i am tired of it. Two years ago it was "Giants are going to get Lance Briggs he is being recruited by Pierce" get your Lance Briggs jersey now, this year its Anquan Boldin (whos not available and never was) Karlos Dansby (ditto) Braylon Edwards (ditto) now its Bart Scott?, i know the offseason is slow and everybody likes to dream, but when J.R sticks with Clark,Pierce and Kehl as our LB's don't get dissapointed and don't read these "rumors" the NY Post likes to create

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Typical Post bullshit, "could the Giants". If you think about it, you can replace the Giants with just about any other team name and have the same credibility, which is none.

 

Tomorrow's headline "Could the Giants be going after Terrell Owens?".

No it's more like, "Could the Giants be going after Albert Haynesworth?" :o

lol

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No it's more like, "Could the Giants be going after Albert Haynesworth?" :o

lol

The post is a yankee suck up paper so they think cause ny baseball teams spend money, the football teams are gonna do the same and btw how can the Jets afford Scott when last year they paid ALOT of money to Pace,Faneca,Jenkins etc, the Jets have sky high salaries also including Thomas Jones and Coles the Jets have a payroll similar to Dallas and Washington isn't there supposed to be a salary cap, so many teams are over the cap and still find loopholes and go out and sign more big names

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http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/rav..._for_lewis.html

 

It appears that linebacker Bart Scott and the Ravens are moving closer to possibly getting a deal done before the midnight deadline Friday for free agency. If the Ravens sign Scott, where does that leave Pro Bowl middle linebacker Ray Lewis?

 

That's interesting, because there is speculation that Scott could replace Lewis on the inside if the Ravens can't get a new deal done with Lewis. It would make sense because Scott is younger and runs better than Lewis. In the scheme a year ago, Scott was asked to do more than Lewis, like taking on lead blocks so Lewis could make tackles. Scott also covered tight ends and running backs in pass coverage a lot more the Lewis.

 

Lewis apparently irritated owner Steve Bisciotti recently with his comments at the Pro Bowl about possibly playing for the New York Jets or Dallas Cowboys. Bisciotti and Lewis are friends, and Bisciotti even fired head coach Brian Billick partially because Lewis failed to support Billick.

 

Bisciotti has had nothing but kind words about Lewis publicly with regard to negotiations, saying the team would outbid other teams and would not put the franchise tag on Lewis. But Bisciotti was disappointed that Lewis didn't show loyalty to the franchise at the Pro Bowl.

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