The New York Jets were finally able to sign quarterback Geno Smith to a four-year rookie deal, and the Jets have also been busy working out wide receivers to try and surround Smith or Mark Sanchez (though I think Smith ends up with the gig, especially since it’s more practical to see what they have in him). It’s no secret that the Jets have issues at the wide receiver position, as Santonio Holmes’s Grade 4 Lisfranc injury has been very slow to heal, and Stephen Hill continues to disappoint and drop passes.
After Adam Schefter reported that the Jets worked out Austin Collie, ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini reports that the Jets have worked out Laurent Robinson, who is also set to work out with the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions (I’ll have more on Robinson from a Pats perspective).
Robinson says that he no longer has concussion symptoms, and both he and Collie are talented wide receivers who have had their careers derailed by concussions, with Collie being one of the saddest recent examples of concussions hurting a talented player.
Billy Cundiff has had it rough as a kicker ever since missing that infamous field goal against the New England Patriots, and he has lost a few kicking jobs recently. Schefter reports that the Jets are working out Cundiff as competition for Nick Folk, but they would be better off signing one of the wide receivers they are also working out like Collie or Robinson.